I know I’ve been terribly M.I.A. here on the blog side the whole spring and I’m not even trying to make up any excuses for that. The truth is, that there have been just so much university, work and other projects going on – luckily exciting ones mostly – that have taken all my free time and even more. This week I left my day job to be able to finish my master’s thesis during summer, graduate from business school and then hopefully start doing what I’m passionate about. I don’t even know yet what that will be or how to do it exactly, but I’m sure it will be something related to creativity, food and healthy living. Autumn time will show…
However, today is the first day in a while when I feel like not having 3 deadlines coming up in the next 24 hours or so. So I decided to take the whole day for myself, do the things I haven’t had enough time for doing for the past couple of months like drawing, reading, ideating, writing etc. At the moment I’m sitting in my current favourite café in town, Cafe Kokko (Helsinki people, you NEED to visit), just drinking mint tea and and thinking about all the new recipes I want to share on the blog. Could definitely get used to these kind of days.
This morning, as usual, I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast. This time a super creamy one with banana, apple, avocado, moringa and yogurt. Pretty easy and basic, besides the moringa. Moringa, also called “the Miracle Tree” is native to Africa and Asia and it’s powdered green leafs can be easily used as a natural multivitamin to add into smoothies or other dishes. Moringa is high in antioxidants and rich in plant proteins and it has a nice, mild taste that is easy to combine with almost whatever other smoothie ingredients. Why you might want to try moringa is because it has been found to boost immunity, lower blood pressure, relieve stress and fatigue, improve digestive health and increase libido…the moringa green powder I use from Aduna also supports the female farmers in Africa.
Creamy green smoothie bowl
What you will need:
1 big banana
2dl frozen Granny Smith apple chunks (or choose another crisp apple variety)
1/2 small avocado
1,5dl natural (organic) yogurt (or dairy free yogurt)
1tsp moringa (I use Aduna)
How to do it?
- The night before (or earlier), chop and deseed the apple and freeze it overnight.
- In the morning, simply blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Top with muesli, berries, seed, bee pollen or your other favourite toppings and enjoy.