Banana shake

Banana, ooh na na… Sorry, I just can’t get that song out of my head! Here is my banana shake recipe that only requires 3 ingredients!

– 2 bananas
– 0.5 l milk
– 2 teaspoons of honey

What to do next?
Cut the bananas into 1 cm pieces, than put everything in the blender. Told you it’s super easy!

Why is this banana shake great?
– since bananas contains a lot of calories compared to other fruit, it is a great choice for a healthy breakfast that will last for hours
– it only contains 3 ingredients, all of which are healthy
– it’s a great substitution for eating sweets

Household remedies for a cold

Don’t worry, mummy, I’m not ill, I just want to pass on the knowledge I acquired all these years!

Although the weather was getting better and better the last couple of weeks, it was snowing again in my town and it became kind of frosty. It didn’t care that I wanted to put away my boots, but breathed ice into my face and went away laughing… I’m not going to give up the fight now, I wear warm clothes and do some of these things as prophylaxis.

First of all, it’s important to drink a lot while being ill to stay hydrated. Warm (but not too hot!) tea is the best solution.
There’s no need to add sugar to it (you probably won’t be able to taste anything anyway!), but if you really want to something, that should be honey. Honey alone is also a great idea. It’s viscosity is so high that it cleans the throat well.
Citrus fruit are full of vitamin C, so have as much as possible of orange or lemon. I usually put a juice of half a lemon into 0,5 l water, it’s very refreshing. Or you can try mixing the same amount with 2 teaspoons of honey together.
There is a vegetable that contains even more vitamin C, and that is paprika! This is actually how Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian Noble-Prize winner discovered vitamin C in the first place.
Another secret remedy I learned from my grandmother is garlic! Reprobates and the desperate can try mixing it with with lemon and honey.
And finally, chicken soup can also come handy in time of need. Even when you lack appetite. Try adding pepper as well, because they cause warmth in your throat.

Smoothies for president!

In the last couple of years I’ve became very fond of these super yummi and healthy drinks. Although I’m making them quite often at home, smoothie heaven can be found at Mercato La Boqueria in Barcelona. Coconut, mint, watermelon are just few of the flavours I tried. They were very refreshing in hot summer days and I hope I’ll come back someday for more.

Here is my personal favourite (and super easy) smoothie recipe:

– 1 apple
– 1 orange
– a handful of red berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
– juice of half a lemon
– 2 dl water or some ice cubes if it’s summer

What to do next?
Wash and peel all the ingredients, and cut them into 2-3 cm peaces. Then put all of them into a blender and mix them for 30 seconds.
Yep, and that is all! Amazing, isn’t it?

Why are smoothies great?
– they are made of natural ingedrients, that means they are rich of antioxidants, vitamins and fibers
– you don’t need sugar or honey to make it sweeter
– they are great if you want to lose weight, train or just want to lead a healthy life
– lactose intolerant people can drink them as well unlike shakes
– it’s easier to drink this amount of fruit or vegetables than eating them separately

Super healthy and yummi garnish recipe

What you will need?
– 0.5 kg of potatoes/carrots/turnips/beetroots/sweet potatoes
– 1 coffee-spoon of salt
– 1 coffee-spoon of pepper
– 1 tablespoon of oil

How can you prepare it?
Prepare your oven for 200 degrees.
After cleaning and peeling all the vegetables, take a large bowl and put the salt, the pepper, the oil and the vegetables in it. Mix them well together.
Take a large frying pan and put baking parchment into it.
Roast it for 40 minutes. For checking out its readiness, stick a toothpick into the vegetables.

Why is it great?
You only need 4 ingredients and it is super easy to make.
It’s much healthier than real French fries.