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Smoothies, Three Ways

On May 19, 2017

Good Matcha Morning
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This creamy, dreamy smoothie is such a great start to the day and is one of Darrenís
favourites. My friend Sam got me onto matcha, and Iím a convert! Iíve always loved green tea for its taste and energy boost, but matcha powder has over 100 times more antioxidants, making this smoothie a delicious and health boosting way to get energy and nutrients first thing in the morning.

Ingredients
1 frozen banana
1 avocado
1 large handful of English or baby spinach leaves
1 handful of ice cubes
2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
500 ml (2 cups) coconut milk
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves, plus extra
to serve
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
coconut flakes, to serve

Method
Place the banana, avocado, spinach, ice, matcha powder, coconut milk and mint leaves in a blender
and whizz until smooth and creamy. Taste, and add a little maple syrup if you would like it sweeter.
Transfer to glasses and top with the extra mint leaves and coconut flakes.

Blueberry Dream
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Blueberries are my favourite fruit to add to smoothies, as theyíre high in antioxidants and not too sweet, so when theyíre in season I freeze as many as I can. With the addition of protein and a heap of other superfoods, this smoothie seriously gets your glow on!

Ingredients
150 g fresh or frozen blueberries, plus extra to serve
100 g coconut yoghurt
3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon LSA
1 tablespoon chia seeds
juice and flesh of 1 young coconut
(or 400 ml coconut water)
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
coconut flakes, to serve

Method
Place the blueberries, coconut yoghurt, protein powder, LSA, chia seeds and coconut juice and
flesh in a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Taste, and add a little maple syrup if you
would like it sweeter. Transfer to glasses and top with extra blueberries and coconut flakes.

Nutty Nana
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This smoothie is creamy, nutty, malty heaven.Maca is an ancient Peruvian food thatís great for regulating hormones and boosting energy.

Ingredients
2 frozen bananas
4 medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
2 teaspoons maca powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve
2 tablespoons almond butter
500 ml (2 cups) almond milk

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. Transfer to glasses and
top with a pinch of cinnamon.

Happy and Whole jacket imageRecipe and images from Happy and Whole by Magdalena Roze, $39.99, published by Macmillan Australia. You can buy the book here.

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