Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday brunch

Sunday is my only free day so I usually like to sleep late and make an effort when preparing breakfast (which is usually eaten at a more lunch-like hour). This week I discovered a great new recipe blog, and the pancake recipe is from there. Today's brunch consisted of pancakes with chocolate sauce, organic berries and maple syrup. It was all a little sweet for my usual taste, but hey it's Sunday.

Banana & peanut butter pancakes (for 1)

1 very ripe banana
1 egg
a tiny amount of baking soda
1 tbsp peanut butter
a little salt

1. Put the oven on 200°C.
2. Mash the banana until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
3. Pour the dough into 4 pancakes on a baking tray with baking paper.
4. Bake for 15-20 min or until golden brown.

Chocolate sauce

2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp bourbon vanilla

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and that's it. Although if the butter is very hard you might want to put the bowl in some hot water for a while to soften it.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Morning Bowl

How I start my mornings nowadays:
1 grated apple
shredded coconut
chia seeds
wheat grass powder
almond milk

Obviously you can mix this up endlessly, but this variation has been a favorite for a while now.


Friday, 25 January 2013

Quick avocado and garlic lunch

I've been sick for over a week now, but today I decided I want to eat something proper and of course easy since I'm really low on energy. I came up with a healthy mix from stuff I had at home, and it turned out delicious even if I couldn't quite taste everything.. I think this might become a lunch classic for me!

What you need (for 1 person):

Noodles or pasta, I used buckwheat noodles but you can use whichever kind
olive oil
half a small onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 avocado
alfalfa sprouts
the juice from half a lemon
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
some other healthy oil, I used camelina

1. While the noodles are boiling, cut the onion and fry quickly in olive oil.
2. cut the avocado.
3. When the noodles are done, remove the water. Put them in a bowl and add the fried onion, crushed garlic, alfalfa, salt, oil, and avocado. Mix and then sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and lemon juice.

I think this can also be eaten cold, so it's fine to prepare it in the evening and take it with you to work the next day for example.