Berrylicious smoothie

Whether you are busy multitasking or – like me – a mom with a newborn, a smoothie is always a great way to replenish your vitamin stores.  It’s your quick fix of a healthy meal. The good news: the preperation is so fast, that you will always find the 2-3 minutes it takes even if you have plenty of to-do’s on your list. This recipe makes 2 generous helpings.

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  • 2 cups of low-sugar oat milk
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao

As per all my smoothie recipes, the frozen berries ensure that your drink is chilled, but not watered down due to melted ice cubes. Blend all in a mixer and enjoy!

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Peanut butter & Jelly (PBJ) Smoothie

img_20180416_194140_561-1744478744.jpgA natural power couple of good taste and popularity: peanut butter and jelly. Apparently, the average American will eat 1,500 PBJ sandwiches before graduating high school. But while the classic sandwich is a crowd pleaser, but not necessarily super healthy, this smoothie version ticks all the boxes. Loaded with vitamins, protein, healthy fat and fiber. This recipe makes 2 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe (or frozen) banana
  • 1.5 cups of frozen strawberries or raspberries (whatever floats your boat)
  • 2 generous tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups of oat milk

Blend everything until smooth. This smoothie is cold and refreshing thanks to the frozen strawberries/raspberries and banana. Thereby, you can chill your drink without having to water it down by using ice cubes.

Banana hack: if you realize that your bananas are ripe but you might not be able to eat them all on time, peel them and store them in a container in your freezer. Thereby, you have a great ingredient for future smoothies ready at hand, which is thereby also serving as a natural chill factor.


Goooood Morning Smoothie

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Nothing says „Good Morning“ as cheerfully as this smoothie! It makes me start my day in a bright spirit because it is not only a healthy choice but a very tasty breakfast treat at the same time. It combines antioxidants (blueberries) with some substance to give your body the right energy it needs to kick off a successful day in a positive mindset.

 

Ingredients for 1 serving

  • 250ml oat milk (make sure to get a low sugar option)
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 2 tablespoons of Impact Whey Protein – stevia chocolate flavor
  • ½ teaspoon wheatgrass powder
  • ¼ avocado

I always store the blueberries and the kale in freezer to chill the smoothie without watering it down with ice cubes


Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffins

Bacon and scrambled eggs are a match made in heaven. Hardly a better way to start the day. So why not take this combo a step further and bake them into muffin form? It makes for a very convenient way to take breakfast on the go. This recipe makes 4 muffins.

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  • 8 slices of streaky bacon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • A bit of butter for the muffin mold

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/390 degrees Fahrenheit and start by buttering your muffin mold. Thereby, you ensure the bacon doesn’t stick to it. Layer the raw bacon strips into the mold so that the entirety of it is covered and make sure each slice has an ever so slight overlap with the next one, so the egg won’t run over to easily. Whisk the eggs, cream and spices together until they are well mixed and then pour it into the bacon-covered muffin mold to the rim. I always add cream to my scrambled eggs (whether in a muffin or just the traditional style), as I have discovered it gives the eggs this very smooth texture that I like. Bake it in the oven for 15 minutes, by which time the bacon should be crispy and the eggs solidified yet soft.

Optional: mix in 2 tablespoons of shredded sharp cheddar. It’s absolutely divine.

Enjoy!


Work out smoothie

If you are looking for a reenergizing option after your workout that refreshes your body and gives it all the nutrients it craves right now, this recipe might do the trick. The recipe makes 2 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chilled almond milk
  • 1 cup if chilled papaya juice
  • 2 cups of frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ripe avocado

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy. Since prep time is a mere 1 to 2 minutes, you give your body all it needs after a workout as fast as possible, since it is rich in vitamins, potassium, minerals, anti-oxidants and a touch of sweetness thanks to the papaya juice. Instead of chilling the smoothie with ice cubes or crushed ice, I use chilled or fresh ingredients that I store in my freezer. Thereby you avoid a watered down smoothie.

Pro tip: if you want to up the protein content, add a scoop or two of protein powder.