Tag: Fruit

(Healthy) Chocolate Oranges

I struck upon a healthier way to enjoy chocolate orange this Christmas.  No, it’s not quite as good the real thing, but they were pretty yummy.  They were also incredibly easy.  I think they could have done with more chocolate personally.  And you probably want a napkin when you’re eating… Continue reading “(Healthy) Chocolate Oranges”

Ginger Almond Smoothie

Another smoothie attempt.  I should really start thinking through the flavour options instead of just throwing in everything that I find in the fridge…Anyway this time around I wanted to try adding some of the Almond and Coconut Butter I had picked up, and I used Coconut Milk so that’s kind of coordinated.

This is what I used anyway:

  • 4 Frozen Kale
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 tbsp Frozen Raspberries
  • 2g Frozen Ginger
  • 20g Huel
  • 200ml Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Almond Coconut Butter

And then just blitz in the Nutribullet.  It makes two glasses.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 300
Carbs: 24
Fat: 17g
Protein: 12g
Sugar: 8g
Fibre: 6g

I always look at these things and think eeek!  So many calories, and so much sugar for a little drink.  I do this whilst stuffing my face with chocolates…

 

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berry smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Exciting times people, I have the Nutribullet! Boyfriend said ages ago he would get it for me for my birthday so I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting…Anyway my birthday finally rolled around and now I can go smoothie crazy!  Starting with this Mixed Berry Smoothie.  Well we’re several iterations in really.

I have also been experiencing Huel.  Huel is a silly word.  It is also a nutritionally balanced powder that gives supposedly fulfills all your nutritional needs. It’s been designed as a meal replacement, I can’t quite get to grips on that.  Instead I am just adding it to my porridge and smoothies.  It’s high in protein, so I imagine that people use it as a protein powder.

I’ve been experimenting with smoothie recipes, and this one was pretty good.  It’s amazing how much better adding a banana makes everything taste, but also how much more calories and sugar it adds.  So I suppose my next challenge is a delicious banana free smoothie.  Also one that looks less brown…berry smoothie

Ingredients-berry smoothie

40g Mixed Frozen Berries
1 Banana (around 130g)
25g Huel
25g Kale
Chilled Herbal Tea

Nutritional Values-

Calories- 240
Carbs- 42g
Fat- 4g
Protein- 10g
Sugar- 19g
Fibre- 7g

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Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Cocktail

P1000219I got a watermelon drink at a fancy bar a while ago and it was delicious.  It cost me £4.50 for that one drink, so I decided to try to make my own.  I bought a bottle of Monin Watermelon Syrup for about £9 online and some other ingredients:

  • Watermelon Syrup
  • Sparkling Water
  • Watermelon Pieces
  • Lime Juice
  • Lime
  • Crushed Ice

I crushed some ice in my blender and put it into a jar.  Then poured over the watermelon syrup, sparkling water, and squeezed in the juice of a lime.  I then put some pieces of watermelon into the drink and some on the side of the glass along with a slice of lime to make it look fancy.