Heart-healthy Beetroot Smoothie Recipe

As some of you already know I am one of the proud Team members of SuperWellness Nutrition, and what we do is something truly amazing and transformationaBeetrootl. More info here.

All of us are Registered Nutritional Therapists and have been working in a corporate environment previously. Our stories are very different, but they all led us to our biggest passion: healing with food and lifestyle changes.

We are working really hard to deliver Nutrition Centred Talks, Seminars and Challenges to employees as part of their corporate wellness. Our approach is unique, as we focus on the most of the times neglected – but almost the most important thing – healthy nutrition. This is our way to give back to the companies as well as employees. We empower them with very practical, and easily implemented advice to change their health and wellness, and consequently their productivity, vitality and drive as well.

We have some amazing talks and topics already (including Brain Health, Digestive Health, Stress etc) and we just launched our latest talk on Heart Health.

This is something very close to my own heart as well (pun intended LOL) – and therefore I’m sharing one of my favourite heart health recipes with you:

Beetroot smoothie

Ingredients:Beetrootsmoothie1

1 medium beetroot
1 handful of walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vegan protein powder (pea, hemp, rice)
100-150ml of organic almond/coconut milk

Optional:
2 handful of organic spinach leaves
1 scoop of chocolate flavour superfood powder
Toppings can be:
pistachios, shredded coconut, beepollen, blueberries, etc

Method:
Place all ingredients in your blender, blend for a minute or two and enjoy with your favourite toppings

In my next blog post I will share the amazing benefits of beetroot and walnuts.
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Healthy Gluten-free Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day 2016! It’s my great pleasure to share this super easy and super yummy recipe with you all.

PancakesIngredients:

  • 4 organic ripe bananas
  • 4 organic free range eggs
  • 80gr of brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp organic raw coconut oil

Method:

  1. (Invite friends around)
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork and add the eggs, cinnamon and coconut oil. (make sure the coconut oil is liquid so if you need to, warm it up a little bit)
  3. Mix them in a food processor or use a hand mixer.
  4. Add the rice flour and mix again thoroughly, then leave it to rest for for 10 minutes
  5. After the 10 minutes, blend the mixture throughly again and your pancakes are ready to be fried.
  6. Use your pancake pan to fry them, fry both sides for a few minutes. This mixture is so amazing, you won’t need any extra oil – it just won’t stick and will be super easy to flip as well.
  7. Enjoy your pancakes with organic berries, and any other topping you like – and make sure you share it with your friends. 😉

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Breakfast for Champions – 10/10

The last Champion breakkie is here! And this is a morning time saver. Because you’ll have to make it in the evening, leave it in the fridge, then only add your toppings in the morning and either enjoy it straight away – or take it with you to work, to the gym, park, wherever you’re going.

I love chia seeds as they are not only high in omega 3 essential fatty acids, but also great sources of protein. So perfect for blood sugar balancing, easy to make and you can dress them with literally anything – they will be great. My sweet tricks are my usual berries, organic ground cinnamon and vanilla powder. At the moment those two are added to all my breakfasts, my coffees and matcha lattes as well 😉

OvernightCHiaBowlBreakfast for champions 10.

Overnight chia bowl 

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 150ml of organic unsweetened almond/hazelnut/coconut milk
  • Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • handful of almonds/walnuts to dress
  • blueberries to dress
  • cinnamon and vanilla powder to dress

Method:

Add the chia seed and almond milk in your favourite bowl and mix well, until all the little seeds are covered with the milk and it starts to become a little bit jelly like. You can even add a little bit of cinnamon then and cover the bowl and leave in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, add your favourite nuts/seeds/paleo granola/ and berries and enjoy!

It’s that simple. If you forgot to leave it in the fridge but still fancy this for breakfast, stir in the chia seeds well, and leave it while you take a shower. It does get to the right consistency and soaks up all the almond milk in about 15 minutes.

Enjoy – all the 10 recipes!

Happy blending, stirring, cooking! And have a magical weekend!

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 9/10

Let’s start Thursday morning with a healthy kick – another green smoothie for you all. This one is perfect especially if you’re having it after your exercise, in which case I would also recommend you to add a scoop of vegetarian protein powder to it (Pulsin, Sun Warrior, Purple Balance – just to mention a few options).

Keep warm and enjoy the blending 😀ChiaBananaSpinachWalnut

Breakfast for champions 9.

Banana-walnut-spinach-smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 small or half a big organic banana
  • 3 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 150ml of organic unsweetened almond/coconut milk
  • 2 big handfuls of organic baby spinach leaves
  • handful of walnuts
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
  • blueberries and cinnamon to dress

Method:

Blend the almond milk and spinach first – then add all other ingredients and blend again until smooth. Dress with blueberries (or any of your favourite berries) and sprinkle over some cinnamon.

Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 8/10

Hope your week is going well – and that you’re enjoying the healthy smoothies and the ‘not so boring’ porridge recipes 😉

Today I’m sharing with you my longing to summer and the strawberry season. You don’t have to spend a fortune on organic fruit though, you can buy them frozen for much cheaper and possibly packed with more vitamins as well as they don’t necessarily have to travel the world to get on your plate. Try online or I know that Planet Organic, As Nature Intended or Whole Foods definitely store them.

Breakfast for champions 8.

Berry Chia Pudding

Ingredients:BerryChiaPud

  • 150ml of unsweetened organic almond milk
  • handful of organic mixed berries (or frozen berries – leave them in the fridge overnight so they won’t be that cold first thing in the morning)
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • optional any booster: maca powder, raw cacao powder
  • handful of walnuts
  • organic toasted coconut flakes
  • organic raspberries (or any other berries to dress)

Method

Put all ingredients (except the coconut flakes and extra raspberries) and blend until smooth. Dress and enjoy! Have an amazing day! Hopefully the sun will shine on you today, but even if it isn’t, this bowl of healthy goodness will defo make you shine brighter 😉

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 7/10

Getting ready for your Tuesday morning? Would you like to boost your immune system with some green goodness again?

This is the smoothest smoothie you can imagine and the secret ingredient is avocado. Don’t get discouraged, give it a go, it’s going to be amazing! 😉

Breakfast for Champions 7.

Avocado banana spinach protein bowlAvocado-Spinach-Protein_Bowl

Ingredients:

  • half an avocado
  • half a banana
  • big handful of spinach
  • 1 scoop of vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder
  • 150ml of unsweetened almond/coconut milk
  • handful of pistachios
  • blueberries
  • beepollen

Method:

Add the almond milk and spinach in the blender/Nutri bullet and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend again. Pour your smoothie in your favourite bowl – and dress with blueberries, pistachios and bee pollen for some extra boost and protein source.

Enjoy x

Edi

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Breakfast for Champions – 6/10

Is it Sunday evening already? Are you planning to start the week with some healthy choices?

Here’s my 6th champion breakfast to help you with just that 😉

Breakfast for champions 6.

Four Grain (Gluten-free) Porridge with Grated Apples 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of raw organic coconut oil4grainPorridgewithApples
  • 40-50g four grain porridge mix (I chose Amisa gluten-free)
  • 100 ml organic unsweetened almond/coconut/hazelnut milk
  • 50ml water
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • coconut yoghurt to dress
  • bluberries
  • walnuts

Method:

Cook the four grain mix in some coconut oil for the first few minutes, then add the apples and the nut milk. Cook for a few more minutes and then add the grated apples. Add the water if the porridge soaked up all the nut milk. Cook for a few minutes, until both the grains and apple feel cooked.

When done, serve in a bowl and dress with coconut yoghurt, walnuts (or any nuts) and blueberries. You can add extra cinnamon if you need more sweetness. Enjoy x

Edi

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Breakfast for Champions – 5/10

Something for the weekend?

You’ve done it. You’re amazing. It’s the weekend now and hope you can enjoy some well deserved rest. Maybe you’re planning a sleep in tomorrow and then a yummy breakfast/brunch, maybe you’re wondering how to surprise your loved one or kiddies with a treat. Well here’s the answer, a very easy and healthy pancake recipe. Have a great weekend! Join me for the remaining 5 recipes next week!

Breakfast for champions 5.

Blueberry banana pancakes

Ingredients:Blueberry&BananaPancakes

  • 1 cup of teff flakes (or gluten free oat flakes)
  • 1 cup of almonds (i used a mixture of almonds, walnuts and hazel nuts)
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp of raw honey/dark agave nectar for vegan option
  • 2 tsp of ground organic cinnamon

Method:

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Mix oats and nuts first in food processor, once fine, add all other ingredients and mix till smooth.

Pour into mixing bowl and add a cup of blueberries.

Add tsp of coconut oil to a heated pan and fry both sides for a minute or two. Enjoy x

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 4/10

As the temperature is dropping here in London, am sure you’ll also enjoy a soul warming and taste bud pleasing new recipe to prepare for the last work day of the week.

Teff has been my latest obsession lately, I just can’t get bored of the yummy nutty flavour, so easy to cook it, and it’s also gluten free. Hope you’ll enjoy it too, happy experimenting!

Breakfast for champions 4.

Teff porridge with apple and blueberry sauce

Ingredients:TeffPorridge

  • 1 tsp of organic raw coconut oil
  • 40-50g teff flakes (you can get them in any health food store or order online)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100ml organic unsweetened almond/hazelnut/coconut milk
  • 50 ml water
  • 2-3 tbsp organic apple and blueberry puree
  • almond flakes to dress
  • optional – coconut yoghurt to dress
  • optional – bee pollen to dress

 

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the teff flakes for a few minutes – add the cinnamon and stir for another minute. Once all mixed, add the almond milk and cook it on a lower temperature for a few minutes, then add the apple and blueberry puree and mix well. If it needs to be more liquid, add the water and cook all the ingredients for a few more minutes.

Serve it in a bowl, add flaked almonds and if you like coconut yoghurt and/or bee pollen to dress.

Enjoy and let me know if you also enjoyed the flavour.

Leave your comment in the box below.

Love x

Edi

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Breakfast for Champions – 3/10

Welcome to the 3rd blog post of my breakkie super stars. Hope you enjoyed the last two posts and you’re ready to try my next recipe.

Breakfast for champions 3.

Mango-Chia-CashewSmoothieMango-Cashew-Chia Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • half a ripe mango/person (try the Indian ones, they are just amazing)
  • handful of cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 150ml almond/coconut milk (I still use Rude Health if you wondered)
  • cinnamon to dress
  • organic blueberries/raspberries to dress

Method: (easiest ever)

Put all ingredients (starting with the mangoes, than almond milk) in your blender and blend until smooth. Once done, serve in your favourite bowl and dress with blueberries and cinnamon. If you need some extra energy and protein and the crunch you can sprinkle a little more cashew nuts on top as well.

Enjoy! x

Edi

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Comments, questions welcome below 🙂