Did you ever watch “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ” my dear reader? You see…when I watch the series, I always pay attention to what Hilda does in her kitchen; In fact, you may agree with me that except for the witty black cat named Salem and obviously the spell-casting teenage girl Sabrina, she is probably the most positive character in the show who delivers laughter, nice awkwardness and fair dosage of emotions to the rather dark world of witchcraft. For example, in one episode you can find her preparing a love or a healing potion while in the other she makes more sinister recipes such as cookies with arsenic and almonds or a mysterious green potion in a glass jar.
If you watch the series long enough…you can come to a the conclusion just like me – that she is the true ruler of the house and especially the kitchen area – where like a good mistress she makes sure that her loved ones never ran out of a full meal and magical protection.
Just like Hilda, I and countless other women like to declare the kitchen within the house to be our own private space, a restricted area 51 whereupon entering while cooking a strict border control is enabled where nothing can be touched, moved or transported without our knowledge. Any organized attempt at family cooking effort must be coordinated by the mistress of the house and scared fear for those who think otherwise.
For you see…
It’s the kitchen area in the house where all the magic happens! All the brewing and cooking, all the cutting and pasturing, all the mixing and preserving…all the magic of creation that keeps the house warm, fresh and tasty is located in that very space you simply consider the kitchen. Since every loving woman wants to take care of her loved ones…can’t you see why we are so touchy about this particular space? That’s right…well now you know!
Coming back to our series…I wonder if anyone noticed what was it that Hilda was preparing every morning for Sabrina just before her 16th birthday? Well … it was something that was supposed to clean the temple of bod, as picturesque Zelda described.
The ingredients were quite common really: milk, eggs, rosemary, agrimony, a cupful of vanilla, a pinch of John the Conqueror root, tannis and other herbs from the garden’’, as quoted from the original show.
To put it simply, Hilda was preparing a witch’s cleansing smoothie, i.e. a cocktail that contains plants that help cleanse the body of toxins. Personally, I love green cocktails and I drink them whenever I can, especially in winter and early spring. Winter is the time when our body needs more calories but due to the weather, our menu contains much less fresh vegetables and fruits. We also drink much less water, because it’s not so hot. All these conditions promote a likely disposition of harmful substances in adipose tissue and the formation of deposits in the intestines. Drinking a green cocktail is a simple and healthy way to detox your body. It is worth using seasonal vegetables and fruits because they provide the most valuable nutrients.
For example, they allow the body to provide the right dose of vitamins and microelements, thanks to which the digestive process is more efficient. But in enough of the science, I am sure you have heard plenty of all the cleansing effects, the antioxidants, and the like…that contribute to efficient detoxification of the body and eliminate the so-called free radicals. Diversity, which supports the whole process, is important in the cocktail diet. Smoothies can really improve the complexion and hair condition, strengthen vitality and supplement vitamin deficiencies. In a nutshell – you will be more beautiful and flourish.
So let’s get down to our new recipe:
A handful of spinach – this is our healthy green base, spinach contains beta-carotene, vitamin C and antioxidants. In addition, spinach is rich in potassium, folic acid and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and iron.
1 large juicy mango – is a source of antioxidants and a wealth of fiber, slowing down the aging process, normalizing blood sugar levels and increasing the absorption of iron from spinach and nettle.
1 apple – It doesn’t have to be „malum malus”;), the apple contains insoluble fiber, which supports bowel movements, and soluble – absorbing and accelerating the excretion of toxins.
1/2 teaspoon of spirulina – as a „superfood” it has many valuable properties, including cleansing and immunizing, and is a great solution to give yourself energy and strengthening. It is a vitamin bomb that removes heavy metals from the body and provides proteins
2 centimeters of lemongrass rhizome – brightening the mind, improving concentration and giving a refreshing lemon aroma.
2 teaspoons of dandelion syrup – it is mainly used to relieve cough, but dandelion honey also cleanses the body of toxins and exhibits antiatherosclerotic (I know one word right, try to pronounce it!) That’s all, making dandelion one of the most versatile medicinal herbs. In addition, ten honey is amazingly delicious and additionally enriches the cocktail with taste. Be sure to see my recipe for this golden potion here.
5 nettle leaves, or a bag of nettle tea – Nettle tea is thought to naturally cleanse the body. It is also used for arthritis, hormonal disorders and anemia, helps get rid of excess water from the body, facilitates returning to proper weight.
5 teaspoons of aloe juice – can also be a pulp straight from the plant. It is an effective way to detox the body. It is recommended for people with digestive and skin problems, it also supports your immunity to viruses and has a positive effect on metabolism and digestive processes.
2 glasses of water
Finally the preparation process:
Put nettle and lemongrass into a cup and pour boiling water for a minute. Strain and leave the essence to cool.
Put all ingredients into the blender cup and mix thoroughly and voliá!
Simple delicious and healthy 🙂
(Cat photos made by Asia)
Be sure to let me know if you dared to try this recipe.
Also, let me know if you would like to see more posts about other smoothie recipes?
What are your favorite smoothie flavors?
And finally…do you like the new version of Sabrina’s adventures?