What a busy time it’s been for me lately. Getting settled for a little while, and starting the kids with their home schooling. This home schooling thing has been a little bit of a challenge (not for the kids, just for me getting my head around the back to basics). Now that we are getting into the swing of things I can start to test out and post up some more recipes.
I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough now for a new post so I should get on with it.
WOW what a great find on the Internet, I never thought of using dates and chia seeds in a smoothie but it dose turn out quite delicious. Dates add the sweetness that is nice in a smoothie, and also adds a little bit of thickness. Chia seeds adds thickness to the smoothie and acts a little like putting in a dollop of ice cream for body and thickness but without the dairy. Chia seeds are also full of omega-3, antioxidants, fibre, calcium and protein. So why wouldn’t you add them to your next smoothie.
I did change this recipe around a bit to suit our tastes.
Add to blender
1/2 – 1 cup frozen berries or 2 bananas
8 pitted dates, soaked to soften them
1 tbsp Chia Seeds (you can grind them in a coffee grinder if you wish)
3 to 4 cups rice, almond, coconut milk
I put my milk and dates in a jug to soak at breakfast time. This way when I’m ready for a smoothie the smoothie is almost ready for me.
Well it’s mango madness time of the year here in the tropics and I sure am loving all these fresh mangoes. Most years we freeze a whole heap of mango cheeks and use them throughout the year, but this year we won’t have the freezer space so we are in overdrive drying as many as we can.
We can’t dry all the mangos, we do have to eat them fresh as well. Fresh mango and cherry salad with coconut cream seems to be on the cards for me most days for afternoon tea.
The girls are hooking into the mango smoothies, and Matt is eating them chilled straight off the cheek.
1 Mango peeled and cut
Rice, almond, coconut Milk
then blend and chill. Delish
What is your favourite way to eat mangoes?
Do you have a great DF, GF mango recipe?
I have been having this huge craving for iced coffee, which is peculiar for me because before starting this diet I couldn’t even drink coffee due to really bad stomach cramps which would last a couple of hours. After going gluten and dairy free for about 2 months I thought I would give coffee a go and ‘wa lah’ no more cramps.
1 shot of nespresso coffee
Rice, Almond, Coconut milk
Combine the two ingredients and mix well. I then like to place it in the freezer for a couple of hours to get nice and icy. Mix well again (should look like a slushy) and then drink up. This is sooooo good.