Sometimes I simply run out of breakfast ideas for my family. I also don’t want to eat the same every day so change is needed. Usually I want something healthy fast that keeps me full for a couple of hours. Smoothies are a good way to get your fix on vitamins and energy booster fast and easy. I mentioned that I have a very good blender. It is a bit on the pricey side but if you use it a lot it is definitely worth it. If you use a blender simply for juices, a regular, cheaper one does the job just fine. I also make my own Almond milk and here you do need a powerful blender for example. I would love to share two of my favorite smoothie recipes here. The best part about smoothies is that you can just play around and throw in what is in your fridge you think might work together and would taste good. Avocado in a Smoothie always gives it a nice texture, so keep this in mind. If you are using Facebook check out Anna Burkon’s Ganzheitliche Ernährungsberatung. This Facebook page is awesome and you get great insights on healthy food, recipes, lifestyle and upcoming events. Yes, she teaches what she preaches 🙂 I have been to one of her events and I loved it. She made an awesome smoothie that evening and I would like to share her recipe here.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 3-4 beets (peeled)
- 1-2 cups of water
- 1/2 pineapple (I used canned pineapple once and it was great)
- Linseed oil
- Add all the ingredients in your blender and mix on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until texture is creamy and smooth(ie). 🙂
The second Smoothie Recipe is a true Powershake! I made it for my husband a couple of times and he mentioned that especially when he works out, this shake keeps him full and gives him great energy. Win-win I would say. (He loves to say that – win-win situation!) Apparently it only let’s me save ONE recipe at a time. So here is the second one without the nice layout.
1-2 cups of water
handful cashews (or almonds)
1 cup of grapes
chunk of fresh ginger
Add all the ingredients in your blender and mix for 3-4 minutes on high speed or until consistency is smooth(ie) and creamy. Enjoy!
I want to share the health benefits of ginger and Linseed with you!
Ginger is very healthy and provides a great zesty flavor to your smoothie, drinks, sauces or all kinds of dishes. I have seen dried ginger out there but I think nothing is better and as strong as the fresh one. When my throat hurts a little and I have the feeling I might get a cold I boil some hot water, grate some fresh ginger and add some lemon juice. Usually this does it for me and I won’t get sick. Try it! I hope it works for you as well! You can add ginger to any stir fry and it goes really well with sesame oil and Tamari soy sauce. I am a sushi addict and I love that they always serve the dishes with a little pickled ginger on the side. My husband and I always ask for extra ginger.
The Health Benefits of Ginger:
Ginger is very nutritious because it is high in vitamin B6 and magnesium (both are great to reduce stress). Ginger is also very high on potassium (good for the heart) and the mineral copper. Ginger is good for digestion. If you have an upset stomach, Yogi ginger tea always worked for me. I used to drink a cup here and there when I felt a little nauseous when I was pregnant. The last benefit I want to add is that ginger is anti-inflammatory and great for pain. I have read once that ginger also might reduce arthritis pain. Who would have thought no?
Thank you for reading.