The launch for Wake Up To Organic 2016 has begun and I am on board, in association with The Soil Association and The Organic Trade Board to bring you some achievable ways to make the switch to organic products at your breakfast table, starting with my cool green smoothie.
I will be speaking and also demonstrating my cool green smoothie along with two other tempting organic breakfast treats at NOPE (The Natural Organic Products Europe Exhibition), Europe’s largest trade fair for natural & organic products at ExCel London (17th/18th April).
Last year was my first year of getting involved with #WakeUpToOrganic. I teamed up with As Nature Intended and we welcomed locals, commuters and regular shoppers with free organic breakfasts all morning, talking to everyone we served about how easy it is to make small organic changes to your weekly shopping basket. You can read about it HERE.
#OrganicUnboxed is another super simple way you can make changes to your weekly shop. Several food bloggers have got involved with this challenge creating recipes such a these:
Roasted beetroot, garlic & Halloumi wraps – Feeding Boys
Stuffed cabbage rolls – Utterly Scrummy
Madeleine Shaw has created this video highlighting some of the changes you can make. The #OrganicUnboxed challenge delivers a box of mystery ingredients out of which a week’s worth of food can be rustled all from a selection of organic ingredients…
Think of making the changes for yourself? Well the easiest way to do this would be to give up your weekly take-away and invest the money back into buying good ingredients instead. Your money will go much further and the dishes you eat will actually be good for you and your family. With a home-made curry, you are in charge of exactly how much salt, cream and butter goes into it. You could throw in a few extra veggies and perhaps cut back on the meat to increase the nutritional value of your Saturday night treat.
If this sounds like a challenge you might like to take up, remember that a few small changes at a time work best. This way, you are far more likely to maintain these changes and your friends might be inspired to join in too.
Working in partnership with The Organic Trade Board & The Soil Association.
Wake Up To Organic 2016 Breakfast – Cool Green Smoothie
- A handful of fresh pineapple chopped
- 3 inch chunk of cucumber chopped
- A handful of baby spinach leaves
- 1 small apple chopped
- 1 small pear chopped
- 1 inch piece of ginger peeled and chopped
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste/powder
- 200 ml coconut milk
- Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into drinking glasses and enjoy for breakfast!
This smoothie is refreshing and packed full of goodness. It serves two generously and you can adapt the ingredients to suit your tastes by adding more or less of the chosen ingredients. Enjoy!