The Minimalist Yogi Matcha Latte

Source: The Minimalists Yogi

Source: The Minimalists Yogi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk ( I prefer coconut and Cashew milk)

  • 1 tsp Matcha powder

  • 1 tsp Organic Coconut butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste

  • 1 tsp 1 Cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Collagen powder

  • 1 tbs of mushroom elixir (optional)

  • ¼ tsp Honey (alternative sweetener)

Instructions

  1. Add everything into a blender and blend everything until frothy. It will be hot so make sure to be extra careful when removing the lid. Make sure to open it away from you.

  2. Add a little sweetener if you feed the tasted a little bitter - and you’re Instagram ready!

Brands i use for my Matcha:

Matcha - Super Food, Matcha Green Tea Powder, 4oz, Organic

Coconut Butter - Artisana, Organics, Raw Coconut Butter, 14 oz (397 g)

Collagen Powder - Organika Enhanced Collagen Vitality

Vanilla Paste -Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Chage Mushroom - Four Sigmatic Chaga mushroom Elixir

Blueberry Veggie Smoothie

By: kyrholistics

By: kyrholistics

Continuing with our interview with Kyra Ann (IG:kyrholistics) from last week, down below she shares where she gets her inspiration, favor Instagrammers and smoothie.

Where do you get recipe inspiration?

Definitely from Instagram. There are so many talented and intelligent women out there that have inspired me to be a better and healthier eater. Every day I gain inspiration from the creations of others and often will try their recipes or will spin off and make my own!

Favorite dish to make?

I love making a huge, thick, packed veggie smoothie. I enjoy putting so many micro nutrients into one meal and having it taste almost like dessert. It’s pure bliss.

Favorite self-care ritual?

I love taking a warm bath with essential oils diffusing and soft music playing. Then, after my bath I do some dry brushing, coconut oil on my skin, and relax with my Himalayan salt lamp on and a good book. I always feel so energized & ready for anything afterward.

Where do you go food shopping?

I have a creepy love for grocery shopping and find excuses to go at least twice a week. I usually just go to my local Smiths Marketplace (Kroger) because they are affordable and have tons of organic options. I buy supplements and anything I can’t find there at my local health food store Good Earth. My favorite is if I can find my produce at a local farmers market! Definitely loving that this summer.

Who is (are) your favorite Food Instagrammers that you follow?

One of the first foodies I started following on instagram was Blair, @balancewithb. I have learned so much from her and I still refer to her blog often for recipes. The other instagram & podcast that really helped me was Jesse and Marni from @theultimatehealthpodcast. I have so many beautiful friends I’ve met in the health world that I follow regularly know I don’t think I could even narrow them down!

What is a big food/health trend that you’re currently into?

Eating more of a grain free diet. It happens to be a trend but actually really works for my body because of my specific sensitivities.

Blueberry veggie smoothie

12-16 oz unsweetened almond milk

1 c frozen steamed cauliflower

4 frozen zucchini chunks (1 inch)

1/4 c frozen mashed sweet potato

1/2 c frozen spinach

1/2 frozen banana

1 c frozen blueberries

1 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter)

1 tbsp ground flax seed

1 tbsp hemp hearts

dash cinnamon

 

Turmeric and Spinach Smoothie

Lately I've been trying to find ways to eat more green vegetables and fruits - with school and work sometimes it's easy to get into ruts especially when you have excess for pretty much not eating healthy. Lately I've been in that rut where I'll do my grocery shopping and the only green I get is a banana, sometimes I go a whole week without eating a single fruit or vegetable.

So, to get of that rut, lately I've been waking up an hour early (6:00-6:30am) and make myself a green smoothie. To make thins even easy I try to keep it as simple and minimal as much as possible. If there is one thing I hate is when people put what seems sometimes like million of items in their smoothie (e.g., nets, seed butter, Maca, Cacao, Protein powder, banana powder etc...) and the list goes on and on.

Having to deal with clutter and junk (foods, stuff, advice, excuses, advertisement, stress etc...) the last thing I want to do in the morning is stress out about what I should be putting in my smoothie. Why clutter your morning and breakfast with junk when you can keep it simple and start the day with one less junk. After all sometimes the simplest dish are often the most delicious dish.

I am in love with this simple smoothie, it's simple and delicious; all you need is Banana, Spinach and Turmeric and honey if you want the sweet flavor, or mask the taste of spinach. The one thing I always put in my smoothie is TURMERIC, I absolute love it. Aside from the anti-inflammatory benefits and it also contains curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant. If you have a sweet tooth like make and can't have a smoothie without honey, I find that turmeric is great substitute because it masks the strong taste of the green fruit or vegetable, but it also has sweet/ginger like taste to it.

Ingredients

  • 1 small/medium or large ripe fresh banana
  • 1 large handful spinach* (organic when possible
  • 2/3 cup (180 ml) filtered water
  •  1 Tbsp of turmeric powder
  • optional: 1 Tbsp (15 ml) wildflower honey

Direction

  1. Add all ingredients (Banana, Spinach, and Turmeric)
  2. Add water and honey if needed be
  3. Blend everything in high-speed blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!