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Dec 26, 2018

Franke: Liquid Meals – Are They The Future?

For many people, everyday working life is becoming increasingly complex and difficult to plan. This is creating an urgent need for flexible and – above all – fast food.

Fast food doesn’t even have to mean forgoing a healthy, balanced diet. Technological innovations and digitization are key drivers behind developments in time-saving food trends.

For many, liquid meals are the way of the future. It’s a simple and effective way to combine all the nutrients and minerals the body needs in one compact and healthy meal.

Some people may have issues with the idea of a future in which our “food” consists of pills, shakes and powders. But this development is not actually all that new, even if the trend has intensified in recent years. We have long been familiar with the concept of astronaut food and energy bars for athletes. The smoothie is another well-known version of this trend. With maximum efficiency, it manages to appeal to a wide audience by combining everything in one drink.

Take your health into your own hands and ensure well-balanced and nutritious meal alternatives for the benefit of your family.

Try this Cucumber Mint Cooler from Kale and Caramel.

1 ¼ cups water plus more as desired
3- inch section of cucumber with skin, sliced
½ apple sliced and deseeded
juice of one small-medium lemon
10-15 mint leaves
handful (10-12 leaves) baby kale, spinach, or greens of choice
few drops stevia or other sweetener to taste
4 cubes ice cracked

Add water, cucumber, apple slices, mint, and greens and sweetener of choice into blender, and blend on high until completely smooth. Strain through fine mesh strainer, nut milk bag, or no strainer at all (if you don’t mind a heft of pulp), and drink immediately, or chill in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You can play with this blend and up the mint, citrus, or greens as you like!

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