Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pea protein


I've been looking for a source of protein that doesn't invovle protein powder and that can be put in a shake. Turns out green peas are high in protein. I am currently playing with this recipe.

The first one (pictured) started as follows
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 a banana
1 cup of almond milk, unsweetened
1/4 avocado
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
1/4 cup of rolled oats

Verdict 10/10
It was delicious. Smooth and creamy and slightly sweet. It comes out a lovely pale shade of green - the picture doesn't really do it justice.

Since then, I've tried different version, including, increasing the peas to 1 cup, using more banana, leaving out the avocado and/or the oats. All delicious.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

No...this golden carrot


On Sept 26th I posted a recipe using carrot, banana, apple, avocado and almond milk. I gave it a 5/10.

4 large carrots,
1 small lemon, peeled
3/4 cup water
Generous teaspoon of honey.

Blend. Serves 1.5.

This one gets a 9/10. A little more water would have brought it up I think to 10. Yum

Monday, 4 November 2013

KALK modification

KALK with A
from my friend and colleague Bronwyn
1 apple (organic if possible),
1 lemon (organic if you want to use the skin, I don't),
Kale (1-2 cups),
0.5 to 1 inch ginger.
Half an avocado

Mix this up and add water to adjust the consistency so you can pour it. Its quite good to eat with a spoon too. The avocado gets you a healthy dose of fat and smooths out the texture and taste.

Verdict: 8/10
I go up and down with this one - sometimes I love it, sometimes its a bit of a green overload. I'm not convinced by the avocado but it definitely rounded out the lemon and ginger.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Fruity Indulgence


5 segments frozen peach
half cup of frozen raspberries
1.5 bananas
1/4 pack silken tofu
1-2 cups unsweetened almond milk.

The amount of fruit could certainly be increased, by about double with the exception of the banana which I would reduce to 1 banana. Otherwise smooth and sweet, but not too sweet and a delightful colour.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Banana free!


3/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 large apple
1/2 avocado
1-2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Makes 2 portions

Verdict 8/10

I really liked this one - I think I would add more strawberries to bump up the flavour a notch. Also finally made a banana free smoothie. Why? Because I ran out of bananas!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Golden carrot


2 large carrots
1 banana
1 apple
1/2 avocado
1 to 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk

Makes 2 portions

Verdict 5/10

This was too thick and definitely a slow drinker. A couple of cubes of ice would have been good. Perhaps some other vegetables could be added next time. The carrot combo is a tricky one. Perhaps no banana would have been better.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

First strawberry


1 banana
1 apple
1/2 cup blueberries
5 frozen strawberries
1-1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 avocado

Makes 2 portions

Verdict: 10/10
This one is YUMMMY! My first 10/10. Probably because there's not kale to add that little bit of toughness. I wonder if it will keep me going til lunch?