I love Jamie Oliver. Fishal.
I can still remember seeing my first ever episode of Naked Chef on TV and jaw dropped at how lovely Jamie’s food was, how he was very ahead of his time (not the stuffy old kitchen chefs we had been used to watching on tv). He brought his kitchen to life! I also remembered feeling just a little bit disappointed that he actually had some clothes on. I had high expectations.
Saying that, Mr Oliver did not disappoint. I just love his passion for food. Real food. Good food. We may not share the same vibe about plant-based v animal products, and you know what, that’s just ok by me. Few people have his energy, guts, wisdom and vision. He’s a ‘love him or leave him’ kind of guy and I like those kind of people. Because they usually have something to say that I want to hear. Regardless of whether others will ‘like’ them for it, they just get on and do their shizz. Jamie is definitely one of those. He takes his passion for food and life way beyond the kitchen. I love that his mission in life is to get people eating better food.
So it’s NO surprise to me that lately I have seen more and more ‘raw’ ‘juicy’ ‘vegan’ ‘veggie’ ‘paleo’ type meals popping up on his resume. Well, yes they are the buzzwords of the recipe press right now, but how fab that ‘whacky’ raw eating habits are becoming more and more mainstream. And you know why that is? It’s because raw food is real food, and Jamie knows it.
Anyway Jamie’s team just knocked out their version of a home made Protein Shake. And I thought I would share it. Because it’s good. It’s not that good. But it’s good. But it can be better.
You can click on the original link here.
But here’s my version of how you can pump up that smoothie and make it more awesome by making it raw. Just subtract store bought (often expensive!) dairy free milks and yogurts and make your own! Try my cashew yogurt recipe. And if you are not into that please buy a quality coconut or almond milk instead. Much nicer, and better for you, than soy.
How to make Jamie Olivers Protein Shake Recipe – the Explore Raw version!
The original recipe is not vegan or raw, so here’s my version of how to make it raw, living and much more vibrant! (plus cheaper too!) And please dont throw chia seeds in a smoothie, blend and go as suggested in the original recipe! ALWAYS soak your chia seeds before consuming!
If you make your own cashew or coconut yogurts use these because you are making LIVING FOODS which are also much cheaper than store bought. If you are not making your own milks and yogurts yet try products like Coyo. I love this little dairy free yogurt pot to bits! And the good news is you can find them in lots of Supermarkets now in the UK.
- 1 banana, peeled (I use a peeled frozen banana for extra freshness and texture)
- 150g coconut or cashew yogurt (or simply replace with an extra frozen banana)
- 100ml of raw almond milk
- 1 tbsp organic peanut butter (bought or mill your own. Go on it’s very easy!)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (soaked for at least 20 minutes in water or almond milk)
- ½ tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
- 1 sachet probiotic (optional)
Blend and go.
There you go Mr Oliver. Much better.
Keeping it juicy & raw
PS fancy doing a bit of Naked Cheffing with me at COOKERY SCHOOL in London? you can find out more information here.