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SMOOTHIE OF THE WEEK

Hello friends and followers,
I hope you’re all doing well and the happiest one can be.
I have a smoothie to share with you all that is just…divine.

I wish I could keep it a secret to myself but at this moment in time I’m bursting with energy and love and I must share it amongst those who love their greens and goodness.

PROTEIN MINT BLISS

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One whole coconut (obviously we’re not using the shell!)
3 frozen Bananas
1/2 tsp of spirulina
1 scoop (24 grams) of vanilla pea protein
1 dash of peppermint essence

Whizz this concoction together in a blender until ingredients are all combined and the mixture is of a nice smoothie-like consistency. Pour this mint-full beauty into you’re nearest glass or jam jar (if you’re that kind of person) and enjoy!
It’s probably the most delicious smoothie I’ve ever come across and a perfect post-workout meal especially when you’re not exactly feeling you can stomach a big meal just yet.

Please, give it a go! You wont be disappointed.
Let me know your thoughts.

Much love friends of the world

Evie X

 

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SWEET POT : RED PEPP : COCO MILK WARMING SOUP

Holy effin’ Moly,
Unbelievable that September is here and SO winter is already on it’s way to our front doors… Don’t get me wrong, this time of year I love!! I’m the biggest festive person. Hurray. If we jump ahead a month or two : I loooove wrapping up snug, having fires, getting huuuuuge sausages, delicious hot chocolates and mulled wines at the christmas ( german ) markets ( so blooming excited!! Yes… 4 beautiful months away), going ice skating and doing all those other winter things. OH YES, IT’S BECOMING THAT TIME OF YEAR.

My humble abode

My humble abode

However, ( and that is a strong however) as I’m sure the majority of you, who too experience cold winters will agree with me, the delightful winter chill is just not okay; not being able to button up your shirt properly because your fingers are frozen, or catching the lovely cold that seems to pass round like wild fire or even looking so pale it’s ghostly. Meh.
WELL I guess my positive inner self is meant to jump in at this point and say ; “Where there’s a high, there’s a low” . But  SERIOUSLY eh presto, CHRISTMAS IS ROUND THE CORNER.

Anyhow I’ve gathered you all here today because I want to share a little loco something with you, so read  c a r e f u l l y  because I’m bringing to you… as promised, a bloomin’ loco with coco soup. Boo’ya!

How does this tickle your fancy – SWEET POTATO, RED PEPPER AND COCONUT MILK SOUP. Eh?

Absolutely spandanglin’ delightful.
Okay here goes; you may want to note this down for your next food shop-

 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large onion – diced 
 60 mL Coconut oil
freshly ground black pepper
3 Celery stalks  – chopped 
3 large Carrots – chopped
3  cloves garlic, minced
4 large roasted red peppers – coarsely chopped
1  Litre vegetable stock
250 ml  coconut milk
Large handful of fresh sweet basil, thinly sliced

Okay firstly preheat your oven to 190 degrees, then prep all your veg as advised in the ingredients list.
Done??
Now the boring bits over, lets get down to it!

Place the sweet potatoes and the onions on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a teeny bit of the Coco oil and sprinkle black pepper to taste. Toss to coat and roast those babies for around 20 minutes or until golden.

Time over?? Fab, now set aside.

Heat the remaining coconut oil in a large  pan over a medium-high heat and then throw in the celery, carrots, garlic and seasoning(  I, for one, do not use salt…it’s the devil but If one loves the salt rocks, add in as desired.) Stir in the roasted red peppers and sweet potato mixture and cook on medium for 10 minutes.

Oh yea, now it’s time to get LOCO WITH COCO. Add the vegetable stock and coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper and increase the heat  in order to bring the bubbles alive. As soon as it starts boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer soup, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes. Once done,  remove from heat and allow to cool for five minutes before using a blender.

I use a blender but you can use whatever instrument fits in order to puree the soup to the desired consistency. I loooove it thick and creamy with a hint of spice ( got to love the pepper ) but YOU can tweak it to make it  your own.

Finalement, garnish with basil or coconut shavings and boom, you’ve just got bloody LOCO with COCO in a winter special soup.

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Let me know how you go and please send me your versions!! I would love to see how you go. Go get cosy on the sofa, get the fire lit and round the troop up.
Enjoy your loco with coco soup!!

Much love X

GO LOCO WITH COCO

Hello to all the coconut lovers and welcome to those who are about to be amazed!

Although I’ve been in the ‘know’ on the Coconut hype as far as Raw Bake Station goes, its only recently that I’ve become really hooked on all the produce. IT’S AMAZING.

I, now, have about 12 cartons of Coconut water in my Fridge since my friend mentioned that you can now buy it in bulk. Happy daaaaaaays.
I also have a 5 gallon bucket of coconut oil sitting right next to me, because I use so much of it and have nowhere else to put it! Extreme? uhuh.

SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW HAIRY HUNK OF A BEST FRIEND

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The coconut tree really has become the tree of life in todays healthy society, the benefits are just unreal! Coconut oil is an ESSENTIAL household purchase, coconut water is just a sweet extra!
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So whether your drinking the juice, eating the meat or consuming it as an oil, Coconuts are a delicious and nutritious source of.. here goes-
-Fibre
-Vitamins
-Minerals
-Amino acids
-Calcium
-Magnesium
-Potassium
-and even Electrolytes

BOOM. You name it, COCO has it.

Although more than 90 per cent of coconut oil is formed from saturated fats, there’s no need to worry. Stop counting calories and quit with the fat-bashing –  it’s not going to stop you from squeezing into those skinny jeans or that little black dress.

I’d first off advise you to throw away your vegetable, sun flower, olive oil or even your butter that your cook your foods in. Begin using Coconut oil instead! With its higher smoking point, its ideal for all sorts of cooking and baking without the fear of it being damaged like many other oils (olive oil, for example, should not be used for cooking for this reason).

Including it into your diet in other ways may seem tricky? But you can emulisfy it into your coffee as a healthy alternative to milk/cream. Sprinkle it on your greek yogurt or even have it in a smoothie. I know several friends who actually have a spoon of coconut oil each morning… Not my cup of tea but try it! I’ll be posting up a few coconut recipes in the next few weeks! So stay tuned!

Heres something you may like to hear though; The acids found in it can not only aid weight loss, but they can also boost your immune systemhelp with cholesterol levels and prevent heart problems too. Boo-ya it seems our Coconut just became a whole lot more of a superman hunk. 

Okay so the knitty gritty stuff has been explained but let me WOW  you with more benefits!
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Not only does it have its health benefits, it also has its BEAUTY benefits too.
I use this magical fruit for my hair and as a facial and body moisturiser. I learnt this from a beautiful Australian who advised me to get some coconut oil on my ratty ends! It works a treat.
Try this out-  apply some warm oil through the hair  (simply heat between the palms of your hands), then wash it out in the morning for shimmering, glistening locks that will get head turning. Tell me your COCO experience!

So go get loco with coco. Eat it, Love it, Roll in it, Breath it, Live it.

Much Love X