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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: …

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.

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 …

Drink your greens

Recently I’ve been starting my mornings with this dark green smoothie. And what can I say, I’m hooked! It’s for sure a new favourite and I absolutely love the colour! By the way doesn’t dark green and pink go well together? Since I’ve been a bit tired lately I need to make sure I get enough Iron ( ❤ spirulina & spinach). Besides boosting my smoothies with spirulina and leafy greens I eat chlorella tablets. Hopefully all the extra nutrients will kick in! Place following ingredients in your blender and mix on full speed until smooth; 1 banana, frozen mango (cut into pieces), 2 tsp spirulina powder, a handful of baby spinach, 1 tbsp pea protein, 2 large tsp unsweetened almond butter, a hint of vanilla powder, almond milk (or coconut water) and 2 ice cubes.  Another obsession I have at the moment is almond butter. I literally could eat it with anything. However it’s lovely in smoothies, on top of medjool dates, spreaded on top of gluten free toast, mixed in oat porridge or eaten directly …

Smoothie 24/7

Here’s a list with a few of my favourite smoothies. There’s no surprise that I love my smoothies. I usually have one as a snack before my workout in the afternoon/evening. Perfect pre-workout. At the moment I mostly end up mixing acai berry powder with frozen banana and blueberries or frozen mango, banana and pea protein powder. From time to time I attempt to create something extra fancy and nourishing, like the ones below. Acai Smoothie Green Smoothie Smoothie parfait Acai Bowl Raw Cacao Smoothie Acai Bowl (again!) 😉 Greenlicious Smoothie 

Acai Smoothie with Dark Chocolate Granola

This is simply divine. Absolutely delicious. Right up my street. Ok, I guess you get the point – it tastes perfect. Who needs candy when you can have a delicious smoothie with chocolate granola?! My healthy Friday treat. Deep purple is my favourite colour when it comes to food ❤ Happy weekend! Acai Smoothie Ingredients: 2 frozen bananas 1 dl blueberries 2 tbsp acai powder 2 tsp almond butter 0.5 dl shredded coconut A hint of almond or rice milk Instructions: Place all ingredients in your blender and mix on full speed until smooth and yummy. Pour the smoothie into a jar and eat with granola and berries. Chocolate Granola I didn’t use that many ingredients when making this granola, i just used what I got at home. But it turned out super tasty! And yes I didn’t use any measurements either I just mixed everything up 😉 So this is only a roughly amount of what I used; Ingredients: 4 dl glutenfree Oats 1 dl pumpkin seeds 0.5 dl shredded coconut 1 dl coconut …