Green Smoothie

I mean, it had to happen eventually right?

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Green Smoothies are SO TRENDY right now.. it was only a matter of time that I would start blending one up for myself too.. and boy did I blend up something yummy!

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It doesn’t even taste healthy. It actually reminds me of a really thick vanilla milkshake! And it’s green! You guys all know how much I love green things to drink a.k.a my love affair with matcha lattes (and those are only two out of plenty of links to when I mentioned my matcha addiction…)

Photo on 29-05-14 at 11.08 #2Get your blenders ready, cause this smoothie is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert 🙂

Green Smoothie 

(serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • few handfuls of spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon cashew nut butter
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I use raw vegan powders)
  • a little bit of unsweetened almond milk (to make it creamy and easier to blend)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean pods (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract (optional but makes it taste slightly more like ice cream 🙂 )

How to:

  1. Place all ingredients in your blender
  2. blend
  3. Enjoy!

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It’s so GREEEEEEEN 🙂

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

Therapy for the Conceal-a-Holic

  • For the very first time, I will attempt to make my own nut milk by following this recipe 
  • I have become a chia seed eater. It’s a great breakfast before work and keeps me more or less satisfied until my lunch break.. that doesn’t keep me from snacking on things before then though 😉 (and yes, I am aware that it looks a lot like baby food..)IMG_1453
  • I REALLY want to get this perfume as soon as it hits the storesIMG_1454
  • I also wouldn’t mind trying and testing this BB Cream 🙂IMG_1452
  • I’ve become a big fan of “detox” water. Simply add lemon, peppermint, other citrusy fruit and maybe also some cucumber – and voilà: perfect refreshmentIMG_1450
  • I desperately want to try making this
  • This is my favourite quote of the week. It’s hanging outside one of the doors at the office.IMG_1456
  • Speaking of the office, this is outside my door:IMG_1449
  • This is one of my favourite advantages from spending a month in Germany: Katjes Yoghurt Gums! I was so excited I nearly ate the whole bag.. now I don’t want to see a single sweet again 😉IMG_1451With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

Salted Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Oatmeal

You guys…

Remember that one time I went totally crazy and put avocado in to my smoothie? Well…

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Oops I did it again… only this time I put it into Oatmeal!

Photo on 24-01-14 at 15.52 #2I got the inspiration for this rad oatmeal from none other than the Oatmeal Artist herself. Her version is baked, but that didn’t stop me from using similar ingredients and cooking them in a pot!

Photo on 24-01-14 at 15.51I’ve always loved the combination of nut butter and raspberry. I’ve also always loved chocolate and raspberry. Did you know that when you combine cocoa with almond butter it tastes sort of like a brownie? And then you throw some raspberry jam in there and you get an oatmeal so spectacular that it reminds you of these brownies I made a few years ago for Valentine’s day…

Speaking of which, I might just have to make those again this year and eat the whole pan myself while watching Bridget Jones (#foreveralone)

Photo on 24-01-14 at 15.39 #3Anyhoo, these oats were great! I ate them before going to Barre à Terre and Jazz. That’s right, I went back to dance! It’s been a month since I’ve danced, and a few months since I’ve gone to my favourite studio, but the old me is back! I’ve gone to dance a couple of times since last Friday and am hooked again… sadly however, I’ve been neglecting the gym…

Stay tuned for this weeks Funky Friday where I will be giving a recap 🙂

Salted Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Oatmeal 

(serves 1, inspired by the Oatmeal Artist)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 cup water or milk (or half/half)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup to sweeten, if necessary
  1. Bring the milk with vanilla extract to a boil and then add in the oats
  2. Once the milk has settled slightly stir in the almond butter, avocado and cocoa powder
  3. Cook until oatmeal has reached a creamy consistency
  4. Add in the raspberry jam
  5. Enjoy!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

 

Raw Cinnamon Protein Smoothie

IMG_0941Mhhhhhhhm.

IMG_0940Ice Cream for Breakfast!

IMG_0933Healthy, protein-packed ice cream for breakfast!

IMG_0936and it’s raw too! Perfect for a pre-Christmas health-food cleanse!

IMG_0937So, what are you waiting for. Go freeze some bananas! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 serving raw, vegan protein powder (I used Sun Warrior Vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of vanilla extract
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender
  2. blend
  3. enjoy

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxox

 

 

 

 

 

Super Smoothie

IMG_0461I unpacked my food processor yesterday. Ever since, things have been well… processing

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IMG_0447I’ve been wanting to have a protein smoothie here for a while. I’ve missed my breakfasts at home…

IMG_0454I used dark chocolate hemp protein from Manitoba Harvest and added a Chobani Blueberry Power Flip to it, for the dreaminess of the yoghurt and the hemp, chia, walnut topping.

IMG_0446It was good, but not as amazing as what I made back home. A sign I’m missing home? Definitely…

IMG_0461One good thing about this smoothie was the actual processor. I’ve never had one that you can just turn on and it starts to churn by itself without needing to stand there and push a button. Loved it! I was able to do other things like wash dishes, clean up my room, and make tea, all while breakfast was being made! 🙂

IMG_0451Yumm!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 serving Dark Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground Flaxseeds
  • a little bit of your milk of choice
  • the yoghurt part of a Chobani Flip

Directions

  1. place all the ingredients in a blender/processor and process until done
  2. top with crunch part of Flip
  3. Enjoy!

Mhmmmmm 🙂

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxox

 

 

 

 

 

Homemade Everything!

You GUYS!

I’ve been SO busy today.

No, not with dancing..nor with beauty product shopping. A little with dog walking, and eating..plenty of that.

As mentioned a couple of times, I am a nut butter freak. Addicted. Obsessed. I eat it with a spoon, out of the jar, in bed. Daily. Multiple times. Multiple spoons.

Yes, it is definitely allowed to be noted that I have more than one problem. So concealers and nail polish aside, just bring on the nut butter – and loads of it.

As mentioned here, I am obsessed with in love with the nut butter on the right:

Nut butter craze

Nut butter craze

However, I am NOT in love with the price…

I’ve been bookmarking/pinning/drooling over homemade nut butters these past couple of weeks. It just seems so easy: nuts, and add-ins, dump all in a processor and blend blend blend until it’s butter! This simplicity is not all that attracted me; the price is frugality-worthy too! You just need to invest in the ingredients, and voilà! Nut Butter Time.

Last week I tested the waters with Macadamia nut butter. Leaving it to turn into something unreconizable in the fridge, I was obviously not impressed with the results… But after my shopping bag looked like this:

Buying nuts

Buying nuts

…I had to give it another shot. Which I did. Today. Did I mention I was busy?

So as I’ve read in a couple of nut butter making posts, I knew it was going to take FOREVER to turn nuts into magical butter. IMG_0079

So I set off blending, expecting only the worst, gruelling next hours. Alas, it took a while… with a bit of processor overheating in between.. Many posts that I read prior to this homemade test run mentioned that certain food processors might not work as well as others. Instantly I assumed this was the case with mine and did not await an extreeeeamly creamy, runny butter to evolve out of todays creation. And it didn’t. But I’ve never liked the runny kind anyways; so win-win!

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In admiration of my absolute favourite nut butter I added a few shavings of tonka bean in to the mix. Can you believe I found tonka beans in Zurich?! I just happened upon a jar of them yesterday and could not wait to use them!

Here is some info for you on the tonka .

Hours later: BAMMM!

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Homemade Almond Tonka Bean Nut Butter! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet white almonds
  • tiny shaving of a tonka bean
  • half a teaspoon vanilla pod (ground)
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Place everything in a processor and BLEND until smooth.

Note: 

Do not add any oil, even if it is not blending. It will. Give it time.

Also, if you can’t find any tonka bean, add a little more vanilla as the flavours are similar!

Enjoy!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo