The Delicious Detox returns! After a hiatus, that’s seen me travelling about all over the place DJing and singing, the delicious detox returns – by popular demand!! Throughout the time with my focus on my music, I’ve continued creating recipes, and posting them to […]
It used to feature agave nectar, but I wanted to find a version that tasted great without any sugars that weren’t naturally occurring so that I can enjoy a guilt-free chocolate hit any time of day.
With a little trial and error, here it is.
It’s full of good fats & protein from the avocado, mood-boosting cacao (the unprocessed version of cocoa powder), vitamin-rich strawberries and banana. I have included Maca powder *(see note below) in this recipe.
I admit, I have had a hard time convincing the kids to love it. At five and seven, they are no longer easily duped into eating new flavours without a full briefing and warning beforehand! I have more success with the fruit smoothies and milkshakes. They tried this chocoolate cup and apparently the result doesn’t taste like chocolate.
I beg to differ – it’s rich, creamy, and chocolatey. So in this case, I’m happy with it didn’t pass the taste test – all the more for me!
Ingredients (serves 2 in small cups)
1/2 Large banana
1 Dessert spoon raw cacao powerd
1 Dessert spoon maca powder
6 Strawberries (2, sliced, to serve)
Splash Almond milk
Sprinkle of cacao nibs
You may like to add a handful of spinach for a vitamin boost. It turns it a more muddy brown but the taste remains the same!
Put everything but the strawberries for serving and cacao nibs into your blender, blend until smooth. Serve in a cup, topped with strawberries & a sprinkling of cacao nibs.
I’ve enjoyed this as protein-rich start to the day, but it would be just as good as a delicious fatburning, nutritious dessert.
Til next time,
* Maca powder is derived from Peru – from a root vegetable belonging to the radish family. It is said to have benefits such as improving sexual function and helping to maintain a healthy hormone balance – with claims that it can even help with PMS. It appears that there have been some studies about it – but nothing concrete. I’m giving it a whirl to see whether it makes any difference to me, but I would recommend research and drawing your own conclusions as to whether you’d like to include it in your daily nutriton.
It’s cold, but beautiful outside and for me, nothing beats a soup to warm the heart and soul, and keep the body nourished and sustained. Yesterday, I made a super-quick, protein-rich, cheap soup – serves two. I forgot to take pics, but I will endeavour […]
After a visit to town to visit Mr Fish, we fancied a snack to tide us over ’til dinner time. Cue a little rustling of ingredients in the fridge, and a delicious snack was born! Full of protein, it’s satisfying, and sustaining, and perfect for a leisurely Saturday afternoon.
(Serves 2 as a snack)
8 scallops from the fishmonger, roe on (or off if you really don’t like it)
1 clove garlic, crushed
Handful basil leaves, chopped
Pinch salt, crack of pepper
Rinse the scallops.
Heat the butter in a pan until it foams on a low-moderate heat. Adding garlic and scallops and cook until golden on both sides.
Meanwhile, mash the avocado, and mix with the basil & seasoning. We chose to mash roughly, but I think it would also be delicious whizzed ’til smooth in the blender.
Place half the avocado on the plate, top with half the scallops, and serve immediately, with a squeeze of lime.
A fabulous quick lunch which will keep you full well into the afternoon. Serves 1 Ingredients 1 desert spoon coconut oil 2 eggs, whisked (with a splash of milk and salt & pepper) Small handful broccoli, cut into small (1-2 cm florets) Small handful fresh […]
It’s been a busy January for us at The Fitness Boutique. A spectacular January detox saw fabulous results from weightloss to increased energy, reduced irritability and glowing skin. The healthy cookery demo at the glorious Anglia Factors showroom was a huge success, too, so a […]
It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and great for your waistline.
Why not pop down to Anglia Factors in Martlesham (just up the road form Play2Day) Wednesday 23rd Jan for a free tasting and cookery demo. It starts at 6.45pm and will run for a couple of hours and will feature meat, fish & veg dishes which you can mix n match to create a selection of delicious family meals which you can also impress your friends with!
With an informal atmosphere and the opportunity to ask me some questions about healthy eating, it’s a great way to spend a cold January evening!
Look forward to seeing you there!