This is a perfect spring/summer
breakfast that keeps you going right through until lunchtime. It also
makes a great mid-afternoon energy boost. Loved by kids and adults alike,
it’s very quick and easy to make in a blender, smoothie maker
or even with a handheld blender.
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50g (handful/a cup) almonds
1-2 cups water
1 tsp – 1 tsp organic extra virgin coconut oil PLUS:
Option 1: avocado and raw honey or an apple Option 2: apple, banana, handful of strawberries, raspberries,
1. Soak a handful of almonds overnight (or for 12 hours), drain and
2. Put almonds in a blender with 1 cup water.
3. Whizz up for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add 1 tsp of organic coconut oil (or more to taste). Blend for 1
Or you could use the almond milk recipe
above instead of steps 1-3.
1. Add ½ an avocado and a chopped apple or some raw honey to
2. Blend until creamy – add more water if necessary, depending
on how thick you like it.
Makes approx. 700ml – 1 large glass.
1. Add a banana and summer strawberries, raspberries and or blueberries
(if you can’t get fresh, you can use organic frozen berries).
2. Blend for a further minute.
3. Add up to 1 more cup water to thin to desired consistency.
Makes approx. 1300ml – 2 large glasses (to share, or put half
in an airtight container and have as a snack later)
You can add your supplements to these smoothies, such as oils, lecithin
and bee pollen. Soaked linseeds can be blended into the nut milk before
adding the fruit. Or you could also try using different nuts or seeds
instead of the almonds.
For more recipes, come
along to one of our Good Food Cookery Workshops (see below), or buy
one of our recipe books :
NATURAL RECIPES by Kirsten Chick
Containing over 20 delicious and simple recipes that cater for a variety
of diets and detoxes. Printed on high quality recycled material, the
booklet will be a valuable addition to anyone's recipe shelf. Also available
soon as an e-book. To order contact Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on 07968 137246.
Come and cook
GOOD FOOD with natural nutritionists Nicki Edgell &
Kirsten Chick at their GOOD
FOOD COOKERY WORKSHOPS teaching you how to cook
simple and utterly delicious healthy food
at Hove Park School
for morning or afternoon only,
or £80 for all day (includes tasters and lunch)
£40/£75 early bird discount
Morning Workshop (Part
~ MEALTIMES ~
The morning will focus on tasty seasonal breakfasts, lunches
and evening meals.
You will cook some simple, delicious dishes to eat for lunch, showing
that healthy eating can be easy and enjoyable for all the family.
Afternoon Workshop (Part
~ SNACKS & TREATS ~
We’ll show you how you can still enjoy seasonal sweet foods
whilst eating healthily.
You will be making and eating some yummy snacks and seasonal desserts
and treats that you will find hard to believe are good for you.
All recipes are gluten free and sugar free, with vegetarian
and vegan options.
Chick lectures in nutrition at the College of Natural Nutrition,
where she originally trained with Barbara Wren, and also at Sussex
Downs College in Lewes. Kirsten runs her nutrition practice from
Brighton & Hove, and also runs regular talks, workshops and
short courses around the country. Her recipe booklet “Natural
Recipes” is still selling well, and she also writes for local
and national publications.
for more details.)
Edgell Nicki Edgell trained
at the College of Natural Nutrition with Barbara Wren.
She works in Brighton and at Cliffe Osteopaths, Lewes. She writes
articles, gives talks and runs short courses in nutritional healing.
(For details see www.nutritionandhealing.co.uk.)
You may also have seen her giving free nutritional healing advice
over the past few years at the Hove Farmer's Market.