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These are the recipes I'm good at... quick, simple, out of the store-cupboard and onto the plate fare. I never spend more than 30 minutes faffing in the kitchen. So there.

This will be my recipe & homemadey remedy diary.

If you have those 'OMG! It's lunchtime and all I've got is a parsnip and a packet of boil in the bag rice.' moments, then you're a kindred spirit and you know that bad planning is often the mother of great food. So welcome to fast slurpy soups and 'really?' salads made from what's left in the fridge.

Never, ever believe there isn't something wonderful to make from the last 3 ingredients in your kitchen. Unless those ingredients really are fairy liquid, eggshells and dead flies.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Raw Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

Hold onto your hats mateys - I have got my hands on a high speed blender - Vitamix stylee. Although mine is an Aussy brand and he goes by the name of Optimus Prime. He is big and butch and is laying waste to veggies and fruits with the flick of a chunky switch. I am in lurve... L.U.V! 

So I've made my own cheat's Almond Milk - which is so-oh easy. Pay attention because you'll need this later!

Do this:
Put 500ml water into the jug - add 2 desert spoons of raw almond butter* and switch it on! Whack up to overdrive and let it go until you've got super delicious, raw almond milk with absolutely no added anythings!

This smoothie doesn't look as pretty as some do - but it is really tasty - and it is chok full of the really good gear. It makes a lot of smoothie - and if you like you can adjust the amount of almond milk to get the consistency you prefer.

After mine had been in the fridge for a few hours - it thickened up even more - so watch that!

(*Protein Works - are my go-to heroes)

Sweet Potatoe Pie Smoothie you say! What's in it?

I'm glad you asked:

1 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
4 dates soaked in water and chopped
1 apples
1 table spoons chia seeds
1/2 cup water
Big handful spinach
1 3cm chunk of pineapple
teaspoon ginger (optional)
teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
heaped teaspoon maca powder

500mls almond milk (make your own, or shop-bought or any other type of milk you like)

Here's how Optimus Likes To Roll

1. Make the chia seeds and water into chia gel. Just add them together, give them a stir and leave for at least 15 minutes and they'll make a gloopy - protein packed gel!

2. Add the potatoes, dates and apples to the blender jug.

3. Add the chia gel and the pineapple.

4. Add the spinach.

Turn on the blender.

Start low and whoosh up the dial to fast and use the tamper or the pulse function to ram the ingredients onto the blades and make a thick, yumcious, puddingy,smooth paste.

Turn the machine down - then off and add the almond milk.

Turn it on for one last BLAST!

Now you've got a blended smoothie - you can add ginger, cinnamon, maca powder - whatever you like. Just as long as you don't over power the taste of the sweet potato and pineapple.

You can also add some agave, maple syrup or manuka honey if that works for you - or stevia - for me the pineapple and dates are plenty sweet enough. 

Totes rawmazing!

1 comment:

  1. In fact you should put the dry ingredients in with the spuds - so you don't over whizz the smoothie and heat it up too much... Rookie mistake - but I'm learning!