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Raise a glass to your hero: Mango-peach lemon yoghurt smoothie supreme


Are you drawn to certain people in your life over and over again? What is it about them that makes them radiate the qualities that you just can’t get enough of? These people inspire you, raise you up, help you realize your full potential.

You find them and you just know that they are meant to be a part of your life journey.

For me, I have a few that have inspired me at various stages in my life, namely: my kids, my husband, my best friends, a few teachers and a few notable acquaintances. But today, it’s all about my all-time fave yoga teacher. She really has been a blessing and I have learned so much from taking her classes. When I’ve completed one of her classes, it’s like the whole world is made new and fresh and inspiring again. I want to be that much better in everything. A better daughter, sister, wife, mum, practitioner, writer.

Who are yours?

If you’re looking to toast your hero this morning, try this decadent smoothie that might just become your number one fave way to honour them:

Mango-Peach Lemon Yoghurt Smoothie Supreme

Ingredients (makes approximately 6-8 glasses):

-2 organic ripe mangos (peeled with pit removed, then sliced/cubed); or approx. 1-2 cups frozen mango

-2 local grown and organic peaches (peeled, pit removed, then sliced/cubed); or approx. 1-2 cups frozen peaches.

-1-2 ripe bananas

-1 cup of lemon yoghurt (a thicker style such as Greek makes it more decadent)

-1 tbsp of chia seeds

-2 cups almond milk

-1-2 tbsp of Vega Energizing Smoothie Protein Supplement*

*optional

Blueberry Smoothie Supreme


This was definitely one of my more popular smoothies that the whole family just devoured like it was dessert at breakfast. Hope you like it as much as we did!

Blueberry Smoothie Supreme

Ingredients (for approximately 6-8 glasses):

-4 cups frozen blueberries

-1 cup frozen strawberries

-1 ripe banana

-3 stalks celery

-2 cups orange juice

-1/2 cup almond milk

-1 teaspoon flax seed

-2 tablespoons of Vega Energizing Smoothie protein supplement*

* optional

 

Rice Congee for Healthy Labour And Delivery


Here is a common recipe used to prepare rice congee with other healthy ingredients to promote a normal and efficient delivery. It can also help to encourage labor that is prolonged or delayed.

Sweet Potato Congee (Yu Tou Zhou)

Ingredients:
Sweet Potato (You Tou) – 250g
Polished Rice* (Da Mi) – 50g (Please note: polished rice is gluten-free!)
Salt (Yan) – small amount, according to preference

Directions:
Remove skin of sweet potato, wash rice, and combine these two ingredients using a ratio of 6 parts of water with 1 part rice (e.g. 600g water: 100g rice, change amounts but keep ratio if you desire more or less). Once rice has been cooked into porridge, add a touch of salt or tamari/soy sauce for flavor.

Note: Congee can also be prepared in a crock pot or slow cooker. Simply add all prepared ingredients into the pot, put on low setting, and allow it to simmer overnight for approximately 6-8 hours. In the morning, presto! Your breakfast is ready and waiting to be served with any additional seasoning (e.g. a pinch of soy sauce/salt).

(Flaws, Bob. The Book of Jook. Blue Poppy Press, Boulder, CO, 1995)

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Rice Congee for Colds and Flu (Gan Mao)


Here is a common recipe used to prepare rice congee with other healthy ingredients to treat symptoms relating to the common cold and flu, by helping to release heat through the discharge of sweat.

Ingredients:

Scallions – 5 whole ones

Fresh Ginger – approx. 15g,

Glutinous/Sticky White Rice* -100g ( Please note: glutinous rice is gluten-free!)

Directions:

Boil 6 parts of water with 1 part rice (e.g. 600g water: 100g rice, change amounts but keep ratio if you desire more or less). Once rice has been cooked into porridge, mash scallions and ginger into a pulp, add to congee and simmer.

Note: Congee can also be prepared in a crock pot or clow cooker. Simply add all prepared ingredients into the pot, put on low setting, and allow it to simmer overnight for approximately 6-8 hours. In the morning, presto! Your breakfast is ready and waiting to be served with any additional seasoning (e.g. a pinch of soy sauce/salt).

(Flaws, Bob. The Book of Jook. Blue Poppy Press, Boulder, CO, 1995).

Divine Chocolate Mint Mousse


Photo: Healthy Voyager

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A real vegan dessert that’s sure to impress your guests! This one replaces cream with avocado. Delicous and nutritious. Now this I have to try!

“This vegan dessert recipe is from Carolyn Scott-Hamilton of The Healthy Voyager, whose new cookbook, Global Kitchen: Plant-Based Recipes From Around the World is on shelves now.

Chocolate Mint Mousse

1 pitted and peeled avocado
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon mint extract flavoring
1/2 cup water (add small amounts incrementally if more is necessary to blend)
Fresh organic strawberries, washed and sliced
5 to 6 fresh mint leaves

In a blender, mix all of the ingredients until creamy, no chunks. Scoop into serving bowls and garnish with fresh strawberry slices and mint leaves. Enjoy! You can also freeze the mousse for later for a deliciously divine frozen delight.” -Ecostiletto, February 28, 2012.