I had planned to start the year with a post about cleansing. But since I just shoved down two of David’s Almond Butter Cookies, that somehow wouldn’t feel completely honest. Although if you don’t count those cookies, I have actually started the new year pretty clean and healthy. Obviously I’m not on a juice cleanse, but I have tried to minimize my intake of sugar, gluten and dairy products even more. This week we have therefore had some delicious and light dinners. We will share a few of them with you soon, but today we focus on the first meal of the day.
I have started every morning this year with warm lemon water. It is probably the quickest and easiest way to cleanse your system, improve digestion and boost the immune system. And when followed by this nutrition packed green breakfast bowl, you have a pretty great kick start of the day. This blend is actually a kind of smoothie, but we eat it as a substitution for yogurt, served in bowls and often topped with some muesli, granola or seeds. It can probably sound a bit extreme to have spinach, avocado and fennel in a breakfast smoothie, but combined with the rest of the ingredients it really has a fresh and delicious taste.
We will be back in just a few days with a nice soup recipe, but until then we hope to have you hooked on our breakfast bowl.
2013, here we go!
Warm Lemon Water
2 cups warm water
2-4 slices organic lemon
Heat the water as though to make tea, it doesn’t have to boil. Pour into tea cups and add the lemon slices. (I usually squeeze the lemons as well). Serve.
Green Breakfast Bowl
You need a pretty good blender or food processor to get it completely smooth. Our Vitamix does the job easily. But if you have a juice machine you can start by running the fennel, ginger, apple and pineapple through it and then blend the juice together with the rest of the ingredients.
1/2 handful spinach or kale
1/2 inch fresh ginger
1 apple (or banana if you prefer it sweeter)
2-inch slice pineapple
1 tbsp physsilium, hemp, flax or chia seeds
1 cup almond milk or ice cold water
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour in bowls and top with seeds, nuts or granola.