Purple breakfast. January 20, 2018 I am super happy to present the purple breakfast, which is the 6th day of the rainbow week. I prepared açai bowl, with a beetroot addition to make the colour ever more vibrant. I tried my first açai bowl in Sydney and I remember I could not believe that it took me 34 years to discover it.
It is truly delicious and there’s no prettier colour than this one. Since then I made it many times, constantly improving or experimenting with new ingredients. You will need for acai bowl: 1 cup frozen raspberries 2 small frozen sliced bananas 3 tbsps acai powder 1 cup yogurt 1 tbsp agave syrup or honey For decoration: blueberriesblackberriesbeetroot cheepsagave syruppomagranate I’ll start with a tip. Decorate with the beetroot chips, blackberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy, Marta. My Favourite Green Smoothie. Green smoothies have been insanely popular this month!
It’s really awesome to see them popping up in so many places as more and more people get excited about the power of green veggies. I’ve actually become totally addicted to them too over the past few weeks and haven’t had a day without one! I’ve tried a lot of different combinations during this time and have found this one to be the winner. It’s amazingly green thanks to the juiced cucumber and celery yet nicely sweet thanks to the banana, which means that the whole thing doesn’t taste overly veggie! I then add half an avocado and a spoonful of almond butter to make each sip extra specially creamy, plus a little ginger for a kick and some bee pollen for a honey-like touch.
If you’re feeling like a total goddess then a spoonful of spirulina is an amazing addition, but if this is your first attempt at the world of green drinks then maybe leave it out for a bit! So what’s all the hype about green juices for? Serves 1: - 1 small cucumber. Birthday Blueberries. © 2010 Green Kitchen Stories Today is my birthday. I turn 29. And since Luise and Elsa still are in Denmark I didn’t really feel like baking myself a cake.
Instead I bought a big big box of fresh Swedish blueberries and made myself a blueberry coconut super smoothie. It’s quick, easy, delicious and also super nutritious (seriously, look at the ingredient list). That’s a pretty good way to start your birthday, right? Blueberry Coconut Super Smoothie2 glasses 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup coconut water 1 frozen banana a big chunk fresh ginger, minced juice from 1 lime 2 tbsp coconut flakes a handful of walnuts Throw all the ingredients in the blender. The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie. I love breakfast smoothies, they’re the best way to kick start a great day! I know lots of people think that eating healthily takes a long time but smoothies are the easiest, quickest things – it literally takes me two minutes to throw everything in the blender, blend it up and then if I’m really busy I’ll just take it on the go with me.
You can even make it the night before if you want to be super speedy in the mornings – although don’t add the chia seeds or you’ll end up with a chia pudding smoothie and you’ll have to eat it with a spoon! This is a seriously delicious smoothie. The banana, oats and almond milk make it super thick and creamy, while the berries give it a beautiful colour and a sweet, fruity flavour and the spinach gives you a good dose of revitalising greens so that you’ll be glowing from the inside out all day! Serves 1 - 1 banana - 1 big handful of spinach - 1/2 a cup of almond milk - 3 tablespoons of oats - 1 tablespoon of hemp powder - 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Blackberry Almond Butter Maca Smoothie Bowl. There’s a special quality to the air in the early morning in Charlottesville.
Each inhalation of the raw outdoors is imbued with freshness, newness. Like cooling sips of glimmering, refreshing spring water. Perhaps it’s just my habit of being so half-asleep at 7am as to truly be mindful of my path to my yoga shala. My thoughts fade and I watch what’s happening with my breath, the sensation of my body moving. I witness the walking path. Over my shoulder, a pale cotton tote holds my black yoga mat, towel and a change of clothes. In my head, I go through the shapes and names of the postures in the ashtanga series again for the 1000th time. And every couple of minutes, this smoothie bowl flashes through my minds eye like a delicious, taunting mantra making me consider turning back.
This blackberry almond butter maca smoothie bowl is the perfect example of my smoothie bowl approach. Prep Time: 5m Total Time: 5m Ingredients Instructions. Blueberry Basil Smoothie + Soy-free Protein Smoothie Boosts. It’s never officially summer until I arrive in Canada. Before the first embrace at the airport from my parents, before long nights in front of a bonfire, before the St. Lawrence River swallows me whole, I cannot truly feel like it’s time to slow down and embrace the season. And so I am here. Even in between all the work I have to do, I am finding hours to just be. As I write this, I am looking out on the seaway, easing its way east towards the ocean past all the tiny islands that shelter my earliest childhood memories. I actually wasn’t really sure what to write about this week, but seeing as I’ve been overdosing on smoothies lately, it seemed only appropriate to post one of my latest blended creations.
I was busy working on some new recipes with my mother-turned-sous-chef the other day and we so happily stumbled into a galaxy of blueberries just outside the cottage kitchen door. Soy-free Protein Boosters for Smoothies Hemp hearts add a creaminess to smoothies, which I love. What’s all the Buzz About? Bee Pollen.
Oh for the love of bees! Are you as obsessed as I am? Probably not, but I am a little special that way. My passion for bees knows no limits, as the amazing things they produce are infinitely mind-blowing! If you’ve been back in the archives, you’ll know I am a huge raw honey fan, and don’t even get me started on beeswax, but that is only scratching the surface when it comes to the bee products that fill my home, my tummy, and my life. Let me introduce you to bee pollen. Bee pollen on the other hand is actually the collected pollen that the bees take back from the flowers and store in the hive for food. Why the heck would I want to eat plant sperm collected by bugs?
Bee pollen is loaded with enzymes, something quite lacking in many modern diets. And to top it all off, bee pollen is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and phytonutrients – I’m telling you, everything! Okay great, but how does it taste? Bee pollen comes as small granules in various shades (see photo). GREEN REHYDRATION SMOOTHIE. I consider myself to have rhythm. Maybe not a ton, but enough. I'm too shy to dance at weddings or parties but I can carry a tune and I was a song-leader in middle school and high school, so you know, I can move to a good jock jams song.
Have you been to a serious spin class? Like, at a real studio with a dark room and extremely loud music. It's hard and in a season where I'm short on free time, it seems like the most efficient workout in an hours time. So, this teacher I like, Catalina, she plays great music, most of which I don't know but I can tell it's hip. She has dark curly hair that she wears up and is bleached on the bottom and she says things like "you do you" (the permission I take upon myself to sit down in the saddle for a minute while we are supposed to be up sprinting).
Pear and Spinach Smoothie - Back to Her Roots. Have I told you guys that I’m off the juice? And by “the juice” I mean—dun, dun, dun—added sugar. My husband and I somewhat randomly decided one day a few weeks back that we were sick of being so totally obsessed with sugar. I truly believe that sweets can be a part of any healthy diet in moderation, but thanks to a quite decadent holiday season (ahem, I’m looking at you Christmas cookies), my body had become so addicted to sugar that I literally couldn’t sleep at night because I was fantasizing about eating cookies.
I kid you not. That is not healthy. Sugar was no longer about treating myself, it had become something I needed. And I don’t like that. I’ve actually gone off of sugar to varying degrees a few times in the past, and it’s always been successful for me. I knew this was going to happen from past sugar fasts of mine, but man, the first few days of sugar withdrawal were rough.
Using fruit-based sweeteners has been a really interesting cooking experiment. Enjoy! Makes: 2 servings. Acai bowl of goodness. April 03, 2016 I woke up in a morning after sleeping 16h straight and I’ve realised that I missed Australia. We’re back, after an amazing month in my most favourite country all over the word. This trip was very special for me. The first reason was an amazing workshop I had a pleasure to organise together with Luisa Brimble, Local is Lovely and Simone, about which I’ll write in another post. The second reason - I’ve been traveling with Mia, just us girls, no papa around. We flew together on 3 flights (1h + 6h + 14h) and she was just the best. We went through jet lag together (she kept waking me up at midnight with this sweet expression on her face - it’s fun time!) The most amazing thing - I was tired like crazy, but I fell in love with my kid even more. But there’s also another amazing part I love - the Australian breakfast culture, which is freaking big!
I gathered so many inspirations, that I’m definitely going to be busy over here. Acai berries are very healthy, that’s for sure. Super Cacao & Banana Shake + Cacao Health Benefits | Gather & Feast. A chocolate shake that’s good for you? Yes, please! This cacao banana shake is packed full of antioxidants and is so quick and easy to make. Simply place all the ingredients into a blender, blend on high, and voila! A delicious healthy chocolatey treat. Did you know antioxidant levels in bananas increase the riper and browner they become? I like to use frozen bananas in this recipe, as I find they produce a thicker consistency. Now, lets talk cacao! So in terms of health benefits, cacao… good. Do you use cacao? Enjoy! QUICK TIP: I like to chop up any overripe bananas I have lying around in the fruit bowl, place them into a container and then pop them in the freezer so I always have some readily frozen. Ingredients 1 large frozen banana 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 2 medjool dates, pitted 1 large tbs of cacao powder A pinch of cinnamon The ingredients listed here are for 1 serve but doubling these ingredients will serve 2 large or 4 small drinks.
Method Free Resources Love this post? Emergency morning green bowl breakfast - Mia... March 15, 2017 Life is changing. You think that getting pregnant is the beginning of the most amazing adventure in your life. Then you get what it means to be pregnant and you wait for the moment when you see your child for the very first time. Then you wait for the first month to pass so your life will go back to normal and then you understand that it never will and what is happening is actually the adventure you were imagining at the beginning. But the adventure is slightly different than your original vision. It involves a lot of learning. And I mean A LOT! Yep, my kid is awesome. A part of catching up is trying to feed them well, in a way they will accept. I’ll post more breakfasts that Mia approved. . - Rolled crepes with chocolate and banana, - Millet pancakes, - Fluffy omelette with pears, cranberries, blue cheese and thyme, - Delicious crossed buns with ricotta and peaches , - Chocolate waffles with ice creams and raspberry sauce.
You will need: For serving: Enjoy, Marta. Pretty pink for a breakfast. August 19, 2016 I think I have the best kid in the whole world! This is what each mother things, but it’s so true! It doesn’t mean that I’m not frustrated, exhausted and scared of the next day from time to time. I was editing pictures from Thailand as I wrote a post about our travel and I was looking at Mia chasing cats and making friends with everyone she met. How cool is that! We have a few things going on over here. Yesterday Tomasz took Mia for a stroll and I made the pretty pink bowl again.
You will need (for 2): 1 banaba2 cups frozen strawberries1 beetroot, cooked1 tbsp agave syrup1 tbsp macajuice from ½ lemon2 tbsp cashews nuts Place everything in a blender and blend it well. Enjoy, Marta. Avocado Blueberry Mango Super Smoothie Recipe. It was a wet, warm Christmas morning. Inside, the tree sparkled with colorful glass ornaments, string lights and silver jingle bells. Outside, puddles in the street reflected gray cloud cover.
We opened our windows to let a humid cross breeze enliven the living room. Logan and I slept on an air mattress alongside the presents (the only sleeping space left in the packed house). At 7am my 3 year old nephew couldn’t be held back any longer. So we rolled quickly onto the floor, dressed ourselves and dragged the mattress into the laundry room. About 60 seconds later he busted in, his eyes as big as pancakes, eyebrows all the way up in his hair line. And, you know what? Alas, Christmas fantasies have been laid to rest. This is my current go-to post and pre-yoga smoothie. All in all, this mood boosting avocado blueberry mango super smoothie is perfect for the grey doldrums of winter. Note: No butterflies were harmed in the making of this photoshoot. Avocado Blueberry Super Smoothie Prep time: