ABC Vitamin Smoothie

Happy International Workers’ day!

Actually I don’t really care what kind of holiday it is, I’m just happy to get a day off 🙂

I’ve been quite busy with life these days. I’m writing on my bachelor thesis and currently I’m waiting for my program to finish running. But apparently it’s still going to take a couple of minutes, so I’m going to share a short smoothie recipe with you meanwhile:

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2 oranges
200 ml carrot juice
1 banana
10 frozen strawberries
handful red currants

It’s a smoothie full of vitamin A, B and C!

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And because the carrot taste is well mixed with the other flavors, even carrot haters will like it! 🙂

Btw, I went hiking yesterday! We went to the Kampenwand/Steinilingalm which is 1450m above sea level (!). It’s actually a 4 and a half hour hiking route, but because of the melting snow (and lunch break) it nearly took us 6 hours. So for rookies like me it was a pretty tough one!

…but I made it!

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Grapefruit Juice Mix

I’ve mentioned in another post that I’m recently into grapefruits which is why I’d like to share a juice combination with you that I just tried last week. I mean, I’m a pro grapefruit-devourer now, I enjoy every bitter-sour juicy piece of it. But especially for those of you who are not fond of sour citrus fruits, this is a really easy mixture that makes the first grapefruit experience more relishable:

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1 grapefruit
1 orange
10 strawberries
a few ice cubes

Yeah, I know, very complicated. But just try it! If you are lucky enough to get some sweet strawberries during this season, you’ll definitely enjoy this.
It’s a perfect vitamin cocktail to start the day!

Smoothie Season

I’ve started to make some smoothies again, because it’s the season when fruits are getting cheaper, hallelujah!

And also it’s time to get rid of some Winterspeck. So here’s my first spring smoothie:

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1 banana
2 oranges
strawberries
physalis

During this time of the year strawberries are usually not very sweet yet, so I just added a handful of them, plus a couple of physalis to get a nice scent for the smoothie.

I was in Barcelona (again) a couple of weeks ago, and if you have been there, you’ve definitely visited the Mercado de La Boqueria market (you should if you haven’t!):

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They have amazing fruit stands there (try the papayas!) and as you can see, they also offer lots of fresh juice cocktails.

My advise, have lots of fruits and juices in mediterranean countries!

I’m going to upload some more pictures of my trip in another post sometime 🙂

 

 

Book season! and a green smoothie

So when’s your book season?

Nah, there shouldn’t be a book season, because all seasons are book seasons!
But you know, when it’s starting to get really cold outside, and you get all comfy in your warm bed with a good book (or lots of books) and a cup of tea… yeah, that’s the season right now.
I must confess it’s really hard for me to make some smoothies during winter. I don’t know about you, healthy-tanned-people living in L.A., but I find it really difficult to drink cold things when it’s freezing. I always put some ice in my smoothies and refrigerate them for later, because I like them cool and fresh. But during winter, I really prefer some hot tea.

So here’s the last smoothie I made a couple of weeks ago:

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It’s a really really green smoothie, because I put lots of healthy green stuff in it.

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Granny Smiths, green pear, lime juice and yes, brocoli. And I think some cale and rucola, too. The rucola was a bit too much, because it has a really strong smell. But the brocoli was fine actually! It was a little bit sour because of the green apples (my favorites) and the limes, but I like it sour, so it was really nice.

But yeah, since then I haven’t had any smoothies, I just have fruits now and then, and lots of tea, well, oh this is so off-topic now.

Back to the books! If you are interested in what I’m currently reading, just follow me on Goodreads!

 

Homemade Chia Bubble Tea

Hey guys!

Have you ever tried to make bubble tea with chia seeds? Yeah I thought so.

Well, I really felt like having a bubble tea the other day, but I didn’t want to go downtown to get it and I was thinking about the amount of sugar that’s usually in it, so… I had the crazy idea of making my one healthy bubble tea..ish.

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So first I had to make my own flavor, and I wanted it to be a littly fruity and peachy, so I just threw a bunch of fruits in a pot and boiled them. I used honey to sweeten it, since it was a little sour because of the oranges and lemon slices.

And because I didn’t have any tapioca at home I put some chia seeds in a glass of water for a couple of hours to make them a little jelly-like. Then I just made some jasmine tea and combined everything, and voilà:

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Well, it’s not really like the bubble-teas you get at the store, naturally. But I believe it’s healthier and I actually like jelly-chia-seeds in a cup of tea, so why not 🙂

Oh and happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it 🙂

Low-carb meals during busy days

Hi guys,

I haven’t been able to post anything lately (again) because I have some exams coming up and some other things going on – work and social stuff, like help planning a charity event – feel free to check it out: Taste of Asia )

Anyway, I’m still sticking to my diet most of the time (there are exceptions of course) and I’ve already reached my goal to reduce my weight by 2,8 pounds, but I’ve decided to keep going on with the diet anyway. I feel healthier having more veggie meals and low-carb days.

So here is a tuna-salad bowl I had for lunch:

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I used canned tuna and spiced it up with some apple and cashews nuts. Add some corn salad, cherry tomatoes and rucola and a few drops of balsamic vinegar & olive oil and you’re done! It’s really quick and simple 🙂

Banana-Physalis Smoothie

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I just made a creamy smoothie with the following ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 100g physalis
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 100 ml water

(use a sieve to get rid of the physalis-seeds)

If you are getting bored by the taste of normal banana smoothies this is a great alternative!

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And did you know that physalis also has a great nutritional value?
It actually supplies you with vitamin B2, B3, B1, A, C, iron, phosphorus and calcium!

Party Smoothie

Last week I had some friends over and I decided to make a welcome smoothie for everyone. I wanted to make something fresh and fruity, a drink that everyone will love:

Tuần vừa rồi mình vưa mời bạn bè đến nhà chơi và đã quyết định làm sinh tố cho tất cả mọi người. Mình muốn làm một loại nước uống tươi ngon mà tất cả mọi người đều thích:

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The recipe is for about 10 small cups (~ 2 liters) of smoothie and contains the following ingredients:

  • 8 Oranges (only juice, using juicer)
  • 2 ripe bananas (blender)
  • 2 ripe mangos (blender)
  • 1 pineapple (only juice, using juicer)
  • 500ml cold water
  • 10 ice cubes

The party ended with empty cups and happy faces:)
So, success I guess!

Sau đây là cống thức cho 10 cốc nhỏ (khoảng 2 lít):

  • 8 quả cam vắt
  • 2 quả chuối chín
  • 2 quả xoài chín không xơ
  • 1 quả dứa
  • 500ml nước lọc lạnh
  • 10 viên đá

Cuối cùng các bạn của mình rất vui vẻ và đều uống hết sạch:)
Có lẽ thế là thành công! 🙂