breakfast

BEET AND RASPBERRY SMOOTHIE

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The one thing I like the most about the summer is the abundance of fresh, home-grown fruits and veggies. And there’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious smoothie, right? ;) These days I’m obsessed with this red smoothie, packed with vitamins and minerals. As usual, the recipe for this healthy beet and raspberry smoothie is so simple it hurts, but is very nutritious and will fill you up for hours! For two people I used:

two small ripe bananas    a bunch of greens, such as beet leaves (great for salads, too!), kale, and parsley  ♥ 
one beet    a handful of raspberries    1 heaping tablespoon vegan protein powder   1 teaspoon maca powder

Peel the bananas and the beet and put them in the blender along with washed greens. I also love adding one big tablespoon of vegan protein powder, I currently have this one, and one teaspoon of maca powder that is great for hormones – both of them are by Nutrisslim (I got them at Interspar). Then just add one cup of water and start blending! If you prefer sweeter smoothies, add a date or two, but you can obviously add some peanut or almond butter. Voilà! Then just top these off with some chia seeds and raspberries. If this isn’t the most perfect breakfast ever, I don’t know what it is! :)

Grapefruit smoothie time!

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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! 

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