Super Green Morning Smoothie

This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.

This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.Every single ingredient brings something to the table:

Water – essential for good hydration; promotes weight loss and helps to flush out the toxins from our body.

Spinach – not only is it high in proteins and fibre but it is also loaded with microelements and vitamins like A, B6, C, E and K just to name a few.

Kiwi – with its low GI, high fibre content and alkaline properties kiwi is a perfect morning fruit, which adds tonnes of vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants into the mixture.

Matcha – super high in antioxidants helps to increase our energy levels, endurance and concentration but at the same time, promotes calmness and relaxation.

Wheatgrass – it contains chlorophyll, which is a natural liver cleanser and detoxifier; additionally it contains all minerals known to man, as well as many other vitamins.

Chia seeds – low calories, high in fibre and proteins, just what you need in the morning.

Protein powder – well this one is optional but if like me, you are struggling with food in the morning, I would highly suggest adding some into your smoothie to boost your protein intake, which will help with metabolism and keep you fuller for longer.

So let’s mix!

This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.Ingredients:

  • 250ml filtered water*
  • 1 large organic kiwi; peeled and halved
  • 1 scoop of diet whey protein powder**
  • 1 large handful of fresh organic spinach***
  • 1tsp organic chia seeds
  • 1/2tsp organic matcha
  • 1/2tsp organic wheatgrass

*as its winter time I don’t like my smoothie too cold in the morning so I don’t use chilled water, but come the warmer weather, you can use chilled water or reduce the amount of water and add a good handful of ice cubes on top

**I like strawberry flavour from PhD

***frozen would work great too

Method:

Well, you will need a blender, a high power one would be ideal.

Simply pop all the ingredients into the blender bowl, starting with water, pop the lid on and blend.

I start with variable 1, turn it to 10 and then swap too high for around 10 seconds or so. In this time frame, my Vitamix will have blended everything nicely, including the chia seeds and kiwi pips.

This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.Serve and enjoy!

This super green, high protein morning smoothie is packed with goodness, which will allow you to really kick start your day.

Sugar Free Super Green Pancakes & Cocoa Sauce

These sugar & gluten free pancakes with a delicious cocoa sauce make for a wonderful guilt free treat. Packed with goodness from coconuts, super greens and ice cream whey powder they will appeal to both adults and children, I am sure of it!

These sugar & gluten free pancakes with a delicious cocoa sauce make for a wonderful guilt free treat. Packed with goodness from coconuts, super greens and ice cream whey powder they will appeal to both adults and children, I am sure of it! Ingredients:

For the pancakes:

  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 6tbsp coconut flour (heaped)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3tbsp coconut flower nectar
  • 2tbsp extra virgin organic coconut oil
  • 2tbsp vanilla ice cream whey powder
  • 2tsp matcha
  • 2tsp super greens powder
  • 1.5tsp baking powder

For the cocoa sauce:

  • 3tbsp extra virgin organic coconut oil
  • 4tbsp coconut flower nectar
  • 1tbsp cocoa powder

Method:

First thing first… let’s make the sauce as it will need a little time to cool down and thicken.

In a small bowl place the coconut oil and coconut flower nectar.

Pop into microwave and heat up in 10 seconds bursts… after each 10 second session remove from the microwave and give it a good stir. After three heating up session your coconut oil should be all nicely melted out but not cooked.

Add to a second bowl with your sifted cocoa powder and stir/whisk well until fully combined. At this moment your sauce will be quite runny but give it time and after 15-20 minutes, once you are done with making the pancakes, it will be just the right thickness 🙂

Turn on your grill to medium high setting, why I hear you ask… I’ll explain later….

Now, let’s prepare the pancakes themselves.

In a small bowl place the coconut oil and melt it slowly just as we did for the sauce.

In a large bowl place the coconut milk, eggs, coconut flower nectar and melted coconut oil. Stir well with a hand whisk until well combined.

Add the coconut flour, matcha, super greens, whey powder and again mix well.

Finally add the baking powder and make sure it is incorporated evenly.

Preheat a non-stick frying pan whilst your batter rests for a minute.

Fry your pancakes, one by one, but take note the mixture doesn’t behave like your standard pancake batter. It’s not so easy to work with as the pancakes do not want to flip effortlessly, so you will have to turn them with a fish-slice. However having made them many times now, as they are a personal favourite I have found the easiest way to cook them is as follows.

Remember that grill you had heating, we need it.

Heat up the pan till hot, pour a spoonful of mixture into the centre of the pan and the swirl the pan to spread the mixture out to an even thickness. Now hold under the grill for 20 seconds or until the top is set and looks dry, but not brown or cooked just dry. Then cook as you would a normal pancake and they should be fine.

Serve with earlier prepared cocoa sauce and enjoy!

These sugar & gluten free pancakes with a delicious cocoa sauce make for a wonderful guilt free treat. Packed with goodness from coconuts, super greens and ice cream whey powder they will appeal to both adults and children, I am sure of it!

12 Delicious Matcha Recipes

12 Delicious Matcha RecipesHave you ever even heard about matcha?

Matcha green tea powder is an amazing source of antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins like vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium; it boosts metabolism, burns calories, calms the mind and relaxes the body… it is truly a source of wonders!

Lately, during my journey towards the new me, I stumbled into the unusual world of matcha. Thanks to Kiss Me Organics I became the proud owner of some Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder of a culinary grade and… surprise surprise… hardly any idea what to do with it next.

Luckily my purchase came with a recipe book, handy hey?

My e-book contained over 50+ recipes for drinks and cocktails, smoothies, breakfast dishes, sweets, breads, pizza, soups, even poultry and seafood. It was becoming apparent to me that this matcha was proving to be both useful and versatile but I was hungry for more… I wanted to know what else I could create with matcha…

I’ve searched the wondrous internet for more inspiration on how to use it. I came across some wonderful recipes which will keep me going all day long.

As it ended up matcha is indeed very versatile and it would seem it can be used in or with almost anything. Currently I am perfecting my breakfast matcha pancake recipe, which I want to make gluten free… it isn’t ready for publishing or even viewing as yet but hopefully it will be very soon… in the meantime I’ve decided to create a recipe round up… just in case you have or are going to discover matcha and end up stuck for some matcha inspiration too.

White Chocolate Matcha LatteWhite Chocolate Matcha Latte
White Hot MatchocolateWhite Hot MatchocolateMatcha Green Tea LatteMatcha Green Tea LatteMatcha Smoothie with pineapple, kale and coconutMatcha Green Tea and Pineapple SmoothieBurmese Steamed Coconut Buns with MatchaBurmese Steamed Coconut Buns with MatchaHomemade Lemon-Matcha Pasta with PistachiosHomemade Lemon-Matcha Pasta with Pistachios
Dippy Egg with Matcha Toast SoldiersDippy Egg with Matcha Toast Soldiers
Green Tea Soup NoodlesGreen Tea Soup Noodles
Lemon Matcha MintsLemon Matcha Mints
Matcha Shortbread CookiesMatcha Shortbread Cookies
Strawberry Oat Matcha MuffinsStrawberry Oat Matcha Muffins
Matcha Macarons with Red Bean FillingMatcha Macarons with Red Bean Filling

Have you discover the wonderfulness of matcha yet?

Have you ever tried to cook with it?

If so, what is your favourite matcha recipe?