Green breakfast : smoothie and matcha oatmeal

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It’s time for another breakfast recipe and this time it’s two verrrry green ones! Don’t let the looks deceive you though: they are actually very tasty.

I love smoothies for breakfast because it makes me feel like I am ready to take on the day with all those extra vitamins. No matter what happens next! And we all know how much I love oatmeal 😉 This matcha version is great for waking up!

Gym time

I go to the gym around 3 times a week now depending on how busy I am with other things. I don’t do this because I want to be a fitgirl! I could never live the lifestyle they have, or at least appear to have on Instagram. However, I’m so crazy about food I sort of need to compensate!

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Of course I am, like most girls my age, insecure about the way I look. So that possibly drives me to work out more than I’d like to admit. But I want to convince myself to go to the gym because I want to, because it makes me feel better, and not because I “have to”. You know what I mean?

Today I actually forced myself into the weights area to lift some dumbbells… Boy did I feel out of place! All these buff guys and then there’s me, little girl, lifting those tiny weights… HAHA! But who cares right? (I know I do) I have every right to be there lifting those tiny weights as they have to be there lifting those 10 times heavier weights. Who cares.

I posted this picture on Instagram a while ago, and figured people liked green oatmeal… So I decided to share the recipe 🙂

The boyfriend bought me those cute jars, one for smoothies and one for random things, to celebrate my 200 followers on Instagram. I get so happy from just looking at it! I’m a sucker for cute jars and anything that belongs in the kitchen.

I already opened the presents before he could say “surprise!” I love celebrating little things so errrm. That’s my excuse. And I love presents. Anyway, that stupid fear of failure makes me focus more on what still needs to be done instead of the things I achieved. It sort of helps when someone makes me take the time to celebrate how far I’ve come.

This is more a metaphor for the rest of my life of course. 200 Instagram followers doesn’t seem like much, does it? But for me it’s an achievement as I work really hard to get this blog out there 🙂

Green breakfast smoothie

Mmmkay, so it’s time for me to share the green breakfast recipes. I’ll start with the smoothie!

I added the flax seeds because they are a great source of protein and fibre; I myself have noticed that it’s extremely helpful in the digestive system. Blood oranges are seasonal and very delicious, so I use them whenever I can!

Green breakfast smoothie
Serves 2
A healthy yet tasty way to start your day and get your vitamins.
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Kale, 2 cups
  2. Spinach, 1 cup
  3. Ginger, a piece of 2x2x1 cm
  4. Blood orange, 3 pieces juiced
  5. Lemon juice, a spoonful
  6. Water, 1 cup
  7. Broken flax seeds, 2 spoonfuls
  8. Optional: 1 orange + 1 plum or any leftover fruit
Instructions
  1. Toss everything in a blender and let it mix for a few minutes.
  2. Pour in a glass and enjoy!
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Matcha oatmeal

I love my oatmeal in the morning because it provides me with energy and I’m not hungry for a couple of hours.
The matcha I used adds quite a lot of health benefits as well: matcha prevents disease, enhances the mood and concentrations, boosts metabolism and calms the mind and body. There are many more health benefits, but I highlighted the most important ones in my opinion.

Matcha oatmeal
Serves 1
A delicious way to wake up and get energized.
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Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. Matcha powder, 2 teaspoons
  2. Oatmeal, 6 spoonfuls
  3. Milk, 8 spoonfuls
  4. Water, 2 spoonfuls
Instructions
  1. Mix the matcha powder with the water. Try to get rid of all the lumps.
  2. Add the oatmeal and the milk. Stir.
  3. Put this in the microwave for 1.5-2 minutes.
  4. Done!
I like to eat my matcha oatmeal with for example:
  1. Nuts
  2. Coconut flakes
  3. Flax seeds
  4. Honey
  5. Dried fruit
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Yess, another blog post providing breakfast inspiration! What’s your favourite breakfast?
XO, Viv

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4 thoughts on “Green breakfast : smoothie and matcha oatmeal

  1. Your post made me LOL! (“I could never live the lifestyle they have, or at least appear to have on Instagram”). Yeah I know a few of those people. I try (very hard) to work out too (especially now that I’m into food blogging – gotta burn those calories somehow!) so I hear you! I will try your very green matcha oatmeal.

    1. Ohh I know, maybe I’m just a bit jealous of them staying so skinny! But hey, I love good food more so I’ve made my choice.

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