Almond Spinach Smoothie

Good morning!

I’ve been meaning to make some vegan cookie dough to snack on (and if I do, I’ll post the recipe soon!), so I went to the grocery store and bought some almond butter last night. 

This morning I decided that I was getting tired of always using peanut butter in my smoothies, so I decided to switch it up some and try my newly acquired almond butter. And let me tell you, did it taste fantastic!

So here it is, another quick and healthy morning smoothie recipe!


Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp unsalted almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • handful of tightly packed spinach
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Blend, serve and enjoy! 

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Pineapple Ginger Stir Fry

It’s the weekend, and I finally have time to cook again! My past week was extremely draining, so I decided to have a quiet night in and cooked a tasty dinner for a friend and myself.

I tend to stress eat a lot, and so this week I haven’t quite been on top of my game when it comes to healthy eating. So last night I tried to make a healthy, yet tasty and satisfying dinner. And I think I was quite successful.


As you probably know by now, I absolutely adore ginger, so if you are not the biggest fan, you may want to scale it down a bit. I also used chicken in this stir fry, but I am sure tofu would taste just as well if you want to keep it vegetarian!

 

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup sesame oil
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste
  • corn starch if desired to thicken sauce
  • 3 tbsp water

Heat the sesame oil in a wok. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, and fry it up in the oil. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from wok. Add in the chopped ginger and garlic and stir for about a minute. Add the broccoli and the water and cook/steam the mixture for about 3 minutes. Finally, add the pineapple, soy sauce, and chicken and stir-fry for another 5-10 minutes, depending on desired consistency and how well done you like your broccoli.

My friend and I ate this without anything to accompany it, but it would work great with rice or quinoa if you want any carbs!

Have a great weekend everyone and let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Chocolate Pear Avocado Smoothie

Hey hey hello, and happy Monday!

I spent the past weekend in Boston and came home late Sunday evening to an almost empty kitchen. All I had was an avocado that I probably should have eaten last week, a can of pears, some coconut milk, dates, spinach, chia seeds, and my usual protein powder (and some tomatoes but those were not gonna find their way into a smoothie!)

I’m a huge fan of pear-chocolate things, and an avocado is always a good base for smoothies. Add in some dates, liquid, and spinach and chia seeds for that extra health boost and there you have it: a super healthy and yet tasty and filling morning smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado 
  • 1 handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened iced green tea
  • 1/2 can of sweetened pears
  • 2-3 dates if extra sweetness desired
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Add to the blender, mix, and immediately serve! 

Have a great week everyone; my life is super busy at the moment but I am definitely trying to update this blog more often!

Green Banana Peach Smoothie

My stomach has been acting up a bit lately (gonna blame it on the combination of German food, beer and a huge burrito over the past few days), so this morning I was craving something healthy that would also soothe my stomach a bit.

I had bought some peaches last week that desperately needed to be used up, and ginger always seems to work wonders whenever I experience nausea. I wasn’t planning on posting this smoothie since it’s so simple, but I really enjoyed it and thus decided to share.

Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh peach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 cups cold/iced green tea

Add everything to a blender, mix for 1-2 minutes and serve right away. And most importantly: have a great Wednesday everyone!