Antioxidant-Rich Morning Smoothie

Antioxidants help our body in removing free radicals from the bloodstream and help against premature aging.

Antioxidants are essential for longevity and overall health. In addition to slowing the signs of aging, they help in preventing cancer, support the immune system, help in preventing heart diseases, reduce the risk of dementia and improve eye sight.

 

Ingredients:

3 Bananas

10 Fresh Dates

1 cup of Blueberries

2 Tbsp of Acai Powder

2 tsp OptiMSM Flakes

1 tsp Acerola Cherry Powder

1/2 cup of Oat Milk (or any other plantbased milk)

Waterย  as much as desired

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25 Life Lessons – Lesson 11

Lesson 11

Drink plenty of water!

Water is one of the most important things for your health. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Water is essential for your body and mind to function. Stay away from caffeine and sodas and enjoy a glass of water with some lemon instead. I highly recommend to start your day with a glass of water instead of coffee.

Love,

Lori

5 Minutes of Gratitude/ Morning Routine

Are you starting your day off right? Do you feel already angry when the alarm clock rings?

The way you start your day is crucial. So it is important to start the day off right. 5 minutes can change the whole day. I like to start my day with what I call ‘5 minutes of gratitude’ . As soon as I wake up, I remember the things I am grateful for and I actually feel grateful. I am thankful for my significant other, my dog, job, health… It doesn’t matter what you are grateful for, so go ahead and be grateful for your new pair of shoes. The importance is to really feel grateful, smile and be happy. Even if it is raining outside and you are still tired, there are many things you can be grateful for. If immediately after waking up doesn’t suit your schedule, you can do it even in the car or bus.

You have got an additional day in your life. A day that you can make a great day, if you choose to. So be happy and grateful. This energy will transform your whole day. Even if you have to do things you may not like, you have the choice to still enjoy them. Happiness is a feeling that comes from the inside, you don’t need anything to feel happy. Happiness is a choice.

I highly recommend to use those 5 minutes in the morning to make your whole day a positive experience.

with love and gratitude,

Lori

Delicious Green Smoothie/ My Breakfast

Yes, this smoothie is green and it actually tastes good. In fact, I go as far and say it is delicious. I must admit, as much as I love living a healthy lifestyle, I was never a big fan of green smoothies. They just tasted bad in my opinion. However, then I created this recipe and I just look forward every morning to drink it. It tastes delicious. The dates make it a sweet treat in the morning.

 

Ingredients

(makes ca. 900 ml or 4 cups)

  • 1 handful of lettuce
  • 2 kale leafs
  • 2 handful of spinach
  • half an apple
  • half a celery stick
  • 8 dates
  • 2 bananas
  • parsley (optional)
  • 150 ml or 5/8 cup coconut water
  • 80 ml or 1/3 cup oat milk ( or whatever vegan milk you prefer)
  • 180 ml or 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Usually, I tend to put all the greens first in the blender together with the liquids, then I add all the other stuff and blend it again.

Feel free to mix and match all different kinds of greens and fruit according to what is available and in season. However, I really recommend to include the dates as they make this smoothie extra sweet.

Enjoy!

 

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With love,

Lori