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Quick and easy blender recipes for the holidays

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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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