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GLORIA CICCHINI
Naturopath Perth
Northern Suburbs
Hillarys 6025
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Wellness over the festive season. Recipes to keep you healthy, included.

November 18, 2018

Summer is the time for Christmas parties, BBQ's with friends, socialising and having a great time with your community.  As we tend to indulge a little during this time of the year, many of us can feel a little worse for wear as a result, and some of us gain a couple of kilos, which usually become permanent.  Salads and smoothies are an easy addition to the diet when it is hot and they can really give your nutrition status a big boost.  

By creating and consuming colourful and diverse salads and adding green leafy vegetables to smoothies, you can protect your body from the harmful effects of alcohol and reduce some of the bloat and weight gain that may occur as the result of indulgence.  A nice big hit of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals

 

To help you achieve this, I thought I would share some of my favourite smoothie and salad recipes, to help keep you on track with your health goals over the party season.

 

Kale and Strawberry Salad

 

 

Ingredients - Salad

A handful of almonds, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 bunch of kale

Half a punnet of strawberries, sliced

4 radishes, sliced thinly with a mandolin

 

Ingredients - Dressing

3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of honey

Sea salt and Pepper

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Line a baking tray with baking paper

Evenly place the almonds over the baking tray

Evenly place small chunks of the coconut oil over the almonds

Bake in oven for 10 minutes

 

To make the dressing, add all ingredients in a jar and shake until well combined

 

Remove the ribs from the kale and chop the kale finely and sprinkle with a small amount of sea salt.

Massage the kale until it is soft and changes colour.

Place the kale in a large bowl and pour over dressing.  Toss well.

Add remaining ingredients (except almonds) and toss well.

Garnish with almonds.

 

Tip - allow the salad to sit for 15 minutes prior to serving for flavours to infuse

 

Mexican Fiesta Coleslaw

 

Ingredients:

Half a small white cabbage, finely sliced

Half a small red cabbage, finely sliced

10 radishes, sliced thin with a mandolin

2 carrots, finely sliced on a mandolin or grated

1 bunch of corriander, leaves only

2 green chilli, finely sliced and deseeded (optional)

1 red onion, finely sliced

3 limes, juiced

Sea salt to taste

4 tablespoons of olive oil

 

Method:

In a large salad bowl, place the cabbage, radish, carrot, coriander leaves, chilli if using, red onion.Add lime juice, salt and oil.Toss thoroughly.

 

Cinnamango Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of macadamia milk (see above recipe)

1 cup of mango

1 tsp of vanilla essence

A pinch of salt

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cups of tatsoi

1 tablespoon of chopped mint

 

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

Chai spiced green smoothie

 

 

Ingredients:

1 tin of coconut cream

1 bunch of washed english spinach

3 bananas (optional - frozen)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon of ginger powder

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

2 cups of coconut water

 

 

Method:

Combine in thermomix or high speed blender for 1 minute on 7, or until smooth.

 

Options:  

Replace banana with other fruits such as kiwi, pineapple, apple, mango, passionfruit, frozen berries, or whatever else is in season.

Spinach can be replaced with any leafy green vegetable as per table above.  Cucumbers are also a great addition.

 

Rainbow Warrior

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of purple kale

1 banana

1 avocado

1 chopped carrot

1 cup of strawberries

1 apple

1 cup of coconut water

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

Banana-Berry Cream

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of Coconut Cream 

2 Bananas

2 cups of spinach leaves

1 Cup of frozen blueberries

Half a cup of water

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

Mango Mojito

 

Ingredients:

Half a cup of water

The juice of a lime

1 and a half cups of lettuce leaves

Half a cup of mint leaves

2 cups of frozen mango

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

Chocolate Chai

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of macadamia milk (see above recipe)

6 dried figs

Half an avocado

2 cups of mild greens from above list

Half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Quarter of a teaspoon of nutmeg

2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

Quarter of a teaspoon of ground clove

Quarter of a teaspoon of ground cardamon

Quarter of a cup of cacao nibs

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

La Tropicana

 

Ingredients:

1 large handful of kale

1 cup of coconut water

1 cup of mixed diced pineapple and/or mango

1 passionfruit

1 banana

 

Method:

Blend on high in your high speed blender for 1 minute of until smooth.

 

Also remember that I am here to help you shed any excess weight, support you with healthy detoxification and ensure you are feeling vital and energetic if you feel like you

have lost a little of your shine.

 

Yours in health,

Gloria

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