Thursday, 9 January 2014

Day Three : Juices, Smoothies and Soups

Yeah! Day three done and dusted, and we're still feeling great. Keeping it simple today, so here are the recipes :

Hot water and lemon to start the day, kick start your metabolism .

Breakfast : Chocolate - Coconut Smoothie

Makes enough for two (not sure whether I've said this on previous blog posts, the juices make enough for two as well, the soups make enough for four bowls, generally.

Ingredients :
2 scoops of Sun  Warrior Chocolate Protein Powder
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 small bananas 
Handful of spinach
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
Pumpkin seeds

Method :
Whizz up in the Viatmix, and devour it, it's gorgeous! And it will fill you up for hours.
No photograph guys - sorry!! I'll make it again and add one in at a later date. It looked good though! 

Mid morning Juice : Up The Apples And Pears

Ingredients :
Chunk of cucumber
1 large pear, or 2 small
2 small apples
Handful of spinach
Chunk of pineapple
Chunk of lime
Chunk of ginger

Method : juice the lot! And enjoy. I love this one, pears are one of my favourite fruits and I could really taste it. They're great because they're full of fibre, and help balance the blood sugar. 

Looks awesome doesn't it? I think it would work sooo well in the summer, with ice cubes added. 

Lunch today was Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup, recipe as of Day 1. This is one of my faves, really tasty, really warming.

Mid afternoon juice : Berry Burst. Wow! This is off the scale gorgeous! I love berries, any berries, and this is so berry rich, I likened it to a good red wine, but John didn't agree! 

Ingredients :

1 pear
Handful of spinach
Large handful of mixed frozen berries (I used predominantly blackberries and blueberries hence the dark colour) 
Handful of cabbage leaves - Kale great
Chunk of cucumber
1 tbsp Maca powder

Method - juice the lot and then add the Maca powder. Enjoy!

Dinner : Carrot, onion and ginger soup

Ingredients :

1 can beans/ pulses of your choice
600g carrots approx
2 pints chicken or vegetable stock
Sea salt and pepper to season
2 red onions 
3 cloves garlic
Chunk of root ginger
Fresh coriander to garnish
Coconut oil

Method :
Gently fry the opinions and garlic in the coconut oil
Add the stock and the chopped carrots and ginger (cut into small pieces) and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the carrots have softened. Add the pulses/beans and the salt and pepper and whizz up until smooth. Garnish with the coriander, and enjoy really warm. 

Wow that's day three done already, this week is flying by. Looking forward to tomorrow to continue eating good clean juices, smoothies  and soups.

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