Today I’m sharing my favorite breakfast of this year with you: a healthy green smoothie bowl! This breakfast is so yummy and filling and will actually make you feel amazing for the rest of the day. What I usually do is blend some greens, such as kale or spinach, with a banana, some ginger and maybe a few pieces of frozen fruits. Then I toast a few tablespoons of rolled oats and coconut flakes with a teaspoon of coconut sugar to add some sweetness. When they turn golden brown, I pour my smoothie in a bowl and top it off with oats. I usually add some frozen strawberries or blueberries just to make it look a bit more special! Bon appétit :)
I’m a huge pie lover and since we’ve had an amazing weather in the last couple of weeks (this week excluded), I felt an extreme urge to bake. Pies, that is. ANY pies with a fruit filling! They are so easy to prepare, you just throw everything for the crust together and experiment with different sorts of toppings. So the first pie I made two weeks ago was a vegan and gluten-free sour cherry pie with coconut-chocolate frosting. I wasn’t particularly happy with the rice flour crust as it was too dry, but the rest of it was amazing.
For the sour cherry filling I used 450 g defrosted sour cherries, 2 tablespoons of agar agar flakes and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. I simmered them for about 10 minutes to let the agar agar flakes dissolve completely. Then I poured a slightly cooled filling onto the pre-baked crust. As for the chocolate frosting, I melted 100 g of a good quality dark chocolate and two teaspoons of coconut milk, I like this combo so much! I poured that on top and tried to cover the whole pie with the chocolate using a spatula. I put it into the freezer overnight and served it the next day. I love the combination of sour cherries and chocolate, it’s so refreshing and I love the fact that there is no additional sugar. Yummm!
Snow has just began to settle in, but I’m already one step in spring! I love smoothies not just because they remind me of warmer months, but I feel they help me a lot when I catch a cold. I’ve been experimenting a lot with citruses and combinations with grapefruit or oranges are among my favorites at the moment. Here you have a recipe of one of the tastiest and most refreshing fruit smoothies that has been on my breakfast list a lot since new year! You’ll need:
1 banana ♥ 1 grapefruit ♥ 1 medium chopped carrot ♥ 1 tsp ginger ♥ water
Put everything into a blender and add water. I usually add one to two cups, depending on how thick I want the smoothie to be. Turn on the blender and let it blend until there are no large pieces of carrot floating around. Pour into a cup and enjoy!
//Pri nas je sneg komaj začel vztrajati, jaz pa sem z eno nogo že v pomladi! Ne samo, da me smoothiji spominjajo na tople mesece, zdi se mi tudi, da mi pomagajo, ko staknem kakšen prehlad. Zadnje čase sem precej eksperimentirala s citrusi, tako da sta kombinaciji z grenivko in pomarančo trenutno eni najljubših. Tukaj je recept za enega najbolj okusnih in osvežilnih sadnih smoothijev, ki se je od novega leta velikokrat znašel pri zajtrku. Potrebujete:
1 banana ♥ 1 grenivka ♥ 1 srednje velik narezan korenček ♥ 1 čž ingverja ♥ voda
Vse skupaj stresi v blender in dodaj vodo. Jaz običajno dodam 1–2 lončka, odvisno, kako gost smoothie želim. Nato blender prižgi za toliko časa, da v smoothieju ni vidnih kosov korenčka. prelij v kozarec in uživaj!