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The best blueberry smoothie

best blueberry smoothieDid you know Australian farmers grow 6, 000 tonnes* of blueberries each year? That’s a lot of love for this tiny tasty berry! It’s  shame we still buy so many berries from overseas. Perhaps things will change due to the recent Hepatitis A drama?

One of my favourite ways to enjoy berries is in smoothies. This is because you can use frozen berries (tip – buy up when they are in season). Using frozen berries has a double function of having some to use at all times of year and acting as ‘ice’ (to keep make the smoothie nice and cold).  

Anyways, I wanted to share the best blueberry smoothie recipe created by the lovely Baden (also known as Mr SOL). Continue reading

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The nutritional benefits of blueberries

nutritional benefits of blueberriesOur SOL food of the month is Blueberries.

If you live in Australia, perhaps you have been steering clear of berries since the Hepatitis A scare??

Well, I think food safety scares like this are a huge reminder to know where our food comes from and choose local wherever possible.

Blueberries are available locally to us and one way of having them year round is buying a few up when they are in season and freezing them.

Most people know blueberries (like all fruit) are healthy but why? Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Goodness

Green Smoothies have been quite ‘fashionable’ for awhile.  Love em or hate em, they look like they are here to stay.

I just want to make it clear – we should be able to get plenty of vitamins, minerals and Omega 3’s from our foods. In this busy world though, it can be hard to make time and so having a smoothie with vegies in it can be pretty useful way to stay healthy.  It’s also a bit of fun……so if you enjoy making them – why not!

If you are bit scared about having greens in a smoothie and are worried about taste – adding a small piece of fruit or coconut water takes out the bitterness. Maca Powder and a little bit of honey also do that.

So here’s the Green Smoothie Recipe I have been making lately:

green smoothie recipeIngredients

  • Large handful of greens like spinach or kale (just the leaves – not the stalks)
  • 100-200mls plain coconut water 
(100mls makes it a bit thicker)
  • 1 small banana (frozen or chilled in the fridge)
  • 1 tsp LSA seed mix (linseed, sunflower, almond mix). Chia seeds work well too :)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • ½ – 1 tsp maca powder
  • ½ -1 tsp spirulina (optional)

Throw it all in the blender and whizz for a minute or two and it’s done

This recipe is for one large glass. Enjoy x

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