Jumpstart Your Week With This Grasshopper Smoothie
Food Photographer, Stylist, Art Director & Author of Einfach Natürlich Backen
How has food impacted your life/health?
Healthy food has a huge impact on my well-being. If I don’t eat fresh fruit and vegetables and drink too little water, I feel uncomfortable and tired. With a healthy and balanced diet I'm just fitter and much more efficient.
What ingredients do you think are underused at home when we cook?
I think we cook with too many ordinary ingredients that supermarkets offer us. Nature offers a rich cornucopia variety and it’s fun to discover them on Farmer’s market or to plant them. Root vegetables such as colorful carrots and beet or pumpkin are absolutely underused.
Grasshopper Smoothie Recipe
(No grasshoppers were harmed in the making of this beverage)
2 handful of organic spinach leaves, washed
½ avocado, peeled and pitted
50 g cucumber, peeled
½ green apple or green pear
80 g Galia melon, peeled and pitted
1 kiwi, peeled
50 g green seedless grapes, washed
Juice of ½ lime
3 thin ginger slices
6 mint leaves
150 ml unsweetened almond milk or coconut water
4 ice cubes
Depending on your taste - some maple or date syrup for sweetening
Add all ingredients to the blender and finely puree. To taste and add more liquid or some date syrup or acacia honey to sweeten as needed. Tip : For an extra awake kick, you can refine the smoothie with some matcha tea. For a superfood boost, you can mix some barley grass into the smoothie.