Firstly, welcome to the new Coconut and Berries! Hope you like the new look! A huge thank you to Tiffany from Beautiful Dawn Designs for making this all happen.
As well as the blog looking a bit different I’ve moved across from wordpress.com to a self-hosted site too which allows for a few features to make things easier for you and me-You can now print, share and pin my recipes with just one click and my recipe index is hopefully easier to navigate too.
As I’m sure you can imagine there are still a fair few issues to resolve so please bear with me while I iron out the creases…
A pretty smoothie to go with my pretty new site!
If you’ve been following Coconut and Berries you’ll have read that I’ve been following an anti-candida diet which doesn’t allow for any fruit. But, I’ve been feeling so much better that I’ve started to gradually add some things back into my diet including the occasional berries and apples (low-sugar fruit).
Bananas are supposedly the worst culprit for candida as they’re high in sugar so I’m still avoiding those for the time-being. Unfortunately, most of the smoothies I typically make use bananas so I’ve had to rethink things.
I’ve been mad about almonds for as long as I can remember. I adore making fresh almond milk and the smell of almond extract is like perfume to me. When I had a holiday job in a coffee shop I loved making coffees using the almond syrup just for the smell and now I use Dr Bronner’s soap in almond scent so I get to enjoy the delicious fragrance whenever I shower.
This smoothie incorporates homemade almond milk and a dash of almond extract to bring out the flavour. Raspberries work so wonderfully here but I haven’t added too many so as to keep the smoothie creamy and sweet.
- 1C Almond milk (I recommend homemade for extra creaminess)
- 1T Chia seeds
- 1/4C Frozen raspberries
- 1/2t Vanilla extract
- 1/2t Almond extract
- 1T Liquid Sweetener (e.g. agave nectar, maple syrup, etc. ) OR 5-10 drops liquid stevia
- Optional: 1/2 Scoop Vanilla protein powder OR 1/2 a Frozen banana
- Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Check for sweetness and adjust to your liking.
One of my very first recipes was also a smoothie- Apricot and Almond with a hint of Cardamom. I’m a little embarrassed about the pictures but it’s a really tasty recipe so do check it out…just ignore the photos.