Anti – aging treat by Lynne Whelehan

shutterstock_55195669MAKE & BAKE FROM SCRATCH

As the blog name suggests, Lynne Whelehan likes to make and bake from scratch, with fresh, whole and natural produce. Make & Bake from Scratch was set up to promote natural eating and to highlight how simple it can be to prepare meals from scratch. Rejuvenate your health with real food.

 STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

This is a smoothie I love to drink as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. It taste delicious and will fill you up. Strawberries are nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C. Coconut and almond milk will add healthy fats and very little sugar. Almond meal is high in protein, manganese, potassium, copper and vitamin E. Chia seeds add protein and are great for your digestion. I use stevia to sweeten it up, as this is a natural alternative to sugar.

Ingredients

 8-10 strawberries

1 cup almond milk

½ cup tinned coconut milk

1 Tbsp almond meal

1 Tbsp chia seeds

2-4 drops stevia

Wash and chop strawberries. Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend to a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into a nice glass, add some ice cubes and enjoy the dream!

 OPTIONS

You can play around with the ingredients by adding vanilla powder, vanilla essence or a scoop of whey protein powder. Add blueberries/raspberries instead of strawberries. All-natural raw peanut butter would be a fantastic addition to boost your healthy fat intake. Try adding carob powder, coconut butter or fresh mint leaves. Delicious!