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This is a super simple hot chocolate recipe, that is a little healthier & has a slightly more grown up flavour than the standard kind. It's currently on repeat in my kitchen especially for an afternoon pick me up . I tend to avoid it too late in the evening as cacao can be quite stimulating especially if you're really sensitive to caffeine like me. I've kept it really simple in terms of ingredients here but if you were feeling fancy you could add a dash of ground cinnamon or ground cardamon here or some medicinal mushrooms in powder form for their immune boosting qualities.
- 250ml oat milk*
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Pour the oat milk into a small saucepan and allow to heat gently over a low heat.
- Add the cacao powder & whisk vigorously.
- Add the maple syrup & whisk again.
- Once desired temperature is reached, give another little whisk before pouring into a mug. You could use a milk frother at this point for extra frothiness.
*Loving this kind at the moment
This is a lovely Summery smoothie, which uses two of my favourite Summer fruits; donut peaches and Irish strawberries. I get so excited when is see donut peaches back at the market, they are so sweet and fragrant. You could of course use any type of peach for this smoothie but as you can tell I have a bias towards the donut variety. Did you also know that peaches can be grown in Ireland? Well I have seen them in West Cork anyway so it's my goal to try and grow my own in the future, any hints and tips are welcome from anyone with peach growing expertise!
- 2 x donut peaches, roughly chopped
- 1 x banana, peeled and chopped
- 500g strawberries, washed & hulled
- 2 tbsp rice protein powder
- 300ml almond milk
- bee pollen
- Pop all the ingredients into the blender and pulse until creamy and smooth, adding a little extra almond milk if necessary. I like my smoothies quite thick so you can eat with a spoon & often do just that, adding toppings and eating like a smoothie bowl. If you prefer thinner simply add more liquid.
- Once blended, top with be pollen or any superfoods of your choice & enjoy!
Beetroot is one of my favourite juice ingredients, I love it's fresh, sweet and slightly earthy flavour. Yes it can stain your hands a little but it is contains a powerhouse of nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate & fibre. The betalin pigments which give beets their bright pink/purple colour also help to support detoxification pathways in our bodies.
- 2 medium beetroot, trimmed and scrubbed
- 3 carrots, trimmed and scrubbed
- 3 celery sticks
- Knob of ginger, about 2 inches
- Slowly pass all of the ingredients through the juicer.
- Pour into glasses and serve
This is a really nourishing smoothie which is perfect for mornings when you want something that is quick and easy to make. It contains good fats from the coconut milk and milled flaxseed to help you feel satiated. Bee pollen is a true containing most nutrients required by humans, such as free amino acids, B-vitamins and Vitamin C, D and E.
- 2 oranges, juiced
- 1 banana, peeled and chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 250ml coconut milk
- 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
- 2 tsp bee pollen
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve.