I love food.
There´s no getting away from that, I love food and I love to eat good food.
I consider myself lucky as I don´t gain weight that easily, I guess I´m just blessed with high metabolism. Although I did feel it changed to the worse when I reached 20 - so I definitely feel that I need to watch my intake more than I used to, hehe!
Not that I have ever had an unhealthy lifestyle or having a bad diet really. I love greens, veggies, fruits, everything good and healthy I love and I´d rather have a huge bowl of fruit or a nice refreshing smoothie than chocolate. (Don´t get me wrong, I love chocolate too).
After the holidays I´ve been feeling a bit sluggish and I simply don´t feel like eating anything. I just had enough.. So I decided to start a little smoothie adventure :)
I´m not on any fancy diet or anything, I just eat what I like and what I feel is healthy for me and right now that is smoothies as I crave it so much - it´s simply delicious!!
It´s also fun because there´s so many different ingredients and varieties of smoothies, sort of an experiment each time ;)
Even though I love food and I love to eat and I can eat a lot it doesn´t mean I eat everything all the time.
I eat what I consider normal, homecooked and kinda healthy food, but my problem is that I don´t eat regularly. I usually eat twice a day and that would usually be a little something in the afternoon and a late dinner...
I simply don´t get hungry until late - of course this depends on my activity level and right now I´m not too active so I kinda forget to eat... Which isn´t too good, is it..
THEREFORE MY FRIENDS smoothies are a great option for me because I remember to eat/drink it because I simply want it all the time!
I do try to have one smoothie every 3rd hour, but I might only have two smoothies a day, and a small dinner meal in between. I need to work on my habits.
My favorite green smoothie, so refreshing and delisssssh!
I mostly use cold tap water or coconut water. I can also use coconut milk (the real stuff from cans) if I want it thicker.
I just prefer using tap water or coconut water as it makes the smoothie so much fresher and it´s easier to drink.
I prefer green smoothies over fruity/berry smoothies so I use a lot of spinach, kale, celery, avocado and mint.
Not too fond of the taste of apples or oranges in smoothies so I don´t use that too much.
Bananas are great for smoohties, but I don´t use more than one or one and a half as it´s simply too much for me and it makes me full after one sip. I also don´t like that the banana overrides all the other flavours. PLUS as I don´t do any work out at the moment I should´t be stuffing too many bananas (or fruit in general really......) in my body.. The simple answer to this is of course that I need to start working out - problem and worries solved! ;)
I like mangos and carrots, beetroot, everything coconutty, and sometimes a tea spoon of different seeds. Fun ingredients are bell pepper and chili :)
I haven´t ventured into the world of "superfoods" yet, but thinking about ordering some chia, acai, maca, goji, bee pollen, whatever, soon! Just for the fun of it and to test it out :))
I´m waiting for a few stuff from iherb at the moment, for example vanilla extract. Really good to add for flavouring especially for Avocado Shakes! YUM!
I like to keep my fruits and greens frozen. It makes everything SO MUCH EASIER and it saves me a lot of time.
I basically stock up on certain items, mango, kale, spinach, mint, bananas. I chop everything up and put each of them in zip locks too keep in the freezer.This also makes the smoothie so much more refreshing as it´s cool and nice when finished:)
Mango, spinach, kale, bananas, mint (not shown in the picture), avocados.
My current favorite smoothie recipe!
(Sorry I don´t have any real measures for this, I just go by the feeling:P)
- Handful of kale.
- Little less than a handful of spinach.
- A good pinch or two of mint leaves (depends on how strong you want the flavor really).
- One small, or half of a larger banana.
- Handful of mango.
- Half avocado (this is a small one).
- 1-3 tbsp coconut sugar, depends on how sweet you want it (OPTIONAL as the mango pretty much does the job) I just add 1 tbsp for the flavor.
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups of coconut water. start with one cup and then add more if it comes out too thick :)
- Also optional, but I like to add 1 tbsp of coconut oil as well as it gives such amazing flavor!
What´s your favorite smoothie?
xxoo Karla // Miss Delirium