What’s in my smoothie?

Breakfast, Five A Day, Food, Journey To Clear Skin, Smoothie, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blogpost. As always i come to you with my ‘what’s in my smoothie’ blogpost.

When you look at the ingredient this time you will know that i am slowly incorporating other vegetables into my smoothies. That is the plan going forward. This week’s guest star is beetroot.

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I did not use the cranberry juice in the end, I just used water and it taste great. This discovery will save me a couple of pounds £.

The ingredient is as follows:

– Beetroot

– Blueberries

– Strawberries

– Kiwi

– Spinach

– Cinnamon

– Maca

– Matcha, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina amd green tea

– Water

Cranberry Juice

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Another 5 a day, vitamin packed smoothie for the week. 

I know i have craberry juice in the picture. I totally forgot to get coconut water so i was thinking to use that juice but due to the sugar content, i was a bit reluctant.

What i did was use water in the first blend with a bit more cinnamon to make it drinkable. I tasted the first blend without the juice and i liked it so decided to use water and more cinnamon. Will do this going forward.

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Switching it up this time round. I think now that i know it tastes nice with water i will use water. Seeing that some of this fruits already have sugar on them.

Until next time, happy smoothie making.

Iryn

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What’s in my smoothie?

Balanced Diet, Breakfast, Five A Day, Food, Ghanaian Dish, Grocery, Healthy Tea, Journey To Clear Skin

Hello and welcome to my blog, as promised i am coming to you with my blog on my “weekly” smoothie. This time i switch it up a wee bit. I had the usually fruit plus spinach and other powders..

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What’s in my smoothie…

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The green blend and maca powder

So the ingredients are as follows:

– Spinach

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Kiwi

 

– Coconut water

– Cinnamon

– Green Blend of:  Organic matcha, wheatgrass, green tea and spirulina, chlorella

– Maca powder

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The making of the smoothie…

I am no stranger to adding vegetables to my smoothies. In the past the majority of the ingresient were vegetable like broccolis spinach. This time round it’ s 4 of 5 a day.

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#Cheers

The cinnamon helped quench the strong taste of the maca ppwder.

Let’s have a tea party

Healthy Drinks, Healthy Tea, Uncategorized, Vegetable Juicing

Hello and welcome to my blog. This post is about herbal powders and dried berries. I only started food swaps about 4 or 5 years ago when i bought the book The clear skin diet. My skin had been acne prone the longest time ever which had a toll on my confidence.

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The Clear Skin Diet Book

I finally said enough is enough and came across the book The Clear Skin Diet. Adopting some of the recipes and changing my lifestyle helped alot. I have an indepth post awaiting posting so i will share that very soon.

I recently bought a few things from realfoodsource which i want to share with you. I bought their organic green blend which is a mixture of matcha, wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina and green tea. I also bought the Organic Maca powder and Organic goji berries.

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The green blend from realfoodsource

The goji berries act as my snack, they are very chewy and sweet so i rarely have other cravings at work. I also have the green blend tea whenever i am at work after my breakfast. I recently made a spinach, broccoli and blueberry smoothie with coconut water and added some of the Maca. The taste was alright. I have also added some to my oats which was not too bad. Previously i have drunk the following teas: goji berry, Pu-erh and green tea. I purchased them from a Chinese herbal shop in East Ham, London.

 

I was never into normal tea so i was glad to have come across other hebal teas upon an advise in The Clear Skin Diet book. I have read a lot of good things about Matcha which influenced my desire to buy the green blend and give it a try.

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Delicious Cucumber juice. This is not that sweet but the taste is acceptable. Kids may not like this so much.

Other drinks i have incorporated in my diet and love are carrot and cucumber juice. I recently went back to juicing but the juicer broke so i am stuck with a lot of carrot i have to try and eat. Drinking these two vegetable juice helped cleared up my skin too. When i run out of tea i drink hot water with lemon alone and at times with honey; using a straw because of the acidity of the lemon and my teeth. I do this in the early hours of some mornings at the moment.

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Delicious Homemade Carrot Juice. This juice is sweet and kids will love it.

I hope this has been helpful. Let me know which herbal teas you are currently drinking and any vegetable juice you have done or are currntly drinking.

Until next time, happy tea partyand happy juicing

 

Iryn