Today i'm off on holiday. Well a holiday of sorts as my plan is to work... hard!
I hadn't originally planned to go on holiday as I went away not so long ago with family over Easter, but the opportunity to take some time out with friends in Spain was too good to miss. However I'm planning on taking my laptop and getting up nice and early (way before normal people do on holidays!) to write up lots of notes and create some coaching materials before the day gets underway. When I go away with my girls there is always a lot of sitting by the pool reading books... it just so happens that my books will consist of 'The Blood Sugar Solution' 'You Can Heal You Life' and 'I Quit Sugar' instead of the latest light hearted fiction blockbuster...
Without the distraction of the Internet it will be interesting to see how the next few days turn out! I'm curious, scared and excited to be without the 'lifeline' that is the internet and email.
In other news the I have been busy creating another ebook for The Real Food Source (I know I've mentioned it a few times in recent months) it's been long in the works and became much more involved than originally anticipated but is finally being launched in the next few days. The focus is all on nut butters (or nut pastes which are basically unroasted pure blended nut butters) it has been such a fun book to create and the recipe ideas were almost infinite! The nut pastes (almond and cashew) they sell on their website are fabulous and I have been buying... erm... rather a lot of it, particularly during my strict candia phase when nut butter became a bit of an obsession! I worked out it's actually about the same price to buy 1kg tubs of pre-blended organic nut paste as it is to buy the nuts and blend them myself! The ebook will be another free download from their website and i'll link it directly next week when i'm back from my holiday.
In the meantime here is a little teaser recipe, I wanted to share a simple nut butter smoothie recipe and since this had a tropical holiday vibe I felt it was pretty appropriate for the summer sunshine and my holiday!
Recipe: Lemony Blueberry Smoothie
“Pack a purple punch with this fruity delight. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and are one of the lowest sugar fruits... so be generous!”
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- Juice of half a lemon (plus grated rind for top)
- 2 heaped tbs unroasted nut butter (either almond or cashew)
- 1 ½ cups water
Blend everything together until very smooth. Add a little extra water if you prefer a thinner smoothie. Pour into glasses and grate a little lemon rind on the top of each.
Note: as an alternative to lemon you could try ½ tsp vanilla bean powder blended through.
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