Two of my go-to Smoothies!

With the holidays coming up there is a lot of nights out, big dinners, celebration drinks, and Sinful treats. I’m not complaining, but come January, my body will be thankful if I avoid some of those temptations now. I recently shared two Smoothie pictures on my Instagram, and have had a couple people ask me for the lowdown. These are incredibly easy, beneficial, and super tasty!

I already have a green smoothie, my Hulk Smoothie Bowl and a Healthier Chocolate Shake, HOWEVER when it comes to healthy treats it’s fun-and important- to experiment/mix it up! I’m slightly hooked on pineapple lately, and the Tropical Green Smoothie is the answer to that! And everyone knows how much I love a peanut butter and chocolate combo, and the Monkey Business is a MUCH healthier solution than a Reese’s cup!

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut water or milk

1 banana

1/2 cup or so of fresh pineapple chunks and the juice

handful of spinach, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon spirulina

Method

Blend it up! Serve it in a tall glass, OR in a bowl with toasted/shaved coconut flakes.

 

Monkey Business

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond milk

2 bananas

3 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoon cacao powder

1 teaspoon maple syrup

3-4 ice cubes.

Method

Just blend until smmmooothh!

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Rozanna Purcell’s Natural Born Feeder Peanut Butter Brownie Squares

I’m a BIG supporter of Rozanna Purcell‘s cooking philosophy, and her recipes are delicious. I am thrilled to have her as a Guest Blogger; feature a Natural Born Feeder recipe!

I have a soft spot for peanut butter. And brownies. These Natural Born Feeder Peanut Butter Brownie Squares are perfect when you want something sweet, minus all those additives. Guilt free, but I am finding it hard to stop at one!

Peanut Butter Brownie Squares

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Ingredients

Base

  • 150g dates
  • 200g almonds
  • 50g dark chocolate melted

Top Layer

  • 150g coconut oil
  • 200g peanut butter
  • 150g maple/agave/honey (although maple or agave taste a little better here)
  • 100g roughly crushed roasted peanuts

Method

  1. For the base, mix all in the base ingredients until a fine bread crumb like mix.
  2. Press this mix down firmly and evenly into a square brownie tin (6″ or 8″).
  3. Set aside to the fridge while you make the awesome topping!
  4. For the top layer, melt the coconut oil over low heat( ensure there is no bubbling or boiling), stir in the peanut butter, maple and stir until there is no separation between the liquids.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the crushed peanuts, pour over the base. Place in fridge for 2-3 hours until set.

Yummm!

Pop over to Rozanna Purcell’s  Natural Born Feeder for more recipes!

Want to be a Guest Blogger/collab? Drop me a line at cookinwithcarmel@gmail.com!