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- "MAGICAL" GREEN POTION -

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Nowadays lifestyle is fast and dynamic. There is no time to eat, rest or literally enjoy things. That's how S M O O T H I E S became very popular and they are a must to many of us! 

Smoothies are great for a quick breakfast, an easy and satisfying way to refuel after working out or just a perfect afternoon refreshing delight. 

Since I love everything about smoothies, I decided to share how and what I use in my daily smoothie recipes. 

First, let's briefly go through some of the vital reasons why to drink smoothies & about top benefits of green smoothies:  

1. Simple and quick to make, which is very important for our fast lifestyle. The only equipment you need is a blender;

2. Great way to eat different veggies without even realizing it. The taste of the greens is hidden by the taste of the fruit, so you don't even notice the veggies are there; 

3. Drinking green smoothies on a regular basis provides all the nutrients to your body for a natural detoxification and cleanse;

4. Easy to digest, because the ingredients are alredy blended and liquified;

5. Green smoothies will keep you hydrated and energized.

So much good things wrapped in one will for sure make you start drinking this "magical" green potion. ;) 

Whenever I'm putting a new green smoothie recipe together I use a basic smoothie formula: 

  • 2 cups greens
  • 2 cups fruits
  •  2 cups liquid base 

+  supplements for extra nutritional BOOST:

  • spirulina
  • hemp protein powder
  • nuts
  • cacao
  • acai powder
  • flax, hemp & chia seeds
  • coconut oil.  

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For today I chose my own favorite recipe: 

BLUEBERRY DREAMS

The Ingredients

2 cups baby spinach

1,5 cup frozen blueberries

1 banana

2 cups orange juice

The Add-ons

1 tablespoon flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. 

And voilà, your "magical" green potion is ready! Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it!

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Let me know how you like it and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. 

With love, Anela.

AVOCADO BERRY SMOOTHIE

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Good mornin' loves! I got a new package full of Sensilab HEALTHIE superfood goodies, so I'm starting my day with a delicious smoothie based on avocado and berries. Avocado is an excellent source of antioxidants that may help slow aging and prevent certain cancers and heart disease. They are high in folate which also helps protect your heart and may guard against stroke. Avocados provide a uniquely silky texture to smoothies without an overbearing taste, so I added a banana, a few strawberries, INCAN & GOJI berries for a delicious and healthy mixture.  

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AVOCADO BERRY SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

1 avocado

1 banana

a few strawberries

1 cup orange juice

The Add-ons

1 tablespoon INCAN & GOJI berries

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your smoothie is ready! Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it!

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FRIDAY MORNING BOOST

Hey loves! It's Fridaaay, sun is shining and I prepared for you another delicious green / chocolate smoothie! I know it sounds weird, but trust me on this one! If you like cocoa and almonds this is win-win combo! ;) My favorite cocoa nibs are "Healthie ones" from www.sensilab.si and everything else needed for this delicious smoothie you can get in regular supermakert. Soo let's do it! ;)

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Ingredients

1 cup of spinach

2 cups almond milk

1 frozen banana 

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1 tablespoon of almond butter

1 tablespoon of cocoa nibs 

 

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached.

And voilà, smoothie is ready!

Enyoj and wish you a great weekend everyone! ;)

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FRIDAY'S TIP: "make ahead smoothies"

You don't have enough time to prepare your breakfast in the morning? Then this is a perfect tip for you! Healthy green smoothies for a busy person. ;)

How to do it?

STEP 1 : HAVE YOUR INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES READY 

(make sure fresh veggies and fruits are washed, spun or patted dry) 

STEP 2:SLICE OR CUT FRUIT INTO CHUNKS

STEP 3:MEASURE OUT THE INGREDIENTS AND PACK INTO BAGS 

(try to remove as much air as is possible from bags before placing in freezer) 

STEP 4:VOILÀ - YOUR SMOOTHIE IS READY!

 

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you have a good one! 

Cheers!

Anela.

LET'S DETOX!

Heey guys! Considering this is last weekend before Christmas I prepared a detox smoothie to clean up my body a little bit, before I will start overreacting with all delicious food that comes in next days.. ;)

With smoothies it's so easy to provide your body with various important ingredients and nutrients, and what's great about them is that you don't really taste all what you put in because you balance the veggies with fruit. So for today I've prepared a smoothie that is perfect for detoxing your body. The main ingredient is avocado, which may be a bit fatty but it doesn't mean the fat is bad for your health. In fact this fruit is a nutritional powerhouse that provides numerous potential health benefits. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a "good fat" which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers the risk of stroke and heart disease.  

So avocado is good for you and with using other ingredients in smoothies you can't really feel the taste of it! Besides avocado this time I mixed in 2 cups of pineapple. Let's try it! ;) 

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 AVOCADO DETOX SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups spinach
  •  2 cups pineapple
  •  2 cups coconut milk
  • The Add-ons

1 tablespoon camu camu powder

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your smoothie is ready! Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it! 

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// Special thanks to Smile concept storefor these beautiful decorative accessories. //

LET'S REFRESH!

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What’s cooler than being cool? ;) 

Summer is officially here and I mixed up new delicious smoothie to "cool you down" and to enjoy healthy ingredients in one! Sometimes there are many healthy ingredients with special tastes we don't really like to eat, so smoothies are great way to eat different ingredients without even realizing it. This time I used SchneeKoppe flax seeds (also called linseeds) which are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1 and omega-3. So when in combo with a frozen banana, some coconut milk and iced coffee you can not even feel it, but you give to your body all the healthy benefits from it! 

INGREDIENTS:
- 1 frozen banana 
- 1/2 cup of instant coffee 
- few iced cubes
- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds 
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk 

Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your refreshing coconut cooffee smoothie is ready! Enjoy it! 

 

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MANGO COCONUT SMOOTHIE

Hey loves! Let's start the day with this delicious tropical smoothie based on mango. I have been a big fan of mango since I can remember, I could eat it every day. It's not just tasty but mango fruit is also rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and it's a great antioxidant for your body. Also today's smoothie is special because usually I use spinach, but this one is without it. Just pure mango & coconut taste! Mmmmm it's so delicious that the smoothies I made for my friends were gone in a second! You should really try it out! ;) DSC 0616DSC 0738DSC 0766DSC 0797

MANGO COCONUT SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

2 mangos

2 cups coconut milk

1 banana

1 cup Greek yogurt 

The Add-ons

1 tablespoon chia seeds

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your smoothie is ready! Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it!

Let me know how you like it! ;) 

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Special thanks to Smile concept store for these beautiful decorative accessories.

MONDAY BOOST

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Hey loves, I hope you had a great weekend! I started my week with a cup of healthy and delicious smoothie in one! Monday boost is all what my body needs to get the energy and healthy ingredients to start my day in a good mood! SchneeKoppe Beetroot juice has many of health benefits and if you don't like the taste of beetroot, smoothies are the best way to mix different ingredients together and make a good taste out of it. 

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup Beetroot juice
- few ice cubes
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds
- 1/2 cup of blueberries

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your Monday boost smoothie is ready! Enjoy it and have a wonderful week! 

MORNING SUNRISE SMOOTHIE

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Hey, green smoothie lovers! I've prepared another very simple and tasty smoothie recipe for you! For all of those who are not really a smoothie type, maybe first try to read my previous article "magical green potion", where I'm writing about why to drink smoothies & about top benefits of green smoothies. I believe that after finding your own way of mixing different ingredients you will start to love them as much as I do! The best thing about it is that you bring into your body various important ingredients and nutrients, and you don't really taste them in smoothies. I believe life is much like smoothies, you get out what you put in! 

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MORNING SUNRISE

Ingredients

2 cups spinach

2 cups coconut milk

1 banana

2 cups sliced peaches

1 handful of nuts

The Add-ons

1 tablespoon flax seeds

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your green smoothie is ready! Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it!

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Oat-berry Smoothie

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In today's post I want to share with you the quickest and the healthiest possible way to make your stomach happy! You don't have time for proper meal and you are looking for energized boost in the morning? Well today's smoothie will fill your stomach up and keep you full for quite a while. This time I included SHAPEit green love protein base which give you an extra energy with proteins, made out even for vegans! How cool is that! ;)

 

OAT-BERRY SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries ( if you don't have one, then use SHAPEit extract of raspberries flavour )
2 cups almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup rolled oats

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Add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. And voilà, your smoothie is ready! When you are in rush, you can drink smoothie on your way in the coolest SHAPEit shaker! ;) Enjoy it, your body will appreciate it!

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