My 30 (or more!) days challenges

Smoothie – Day 24 – Sunny Yellow

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The weather in London has been pretty dull and gloomy the whole week and, longing for some sunshine, I decided to make a smoothie that would look all summery and sunny. Here’s what goes in my blender:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • One tablespoon plain yoghurt
  • Half cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • Half cup mango chunks
  • One small orange
  • A thumb of fresh peeled ginger
  • One teaspoon turmeric

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Smoothie – Day 19 – Mango-Peach-Strawberry

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This is a simple and refreshing summery smoothie consisting of:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • Three tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • One small mango fruit
  • One small peach
  • A big handful of strawberries

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Smoothie -Day 18 – Summer Fruits

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Today I had to force myself out of the fruit department in the grocery store – after buying more that I could possibly carry away. The result of today’s grocery shopping is this lovely smoothie:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • A handful of yellow (rainier) sweet cherries (pitted)
  • A handful of red sweet cherries (pitted)
  • A handful of strawberries
  • A handful of gooseberries
  • Half large mango
  • One teaspoon oatbran

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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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Smoothies – Day 8 – Tropical Fruity

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I got myself 2 packs of Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens powder, and today I want to try the one with tropical flavour, so I am making a smoothie with tropical fruits. Of course, the powder is optional, the smoothie is going to taste great even without it!

Here is what I use:

  • Half cup coconut water
  • 2 teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens 81 Vital Ingredients Powder with tropical flavour
  • One small banana
  • A quarter of a small watermelon
  • 75g strawberries
  • 75g blueberries
  • One small mango fruit
  • Half green Granny Smith apple
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

The powder does give my smoothie a great taste, but also a rather nasty colour…

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Smoothies – Day 4 – Pineapple/Mango Green Smothie

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The world has been going crazy about green smoothies and their health benefits for a while now. And I decided I should give it a try as well!

My smoothie is made of:

  • Half cup coconut water
  • One cup greens (baby spinach + chopped kale)
  • Half cup chopped pineapple
  • Half a large mango fruit
  • 1/4 average-sized avocado.

Obviously, the proportions are variable, and the more fruit you add, the more they will mask the leafy taste of the greens!

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Breakfast – Day 19

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Today I decided to make a sauceless version of Eggs Royale. Turns out, poaching eggs is not the easiest thing in the world! I followed the instructions carefully, adding each egg, cracked into a cup, into a whirlpool created by swirling the simmering water. Still a lot of the white was lost, and I even had to throw one egg away completely.

But at the end of the day, the eggs turned out ok and were placed, together with some smoked salmon, on half of a wholewheat English muffin each and accompanied by some fresh fruit salad and a cup of coffee.

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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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Breakfast – Day 11

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Here is my new discovery – overnight oats. It’s really great on a weekday, when you don’t have a lot of time in the morning.

It’s very easy to make as well – the night before I just take half a cup of rolled oats (not quick oats though!), add a tablespoon of chia seeds (this is a must – it gives my oats a proper texture) and a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and mix all the dry ingredients well in a jar before adding the liquids: 2/3 cup of coconut milk (anything else can be used instead – cow milk, almond milk, soy milk, yoghurt, fruit juice) and a teaspoon of honey. I mix everything up, add a pinch of cinnamon and put the jar into the fridge.

The only thing left to be done in the morning is making the banana & mango cream: basically mixing 1/3 cup of plain yoghurt with a banana and some mango chunks in a blender. I then try to put the cream and the oats in layers, which apparently doesn’t work extremely well. By the way, needless to say, the oats can be topped with absolutely anything you wish: fruits, berries, nuts, granola, chocolate – you name it!

I totally loved this one, it tasted heavenly!

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