Posts Tagged ‘strawberry’

Strawberry Chocolate Swirl Milkshake

| Drinks and Smoothies

924Hmmmmm……Thick, creamy, sweet strawberry milkshake with rich, dark chocolate swirl…..All overt fat free, cholesterol free and packed with fibre and vitamins.  All around, you are doing your body a favour by drinking this…..In fact, by making this right now, you would actually be demonstrating what a responsible individual you are…..I’m just saying…

921Let’s be honest, I’m sure you don’t need any encouragement;)

Ingredients

  • 3 very ripe large, frozen bananas, broken into thirds
  • 1 ripe, fresh banana
  • 1/2 cup – 1 cup frozen strawberies
  • stevia if additional sweetness is desired
  • a bit of water to blend
  • maple syrup or agave
  • raw cacao powder or cocoa powder

Instructions

Pour a little bit of water in the base of your blender – maybe 2 tablespoons to start with.  Add your fresh banana on top of this.  Now add the frozen banana and berries.  Blend into a smooth milkshake,  cautiously adding bits of water as needed to achieve the right consistency.  Do not add too much water as you end up with a runny milkshake – and who likes that!  Taste….if more sweetness is needed, add a touch of stevia, agave or maple syrup to taste.

To make the chocolate sauce, start with 1 tablespoon each of maple syrup, cacao and water and add it all to a small glass.  Whisk this together with a mini whisk or a teaspoon.  Taste and adjust to your palate.  If you want it more chocolatey, add more cacao (I use WAY more cacao than 1 tablespoon), if you want it sweeter, add more syrup.  If you like the taste but want it runnier, add a touch more water.  When it is smooth and tastes good, pour teaspoons of this sauce down the sides of an empty jar.  Then pour some milkshake into the jar.  Stop and layer the milkshake with layers of sauce.  Keep doing this until the jar is full.  Pour all leftover sauce on top and give a little swirl…I added some of my raw brownie bits and raw cacao nibs on top for extra crunch.  I will post the recipe for my raw brownie bits at some point too:)

Enjoy!
Dr T

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Overnight Chia Oats with Apple Cinnamon Puree and Strawberry Compote

| Breakfast

IMG_3715This was breakfast for Malcolm and I this morning….Utterly delicious!  This recipe is from one of my favourite bloggers – Ella.  I made it the night before, put it in the fridge and we had the loveliest breakfast waiting for us after my morning jog:)

I followed her recipe exactly except that I added some stevia (sweetener) to the strawberry compote.  Depending how sweet your strawberries are, I suggest you add some sugar/stevia/xylitol/erythritol/agave to the strawberry compote as it needs to be sweet here.  I also used honey instead of agave syrup as I didn’t have any on hand.

Soooo good…
Dr T

 

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Berry Delicious Breakfast Smoothie

| Drinks and Smoothies, Uncategorized

IMG_4030This has become a morning staple for Malcolm and me – we just love the sweet refreshing flavours…  In season, when the fruit is at it’s sweetest, I buy tons of seedless red grapes and strawberries, wash them and pop them into freezer bags and into the freezer.  That way I have a stock of lovely grapes and strawberries for smoothies all year round:)

Ingredients (Makes about two 500ml smoothies to serve two)

  • 3 golden delicious apples, cored and quartered (do not peel – you want the fibre)
  • half a frozen banana
  • 1 large handful of frozen strawberries
  • about 7-8 frozen red grapes
  • agave, stevia, xylitol, erythritol to taste (your sweetener of choice – use sugar if not concerned about sugar intake).  I usually use 2-3 teaspoons
  • Cold water (from fridge) until desired consistency is reached (I use about 275ml, but this depends how thick or thin you like your smoothies)
  • add chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts etc as desired (I like 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseeds)

Instructions

Pop fruit into your blender along with water.  Always start with less water – maybe 1 cup – and add as needed. Blend until completely liquidised.  You may need to give it a nudge and poke with a spoon here and there to scrape it down. Taste.  Add sweetener and optional extras like seeds to suit your taste.

Grab a straw and go!
Dr T

 

 

 

 

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