Thursday, 6 December 2012

Day 2 of 7 of our Get Healthier Campaign

 Good morning and welcome to day 2. 

Togo's blending as we speak and mixing up one of his famous smoothies. His favourite meal of the day is breakfast so I usually leave him to it.  I won't lie and say there have not been a few disasters, a tad too much spirulina first thing in the morning is never my favourite thing but when he gets it right, which is most of the time- its delicious and a fantastic way to start the day with loads of extra superfoods tripling our intake of nutrient goodness!

Today's recipe I am told is a little easy on the taste buds. Thank goodness as we did not want to scare you off first time around, but still packed with loads of extra kick. A smoothie is not a smoothie in this house unless its capped with a couple spoons of extra nuts, seeds and superfoods. If you remember from our soup yesterday- we focus on always trying to add more ingredients to basic foods to really increase its nutritional value. Sprinkling extras on top is a quick and simple way to do this and the good thing is- nuts and seeds are great for this as they go with a lot of things including salads, soups and stirfrys. Go on try it today and let us know in the comments below what you added your supersizing extras to.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie
(Serves 2)

To start you will need:  

  • 1 small bowl mixed frozen fruit- we used pineapple, mango and kiwifruit
  • 150 ml coconut water
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 2 Tblspoons organic wheat grass powder ( you may want to start with only 1 spoon and progress to two ;)
For the topping:
  • 1 Tblspoon organic flax
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Handful of raw mixed nuts ( brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashew)

  1. Place the coconut water, ice and frozen fruit in blender. Blend until smooth. If your blender is not that strong it may help to do small amounts at a time.
  2. Add the wheat grass and blend again til mixed through
  3. Pour into a glass and top with all the remaining ingredients.
  4. Serve immediately.

Why you should eat it:

Wheat grass powder: Just one teaspoon of wheat grass powder, roughly 3.5 grams, is nutritionally equal to an entire spinach salad weighing around 50 grams so a great way to get a lot of benefit quickly. It also has more vitamin C than oranges and twice the vitamin A as carrots! Finally it contains 19 amino acids, the building blocks of protein so is  great for getting in a good boost of protein after exercising.

We would love to hear your feedback so let us know if you try this what you think in the comments below.

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