All posts tagged: breakfast

Better than ice cream :-)

Riita is one of the most inspiring people I have met when it comes to having to change your lifestyle and nutritional patterns. Whenever she has the slightest set back, she steps back, look at what happenend and how she can use that knowledge learned for the future and make adjustments from there. She makes my life as her nutritonal coach really fun! Here she shares one of her own yummy, healthy and best ever supplements for ice cream for these hot summery days. Enjoy, and do let us know what you think! 2 boxes of frozen strawberries (AH size is around 225gr per box) 2.5dl soya yoghurt Handful of nuts (I had pecan and walnuts) Few dl of almond milk Put them all in the mixer and mix it so that it will be this thick strawberry “ice cream” type of slush. Really nice and I found it better than ice cream  I didn’t have fresh munt but I think it would do nice addition. (beautiful pink lush)

Banana, basil & strawberry smoothie

It is not often the smoothies I whip up from whatever I have at home in the mornings , to bring for my morning yoga practice, turn out as well as this one – so on the rare occasions they do I have to share them of course. This time of the year both the strawberries and the basil are really, really tasty as they are at their freshest which I think is what made the tastes stand out. Anyway, put the following in your blender; 1 banana 1,5 dl of fresh (or in off season, frozen) strawberries Basil – about 5 leaves 1 tspn flax seed oil 3 dl rice milk Swish, swoosh and enjoy! For those of you on higher protein diet of course you can add a neutral protein powder as well to the mix.

Raspberry & coconut smoothie

Here´s another great smoothie, found online with origin Fredrik Paulun. Great as a snack, an on the go breakfast, dessert or even as a welcome drink when it is nice and warm outside and you are having friends over for dinner or BBQ. Packed with antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. Enjoy! 1 serving 125 gr quark – if you are lactose intolerant use goat quark, if you are vegan, use silk tofu 1 dl coconut milk 1 dl milk – any milk you prefer 1 dl raspberries 1 large spoon pumpkin seeds

One more chocolatey smoothie

Seems we can´t get enough of these smoothies! They come out of nowhere and everywhere to be tested and tasted. Lately they all seem to have the theme of chocolate or cacao, who knows why they arrive in clusters 🙂 … Anyway, here´s another yummy & healthy smoothie – have it as a snack, after training, for breakfast…. 3 dl of almondmilk or oat milk (or any other milk you like) 1 banana 1 tbspn cacao powder / raw cacao 3 tbspn hennep protein powder a bit of vanilla 1 tbspn coconut oil (slowly heat au bain marine to get it more liquid before putting in the smoothie) Mix, serve, enjoy!

What? Chocolate breakfast!?!

A friend passed me this recipe for a breakfast smoothie and I tried it out this morning. I am really into extremely bitter and dark chocolate and even though this smoothie contains raw chocolate in it’s purest and most natural form, hence being packed with heart healthy anti oxidants and good fats, it was still a bit too sweet for me. We did pimp it up a bit by adding raspberries and chili pepper to the recipe though (thank you Ma Tri and Stephanie!). But hey, me finding this too sweet doesn’t mean I should keep this healthy, chocolate breakfast (or great smoothie for after vigorous excercise) away from you guys right? You just throw the following ingredients in your mixer, swirl it in there and sit down to enjoy! 1 banana 125 gr silk tofu 1,5 dl coconut milk 1 dl water 1 tbspn raw cacao powder handful of walnuts 1 dl raspberries pinch of chili pepper Good morning and Happy Day to you :-)!

Goodmorning shake

This morning I started the day with a somewhat modified shake compared to the original recipe in Fredrik Pauluns book “LCHQ Kokboken” , which turned out well enough to share it with the rest of you :-). Modifying recipes is not my strongest side, as my collegue and excellent cook Stephanie Mazier from a ppetit voyage definately can confirm after having had to taste some of the most horrendous mixes sometimes. That’s what friends are for right 🙂 !? Well, with this one I am hoping that at least some of those mixes will be forgotten :-). Enjoy! For one portion, use the following ingredients, throw them in the blender and drink up; 1 dl + quark, goat quark for the lactose intolerant among us 2 dl oat milk 1 dl raspberries (frozen, thawed, fresh, whatever you like best and have available) Some basil leaves 1/2 avocado Even though this was a breakfast smoothie today, of course it can also be enjoyed as a snack anytime as well as a recovery shake after training. Plus …

Runner’s shake

Sometimes, or actually if I am totally honest, most of the time, I very spontaneously jump into things and projects without real consideration, just because they sound fun, positive, challenging and / or are really helping somebody else out. Signing me and my husband up to run the 16 km Dam tot Dam race for Dutch Charity War Child this coming September is one of those…. Now, we are only 5 weeks away from that race and whatever the training schedule dictates for that very day we just have to do. Friday was one of those days, with 30 plus centigrade degrees outside, a physiotherapy appointment scheduled in the early afternoon which prevented a cooler evening run, and the schedule said 12 km… I had a very good pre running breakfast – porridge with oats, apple, gojjiberries and soy milk plus 2 boiled eggs – and waited 2 hours before the run. Once I got back from the run, during which I downed a whole litre of water, I was extremely hungry and hoooooooooooooooooooooooot from …

The Strawberry Smoothie that fills you up

This Strawberry smoothie you can have either for breakfast those days you are in a real hurry, as your morning or afternoon snack, after your workout or whenever you choose – either way it is guaranteed to fill you up and it’s packed with both vitamins, antioxidants and protein. 1 portion Ingredients; 400 g Silk tofu 30 frozen strawberries Run the tofu and the strawberries in the mixer until it is a smooth mix. Drink and enjoy!