Healthy breakfast/dessert 

Hello everybody! 

What a beautiful day for a dessert right? 

But a healthy one! 

Today I made this super delicious quinoa apple pie kinda dessert, I call it apple pie bc it really tastes like that.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  4. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. 2 apples, peeled, diced
  6. 1/4 cup cut up dates
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 cups almond milk
  9. 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener ( or any other sweetener)
  10. 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking dish
  • In a small bowl, mix the uncooked quinoa with the spices. Pour into greased dish.
  • Sprinkle the apple and dates on top of the quinoa.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the almond milk and sweetener.
  • Pour the egg-and-milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir it
  • Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left.
  • And enjoy! Perfect for breakfast or dessert 
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Cashew parfait (vegan/low carb/paleo/Keto)

img_8618Hello my dears!

I am in a dessert making mood, that’s why I post dessert recipes one after the other 🙂

Today I made this heavenly parfait from 3 ingredients. It’s is super healthy, nutritious and very filling!

Pay attention to your portion sizes! One glass on this dessert is one portion! Eve if it’s a healthy dessert, if you over do it, it can be too much!

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2cups of cashew nuts
  • stevia
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1 lime juice
  • roasted nuts

Directions:

  1. Soak the cashews for 2 hrs minimum
  2. Blend the cashews in a high power mixer with the stevia and lime juice and a little bit of almond milk if needed
  3. Caramelise your preferred nuts with stevia and cinnamon
  4. When your cashew nuts became as a nice paste separate it in two
  5. mix the strawberries with one part of the cashew cream
  6. Layer your glass wit nuts, lime cashew cream, nuts, strawberry cashew cream
  7. You are done!
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Chia pudding for breakfast 

Hello my dears! Here is a fast healthy and delicious recipe for all of you who promised last night while watching the super bowl, that you start to eat healthy 😉

  
Ingredients:

  • Almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of organic chia seeds
  • Stevia
  • Vanilla extract 

Directions:

  1. Mix the vanilla extract and the stevia than slowly add the chia seeds and stir it slowly.
  2. Let it sit I. The fridge for 10-15 minutes 
  3. Decorate it with your favorite fruits and nuts

Enjoy!!!

Healthy chocolate pancake featuring Choc Shot

wpid-img_20150415_232132_wm.jpgMorning everybody!

Can you imagine a morning more perfect than a pancake like this waiting for you in the kitchen? Yeah you probably can…:)) but anyway. Today I tried out this new chocolate syrup from Sweet Freedom sent to me by Organicbaby. Thank you so much 🙂

You could never imagine that something looking so delicious could be also healthy, right? I’m telling you it is possible.

Let me tell you more about this sweet and heavenly tasting syrup.

1. It’s 100% naturalwpid-choc-shot-bottle-print-1.jpg

2. It has only 14 calories per teaspoon

3. It doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels

4. It’s suitable also for people with diabetes

5. Doesn’t contain any artificial colorant, – flavors or  preservatives

6. It is made of apples, grapes and carob

7. It can be used in many ways, like sweetening your coffee, a dip for your fruits, you can put it on you oatmeal, pancakes, ice cream, shakes, on your bread or to make a very fast hot chocolate…you name it 🙂

Now the recipe for the pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tb spoon of cinnamon
  • some strawberries or any other fruit

Mix the ingredients in a blender. Cook the pancakes in a non sticky pan. When the pancakes are ready, you start to top it with syrup and some slices of strawberries, than another pancake and so on. Decorate them with any fruit you want, and there you have it. A special breakfast in just 10 minutes.

Buon appetito! :*

Delicious healthy snacks you must try!

wpid-img_20150312_154623.jpgHello everybody!

If you are following me on Facebook, you could have noticed, some weeks ago I received a very nice present from Organic baby. They sent me some organic snack bars from a company named Organic Food Bar. Do I have to tell you they were absolutely delicious?! These bars compared to other snack bars are also organic, having only natural ingredients. I am very conscious about snack bars, because usually they are full of sugars, artificial flavors and lots of ingredients. These bars are mainly made of dried fruits, nuts and seeds.

1415969919146647403My favorite one is the Omega 3 Flex bar, the ingredients for this bar: organic almond butter, organic dates, organic bio sprouts– flax, organic raisins, organic sesame seeds and Lots of Love as they say :). I usually eat these bars after or between my workouts and aerobic classes, but it is also perfect first thing in the morning or to eat them between meals as a snack. One bar has 70 grams, they contain 16 gr of fat, 31 gr of carbs, 8 gr of fiber and 11 gr of proteins. The taste is like heaven, sweet and you can clearly feel the taste of the almonds. You will feel super satisfied for like 1-2 hours after eating just one bar. I definitely can say I’m a big fan of these bars. Instead of eating all kind of protein bars with 50 ingredients and sugars, this definitely is a win.

wpid-img_20150312_171854_2.jpgBesides my favorite bar there are other 6 other variety of bars to choose from. The cinnamon raisin bar, chocolate coconut, Belgium chocolate chip, protein bar, cranberry bar. I tasted all of them and it was really hard to choose the best one because all of them are super delicious and nutritious.

You can order them by clicking on the bars names tags.

Try them out and let me know what you think.

Have a great day everybody! :*

 

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Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Good morning my dears!

Here is a breakfast idea for you, that gives you energy, it’s loaded with nutrients and it’s super delicious.

wpid-dark_chia_sq__38560.1405434241.1280.1280.jpgThis pudding is made of chia seeds, I think you all heard about this super-food, if not, I tell you a few things about them:

1. The word “Chia” comes from the Mayan language and means strength. Chia seeds are a balanced blend of protein, carbohydrates, fats and fiber. It is said that 1 tablespoon of Chia can sustain a person for 24 hours. Athletes have reported that Chia seeds help them perform at optimal levels for much longer periods of time.

2. Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods.

3. Chia seeds are very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, they contain more Omega-3s than salmon, gram for gram.

4. They are high in antioxidants.

5. Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber, this should increase fullness, slow absorption of your food and help you automatically eat fewer calories.

6. Chia seeds can play an important role in regulating insulin levels. They can reduce insulin resistance and decrease abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood.

7. Chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. Therefore, all of the nutritional benefits of chia seeds can be obtained on a gluten-free diet.

8. They can be used as an egg re-placer, combining 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds with 3 tablespoons water for each egg you’re replacing.

And now here it is the delicious recipe

wpid-img_20141202_101959.jpgIngredients
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (coconut milk or rice milk)
1 cup plain  Greek yoghurt
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds
handful of raspberries or strawberries

Directions
In a medium bowl, gently whisk the almond milk, yoghurt, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, the vanilla until just blended. Whisk in the chia seeds. Cover and put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

Ricotta soufflé with pumpkin blossoms

IMG_20140709_115929Hello my dears!

Here is the recipe of the delicious suffle I posted some time ago on my facebook. You can make these little muffins in maximum 15 minutes. they are great for breakfast, but u can carry them with you as a healthy snack during the day.

Here is what you need:

Ingredients

  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • 2 tbs of parsley, chopped
  • pumpkin blossoms (10 – 15 pieces)
  • 100 g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 tbs of chickpea flour

Directions

1. Set the oven to 240°C/gas 8.

2. Place the ricotta and eggs into a food processor and whiz until the mixture has increased in volume.

3. Cook the pumpkin blossoms for 10 min on olive oil and a little garlic.

3. Pour into a large mixing bowl and fold in pumpkin blossoms, salt and pepper, parsley, the chickpea flour and the parmesan.

4. Pour the mixture in small muffin tin cups and then finish by sprinkling a little more parmesan on top.

5. Cook for 15 minutes, and you are done!

Have a good appetite and enjoy! :*