Health Connection Wholefoods

These delicious smoothie recipes are refreshing and perfect for summer. Our growing range of superfoods are ideal for smoothies and can contribute to your fruit and vegetable intake. We have introduced Hydro Coco Coconut Water which is naturally low in energy and perfect for adding to smoothies. It has a great taste and can contribute to your magnesium and potassium intake.

Coconut Craving (serves 2) Ingredients:

  • 250ml Hydro Coco Coconut Water

  • 1 banana (small)

  • 1 mango

  • ½ cup plain yoghurt

  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

Pour the coconut water into an ice cube tray and freeze to make about 8 ice cubes.

Add to the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

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It is not easy to think of creative and healthy snack or lunch box ideas for children. Below are a few suggestions of fun, tasty and wholesome snacks:


  • Wholegrain tortilla chips topped with corn / beans, salsa, grated cheese, and guacamole
  • Apple slices with a soft cheese or peanut butter dip
  • Berries topped with a little low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Carrot or cucumber sticks with a hummus dip
  • Whole wheat pita-bread triangles with melted reduced-fat cheese for dipping
  • Dip a banana in yogurt, roll it in crushed cereal, and freeze it for a tasty frozen snack
  • Low-fat yogurt topped with granola and fresh or dried fruit
  • Cottage cheese with cut-up peaches, nectarines, pineapple, or bananas
  • Wholegrain, fibre-rich cereal with (or without) milk
  • Yogurt smoothie made with low-fat yogurt, milk, ice, and any fruit
  • Canned salmon mixed with low-fat mayo and spread on whole-grain crackers
  • A small baked potato with melted reduced-fat cheese and salsa
  • Wholegrain rice cakes with a slice of cheese
  • Mix 1 cup of rolled oats with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup dried cranberries
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carrot smoothie

Carob comes from the pods of the tropical carob tree. The pulp and seeds of the pods are dried, roasted and powdered to give foods and drinks the flavor of chocolate. The pods can also be turned into a syrup, and the seeds into a gum (called tragasol) that is used to thicken baked goods.
In terms of nutrition, carob supports digestive health and is high in anti-oxidants. It is also a natural antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and support heart health by lowering cholesterol.
But, wait, there’s more! It is also believed to help prevent certain forms of cancer and can be used to treat diarrhea and help prevent osteoporosis.
That’s a long list of health benefits.
This frothy smoothie gives you a nice protein and potassium boost that’s a great way for you (or your kids) to start the day.


Carob & Seed Shake (serves 2)



¼ cup sunflower seeds

2 tbsp HCW Linseeds / Flaxseed Powder

2 cups water

2 bananas, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp carob powder

4-6 pitted dates (optional)

Handful ice cubes



  1. Grind the seeds using a pestle and mortar or a coffee grinder.
  2. Place in a blender, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Variation: Substitute the carob powder with 2 fresh or 6 sun-dried apricots.


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