This is a favorite smoothie of mine. Not only when I need to detox but when I feel I need a very fresh start in the morning.
Add som ginger if you want it even more fresh!
You can download as pdf here.
½ apple, chopped
½ pear, chopped
1tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest (organic!)
1 C spinach
1 tbsp coconut oil
Place all the ingredients in a blender.
Add the water until you have the texture you love.
Perfect when you need some energy in the morning and need some detox!
You can also add some ginger!
I´m totally hooked on this smoothie right now. My favorite combination ever! It has a tropical flavor that will make you feel that you are in paradise! What I also like is that the passion fruit actually force you to chew, that is so easy to forget when you eat a smoothie. Read the importance of chewing here. I´ll tell you, I´m all passionate about this smoothie right now! ☺
½ C Mango, cut in pieces
1 Passion fruit, the pulp
½ tsp Chlorella powder (or you can take a bunch of leafy greens)
1 tsp Coconut oil
1 tbsp Hemp hearts
1-2 C Water
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
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One of my strategies to get as much valuable nutrition as possible is to make smoothies. They are so simple to make and you can put so many yummie & healthy things in it. This smoothie has a lot of anti-oxidants, is anti-inflammatory and helps to strengthen your body. That´s why I call it the Super Smoothie.
You can download as pdf below.
Ingredients (1 portion)
1C Berries (blueberries, black currants, or other colorful berries)
1 Pear or Apple
1-2 C Leafy greens (spinach, rocket salad or other leafy or ½ tsp chlorella, spirulina or nettle powder
1 tbsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 tsp Coconut oil
2 tbsp Chia seeds, soaked in 4 tbsp water for 10 min or 2 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp Rice protein (optional, if you need more protein. I use raw sprouted)
1-2 C Water
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy.
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Chia Fresca is a drink that gives you energy. I found out about it, when I was reading Born to run by Christopher McDougall. It´s a book about finding the soul in running and how we can run in a good and natural way without getting injuries. I truly recommend this book if you are thinking about starting a running practice or if you are running. It´s an interesting book, with great characters and amazing stories in it and gives so much inspiration. You don´t have to be a runner "freak" to read it, it´s a book that probably anyone would love. I sure did.
Anyway, in this book he writes about a running-tribe - Tarahumara Indians - in Mexico that has running as a natural part in their life. They don´t get injuries and have a lot of energy. In the book the author also writes about what they eat, and one drink they drink when they need to get the energy and stamina back is Chia Fresca or "Iskiate". It´s made of water, chia seeds, lime juice and sugar. Hmm, interesting. So I had to try it.
Chia seeds have been around for many years, but just in the last couple of years it has found its way to the grocery stores (at least in mine in Sweden). It was a staple of the Aztecs and Mayans, and they used it a lot for their health problems and in rituals.
It has good nutritional value with omega 3, antioxidants, fibers, Calcium and amino acids.
It´s a cute little seed that is easy to use and you can use them in so many ways.
Chia seeds need to be soaked before eaten. Just soak them in water for 5-10 minutes. They absorb a lot of water up to their weight 9 times, so use a ratio of nine parts water to one part chia seeds. Whisk after a couple of minutes to separate the seeds. In my recipes were I use chia seeds sometimes, I use less water if I´m going to blend them in smoothies or puddings. Here´s one smoothie recipe and one dessert recipe.
What are they good for?
It is said that they are good for:
You can use them in:
Recommended daily intake 2 tbsp (adults)
Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
The fall has arrived in Sweden, just waiting for the snow to come... So I´m dreaming of travelling to a warmer country sitting on the beach sipping on my favorite drink. Ok I don´t drink alcohol really so I have to picture a drink that is suitable for me. And here it is: Green Smoothie goes Piña Colada.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and green. Yummie!
Today I didn´t have any ideas what to cook for lunch. Didn´t have any ideas, inspirations or appetite. One thing I know works for me at these times is smoothies. They are simple to make, tastes delicious and gives me great satisfaction. Try this cute Pink Beauty Smoothie with raspberries!
2 Bananas, ripe
½C Raspberries, frozen or fresh
1 tsp Coconut Oil, virgin, cold pressed
Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!
Cranberry is a very healthy berry that unfortunately is a little bit forgotten. It strengthens the bladder and alleviating urinary tract. Research has also shown that it prevents unfriendly bacteria from the bladder walls. The sour juice helps stimulating the peristaltic action of the colon. Red + Green= Brown. Ok maybe this smoothie is not so photogenique, but it´s tasty and healthy!
½C Cranberries, Frozen or fresh
1 Granny Smith Apple, core removed, diced
1C Green Sallad (Roman lettuce, baby spinach, ruccola..)
1tbsp Chiaseeds, soaked in water for 10 min
1tsp Coconut oil, virgin, cold pressed
1-2C Water, depending how you want the texture
Put all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Done!
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Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”