Wazoogles Superfood Review & Recipes

Superfoods. The new “must have” in the healthy living society. So, first of all, what is a superfood? Superfoods are packed with nutrients to provide the body with vitamins and minerals in order to thrive, survive and just feel amazing!

Growing up, I never knew much about nutrition. I just ate any crap that I could find in the house: pancakes filled with sugar and cinnamon, “vetkoek”, heaps of cookies, etc. When I started staying on my own and learning to cook, I always looked for easy things. A boxed meal or 2 Minute Noodles was for dinner most nights. Unfortunately, we can’t eat like that forever. My belly started growing, my thighs were getting bigger, and I developed that granny arm fat!

I knew I couldn’t carry on like this forever, I might end up being obese! I started looking at the conventional way of doing things: “eat less, move more”. Eating less is not something I strive for. I have a huge appetite. So instead, I knew that I was going to have to eat healthier and start some exercise of some form.

Fast forward a few years and the name Superfood came up a lot. So if you are new to this, Wazoogles is the way to go! Why? Okay, first of all, there a like a kazillion superfoods, where the eff do you start looking? Also, have you seen the prices of these things? It’s actually shocking. So the lovely people at Wazoogles came up with a solution. They made a smoothie range which is packed with all the right superfoods, for a reasonable price.

Not only can you make delicious smoothies, you can make smoothie bowls or bake something yum! They have some amazing date ball recipes as well! Everyone who knows me, know that I am the smoothie bowl queen. So below are my favourite smoothie and smoothie bowl recipes using the amazing Wazoogles brand. I also linked the products which I use.

Plant Power Smoothie Bowl:

Smoothie:

Toppings: (optional)

Kungfu Coffee Smoothie:

Salted Caramel Smoothie Bowl:

Smoothie:

  • 1 scoop Wazoogles Vanilla Sky
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 dates
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 20g pea protein
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp Xantham Gum

Toppings: (optional)

Unicorn Berry Smoothie:

 

All products can be bought from Wellness Warehouse orΒ Faithful to Nature.

References:

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Brownies

I have been in the baking mood for the past couple of months. Always trying out new recipes, and making huge flops of them, of course! The last couple of days I have been on the hunt for an easy fudgy type recipe. Now the first issue I have with the recipes: there is a ridiculous amount of coconut oil going into these fudge recipes. Now I am all for coconut oil and the amazing benefits, but it is still oil, which means FAT. So basically all these fudge recipe are just high fat.

The second issue that I have is my flatmate. Even though I love her dearly, her peanut allergy makes it impossible for me to find a fudge recipe, since all the fudge recipes has nuts in them! (Even though I think it’s good that she is allergic to nuts, or else we would just never have peanut butter in the house).

So a few months ago, flatmate and I bought ourselves Kayla Itsines’ 28 Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide. To anyone who does not have this book yet, what are you even doing?? There are such amazing recipes inside of this book, I use this book about every second day and I am always finding new recipes I want to try. So last night I went through the sweet treats and came across a delicious Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe! Yay! Finally! Something new I can try! I edited this recipe according to my flatmate’s needs (nut free) and I added some protein powder (because gainz).

You are welcome to also edit the recipe if you wish, I am sure it would taste amazing with some nuts, maybe add some chocolate chips (you can never have enough chocolate). Give it a try and let me know how it tastes!

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Delicious Gluten Free, Nut Free Sweet Potato Brownie:

(Makes 16 brownies)

Ingredients:

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes

60g Protein Powder of choice

1 tsp Cinnamon

10 Medjool Dates

1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/8 Cup Honey / Maple Syrup

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Method:

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and steam until soft. Mash up sweet potatoes in a bowl.
  2. Place dates in warm water for a few minutes until softened, then chop up.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend!
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes.

So easy! Please leave me a comment if you tried the recipe!

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