Borrow My // Blender

Chocolate Cayenne Greens Stack Smoothie

RecipeDanielle Linton
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Ingredients

Greens Stack - 2 scoops

1 ripe banana

1 heaped tbsp of raw cacao

1 shot of espresso

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 scoop of whole oats (to preference)

1/2 tsp of honey

sprinkle mixed seeds over mug/bowl 


Method

Pop all your ingredients in your blender and whizz up until smooth!


This smoothie is the perfect chocolaty hit for the sweet toothed among us with with an added kick from the cayenne.  Who said Greens had to be green?

Some of the benefits from the Greens Stack are synergistic to the chocolate and cayenne for a powerful wake up juice! Greens Stack has natural nootropic effects as well as a mega dose of greens so you have started the day the best way possible! 

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Other Benefits

Anti - Inflammatory

High in Antioxidant

Mood boosting and cognitive enhancing

blood flow and energy increase.

Heart health

natural mineral delivery system

high in vegan proteins, reduces fatigue and improves recovery

The Hulk Protein Shake with Neat Nutrition

RecipeDanielle LintonComment

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of Neat Nutrition Protein Powder
  • Half an avocado 
  • 1 kiwi 
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 banana 
  • A splash of coconut milk 

How To

Starting with the coconut milk, pop everything in a blender and blend until the spinach is no longer visible. 

Pour into a glass of your choice (sometimes we use a martini glass if we're feeling fancy) and voila! 

Recipe from Neat Nutrition 

Mango, Pineapple, Apple and Coconut Milk Smoothie

RecipeDanielle Linton

Smoothies are a great way to boost our vitamin and mineral intake.  With so many options we really can be spoilt for choice.  Smoothies are so easy to make at home, all you need is some fruit, vegetables or both.  Combining ingredients can be an art.  Some recipes just don't work well and others can be subject to our personal preferences.  When Elle of Borrow My Blender got in touch and asked for a recipe I knew straight away what I wanted to make.  I love sweet things so I went with what my tummy fancied and made a gorgeously smooth, creamy, tasty, topical smoothie that vanished the second my photos were taken as the kids spotted it, damn!!! Note to self, next time make a larger amount.  This smoothie is so simple to make, you just throw everything in to your blender whizz it up, pop it into a glass and slurp it down.  It takes minutes and is so yummy you will be making it over and over.

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It's not just the flavour that is important you also should consider nutritional content.  Mangoes contain vitamins A, B's and C , potassium and magnesium.  They can help play a role in eye protection, lower cholesterol, clear the skin and even play a preventative role against some forms of cancer.

Pineapples are also great as they are contain high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants which work on various areas of the body from the eyes and arteries to the immune system.  Pineapple can help reduce inflammation in the body so is great for those with inflammatory arthritic conditions and joint pain.

Apples are another great fruit for smoothies being rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  They provide dietary fibre and this can help trap fats and sugars and helping to eliminate them from the body therefore helping with conditions like diabetes and heart disease.  It's not just there that apples uses end, it's a great fruit that can be useful to help treat various ailments and may even help with weight loss due to their water and fibre content.

My Mango, Pineapple, Apple and Coconut Milk Smoothie is delicious and that's from the children's comments before I had a chance to try it for myself.

Serves One (adult)

Ingredients

1 fresh apple (approx. 140g)

110ml Coconut milk

50g Frozen mango pieces

40g Frozen pineapple pieces

 

Method

Throw the frozen fruit into your blender.

Peel the apple and quarter and add this too.

Pour the coconut milk over and blend.

Pour into a long glass and enjoy.

Thanks so much for reading my guest post.  I hope you enjoyed my smoothie recipe.  Want to see more of my posts?

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We've officially launched!

Business UpdatesDanielle Linton
 Photo Credit: @Lolography

Photo Credit: @Lolography

Way back in February, we went off to the Princes Trust (PT) to present to a Launch Group Panel. Think Dragons Den...
We've been working with The PT for over a year now to develop our business plan and finesse our offer and are pleased to announce that we successfully passed the Launch Group Panel! 

What does this mean?!

We're now out of the planning stages and are a fully fledged business proudly supported by The Princes Trust. The next year is crucial for us but we have a plan to implement! 

A Huge "Thank You" to everyone who has supported us and worked with us over the past 12 months throughout this process and we look forward to working with you again soon!