Fruity Sunday Smoothie

I feel like I’ve talked about my smoothie blender I got for Christmas a lot on here but I just wanted it very badly and I’ve gotten so much use out of it already. So far I’ve only tried different recipes involving fruits because to be honest I haven’t been brave enough to try one of those really healthy green ones that includes veggies as well. Not that I don’t like veggies. I do. At least some I do but the idea of mixing spinach, lettuce and celery with banana and apples honestly isn’t the most appealing to me but I’ve never tried it, so I can’t judge obviously. My mom and I made a deal that next time I’m home we’re going to test out one of those detox smoothies. We’ll see how that goes and I promise to report back on that.

So for today’s post I want to share a little smoothie recipe with you guys that I came across by just randomly putting together stuff we still had in our kitchen. It’s super easy to do and very tasty! I love how fruity it is and I think this would be a great refreshment once summer rolls around. All you need is for ingredients.

 frozen raspberries

frozen blueberries

1 pomegranate

oranges

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As for the amount it really depends on how much you want to make. I usually go for 2 glasses, so I’ll take a handful or raspberries and a handful of blueberries out of the freezer and put them in my blender. I usually wait until they’ve defrost a bit because otherwise the consistency of the smoothie will be way too think otherwise and it’ll much more resemble ice cream rather than a drink. Once the berries have defrosted a bit I’ll add the juice of one pomegranate and the oranges. Blend blend blend…… and you’re done. Like I said it’s very easy and it’s so fruity and refreshing.

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I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed my short little Sunday post!

xx

Sophie

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My Favorite Breakfast Smoothie

Now I’ve been loving smoothies for the longest time and have been wishing for a smoothie blender for months now. I feel like a blender is not the kind of thing I would usually buy for myself, so I was beyond happy when I found out that Santa had stopped by and put one under the tree for me!

Ever since Christmas I’ve been experimenting around and blending everything editable that you could possibly put in a smoothie together. There’s one smoothie I’ve been loving as a quick and easy breakfast though. It’s a super simple recipe but I still want to share it with you guys anyway.

Basically what I do is take a handful of frozen blueberries (they don’t have to be frozen but this way your smoothie is instantly cold) chop up a banana, add some natural low fat yoghurt and sprinkle some cereal on top. Then I blend everything together and there’s my breakfast.

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I absolutely love blueberries and bananas and I think both fruits go well together. I add a bit of yoghurt because for one I just love yoghurt and it makes my smoothie a bit more creamier. As I’ve mentioned before I’m the pickiest eater ever but I love cereal, so since I’d run out of granola I decided to add a bit of my Kellogg’s Special K to my smoothie. Obviously this is an optional step you don’t have to do, but I love it.

If you think the consistency of the smoothie is to thick you can always add a bit of milk. But basically this has been one of my go to breakfasts lately! It’s soooo good.

If you have any amazing smoothie recipes make sure to link me up with it as I’m trying out something different all the time!

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Sophie

Recipe For My Favorite Christmas Cookies Ever| Collab with Kavichick 2000

Hey lovelies!
Hope you’re all well and getting into the Christmas spirit! I sure am, which is why today’s post is another Christmas inspired one. Yay! This is not only exciting because I’m sharing the recipe of my favorite Christmas cookies ever but also because it’s my first ever collaboration post as I’m collaborating with the lovely Kavi! Kavi is not only one of my favorite bloggers ever but we’ve become pretty good blogging pals as well, so I’m really excited to be collaborating with her. We both absolutely love Christmas, so we thought it’d be a fun idea to share some of our favorite Christmas recipes! Now over here on my blog you can find the recipe for some very yummy and really pretty Christmas cookies and you can find an amazing recipe for a festive drink over on Kavi’s blog.

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The cookies are really easy to make and so delicious, so let’s get started.

What you need:

300g/1cup flour
100g/0.5cups sugar
1 egg
A pinch of bourbon vanilla
200g/0.8cups butter
Finely shredded lemon peel
Your favorite flavor of jam
Confectioner’s sugar

First off preheat the oven to 180°degrees Celsius/356°Fahrenheit. To make the dough you basically just mix together flour, sugar and butter. Then add an egg, the lemon peel and a bit of bourbon vanilla. Make sure to really knead the dough thoroughly and once it’s kneaded enough put it away in the fridge for an hour.

After waiting for an hour take the dough out of the fridge, get a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it’s about an inch thick. Now take any shaped cutter you wish and cut out the cookies. I’ve used circle, heart and star shaped cutters. Make sure you have them in different sizes!

Now put the cookies in the oven for around 12 minutes.
When they’re done take them out of the oven and let them cool down a bit. Once they’ve cooled off take a spoon and some jam (I used strawberry as it is my favorite flavor) and use that to stick the different shaped cookies together. Once you’re finished with that sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over the cookies and you’re done. They should look something like this:

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We’ve been making these cookies in my family every since I can remember and they’re one of my absolute favorites! Now head on over to Kavichick 2000 for an incredibly delicious DIY Nutella Chai Latte!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and good luck if you decide to give this recipe a go.

XX

Sophie

Berries & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

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One thing I love about being home is that my mom always makes sure we have a bowl full of yummy and healthy fruits in the kitchen. I’m a big lover of fruits but whenever I’m at University I don’t buy too much of it because fresh fruits are freaking expensive and I don’t want to spend crazy amounts of money on fruits that eventually go bad because I won’t have time to eat it all.

So today I woke up and I was thinking ‘ I haven’t had a smoothie for breakfast in ages’, so I decided to go make one. Though I love most breakfast foods I’m not really a big breakfast person because usually I’m on a rush in the morning and when I have to get up really early I’m not even hungry, so smoothies are a good solution for me at times.

This one is one of my favourites because it contains some of my favorite fruits and a little bit of cereal.

This is what you need:

200ml/ 6.7 oz of milk

a hand full of mixed frozen berries ( I used raspberries and blackberries)

one banana

a handful of your favorite cereal

3 tablespoons of plain yoghurt

I know these measurements aren’t all that great but I don’t have a real recipe. I just sort of throw in a bit of everything and blend it all up.

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Add it all together and then blend until done. You don’t have to use frozen berries but if you do it’s really cold and refreshing.

It’s so easy and so yummy!

Happy midweek!

– xxSophie

 

How to: Easy Chinese Fried Noodles Recipe

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Fried Asian Noodles are very popular right now. Especially among young people, because most of them either attend college or just started working and don’t have much time or just don’t feel like cooking when they do. You can buy this Asian dish almost everywhere or you get the instant food version. But have you ever tried making them yourself? It’s really easy and the best thing is that you can decide what to add to them. Maybe you prefer chicken or broccoli or you’d rather go for a vegetarian version with eggs and carrots? If you make them yourself it’s all up to you. I’m a college student myself with little time and the last thing I feel like doing after a long day of classes is cooking but then again I don’t want to just live off of microwave food. So what I do is I cook on a day, where I have more time and I just make more so that I have enough food for 2 days. This way I only have to cook every 2nd day and I actually eat real vegetables and stuff that’s somewhat healthy.

So here’s how to make yummy Asian noodles in just a few easy steps:

photo 1This is all you need for my favorite version. Some noodles, carrots, green onions, eggs and some sprouts. Of course you can switch up the ingredients and use whatever vegetables you prefer or substitute the eggs with chicken.

1.  Boil water and cook noodles for about 3-4 minutes.

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2. While waiting for the noodles wash and cut up the veggies.

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3. When noodles are done start frying them in a pan with just a little bit of oil.

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4. If you want to add a little bit of flavour and you like the sweet Asian taste add some honey.

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5. Now pour 4 eggs into a bowl and add milk. Mix thoroughly until it looks like this.

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6.  Now add eggs and veggies to the noodles.

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Let it all fry for a few minutes and voilà you’re done!

It takes about 20 minutes and it’s so easy and so good. Perfect for any college student.

Good luck trying!

XX