Here is green smoothie recipe featuring an old favourite avocado and a new one kale.

greensmoothie

Ingredients

• 1/2 an avocado

• Juice of 1/2 a lime

• 4 ice cubes

• A handful of kale

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

Method

• Place ingredients in goblet

• Screw blade attachment lid onto the goblet

• Twist goblet onto base

• Power on and turn speed up to high for about 30 seconds until the ideal consistency is reached

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

Banana Protein Smoothie recipe for breakfast treat time.

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Ingredients

• 1 medium banana

• 4 ice cubes

• 1 scoop flavoured protein powder

• 250ml almond milk (add more for a thinner consistency)

Method

• Peel and chop banana

• Place in the goblet with all other ingredients

• Twist on the blade attachment

• Twist the goblet to the base

• Blitz the mixture for around 30 seconds on the highest speed

This recipe works well in the Kenwood Sport2Go which we are experimenting with before writing up our review. We are having lots of healthy eating fun thanks to Kenwood.

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Healthy Truffles – is that even possible?

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Truffles needn’t be only made with chocolate, these creamy tasting truffles speckled with a fresh fruity raspberry burst are great served straight from the fridge. Rich in calcium to aid bone strength and density they are also a good source of protein and they are low in sugar.

Makes 16

Prep 15 minutes

Chill 1 hour

Ingredients

150g/5oz rindless French soft goats’ cheese

1 teaspoon runny honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

75g/3oz raspberries

25g/1oz pistachio nuts, finely chopped

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Method

◾Add the goat’s cheese, honey, vanilla and salt to a bowl and fork together until just mixed. Add the raspberries break up with the fork and lightly mix into the goats cheese mix.

◾Scoop heaped teaspoons of the mixture on to a small baking sheet to make about 16 rough shaped mounds.

◾Spoon the chopped pistachio nuts on to a saucer and the cocoa on to a second saucer. Roll half the truffles in to the pistachio nuts, one at a time until evenly coated then add to petites four cases.

◾Roll the remaining truffles in the cacao, add to petites four cases then chill for at least 1 hour until firm. Pack into an airtight box, store in the fridge and eat within 2 days.

Cook’s tip

Serve these tasty healthy truffles with coffee for a tasty snack.

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Valentines Day Breakfast in Bed can be the perfect start to a romantic day for you and your loved on. Try this Raspberry and Chocolate Granola recipe for something that little bit fruity and different.

Raspberry granola

Fruity!

Serves 4

300g of raspberries

600ml of almond milk

100g of rolled oats

200g of buckwheat groats

50g of coconut flakes

100g of honey

50g of coconut oil

3 tbsp. of raw cacao powder

1 tsp of vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 170C

Mix the oats, buckwheat groats and the coconut flakes together.

Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan and mix in vanilla extract, cacao powder and honey together in a small saucepan on a low heat until fully melted.

Pour this over the dry mix and stir well together.

Line a large baking tray with baking paper or two small trays. Spread out the granola so it is evenly spaced.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crunchy.

Allow the granola to cool then place grab a glass and fill it half with the granola and top with the fresh raspberries until its ¾ full and then pour over the top almond milk and enjoy!

Tip: The granola can keep in a plastic container or sealed jar in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How do you get fruity on Valentines Day?

Strawberry chia jam and almond muffins are a tempting treat with a great combination of flavours.

Chia seeds are attracting lots of interest at the moment due to their reputed health benefits. Chia seeds are tiny seeds from the seed pods of Salvia hispanica L, a summer annual herbaceous plant that is a member of the mint family, related to sage. It grows in Mexico and South America, where it is believed they were once part of the Aztec diet. The seeds have been described as having either a bland or mild nutty taste.

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Makes 12 muffins

Chia jam

200g of strawberries

3 tbsp of chia seeds

2 tbsp of honey

1 vanilla pod

Muffins

300g of ground almonds

300ml of full fat coconut milk (from a can)

2 organic freer range eggs

1 Pinch of sea salt

½ tsp baking soda

4 tbsp honey

1 vanilla pod scraped

Preheat oven to 180° C

To make the muffins mix the almonds, salt and baking soda together in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the coconut milk, eggs, honey and 1 vanilla pod scraped. Combine together and pour the mixture into muffin paper holders, but only fill them 2/3 full as they will rise.

Bake the muffins for 20 minutes until just cooked through and golden on top.

While the muffins are baking put the strawberries, honey and vanilla bean pod in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Let this sit for 15 minutes stirring every 5 until it thickens into a jam like consistency.

Top the muffins with the strawberry jam and enjoy.

Will you give these strawberry chia jam and almond muffins a go?

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