Green Press – How To Be A Smoothie Criminal

 

Smooth Criminal

It’s that time of the year again in Melbourne – when temperatures drop, rainfall increases and with this brings about the increase in coughs, colds – you name it – together with a tired and lethargic feeling amongst most. This is where the green smoothie can help to combat some of these winter nasties. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not kickstart your day with a smoothie – which can combine and help you increase your daily vegetable and fruit intake. Starting your day right is a key to a great day and smoothies could be the way to do it!

It was James McLoughlin’s move to New York that inspired the creation of Green Press in 2013. It was here in New York that McLoughlin was introduced to green juices and re-ignited his daily smoothie habit. The aim of Green Press is to make the everyday human eat more vegetables – by making them taste great with little effort possible – in order to evolve your palate so that you actually want to eat more veggies and plant based products.

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Thanks to McLoughlin and Green Press they have created a smoothie book – aptly titled “How To Be a Smoothie Criminal” which contains delicious smoothie recipes in order to help you kick start the smoothie routine. The book also walks you through what fruits, greens, proteins, sugar free sweeteners, super foods and enhancers they recommend you use as well as extra information about each ingredient.

You are bound to find a smoothie for everyone in this book – from the chocolate lovers to the peanut butter and jelly fanatics – there is definitely something for everyone. The names of the smoothies are a play on words – such as Pine Kale-ada, Mochin’ on Heaven’s Door, Mjango Unchained just to name a few.

pine kale-ada

You can download the How To Be a Smoothie Criminal from the following link http://greenpress.co/pages/how-to-be-a-smoothie-criminal or alternatively you can email me and I can send you a PDF copy.

Mjango Unchained

Check out the Green Press website as well (http://greenpress.co/) – here you can find links to even more delicious and healthy recipes as well some top tips and tricks to stay on a healthy path! You can also SHOP for Green Press juices.
If you are in Melbourne you can even visit their store – details just below!

Happy Smoothie Making everyone!

Switch on Smoothie

Location:
Shop 7 / 525 Little Collins St, Melbourne

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Closed Weekends

 

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Panda Wedding Fun!

Hey Guys!

So relating to my previous post of being MIA – one of the main reasons was because I was busy planning a wedding and got married back in June 2015. We have been lucky enough to be nominated for Wedding of Year 2015 and would greatly appreciate your support. If you could click on the link below and Vote for Shazrina & Nik – that would be awesome.

I had a really fun time organising and planning all the details of the wedding – from the quote on the bottom of my shoe to the personalised thank you tags for guests, the photo collage in the shape of our initials – I really did love it all. Of course my favourite aspect was the food tasting and selecting of dishes for my guests on the two different nights.

For our Indian reception we had catering done from Topaz Catering – a delicious Sri Lankan banquet.
For the reception at Encore in St Kilda – we had the lovely staff provide our guests with a 3 course meal of dishes we selected.
Entree:
Spanner Crab with Avocado, Apple Puree, Daikon and Puffed Wild Rice
Slow cooked Buttermilk Chicken with Crisp Jerusalem Artichoke, Goats Curd and Figs

Main:
Truffled Chicken Breast with Boudin Blanc, Sweet Corn Polenta and Popcorn
Slow Cooked Salmon with Prawn Colcannon and Pea Puree

Dessert:
Caramel Ice Cream Paddles with Chocolate and Praline Hazelnuts
Passionfruit Tarts with Soft and Crispy Meringue
Wedding Cake

What I also enjoyed was cake tasting – and picking the different flavours for our – not one but TWO wedding cakes. My choices were White Chocolate Raspberry (which was my all time favourite), Caramel, White Chocolate and Chocolate Fudge.
We had the lovely Vinu from Vindya Boutique Cake Studio – https://www.facebook.com/Vindya-102326746613223/ (for the Indian Reception) and Jo from Splendid Servings – http://splendidservings.com.au/ (for the Encore Reception) creating our beautiful cakes.

If that wasn’t enough sweetness – we also had a beautiful blue themed dessert table created by ever talented Ngoc from The Dessert Parlour – http://thedessertparlour.com.au/. Our table was filled with homemade and personalized cookies, marble heart shaped chocolates and meringues – along with a variety of lollies and candies.

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Our Wedding Cake by Vindya Boutique Cake Studio (https://www.facebook.com/Vindya-102326746613223/)
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Our Wedding Cake by Splendid Servings (http://splendidservings.com.au/)
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Our beautiful Dessert Table from The Dessert Parlour (http://thedessertparlour.com.au/)

If you could head to the following link(s) and Vote for Shazrina & Nik – that would be great!

http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/competition/december-2015-nominees/

http://www.easyweddings.com.au/real-weddings/traditions-combine-shazrina-niks-three-day-cultural-wedding/

Thank you all so much for the support

Much Love

Grazing Panda xx

Menulog Food Blog Lover Awards 2015

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Hello Fellow Foodies!! =)

Following the successful launch of last years Food Blog Lover Awards – Menulog (check out my review at https://thegrazingpanda.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/menulog-making-ordering-simpler/) – have put together the awards again to help celebrate what we all love: writing, talking, capturing and most importantly tasting food, and we wanted to shine light on anyone who makes the foodie journey a special one. This time there are a few changes to the categories (see below).

Last year I was lucky enough to be awarded THE TASTIEST (Best blog for food pictures) and would love to win THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP or THE FOODIE this year!

If you love Grazing Panda and would like to Vote for me (The People’s Champ or The Foodie) – please click on the button below and follow the instructions.

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Thank You and Happy Eating!!

Grazing Panda
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Dates
The competition will be open from: Wednesday 22nd July 2015 and closes on Monday 31st August 2015.

All winners will be announced on Monday 7th September 2015.

There are three categories in which you can vote Grazing Panda for:

Categories

– The People’s Champ
Best blog about food awarded by the public with the highest number of votes

– The Foodie
Best overall food blog

Menulog Food Lover Blog Awards – Please Vote for Grazing Panda!

Hello Fellow Foodies!! =)

The wonderful people at Menulog (check out my blog post for Menulog at https://thegrazingpanda.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/menulog-making-ordering-simpler/) have put together their very first Food Blog Lover Awards to help celebrate what we all love: writing, talking, capturing and most importantly tasting food, and we wanted to shine light on anyone who makes the foodie journey a special one.

Dates
The competition will be open from: Tuesday 11th November 2014 and closes on Thursday 11th December 2014.
The category winner will be announced on: Thursday 18th December 2014.

There are three categories in which you can vote Grazing Panda for:

Categories

– The People’s Champ
Best blog about food awarded by the public with the highest number of votes

– The Foodie
Best overall food blog

– The Tastiest
Best blog for food pictures

If you love Grazing Panda and would like to Vote for me – please click on the button below and follow the instructions.

Thank You and Happy Eating!!

Grazing Panda
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Merchant – One of the Best Italiano Restaurants!

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