Recipes: Real Health NZPhotography: Ashlee DeCaires

Renee and Jen at Real Health NZ are all about teaching their clients to eat real food with easy yet tasty ways to do this. Here’s a taste.

Mango Smoothie Bowl

If you haven’t got into the whole smoothie bowl thing now is definitely the perfect time!

There’s something about how quick, easy and nourishing these are that make us love them more and more every time we create them. This mango smoothie bowl is a great one to start with as it is like a tropical holiday in a bowl. Bright, fresh and nutritious, it screams summer.

Feel free to get creative with the toppings!

1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
½ cup Greek yoghurt

Top with

coconut chips/shavings
chia seeds

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and decorate with toppings of your choice.

Mango Chicken Buddha Bowl

We love the long evenings in the summer and want to make the most of them by enjoying social sport, taking long evening strolls and spending quality time with friends and family. No one wants to spend loads of time cooking complicated meals and then ages cleaning up a mountain of dishes on a beautiful summer’s evening! So summer is the best time to take advantage of all the beautiful fresh produce on offer. Keeping food closest to its most natural state often leads to the most flavoursome, delicious and nutrient dense dishes. This mango chicken bowl has become a Real Health NZ favourite! It’s jam packed with flavour and is fresh, light and super easy to prepare. What more could you ask for?

2 cups spinach
1 chicken thigh
2 tbsp coconut aminos*
1 cup cooked brown rice
½ small cucumber, sliced
1 capsicum, sliced/chopped



Mango Salsa

½ mango
½ red capsicum
¼ red onion
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil

Marinade chicken with coconut aminos for 1 hour, then chargrill or pan fry over medium heat. When cooked through allow to rest for a few minutes while you assemble the bowl.

Layer spinach at the bottom of the bowl. Arrange rice, cucumber and capsicum then sliced chicken. Top with mango salsa.

To make salsa:

Dice mango, capsicum, red onion and combine in a bowl. Add lime juice and olive oil and mix well.

*Coconut amino is made from the sap of the coconut. Dark, rich, salty and slightly sweet in flavour, it is gluten and soy free. Available from Herbal Dispensary and Huckleberry, or replace with tamari (if you are gluten free) or a good quality soy sauce.

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