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Month: November 2017

Mid-morning Snack of Pierogi – Ren Behan

Mid-morning Snack of Pierogi – Ren Behan

My friend Ren Behan proudly published her first cookbook at the beginning of September this year. I reviewed her book ‘Wild Honey and Rye’ on my blog on publication day and you can read that review by clicking here. One morning I popped over for […]

Chilli Paste Chicken

Chilli Paste Chicken

Recently I was going to visit my sister in North Carolina leaving Mr R home to look after the dog and the house.  However he has a history of not cooking and just taking food out of the freezer.  I didn’t want to waste so […]

Happy Biome – Power Smoothie

Happy Biome – Power Smoothie

I have written about feeding your biome and keeping it happy before and how important this is for good gut health.

With this in mind I often make a smoothie to start the day.

I was given some persimmons to try and as I was full of head cold at the time I wanted to make this a super smoothie to help my immune system.  I bought some of my favourite fruits to go with it like blueberries, papaya (aka paw paw) and fresh mango.  The perfume from this mixture was making me feel better already!

I chopped up one of my persimmons and added to the bowl of fruit.  I put about half of the fruit mixture into the smoothie blender.  The rest of the fruit I split into two freezer bags and put into the freezer for a speedy power smoothie another time.

Next I added chia seeds, local honey, Grenada cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg, apple cider vinegar, turmeric and finally live yoghurt and live kefir.  Now that is a mixture!!

Whiz up in the smoothie blender until smooth and enjoy!  I love it when something tastes so good and you know it is good for you as well.  Mr R said this was perhaps the best smoothie I have made to date!
As usual all opinions, recipe and photographs are my own. Nothing from this post can be reproduced in any form without my written permission.

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Power Smoothie
A simple smoothie recipe to help keep your biome happy and your immune system healthy.
Ingredients
  • 1 Persimmon
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 small Papaya
  • 1 ripe Mango
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons Chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground turmeric
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Live yoghurt
  • Fill to line of blender jug Kefir or milk of your choice
Instructions
1. Peel banana, mango and papaya.2. Chop all fruit into chunks.3. Fill blender jug with the fruit, yoghurt, spices and honey.4. Add kefir or milk to the fill line of the blender jug.5. Blitz for about two minutes until perfectly smooth.6. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Details

Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 2 mins Total time: 7 mins Yield: Serves 2

Idahoan Potatoes Taste Challenge and a Giveaway

Idahoan Potatoes Taste Challenge and a Giveaway

Do you think you could pass the Idahoan Potato Challenge? I have tried instant mashed potatoes in the past and they were really weird – you could really tell they were never hanging around the potato patch! The American state of Idaho has a rich […]