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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Smoothie – Day 23 – Sour Cherry Chocolate

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I think sour cherry + chocolate combination is one of the best ever! So still having a pack of frozen sour cherries, I just couldn’t help making this one. It’s quite simple and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, here is what you need:

  • Half cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • One medium banana, fresh or frozen
  • Half cup frozen sour cherries
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Two teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder (optional)
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract

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Smoothie – Day 21 – Simple Açaí Smoothie

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Açaí smoothies are definitely not to be only consumed in the form of breakfast bowls, they are great to drink as well! This one is more or less the same as the base for my breakfast bowls, consisting of:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon with a heap açaí powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Half cup frozen raspberries and strawberries

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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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Smoothie – Day 20 – Black Forest

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When I was still very new to smoothies, I used to add banana to each one of them. They just felt more natural with bananas! For some reason I haven’t been using bananas much in my smoothies, so it’s time to correct this awful mistake. Today’s smoothie is inspired by the famous Black Forest cake and is made of:

  • Half cup milk of choice (I used almond)
  • One banana
  • One cup pitted sweet black cherries
  • One tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Two teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder (optional)

I have to say, the smoothie has an amazing taste, it’s definitely one of the best ones I’ve made lately!

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Smoothie – Day 17 – Straberry Grape Protein

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I tried a new taste combination today – strawberry + grapes. Not my favourite, I have to say as a result. But worth trying indeed, here is the ingredient list:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • Two handful strawberries
  • One handful seedless grapes
  • One scoop whey protein with chocolate flavour
  • Two teaspons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder (optional)
  • A splash of vanilla extract

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Smoothies – Day 14 – Mint Chocolate

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I think I might have dreamt about After Eight chocolates, because I literally woke up craving them this morning. Clearly, I didn’t have them at home, that is why I decided to fix up a smoothie that would taste similar. Which it did! Here’s what I used:

  • Half cup mint infusion
  • Half cup almond milk
  • One banana
  • One scoop chocolate-flavoured whey protein powder
  • Two teaspons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder (optional)
  • 1.5 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • One teaspoon peppermint extract

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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 12 – Spicy Creamy Shake

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I would call this one a shake rather than a smoothie, as it doesn’t really have any solid ingredients, only liquids and powders. I’ve had it after a workout and it feels great!

Here is what goes in the blender:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • Half cup black coffee (americano)
  • One scoop protein powder with chocolate flavour
  • Two teaspoons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder
  • One tablespoon flaxseed
  • Half teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of clove
  • A pinch of ginger
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Half tablespoon clotted Cornish cream (the unhealthy bit 🙂 )

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Smoothies – Day 9 – Almond Chocolate

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In the need to refuel after an intense resistance workout, I make myself a delicious smoothie consisting of:

  • Half cup almond milk
  • One tablespoon almond butter
  • Half teaspoon almond extract
  • One banana
  • One scoop chocolate flavoured protein powder
  • One chopped date
  • Two teaspons Bioglan Superfoods Supergreens Cacao Boost powder (optional)

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