Fast good! 2 minutes coconut blueberry bowl

What’s that? Fast Good? Sounds funny, right?

To be honest. Nobody find the time to cook hours and hours. But everybody likes to eat more healthy and fresh. The solution?

Fast Good!

More and more restaurants discovered a new trend. To prepare fast, delicious and healthy food for everybody. If you are open-minded you will recognize more and more healthy possibilities in the food market. There are more and more fresh alternatives instead of meat burger or fatty french fries. In the last years it was really difficult for me to eat something healthy when I was on a business trip.

The Change

But I see the world is changing and I love it! I find more healthy sandwiches, spelt pasta, vegan and vegetarian burger as well as raw desserts. It’s amazing to see how people change their mind and take care of their selves. I’m also recognize a changing in the supermarket portfolio. There are more fresh juices, vegan bread and I was so lucky to find the first coconut yoghurt in my supermarket as well. You need to know I don’t live in a big city. I’m living in a small village and the next city is 30.000 people big. I prefer to buy from a local shop instead of buying food in the internet. Are you feel the same?

Was can you learn from this fact?

This fact and this food trend can help you to live more healthy step by step. As you can read in one of my last posts “Dietary change for a better wellbeing”. I recommend to change your diet not completely. You need to change it step by step. Try to find more healthy alternatives and be open-minded for new food ingredients you don’t know. A healthy diet don’t need to be really difficult.

If you open-minded to cook something easy and healthy you find some idea here:

A vegan idea! Sunflower seed tzatziki sandwich

Fast, healthy and tasty! The 10 minute mushroom ragout

This simple banana almond smoothie is a great breakfast idea!

Spiritual Food as a Lifestyle?

I read about the Food Trend “Spiritual Food”. Have you ever heard from this? It sounds also really funny.

When we talk about spiritual food we talk about ethic and social engagement. We talk about to think about what we eating. To think about the origin, the production conditions. We talk about animal farming and labor conditions. The fact is that we need to eat every day. To think about what we eat is really difficult. We need to learn how we can change our view.

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Start thinking

Sometimes I know what I eat and I know it isn’t really “spiritual” but I eat it and I repress the memory. But sometimes I don’t eat anything in particular because I know more about ethical aspects. For example chocolate. I watched a German video about the production conditions of chocolate. I learned about child labor and I never never never bought conventional chocolate again since this experience. And I am really proud of it. We all can do little steps to make the world a little bit better. Build up your level of awareness and you will change little things as well. I am sure you can and you feel satisfied with your decision.

The Influencer

I recognized a big healthy food blogging trend in the last years. All these amazing souls helps to inform the world. They help to build up awareness. They share own experiences. I’m proud to be a part of this community and I’m proud to share my ideas and I’m proud to learn from others as well. I learned so many new thing about awareness, healthy food and living in the last year. I could write a book about it. But unfortunately I don’t find the time. Haha.

What are your experiences with food trends? Are there any who helped you to change something in your life?
I would be happy to read a comment from you.

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2 minuts coconut smoothie bowl

To share a simple and easy recipe idea I choose my coconut blueberry bowl with coconut yoghurt. I use frozen berries because I have them on hand at every time when I need a fast breakfast. Coconut yoghurt is such a great and healthy alternativ for dairy yoghurt. I am really lucky I found it in my supermarket. I see more and more healthy alternatives are coming. I topp this bowl with my coconut granola. You can find the recipe here: Coconut Granola

Fast good! 2 minutes coconut blueberry bowl
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 170 frozen blueberries
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes (or desiccated)
  • 150 g coconut yoghurt
  • 100 ml almond milk
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth. If the smoothie bowl is too cold add a pinch of really hot water.

 

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A simple banana almond smoothie

Banana

Super easy and healthy

I recognized I haven’t shared one of my absolutely easiest and delicious smoothie with banana and almond butter (or raw almonds). When I haven’t much time in the morning or forget to prepare my breakfast in advance I mix up this smoothie. It Is full of healthy ingredients and makes me full for longer because I added some oats. As you already know I always stock a jar of self-made almond butter. If you like to know how you can make almond butter by yourself, read more on this post: Vanilla Almond Butter at the end from the post

One of my favorite smoothies every is my Cashew Lemon Smoothie with turmeric . I drink it 3 times a week because I haven’t find another smoothie which is more delicious for me. You only need to soak the cashew nuts a day before and simple add banana, turmeric, dates and vanilla. It’s soooo good! But to be honest it is really hard to decide which one is better. This banana almond version or the cashew lemon version. I love both. In the past I added lots of superfoods to my smoothies. In the meantime I don’t do that because I’m not really sure if I need them. My option changed. I think we don’t need lots of superfoods to live more healthy. It is totally enough to use natural superfoods like kale, beetroot or linseeds. A few superfoods are still in my kitchen. One is maca. I still eat it because I like the taste not only it’s healthy.

 

Banana 

Some people ask me if I get full by drinking a smoothie. YES! Because I add some filling ingredients as well. If you like to get some ideas read my blog post: perfect smoothies.
I’m sure you find some ideas you didn’t know yet.

Thank you all for your nice feedback for my running Blog carnival “healthyfastfood4. I didn’t know so many people would be join so fast! It is still open until 30th September. If you want to participate it’s not difficult. Read more easy instructions here: Blog Carnival

If you using bananas in a smoothie it is really important to use ripe ones. My biggest tip for preparing smoothies is to freeze bananas in chunks. You have them ripe on hand in time. Perfect!

I bought coconut butter and use it in this smoothie. You can also use oil instead of the butter.
The butter is thicker and includes the flesh as well. It’s more like almond butter and it’s more creamy. Like a creamy puree.

Banana

A simple banana almond smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: smoothies
Ingredients
  • Recipe
  • Banana Almond Smoothie
  • Serve 1
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or 3 tbsp raw almonds, soaked if possible)
  • 1 tsp coconut butter
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla
  • 250ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Smoothie from @klaraslife

 

Who gets mouth watering by reading apple pie? You will love this smoothie for sure!

I’m totally happy today because I introduce you to a special girl I met on Instagram. I love to share my passion of food and blogging with others who feel exactly the same. It is really special to learn all this blogging and photography stuff and it is really helpful to talk to each other and learn. Klara is a person living in Germany with her dog and her chickens (aww I love them!). She is a quiet and balanced young woman who shares her passion of food in her blog and Instagram account. I adore her recipes and love every single one. It’s a dream from us to visit a food photography course together sometime. It is a bit difficult because we live far away from each other. I’m so happy to publish an interview as well as one of my favorite smoothies from her. Her apple pie smoothie. This creamy filling smoothie is a base in my weekly breakfast routine. It is easy to prepare, super healthy and tasty so good. Thank you Klara!


Interview with Klara

What’s your Name?

My name is Kathrin Salzwedel.

Where are you living?

I live in a small town near to the beautiful university town of Tübingen.

Can you tell me something about you?

I love to be in nature, preferably on horseback or while hiking in the mountains. I also go running regularly during the week. You can enjoy your workout and your head will be free.
On my blog Klaraslife I share my passion for healthy, simple and delicious dishes.

Wheat means healthy living for you?

Besides my passion for nature. I live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Healthy living means to me, that you can hear what your body wants and needed. He knows very well what we needed.
If possible avoid stress and hectic to take time for themselves and learn to appreciate the little things in life. This has all to do with each other. I always like to eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, legumes, plant based or coconut yogurt or vegan cheese. Everything fresh and without additives. If I’m sweet tooth have, then I eat a piece chocolate or homemade cake.
And I´m happy. One should not put under pressure, it is “only” eat 🙂

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a total breakfast lover. I prefer to get up earlier, than I start my day without my breakfast. My favorite food is overnight soaked oats and porridges in different versions; with fresh fruit, nut butter or with matcha or baobab powder. And smoothies like my Apple Pie Smoothie.

Recipe
Apple Pie Smoothie from Klara

Serve 1

200ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
2 small apples (pelled)
5 tbsp rolled oats
2 tbsp hemp seed
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Place oats and the milk into your blender and let it soak for 30 minutes. The oats should be soften.
  2. Now add all ingredients into the blender. Blend until soft. If it too thick add more milk.

*NOTES: If you don´t have time in the morning, soak your oats overnight!

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Website: klaraslifeblog
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Make the perfect Smoothie more filling

Doesn’t sound that good? Perfect Smoothie?

Self-made smoothies are a perfect breakfast for everyone who like to give yourself a treat.
A lot of people asked me a lot of questions about my smoothies. I was really surprised about the big interested in how I make my breakfast smoothies. So I am really happy to share my experiences with you.

Banana Strawberry Milkshake

The Top-Smoothie Questions from you:

  1. Do you get really replete by drinking a smoothie?
  2. What are the best ingredients for a perfect smoothie?
  3. What fruits are the best for making a smoothie?
  4. Can I really add vegetables or greens in my smoothie?
  5. What do you use to get a creamy smoothie?

1. Do you get really replete by drinking a smoothie?

Most of the people are really thinking drinking a smoothie can’t make you replete until lunch time. Sure, it depends on what you are use in sour smoothie. If you are only use water, a salad leaf and an apple you will never get replete until lunch time (about 4-5 hours). But if you add nuts, seeds, chia seeds or coconut milk you will get full for sure. I don’t calculate my smoothie on calories, I normally eat until my stomach said stop. But a friend of my calculate one smoothie from me and came to 500-600 calories per jar. So in this case I drink one big smoothie in the morning and eat normal lunch 4-5 hours later.

2. What are the best ingredients for a perfect smoothie?

If you like to keep you full for longer you need to add nuts or seeds to your smoothie as well. I prefer soaked cashew nuts because they have a light nutty taste. Oats or soaked buckwheat are also a great smoothie ingredient. Soaking the nuts, seeds, grains or buckwheat overnight makes them more digestible. If you like only to provide your body with amazing healthy vitamins and minerals you can also drink a “light” perfect smoothie (only water and some fruits or greens) here and there. My preference is to use a smoothie as a breakfast so my smoothies are really substantial. I try to bring a big variety in my smoothies during the week. Sometimes I only make fruit smoothies, sometimes I mix up some kale or spinach with a banana and mix it up. Most of the people who saw my Kale smoothie talking about it: “Kale in a smoothie? That couldn’t be delicious!” Trust me! It is. Because I don’t mix up ONLY KALE. It is the combination of kale, natural sweetener like dates, some fruits and milk. Why not use greens in a smoothie to get a big burst of vitamins and minerals to start in the day?

3. What fruits are the best for making a smoothie?

The biggest tip I read in the last years was to freeze bananas. Because it is so hard to have perfect ripe banana at home all the time. I freeze them peeled in cubes when they are on the best point. Pick them up directly from the freezer is such a benefit because the smoothies get cold after mixing. I also freeze kale to have it during all seasons at home. So bananas are really really the best fruit for a smoothie. I often mix up banana with other fruits. Banana makes a smoothie also more creamy as an apple. I also often use frozen berries which I combine with ingredients to make a smoothie creamy.

4. Can I really add vegetables or greens in my smoothie?

To use a smoothie to eat more vegetables during the day is such a great idea! I need to learn who to add greens and vegetables to get a smoothie I really like to drink. Because drinking a smoothie which taste like a zucchini is not my favorite. My perfect smoothie need to be sweet. So my trick is only to add some leafs or a piece of zucchini. You don’t taste it but you get all the healthy benefits. It works really good! Greens are the best source of secondary plant substances and chlorophyll which are so healthy for your body.

5. What do you use to get a creamy smoothie?

First of all: Don’t use to much liquid. Whatever you use! Don’t use to much! There are a few tricks to get a creamy perfect smoothie. First one is to soak nuts, seeds, grains or buckwheat overnight. Second is to use ripe bananas and third is to use nut milk instead of water. Fourthly is to add avocado because avocado is one of the creamiest fruit on the planet. And my last tip is to use a good blender to mix it up. I started with a good blender but since I have my Vitamix my smoothies are on the top of creaminess.

I hope my smoothie tips will help you to prepare your perfect smoothie my friends!

Here you find some of my favorite smoothie recipes:

Perfect Smoothie

Blueberry Amaranth Smoothie

Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie nab Perfect Smoothie

Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie

Kurkuma Cashew Smoothie NEU Perfect Smoothie

Turmeric Cashew Smoothie with Lemon

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Sunshine Tropical Smoothie

Back from the Maldives I need to bring tropical feeling to my home because I ate so many tropical fresh fruits and I already miss them so much. I’m really happy the sun is coming out here and I can enjoy my smoothie outside while watching my crazy cats. They are jumping around the whole time and don’t know where to look first because of the thousands birds who fly around. Spring is so exciting.

As I already told you in my previous posts it is very important to chance the food ingredients you use from time to time to provide your body with different nutritional values. My breakfast is different every day to use different fruits, vegetables and legumes. This smoothie variation is a really light smoothie. When I drink such a smoothie I need to eat a snack during the midmorning. Normally I use nuts or buckwheat in my smoothies.

I like to make a light version because I know some of you love to drink smoothies during the day as a snack or try to reduce weight. I never tried to reduce weight because I have a good metabolic. So I don’t calculate calories or something like that. I eat what I want and take care it is most of the times healthy and contains good fatty acids because my body can digesting these food very good. In my opinion you can eat lots of calories when you eat the right ones. Lots of vegetables, some fruits, legumes, seeds, nuts. Your body work with these products and you recognize your body is changing. You get a better skin, better hair, you sleep better and feel fit. It really works. I know the difference because I ate only fast food and drink soft drinks when I was younger. I was ill very often and had less energy.

Give it a try and eat more healthy because you only have ONE LIFE!

Pinnaple and mango are such a great combination to get a tropical feeling in your kitchen. The coconut flavor is the base of this smoothie to make it more creamy. I use coconut milk (canned one) because I don’t use nuts or seeds to make the smoothie more creamy. I don’t like smoothies who looks too liquid.

Turmeric is the new natural superfood for me because it has great healthy and medical benefits. Turmeric has significant health benefits because of its biologically active component, called curcumin. A traditional part of Indian herbal medicine, curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound that could help keep you healthy. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect you from free radicals.

Tropical Smoothie nab (2)

RECIPE
SUNSHINE TROPICAL SMOOTHIE

1/2 Mango
1/4 Pineapple
1 carrot
1/2 tsp carrot
1 date
250 ml coconut milk

optional
1 tsp pea protein (I use Proteinworld)

Preparation:

Mix all in a blender and enjoy!

Antioxidant turmeric smoothie

Turmeric has significant health benefits because of its biologically active component, called curcumin. A traditional part of Indian herbal medicine, curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound that could help keep you healthy. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect you from free radicals.

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Antioxidant Turmeric Smoothie

125ml organic yogurt
50ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
1 banana (frozen if you like)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp honey
1/2 fresh pressed orange juice
1/2 tsp ground vanilla
2 tsp ground turmeric
4-5 ice cubes

Mix all ingredients on high speed in a blender until smooth.

Peanut banana smoothie

Almonds are a source of high quality protein, vitamin e and magnesium. Almonds contain beneficial antioxidants which will actively cleanse and eliminate toxins and free radicals in your body Vitamin e is frequently labeled as a skin food because it nourishes your skin and makes it healthy. Further almonds are one of the only foods not derived from animals that contain a large amount of calcium.

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Peanut banana smoothie

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
1 large ripe banana (frozen if you like)
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1,5 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/4 tsp pure ground vanilla
ice, if desired

Mix all ingrediens in a powerful mixer. Let leave for 10 min. to soak the chia seeds.

Top with coconut granola, roasted chopped hazelnuts or enjoy without topping.

Creamy cashew raspberry smoothie

This creamy raspberry smoothie is one of my absolute favorite smoothies because of the ginger and lemon flavour. It is a great combination of nutritients in this smoothies which are provides your body with lots of healthy benefits. You can enjoy this smoothie the whole year because of the frozen raspberries. It is so easy to stock frozen fruits and add in your smoothie.

Cashew Rasberry Smoothie nab (2)

Creamy cashew raspberry smoothie

for 1 person

50g cashew nuts (soaked over night)
1 tbsp hemp seed
250ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
50g raspberries (frozen)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Lemon zest
1 date
a Piece of ginger
a pinch of salt

optional
1tsp maca powder (I use organicburst)

Mix all ingredients together in a high Speed blender and top with fresh fruits and homemade granola.

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Turmeric cashew smoothie with lemon

Turmeric cashew smoothie with lemon! This is my absolutely favorite smoothie since years!

When you starting your day what is your absolutely favorite breakfast? Mine is a turmeric lemon smoothie with soaked cashew nuts and banana topped with buckwheat granola. I check out new breakfast recipes 4 times a week. On the others I enjoy this one. I try to use a lot of different flavors in my meals to get the full range of nutrients to make sure my body gets all he needs for this beautiful life. 

Turmeric has significant health benefits because of its biologically active component, called curcumin. A traditional part of Indian herbal medicine, curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound that could help keep you healthy. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect you from free radicals.

Soaked cashews brings a lot of creamyness in that smoothie.

 

Turmeric cashew smoothie with lemon
 
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Recipe type: smoothie
Ingredients
  • 50g cashew nuts (soaked over night)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 250ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
  • 1 banana
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 dates
  • 0,5 - 1 tsp turmeric
  • pinch of ground vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix all together until the smoothie is very creamy
  2. If you like you can add more milk
  3. Top with self made granola or / and fresh fruits. Enjoy!

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Raspberry smoothie bowl

A great colorful bowl full of healthyness. You find the english Version of the recipe at the end of this post.

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Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Serve one

50g cashew nuts (soaked over night)
70g raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1 banana
150ml almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp coconut oil

Topping
1 tbsp roasted almonds
fresh blueberries
fresh raspberries

optional:

1 tsp ACAI powder

Mix all together (except the chia seeds) in a high Speed blender. Take care add less milk to get a smoothiebowl and not a smootie.
Add the chia seeds and let soak for 10 mins.

Top with fresh fruits and enjoy!