Strawberry Protein Smoothie Bowl

Turn your smoothie into a bowl with this easy smoothie bowl recipe.  Here is a recipe for a simple smoothie, but you can make yours with any ingredients and make it as simple or complex as you have time for. Use high protein cottage cheese to ensure a solid amount to protein in your breakfast. Protein for breakfast can help to reduce sugar cravings and keep you feeling full longer.

I’ve got a granola recipe coming up too that you can make as part of this bowl😁

Serves: 4

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 0 mins

What you Need:

•4 cups (600g) cottage cheese

•1 ½ cup (225g) frozen strawberries, thawed

•4 tbsp. maple syrup

•½ cup granola

•1 cup (150g) mixed berries 

What you Need to Do:

Place the cottage cheese, strawberries and maple syrup in a food processor or high-speed blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.

Divide between 4 serving bowls, top with granola and fresh berries, to serve.

Pesto Pasta Salad

My family loves a good pesto pasta salad as a side to any main meal.  If you have ever been to my house for dinner, or I’ve brought food to yours, then you have probably had a pesto pasta salad.  Its easy to make and super delicious.  Experiment with what you add.  Other options include chopped tomatoes, broccoli, peas or a colour mix of peppers to add lots of colour.  Veggies can be cooked or raw for a different taste and texture. Add some chicken to make it a meal.  So many options, but always so delicious! 

Serves 4

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 mins

What you need:

•11 oz. (320g) whole wheat pasta

•13 oz. (360g) roasted peppers, drained, sliced

•6 tbsp. basil pesto

•1 mozzarella ball, chopped (125g)

•4 oz. (120g) rocket

*salt and pepper to taste

What you need to do:

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, drain and rinse under cold running water until cooled.

In a large bowl, toss the pasta and the remaining ingredients together until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Alternatively, place in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Cajun Salmon with Corn Salsa Recipe

Salmon is definitely a super food full of good fats and protein! Try this recipe that gives it a bit of a kick.  Feel free to substitute the coriander for parsley or spinach if coriander isn’t your thing. Try to get wild caught salmon wherever possible.

Try this organic cajun spice mix from Gourmet Organic.