All posts tagged: vitamins

Citrus & Coconut Smoothie

Lets talk about Smoothies. (I mean everyone else seems to be at the minute) Making a smoothie is the quickest and easiest way to get some of your important 5 a day and rev up your metabolism first thing in the morning. It should be simple and nutritious, so why, why, why is everyone is trying so hard to complicate them. Don’t. It shouldn’t be. We have all become guilty of overlooking the importance of our everyday fruits in favour of some exotic sounding superfood from the depths of the Amazon that none of us can even pronounce, so let’s just stop for a minute and take it back to basics. You get so many of the same qualities in all the simpler fruits as you do the superfruits, we just need to remind ourselves, just because it’s a “boring” fruit doesn’t make it bad. Jonny and I try to get up early most morning for a jog before an hour of hot yoga and then by the time we get home we are in desperate need of some sort of boost (*reward) but I struggle …

Green Soup

What is it about soup that’s so comforting? It’s not even that I’m feeling sick, just a little bit tired, a little bit jet lagged, but all I want is something homely and soothing and what could be better than a decent bowl of soup? More importantly I’m in need of a big old health boost so earlier I grabbed all the green veg I could think of that would be bursting with vitamins, fibres, and plant proteins and ended up making the most incredibly tasty soup that blows our Roasted Tomato Soup recipe out the park. This is an amazing healthy meal, it’s full of anti-oxidants and anti inflammatories, as well as iron, vitamins and lots of nutrients. So not only does it taste great but it’s so good for you too. Think of it like a soup version of a Green Smoothie… What you’ll need – 1 courgette 1 head of broccoli 1 shallot 2 sticks of celery 4 cloves of garlic bag of spinach tin of cannellini beans tin of asparagus spears …