Smoothies and Drinks

Delicious Smoothies and Drinks

Birch Water and Blood Orange Shake

Birch Water and Blood Orange Shake

This shake doesn’t only boost your immune system with lots of vitamin C, it also helps cleanse, hydrate, and detoxify your body.

My kids have all been down with a nasty flu. It’s bad to have one sick kid at home, but can you imagine three of them? It was a nightmare! I tried to feed them food with high amounts of immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, but they didn’t felt like eating at all. The only thing they liked was freshly prepared blood orange juice.

During this time, our local supermarket Cactus started a program called “bewosst drenken” and they offered me a few products, one of which was organic birch water. Birch water is a traditional beverage in Russia, Scandinavia, and Baltic countries and used there for ages as a nutritional supplement and for medicinal purposes. It has a slightly sweet taste, similar to maple syrup, but much lighter and fresher. While reading more about the health benefits of birch water, I found out that it’s a good source of vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and minerals. It can help to detoxify your body and is also used for hydration, which is important during the flu.

With this knowledge I created this shake, because this is exactly what my kids needed to get over this nasty flu.

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Orange Turmeric Smoothie

Orange Turmeric Smoothie

In this smoothie I used two powerful ingredients: Orange & Turmeric. Last week I travelled to Mallorca with my family and half way into our vacation, I started to feel really sick. I came down with a nasty flu, can’t remember being so sick! I couldn’t enjoy the rest of the trip and had to stay in bed most of the time, luckily we had a kids-club. 😉 Now back home, still not feeling perfectly well, I looked for the most powerful immune boosting ingredients, and this smoothie recipe is the result.

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Mango Caipirinha

Mango Caipirinha

Right in time for the Olympic Games in Brazil, I created a fruity and refreshing Mango Caipirinha to enjoy on a beautiful sunny day – just imagine being alongside the picturesque beaches of Rio while listening to tropical tunes of Bossa Nova. Thinking about special ingredients from Brazil, Cachaça and mango immediately came to my mind. In this recipe you will find both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version of this fruity variation of the famous Brazilian drink.

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Piña Colada Smoothie

Piña Colada Smoothie

In this smoothie I combined fresh pineapple with coconut water and shredded unsweetened coconut to create a fresh summer flavor. We drink smoothies almost every morning because it is a delicious opportunity to add your daily amount of vitamins, proteins, and omega 3 to your diet. Did you know, only 150 g (~ 1 cup) of fresh pineapple will provide over 100% of your recommended daily Vitamin C intake?

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Raw Cacao, Almond, and Chia Smoothie

Raw Cacao, Almond, and Chia Smoothie

In this vegan smoothie, I combined good protein and fat from almonds and chia seeds with the amazing health benefits of raw cacao. Did you know that unprocessed raw cacao has more than 300 nutritional compounds and is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food on the planet? This superfood can help keep you energized, healthy, and happy! This smoothie for breakfast is so rich that it will keep you satisfied until lunch time.

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