29. May 2014

Breakfast smoothie

Breakfast_smoothie_01Fruitsfruitsfruitsfruits. It happens every couple days that I loudly exclaim: “I could live off fruits my whole life! Fruitsfruitsfruits and nothing else!” It’s not entirely true, I couldn’t do it, too much I like savory meals, but my love to fruits is indeed intense. Even before I changed my eating habits, I ate fruits in abundance. I know, there are many different opinions out there about the high sugar in fruits… Personally, I am an advocate of fructose. Fructose is the sugar contained in fruits, which gives you energy. That is why I love to have a fruit smoothie for breakfast. The ingredients will always change, depending on which fruits I have at home.

This one is my current favorite at the moment. It’s thick and sweet and tastes like summer!

Recipe

Breakfast smoothie

Details

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful of (frozen) strawberries
  • ½ mango
  • 1 kiwi
  • plant milk
  • water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)

Instructions

Put everything in your blender and let it blend until smooth, add plant milk and a bit of water depending on which consistency you want your smoothie to have.

Tip: You can easily freeze bananas at home. Peel them, cut them into small pieces (it’ll later be easier to blend them) and store them in a container or bag in the freezer. Works with all fruits!

  • Olivia

    how much water and plant milk must be used?

    • Liana

      I think it’s as much as you want – as thick or liquid you want your smoothie to be.

  • Can you share what kind of blender you use for your smoothies? Also, the benefits of adding maca powder? Thank you xo

    • livingthehealthychoice

      I listed and photographed all my kitchen supplies in the “my pantry” section! And I am planning to do a blogpost about superfoods soon! :)

  • Madiha

    Is it possible to use the normal dairy milk instead of using a plant milk?

    • livingthehealthychoice

      Of course it is!

  • lebewelt

    I have been your fan like forever and have liked every single photo of yours on instagram! I’m so excited for this blog! Congratulations! And thank you so much for your effort and sharing with us these beautiful and healthy recipes! May I know your real name? :) I’m Jess from Berlin.

    Love xx

  • Michaela

    Why do you use frozen bananas (strawberries) instead of fresh?

  • Vårild

    Is it possible to make the smoothie the day before and store it in the refrigerator?

  • Melissa

    Hi! i was wondering if you peel your kiwis? and if so how? i always find it difficult to peel them

    • I use a knife to cut off the skin – nothing special :)

    • Zoe

      You can also just spoon the inside out! I find that easiest :)

  • Jillian

    I first followed you on Instagram and loved all of your posts. Now you have the blog and it’s even better!
    I think it’s really nice how you respond to all comments that have a question.

    If you don’t mind my asking, are you vegan or just vegetarian? You said you don’t eat eggs, and you use plant milk instead of dairy milk, so I was just wondering.

  • Katherine

    Hello! What about adding whey protein powder? What is your opinion about it? :)
    Love love love your blog btw! I’m new but learning fast :)

  • Tay

    I tried making this one morning and it turned out absolutely fantastic! it was so delicious! :D

  • lila 1717

    Hello! I am allergic to kiwis. Can I leave them out?

    • Pauline

      Of course you can! :)

Welcome to my kitchen, my colourful world of nourishing foods. Here I choose to live healthy, eating whole, plant-based foods; a happy mix of vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. I am Pauline, a 24 year-old food lover and photographer from Berlin. My recipes are simple, vegetarian dishes with plant-based and natural ingredients only. Perfect for everyday life. You do not have to be a skilled cook to have a balanced and healthy diet – I am not! An open mind and willingness to try out something new everyday shall be enough. It’s an infinite journey, and I am happy about everyone who decides to come along.

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