Green Smoothie Recipe

Lately I`ve been super into green smoothies. And I know that there are a lot of variations of them out there, but i wanted to share my recipe with you and also write about some of the health benefits of this smoothie. You know that I`m a sucker for food (and drinks) that meet on that sweet spot in the middle of the healthy and delicious venn-diagram.

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This recipe is my adaptation of model and youtuber, Alexandria Morgan`s and you can find hers here.  So without further ado, here is my green smoothie.

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General and health based benefits:

Spinach:

  • Vitamin K and calcium for bone health
  • Vitamin A, vitamin C and iron for healthy skin and hair (aka aesthetics, jot that down)
  • Low calories, high satisfaction
  • Magnesium for cardiovascular health

Bananas:

  • slow releasing energy
  • good for rebalencing electrolytes
  • great pre workout food
  • lots of fiber
  • makes the smoothie booth sweet and extra nutritious

Ginger root:

  • Adds some great spiciness to the smoothie
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces nausea (seriously the best cure for hangovers)
  • Reduce menstrual pain
  • Help fighting the cold or flu

And the berries will obviously depend on which you use, but in general, low in calories and high in nutrients. For optimal health I would recommend throwing in some blueberries though. You know the hype.

 

Sources/further reading:

Ovenbaked Veggies! <3

I am obsessed with ovenbaked vegetables lately! They’re so good, filling and low kcal 🙂 

And super versatile! 

They can be eaten:

-on their own

-with coucous/quinoa

-with potatoes (or fries/sweetpotato fries)

-with beans

These are the ones I’m having today.


Bell pepper, zucchini,tomato, red onion and avocado. I also often have eggplants. The spice I’ve used is garlic powder. 

After I took this picture I drisselef some mushroom slices over. You can also add sweetcorn 🙂 

What is your preffered method of preparing vegetables? 

Cinnamon

I am literally obsessed with cinnamon and its delicious strong flavor lately. Maybe it`s me wanting to hold on to the fall? I don`t know, but I`m into it.

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Here is what I`ve been using it for lately:

  • warmed apple
  • mashed banana
  • tea
  • coffee
  • vegan milkshake (will post recipe later, it`s delish!)

What do you use cinnamon for?