Thursday, March 13, 2014

Chia super seeds

While I'm waiting for my chia pudding, here are the super benefits of these tiny super seeds

- it contains calcium, manganese, phosphorous and healthy omega-3 fats
- it gives you an energy boost 
- it acts as a sleep aid
- anti-aging, of course you're never too young to start
- it controls your blood sugar
- curbs food craving
- helps with digestion and flammation 
- helps with controlling your weight
- it lowers your cholesterol 
- it prevents cancer

Again, loads of reason to buy the super uber seeds and use them in your daily food. You can eat them for example in a chia pudding, blend them in your smoothie, in your breakfast oatmeal etc etc etc etc etc.. The easiest way to eat them is to add it to everything and anything. Need inspiration? Check my other blogs :)

Where to buy? 
In most cases they sell them in biological stores or markets. Are you Dutch? Then you can buy them at "In De Tuinen" in bags of 250GR or 500GR. 

What do you need?
- 1 spoon chia seeds
- goji berries
- 1,5 cup soy milk
- honey
- 1 spoon dried coconut
- fruits like strawberries, banana, berries or what you are craving for :)

How to make? 
Mix the seeds, soy milk, honey and dried coconut in a glass. Put it in the fridge for at least one hour. (It's also possible to let it stay overnight.)

"Tik.. tak.. One hour further.."

Get the glass out, put your favorite fruits on top with goji berries and enjoy your self made double superfood pudding! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fluffy bananacakes

After seeing these pancakes over and over again, I had to try them myself. So I did... and they tasted amazing! Fluffyness combined with the sweet banana taste that melts in your mouth. 

These will take a bit more (approx. 30 min) of your time but believe me they're definitely worth it :). 

What do you need?
- 2 ripe bananas 
- 1 cup oats
- 2 spoons flax seed
- 1 cup soymilk
- 2 eggs
- fruit for example mango and/or strawberries
- honey

Cut the bananas in small pieces. Stir the banana pieces, oats, flax seed and soymilk first. Then stir the eggs separate and after that blend both mixtures together in a blender and blend everything until it's smooth. Mixing it with a mixer is also possible of course :). 

Heat a bit of olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Poor a bit of the mixture in the frying pan and bake both sides until it's golden brownish. 

Serve the pancakes while their still hot with honey and fruit. 

Tip: While baking the fluffy pancakes you can put them in the oven on 80 C. so they will stay warm until you are ready with baking them all. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Chewy oat cookies!

Full of taste, healthy and super easy to make. 

Made with just 4 ingredients: bananas, oats, mixed nuts and biological chocolate snips. 

Preheat oven at 180 C. 

Mash up 2 ripe bananas, mix this with one cup uncooked oats and handful of nuts. 

Spray your baking plate with non-stickie cookie sheet. 

Use around one spoon per cookie. Sprinkle them with the chocolate snips and put them in the oven. 

Wait 15 minutes and let them cool down a bit. The cookies are the most delicious when they are still a bit warm but also very tasty when cooled down. Don't expect crispy cookies as they are chewy, but you'll LOVE them!

So, everytime when you are craving for a snack just eat a coatkie :). Also very handy to eat for breakfast as they give you a very fur filled feeling. Success guaranteed. 

Enjoy your healthy yummy snack!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A good start of the day, is just a smoothie away

Hi there :),

As a food lover and as from now on a healthy food lover, I want to share my recipes with you.

Eating and drinking healthy can be very delicious if you only know how and the most important is why? Well, there are a lot of reasons why to drink a green smoothie.

- Greens are full of chlorophyll. Okay, what is chlorophyll? It purifies the blood, prevents tooth decay, helps detoxify the liver, cleanses internal organs, builds up red blood cell counts, enhances capillary function and last but not least support sex hormones.

- The green veggies help widen the blood vessels.
- Improved health in sleeping better, stronger nails and teeth.
- Highly nutritious. The greens in the smoothie are full of vitamins A, K, D and E, which are fat-soluble.
- 100% alkaline. Greens are the highest alkaline-forming foods
- Easy to digest.
- More fresh fruits and green veggies everyday.
- Filled with lots of fiber.
- Simple, quick and very easy to make.

So in my opinion reasons enough to start your day with a yummie smoothie.

Today on the menu: the Incognito Green Smoothie 

Pink layer
- 1 spoon flax seed*
- 1 banana 
- 1 hand of frozen red fruits
- 1/2 cup soy milk

Green layer
- 1/2 green apple
- hand of mint leafs 
- frozen spinach
- 1/3 cup water 

Top decoration
- few nuts
- flax seed
- mint leaf

* Flax seed is a super food, why? It's high in most of the B1 and 2 vitamins, magnesium and maganese. But there's more.. It's also rich in omega-3 and 6, antioxidants, lignans and fiber. In addition it's very low in cholesterol and sodium. 

Simple, quick and very easy instructions:
Cut the banana and apple in small pieces before putting in the blender. Then blend per layer until it's smooth and poor it into a nice glass. Next step is to sit back, relax and ENJOY :)!

If you have any feedback please let me know. Look forward to hear what you think of the smoothie. 

Stay healthy, drink clean..

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