To be honest, the thought of downing a glass of raw green liquid veggies always frightened me. Somehow I couldn’t image it tasting yummy. This has put me off from trying green smoothies way to long. But as they say: ‘Out of your comfort zone is where the magic happens’. So, dedicated to put my fears aside, I’ve introduced spinach to my blender (‘Hi Blender, meet Spinach’) and to my surprise they get along great!
Join me and become a green-smoothie-lover. Get ready to boost your energy, lose weight effortlessly and make healthy eating a lifestyle. A quick and easy way to get large amounts of fruits and leafy greens into your body.
This spinach-banana-almond smoothie has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, it is a rich source of: vitamins (A, B2, B6, C, E, K), calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, folate betaine, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, potassium, trytophan, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Sip it like a rawkstar!
The Green Smoothie
- 2 cups/hands fresh Spinach Leaves
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- Toss the spinach into the blender. Add 1 cup of almond milk and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.
- Add the banana (in chunks) and blend again until smooth.
- Pour into a large fancy glass.
- Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks.
- Add ice in the last stage, or freeze the fruit, if you want your green smoothie to be extra chilly.
Hey you guys, it’s nearly Christmas! So, in the nick of time I’d like to share a delicious oatmeal breakfast recipe that just screams Christmas!!! Warm softened apple and cranberries with a hint of cinnamon, heated milk and mushy oats. What a nice, hot breakfast to warm you up and a great way to start your day!
A little warning for the Scrooges amongst you. If you’re not willing to be into the holiday spirit, please be careful. Because the lovely flavors of this dish will make you very happy and you might just start singing Christmas carols whilst eating this.
Happy Holidays everyone!
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal
- Oats (1cup/3oz/90g)
- Dried Cranberries (1/2cup/2.1oz/60g)
- 1 Apple
- 1 tspn Cinnamon
- Milk (1 1/2cup/360 ml, preferable almond milk)
- Optional: pomegranate seeds for garnish
- Core and chop the apple into small cubes.
- Add the oats, apple, cranberries and cinnamon in a small cooking pan. Add the milk to the dry ingredients. Toss together, ensuring that all of the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until oatmeal is to your preferred consistency. Add more milk if it becomes to dry.
- Take your favorite bowl, fill it with the cooked oatmeal and top it with some pomegranate seeds. Serve warm.
- To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free oats.
Holiday season is upon us! The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder and Christmas is only a few weeks away. I just love to spend a cold winter day like this on the couch, curled up under a cozy blanket, reading a good book or catching up on my favorite series, with a nice cup of steaming hot chocolate! Rich, silky chocolate milk… Yum!
In this post a recipe to make-your-own hot chocolate on a stick. With just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can make a stash to last you all winter! Pour some milk in a cup, heat it up and give your little treat a try. The chocolates on a stick are also a fun edible holiday gift. Or, if you have major chocolate craving, just eat them like a luscious lollipop
For a guilt free healthy cup of cacao I recommend using dark chocolate (>70% cacao) and almond milk. Almond milk is a great substitute for dairy milk. It contains no cholesterol or lactose, is low in calories and fat, and rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, tryptophan, copper and calcium (Translation last 12 words = great stuff for your body ;)).
Hot Chocolate On A Stick
- Dark Chocolate (200g/7oz/1.1cups)
- 12 Lollipop Sticks (or bamboo sticks/wooden spoons)
- Silicone Mold
- Milk (preferable Almond Milk)
- Optional: topping such as cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, shredded coconut or other edible decorations.
- Break down the chocolate into small pieces. Heat the chocolate in a bowl, over a pot of simmering water (double boiler). Stirring constantly until the chocolate has fully melted.
- Spoon the melted chocolate into the mold.
- Add a lollipop stick to the center of each mold. You can let it thicken a minute if the stick won’t stay.
- Optional: add a topping of your liking, for example cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, shredded coconut or other edible decorations.
- Let it sit for a few hours for the chocolate to harden. Then carefully remove the chocolate from the mold.
- To make the hot chocolate: heat up some milk in a mug, place the chocolate lollipop in the hot milk and let it sit for 1-2 minutes (The ratio is 1 cocoa stick to 1 cup milk).