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Caribbean Dream Smoothie

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Ingredients

1 papaya

8 cherries

1/2 banana

3 tbs Greek yogurt

3 tbs hemp seeds

1 tbs desiccated coconut

1/4 cup coconut water

Method

  1. Cut the papaya in half, discard the seeds and scoop out the flesh
  2. Deseed the cherries
  3. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, NutriBullet or whatever blending method you prefer. Blend
  4. Voila

Dad has been training hard lately, so I’ve been creating post-training smoothies to supply a good hit of glucose to transport energy to the muscles, protein for muscle repair and electrolytes for rehydration. This formula is also perfect for a toddler smoothie, especially in the summertime when extra hydration is needed. The protein in the smoothie with slow down the release of sugar from the fruit, creating a more stabilized source of energy, and keep the body fueled for longer. It’s a great early morning or mid afternoon snack.

I had an idea of how this smoothie would taste when I was making it, but it actually came out better than expected. Drinking it made me feel like I should be dancing in the sun, on a white sandy beach, in the Caribbean islands. Thanks to my little Caribbean Dream smoothie, for that lovely memory recall…

 

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Cinnamon Eggy Muffins

Eggy Muffins

 

Ingredients

1 large banana

2 eggs

1/4 cup of chopped dates or apricots or raisins

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp hemp seeds

Pinch of salt

Muffin cups or coconut oil to grease muffin tray

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375F, 190C, gas mark 5
  2. Mash bananas in a bowl until runny and juicy
  3. Add eggs to the bowl along with the other ingredients and mix well
  4. I add 3 tablespoons of mixture per muffin cup, making sure I get a good amount of dried fruit in each cup
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The muffins should bounce like a sponge when you lightly press down on the top

These muffins are super easy to make – I find it’s less mess and a lot easier than preparing scrambled eggs. This mixture will make about 6 muffins – my girls usually have 2 each. I usually make these with Number 2, once I get her out of bed, and pop them in the oven before I get Number 1 out of bed. It takes about 5-7 minutes to prepare and the girls (and Dad) love them!  Double the recipe to make double the amount.  You can also add fresh fruit, however, I find it makes the muffins a little wet.

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