HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let's fill the new year with love, nourishing food and yoga.
This year we spent Christmas in France and went to Stockholm for New Years Eve. We have been spoiled with amazing food and I was excited to finally teach yoga to my French and Swedish family. In France, we rolled out a large bedspread and practiced a hip opening routine. It was the day before Christmas and a magic hour .
In Sweden I first practiced with my mum and sister, then with my enthusiastic grandmother, followed by my mum again and at last I practised a core strengthening routine with my dad. I am still amazed by how each of these moments were so special and I feel so lucky to be able to share this knowledge with them.
After being spoiled with delicious food - I even got to try oysters in France, I was happy to share some of my latest favourite recipes with my family in Sweden. When I travel, the main thing I miss is having a green smoothie for breakfast. It increases my energy and it makes my skin glow and my belly happy. To my pleasant surprise, my family loved it. So let me share it with you, too.
When it comes to smoothies I really like it simple. In my experience, a few simple ingredients makes the most refreshing flavour.
Creamy kale smoothie with ginger and lemon
2 cups (100 g) curly green kale, stems removed
2 small or 1 large sweet red apple(s)
1 orange, segmented
1 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
1 1/2 cup cold water
Wash the kale and remove the stems. See how I do it here. Chop the apples and put them at the bottom of the blender. Top with the segments of an orange, the juice of a lemon, avocado, chopped ginger and the kale. Lastly pour the cold water into the blender. Start on a low speed and then blend on high speed for two minutes.
Serve cold in a nice glass. Drink as it is or why not top it with some granola and eat it with a spoon.
This is a "let's feel great" - kind of smoothie!