Smoothies are a great way to start your day, they contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins. You can use up your fruit or vegetable and there is no limit to your imagination: spice them up with seeds, nuts, herbs and spices!
I use seasonal and regional produce, in winter it will be apples, pears, oranges and bananas, kale and other cabbage varieties, spinach, carrots, celery, basil, ginger etc.
Winter fruit: apples, pears and oranges
In summer I will lighten my smoothies with yogurt, add some cereals to them and you will have a full breakfast.
When I got up this morning we had the most beautiful sunrise:
Time to make my smoothie – here we go:
Sunday Sunrise Smoothie With Kale
Yield: ca. 7.5 dl
3 dl tomato juice
2 oranges (juice)
2 small leaves kale
4 cm ginger
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds (dry roasted)
1 pinch ground cardamom
sea salt + pepper
Let chia seeds soak in some juice first
Put all the ingredients in your mixer and puree – that’s it!
Add more juice or water to change the liquidity of your drink
Those smoothies contain a great deal of sugar: a glass of 2 dl is enough per day.
Deep freeze the rest in adequate jars, just think how much time and energy you save this way. I still have some Tupperware plastic cups with lids I have acquired years ago, they are perfect for freezing your smoothies.
Let it defrost for 12 hours in your fridge, it is best to take it out of the freezer the night before.
A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away and strengthens my immune system.
Sunday sunrise smoothie
I have another recipe for a green smoothie on my German site (the list of ingredients is self explanatory). I am always keen on trying something new, please share your favourite smoothie recipes – thank you!
Wellbeing in Winter
I think it is important to take special care of your health and wellbeing in winter. I try to eat as healthily as possible and I get a lot of physical exercise with Roco, my German boxer and Frenchie mix:
In the colder months I use my own fragrance composition Sheer Air, made of essential oils, in a diffuser lamp or electrical diffuser. I love the exquisite perfume of lavender, cedar and myrtle; it has a soothing mood effect. When I have a cold I put a few drops in a pot of hot water and inhale the fumes or enjoy a warm bath with Sheer Air fragrance in it.
Tags: vegan, healthy, easy, economical