Not only is Ads a sensational father to Pix, Roo and the Man Cub, but he’s also a passionate and talented chef.
This is good.
For all of us.
You see, when I wheedle around and say, “Ads, I need you to make me all this food on my well being plan”, he doesn’t JUST make it for me … he also adds his own little twists and magic to make everything taste delicious.
Then I can then share it with you!
This is the Sunshine Smoothie – by Ads. But I made up the name.
Not only does this smoothie taste very, very, very nice (if you shut your eyes and drink it, you will be transported to a tropical paradise in Thailand or Malaysia) … it also has some highly energising ingredients.
1. Coconut water – Coconut water is been hailed as the ultimate messiah of the healthy drink cult. It is oozing with vitamins, minerals and nutrients and yet is very low in fat, with only 50 calories in each cup. It is packed full of potassium, calcium and chloride meaning that it hydrates the body and replenishes the body’s energy levels to enormous levels.
2. Bananas – Bananas give you energy the right way. Each one contains three natural sugars. The first two, glucose and fructose are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. This means they will give you an energy boost. The third sugar, sucrose is slow releasing. It keeps your blood sugar level stable, unlike the sugar contained in sweets and energy drinks which make sugar levels crash.
Nanas aren’t just good for physical energy, but also zing up your brain too. They are high in potassium (energising the brain and making us more alert and receptive to learning) and magnesium (which improves concentration and focus).
Just what a girl with baby-brain needs.
3. Ginger – Google ginger and you’ll find an abundance of articles around its health giving properties. In the Ayurvedic tradition particularly, ginger is highly regarded as having many diverse healing properties however is mostly used to heal the digestive tract. The result? Better assimilation of nutrients in food and more energy from the food. Ginger is also known for its value as a stimulant, making it the perfect ingredient for an energy-enhancing smooth-ayyy.