Food and Drinks

Sunday dish: smoothies for breakfast

Today there are recipes for which the stove stays cold. At the moment I have my smoothie phase and I wanted to share it with you. This means that since the KitchenAid Food Processor finally found its place in my small underground kitchen, I now use it more often. Up to now I was someone who got along quite well without such helpers, but I have to admit that it is quite practical when you have found space for it and the device is ready at all times. However, there are so many accessories that I have not yet found a suitable solution and various associated bowls and other accessories have so far been charmingly in a corner on the floor in the hallway. Which is why smoothies are pretty much the only thing I do with them at the moment.

I’ve actually been doing it every morning for two weeks. It’s super easy, everything can be thrown in without much preparation and even ice cubes can be crushed by the knife. My rule now is: 5 ice cubes, 1 banana, 1 lemon, a few spoons of oatmeal, yogurt or buttermilk and then about two other components of fruit. This makes it very easy to use leftovers. If you take frozen fruits like blueberries, you can of course do without the ice cubes.

And the smoothies are really delicious, in my opinion the knife could puree the whole thing a bit finer, but it’s also a food processor and not a blender / smoothie mixer. But everything is pretty easy to clean, which I don’t always find so easy with these stand mixers if you can’t take the knife out.

Incidentally, while we are already talking about the disadvantages, photographing smoothies really good and appetizing was also a challenge if, like me, you don’t have a small studio and simply don’t have much space anywhere. I still have to think about something. However, only when I have cleaned out my apartment with the Marie Kondo method. This is currently the biggest project. Maybe then it will turn out that I have more space in the kitchen than I thought.

But until then, smoothies will continue to be drunk diligently.

Mango and passion fruit smoothie

  • 2 passion fruits
  • 1 mango
  • 1 banana
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon flea seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 150 ml buttermilk
  • 5 ice cubes

Peel the mango, cut into pieces; Halve the passion fruit and spoon out, put the kernels and pulp with the mango in the mixer / processor. Add a peeled banana and all other ingredients and puree for about 1 – 2 minutes in a blender, mixer or processor.

Apple and basil smoothie

  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 5 – 7 basil leaves
  • 1 banana
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of barley grass powder
  • 3 tbsp oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 170 g yogurt
  • 5 ice cubes

Halve and core the apples. Put the bowl in the blender. Wash the cucumber and cut into thick slices and also process with the peel. Add all other ingredients and puree for 1 – 2 minutes.

Carrot and ginger smoothie

  • 1 – 2 carrots
  • 1 large orange
  • Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 80 ml ginger syrup or 1 small piece of peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp almonds
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons of flea seeds
  • 170 g yogurt
  • 5 ice cubes

Peel and roughly chop the carrots as desired. Peel the orange with a knife so that the bitter white rind is removed. Put both together in the mixer, add all the other ingredients and puree like the others for about 1 – 2 minutes.

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