All posts tagged: snack

Super healthy, yummy crackers in no time

Being allergic to gluten means it is not that easy to just grab something when it´s snack time. Which might feel sligth annoying at times , yet is is a true blessing for your health as you get in to using more and more pure foods – cooking and creating from scratch. I found the base of this recipe in one of those free magazines you get at your supermarket, some months ago. As usual I did not have all the ingredients in the house as I got to test this recipe yesterday , but I did have quite some things I could supplement with. Imagine my surprise when these were not just super easy and mega fast to make, but actually tasted divine :-). Go ahead and try for yourself! Ingredients; 150 grams almond flour 70 grams seeds – I used a mix of flaxseed, pumpkinseed and sunflower seeds this time 1,5 tbspn olive oil 1 sligtly whisked egg 2 tspns of dried herbs Heat your oven to 180 degrees C. Mix all the …

Blissing out on figs

I know Instagram is flooded with pictures and recipes for “bliss balls”, but I just loooooovelovelove the word and have to admit that I have gotten pretty hooked on these truly blissfull, healthy, yummy and just wonderful little circular bullets of pure joy. Bliss balls , simply! So, here is a recipe so easy it is impossible to fail, so quick there is no way you can run to the store and get a Snickers even if the store is 10 meters away in the amount of time it takes to make these, so yummy you might consider to quit chocolate (I said “might” OK 😉 ) and so healthy you will be doing yourself nothing but good. Ready? Ingredients; 200 gr dried figs 2 tbspns coconut oil 1 dl rolled oats 2 tbspns honey Nuts Mix it all together using whatever mixer you have in house. I used a hand held mixer/blender and found it worked better if I chopped the figs in smaller pieces before starting to mix. Roll in to the shape …

The yummiest and superhealthiest goji sweets

This has become one of my favorite recipse to make when I want to bring something for a friend or just cheer myself up on a rainy day. These goji “bullets” are great as a small snack, as a sweet next to your coffee or tea or as a dessert. The original recipe I found online, when Stephanie and I were looking for inspiration for our “Yummy, Fun and Healthy Snacks” workshop this spring. Ingredients: 0,5 dl almonds 2 tblspns dried gojiberries 2 tblspns pumpkinseeds 2 tblspns berry juice (of course without sugar!) 20 gr dark choclate , 85 % Maybe 1 – 2 tspns chiliflakes Let the gojjiberries soak in the juice for about half an hour to absorb all the liquid. After that, add the almonds, gojjiberries and pumpkin seeds to a kitchen aid or a mixer and mix it until you have a smooth paste. Roll little bullets or balls from the paste. Melt the choclate au bain marine. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to cool down a bit. Then roll the bullets in …

Lentil hummus

I just love hummus. I can make it and eat it daily. It is yummy, fast, healthy and easy to make and it is a great way to make sure you get all the antioxidants and fibre you need in a day when you use it as a dip with some raw vegetables – think zucchini, different colour paprikas, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, baby corn… and more. Plus you get plenty of heart and skin healthy unsaturated fats with the nuts, seeds and / or oils you add when mixing the hummus. These also help the uptake of the fat soluble vitamins in your veg. Here´s a quick and easy way to make a lentil hummus: Ingredients: 3 dl boiled red lentils 2 tbspn  tahini (sesame paste) 2 dl cashew nuts 2 tbspn lemon juice 2 tbspn olive oil 3 tbspn water Pinch of salt If you’d like,  a clove of garlic (pressed) Run it all through your blender or use a mixer. The hummus stays fresh in your fridge for a full week. Enjoy!

Easy, healthy and gluten free muesli

I am not even sure whether to call this a recipe or not, as it is so, so easy. It is a great substitute for your breakfast cereal, it is gluten free, full of good & healthy stuff like Omega 3 fats, calcium, fibre, iron, selenium, fosfor, magnesium, Vitamins A, B, C, E & K to mention a few. And of course, it is yummy to eat, fast and easy to make. All you do is stir the following together: 3 dl pumpkin seeds 3 dl sunflower seeds 3 dl chopped hazelnuts 3 dl chopped pecannuts 3 dl crushed flaxseed and if you´d like, add some teaspoons of cinnamon. I had a few tablespoons of this mix with berries and quark this morning. If you are lactose intolerant, you can go for goat quark and if you are vegan try it with soy yoghurt or any milk substitute of your choice.

Cranberry smoothie

Here is antoher easy, fast and really nutritious smoothie. Packed to the brim with vitamins and anti oxidants to keep our immune system up now that the season of the common colds is about to hit us here in the Northern Hemisphere. I glass; 2 oranges 1 dl frozen raspberries 0,5 dl frozen cranberries Squeeze the juice out of the oranges and mix it with the frozen berries. If you would like some extra fibre, then add the orange pulp to the mix as well. Plus, to aid the uptake of the anti oxidants , of whom quite a few are fat soluble, you can eat a handful of mixed nuts or seeds with the shake or add a bit of flaxseed oil to the shake before you mix it. If you just got back from a heavy workout, of course you can add some protein powder to the mix as well. Enjoy!

Loads of snacks

Here are a load of different snack suggestions, all based on to be mixed with either cottage cheese or quark. If you are lactose intolerant then use goat quark, goat yoghurt or soy yoghurt. If you are vegan, you can use soy yoghurt for the vegan options I myself would add a few nuts and/ or some seeds to all the mixes consisting of fruit or berries for the right nutritional balance. And for the mixes without any fruit or berries I would add some dried goji or mulberries to up the antioxidant intake. • Apple and cinnamon • Apple and pear • Orange • Passion fruit and pear • Kiwi and apple • Pomegranate • Pineapple • Raspberry and Blueberries • Blueberries and bananas • Bananas and strawberries • Banana and cinnamon • Kiwi and lime • Raspberry and mango • Blueberries and cinnamon • Melon • Tuna, boiled egg, dill, finely chopped red onion • Tuna and cottage cheese on a piece of sourdough spelt bread • Finely chopped red onion and roe …

Yummy, fast and oh-so-good-for you oats & raspberry smoothie

When we keep our eyes open there are great recipes and inspiration for a yummy, fun and healthy living all around us, all the time. This one I found on the package of Oatly´s oat milk and it is just too good to only be shared with the people who are already buing oat milk. And don´t stop there – test it with other milks too, whichever you like best! 1 portion 2 dl oat milk 1 banana 3 dried apricots 2 tbspn oats 1 dl raspberries Mix the oat milk, banana and apricots in a mixer first. Then add the oats and the raspberries and mix until smooth. Sprinkle with some pumpkin seeds if you´d like or have a handful of unsalted nuts to make sure you have enough good fats to aid the uptake of the antioxidants this smoothie is packed with. Yum!

Coconut milk and mango smoothie

This smoothie originally was called a “breakfast smoothie” , but I find it a great after sports recovery smoothie as well as a heavier snack for when you are really hungry in between meals. 1 portion; 1 dl coconut milk 1 dl unsweetened applejuice 1 dl mango 2 tbspn protein powder, neutral or vanilla taste 1 banana Run the ingredients in a mixer until you have a smooth drink = smoothie 🙂 Eat a handful of Brazil nuts on the side. Feel free to add some spirulina or chlorella powder to the mix, it will change the colour, increase the healthiness and won´t mess with the taste at all. You can also sprinkle some coconutflakes on top as a yummy decoration. Original source (before amendments) of inspiration: Tidningen Fitness 10 / 2011

Wednesday smoothie (2 persons)

Another guest blog recipe from Riita. Enjoy! Basis : almond milk (0.5liters) Berries: mango, strawberries, rasperries, blueberries Fruits: half banana and 1 kiwi Nuts: pecan and walnuts (handful) Seeds: Chia and hemp (few tea spoons) Other: chlorella (few tea spoons) hemp protein powder (couple of table spoons) (sorry no pics about the Wednesday smoothie but it became green, nothing to worry, it tasted nice and it was very smooth)