Happy New Year everyone! Did you have a great time over the holidays? Did you? Did you? Are you excited about the new year and all the opportunities that lie ahead? Well, are you? I sure am. 2014 was quite a ride for me, full of incredible experiences, disappointments, big changes, ups and downs, things I never tried before and never thought I would. All in all, I would not want to change a thing. I was joyful, sad, pushed my limits, learned and grew and learned and grew some more.
I’m not one to make resolutions or lists at the beginning of a new year. I love lists so much that I make them all the time throughout the year, whenever the mood strikes and my desk is full of them. I even make lists about prioritizing the lists! What I do know and want from 2015 is more. More of everything. More love, more experiences, more limits shattered, more cooking, more health, more peace. Ok, definitely not more sadness if I can help it, just more life. For me, my family, dear friends, for you and you know, everyone else sharing the same planet. I want to make 2015 happen, rather than to have it happen for me if it makes any sense.
How I’m planning to achieve this? Well, there’s a list of course, but all in all, my plan is to stop focusing so much on the future or the past, and live in the present a little bit more. No more trying to be better than who I was yesterday or trying to be the person I want to become in the future. Better to simply be the best human that I can be…today. Because today is really all we have, isn’t it.
I celebrated the new year the only way I know how: with a really great run and a really big smoothie. Nothing makes me feel more alive and more nourished than exercising and a delicious smoothie.
Thank you my beautiful readers for being here and for being amazing. Big love!!
Mango peach matcha smoothie
Serves 1 big smoothie / 2 regular
- 2 celery stalks (leaves included)
- 2 bananas
- 1 peach
- 1 mango
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup water
To layer it up:
- 1/2 tsp matcha powder
- 1/2 tsp spirulina
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds / quinoa flakes / rolled oats
- optional toppings: blueberry lollies, pomegranate gems
- Add the base ingredients to a blender and whiz until smooth.
- Pour half the smoothie into one or two jars.
- Add the matcha and spirulina to the remaining smoothie in the blender and process for a few seconds.
- Gently sprinkle the hemp/quinoa/oats onto the first layer of the smoothie then pour the second layer.
- Best enjoyed right away with toppings of choice.