Sun Salutation Sumie (Smoothie + Juice = Sumie)

Posted by: on Jan 18, 2014 | 26 Comments

Sun Salutation "Sumie" - Vitamin C kick at www.Earthsprout.com

Let´s talk addictions, you in?
No, not the regular stuff like sugar. Or Dairy. Or boose. Not even chocolate or shopping.

Let’s talk about Instagram. I feel so darn silly for saying it but I am an Instagram addict – which is why I decided to dig a little deeper and think about the why, for real. What is it that draws me to it? What is it that makes my thumb itch to slide across my Iphone screen to unlock it and then open the beige icon that sort of looks like a camera?

I got real serious (even though I smile while writing this) and completely outlined what it is I seem to get from scrolling, sharing, drooling, smiling and most of all loving the itty bitty pictures on my electronic device. Curiously enough, once I got down to the core of it all it sort of looked like the visions I carry for Earthsprout and my own life. I know, heavy stuff for discussing social media.

What I found? I thrive in a creative, sharing and beautiful atmosphere and wherever and whenever I find it, I lit up. With Instagram, I notice how those very powerful aspects combine. People that in a beautiful way truly share from a loving and inspired heart space what they have seen or made or learned, stir up something deep within. Something real and something that is greatly missed today. Close community connecting. The honest sharing and exchanging to bring forth good.  Inspired togetherness. That’s it. 

How the heck I can get so deep talking about Instagram? But if I am obsessed, better find it’s roots so that I can be nuttily in love in a good way. But honestly, togetherness seems to be my word for 2014. What’s yours?

Sun Salutation "Sumie" - Vitamin C kick at www.Earthsprout.com

Fun & Fabulous Facts

I went all in this week and even invented a word for combining a juice and a smoothie (although I know doing just that is not something very new. I just have way to much fun playing with words). May I introduce the ‘Sumie’ and in this specific case, The Sun Salutation Sumie.

I don’t know about you but I am craving sunshine these days. January in the south of Sweden can be enormously pretty and I love winter a lot but (major but) there is no snow around to light up the otherwise grey landscape and when the sun shows itself my entire being uncurl to soak up as much of it’s warm goodness as possible. When the sun isn’t around I turn to citrus fruits, celebrate the light in them and hope the sun hear my prayers and decide to grace us with more frequent visits (hence the name Sun Salutation Sumie if that wasn’t already very obvious).

So if I say citrus fruits you say… Vitamin C, right? Connecting those two is something we’ve done for a very long time and rightly so (then came broccoli and sea-buckthorn and messed it all up, but that’s another story). The Vitamin C, readily available for us in citrus fruits is a much discussed Vitamin and there is a lot of controversy around it. Some scientists say upping our intake of Vitamin C could solve almost all serious health issues and some still limit it to being rather good for preventing colds. Although it’s something very obvious I want to talk a bit about just those immune boosting factors today. Did you know that if we and our bodies are under a lot of stress we use more Vitamin C and can easily get depleted? Vitamin C support the adrenal hormones that help us cope with stress and invisible inflammation (which in my mind is one and the same). So stressing about maybe getting the flu might not be a very good idea. What Vitamin C does in our gorgeous bod is stimulating the immune system and together with it’s antioxidant function thus helping to prevent and treat both infections and other diseases.  By ”it’s antioxidant function” I mean that the C Vitamin actually help prevent oxidation of molecules that when oxidizing could otherwise create a bounty of free radicals which in turn can harm our cells and lead to disease. So load up on your Vitamin C, people! (Preferably in the form of this Sun Salutation Sumie). Also, I do encourage you to read up on this superhero Vitamin as I’ve only scratched the surface of it’s powers today and I’m telling you, it’s rather fascinating.

..and do you like both feeling and looking great? Vitamin C supports the maintenance and formation of collagen in our skin (can you say smooth and soft?) and help woulds heal, blood vessels stay healthy and all tissues flexible.

Sun Salutation "Sumie" - Vitamin C kick at www.Earthsprout.com

Sun Salutation Sumie

If a Smoothie and a Juice had a love child it’s name would be Sumi. I love juicing gorgeous veggies then blending it up with superfoods and something to make it a bit thicker and milkshake-like. This Sumi meet my cravings for a sunny and very satisfying drink in the midst of winter. The turmeric, ginger and grapefruit explodes in my mouth while banana, vanilla and juicy oranges sweetens things up. Flavor fest!

2 large drinks

For the juice
2 blood oranges
2 oranges
1 red grapefruit
1 lemon
3 kumquats
1-2 knobs of ginger
2 fresh turmeric ‘fingers’

Blend it up with
1 banana, peeled & frozen is divine
a pinch of pure ground vanilla
3 tbsp hemp hearts
10 sprouted almonds, peeled

For extra Vitamin C kick add
1 tsp rose hip powder
1/2 tsp camu camu

1. Peel citrus fruits and scrape off peel of ginger and turmeric with a spoon, cut up in smaller chunks and run through the juicer. Don’t forget to taste this juice alone – it would wake up any zombie. Promise.
2. Add juice to a blender with banana, vanilla, almonds and hemp hearts (and optional extra superfood boosts). Blend until smooth and frothy.
3. Serve!

 

Sun Salutation "Sumie" - Vitamin C kick at www.Earthsprout.com

So if ‘Togetherness’ is the main focus for 2014 and inspired sharing and learning certainly is a big part of that then let me ask you this:

What do you wish to see (or see more of) on Earthsprout this year? If you had a moment to pick my brain and soul what would you want to know? Tell me in the comments below asap so we can make great things together. It’s all I wish for!

Oh, and come share the rest of the Sun Salutation Sumi waiting in the fridge with me and Fabian (and Caspian, although indirect).

°°Elenore°°

 

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26 Comments

  1. Chelsea
    19 januari, 2014

    This looks so wonderful! I’ve been citrus crazed for the last couple of weeks. And I too am an instagram addict, but I am amazed at the supportive community of people I’ve found there.
    As far as what I’d love to see more of this year… I’m not too sure. I love everything you do and just want to sit back and see what comes. Sorry that’s not too helpful, but I trust you so much to surprise me that I honestly don’t know what to suggest. Thanks for doing what you do, babe!
    C

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  2. Dor
    19 januari, 2014

    This looks divine! Should I get a cuppa from it right now with you…
    I am looking at your page and your pictures every time I turn the computer on! For me your (and some other peoples) photos also mean inspiration, beauty and love! And sharing is big! I love everything you put on Earthsprout, so I can not write you what to write about! Just stay Yourself! We are all different, and so it has to be! (I myself is not on Instagram yet, because I wasn’t keen on putting even a tiny bit of myself out to the internet until nowadays; but now it is changing, as for example I began to write comments, entered to giveaways, and even began an e-course – and anyway these are soo good things to take part in!)

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      Thank you for taking part, Dor <3 <3 <3 It’s all love in that which you share meaning it will amplify and grow bigger and bigger!
      I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here in this family! Thank you for speaking your words!

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  3. Anna
    19 januari, 2014

    Hey :-) First of all i also want to thank you for your inspiration and always very delicious and great looking recepies!!!

    For me – who lately is also a little bit addicted to instagram – you are one of the people i am aaaallways happy to follow. The little pictures of healthy food make me really happy. So please stay addicted!!!

    My word for 2014 is ”thankful”. I really want to try to be more thankful for everyday things in life. So i use instagram also for a little project in 2014 – i am trying to post every day one thing i am really thankful for (#onethingtobethankfulfor). I truely hope this helps to focus the good things life provides for us/me.

    I would apreciate it, if you could post something about vegetarian noutrition during pregnancy – therefore i found out that i am pregnant and know thinking about what to eat.

    Hugs far away from Germany! A.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      Oh my goodness Anna – CONGRATULATIONS!

      Thank you so much for keeping the Earthsprouty love with you and being a part of this lil family that we all are (Hey Togetherness!)

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  4. The Vegan Cookie Fairy
    19 januari, 2014

    What a gorgeous recipe!

    I don’t have Instagram because I have a silly BlackBerry (but only 4.5 more months on this contract and then I’m getting an iPhone, baby!) but I wish I did! Is it crazy that I want to be one those people Instagramming photos of yoga, vegan food, home-knitted hats and my cat? I guess pretty much for the same reasons you stated above. It bears thinking about it. I haven’t coined a word for 2014 yet; i just know that I want love to direct my thoughts and actions this year.

    I love your blog because it’s such a source of inspiration – my first thought would be ‘Don’t change a thing!’ :) Just keep doing what you do, being who you are. That’s what I love most about your blog. (That, and your photos are freakin’ amazing.)

    Much love and cookies,
    xoxo

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      If love directs your thoughs and actions this year then you’ll be on the right track ;)

      Thank you so much fairy darling!

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  5. Shanna
    19 januari, 2014

    Mmmm-mm! Sounds so lovely! I love the word, the colours… well just the whole post! I too find myself loving the connection that comes hand in hand with Instagram. Being able to keep in touch, not just through a blog post but with pictures about someone’s daily life. It’s perfect. I agree addictive, but hey! If it’s spurring connection and creativity – maybe that’s worth it!
    I will certainly be opting for a citrusy Sumie this week – no doubt about that xo

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      .. I agree-so worth it! <3 <3 So much love in those little moments that we share there (Togetherness for sure!)

      How did you like the Sumie, babe? Lotsalove

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  6. Pink Peppercorn and Paprika
    19 januari, 2014

    I love how you even out the lack of sun in the winter with extra doses of citrus! The perfect, natural way to balance out the season. Go Sumie’s!

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  7. Elle
    19 januari, 2014

    I love that instagram seems to push people to find the beauty in the small, everyday things around them. I love that people are taking the time to stop and admire their morning cup of something warm and delicous or a gorgeous flower before they walk into work. I think it’s a great tool for cultivating gratitude and simplicity (my buzzwords this year!).
    Oh, and just looking at this drink is like a ray of sunshine. Many thanks.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      That’s so true! It can definitely make beauty more visible! Gratiutude Galore!

      Thank you Elle!

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  8. Caroline
    20 januari, 2014

    Looove the sun salutation sumi!! I will give it a try soon. Do you know another thing that makes a juice into a delicious smoothie? Khaki or persimmon! I put one through the juicer just together with carrots, apple, orange etc and out came a soft velvety thing. amazing!

    I also love you 2014 word and I admire your way to bring us all closer together!! That’s why I’m an instagram addict too… But because I’m really addicted (like every time I have my phone in my hand I click on the thing) I started to regulate it better… so no instagram in bed anymore (means mornings and evenings) and now I feel a lot better and can really enjoy my time on there.

    You’re one of my absolute favorites!!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      Good thinking Caroline <3 The bed ought to be a sacred Instagram-free zone;) A Zen Den!

      I love the juiced persimmon idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Sofia
    20 januari, 2014

    Hi!
    looks amazing, i’ll try it today!
    you always inspire me to be in the kitchen and cook with love :-)

    Thank you

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      .. that’s all I want! Oh, that makes me so happy! Kitchens, love, food and inspiration for everyone <3

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  10. Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul
    21 januari, 2014

    Oh girl! I’m addicted to IG too. Your reasoning makes so much sense. It’s partly the same for me. The connection is so great. Then there are the celebrities whose IG accounts I can’t get enough of….

    Vitamin C is my BFF! I take liquid C everyday, and eat a terrific diet. I’m often stressed but I feel like vita C helps combat the affects of it. I never get sick, and since starting the supplement my skin is clearer than it’s ever been!

    Oh, and that Sumie. DIVINE!!

    xo, Jenné

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      ..Haha! You make me smile, lady! I know there are those ”silly” followings too but I hear ya – so much connection and inspiration!
      Interesting to hear you take liquid C as I’ve been thinking about that lots lately. Which brand to you use or suggest?

      Hope you’ll like the Sumie! Make it, tag it and let me seeeee (on Instagram;) tehe..

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  11. Jo
    21 januari, 2014

    Wow! This ‘Sumie’ looks and sounds amazing.. I have a delivery of blood oranges arriving tomorrow so will defiantly be trying this out!

    I feel that instagram has created some truly amazing connections for me and motivates and inspires me everyday to share what I love and remember to see the beauty all around me. I look at it like a daily diary of what I am doing and as a gratitude journal, documenting the good in my life and sharing it with others! As social media goes, I think it’s a really positive tool for sharing, bonding and growing.. yes togetherness sums it up perfectly and your account is by far one of my favourites. Thank you Elenore!

    As for what I’d like to see here this year,well I agree that what ever you share is always sure genius and I always look forward to your posts, but what I would be so excited to hear more about (when the time comes and if you felt like sharing it) is some of Caspians first foods and eventually, recipes ( I have some of my own that I have come up with for Fern but it’s always great to hear what other mummas do!) Also, any of your thoughts on pregnancy, birth and postpartum and the foods that you had on hand at each stage would be great! Being a new mum too, it’s always a joy to hear what tricks other like-minded mummas have when it comes to staying nourished and satisfied.

    One last note.. I just wanted to say that your photography is simply beautiful and just gets better in every post! Honestly, your photos have always been amazing but they just keep getting better and better. You inspire me to get out my camera and get to know it better each day!

    Ooh I wish I could enjoy that Sumie from the fridge with you! I’ll be making our own soon (and posting it on IG no doubt ; )

    Jo xx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      ..and yours is one of my absolute favorites!

      Thank you so much for your suggestions and ideas, jo! Posts like that are in the works but definitely takes more time to create then ”regular” ones.. Oh my goodness.. Why thanks a million – All the work with the app gave me a hell of a lot of practice and I just want to learn more and more and more about photography (or essentially capturing truth, beauty and natures raw’ness that can deeply touch inspire)

      <3

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  12. Linn
    22 januari, 2014

    This looks absolutely amazing! Bright colour and Vitamin C is certainly needed this time of year :) Both to boost mood and for immunity.

    I hold my hand up and join the crowed, I’m an Instagram addict too. It is by far my favourite social media. It really is a friendly community with so much love & beauty being shared. It all simply blows me away, every day. I’m blessed to be part of it :)
    My word(s) for 2014 is Positivity, Patience & Persistence.

    Thanks for all you do and the beauty & love you put out into the Universe. I look forward to see what else is in store for Earthsprout!
    /Linn

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    • ElenoreEarth
      27 januari, 2014

      Oh thank you dearest Linn! .. +I love hanging out with you and the other fab Instagram crowd too – there really is so much love and support!
      Have a blessed week, darling!

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  13. Tamara
    29 januari, 2014

    hey, this looks so delish. :) is there anything i could substitute kumquats for? they are nowhere to be found… thanks.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      30 januari, 2014

      You can absolutely omit them <3 Maybe add half a lime instead! Good luck lady!

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  14. Chloe
    2 februari, 2014

    I am so grateful for your blog post.Really thank you! Fantastic.

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  15. eme
    15 februari, 2014

    made this for breakfast for my valentine, who was home sick with a cold…. minus a few specialty ingredients, it was still amazing! we felt healthier immediately.

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