Mocha Protein Shake

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That protein kindly sent us some of their protein so we decided to make a delicious post work out shake because we love them. We used the ‘Chirpy Chirpy Choca Mocha with organic coffee’ protein.

That Protein is a plant based protein powder and for once the protein actually tastes great. They are dairy free, no added sugars, non GMO, no sweeteners and free from anything artificial.

We decided to add a couple of other ingredients to make our shake thick and creamy- the best way to have a shake. We have tried it with just water though when we have been in a rush leaving the gym and it still tastes great!

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1 scoop of that protein mocha flavour
1 banana
8 frozen cherries(3 for decoration)
Handful of ice
Almond milk
Tea spoon cacao nibs (leave some for decoration)

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz it up until combined! Top tip always put your protein in last so it doesn’t get stuck to the sides (its a nightmare if it does and you will find yourself shaking the blender trying to get it to combine).

A super easy recipe to follow!

Blender recipes- Green juices

Green juices may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we LOVE them. Green juices are particularly refreshing and it is so fun experimenting with different flavours.We have decided to share a number of different green juices with you as the fun thing about juicing is that you can mix and match the recipes to suit your taste buds or dietary needs.

Pineapple, cucumber and kale juice
1 small can of pineapple in juice
4 slices of cucumber (1cm thick)
handful of kale

Pineapple, cucumber and spinach juice
1 small can of pineapple in juice
4 slices of cucumber (1cm thick)
handful of spinach

Peach, cucumber and spinach juice
1 small tin of peaches in juice
5 slices of cucumber (1cm thick)
handful of spinach

Apple, kiwi, pear, avocado & mint
1 apple
1 kiwi
1 pear
1 avocado
handful mint leaves

Pineapple, celery, spinach
1 small tin of pineapple in juice
1 celery stick
handful of spinach

Blender recipes- Pesto

We have just bought a Nutri Ninja are are loving it, so much so that we have decided to write a series of post with recipes to make in a blender. Blenders are great as you can make a variety of different things in them, from smoothies, juices, ice cream and sauces.

We decided to start with pesto as it is so quick and easy to make, its crazy most people will buy it in  a jar from the shops.The trouble with shop bought is the added nasties they put into it, the large amount of salt and quite a lot have the addition of garlic, which is a no go for those on a low FODMAP diet.

There is not specific recipe that we followed we just chucked a handful of basil, kale, 1 tbsp pine nuts and 1 tbsp good quality olive oil into a blender and whizzed it up.

Pesto can also be made with the addition of spinach, or substituting the kale for spinach.

You can make a small batch or make a large amount and freeze it


Enjoy the pesto with pasta or we quick enjoy putting pesto on top of salmon.