Today I’m sharing my favorite breakfast of this year with you: a healthy green smoothie bowl! This breakfast is so yummy and filling and will actually make you feel amazing for the rest of the day. What I usually do is blend some greens, such as kale or spinach, with a banana, some ginger and maybe a few pieces of frozen fruits. Then I toast a few tablespoons of rolled oats and coconut flakes with a teaspoon of coconut sugar to add some sweetness. When they turn golden brown, I pour my smoothie in a bowl and top it off with oats. I usually add some frozen strawberries or blueberries just to make it look a bit more special! Bon appétit :)
I never thought that I, a huge potato chips lover, would be able to say there is a perfect and also a healthy substitute to the chips you get in every store. These are so addictive and believe me when I say you won’t even notice these aren’t made of potato and fried in oil over and over again. The preparation is insanely simple, you’ll see! For two trays you’ll need:
♥ around 10 kale leaves (washed) ♥ fleur de sel
Preheat the oven to 160°C on the ventilation setting, otherwise set it to 170°C. Then cover two trays with parchment paper. Take kale leaves and tear them into pieces, then place them on the paper. Sprinkle regular salt or fleur de sel on top for a more luxurious flavor. Put in the oven for 7-10 minutes and bake until the edges get a little brown. Take them out and enjoy, bon appétit!
In addition, kale chips is prepared much quickly than zucchini chips. However, kale is very hard to find in Slovenian stores, but I managed to grow it this year in the garden. I’ve been using it in smoothies all the time, I’ve truly developed a green thumb this year, yay! Nevertheless, please do give kale chips a try, you’ll see it has an incredible taste!!
I’m not one of those who go overboard with holidays that celebrate something we should cherish every single day, such as love. For us, Valentine’s day is just another opportunity to spend some precious time together and do something that we both like. Big foodies as we are, we love cooking together and have fun in the kitchen. I won’t deceive you, his help is more similar to standing beside me and taking small orders, but he’s trying very hard and I love that ♥ (he also cooked the fish entirely by himself and please, do admit that it looks tasty!).
We decided to make something healthy, something we wouldn’t do every single day, so we went for rockfish and sweet potato wedges with vegetable noodles on the side. For dessert, I recreated Nigela Lawson’s molten chocolate babycakes, which is just the best and the easiest dessert ever! I also love that you can make it in advance and put it in the oven when it suits you best. I used the 75 % dark chocolate and just a hint of honey, the chocolate itself is so rich that any additional sugar would just make it overpowering. I also added hot sour cherries and whipped cream, it was just dreamy!
There is literally nothing better than tasty comfort food. I’ve had a severe cold for the whole week and it doesn’t seem to be over soon. I’m trying to help my body with all sorts of natural remedies, such as honey, lots of Vitamin C, even onion and honey etc. If I’m honest, nothing helped so far, so I gave up and decided to make something comforting, in terms of food of course. I was dreaming of pasta with good old cream sauce, but then I changed my mind and went for a healthy alternative I’ve been thinking about for so long. Blueberry chia pudding, that is. For one generous serving, you’ll need:
1 cup blueberries (mine was frozen) ♥ 2 pitted dates ♥ 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup + a few tbsp rice/almond milk ♥ 1/4 tsp vanilla ♥ cashew nuts (optional)
Start blending blueberries, 1 date and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and some rice milk, if necessary. I added some chia seeds to thicken the blueberry sauce as blueberries are quite watery. Pour into a glass and put in the fridge. Then blend 3/4 cup of rice milk with another date until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup of chia seeds and vanilla and wait for a few minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally. Pour on top of blueberry sauce and put in the fridge for a few hours. Garnish with cashew nuts and serve. Bon appétit!
If you’re having a cold like me, let it warm up a bit before you dig in and eat the whole yummy goodness. This slightly ombré dessert is not just tasty and satisfying, it is also incredibly healthy. Blueberries are very low in calories, contain a high amount of antioxidants and have many other benefits (the ability to improve much needed memory is among them!), whereas chia seeds, besides having low calories and lots of antioxidants too, are a great source of protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids. Or, in other words, this blueberry chia pudding is one of the healthiest dessert or even meal options you can make by yourself!
PS – The pudding did not have any supernatural effects on my health in case you were wondering! ;)