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Kale Smoothie

‘Don’t let the colour fool you. A green smoothie a day and you’ll become Wonder Woman.’   Linda I got the chance to make this lovely green smoothie today, just before my blender decided it was time to say goodbye. Oh well, we have had good times, many delicious and nutritious smoothies she have made. The taste is very ‘green garden’, but the banana gives a nice sweetness to it. Try adding almond butter in your kale smoothies. The perfect combination. A green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away.  Kale made me do it Ingredients: A handful kale A handful baby spinach 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp almond butter Plant-based milk 1 tsp chlorella powder Vanilla powder Instructions: Mix the ingredients in your blender until creamy. Pour into a bowl & decorate with granola, berries or nuts.  

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 …

Small changes to healthier eating habits

”The food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”   Big changes don’t happen overnight. They take time and effort. However, small changes, each and every day, can make a big difference since they eventually will have a big impact in your life. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add even more healthy choices. The desire to change can happen overnight, though it can be overwhelming to tackle everything all at once. ”Change is hardest in the beginning, messiest in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.” – Robin Sharma  It’s the consistent process that makes the difference. Consistency is key to successful results. Although health shouldn’t be regarded as something that has an end. Healthy living is an ongoing process, it’s a way of living. Firstly, change the way you’re thinking – Instead of saying ”stop doing” say ”start doing”. It’s a more positive way of thinking. The focus should be on what you’re gaining instead of what …

Post workout smoothie

Raw cacao + Maca = A perfect match This chocolate protein smoothie is my favourite at the moment. There’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of chocolate and this beauty satisfies my sweet tooth. Sipping on this delicious smoothie makes the day a little better. And yes, the perfect recovery for my tired muscles post leg session. I used a vegan protein blend that I bought from a health food store here in Budapest (rice & pea protein with raw cacao and Maca). But you can of course just as well use raw cacao powder and Maca powder. Benefits of Maca root; Maca has a positive effect on hormone balance and energy levels. The root is well known to help with hormone balance that often contributes to improving the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. Historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes. Maca has a relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zink, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium, …

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, …

Weekend treats

”Keep it clean, eat your greens and don’t be mean in 2017.” (And remember to treat yourself once in a while) Weekends are for delicious treats. Relaxation. Sweaty workouts. Reading books. Enjoying nature. And simply appreciating the stillness. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite treats. Granola bars I’m a granola junkie so it’s quite understandable that these chocolate granola bars are my favourite. They are dangerously good. I can’t even think about making them if I’m home alone since I would easily eat them all in one day. I bet all family members will love them! Strawberry tartelette So cute. So yummie. And so easy to make. You probably won’t find fresh strawberries at the moment but you can use any kind of berries. Love the chocolate & hazelnut spread on top. The best combo! Strawberry & macadamia ice cream Of  all nuts macadamia has to be one of my favourites. But why so expensive!? Oh well, this ice cream tastes marvellous. It would probably go pretty well with a warm piece of …

Better than candy

Sweets for my sweets sugar for my honey. I love the taste of sweet foods! However, I stay away from refined sugars and choose to indulge in fruits, berries, dates, coconut sugar and raw chocolate instead. And why wouldn’t I? Those healthier options taste so much better. Healthy energy that keeps my body going. Here are some of my favourites satisfying that sweet tooth of mine. Unsweetened almond butter & Apple slices Home made granola & Granola bars Banana pancakes Raw cacao smoothie Raw food cakes & treats Home made ice cream Acai bowls… With a list like this who needs candy anyway?! Nature has a lot of goodies to offer. Goodies that not only taste might fine but are also filled with vitamins and antioxidants. Eat better not less.  

Favourite Pre & Post Workout meals

In order to get the most out of your workout and for maximizing post workout recovery it’s crucial that you fuel your body both before and after your workout. Choose healthy foods that provide the body with vital energy; high quality proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Always grab something directly after your workout and eat a nutritious and balanced meal (lunch or dinner) within 1-2 hours post workout. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite snacks. The snacks below are, as a matter of fact, suitable either before or after a workout. Pre workout snacks Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top Peanut butter + one apple Homemade trail mix with unsalted cashew nuts, almonds, pecan nuts, goji berries, dried cranberries, dried apricots and coconut flakes Medjool dates + almond butter Home made Blueberry Flap jacks Green Smoothie Post workout snacks Chocolate protein smoothie Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top (Simply because it’s so delicious) Acai bowl with granola (If I …