I dare to say spring has arrived in Southern Germany! I don’t know why but I tend to crave more green food when it gets warmer outside again. Maybe it’s also because some of my favorite foods are green: broccoli, spinach, asparagus, avocado, M&Ms just to name a few.
And of course as the basic bitch I am I have a love for green smoothies!
A couple of weeks ago I started to take a bit more care of myself and experiment with my diet. I try to keep my consumption of white sugar and processed food to a minimum and I also drastically decreased my grain consumption. I hate to say that I feel much better already. Well of course not really but bread…!!!!!! This week I am off dairy and I pray to all possible gods that it’s not dairy that makes me feel not my best because I can’t lose cheese. I just can’t!
But anyways… Whilst decreasing my consumption of what feels like 80% of my staple foods – well not really again but I feel a bit dramatic about it – I of course have to increase the amounts of other food in my diet. For my well-being and the well-being of my marriage I better not stay hungry for too long!
I also get pretty grumpy and that’s again neither good for myself nor for my marriage when I feel like I have to cut out desserts. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth but when the craving strikes I can’t just eat an apple and let it pass. I am just not working that way.
Dessert like Smoothies like this Healthy Orange Cheesecake Smoothie or this Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie have worked quite well for me in the past and I am glad to say I have a few more desserts turned smoothies in my recipe book that are not only dairy free but also definitely do the trick when I want something healthy and desserty.
One of my absolute favorites is hands-down this Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie. Not only is it ridiculously healthy without sacrificing the taste of a dessert it also fits basically any dietary lifestyle I can think of right now. It is vegan, paleo, gluten-free yet defnitely doesn’t lack taste.
This Healthy Key Lime Pie Smoothie is amazingly creamy thanks to the healthy fats from the avocado. The sweetness from the mango and tartness provided by the lime balance out each other quite nicely.
- 1/2 of a big ripe avocado
- 1 cup ripe mango – frozen
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, cashew or macadamia works really well)
- zests of 1 lime
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 tsp agave sirup - optional if the mango is not sweet enough
- Place all the ingredients in your food processor or blender and blend for about 2 minutes until everything is smooth
- Instead of frozen mango you can as well use frozen avocado
- If you don't have any frozen ingredients at hand just add a few ice cubes or crushed ice to your blender
Thanks and see you all tomorrow!