Guilt-free goodies with the Little Bird Unbakery cafe’s raw, plant-based recipes.
Treat your tastebuds to delicious and wholesome plant-based recipes from Auckland’s popular Little Bird Unbakery cafe’s new cookbook, Little Bird Goodness.
Berries and Fairies Smoothie
Makes: 1 large glass
Make time: 3 mins Equipment required: high-speed blender
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
¼ cup frozen blueberries
¼ cup frozen blackcurrants
1 tbsp dried mulberries
1 tbsp almond butter
Small splash of vanilla extract
Splash of fresh lemon juice
Handful of ice
²⁄³ cup filtered water
1 tsp bee pollen (optional)
2 nasturtium or pansy flowers (optional)
This delicious immune-boosting smoothie is sweetened with one of the best wholefood sweeteners around – mulberries. This smoothie makes a great all-round breakfast drink, as it contains omega-3 fats from the blackcurrants as well as good amounts of iron, protein and vitamin C – all combined with the incredible immune-boosting properties of bee pollen.
Place all ingredients except bee pollen and flowers in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into a glass and garnish with bee pollen and flowers.
A quarter of a cup of mulberries will give you more than your daily requirement of vitamin C, as well as about a quarter of your daily iron needs.