“Wake me up before you Coco” energising nectarine green smoothie
Starting the mornings with a green smoothie is an excellent way to be on track for your 5 (or more) a day. By cold brewing green tea in coconut water overnight you gain all the benefits and flavour of the tea, with none of the bitterness and without diluting the taste. Green tea is rich in antioxidants and gives enough of a boost from the caffeine that you can postpone your morning cup of coffee by a couple of hours.
Soaking the cashew nuts makes them soft and creamy, I soak them in batches in filtered water overnight in the fridge, then drain and freeze them.
You will need to start preparing this smoothie the day before, but it is only a minute’s work.
Serves 2 - Preparation time 5 mins
Recipe, photography & styling by Helen Best-Shaw, Fuss Free Flavours, for Clearspring Ltd.
If you have not experimented with aquafaba yet, then you must. Aquafaba, or chickpea or bean water has taken the vegan world by storm as an egg replacer, simply drain your chickpeas and whip up the water which will behave like egg white. We folded sweetened aquafaba into a gluten free pancake batter to make lighter American style pancakes.
Buckwheat is a commonly used gluten free ingredient, often seen in classic Breton pancakes. Filled with sticky apple, apricot and pinenuts these make a delicious pudding, or indulgent brunch.