Morning Smoothie Make-Over.
I like to constantly switch up my breakfast routine.
The older I get, the more I'm drawn to a liquid breakfast - I find it much kinder on my digestion.
Carla Oates(aka The Beauty Chef) makes a range of powdered supplements that work really well for me targeting skin, collagen production and sleep.
When I interview her she gave me to great Smoothies Bowl recipes filled with proteins, fats and goodness that women need for optimum skin health. The Autumn Bowl would be the closest recipe to a meal replacement recipe because you need a certain amount of protein and fats in a meal to truly replace a meal replacement.
Try and switch out your porridge one day a week or add it to a boiled egg - you'll notice the supplements working within a week. particularly on your digestion.
The Supplement Buys.
The Beauty Chef BODY Inner Beauty Powderis packed with three clean sources of fermented, bio-available plant proteins, super-fruits, vegetables, alkalizing greens, probiotics and matcha. Boasting benefits such as increased metabolism, enhanced focus and concentration, detoxification and immune boosting properties, mood and energy enhancement and improved general wellbeing. Matcha also contains L-theanine, which works to calm the body and focus the mind, meaning it won’t keep you up all night or give you the jitters. This superfood supplement can be used in a meal replacement smoothie, pre/post workout drink, after school snack or for those who need added protein in their diets – or an immune and nutrient booster. The 45 superfoods found in the formula contribute to it giving you 100% of your RDI of vitamin C and 50% of your RDI of vitamin D.
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The Beauty Chef COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boostis a delicious, organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate designed to increase the skin’s production of collagen and promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out. Specifically formulated to address skin firmness, fine lines, free-radical damage and aid skin maintenance. COLLAGEN contains a blend of bio-fermented, Certified Organic maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji-berry and pomegranate with grape-seed extract, zinc and vitamin C. Boosting natural collagen formation from the inside, this potent formula is also rich in antioxidants to help combat cellular damage and support healthy skin, hair and nail growth.
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Green Coconut & Lime Smoothie Bowl.
1/ 2 medium avocado, flesh scooped out
3/ 4 frozen banana, coarsely chopped
1/ 3 cup (80 ml) coconut milk
1/ 3 cup (80 ml) coconut water
2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
1 lime, zest finely grated & 2 tablespoons juice
1 teaspoon CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder
White dragon fruits, sliced
Finely sliced lime zest
To prepare the smoothie bowl, place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour smoothie into a shallow bowl. Decorate with topping, as desired.
Spiced Autumn Smoothie Bowl.
1/ 3 cup (30 g) rolled oats, soaked in cold water for 1 hour, drained & rinsed
1 frozen banana, coarsely chopped
1 scoop TBC vanilla BODY powder
1 1/ 2 tablespoons almond butter
1 teaspoon raw honey
1/ 4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/ 2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/ 8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/ 2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
To prepare the smoothie bowl, place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour smoothie into a shallow bowl. Add Honey Granola and topping.
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 tablespoon flaked almonds
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped Brazil nuts
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts
3 teaspoons raw honey
2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
To prepare the honey granola, place all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Spread out onto a baking tray, clumping together to form clusters. Bake, stirring frequently for 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Fresh fig, torn
Bee pollen (not suitable for those with bee allergies)