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Breakfast Froothie

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Froothie • noun • A Frozen Fruity Breakfast Smoothie
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I am absolutely in love with Summer and particularly Summer fruits, but as the days of sun, sand and salt slowly are making place for chilly nights and crisp air, I naturally start to crave winter fruits. After not eating oranges for a good 3 months, I’m really excited to soon have them back as a staple in our kitchen. Call me crazy, but one of my favorite Winter breakfasts is 3 fresh oranges with a good amount of cinnamon sprinkled on top. What pumpkin spiced latte is for most people, is orange with cinnamon for me.

So with the excitement of oranges in mind yet not wanting to let go of Summer, I thought I dive in the kitchen and prepare myself a wonderful “froothie” (or smoothie bowl as you wish) with still a touch of Indian Summer and a pinch of  Fall…

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Recipe

Ingredients
– Banana
– Mango (either the mango or the banana has to be frozen)
– Orange peeled
– Cinnamon to taste

Toppings (feel free to use your own favorite toppings):
– Fresh fruits
– Crispy fruit chips (orange, mango and coconut) of the brand Natural Sins
– Flaxseed

Method:
– Blend all the ingredients (except for the toppings) preferably in a food processor or blender.
– Transfer to a bowl or plate
– Top with fresh fruits and nice and crispy toppings.

With love from the Happy Earth Kitchen

 

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Superbowl

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Keep cool and cherry on

Summer calls for cooling foods and what is a better moment to put a little extra effort in your breakfast then weekends? Swap out your traditional Saturday pancakes or Sunday croissants for a gluten-free, sugar-free, cruelty-free nutritious, fully raw, half frozen smoothiebowl!

I have an on and off relationship with smoothiebowls and nicecreams (the healthy version of ice creams) and different variations have been considered in our kitchen: the green version, the tropical version, the plain version, the extraordinary version and obviously, this particular cherry-choc version.

Superfoods in my superbowl
One of the sweet highlights of summer is fresh, locally grown cherries, and the combination of cherries and chocolate is a classic and unbeatable marriage. Since superfoods are popular, they’re smartly packaged and slyly marketed by corporations. But don’t let them fool you, superfoods aren’t defined by their exotic origins or unpronounceable names. Our good old cherries are also considered a superfood. They are nutritious powerhouses, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which combat cancer and high blood pressure and according to a Michigan State University research, also relieve pain as effectively as aspirin…!

Another superfood is raw cacao (not to mistaken for the processed cacoa powder). Cacao is one of the most nutrient rich and complex foods. It is also the highest source of magnesium (an electrolyte lost through sweat and depleted by stress hormones, processed sugars, caffeine and pharmaceuticals), one of the most deficient minerals among Western populations. You can buy raw cacao beans or cacao nibs and make your own powder in a coffee grinder or of course feel free to use a cacoa powder of your own choice, available at your store. Just make sure it isn’t sweetened or mixed with other ingredients.

B’nananananannnannna!
For this recipe you need only three ingredients. The first two are obvious. The third ingredient is banana. Bananas are a (raw-)vegan’s best friend and a key element in smoothies, smoothiebowls and nicecreams. It gives these kinds of recipes the right softness, richness and sweetness. Bananas are nutrient dense, potassium rich, cheap and easily available throughout the year. But make sure to use bananas when they’re ripe. And that doesn’t mean when they just have turned yellow. Ripe means spotted, with a nice leopard skin, rrraawwww…!

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Recipe

Equipment
(immersion) blender or food processor

Ingredients
– 2 bananas
– 2 cups frozen cherries
– 2 tablespoons cacao powder (preferably raw cacao)
– Topping of choice

Blend until smooth and sprinkle with topping of choice. If you want to use fresh cherries instead of frozen ones (they are, after all, in season), make sure to use frozen bananas instead. Enjoy!


With love from the happy earth kitchen

 

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Green Smoothiebowl with Strawberries & Seeds

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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