wrapped in berry love

Smoothies… oh how I love to *eat smoothies.  Everyone is always asking me for recipes but, honestly, I’m so freestyle I hardly ever remember exactly what goes in… but for you sweet ones, I’m going to try!

Every morning I wake up (I would love to say without my alarm but alas, the life of a morning teaching yoga teacher who has not yet learnt to go to bed before 9.30pm  does not make this possible…yet!), I have a good sloosh and gargle with coconut or sesame oil and then have a jar of warm spring water with ACV (apple cider vinegar).   ACV is a prebiotic and a good aid for detoxing, controlling blood sugar levels and lots, lots more.

Then comes the yoga, the meditation, the journaling…  and when the tummy grumbles I know it’s green juice and smoothie time!

Here are my 5 rules of thumb for making awesome smoothies that your body will love:

  1. Keep the fructose and sweet aspect low – now, this doesn’t do much for taste but it will help set your body on a non sweet path for the day rather than getting it amped on sugar and fruit and popping your taste buds on the sweet train.
  2. Boost the fat content by adding nuts, coconut oil, coconut, avocado (for example).  Our brain needs fat to function and our body uses fat as a clean energy source so please do not be afraid of F.A.T…. It’s the best!!
  3. Add some weird stuff – as smoothies are well blended,  you can get in some super nourishing extras that taste pretty funky on their own.  I like to add seaweed, spirulina, chlorella, tumeric, cayenne pepper and a whole host of other nutritional boosters.
  4. Add some greens – once whipped together with the good stuff you won’t even notice the kale or spinach you threw in at the last minute.
  5. Add good spring or filtered water – first thing in the morning our body is begging for rehydration and your smoothie will do just that.


  • a handful of organic frozen berries – jammed packed with antioxidants
  • a good dash of chai seeds
  • shaved coconut
  • half a frozen banana (if you feel you need a bit more sweet)
  • tsp of coconut oil
  • pinch tumeric for its anti-inflammatory qualities
  • pinch of cayenne pepper to boost the metabolism
  • tsp spirulina / or chorella or both
  • tbs maca powder
  • pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • a small handful of cashews
  • tbs of raw cacao for a little chocolate decadence
  • a tsp of bee pollen
  • a little dulse seaweed
  • some kale leave (removing the stalks as they are a bit tough)
  • cup or so of spring or filtered water

Pop it all in the blender and WHIZZ it up into a delicious breakfast drink that will keep you feeling full until past lunch time (providing there is enough fat in it).

Happy smoothie making my dears… I promise to keep posting radical recipes as I create them.

AND  - I would love to hear your ideas.  Tell me your favourite smoothie creation – I’d love to try it!

*eat was not an error – these babies are so think you have to devour them with a spoon.  Savouring every mouthful and giving heartfelt thanks… infusing every bite with high vibes, love, light and gratitude!