I’m so happy today because my holidays are starting! Currently I’m sitting in a little winter wonderland enjoying my days off school. As you know I spend a lot of time in my bed the last few months because my immune system is not the best…Since I have been recovering from my illnesses I started to eat more fruits. It sounds a bit odd but fruits are really doing the job when it comes to your vitamin balance. I never was a fruit lover in elementary school (I just don’t like apples) till the day my mom bought a mixer! Together with my little sister we threw different fruits into it mixed it with milk and tadaa – we loved it.
At this point I wanted to share with you a quick and yummy way to pimp up your vitamin balance with a great smoothie.
What you will need (for 2 portions):
– milk & buttermilk (4veggies you can also use almond or rice milk)
– a banana & a cup of berries of your choice
– some honey (4veggies you can use agave syrup)
– and a mixer
– some toppings of you choice
Don’t forget to wash your hands before creating your smoothie.
Firstly you want to peel the banana and cut 3 or 4 thin slices off (for the decoration afterwards). The rest of the banana is put into the mixer. Subsequently take the cup of berries and add it to the banana. I used some frozen raspberries and just to clarify something: Frozen berries do contain lots of vitamins because they got flash frozen after the crop! Raspberries are my favorite ones and are also full of vitamins (vitamin C, magnesium and iron) that’s why I chose them.
Now you have to options: You can create a smoothie by using just a little bit of milk or you create a shake using more milk. A smoothie will make you fuller and can be used as a snack. I decided to go with less milk.
To add a bit of sweetness I used a tablespoon of honey.
Afterwards you got all of your ingredients into the bowl put the lid onto it and start mixing.
To finish off your smoothie you can add some extra vitamins! I topped everything with 3 slices of banana, a few chia seeds (antioxidants, proteins, omega-3, vitamins and minerals – they are literally a nutrients bomb!) and popped amaranth (contains proteins, omega-3 & omega-6, lysin, magnesium, calcium and iron).
Do you like the recipe and what do you eat to keep your vitamin balance high? Write me in the comments below!