Raspberry De-Stress Smoothie recipe

Raspberry De-Stress Smoothie recipe

  Muscle tension? Headaches? Stress? Try this simple smoothie recipe to up your magnesium intake and provide your muscles the magnesium they need to relax and recover.   About magnesium supplements First of all, a disclaimer: the best source of magnesium is fresh food. Good paleo-friendly sources of magnesium are for example: broccoli, nuts, oysters, scallops, pumpkin & squash seeds and spinach. However, as someone who is prone to tension headaches and migraines, I find that despite eating a lot of the above, I still require additional magnesium at times. Magnesium in powder form is a better option than tablets/capsules, as it tends to absorb better. I prefer using Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium Powder, as it’s dairy, wheat, gluten, lactose, yeast and salt free. Also, it has a lovely raspberry taste – a lot of the powders I’ve tried have a strong piercing citrus taste that’s not very pleasant and all but impossible to hide.   Ingredients: 1 serving 1 cup frozen organic raspberries 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 cup water 1 scoop magnesium powder (30g protein supplement powder, if consumed post-workout) Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve immediately....
Recipe for Peach Protein Smoothie

Recipe for Peach Protein Smoothie

  Another take on the morning protein smoothie, just in time for this stone fruit season!   Ingredients: Makes for 2 serves. 1 peach, washed, stone removed and quartered 1 frozen banana 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 cup water 30g protein (15g per serve)* 1 tray of ice Blend all ingredients until smooth and start your day with a refreshing smoothie!    Tip: If making this smoothie right after a workout, double the amount of protein powder to 60g (30g per serve). * I recommend using plain pure whey protein powder, with no nasties added to it. they’re a tad tricky to find, but they’re out...
Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe

Chocolate Almond Milk Recipe

Here’s a (grownup) chocolaty twist on almond milk – not too sweet, delightfully nutty and utterly refreshing!   Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup almonds 1l water 2 tbsp raw organic cacao powder 2 dates, pitted 1 tsp natural vanilla extract   Instructions: Remove pits from dates and throw all ingredients into the blender. Blend on full blast for a couple of minutes, until all the almonds have blended in entirely. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh, cheesecloth or sieve to remove any remaining pieces of almond & enjoy! Store in fridge and it should keep for 4 days. Also, this chocolate version tends to separate a bit in the fridge (which the plain almond version didn’t do at all), so you might want to store it in a container/bottle that is easy to shake before pouring.   Tip: if you want to make a refreshing cool drink for immediate consumption, add 1/2 of the water in as ice.    ...
Homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk

  Quick an easy recipe to make your own delicious homemade almond milk. Pour it on your fruit salad, add cacao powder or drink as such – this refreshing drink will surely be one of our favourites this summer!   Ingredients: 250g almonds 1l water 2 pitted dates 1 tsp vanilla extract   Instructions: Place ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until creamy (about 30 seconds to one minute). Strain through a muslin or fine sieve and store the milk in the fridge. It will keep for about four days.   Teresa Cutter‘s recipe, originally found in this SMH article....
Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

Refreshing morning Protein Smoothie recipe

  A refreshing fruit smoothie with added protein is a great way to start a day when you don’t have time to cook a proper breakfast. Not only is this smoothie terribly yummy, it’s got enough protein to keep you going until lunch and is very quick and easy to prepare.   Recipe: Ingredients: 1/8 pineapple 1 passion fruit 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk 1 dose of protein powder ice magnesium powder zinc powder   Instructions: Peel and chop pineapple into medium-sized chunks. Half passion fruit and coop into the blender. Add in coconut milk and blend. While blending, add supplements (in this case at least protein powder) and then add ice until desired consistency. Pour into a glass and enjoy!     Optional supplements: Protein powder It is important to begin your day with a substantial dose of protein. The best way to do this is to eat a healthy serving of last night’s roast meat, but managing to be that organised every day can be challenging. Also, some mornings there is simply not enough time to prepare a proper breakfast. On those mornings protein powders are an excellent back up, even though they are processed and therefore not strictly paleo. It is important to select a great quality protein powder that doesn’t contain unnecessary additives, sugars, colourants and other empty fillers. Also, many protein powders can cause a range of digestive problems, such as bloating, constipation and discomfort. Try to find a natural product that does not irritate your gut.   Magnesium Magnesium powder is a great addition to a morning smoothie, especially if you are prone to muscle...