My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Smoothie – Day 26 – Kiwi/Banana Green Smoothie

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I haven’t made green smoothies for a while, so I think it is now perfect time to make this vitamin bomb! The ingredients are as follows:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 2 celery ribs
  • A handful of spinach
  • 5 thick slices of cucumber
  • A few mint leaves
  • One lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens 81 Vital Ingredients Powder with tropical flavour (optional)

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Breakfast – Day 43

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Those who follow healthy eating blogs and Instagram pages have probably been seeing a lot of açaí bowls lately, which are apparently the new breakfast trend. I didn’t pay too much attention to them first, but then did a little research and decided to give it a try too.

So what is an açaí bowl? Basically, it is a thick smoothie made of açaí berry puree with various toppings. Due to the numerous health benefits of açaí berries, these smoothies have gained a huge popularity.

It’s not really possible to find açaí berries outside Brazil, the best thing you can get at the best whole foods supermarkets or online is a frozen berry puree pack. I wasn’t lucky enough to get one at Whole Foods – they had run out of stock – so I got some freeze-dried açaí berry powder, which I guess is not bad either.

To make the smoothie I mix half cup almond milk, a frozen banana, 10 frozen strawberries, 10 frozen raspberries, a tablespoon of açaí berry powder and a sachet of Fruitein Açaí shake in the blender. Then I pour it into a bowl and top it with various fruits and berries and chia seeds. The topping possibilities are endless by the way, people often add granola, muesli, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, bee pollen, etc., etc.

The smoothie bowl tastes great, it’s almost like having ice cream for breakfast, which is great on a summer day!

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Smoothies – Day 13 – Pear Detox Green Smoothie

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Today I’ve had a really heavy and unhealthy breakfast, so I want to go easy with lunch and make myself a smoothie, consisting of:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 1.5 pears
  • One kiwi fruit
  • One banana
  • Half cup spinach
  • Four thick slices of cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens 81 Vital Ingredients Powder with tropical flavour (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder

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Smoothies – Day 10 – Tropical Fruity 2

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Here’s another smoothie made with tropical fruits, which, unlike the previous one, doesn’t contain any powders or supplements – only fruits and milk:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • One banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • One small mango fruit
  • One passion fruit
  • One peach
  • One kiwi fruit

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Breakfast – Day 16

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Since I have very little time this morning, I’m going to have the simplest breakfast ever: granola (I like Lizi’s Organic Granola Cereal, even though it may not be as healthy as a home-made granola would be) with yoghurt and mixed fruit (mango, pineapple, kiwi and grapes).

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