Bombtastically Sweet Yet Healthy Smoothie Goodness green smoothie in a clear glass jar with straw held by a beautiful girl in a summer dress

Bombtastically Sweet Yet Healthy Smoothie Goodness

This green smoothie will land in your mouth like a bomb and you will be so pleased it did! It tastes so good you’ll wonder what’s the catch.
Well, let me tell you there ain’t one. Just happy cleansing veggies, sweet fruity energy for your liver and absolutely no nasties! Turn it up, get stuck in and ENJOY your green Godess of Love.

I love this smoothie as a great mid-day pick-me up when I’m having that afternoon slump. Instead of a coffee I’ll make myself this yummy potion and BAM, I am revived and ready to get on cracking with my day.


Key ingredients:

Dates: high in potassium, vitamin A and fibre, dates boost energy naturally. Use dates during the day as great pick me up instead of greabbing a coffee or caffeinated tea. Great for people with anemia, a handful of dates a day can help: only a handful contains around 1mg of this necessary mineral.

Celery: celery and celery juice like in this smoothie has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Plus its super high mineral content is a super-bug cleanser, cleansing through your digestive tract like its no tomorrow. Whilst at the same time providing healing to the sensitive lining of your digestive tract.

Spirulina: spirulina is my go to natural multi-vitamin. It’s more nutrient dense than any other plant on the planet boosting a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s also brim packed with protein and B12, which makes it a great food for anyone on a vegetarian and especially vegan diet. On top of that spirulina is a great detoxifier, cleansing your body of nasty heavy metals and even radiation. Organic hawain grown spirulina is the best quality you should look out for.

ayurveda scales balance vata pitta kapha

Vata: This smoothie is great for you, just make sure you soak the dates and that you stew your fruits properly.

Pitta: Enjoy this smoothie but leave out the following ingredients: banana and spinach. Simply use more mango and more leafy greens of your choice instead.

Kapha: You can enjoy this smoothie but leave out the banana and the dates. If very heavy in kapha omit the mango also You can use two apples instead of just one, and load up on double the greens.

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Bombtastically Sweet – Yet Healthy Smoothie Godess

Yield: 1 Large Glass

Bombtastically Sweet - Yet Healthy Smoothie Godess

Bombtastically Sweet - Yet Healthy Smoothie Godess

This green smoothie will land in your mouth like a bomb and you will be so pleased it did; and it tastes so good you'll wonder what's the catch.... well, let me tell you there ain't one. Just happy cleansing veggies, sweet fruity energy for your liver and absolutely no nasties! Turn it up, get stuck in and ENJOY your green Godess of Love.

I love this smoothie as a great mid-day pick-me up when I'm having that afternoon slump. Instead of a coffee I'll make myself this yummy potion and BAM, I am revived and ready to get on cracking with my day.

Ingredients

  • 1 x large banana (or 2 small ones), chopped
  • 2 x dates (soaked in water for at least 8 hours), chopped
  • half a mango (I usually have sliced frozen mango from the supermarket in the freezer, and use a good handful of cubes), chopped
  • half an apple, chopped
  • 2 x celery stalks
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of leafy greens that I have at hand (lettuce, lambs lettuce, kale, spinach, etc.)
  • handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 x teaspoon spirulina powder (or 3-4 tablets)
  • 1 x tablespoon good quality organic barley grass powder
  • 2 x tablespoons of shredded coconut 
  • 1 x thumb-nail size pice of ginger
  • 1 x teaspoon full of raw honey
  • half a teaspoon of date syrup
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • optional: dash of cinnamon
  • optional: dash of ground cardamom

Instructions

  1. Start by adding the chopped banana, the mango pieces, the dates and the chopped apple to a heavy bottom sauce pan. Add a little water to cover the bottom. Cover and cook on low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes or until all the fruit is cooked through, especially the apple.
  2. Once the fruit pieces are cooked through, take them from the pan and add to a high-speed blender or a smoothie maker and blend on high.
  3. Then add all the remaining ingredients (these stay all raw, only the fruit gets cooked) to the cooked fruit mix in the blender, again blend on high and Voila - ready is your greeny godess smoothie.
  4. Serve in a nice, large glass, drizzle with some date syrup: ENJOY!

Stewed apples and pears with star anise cinnamon and syrup

Stewed Apples & Pears With Star Anise & Cinnamon

These simple stewed apples and pears are a nice alternative to a grainy breakfast that is easy to make and wipped up in minutes.

Simple but good is what this breakfast provides. It’s a nice alternative to a breakfast full of grains, and even though it’s only fruits, I feel this breakfast always fills me up nicely until mid-day. Cooking time and prep doesn’t take long, which is always a winner in the morning. I usually get up, chop my fruits and cook them on a low heat while I jump into the shower. Out the shower: voila – breakfast is ready!

Cooking your fruits slowly is important:

Stewing your fruits is best when you add a little water and or lemon juice to the bottom of the pan. Heat the fruits on low heat and cook slowly, stirring frequently if you can. This way you’re breaking down the fibre slowly and by not overheating keeping those important health benefits that you want from the fruit.

If you cook fruit too hot and too quickly. you’ll loose lots of the vitamins and minerals by destroying them in the fast and hot heat. Therefor go steady and take your time, leaving a lid on whilst your stewing your fruit slowly bit surely.

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Feeling Vata: add some lemon juice to the pot when you start cooking the fruits. Experiment with adding some freshly chopped ginger and more warming spices such as cinnamon and cardamom.

Feeling Pitta: sweet fruits for breakfast work well for you. Enjoy!

Feeling Kapha: If you’re Kapha is very strong, I’d avoid sweet fruits for breakfast as this can make you tired and lethargic. However if you want to go for it, add at least a thumb sized knob of ginger (minced) when cooking your fruits and add more cinnamon and cardamom to boost that metabolism of yours.

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Stewed Apples and Pears with Star Anise and Cinnamon

Yield: 1 Bowl

Stewed Apples and Pears with Star Anise and Cinnamon

Stewed apples and pears with star anise cinnamon and syrup

Simple but good is what this breakfast provides. It's a nice alternative to a breakfast full of grains, and even though it's only fruits, I feel this breakfast always fills me up nicely until mid-day. Cooking time and prep doesn't take long, which is always a winner in the morning. I usually get up, chop my fruits and cook them on a low heat while I jump into the shower. Out the shower: voila - breakfast is ready!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 apples, depending on your appetite, diced
  • 1-2 pears, depending on your appetite, diced
  • 5 whole cloves
  • about 60ml water
  • 1 x star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • maple or date syrup to serve
  • optional: oat or millet porridge

Instructions

  1. Add the apples and pears to a small heavy bottom sauce-pan, together with the cloves, water and star anise, and bring slowly to a boil.
  2. Then turn heat down to a low and simmer, lid on, for about 10 minutes or until the fruits have reached their desired consistency. I like it very soft!
  3. Add the cinnamon, and take off the heat. Let cool for about 10 minutes, than serve.
  4. Optional: cook yourself some nice oat or millet porridge, than topp with your stewed fruits, drizzle with syrup and serve, voila!

Notes

Feel free to experiment and add dried fruits such as raisins, figs and dates (etc. ) to the mix (soaked overnight is always best for all three doshas when using dried fruits).


Yummy Breakfast Compote

This delicate bowl of stewed fruits, seeds and warming spices is very deceptive in its actual breakfast prowess. Can just stewed fruits and seeds fill you up enough for the morning? YES. THEY CAN.
An absolute great addition to your breakfast repertoire, this bowl of yummy goodness won’t disappoint. Brimming with vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants and gut cleansing seeds, this breakfast is a must for anyone who wants to start their day healthy and clean, but not skim on the taste in any way. If you’re doing a cleanse, you can simply leave out the seeds and add more apples and bananas instead to bulk out the breakfast and not go hungry.

ayurveda

Feeling Vata: This is a great breakfast for you. Experiment with adding other sweet fruits that you like, such a mangos, or add soaked raisins and dates. You also do well by eating this breakfast as warm as possible. If you use nuts for sprinkling you do best with re-activated nuts (soaked then roasted).

Feeling Pitta: If you’re feeling very Pitta leave out the Banana (you can replace with Mango instead or simply omit). Chia can sometimes aggravate Pitta’s. If you feel that’s the case simply replace the chia seeds with more flax seeds. Topp your compote with soaked & roasted Almonds.

Feeling Kapha: Avoid the Banana and use fresh apples that have a nice astringent taste. Use more chia and less of the flax seeds. Experiment with extra warming spices such as ginger, allspice, anise. Avoid topping with nuts.

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Yummy Breakfast Compote

Yield: 1 Portion

Yummy Breakfast Compote

Yummy Breakfast Compote

This delicate bowl of stewed fruits, seeds and warming spices is very deceptive in its actual breakfast prowess. Can just stewed fruits and seeds fill you up enough for the morning? YES. THEY CAN.

An absolute great addition to your breakfast repertoire, this bowl of yummy goodness won't disappoint. Brimming with vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants and gut cleansing seeds, this breakfast is a must for anyone who wants to start their day healthy and clean, but not skim on the taste in any way.

If you're doing a cleanse, you can simply leave out the seeds and add more apples and bananas instead to bulk out the breakfast and not go hungry.

Ingredients

  • 1 x thumb size fresh ginger root, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 x Banana, chopped
  • 1 x Apple or Pear (or both), chopped
  • 1-2 figs (optional), chopped
  • 1-2 handfulls of blueberries (I use wild ones from frozen)
  • 1 x teaspoon sunflower seeds (soaked over night if possible but also works without)
  • 1 x teaspoon pumpkin seeds (soaked over night if possible but also works without)
  • 2 x teaspoon flax seeds (soaked overnight if possible)
  • 2 x teaspoons chia seeds (soaked over night if possible)
  • 1 x teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • half a teaspoon cardamom powder

Instructions

  1. Add a little water to the bottom of a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Add the chopped ginger and set heat setting to medium.
  3. Add all the chopped fruits and the frozen blueberries, leave heat on a medium, cover the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and until the fruits start to soften nicely.
  4. Add the lemon juice, and all the seeds (flax, chia, pupkin and sunflower), plus the cinnamon and cardamom, and stir everything in. Lower the heat slightly to a low simmer and continue to cook with the lid on for abother 8 - 10 minutes.
  5. If the mixture is bubbling too much when the lid is on, turn the heat a little bit lower. You want to stew the fruit mixture slowly and not over cook it.
  6. Cook like this until all the fruits are nicely cooked and the whole mixture has a nice and gooey consistency.
  7. Take the pot of the heat and let the mixture sit and cool down for about 8 minutes with the lid on.
  8. Pour the mixture into a bowl, sprinkle with roasted nuts of your choice, and VOILA, your yummy breakfast compote is at the ready.


NOTE: If on a cleanse, leave out all the seeds and simply stew the fruits with lemon juice, the ginger and spices. Add extra portions of fruits to make up for the lack of seeds.