…taking a tentative sip, I discovered that this drink had a delightful light flavour and was very refreshing!
I’ve recently moved into the city and closer to my work, which leaves me with much more free time in the mornings. To be honest, I usually use this time really productively by laying in the one spot on the couch for an hour slowly sipping my coffee and scrolling through Facebook and Instagram… 😉
Today I decided to make myself a healthy little green smoothie for breakfast and actually do something with my spare time. I’ve been getting back into the habit of making myself a Matcha tea in the mornings sometimes instead of a coffee for a bit of an antioxidant boost. But this morning I decided to incorporate my Matcha hit into my smoothie instead!
- three large handfuls baby spinach & rocket mix
- 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 maple water or 1 cup purified water (this is Low FODMAP friendly – if you’re not following FODMAPs you could use coconut water)
- 1 tsp maca powder
- 1/4 tsp matcha tea (I recommend Panatea or Kenkotea ceremonial grade)
- 1 inch frozen banana, chopped
- 1 small sprig fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 small sprigs of fresh mint, chopped
I gave this a good blitz in the Nutribullet until it looked green and creamy.
Then, taking a tentative sip, I discovered that this drink had a delightful light flavour and was very refreshing!
Give it a try and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your variations on this recipe 🙂
I guiltily noticed recently that an astounding two months had passed since I’d made a new post! Rest assured I hadn’t forgotten about poor old Lexie Lou, but in that two months I’ve been busy as always.
After coming home from a two week holiday in Perth for my best friend’s wedding, I was soon back into the swing of things… working my two jobs, preparing to move house, and trying to catch up on my ironing
I decided to make some time for my love and I to have a night out on our own. The first restaurant that popped into my head was Les Bubbles, a Parisian steakhouse in Fortitude Valley that had been popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed.
We got all gussied up in our finest, and off we went!
Les Bubbles do things a little bit differently to other restaurants… they offer one main that they know they do well! Quality grass fed beef is chargrilled to medium rare perfection, and the most delicious fries (or as we say at Les Bubbles, frites) grace your plate. And did I mention the frites are bottomless?!
I requested gluten free bread with my entree of a warm leaf salad and was pleasantly surprised with a fresh, thickly cut slice that delighted my tastebuds (with a light slather of butter :P). To keep my meal FODMAP friendly I refrained from ordering any sauce to accompany my steak. I also paired my meal with a delicious Chandon Rose which went down a treat! It would have been rude not to order bubbles 😉
They also offer vegetarian and pescatarian options, so all will feel comfortable at this steakhouse. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming whilst keeping it’s funky edge, and was certainly somewhere I would recommend for families, couples, young and old alike!
Our food was delicious, and the service was spectacular. We will certainly be back for more!
For an easy brekkie on the go, I’ve been whipping up this light and delightful vanilla & cinnamon smoothie!
Cinnamon & Maca are my super-foods of choice for my morning smoothie – they have a terrific array of benefits which include hormone regulation. I have had success with clearing up my skin and reducing PMS by increasing my Maca powder intake.
Here’s how to make your own 🙂
• 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 1 1/2 tbsp Vanilla & Lucuma Paleo Fermented Protein Powder from Amazonia
• 1/4 tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon
• 1 tsp organic raw Maca powder
• 1 tsp organic maple syrup
• 1/2 a banana
Using a blender, combine all ingredients throughly, serve with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon & enjoy!
I sipped mine while I flipped through this utterly gorgeous copy of Wellbeing mag! I couldn’t walk past this beautiful cover art.
What’s your favourite smoothie recipe?