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Choc-nana and Berry Smoothie

choc-nana-berry-smoothie

Trying to resist late night cravings is a hopeless cause at the best of times, add pregnancy to the mix and you’ve got yourself a loosing battle. This Choc-nana and Berry Smoothie is the perfect solution. Sweetened by the frozen fruit and flavoured with the raw cocoa It tastes more like a rich chocolate desert then a smoothie. Pure guilt free indulgence, it satisfies those late night cravings on so many levels. 

When my husband sees me coming up with these creations, he likes to tease me and ask “Runway ready?”. And if you can’t see the humour in being 35 weeks pregnant and runway ready, well I guess you’re missing a good laugh. I say, if it makes you feel good, it’s worth a try! xx

Choc-nana and Berry Smoothie
Recipe by Mummyknows
(Serves 1)

Ingredients

1 frozen banana chopped
handful frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
1 cup brown rice milk / almond milk
1 tablespoon flaked coconut
1 heaped teaspoon raw coco
1 date chopped (optional)
shredded coconut to garnish

Directions

Blend all the ingredients together on full power for a couple of minutes. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with shredded coconut and enjoy xx

Pic by Mummyknows

Banana and Coconut Quinoa Pudding

Banana and Coconut Quinoa Pudding

The other night our little one had her first taste of Quinoa and wasn’t too impressed. Perhaps the combination was too sophisticated for her pallet or the texture too grainy. Tonight I’ve made a Banana and Quinoa Pudding for dessert and I’m hoping it will excite her a little more. Myself, I’m already excited. But admittedly, I know how delicious it is as I’ve been sampling it all day. I’ve set aside a small portion for my little sugar plum pureed and minus the honey. A sweet and super healthy treat for little ones and big ones to enjoy xx

Ingredients

1.5 cups white Quinoa
1 x 270ml can Light Coconut Milk
1.5 Cups Brown Rice Milk
2 Ripe bananas mashed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 heaped teaspoon honey

Directions
Firstly strain the Quinoa under cold water. Then, in a large saucepan combine the Quinoa, coconut milk and 1 cup of rice milk, cover and simmer over a low heat for approx 15 minutes. Once cooked, add cinnamon, mashed banana and remaining rice milk and stir for a further 4 minutes. Remove a portion for any little ones under 1, or any just not quite ready for honey yet. Add honey to remaining mixture and stir for 1 minute and serve. Or allow to set in the fridge for half hour and serve cool xx

Recipe inspired by Weelicious