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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

This heatwave we've been having in the UK has got be craving all the refreshing smoothies and sweet smoothie bowls. They're undoubtedly the best breakfast, snack or dessert on a hot day! I'm loving berry smoothie bowls the most at the moment that are jam-packed with anti-oxidants, a combination of fruity goodness and the most incredible colour. I also love to add a mixture of superfoods to my smoothie bowls for extra nutrients and flavour! I've been using superfoods from Indigo Herbs the most at the moment, they just have the best array of products to choose from and this recipe I'm sharing today features a few of my firm favours....including a very special product that helps create this amazing bright pink colour.

The base of this smoothie bowl is made with your classic frozen banana for super thickness and creaminess as well as a mixture of frozen berries. I used frozen strawberries and raspberries but really you could use anything you want - perhaps blueberries, cherries, pomegranate, blackberries!

Now onto the best part - the superfood powders! Now, superfoods definitely aren't essential for a healthy diet but they can help you add a boost of nutrients into your diet as well create a delicious taste. My new favourite product to add to smoothies is the Super Vital powder from Indigo Herbs which is the secret to this incredible colour. The Super Vital powder is a mixture of beetroot, baobab and acai which means it's brimming with antioxidants, it's high in vitamin C to promote a healthy immune system as well as potassium and vitamin also tastes delicious, which is of course the main thing.


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Turmeric Matcha Ice Cream Float

I'm a self confessed matcha obsessive, I drink matcha every day - I absolutely love the taste and how it makes me feel. However now the weather is warming up I haven't been craving my standard hot matcha with frothy oat milk, I've been reaching for an iced matcha latte instead. My iced matcha isn't any old iced matcha though, I've taken it to a whole new level with Pure Chimp's turmeric matcha powder, oat milk, a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream and drizzle of chocolate sauce! I don't do anything my halves.

I've been loving the Turmeric Matcha by Pure Chimp to not only get my matcha fix but a hit of anti-inflammatories too from the turmeric. You may know I've been on a real 'health comeback' mission lately and I feel like this matcha fills my body with so much goodness! The turmeric in this matcha adds such a depth of flavour, along with the cinnamon and ginger included in this mixture - I just adore it and it makes the tastiest iced matcha latte too. I add a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream and drizzle of chocolate sauce on the top for an indulgent extra that's so perfect on a hot Summer's day! Plus the smoothness of the ice-cream is a dream with the turmeric matcha flavours.

Matcha is amazing because it's one of the highest forms of antioxidants out there, which'll help you fight against the effects of UV radiation, prevent chronic disease and even help us to stay looking younger for longer. Matcha is also a great energy booster as it contains all natural caffeine, but fear not the caffeine in matcha is not the same as the caffeine in coffee. Matcha is absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream so shouldn't leave you feeling shaky or anxious. I know I personally feel naturally energised for a long period of time after a matcha and definitely notice my concentration improves.

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