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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Raw coconut salad

This coconut salad is our favorite at the moment, i am making it few times per week and everyone  loves it.

Raw, fresh and full of flavour. The shredded coconut will give a feeling of satiety, it is very versatile, easy to mix with any fruits or vegetables.

The shredded coconut is easy to find in most supermarket in Abu Dhabi such as Waitrose, lulu, Carefour 

 

Marilyne xx

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Raw coconut salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pack of shredded coconut
  2. 2 cucumbers (cut in cubes)
  3. 1 yellow pepper (cut in cubes)
  4. 1 orange pepper (cut in cubes)
  5. 1 tomato (cut in cubes)
  6. half red onion or 1 shallot (finely chopped)
  7. 1 lime ( juice only)
  8. Mint
  9. Parsley
  10. Olive oil (optional)
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the fresh shredded coconut in a bowl, squeeze the lime, stir well and set aside
  2. Chop the vegetables
  3. Mix the vegetables with the coconut. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or serve immediately.
Notes
  1. Keep in the fridge for 3 days xx
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Beetroot smoothie bowl

One of my favorite smoothie bowl with spirulina, that i will share with you very soon. Check the color of the bowl! it is amazing ♥ 

Once you have done the smoothie just grab anything you want: any fruits, nuts, seeds, dried fruits and play around with the colors and have fun.

The constancy of the smoothie will needs to be a little thick so you can add topping nicely.

Marilyne xx

 

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Beetroot smoothie bowl
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 mango
  2. 2 bananas
  3. 1/2 beetroot or 2 tbs of beetroot powder
  4. 2 tbs of flaxseeds
  5. coconut water or water
Instructions
  1. Place the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth
  2. Place the smmothie in a bowl. Add any topping and enjoy
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Chocolate & peanut butter shake

Today it’s the week end in Abu Dhabi  so week end means treat!!!! I have made this delicious Chocolate / peanut butter shake.

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Chocolate & peanut butter shake
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 2 frozen bananas
  2. 2 tbs of peanut butter
  3. 2 tbs of raw cacao
  4. 3 medjool dates
  5. 1 cup vegetal milk
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Notes
  1. Enjoy
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Watermelon & strawberry gazpacho

Beat the heat with this refreshing strawberry and watermelon gaspacho

 

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Watermelon & strawberries gazpacho
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of watermelon (cut into chunks)
  2. 3 large beef tomatoes (cut into chunks)
  3. 1 cucumber (cut into chunks)
  4. 1/4 bunch of parsley
  5. 1/4 bunch of basil
  6. Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  7. 7 strawberries (cut in half)
  8. 1/2 jalapeño( seeded and cut in chunks)
  9. 1 avocado
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in your high speed blender.
  2. Place in the fridge for 1 hour or serve immediately, with a drizzle of olive oil
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Marinated coconut ceviche salad

I came across a very nice raw coconut ceviche salad a few days ago on FullyRaw. Kristina is absolutly amazing, i recomend checking out her YouTube Chanel FullyRawKristina for amazing recipes.

I made few changes to the original recipe: swaped some vegetables and marinated the coconut meat with lime, mint parsley, to give more flavours to the salad. This ceviche is super fresh and on …. hot summer days, ideal for any occasion!

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Marinated coconut ceviche salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 avocado (Cut in slices or cubes)
  2. 1/2 red onion (finely chopped)
  3. 1 tomato (cut in slices)
  4. 2 small cucumbers (cut in small cubes)
  5. 2 cups of red cabbage (chopped)
  6. 1 coconut (meat only)
  7. 1 pepper ( finely chopped)
For the coconut ceviche marinade
  1. The juice of 2 limes
  2. 3 tbs of olive oil
  3. mint, parsley
  4. mixed herbs
  5. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. in a bowl, combine the lime juice, mint, parsley, mixed herbs, olive oil, salt & pepper.
  2. Chop the coconut meat, mix it with the marinade and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. place the rest of the ingredient in a big salad bowl.
  4. when the coconut ceviche is ready add it to the salad.
  5. serve immediately
Notes
  1. to get a spicy marinade, add some chopped chilli
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