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:

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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? 

Recipe for vegan milkshake

I told you this was coming, and now I`m delivering.

This is one of my all time favorite drinks/meals. And I can almost guarantee it will be one of yours as well!

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What are you waiting for? Go make yourself a delicious, less than 200 kcal milkshake!

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.

Bilderesultat for cinnamon

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?

The ultimate breakfast food: Coffee Smoothie

 

At the moment I am so tired, it`s basically a cosmic injustice. I am also so parched and in the want for something refreshing. This is putting me in a one-track mindset. Coffee smoothie! The ultimate restauration and coffee food, total double trouble. Unfortunately I can`t have it, as the only bananas I have are frozen, but I am going to share the recipe with you. Hopefully, one of you will make it so I can live through you. Haha.

Anyways. I love sharing these kinds of things, since I know that a lot of people don`t really know what vegans eat and are kind of curious as to how filling and good the food is. So I thought that instead of just giving you a recipe, which I am going to do, I`ll also let you know some of the benefits of this smoothie. But first, here`s the recipe!

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General and health based benefits:

 

Coffee:

  • makes you awake and ready for the day
  • full of antioxidants
  • boosts metabolisme (3-11%)
  • lowers risk of diabetes

Bananas:

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

Oats:

  • one of the most nutrient-dense foods avaible
  • can lower cholesterole and stabilize blood sugar levels
  • rich in antioxidants
  • makes you feel heathy as f**k

Chia:

  • full of antioxidants
  • lots of protein for a plant
  • almost all the carbs are fiber
  • high in omega-3 (higher levesls than salmon even)
  • good for your bones
  • easy to incorprate in you diet (have it as a pudding, or just throw it in there with literally anything

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Christmas baking <3 (photo series)

I don`t know if this is a thing in the rest of the world, but in Norway there is this old idea that you should bake seven types of cakes/cookies for christmas. I personally am not 100 % a Martha Stewart type of person, but I wanted to try to bake at least a few types. So I assembled my crew (my mom and my cousin) and went on this mission. Side note: vegan eggreplacer is A+. So here is my small picture series from todays baking.

Last made, pictured first; Meringues

So cute, so tasty!

Our main project though, were these amazing hazelnut cookies!

These raspberry cookies are very close to the best part of christmas! My whole family loves them, and now my cousin and I have learned how to make them. This is almost to much power to handle.

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And my mom made these super cool things that I have no idea what are called in English, but basically they are thin, crispy cones that you put whipped cream and jam in.

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Also, my mom got us these super cute boxes to keep the cookies in!

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#powertool

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My cousin posing proudly with our work 😉

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My cat suspiciously lurking in the kitchen.

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Bella and Donna feeling left out 😦

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Merry almost christmas!

 

Where I`ve been

Disclaimer: Provocatively boring

So to all of you who have not unfollowed me yet, please consider this my apology/excuses letter.

As you probably know, I love blogs. I love writing them, I love reading about them and I love talking about them. However, I have not been able to write for what has been probably several months now because I have been genuinely busy. So here is what I`ve been up to.

Okay, first off all I got a job. I was a sales agent for the biggest company in Norway, and it was totally awesome. Cool people, cool products and even a cool boss. Unfortunately though, after already getting super involved, I had to take a break as it turns out I have an illness that I`ve long been suspecting. I`m not sure what it is called in English, but basically what it does is make you tired, shaky, depressed and prone to get sick, along with a few other annoying effects. So now I have to spend all this time finding out to what degree I have it and what medication I need. But that’s boring and personal. Ha-ha, sorry.

Secondly though, I have been studying for exams outside of school so that I can hopefully finish High School a year early, as you have to complete 13 years in Norway, not 12, which is just way too long for me. Anyways, I got a couple of exams out of the way this semester and end up with an A in psychology and a B in social economics. Usually I would feel bad getting a B, but this was a seriously hard subject to study on my own and besides, I can always take the exam again.

helpersdMy two beautiful helpers.

Also, I ordered the Jeffrey Campbell shoes, but it turns out “these boots where not made for walking”. Even though I felt super fly and powerful in those heels, I decided that breaking my ankle did not seem all that tempting and send them back.

Lastly, I finally became a vegan! I have been a vegan since may know, and it feels great! I literally don`t even miss chocolate, which I would never have foreseen. I recommend it to anyone. But I will write about that later. For now I just want to apologize for this horribly boring post. I promise the next will be much better and back to normal. Please dont unfollow! Haha. Until next time.