Healthy Living as Hobby

 

A Day in My Life – Green Smoothie and Chewy Ricecakes

Follow me on a typical Saturday in LA where I balance my life with friends, food and me time.

My Day

I always start my day with a big glass of water as soon as I get up. Your body is dehydrated after a night’s sleep and the water will bring it to life. This morning I also added some freshly squeezed lemon juice for some extra vitamin c and it also helps to detox your body.Yoga is always part of my life, every day, but this morning I also decided to go for a run. My usual route of 5km is long enough to wake up the body and get in a good workout in a relatively short amount of time.  I prefer to run on an empty stomach but make sure I have a nice breakfast when I return, this time it was my kale and avocado smoothie. Perfect after a workout as it provides you with all the essential nutrients and fats without making you feel bloated.

The rest of the morning was spent updating my blog, doing some research, catching up with my family and snacking on rice cakes with hummus Before I knew it, it was passed lunch time and I was running late for my yoga class.

Meeting Friends

Typical evening for me is to meet my friends for a nice dinner or perhaps an evening hike. LA has so much to offer and we never run out of places to visit. Today I met up with a few friends at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House where I had stir fried rice cakes with vegetables, yum! 

Recipes

 Kale and Blueberry Smoothie

1 cup of Almond Milk
Handfull of Kale
150g of Blueberries
1 tablespoon of spirulina
few ice cubes
 
Coconut flakes (optional)

Blend it all together and serve with coconut flakes on top.

 Rice cakes with Hummus and Avocado

 1 can of Chickpeas
½ clove of Garlic (optional)
1 tbl of Tahini

½ Avocado
Cucumber
Tomatoes
Rice cakes

Mix together chickpeas, tahini and garlic until they form a smooth paste. Spread on rice crackers and top with avocado, tomatoes and cucumber.