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Green Super Smoothie

‘Happiness is sipping a green smoothie.’   This green goddess smoothie will provide you with pure healthy energy, and make you glow from the inside out. It’s filled with all the good stuff; spinach, kale, broccoli, mango, banana and almond butter. A bunch of greens, because the body likes that. Every cell of the body likes those nutrients.  Nowadays when I have a smoothie they are usually green and filled with veggies & banana or mango. They keep me fuller for longer, and are perfect for both breakfast or as a post-workout snack or as a lighter lunch. It’s easy to ”hide” the veggies in a smoothie. If your kids or you have difficulties getting those daily portions of veggies blend them into the smoothie. And all kiddies and youngsters should know that when drinking a green smoothie they will become Superman/Superwoman.   Green Goddess Smoothie Ingredients: A handful of frozen broccoli A handful of spinach & kale 1 frozen banana A handful of frozen mango 1 tbsp almond butter Lemon juice from one lemon …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 

Winter Smoothie

I’m welcoming December with this creamy goddess. Almost like Snow white. Filled with snow flakes, oh sorry I mean coconut flakes… and frozen fruits, cinnamon, creamy almond butter… All of my favourites. Yes! A goddess indeed. Now I just sit and wait for the snow to start pouring down. Winter, Winter, I beg you to come. I want my cheeks to be rosy red. Ingredients: 1 frozen banana 1-2 dl frozen mango and papaya pieces 0.5 dl shredded coconut flakes A hint of vanilla powder A hint of cinnamon 1 tbs almond butter 1 dl soy yoghurt / greek yoghurt Add some almond milk if you like…. Instructions: You just mix it baby! Full speed for a couple of minutes until yummy and creamy. Pour into a bowl and eat with granola and berries. Love!

Spice up your smoothie

Sunshine smoothie with warm blueberries A creamy and filling breakfast that will kickstart your day. Tasted lovely after a sunny and vibrant morning walk. It’s always a good idea to spice up your smoothies and juices with different flavours. Season with spices such as vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, chili, ginger, basil, liquorice to mention a few. Not only will they bring an extra deliciousness and enhance the flavour of your smoothie, but they are also packed with antioxidants and may benefit your overall well-being. What you need for one smoothie: 1 dl oats 2 dl unsweetened almond milk One small banana 1 dl frozen mango and papaya pieces Vanilla powder A hint of cardamom  1 tbs maca powder 2 tsp unsweetened almond butter + warm blueberries (1 dl = 0.422 US cups)  Instructions: 1. Mix oats, almond milk, banana, mango and papaya in a blender for a couple of minutes on high speed. 2. Add rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. 3. Pour the smoothie and warm blueberries in …