Recipes
Smoothies

In summer I love the quick and easy nutrient powerhouse of a good smoothie! When I know I have a busy morning and the thought of having to make something for breakfast makes me roll my eyes, a smoothie is my go to! They can be made with or without a good quality protein powder and it is easy to pack nutrients in and take for breakfast or lunch on the go!

 Vanilla Mango Smoothie

  • 2 tablespoons of organic LSA powder (available all supermarkets)

  • 1/2 cheek mango

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 3/4 cup of milk of choice (I use coconut water but soy, almond milk, rice milk, whatever)

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

  • 1 tbslp nut butter

LSA powder is high in essential fatty acids, vitamins A, D, E and B, protein and clalcium, zinc and magnesium. You can swap the LSA mix out for a Protein powder of your choice (see note below). Nut butters also add a lovely tast and are also high in protein and vitamins and mineral. These ingredients will help you stay full longer and curb sugar cravings.

 

Method

Mix in blender on high for 30-40 seconds. The more ice you add, the thicker the consistency

Serves 1

Chocolate, Berry and Greens Smoothie Bowl

  • 2 tblsp Chocolate protein powder OR 2 Tblsp Vanilla Potein powder OR 2 Tblsp LSA powder both with 1 heaped tsp of raw cacao

  • 1/4 frozen/fresh banana

  • 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries

  • 1 handful baby spinach

  • one inch chunk of cucumber

  • 1 dessert spoon each of hemp seeds and desicated coconut

  • fresh berries to serve

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (see above)

Method

Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse. The amounts can vary depending on how thick you want the smoothie bowl. I add less to start with so I can get the right consistency and then add more liquid if needed. A smoothie bowl is a great way of getting a really good nutrient hit first thing in the morning and it tastes really good as well. Never add too much banana or you will spike your sugar levels. This will keep you filled up until lunch time or is a great altenative to lunch.

Serves 1

*I use The Healthy Chef Organic Pea Protein Powders in all my smoothies. They have no nasties, are low in carbs and taste great. Check out The Healthy Chef website for recipe ideas.

I stock the protein powders in clinic if you ever want to purchase some!

 
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