- 25 g jungen Blattspinat
- 1/3 Salatgurke
- 2-3 Broccoliröschen
- 1/2 Apfel
- 1/2 Kaki
- 1 EL geschälte Hanfsamen
- 1 TL Gerstengraspulver
- 1/4 l Reismilch ODER Apfelsaft*
- Saft 1 Orange
Wasche dein Obst und Gemüse gründlich unter fließendem Wasser ab.
Entkerne den Apfel und schneide ihn dann zusammen mit Kaki & Gurke in größere Stücke.
Gib alle Zutaten in deinen Mixer und mixe alles solange, bis dein Smoothie eine cremige Konsistenz hat.
Mein Mixer hat ein spezielles Programm für grüne Smoothies, das anderthalb Minuten läuft. Es dauert also ein Weilchen, bis alles wirklich gut zerkleinert ist.
Gieß den Smoothie in ein großes Glas und genieße deine Portion Vitamine am besten mit einem Trinkhalm. Cheers!
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January is smoothie time 💚 Everyone is highly motivated and after all the holiday feasting, they want to do something for their health and their body. So how about a Green Detox Smoothie for breakfast?
Did you slip in well?
And did you maybe try one of my 19 amazing New Year’s Eve Party recipes? I gave Sophie’s Vegan ‘Cheese’ Fondue a try and it was a complete success. 💛🤤 I had to improvise a bit, because I couldn’t find butternut squash at such short notice, but it tasted wonderful with hokkaido quash as well.
Once again I am fascinated that there are so many (and mostly even healthy) alternatives to conventional cheese. I would never have guessed before I went vegan. 🤷♀️ We dipped crispy baguette cubes, veggie sticks, pickles, pasta, Kalamata olives & fried mushrooms in the creamy-spicy veggie “cheese” and ate ourselves silly. Then there were homemade cocktails and I was able to persuade my sweetheart to a game night. Anyone who knows him can guess that this was no easy task.
Then came the fireworks 🎇✨🎆 and miraculously, our little son just slept through all the racket again this year. 🙌💃 And what was your New Year’s Eve like? Wanna share some juicy details?
Whatever it is, I’m sure you can do it! Don’t be too strict with yourself, but keep an eye on your goal. And maybe 2019 will be your year. 🍀 Incidentally, I’ve made up my mind to do yoga again regularly. Unfortunately, my practice has come a bit short in the last few months (it may or may not have something to do with blogging 😅).
If one of your goals is to start a healthier (and maybe even more plant-based) diet, I can even help you with this a bit. Today I have prepared a smoothie recipe for you. A Green Detox Smoothie actually.
The special feature of green smoothies is that in addition to fresh fruit, they consist for the most part of fresh (mostly) green vegetables. I like to use green or black kale, broccoli, baby spinach, cucumber or even zucchini.
It’s best to combine your greens with sweet fruits like (very ripe) bananas, pineapples, mangoes. Apples & oranges are a great choice, too. Today we also pack a ripe, sweet persimmon in our smoothie, so it’ll get smooth & creamy. You can find them no problem in organic quality in supermarkets right now. They are currently in season. 😉
Cucumber also contains many minerals, e.g. calcium, phosphorus & zinc, as well as many B vitamins. And it has a dehydrating effect (hello, positive weight-loss effect).
Spinach is full of folic acid, vitamins C, E & K and, of course, iron.
Top off your green smoothie with a spoonful of barleygrass juice powder. Because barley grass is rich in chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It regulates the acid-base balance and can help with hypertension & high blood sugar levels. In addition, it is a valuable source of plant-based protein and rich in antioxidants. Wow!
If you don’t have the powder in your pantry yet, you can theoretically omit it. But I really like to add it to my green smoothies and I think it’s such a great way to easily increase the value of your smoothie. Some people have to get used to the taste though (but I never found it annoying). Therefore, at the beginning you only take 1 teaspoon full per smoothie. Over time, you can gradually increase to up to 1 tablespoon. But then that’s the amount for a very large smoothie serving of about 1 liter. 🙂
As vegetables have a harder structure than fruits, cheaper blenders simply are too low at speed to mix the vegetables into a well-digestible & creamy smoothie that will nourish your body.
The most popular brand of high-speed blenders is (as far as I know) the Vitamix¹. My best friend has one of these in her kitchen and absolutely loves it. Currently, on my kitchen counter there’s a Bianco di Puro blender. We’ve already owned it for over three years and are totally happy so far. So if you want to invest in a professional high-speed blender, do some research and take the leap. It will definitely take your smoothies to the next level. 😉
Green isn’t the color of choice for your smoothie? You could always give my Purple Love Smoothie a go & happily slurp away. 💜 Cheers!
- 1 large handfull baby spinach
- 1/3 cucumber
- 2-3 broccoli florets
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 persimmon
- 1 orange, , juiced
- 1 Tbsp hulled hempseeds
- 1 tsp barley grass juice powder
- 1 cup | 250 ml rice milk OR apple juice*
Wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water.
Remove the apple core. Chop apple, persimmon & cucumber into medium sized chunks.
Put all the ingredients in your blender and mix until your smoothie has a creamy texture.
My mixer has a special program for green smoothies that lasts one and a half minutes. So it takes a while until everything is really well blended.
Pour the smoothie into a large jar and enjoy! The best way to do so is using a straw. 😉 Cheers!
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