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Wellness + Nutrition

Retreat Smoothie Glow Smoothie

29th February 2016

This is one of my favorite retreat smoothie recipes. It’s guaranteed to give you an excellent start to your day and contribute to your 5 veg + 2 fruit a day goal that’s so important for optimal health.

Serves 1

  • 1/2 a small papaya, peeled and de-pipped
  • 1 cup of washed and de-stemmed organic spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 small ripe avocado, peeled and halved
  • Juice of 1- 2 orange/s
  • Optional: 1 heaped tablespoon each of wheatgrass powder and wheat germ
  • 50 ml of filtered water
  • 1/4 of an English organic cucumber, roughly chopped

Simply add all the ingredients into your blender and whizz until it is smooth and enjoy this as your breakfast 3 -4 times per week.
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Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Black Bean Tortillas super quick black bean tortillas

2nd February 2016

This is fast food but not of the unhealthy variety. Black bean tortillas are very quick to make…which makes them perfect for lunch.

Serves 4

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashews
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped into cubes

Start by making the pesto by adding the basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cashews to a food processor and whizz until you have a course pesto consistency.

Next toss the drained and rinsed beans, avocado and pesto together in a mixing bowl and then set this ‘filling’ aside for the flavours to infuse.

Lastly heat and ‘toast’ the tortillas in a dry pan on both sides until they start swelling/ forming air bubbles in the middle.

Serve the tortillas flat on a plate with a generous serving of the black bean filling, these are to be eaten rolled or folded, with your hands.

Happy eating, with love, from the Yoga Kitchen