I’m sure you’ve seen smoothies of all colours, flavours and weird ingredients absolutely everywhere lately, especially on social media. They sure do look incredible! The colours, the crazy toppings all the beautifully styled and layered into a tantalisingly over-filled glass. No Insta-worthy shake is complete without an abstract superfood or unheard-of ingredient like cacao nibs, bee pollen, Himalayan cherry root, powdered crickets, edible irises, camel milk or dried beetroot… Ok, I made up one of those (yes, just one) but you get the idea – the main criteria of a smoothie (or even better, a smoothie bowl) is dictated by how photogenic it is. Of course it’s great to see people embracing healthy food and making it trendy, but let’s not be fooled by the “health halo” that surrounds some of these foods. Just because you look incredible slurping on a smoothie artwork, perhaps they aren’t all they’re cracked up to be….
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When hunger strikes it’s tempting to reach for the easiest, fattest, sweetest thing imaginable. Your brain is telling you it needs (or wants) immediate satisfaction but in reality these foods will leave you feeling flat a short while after.
Keep a few of these items in easy access so you’re prepared next time you’re reaching for a snack.
Berries are a great source of antioxidants (specifically anthocyanins), fibre as well as being low in kilojoules. This is a nutrient dense food, as opposed to energy dense – filling up on these will promote health, not weight gain. 300g frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries or mixed berries) 100g low fat natural or Greek yoghurt … Continue reading Frozen Berry Sorbet