Beauty from inside out: My lovely smoothies

Today is my 100th post and unintentionally it’s going to be different from other posts. This is because I finally got everything necessary for creating something different in my kitchen that I wanted for so long. So I want to share my joy with you, too ๐Ÿ™‚
Apart make-up and beauty, I like very much inventing tasteful, healthy and colorful novelties even in my kitchen. This give me a new inspiration and drive. I wanted to write about food and the relationship it has with beauty for a long time. When talking about beauty, I don’t refer just on make-up and cosmetics which have an important part, but I also want to emphasize the beauty that is coming out from inside. It does matter what we put inside ourselves, how we nourish our body and our spirit. Our inside reflects even on outside.

Today I’m going to share with you my new invented smoothies. I have been in love with them for a long time, but I haven’t done them at home yet. Yesterday the right time came and I took home lots of different veggies, fruits and some vegetable milks (rice, soya and oat). I even got a nice almost new blender that my mom got and never used. Everything came to me like a puzzle at the right time. Moreover, hot days are coming and hydrating smoothies are just amazing in summer! I have to say that I eat lots of vegetables, but I was never a big fan of fruits. I don’t know why but I love to eat them in smoothies.

Why smoothies?
I don’t want to preach about trends or healthy living, I just want to share what I like and makes me feel good. Especially in hot days I feel that my body and skin need more hydration because of water loss. Fresh vegetables and fruits provide not just lots of water, but also minerals, vitamins and other goodies that our bodies need. And I like them so much!

My 1st smoothie: Fresh splash

I wanted something simple, hydrating and refreshing, so here are the quantities for 3 dcl of smoothie:

10 strawberries
1 banana
2-3 fresh pepper mint leaves
1 small carrotย 
lemon juice from half lemon

Put everything in the blender with some water and voila! A hydrating and refreshing smoothie with a delicate taste.

Different colors of ingredients that I’ve used in my smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚ (via Dreamstime.com)

Smoothie n.2: Pink love ย (I like to give them names ๐Ÿ™‚ )

A sweeter and more nourishing version of the 1st smoothie.

6 strawberries
1 banana
lemon juice from half lemon
1/4 carrot (small)
oat milk
some goji berries
raw cacao nibs
coconut flour

Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Add oat milk as much as you prefer to obtain a desired texture (more or less liquid). In the end I have added a pinch of coconut flour, a few goji berries and raw cacao nibs on top. I simply like these super foods that add lots of pure taste and energy, instead of eating classic sweets.

For all doubting Thomas ๐Ÿ™‚ and those who need a boost of inspiration ;), here is an excerpt from Planet Bio, my favorite Slovenian (and now even EU) online shop, about these delicious greenies:

Goji berries: All in all, goji berries rejuvenate and nourish the whole body. A handful or two of goji berries can sweeten any smoothie or day! Dried organic goji berries consist of 68 % carbohydrates, 12 % proteins, 10 % healthy fats and 10 % fibers, which have a great effect on digestion. They have lots of other beneficial elements and properties for our body. (read more about here).

Organic cacao nibs contain many natural ingredients such as serotonin (antistress), tryptophan (anti-depressant), anandamide and dopamine. Cacao is renowned as being one of the most complex food in the world and has high levels of potassium, calcium, sodium and also antioxidants, of which 10 % are flavonoids. (read more about here)

Green make-up note: When in the kitchen I create recipes following my feeling and taste. I suggest you the same as with make-up: try, experiment and follow your intuition ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t have those super foods, don’t worry, you might have some hazelnuts from your local producer, or like meย strawberries from your own gardenย that are completely fantastic for your health, too. The point is to create and eat what you have nearest your hand.

If you will try any of my smoothies let me know. You can also share with me some of your favorite recipes as well.

Comments
4 Responses to “Beauty from inside out: My lovely smoothies”
  1. Kourtney L. says:

    Yum! I love adding a beet, half an orange, and a handful of what ever greens I have, to 1/2-1 cup of rice milk.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Hi Dasha,

    Congratulations with your 100th post! Thanks for sharing!! The smoothie looks delicious! Smoothies with pineapple, mango and coconut are also yummie!

    I love it that you also want to emphasize the beauty that comes from within!

    Best,
    Charlotte

    ps. I’ll give you a few comments of some products later!

    • green makeup says:

      Hello Charlotte!
      So happy to hear from you even here ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, your combination of fruits sounds really yummie! And I’m glad you can find useful reading here:)
      I’m also curious about your new greenies and what you have found ๐Ÿ˜€
      Keep in touch, Dasha

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