Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
Sometimes I am excited for my breakfast when I lay in bed at night.
I change my routines from time to time but currently I do this smoothie bowl every morning and just vary the fruits.
I implemented some things into the bowl which I got the inspiration for during my travels. I had to roommates in England who were crazy in vegan cuisine. I learned so much from them! Thank you girls <3 To put ginger into everything is based on my Thailand Trip and Cooking Class. And the idea to put Avocado in a smoothie originated in Morocco where I had a Avocado Lassi every morning (One avo with fresh orange juice).
Smoothie Bowl (10 minutes)
- 1 Banana
- 2 Peaches
- 2 Pieces of Ginger
- 1/2 Mango
- 1/2 Avocado
- Any other fruits or berries
- 1 pinch of Cinnamon
- 1 table spoon of Lemon Juice
- 1 small spoon Wheat Gras
- 1 small spoon of Honey*
- Coconut Flakes
- Hand full of Brazil nuts/Any sort of nuts
Green Ice Tea (1 litre, 1h waiting time)
- One Cup of hot Green Tea (cooled down)
- Kogi Organic Coffee Beans
- Oat Milk
Cut the fruits in pieces and put them into a blender or any other mixer (I use a hand-hold mixer), add two small pieces of peeled ginger, add one table spoon of lemon juice, a small spoon of wheat gras (careful, it tastes not good, so not too much. But it’s super healthy!), one small spoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Blend it all until it is a smoothie. Add as many oats, flaxseeds, coconut flakes and nuts as you wish.
Green Ice Tea:
Prepare a cup of hot green tea as you normally would and add 4-5 slices ginger to it. Let it cool down for 30 minutes. Put out the tea bag and ginger, if you haven’t already- the longer, the stronger. Add a 3/4 litre very cold water and 2-3 table spoons of fresh lemon juice and put in the fridge for an hour.
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*Honey: I watched a documentary on honey ‘More than honey’. It is really well done and gives great insights in the life of bees and their importance for life on earth. It sounds dramatic but they are very very vital and due to several reasons there are less bees on earth and it is pretty well explained in the film. I only buy honey from beekeepers I know in person or that have been recommended to me. But you will see during the film that it is way more than that. Almond production in California for instance is causing immense issues and the bees suffer from that. Here is the link to the trailer, it’s available on Netflix.
…is the most important thing for me in the morning. A routine that follows me around the world. Because coffee you get nearly everywhere. And everywhere it tastes differently. In Morocco for instance I had ginger infused black coffee. In Italy: they make simply the best Cappuccino in the world! And one of the best coffees, I actually had in Thailand- Chiang Mai. They drew an Elephant on the foam. In Greece I adore the Frappé.
Coffee is my every morning but-kick. I need it. My Elexir of life. Ok, let’s not go too far here.
I never payed that much attention to what sort of coffee I bought until 3 years ago, when my cousin gave me this old-fashioned coffee grinder. My roommates loved me for waking them up with the loud noise of the grinder at 7am before Uni. And I loved to grind the coffee. I actually could write a whole blogpost about coffee. If you are interested, let me know in the comments!
Until then I precisely looked on origin, roasting and sustainability aspects. The best is to buy when in the country or from a very trustworthy source. I don’t trust on organic and fair-trade signs. The coffee industry is really messed up. I stopped drinking coffee for a while after I wrote an assignment on its production in Brazil. It’s awful what the masses of demand do to the industry, but this is basically with all products that are consumed all over the world in masses cause. So for now I choose coffee only from reliable sources.
I would never drink a Starbucks coffee again and try to avoid it when possible. But while traveling its tough. I also carry my bamboo coffee cup with me for not getting any disposable to-go cups anymore. I wrote a blogpost in it- check it out here.
My view also changed a lot, when I visited an organic Coffee farm in Boquete in Panama. Here you can find a video on it I did. I bought one of the best coffees ever there.
This coffee here is from Café Kogi/Urwaldkaffee in Cologne- Germany. They have a shop in Ehrenfeld and recently opened a Coffeeshop in the city centre. Their coffee is very special because they are supplied by a columbian indigenous tribe who are growing their beans within the jungle- 100% Organic. The owner told me a lot about the history of his shop and the tribe. It is super interesting and the coffee seriously tastes so good! I can highly recommend their coffee and you support something good.
This is a coffee spice from Nepal. Friends brought it for me cause they know I am a coffee nerd. Thank you Marlon and Luci <3 I really love it. You can just add a small spoon of it into your powder before you pour the water on it. It is also used for milk drinks and teas.