Recipes

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Green Smoothiebowl with Strawberries & Seeds

Fully Raw, Recipes, Smoothiebowls, Workout & Recovery

Much as I like to use fresh produce, keeping frozen fruits and veggies in my freezer makes kitchen life a whole lot easier, healthy choices always within reach and food waste almost impossible.

As I wrote previous post bananas are one of my staple foods. Besides bananas I always have organic spinach, kale, berries, cherries and mangoes in my freezer. A cupful of either one combined with 2 ripe bananas is enough to create a quick, tasty and filling smoothie. When my bananas are almost over-ripe, which means totally covered with brown spots I either bake banana bread or cut them in pieces and throw them in the freezer for smoothiebowls and nicecreams.

I often drink a green smoothie in the morning, using nothing more then 2 bananas, 2 cubes of frozen spinach and a cup of water. It’s sweet, tasty, quick and you get your greens in first thing in the morning. But from time to time, mostly weekends, I like to make a smoothiebowl version, taking more time to prepare it with nice toppings and making time to enjoy it at a slower pace.

Weekends ask for smoothie bowls

Weekends ask for smoothie bowls

Recipe

Equipment

(immersion) blender or food processor

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas
2 cubes of frozen or a handful of fresh spinach
A sprig of mint
1 teaspoon or spirulina or chlorella (optional)

Blend until smooth and top with strawberries, mint and some seeds of choice (poppy seeds, hemp, sesame etc).

With Love from the Happy Earth Kitchen

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Easy Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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Bananas and (frozen) berries are my kitchen staples. Bananas are a perfect to-go snack, a beautiful pair with oatmeal and an excellent base for smoothies, smoothiebowls and nicecreams. They’re good fuel with plenty of fibre, loaded with potassium and easy to digest when fully ripe (aim for brown spots, or leopard skin as I like to refer to it).

My banana pantry.

My banana pantry.

Besides bananas I always have soft fruits and frozen leafy greens in my freezer, since fresh ones go bad very quickly. It’s one of the easiest ways to create healthy morning habits. Must haves for me are spinach, kale, berries, cherries and mangoes. A cupful of either one combined with 2 ripe bananas is enough to create a quick, tasty and filling smoothie.

I like to keep mornings raw and simple. For proper digestion, always eat fruits alone. Combining quickly digestible fruits with foods that take longer to digest, like protein or grains, make the fruits ferment in your stomach, which lead to acidity of the body and may cause discomfort.* By keeping it simple you’re not only out of the kitchen before you know it, but you’re also being kind to your body.

For this smoothie you just need bananas, blueberries and water.


* (The exception to this food combining mentioned above is combining fruits that don’t readily ferment, like bananas, apples or coconut, with complex carbohydrate rich foods such as oats, or millet. Also, according to Dr. Hay’s research, acidic fruits like oranges and lemon combine ok with nuts).

Oohlala Blueberry Banana...

Oohlala Blueberry Banana…

Recipe

Equipment

High speed blender

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
1 cup of water

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

If you’re using fresh blueberries and you like your smoothies cold, you might want to consider substituting the water with a couple of ice cubes, or 1 of the fresh bananas with a frozen banana.

With Love from the Happy Earth Kitchen

Happy Earth Kitchen ©

Rainbow Juice

Fully Raw, Juices & Smoothies, Recipes, Workout & Recovery

A nice & fresh rainbow juice containing all the essential food colours for optimal health!

For more information about the benefits of eating the rainbow, please visit my post about Phytonutrients, the chemical that gives plants their colour.

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Recipe

Equipment

Juicer

Ingredients

Beet
Apple
Cucumber
Orange
Spinach
Red or blue grapes
Mint
Ginger

With Love from the Happy Earth Kitchen.