ALKALISING SMOOTHIE

ALKALISING

 

“Alkalising” is the new buzz word for health-conscious people but what is it and when do we know when we are alkalising? Alkaline is a state of ph our body can be in, as opposed to acidic. Everything in nature is either acidic or alkaline in levels, which is why it makes sense that to change from one to the other we can rely on food as medicine to do this. All the answers to our health problems can be addressed by choosing the clean foods to nourish our body’s by elevating our levels of nutrients. When we want to tip the acid/alkaline balance we need to enhance the level of alkaline foods to support our cells and the landscape within and around our cells, since we are made up of 50 trillion cells at any given time. Isn’t that amazing! The body really is a miracle and as we focus on what we put into our bodies we can see that this will transform into what health our cells have. The cells within deliver nutrients to our skin, the largest organ of the body. So, it makes sense that if would like the radiance to glow within our skin we must take an alkaline approach whilst we nourish with natures green foods. So, to prepare for spring we have created the Smoothie Starter to energise your mornings and your skin! Being more alkaline means the cells within can enliven our skin and deliver nourishment from a cellular delivery system. Nutrients are highly concentrated in our green vegetables and superfood green powders and are perfect to begin your alkaline body leaving your skin glowing and energy soaring.

Enjoy the ritual of alkalising knowing it’s the place vital skin begins Flow into you day with the following recipe.

 

Clean Green Energising Smoothie

½ handful of kale or spinach

½ handful of berries

3 cubes of ice

1 scoop of pea or rice protein powder

1 tsp of Elevate

1 x pitted date

½ banana frozen

½ handful of cucumber

2 Tbs Hemp seeds

8 almonds

¼ avocado

Fill to just cover with coconut water

 

Enjoy your Alkalising start to the day

 

Luv Miss V

 

VEGAN ALMOND BUTTER CUPS

Miss Vitality Vegan Almond Butter Cup

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips

¼ cup almond butter

1 tablespoon maple syrup

½ tablespoon powdered sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sliced almonds

METHOD:

Step 1: Line a mini tin with 12 mini cupcake wrappers or silicone cups.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler.

Step 3: Pour a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the bathroom of one cup and use a small spoon to coat the chocolate halfway up the sides. Repeat until all the cupcake liners are coated.

Step 4: Make the almond butter filling by mixing the rest of the ingredients together, except for the almond slices (save those for the top).

Step 5: Scoop out a teaspoon of the mixture and press in into the center of one muffin tin; repeat with the other 11. Place the muffin tin in the fridge for 20 minutes so the chocolate and almond butter mixture can harden.

 

Step 6: Remove the tin from the fridge and pour a teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of each cup, covering the almond butter filling, using the back of a spoon to smooth it out.

Step 7: Sprinkle each with a few almond slices.

Step 8: Place in the fridge for another 20 minutes to set. Store uneaten almond butter cups in an airtight container in the fridge or at room temperature (if it’s not too hot out).

Miss Vitality Vegan Almond Butter Cups Recipe

TROPICAL ELEVATE SMOOTHIE BOWL

Miss Vitality Elevate Smoothie Bowl

INGREDIENTS:

1 ½ cups frozen mango

2 cups fresh pineapple

1 small Persian cucumber, ends removed

2 celery stalks

1 small avocado

 

1 handful fresh mint

1 cup coconut water

1 tsp of Miss Vitality Elevate

Fresh berries to top

METHOD:

Step 1: Blend above ingredients in the blender until smooth and creamy.

Step 2: Pour into a bowl

Step 3: Top with fresh fruit, coconut and anything else you desire.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Miss Vitality Tropical Elevate Smoothie Bowl Recipe

MISS VITALITY COCOA RAW BALLS

Miss Vitality Raw cacao balls

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of Almond Meal

1 cup of Almonds

½ a cup of cashews

1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds

½ cup of Pumpkin Seeds

½ cup of Sunflower Seeds

Step 5: Enjoy!

 

½ cup of shredded Coconut

½ a cup of Cranberries

8 Pitted Dates

1 teaspoon of Elevate (Organic Greens and Reds)

2 to 3 tablespoons of Organic Cocoa

2 teaspoons of Coconut oil

METHOD:

Step 1: Place all dry ingredients into a food processor or thermomix and blend until all ingredients are chopped and in small rough pieces.

Step 2: Add enough coconut oil and mix into a consistency that all the ingredients stick together.

Step 3: Add more cocoa if required for a darker chocolate taste

Step 4: Roll into small balls and place in the refrigerator or freezer.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Miss Vitality Raw Cocoa Balls Recipe

RAW CHICKPEA HUMMUS

Miss Vitality Raw Chickpea Hummus

INGREDIENTS:

345g uncooked chickpeas

2 tablespoons tahini

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 lemons, juiced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 cup filtered or spring water

1 pinch paprika

METHOD:

Step 1: Soak the chickpeas for 24 hours. Drain, and let sit for 2 to 4 days or until the bean sprouts are 3cm long. Rinse the beans once or twice a day.

Step 2: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute. Place the sprouted beans in the hot water and let sit for 1 minute. Drain.

Step 3: Place the sprouted beans into the container of a large food processor. Add the tahini, salt, lemon juice and garlic. Process until smooth, adding water if necessary. It will take 3 to 5 minutes to blend.

Step 4: Let sit in the food processor for 5 minutes to allow the beans to absorb as much of the water as possible. If too thick, add more water, and blend again. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

Step 5: Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with paprika.

 

Miss Vitality Raw Chickpea Hummus Recipe

CHIA AND COCONUT PUDDING

Miss Vitality Chia and coconut pudding

INGREDIENTS:

400g can organic coconut cream

80ml (1/3 cup) honey

1/3 cup Chia Seeds

Blueberries, to serve

Toasted coconut, to serve

 

 

METHOD:

Step 1: Place coconut cream, honey and chia seeds in a bowl.

Step 2: Stir well to combine.

Step 3: Cover and store in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight to thicken.

Step 4: Divide among serving glasses.

Step 5: Top with berries, and coconut if desired.

Miss Vitality Chia and Coconut Pudding Recipe