6 weeks smoothie challenge + butternut & golden paste smoothie bowl recipe

Hello,

My good friend Jean has recently started a 6 weeks challenge where basically you cut off all sugar form, introduce at least one vegetable smoothie per day instead of a meal and do 30 minutes walk 5 days per week.

A litle bit about Jean Charlotte Glen: She is the founder of a popular group on facebook called Natural Alternative Abu Dhabi. She is an Aromatherapist and a reflexologist, she would describe herself as a holistic nutritionist. Jean loves cooking healthy meals and she believes that your medecine is what you eat and which skin care you end up using. She is also currently studying a couselling and life coaching diploma. She is definitely a big inspiration for many of us and she is spending a lots of time on the group helping with making our own skin care products and many more. If you wish to join the group, here is the link to our challenge.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/naturalalternativesabudhabi/

Cutting sugar out  was very easy as I realised that the only sugar I was eating was mainly from fruits and dates.

I decided to cut on dates but keep my fruits intake, mainly fruits with low sugar such as berries, apples, kiwi and grapefruits to name few and reduce the pineapple and mangoes, but i wasn’t loosing weight even after going to the gym for 1hour 30 everyday and eating healthy wasn’t making any difference. So i remembered a friend sending me a smoothie cleanse plan last year. I had a closer look at it and started my own 10 days smoothie cleanse challenge. The cleanse smoothie plan is called JJ Smith 10 days cleanse and can be found online through Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/10-Day-Green-Smoothie-Cleanse-Smith/dp/1501100106

I have been drinking many and plenty of different smoothies this past month. I have lost 3 kilos in 10 days and I am feeling amazing. I also changed my gym workout plan and introduced varied high Intensity exercises in to it. I am now still keeping to two smoothies per day and a raw or cooked meal dinner meal with the family.

 

I am now going to share few great smoothie recipes that are easy to make and are packed with nutrients, once a week and i hope you will enjoy it 

Love Marilyne ♥

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Butternut and turmeric golden paste smoothie
Serves 1
A delicious smoothie bowl with turmeric golden paste
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 frozen banana
  2. 1 cup of raw butternut squash
  3. 1 raw carrot
  4. 1 full tea spoon of turmeric golden paste*
  5. 1 to 2 tbs of flax seeds
  6. 1 cup of almond milk
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place the mixture in a bowl, the smoothie should be thick and smooth.
  3. Add your favorite toppings
  4. Et voila
Notes
  1. * Turmeric golden paste: i have started using it because of my arthritis symptoms, after 2 weeks of using the paste i have noticed a big difference.
  2. here is a link for more infos about the Golden paste.
  3. http://turmericlife.com.au/turmeric-for-arthritis/
  4. If you don't have the paste you can also add 1/4 tea spoon of turmeric powder and 1 tea spoon of raw cold press coconut oil
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Rawmantic chocolate fondue

Valentine’s day is nearly upon us ♥

Time to get ready for a Rawmantic snack.

The chocolate fondue is made of smooth avocado, raw cacao, oat milk and maple sirup.

It will take  5 minutes to make and it is a delicious treat for littles one too 

 

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Rawmantic chocolate fondue
Serves 4
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10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 big avocado or 2 smalls
  2. 1/4 cup of maple sirup
  3. 1/2 cup of nut milk
  4. 4 tbs of raw cacao
  5. 1 ts of vanilla nectar
  6. 1 tbs of coconut oil (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a small high speed blender.
  2. You might need to add more milk or more sirup according to your taste.
  3. Place any fruits of your choice on a nice plate.
  4. Et voila dip the fruits in the chocolate fondue and enjoy
Notes
  1. The fondue will last 4 days in the fridge
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Raw pecan & carob brownies

The end of the week didn’t turn up the way i wanted so we all needed a good energy boost at home to put a big smile on our faces! I had organic pecan nuts brought from UK this summer, local dates from Abu Dhabi, carob powder (Organic Food Cafe at Nation Towers has carob powder) and some beautiful vanilla powder brought by my friend Helena from Uganda … So whats to do with all of this?

Raw pecan & carob brownies of course!

This is so yummy and the brownies didn’t last 10 minutes! those brownies will make you smile 

Marilyne xx

 

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Raw pecan & carob brownies
Serves 6
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Prep Time
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Total Time
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of pecan + 1/4 cup crushed
  2. 1/2 cup of carob powder
  3. 1 cup of pitted dates
  4. 1/4 ts of vanilla powder
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1 or 2 tbs of water if needed
Instructions
  1. Place the pecan in a food processor, process into small chunks
  2. Remove 1/4 cup of pecan. Set aside
  3. Add the dates, process, add the carob powder, vanilla & salt, process until you get a sticky mixture
  4. Add water if needed, but not more than 2 tbs.
  5. Add the rest of the pecan nuts. Stir well
  6. Press the mixture in a square pan.
  7. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or 15 minutes.
  8. Cut in squares or any shapes and enjoy
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