These blender recipes will help to maintain health over the holiday season in the easiest possible way – they are great to taste. For all of them, you simply blend the ingredients together in a high speed blender and add any toppings suggested or desired.
Holiday 2-in-1 soup and salad
A fast and easy way to get your greens in. I always have a few pre-roasted sweet potatoes on hand in the fridge, as they also make excellent snacks (with a bit of butter) and additions to baby’s meals!
1 baked sweet potato (1.5 hours at 200°C) – must be done in advance
2-3 cups good quality vegetable stock, heated to the temperature you’d like for eating when blended
Sea salt to taste
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tbsp mixed herbs (oregano, parsley, marjoram)
To fold in after blending:
5 handfuls of baby spinach or mixed sprouts, e.g., sunflower, broccoli, lentil, snow pea sprouts
1 avocado, cubed, divided evenly
Creamy lime pie in a bowl
One of my absolute FAVOURITES! This is addictive – you have been warned! I love desserts that contain hidden greens. The key to balancing the greens is in the creamy avocado and fresh lime juice and zest.
2 handfuls of baby spinach
juice of 2 limes
1 tsp lime zest (optional)
1/2 cup young coconut meat (crack open a coconut from your local organic store)
1 cup organic young coconut water
10-20 drops vanilla stevia (to taste) or 1 tbsp agave nectar
1/3 cucumber (optional, for extra freshness)
1/2 tray of ice (optional)
1 tbsp. dried coconut flakes
Healthy chocolate ice cream
Because what’s an Aussie Christmas without copious amounts of ice cream?
2 peeled and frozen bananas
1/2 cup coconut milk or milk of your choice (enough to keep the mixture going)
1/3-1/2 cup raw cacao or pure cocoa powder (or a mix of both, which is what I do)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp agave
pinch of sea salt
Serve immediately while still chilled.
Dr. Casey Conroy, MNutrDiet, BVSc, is a holistic dietitian and nutritionist, naturopath in-training, yoga and AcroYoga teacher who specialises in women’s health, hormones, and ‘non-diet’ approaches to weight management. She is the founder of Funky Forest Health & Wellbeing on the Gold Coast, and she loves making and eating raw chocolate.
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