Green smoothies are fantastic for you. I’m incorporating smoothies in my daily routines more and more. Smoothies on their own are delicious and super healthy, but adding some greens just adds to the perfection. I often have them for breakfast or take them with me to work in a glass jar as a snack.
Tip – chew your smoothies. Yup, you read that right. The short explanation is that chewing your smoothies will activate the saliva production in your mouth and help your digestion. Blending the fruits will do some of the digestion job for you, but drinking food without chewing it can be a bit of a shock for your stomach. Most people don’t know this, so it’s a cool thing to pass on.
Recipe, from this blog:
One green apple
Half a banana, frozen
A good handful spinach
I tbsp hemp seeds
A splash of water
A small piece of celery (optional)
Blend everything together. I like putting the softer (not frozen) ingredients at the bottom to make the job easier for my blender. Start with only a bit of water and add more as you see the consistency coming along.
Use them in cereal or enjoy them as they are ♥
THATS IT! (They get sweeter than you think)
Slice up the apples, the thinner the better
Spread them out on a lined baking tray, never on top of each other
Bake at ca 150 degrees C for 45 minutes to 1 hour
They’re done when they’re completely dehydrated and crispy. Let them cool for a few minutes to stiffen up. Drizzle with cinnamon or leave them as they are.
Hahaha, laughing at this lame post title. My humor might be a bit affected by the happy rush I’m experiencing at the moment. I just made the best chocolate smoothie ever! I’m in love. I guess It’s kind of terrible of me to share that now, heh.. Enough chocolate talk. I’ll be posting the recipe tomorrow!
I’m actually writing to share a tiny tip. Most americans are super used to this little wonder fruit, but I feel like a lot of Norwegians aren’t. Pomegranate! Not only does it make any meal a lot better looking, it adds crunch and tastes amazing. I am always looking for ways to add some crunchiness and punch to my my smoothies, fruit bowls or porridges. This is an all-time favorite.
TIP: Oh! You might be wondering why I have my pomegranate in a bowl of water? I do this to feel it the best way possible. Cut the fruit in half or quarters, lower them into the water and turn it inside out, until all the seeds are detached. The white “skin” will float to the surface, and the seeds will sink. Now, simply fish out the white bits, pour off the water and collect your seeds! Pomegranate wasn’t named randomly. If you try getting the seeds out without lowering it in water, the juice tends to splash everywhere. Soo, until you’ve gotten used to this drill, I recommend the water trick.
Add pomegranate to your cure soggy, boring oat meal
Or add it to smoothies to add some texture!
The recipe for this delicious green breakfast is coming soon! My post about exciting oatmeal you’ll find here.