smoothie

Upgraded mango lassi

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Raw egg yolks are a powerhouse of nutrition. They not only support brain function but also immunity, gut integrity and hormonal health so it’s worth reaching beyond mayonnaise to incorporate more of them in the diet. Apart from creating a velvety texture to the smoothie, they are otherwise undetectable.

A lassi is a great dessert option. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it is best with or right after a meal as a digestive aid which prevents bloating and helps to absorb nutrients.

Perfect for those on gut healing protocols like the GAPS diet (if fruit and dairy are tolerated).

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango

  • 1 cup of natural full fat live yoghurt, dairy or coconut

  • 3 egg yolks

  • Pinch of cardamom

  • Optional: raw honey

  • Optional: water or raw milk

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

Sweeten with raw honey as desired.

For a lighter consistency, dilute with water or raw milk (true lassi is rather runny).

I like mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pink smoothie

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Ingredients:

  • Handful of fresh or frozen raspberries

  • 1/2 mango or a handful of frozen mango pieces

  • 1/4 fresh beetroot

  • Splash of full fat coconut milk

  • Small piece of fresh turmeric or 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

My favourite additions which are optional but make the smoothie a lot more filling and nutritious, especially if the smoothie is going to be your breakfast:

  • 1 tea spoon of MCT oil

  • 2 table spoons of collagen powder

  • 1 scoop of quality whey protein, if you can tolerate it

  • 1 egg yolk

Method:

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

A source of fat and pepper aid the function of turmeric so don’t skip them.