Thursday, March 24, 2016

Favorite Smoothies for Spring

Its officially Spring!

Monday I shared my first Spring look and today I am celebrating Spring with a bunch of yummy and healthy smoothies!

I dont know about your farmers market but on mine all the fruits are starting to come back and there are loads and loads of greens too! Of course I enjoy all of this goodness in my daily smoothies. Here are a few new recipes that I have been enjoying lately:

Banana and Cantaloupe

Melons are coming back! Yeah for that! I love melons of all kind and I am so excited that they are coming back to the farmers markets aorund here!
One of my favorites smoothies both for Spring and Summer is baaananaaa with cantaloupe melon. I like to have a huge one with three ripe (spotty) bananas and two cantaloupe melons. Maca goes soooo well with both the flavor and the color of this smoothie! I like to add some Maca because it is so rich in vitamin B, vitamins C and E. Plus it provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.I got my Maca powder from Greenic - you can find their super foods at various online shops




Wild Garlic, Fennel, Grapefruit and Lemon

Okay, now you may say something like "what??? Wild garlic in a smoothie???". Thats what I thought, but then I tried it and I figuered - its not bad at all! Wild garlic is in season right now and we have loads of it in the wood close to my house. So on my morning runs I make a little stop and pick some. I like to make pesto with it... and smoothie. Since the taste is rather strong I like to combine it with fruit strong in taste too, like grapefruit and lemon. The fennel somehoe tones down the smoothie and makes it taste even fresher. For a little extra I added some Matcha Fresh blend from Greenic - it has matcha, barley grass, wheat grass, lemon grass and lemon myrtle. So many antioxidants at once!



Celery, Dates and Apple

Celery is back in season and it goes so well with some fresh apples and some sweeeeeet dates :) I usually use two apples and two sticks of celery together with a handful of dates. 
To this smoothie I added some of th "slim" blend from Greenic. Not that I want to loose weight (I am already thinner than I was before pregnancy since the little one is drinking so much :)) but the blend is just the perfect superfood power blend: green coffee, topinambur, barley grass, turmeric, ginger, and some sunflower protein. Pure goodness!    



Spinach, Dates, and Blood Orange 

This one is my current morning smoothie - you can maybe tell from the pictures that the sun is just raising :) 
I really have this one almost every morning, sometimes I have normal oranges instead of blood oranges and sometimes I have grapefruit. And yeah, sometimes I have other greens too, depending on what my organic market sells. But these days its a lot of spinach, so I have a lot of spinach smoothies. I really love this smoothie. Its more than love actually, I am pretty much addicted to it. When I wake up in the morning its the first thing I am thinking about. I usually get up to make two jars and take them back to bed to have it there with my husband and the little one (its my favorite time of the day when the three of us are in bed, cuddling and drinking green smoothie :)). I always add either barley grass to this one or Moringa. Both are incredible superfoods. I know Moringa from my visits in Ghana where it grows like everywhere and I was really happy to learn that Greenic sells it here in Germany! 



By the way, now that fresh veggies are back on the market I also love to buy radishes, beets, carrots and cabbage turnip with the greens and use them in my smoothies! The greens do actually have so much more nutrients than the roots! So go ahead a put them into your blender :)!




By the way, I have been posting a little bit about Greenic back here when I showed you my favorite smoothies for Fall and Winter. I am using their superfoods for a few months now and I am really happy with them! I am really excited to be able to include the brand in the post about my favorite Spring smoothies as well. I actually rarely ever drink a smoothie without a superfood in it. I use barley grass every day (I wrote about barley grass back here) but I also like to try new super foods and to add different powdered fruits and greens into my smoothies. Greenic has this great variety which I love, plus they have some awesome blends! I also like to use dried chokeberry or dried goji berry powder but most often its either pure barley grass or Greenic

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Sending much love to you!

20 comments:

  1. It looks so delicious. :)
    Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  2. Hier muss ich ausnahmsweise mal passen - ich hasse Melonen, und ich hasse Fenchel, haha! Sieht aber sonst natürlich gut aus!

    -Kati

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  3. Love this. By coincidence, I bought a cantaloupe this morning and it was delicious!

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  4. Your heathy options are very attractive)

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  5. Wahoo! Just love reading your post . All the pictures are amazing. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. What a great post, especially because I really like smoothies from some time and I'm constantly trying to look for inspiration:) I really like selery, kiwi and cucumber smoothie - its so refreshing! Sometimes I also use some green in it, but now it's still not season. That's why it's so great that you write about using green leaves from root vegetables - why didnt I think about it erlier?So simple, but so smart:) Especially cos I hate waste and I try to eat the whole veggie or fruit. Today and yesterday I was so busy with cooking for Easter, we are going to our family, but still I preperad some food to bring in - I made some deviled eggs Italian style, a fruit tart and Easter cookies:) How was your preparations? Are you celebrating too? If yes, Happy Easter to you and your whole family, hugs:)))

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  7. Aww amazing recipes! Thanks for sharing those smoothies! I will try them!
    Have a nice week ahead!
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  8. I adore this post! Hope you had an amazing Easter Sunday! Have a great new week.

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  9. Looks very tasty! This is a great smoothies, definitely try!

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  10. Love your food posts! :)

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  11. Yum I love smoothies! I need to try all of these delicious recipes!

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  12. Yummy yummy, yum yum. Hope your Easter weekend was an amazing one, Larissa.
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  13. Fun combinations! I never thought to put melon in a smoothie. I don't think I am brave enough to try garlic though. ;)

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  14. This is absolutely a great read dear! I like this a lot.


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  15. this is an interesting connoction . I love melons and have so much eagerness or them to arrive. Yesterday I taste the spring's first. I am keen on trying the garlic and fennel combo, must be worth a try . Thank u for sharing these amazing summer coolers.
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  16. Wow, this looks all very delicious <3
    Happy Easter to you, too! :)

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  17. These all sound really good! I am intrigued by the garlic one. I got out of the habit of making smoothies during the cold winter, but now this warmer weather has me craving them again!

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