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how to squeeze a serve of veggies into a batch of guilt free doughnuts

A team of health-conscious Aussies have proven you don’t need to sacrifice your health or your waistline to enjoy a doughnut (or two) each day. 

Health and fitness star Georgie Stevenson and her brother Coopa founded natural supplement brand Naked Harvest in 2019 and recently released their new Gorgeous Greens powder which has one portion of vegetables per serving. 

Healthy baker Steph McDonald, the co-founder of Sneaky Wholefoods, showed how to use the powder to make delicious 230-calorie vanilla and pistachio doughnuts that promise to pack a nutritional punch without impacting the flavour. 

To start you need to mash 150g of banana (about one-and-a-half bananas) and mix it with 50g of vanilla Greek yoghurt, 60g of vanilla pancake plant protein and three servings of the Gorgeous Greens powder. 

A team of health-conscious Aussies have proven you don't need to sacrifice your health or your waistline to enjoy a doughnut (or two) each day

A team of health-conscious Aussies have proven you don't need to sacrifice your health or your waistline to enjoy a doughnut (or two) each day

A team of health-conscious Aussies have proven you don’t need to sacrifice your health or your waistline to enjoy a doughnut (or two) each day

Health and fitness star Georgie Stevenson and her brother Coopa (pictured) founded natural supplement brand Naked Harvest in 2019 and recently released their new Gorgeous Greens powder which has one portion of vegetables per serve

Health and fitness star Georgie Stevenson and her brother Coopa (pictured) founded natural supplement brand Naked Harvest in 2019 and recently released their new Gorgeous Greens powder which has one portion of vegetables per serve

Health and fitness star Georgie Stevenson and her brother Coopa (pictured) founded natural supplement brand Naked Harvest in 2019 and recently released their new Gorgeous Greens powder which has one portion of vegetables per serve

Recipe: How to make Vanilla Greens Pistachio Doughnuts

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Ingredients 

Doughnuts:

150g banana, mashed/pureed

50g vanilla Greek yoghurt or non-dairy alternative

60g NH THRIVE Vanilla Pancake Plant Protein

3 x serves NH Very Vanilla Gorgeous Greens

50g oats ground into a flour or flour of choice

70mL liquid egg whites or 1 egg, whisked

20-40mL milk of choice, add as needed to thin batter

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

Icing:

150g white chocolate, melted

1 x serve NH Very Vanilla Gorgeous Greens

Crushed Pistachios, for topping

Method 

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Mix all donut ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until combined into a smooth batter.

Pour batter across a donut (or muffin) tin, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.

For the icing, mix melted chocolate with Gorgeous Greens powder. Stir until well combined and smooth.

Dip each cooled donut into the icing, sprinkle crushed pistachios on top and place in the fridge or freezer to set before serving.

Keep chilled.

Serves: 4

Macros per donut: 230 calories, 6g fat, 25g carbs, 20g protein

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Then add in 50g of oats ground into a flour, 70mL of egg whites or one whisked egg, 20-40mL of a milk of your choice to thin the batter out. 

To finish it off, add in one teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of vanilla essence. 

One combined into a smooth batter, pour it across a doughnut or muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180C before allowing to cool.

For the icing, mix 150g of white chocolate and one serve of Greens powder.

Dip each cooled doughnut into the combined icing mixture, sprinkle crushed pistachios on top and place in the fridge or freezer to set before serving.

Naked Harvest was started by Georgie and Coopa after they struggled for years to find nutritional supplements that were natural and effective

Naked Harvest was started by Georgie and Coopa after they struggled for years to find nutritional supplements that were natural and effective

Naked Harvest was started by Georgie and Coopa after they struggled for years to find nutritional supplements that were natural and effective

These Greens are packed full of micronutrients, dissolve/mix in water easily, can be incorporated into your oats, pancakes, smoothies and yes – even doughnuts, and make boosting your diet with vitamins and minerals just that little bit more easy and enjoyable,’ Steph McDonald said. 

‘Don’t get me wrong – I love eating wholefoods and I love a good salad – but sometimes, we just don’t have the time, energy or digestive capacity to actually eat a salad or we just need a top up beyond what we’re getting from our healthy diets. That’s where greens powders can make a world of difference.’ 

The Very Vanilla Gorgeous Greens powder costs $54.95 for 25 servings and is created using alkaline superfoods including organic spinach, organic wheatgrass, organic broccoli, organic kale, alfalfa and celery.  

It also contains flaxseed fibre to provide omega-3 fatty acids, immunity boosting ginger and antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to support gut wellbeing, boost immunity, increase energy levels and natural detoxification.

How many servings of vegetables do we need each day? 

The minimum recommended number of serves of vegetables per day is as follows:

Children aged 2–3: 2.5 

Children aged 4–8: 4.5

Children aged 9–11, females aged 12 and over and males aged 70: 5  

Males aged 12–18 and 51–70 years: 5.5

Males aged 19–50: 6

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 

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Reviews of the powder speak for themselves, with customers raving about the tasty flavour and nutritional benefits

Reviews of the powder speak for themselves, with customers raving about the tasty flavour and nutritional benefits

Reviews of the powder speak for themselves, with customers raving about the tasty flavour and nutritional benefits

Reviews of the powder speak for themselves, with customers raving about the tasty flavour and nutritional benefits. 

‘This is the best greens powder I have used – I have it in my smoothie every morning and it doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste that most greens powders bring and I have definitely noticed a difference in how my body/health feels since using it,’ one wrote. 

‘This tastes amazing! I absolutely love it. I mixed it in just cold water and was super surprised at how good it tasted on its own. I can’t wait to start adding this to my morning smoothie,’ another added.

Naked Harvest was started by Georgie and Coopa after they struggled for years to  find nutritional supplements that were natural and effective. 

Coopa also suffered a multitude of food intolerances from a young age and was determined to provide a new range of natural, health conscious products without artificial nasties and misleading information.

The brand has since gone from strength to strength and offers a range of protein powders and a well-known sleep supplement called Moon Mylk that has garnered a cult following.  

How to use greens powder to make a delicious green smoothie bowl  

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Ingredients

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen banana

1/4 cup spinach

1/4 cup kale

1/4 of an avocado 

2 heaped tbsp vanilla plant protein

2 tbsp NH Mango Magic Gorgeous Greens

1 tbsp almond butter

Dash of almond milk

Method

Place all ingredients together into a blender.

Blend until at your desired consistency.

Serve with your favourite fruit and granola. 

 

 

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