Liver Cleansing Smoothie

Liver cleansing smoothie

I created this recipe when I stopped taking the pill.

One of the things you are recommended to do when helping your body recover from the pill is to cleanse your liver. This  is because your liver is the detox organ for the body. It filters your blood and removes any non-beneficial substances such as pollutants, toxins and excess oestreogens. It has its work cut out for it when you stop taking the pill because it has to clear out all the excess hormones. I was overwhelmed about all the different foods which are beneficial for the liver. So I thought, ‘how about I put as many of these foods as I can into a smoothie, then I can just drink this a few times a week and know I’m benefiting my liver?’ (The fruit is mainly there to make it drinkable.)

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Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl

This a delicious snack, and it’s perfect now that the weather is warming up. You can’t go wrong with the flavours in this smoothie bowl!

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie bowl:
1 handful ice
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop/30g vanilla protein powder
1 large / 140g frozen banana, broken into chunks
2 dried dates
2 pinches Himalayan or sea salt

Toppings:
1 tsp maca
1/4 cup granola

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Book Review: Quirky Cooking Cookbook by Jo Whitton

quirky cooking book review

Overall rating

8/10

Price

$50

What I thought

This is a wholefood cookbook for use with the Thermomix. As far as I know, it is the best Thermomix cookbook for people with allergies. I am gluten intolerant and my sister is dairy intolerant, so whenever I need to make something to suit both of us I head straight to this book. Something I love about Quirky Cooking is that every recipe I make tastes delicious! It’s not just healthy food that tastes ok, it’s full of flavour! A common complaint with Thermomix cooking in general is that it doesn’t make a lot of food, however, a lot of the main meal recipes in Quirky Cooking produce large amounts of food, providing 6-8 adult-sized serves. Some of the recipes are a  bit more time consuming and complicated than I like for a meal for just my hubby and I, so I mainly use these recipes when entertaining.

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Energising Red Smoothie

Energising Red Smoothie Recipe

A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body. Cinnamon helps stabilise your blood sugar levels, to provide your body with a steady supply of energy and prevent cravings. Matcha green tea gives you a boost of energy, antioxidants and chlorophyll. All the different fruits and vegetables in this smoothie also provide your body with plenty of fibre to keep you regular.

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Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Blueberrry Pie Smoothie
This is a delicious, decadent smoothie which makes a filling and satisfying snack or breakfast.

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie:
200ml water
1 handful ice
1 heaped tablespoon coconut cream
1 large / 90g frozen banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup / 65g frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Toppings:
1 teaspoon coconut flakes
cinnamon
4 pecans, chopped

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Healthy Homemade Granola (thermomix recipe)

homemade healthy granola

Every healthy foodie has got their signature way of doing homemade granola, so I thought it was about time I shared mine! I love to eat granola with Greek yoghurt and either a grated apple, sliced banana or berries. I tend to find it’s not as filling as having eggs for breakfast but it’s a nice change when you feel like something different, and fantastic to bring when going on holidays where you won’t have the facilities to make a cooked breakfast.

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