papaya-ginger smoothie bowl, fighting a cold
Is it weird craving something cold while feeling the flue coming?
today was such a day. I felt horrible the whole day and all I wanted to eat was vitamin loaded fruit.
Smoothie bowls are so convenient, you can pre make them and store them in the freezer. all you have to do in the morning is to let the mixture thaw for a bit (obviously always depending on the climate situation where you live).
I mostly get papaya when they are on sale at the grocery store (because they are pretty expensive here in Switzerland). So it's actually not too often that I get papaya for myself and I always appreciate it a lot and cherish papaya as a "treat" for myself. I even by them when on discount (because of bruises) and freeze the papaya (cut in chunks).
I know, this is maybe not the most seasonal breakfast bowl right now, and I do feel a little guilty at some point when using too much exotic fruit. Trying to balance it out with plenty of Swiss apples and carrots.. And, I really hope that I will be brave enough, one day, to challenge myself for a fast when it comes to food from out of country.
Let's face it: we pretend to be starry-eyed idealist with our net bags but then on the other hand side we eat tons of avocado, pineapple, mango, salmon, algae, soy aaaaaand so on.
yep, me included!
Public commitment: I try, because I cannot promise that I can renounce completely, will give my very best to mostly buy regional and seasonal food and as much as I can from farmers on the market.
Ok, another side note: I bought cilantro on the farmers market and in the end she told me that it's from M E X I C O (I really thought they grew it in their greenhouse, which some of the farmers do). I then was about to give it back (I was really really really embarrassed by myself, how can I go to the farmers market & want to buy from the source and then end up like this)?
Some guidelines which help me buy less out of country products:
- I only buy Swiss cheese (for my husband, because I resist on dairy at the moment)
- I get meat (for my husband) from my parents farm (It's more expensive, but you can definitely taste the difference - no hormones, no pesticides, nothing just grass fed & free range)
- I get organic Swiss milk
- Swiss sweet potatoes
- Swiss oats
- no soy!
- I buy Swiss vegetables whenever possible (means: no tomatoes during winter time)
- when vegetables from another country: organic ones!
- I froze strawberries & rhubarb when they were in season (flavour bomb)
- It's about change: apples & carrots are actually so versatile.
Any other things, which help you??
let's head over to the recipe ;) ah and I was out of my favourite granola from THE TINY FACTORY - which is a sad story, because if you ever had it, you will understand. So I had to bake my own again and remembered how I started my blog 4,5 years ago.. will be sharing the recipe in my next post, and some coconut flour health benefits.
Papaya Ginger Smoothie Bowl
(Serving size: 2)
- 1/2 cup frozen papaya chunks
- 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 medium size cooked sweet potato (substitute: 1 banana)
- 1/2 avocado
- fresh ginger (peeled), as much as you like
- 1/2 cup plant based milk (I used oat milk this time)
- a bit of water if needed
- granola, hemp seeds, fresh fruit
add everything to your blender and blend until creamy. Don't blend the mixture for too long since you don't want it to be too runny. Top it with your favourite things.