Category Archives: Quick fixes

Green Smoothie

Foodies,

Today is such a beautiful sunny day… I felt like having a power green smoothie for breakfast.

Ingredients for 1 liter of this deliciousness you will need:
– 1 savoy kale leave
– 1 full hand of rocket
– 1 kiwi
– 1/2 apple
– 1 big slice pineapple
– coconut milk
– ginger
– 1 tbs agave syrup
– cinnamon

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Recipe:

1. Slice all of the ingredients in big chunks, put in the blender and mix until you get the wanted consistency. I add the coconut milk a bit at the time.

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Have a blessed day foodies!

#SnSFood

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Hummus with a twist

Dear Foodies,

Here we are again to share a super healthy and delicious recipe.
Hummus is definitely the simplest dip of chickpeas that there is. It is so full of nutrients, thus so super healthy… think about lowering cholesterol, weight loss, healthiest bread spread there is (according to us) and we can go on and on… on the virtues of this healthy dip.

Let’s make our very own hummus instead of buying the premade ones. It is so easy and quick to make.
We want to share this recipe because it has so much success to whomever gets to taste it, we have even convinced people who don’t like the usual recipe to like this version.
Hummus is so versatile and can be adapted to everyone’s taste. For example, we’re not such big fans of tahini, which most recipes tend to use, so we left it out of our hummus recipe with a twist.

Ingredients:

– 250 gr cooked chickpeas
– 5 parts semi-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
– 5 teaspoons of the olive oil from the semi-dried tomatoes
– 5 teaspoons of vegetable stock (dissolve 1/4 cube of stock into boiling water)
– 5 teaspoons of lemon juice
– 5 teaspoons of water
– 1/2 teaspoon of curcuma (turmeric)
– 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
– Fresh parsley
– Fresh coriander (cilantro)
– 3 garlic cloves
– Pepper and salt

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1. Add all the ingredients into a mixer or blender starting with the parsley, coriander and garlic on the bottom and ending with the chickpeas. That way the parsely and coriander will blend easier.

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2. Mix all those ingredients until you get an extra smooth hummus. From time to time you might need to shake your mixer or use a spoon to push the ingredients down. Add some water if you see that the hummus is still too thick.

3. ENJOY 😉

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Quick vegan pasta dish

Foodies,

Here we are again for a quick, easy and so delicious recipe. This dish is so pure, with a few ingredients you will be able to put something healthy at the table in no time!
Don’t forget to cut all your vegetables, get your stock ready before starting to cook. This will make it so much easier for you.

In order to make this dish for 2 you will need:

– 250 gr pasta
– 250 gr green beans (haricots)
– 3 ripe tomatoes
– 1 small onion
– 3 garlic cloves
– 1 cube of vegetable stock
– 1/2 plant of fresh basil
– Olive oil
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda (Bicarbonate)
– Salt and pepper

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Recipe:

1. Boil 500 ml of water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. When the water starts to boil add the green beans to the water and cook for 2 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water.
The baking soda will reduce the cooking time but I use it most of the time to keep the vibrant colors of my vegetables.

2. Cut the tomatoes, onion and garlic into small cubes. Clean the green beans and cut them in 2. Dissolve the vegetable stock in 100 ml of hot water.

3. Boil 500 ml water. Add the pasta, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook for about 6 minutes until al dente. Drain when ready… but never rinse your pasta as you will take all the taste out by doing that.

4. While the pasta is cooking, fry the onion and garlic into about 4 tablespoons of olive oil until glossy. Add the tomato cubes, some pepper and cook for about 8 minutes.
If you see that the tomatoes start to stick to your pan, you can add the vegetable stock bit by bit to the sauce.
Add your green beans and pasta to the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Finish with fresh basil.

What I tend to do is to add tuna in the last 2 cooking minutes if I feel like heaving some fish with this dish.

Food is ready to be served and savored!

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Have a lovely weekend Foodies!!

Refreshing Green Smoothie

Food Lovers,

The sun is blessing us with this heat these days and we have to be thankful for this.
Let us help you to get refreshed with this amazing, healthy and delicious green smoothie.

You can’t move on the Internet without bumping into a drinker of green smoothies. They are everywhere and everyone talks about it. So what’s the big deal about drinking pulped-up veggies and fruits?
Bellow I share some benefits of drinking green smoothies. I want to share these benefits because I really have personally experienced these changes in my life.

1. Health: First of all it is healthy but there is so much more to green smoothies than the straightforward benefit of upping your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Green smoothies are very nutritious

2. Energy: starting your day with a green smoothie will give you a massive increase in the amount of energy you have.

3. Skin: the amount of acne may reduce when you improve your diet by drinking more green smoothies. You will notice a clearer and radiant skin.

4. Weight loss: increasing the number of fruit and vegetables you eat in a day gives your body an opportunity to shed excess fat and water weight built up from toxins stored in the body.

5. Digestion: smoothies are the perfect solution to digestive issues because they allow you to get the vitamins and minerals your body desires in a form that doesn’t overly tax your digestive system. Aloe vera is a popular ingredient to help ease your digestive system.

Following recipe is so fast and so easy and loved by kids as well (with more honey than indicated). Most of the time I tend to blend my green smoothies while I do my make up in the morning and I take it with me on my way to work.

Ingredients:

– Some fresh spinach leaves
– 1/4 of a cucumber
– 1 kiwi
– 1 banana
– 1/2 glass of frozen fruits (melon, grapes, oranges for example)
– 1/2 glass of almond milk
– 1 table spoon of agave
– Ginger

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The only thing you need to do is to throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture as thick as you wish for. If too thick, just add some more almond soy milk into the blender.

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Now just enjoy a nice, fresh and healthy green smoothie. Introducing at least one green smoothie to your day can totally transform your health.

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Please feel free to share your experiences about the benefits of green smoothies in your life.

Stay blessed and healthy food lovers!