roasted sweet potatoes with ginger, cumin and coriander

roasted sweet potatoes with ginger, cumin and coriander

One of my favorite foods aside from avocado, is probably sweet potato. I make it more than I can tell you and I've tried to come up with ways to keep it creative. That doesn't always work but there are some recipes that just stand out. This one did it for me. The proof? My 4 year old son, grabbing them hot off the roasting sheet while I'm trying to plate food. Now, mind you, my son is a rather picky eater, which of course is devastating for me but I'm hopeful that it's only a phase. But I digress. Needless to say, these sweet potatoes were a real hit in my house and will be making an appearance on many a night. 

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collagen coconut mango smoothie

I'm a big fan of the combination of turmeric and ginger and use these spices regularly throughout the week. But as soon as I hear my kids sneezing, I know a summer cold is upon us. So I turn to nature's antibiotics. To significantly increase these wonderful spices for maximum benefit, I use them in smoothies.

This smoothie does not disappoint. It's slightly sweet and coconutty and packed full of goodness including gut friendly collagen...because well, gut health! 

collagen coconut mango turmeric smoothie 

  • Prep time: 5 minutes

  • Cooking time: none

  • Serves 2


  • 1 frozen banana

  • 2 cups unsweetened cashew, almond or coconut milk

  • 1/2 mango roughly chopped

  • handful spinach

  • 1 scoop collagen (1.5 tbsp)

  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 inch knob of minced ginger (I use a lemon zester)

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)


  • Blender


Blend everything but coconut flakes and chia seeds. Pour into glasses and garnish with coconut flakes and chia seeds if so desired.