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5 benefits from drinking green smoothies

‘Let’s wake up with a smile, make green smoothies and conquer the day.’   Whenever I’m at home I try to have a green smoothie as the first meal of the day. I’ve become slightly addicted to them as they provide me with so much energy. And of course they taste delicious. However, I like my green smoothies to be more on the sweet side, hence I always mix frozen banana or frozen mango into the blender. Not to forget the almond butter or peanut butter. The best thing is – you can be creative and improvise. Combine your favourite veggies and/or fruits, some kind of superfood and spices, nuts & seeds, dairy free milk of your own choice and you have yourself a delicious meal. I also prefer cold smoothies so I usually add frozen banana. Amazingly yummy. More energy – Smoothies can be very energy dense, providing your body with loads of healthy stuff. Perfect if you’re searching for a calorie dense meal – add some kind of nut butter (almond butter is …

Chocolate Smoothie & Sunday Thoughts

”It’s like having chocolate mousse cake for breakfast! – It’s just that it tastes way better.”   Exactly. Like having dessert for breakfast. This thick & creamy chocolate, maca smoothie with a hint of turmeric is the perfect brekkie while PMS:ing 😉 (Maca is perfect for balancing hormones. And mine are all over the place right now…) However, this smoothie is absolutely divine. The bitter taste of turmeric and cacao & the sweetness of banana and dates marry well together. Not to mention, the caramel flavour of maca. This nutrient dense smoothie bowl is a flavour explosion for sure! My soul is so very grateful. Remember – when your body is hungry, it wants nutrients, not calories. Feed your body. ”Let’s pay the farmer, not the pharmacist.” – Paul Coletta, CEO Urban Remedy Chocolate smoothie bowl Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 2 tbsp vegan protein powder (raw cacao +maca flavour) 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp peanutbutter 1 medjool date 2 tbsp Alpro soya Go On (creamy dairy free quark) A hint of almond milk + Ice  Instructions: …

Pancakes for breakfast

”Feed your soul. Have pancakes.” __________________________________________________ linda Today I felt like having pancakes. So pancakes I had. The child in me is jumping of joy at the smell of pancakes. Topped with all kinds of good stuff; berries, coconut sugar, dairy free yoghurt, chocolate hazelnut spread. Whatever you prefer! Oh my, my love for pancakes is unreal. If you prefer 100 % plant based pancakes you can mix 1 tbsp chia seed with approx. 3 tbsp water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, or until it takes on a gooey mixture. Equivalent to one egg. Ingredients: (roughly estimated for one person) 1 mashed banana 1 egg approx. 0.5 dl oat flour 1/2 tsp baking powder A hint of almond milk Season with cardamom, cinnamon & vanilla powder Instructions: In a big bowl mash the banana. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together. In a frying pan melt coconut oil. Fry on medium heat until golden brown. Enjoy with fresh berries, soy yoghurt & nuts. (I went through some old photos, since I was in …

Green smoothies

”Be calm and have a green smoothie.” Green is my favourite colour when it comes to food, as well as smoothies. Greens + Smoothie = Perfect match. I love the mix of kale and almond butter. The best. Since I prefer a sweet taste I always blend together fruits and veggies. I’m not a hard core vegetable juice drinker. At least not when I’m the chef. You might find me buying a green vegetable juice once or twice a year 😉 With that being said, below you’ll find three of my favourite green smoothies. Oh I almost forgot – I like adding some kind of vegan protein into my smoothies. Just to keep me satisfied and fuller for longer. Not to mention the almond butter. Oh well, the struggles of having a big appetite. MANGO & KALE SMOOTHIE WITH ALMOND BUTTER SPIRULINA DREAM   GREENLICIOUS SMOOTHIE

Pecan & Coconut Granola with creamy blueberry smoothie

Home made granola ❤ My fav! I love the smell of cinnamon and cardamom, almost like I would be baking cinnamon buns (fooling the brain 😉 ) Just mix all of your favourites together, bake in the oven and voilá you have yourself a delicious weekend breakfast. I was actually searching for a granola in the food store earlier today but didn’t find any that attracted my attention. Anyhow, I don’t mind since I know how easy it is to make my own. Adding coconut chips and medjool dates was such a splendid idea. Perfect post-workout-meal. Pecan & Coconut Granola Ingredients: 5 dl gluten free oats 1 dl pumpkin seeds 1.5 dl pecans 0.75 dl melted coconut oil 0.5 dl water 0.5 -1 dl agave (you can also use for example coconut sugar or honey) A hint of cinnamon & cardamom + Natural coconut chips & chopped medjool dates Instructions: Preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius. Melt the coconut oil in a pan on low heat. Add water and sweetener. In a large mixing bowl, …

Smoothies – all day every day

I’m a huge fan of smoothies, although it’s been a while since I had one. I usually prefer having a warm breakfast when it’s colder outside, such as oats or egg & avocado on toast. However, the great thing about smoothies is that you can put whatever you like into your blender and voilá you have yourself a delicious meal – for breakfast, as a pick-me-up-snack, a lighter lunch option or as an evening treat. Here are a couple of my favourites, the list can be made much longer though… My top 5 smoothie recipes   POST-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE DRINK YOUR GREENS RAW CACAO SMOOTHIE SPIRULINA DREAM CREAMY BLACKBERRIE CHIA SMOOTHIE Have a nice week! /Linda

Wake up happy

The best way to kick-start a cold and chilly autumn day (or any other day for that matter) is to enjoy a healthy and nourishing breakfast. Choose wholesome, clean and nutrient dense food that will keep you satisfied and fuller for longer. Fill your plate with colourful and antioxidant rich food that help fight disease such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, nuts and dark green veggies. Coffee is my number one drink on the breakfast table but in order to give your immune system an extra boost choose a cup of green tea or herbal tea with lemon and ginger. WAKE UP HAPPY BREAKFAST MENU (Pick your favourite 😉) Omelette with baby spinach and kale & berries on the side Quinoa vanilla & cinnamon porridge with almond milk Banana oat pancakes Green smoothie bowls Home made granola with cashew milk Avocado toast  Chocolate protein smoothie

Spirulina dream

I don’t know why but I was craving spirulina when I got home earlier today so I just had to make myself a huge smoothie bowl filled with goodies. Perfect pre-workout meal. And can we all stop for a while to admire the beautiful green colour. I get high just watching it 😀 Love it! More greens to the people ❤ Ingredients: 1-2 frozen bananas 100 g mango 1-2 tsp spirulina powder 2 tsp almond butter Baby spinach  A dash of almond milk Instructions: Place all lovely ingredients in your mixer and blend until smooth & creamy. Pour into a bowl and eat with oats/granola, nuts, berries, raw cacao etcetera.

Pancake brunch

I had myself a delicious pancake brunch this beautiful Saturday morning. Very convenient after a tough leg session at the gym. These pancakes are so yummy and very easy to make. Served with fresh blueberries & raspberries, coconut sugar and squeezed lime juice. I also sneaked in a couple spoons of greek yoghurt. Haven’t been eaten that for many many months but somehow I thought the creamy yoghurt would be suitable together with these darlings. I usually prefer a dairy free option to yoghurt such as coconut yoghurt or soy yoghurt – or more correct -my stomach prefer a dairy free option, so that’s what I’ll have most of the time. Anyhow, they are exquisite – perfectly moist but also a bit crunchy on top. Yum! The combination coconut sugar and squeezed lime was a huge hit, definitely a new favourite. Banana & Oat Pancakes Ingredients: (approx. three pancakes) 1 mashed banana 1 dl oat flour (you can mix oat flakes into a flour in your blender) 1 dl unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp baking powder …

Green Smoothie Morning

I started this rainy, but cosy Saturday morning with an obligatory green smoothie. While I was in Helsinki I bought a new green powder from Puhdistamo – the perfect ingredient for a smoothie. The powder contains MCT-powder, chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, hemp powder among other things. Such a convenient cocktail! I got over excited and mixed the green powder with a little bit of everything such as frozen banana, frozen mango, baby spinach, peanut butter, raw cacao nibs, coconut/rice milk, unsweetened soy yoghurt, vanilla powder and a couple of ice cubes. And what a refreshing and delicious morning! (Summer rain is always refreshing). It’s been raining the entire day and I’ve been so, so tired since I came home on Thursday. At least I dragged myself to the gym for a shoulder & abs session (after way too many cups of coffee). I’m completely exhausted after two weeks of work, 10,5 hour a day. I could for sure sleep the whole day, as a matter of fact that’s exactly what I’m going to …