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Green Smoothies & Sunday Thoughts

‘You might never feel ready. But the secret is to start before you’re ready. One step at a time, and you’ll gain more knowledge, more confidence. Start today. Start now.’   – Linda   A green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away. My mantra, my belief. Give your body real food. Foods that are filled with nutrients and that help your body heal itself. Nourish your body, love your body. Your body is meant to feel strong, alive and filled with energy. You’re meant to move your body; stretch, run, jump, dance, walk, lift, spin around. Be grateful for having a living, breathing body that makes it possible to do all the things you wish to do. You’re capable of so much. More than you ever dare to imagine. Don’t let negative thoughts take over your mind. Be aware of them, and then peacefully, let them go. They don’t serve you. They don’t push you forward. Our mind is a beautiful and powerful tool. Don’t let the mind rule you, instead, rule your mind. …

Peanut Butter Smoothie

‘Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety.’   – Gabrielle Bernstein   This is as close to heaven in a bowl you’ll get. I have a flue going on so tucking into this beauty brightens the day. Who can say no to a chocolate smoothie this divine? I know I can’t. I have a newfound love for chocolate & tahini combos. They marry very well together ❤ Not to mention the peanut butter. Oh yes! And the tiny hint of turmeric to spice things up (might even go for some cayenne pepper next time…) Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie This smoothie is insanely good. If you love anything salty and utterly peanut butterly this one is for you. Perfect as a post-workout snack or when you crave something sweet & naughty, but want something that’s actually good for your body. Mix it baby, mix it. Ingredients: 1 frozen banana A naughty spoon of peanut butter 1 tbsp raw cacao 1/2 tsp tahini Plant-based milk 2 tsp maca …

Thursday brunch

‘Stop dancing in a daydream while the sky is full of stars.’   – Linda   Quiet mornings. Calm sea and freshly brewed coffee. Enjoying the late summer heat while preparing brunch. The beauty of holidays; one have time to enjoy a long brunch on a Thursday. All about simplicity though, fresh food that is easy to prepare. Easy to love. I have a weakness for food with a taste of crispiness, creaminess and comfortness. Quiet mornings turning into productive afternoons.  Thursday brunch Avocado toast with fresh coriander, sesame seeds & baby tomatoes Simple to make and so very delicious. Crispy bread, creamy avocado and fresh coriander = best combo ❤ I can’t have enough. Gluten free bread (toasted) Mashed avocado with himalaya salt & black pepper Heaps of fresh coriander Black and white sesame seeds Baby tomatoes   Vanilla Strawberry Smoothie with Toasted Pecans & Raspberries A creamy smoothie with strawberries, with a taste as good as ice cream. Magic in a bowl. Frozen banana Strawberries Oatley milk Vanilla powder Pecans + a sneaky …

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

‘I believe the sun will rise every morning, I believe it will set every night. How can there not be magic with a nature so magical?’   – Linda   This delicious smoothie bowl is jam-packed with vitamin C. Topped with all kinds of goodies such as pecan nuts, chewy rawbites, raspberries and sea buckthorn. A perfect pick-me-up. The taste of sea buckthorn is quite tart, like sour orange, which makes it a nice compliment to a sweeter smoothie. Looking at this smoothie and it makes me think of autumn – fresh, crisp morning vibes. Strawberry Smoothie bowl Ingredients: 1 frozen banana A handful of strawberries 2 tsp almond butter 2 tsp maca powder 2 tsp chia seeds 2 tbsp oat flakes Oatley milk  + vanilla powder Instructions: Place the ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy. Always add the liquid first. Less liquid will make for a thicker smoothie, while more liquid will give you a thinner drink. I prefer my smoothies to be on the thicker side, eating them with a spoon. …

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: …

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

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.