Hello fellow health enthusiasts! Last year I got married to my husband Rune and we were gifted with many certificates to a kitchen store here in Denmark (‘gotta love Imerco.) We bought a high end juicer, along with a good blender with our marriage money. It has sincerely been one of the best purchases and investments i’ve ever made. For the past 365 days I have drunk a smoothie or made a fresh juice every single day. My husband can testify to this I originally wanted to do this to lose some weight and be more healthy overall. I have lost weight, increased my metabolism, gotten better skin (grapefruit juice helps fight acne!), stronger and longer hair and nails, more energy, better digestion and countless other REAL benefits.
It feels like a natural progression to start this blog because I love juicing, taking pictures, writing and exchanging ideas. I am blogging from my experiences and what I have learned along the way of juicing for an entire year. I am excited to share tips, recipes, ideas and positive energy with you guys.
This smoothie is one I drink in the mornings as my breakfast, it’s quite filling. Here are the steps and pictures.. enjoy! Let me know how it tastes!
(I am American, so I will use both measurement systems.)
Step One: Prepare the ingredients
Get out all of the necessary ingredients. For this smoothie you will need the following (see picture to the right for reference):
1 cup soy milk (or almond milk)
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries (or however much you like.. they are great for fighting belly fat!)
4 tablespoons of oatmeal, any oats or flax seed; add more or less for thickness)
Step Three: Act like a monkey!
Tear apart two bananas and put them into the milk; it doesn’t matter how small or large the banana pieces are.
Step Four: First blending
Blend the banana and milk together for 10-15 seconds. I like to create this banana/milk base. This way the bananas get thoroughly blended. Bananas have lots of water in them, so if you blend them first you will have a better idea of how big your smoothie will be.
Step Five: Blueberry time!
After blending the bananas and milk, put 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries in the blender.
Step Six: The last fruit… Yes, it’s the strawberries!
Next, put one cup of strawberries in the blender.
- I like to have one of the two fruits I put in a smoothie be a frozen one, so it gives the smoothie a chill Otherwise the smoothie will be at room temperature. Again, it’s all how you like it
Step Seven: Go get your fiber on!
Add any type of oats, or flax seed to the smoothie. It’s completely up to you how much you want. On mornings when I am extra hungry, I love a hearty smoothie
….now, blend everything together for about a minute, or until you get the texture you want. **Blend it longer or add more soy milk for a well blended smoothie.
Pour the colorful mixture into a glass, rinse off your blender and enjoy your smoothie