3 ingredient dairy-free ice-cream

3 INGREDIENTS | VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | CHILD FRIENDLY | NO ADDED CANE SUGAR | LOW FRUCTOSE

I made this “nice-cream” or vegan ice-cream or whatever you choose to call it because I have been getting mighty bored of the whinging of “Whats for afternoon teeeeeeea?” the whole walk home from school! You could add any supplements you enjoy to pimp the nutrient content.

250g frozen mixed berries

150g coconut yoghurt

100g coconut water

Blend until you reach desired consistency – I use the Thermomix on speed 5 for about 20 seconds

Enjoy immediately or pour into a reusable glass container & pop in the freezer

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Choc PB avo smoothie

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE
NO ADDED CANE SUGAR, AGAVE, MAPLE SYRUP, COCONUT SUGAR OR DATES

A few friends have asked about a quick, easy breakfast smoothie. Here’s one which is packed with protein (chia seeds, PB, protein powder) & good fats (whole avo)

1.5 – 2 small bananas
2 tablespoons organic cacao
1 tablespoon organic pea protein powder (I use Naked Foods brand)
1 avocado
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Water

METHOD
1. Throw the chia seeds into a bowl with 1/4 cup water. Soak for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
2. Throw all ingredients into the blender (I’ve used an Omniblend) & whizz until at desired consistency. Drink immediately – like you could wait anyway 😉

Banana tahini vanilla smoothie 

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | NO ADDED SWEETENERS | 4 INGREDIENTS

Can’t go wrong with frozen bananas in a smoothie but I always try to add some protein &/ or good fats to keep me full for longer

3 bananas, peeled then frozen overnight
1 tbspn tahini (Mayver’s is my fave brand)
1 tspn vanilla powder (I like Heilala – you can buy it in About Life Sydney peeps)
1 tablespoon chia seeds

METHOD
1. Soak chia seeds in 4 tbspns water for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
2. Throw dry ingredients, then bananas, tahini & chia mix into blender
3. Whizz until you get desired consistency. Add a little water slowly if you prefer a thinner less ice-creamy texture

Pour into 2 glasses. Drink up!

Basic smoothie | V GF

VEGAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE | NO ADDED SWEETENERS

INGREDIENTS
2 x medium bananas
1 x tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup water or coconut water (you may not need all of this)

OPTIONAL – don’t add all of these together!
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla powder (I don’t recommend vanilla extract as it is full of sugar)
Handful of berries
1 x avocado
1 handful spinach leaves (we call this one a “Shrek” smoothie & the boys love it)
1 x tablespoon cacao (I recommend cacao over cocoa as it is less processed & more nutrient dense)
Flesh of 1 x mango
2 x tablespoons natural or Greek yoghurt (check no added sugar)

METHOD
1. Peel 2 x bananas & chop into quarters. Put in the freezer in a Tupperware container or snap lock bag. Leave to freeze overnight
2. Soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in 3 tablespoons of water. Stir occasionally. Within 10 minutes it should form a “gel” texture. If you don’t let it mix this long it will stick all over your blender!
3. Throw bananas & chia gel in the blender. Have 1/4 cup water nearby that you can slowly pour in to get your desired consistency – either thick like ice-cream that you can eat with a spoon, or thinner that is easier to drink. Blend until all combined.
4. Pour into a glass & drink immediately. Say no to plastic straws!

 

banana coconut choc peanut butter smoothie

Well hey, it’s Friday here in Australia & with a forecast of 29 degrees & torturous humidity in our second week of Autumn, there’s no better excuse for a smoothie.

This one is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no cane sugar, no soy, no preservatives, no grains, but plenty of good fats, naturally occuring sugars (banana) & protein.

INGREDIENTS
Remainder of a jar of certified organic Mayver’s peanut butter & coconut (or plain peanut butter is also fine). I estimated there was abour 1/4 cup or less in the jar
2 bananas, frozen overnight
1/4 cup coconut milk, frozen overnight
2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked in 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut oil
4 tablespoons cacao
**optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla & 1 teaspoon cinnamon. I add these 2 ingredients to almost everything!

Substitutes: if you’re anything like me, you see a recipe & you need to make it. now. But then you check your pantry…..chia seeds are purely a nutritional boost & won’t affect the smoothie. No coconut milk? Just add a little extra banana. No peanut butter? Almond butter would also be delicious in this combination.

METHOD
1. Soak the chia seeds in water, stir occasionally. They should be done in 5 minutes
2. While chia seeds are soaking, scoop about half of the remaining PB out of the jar (this will go on top at the end). Set aside in a little bowl.
2. On a low heat in a small saucepan, combine the cacao & coconut oil – this stuff is awesome, when poured on the (frozen) smoothie, it goes hard almost immediately like a healthy ice-magic.
3. Blend bananas, coconut milk, chia mix, vanilla & cinnamon (if using)
4. Pour frozen mixture into the jar. Top with remaining peanut butter, then slowly drizzle over the chocolate mix. You may have some remaining which can be frozen in moulds
5. Eat. immediately. Probably best to share it.

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