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Quick and easy blender recipes for the holidays

In Diet, Nutrition and Recipes, Health and Nutrition by Casey Conroy0 Comments

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!

Serves 2

For blending:

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

Topping:

1 avocado, cubed, divided evenly

Cinnamon

Sea salt

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.

Serves 2

For blending:

2 handfuls of baby spinach

1/2 avocado

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)

For topping:

1 tbsp. dried coconut flakes

Healthy chocolate ice cream

Because what’s an Aussie Christmas without copious amounts of ice cream?

Serves 2-4

For blending:

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 womens health, hormones, and ‘non-dietapproaches 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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