Månad: juni 2015

Quinoa and almond pancakes with cardamom

Quinoa and almond pancakes with cardamom I found this pancake recipe on amazing Hanna Hur bra som helst Göransson’s blog. I just added almond flour and used almond milk. These pancakes go well with either a sweet or salty side dish. Really delicious. Ingredients: (approx. 6-7 middle sized or 10-12 smaller pancakes) 4 tbs chia seeds 0.5 dl quinoa flour 0.5 dl almond flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp psyllium husk A pinch of himalaya salt A hint of vanilla powder 1 tsp cardamom 2 dl almond milk 4 eggs + Coconut oil for frying. Instructions: 1. Stir all the dry ingredients together. 2. Add milk and egg. Mix together and let swell for 20 minutes. 3. Fry the pancakes in coconut oil on medium heat until light brown. 4. Eat with for example homemade redcurrant chia jam and tahini. Quinoa- och mandelpannkakor med smak av kardemumma Detta pannkaksrecept hittade jag hos fantastiska Hanna Hur bra som helst Göransson. Jag tillsatte dock mandelmjöl i mina pannkakor och använde mandelmjölk. Och så gjorde jag dubbelsats. Riktigt …

Peach & Coconut Smoothie

Sunday morning and time for a deliciously creamy peach and coconut smoothie. It actually felt like Summer for a while, outside it’s more like Autumn at the moment. Swedish Summer at its best.. But hey, nothing that a really tasty and delicate smoothie can’t cure. I love the taste of coconut milk in smoothies, it gives that extra creaminess. Simply divine. Try it! This one is also a nice post-workout smoothie, and if you desire more protein add for example vanilla protein. Happy mixing! Peach & Coconut Smoothie What you need for two smoothies: 2 handfuls of organic almonds 1 dl water 2 dates A hint of vanilla powder Half a banana One squeezed lemon 2 peaches (cut into pieces) 2 dl creamy coconut milk A couple of ice cubes (I found some cantaloupe melon pieces in the fridge so I added them as well, you can leave them out…) Instructions: 1. Place the almonds, water, vanilla and dates in the mixer and mix on full speed until milky. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients …

Pancake Friday

Such a long time since I enjoyed crispy banana pancakes fried in coconut oil. These are amazing. Adding a spoonful of hazelnut flour gives that nutty taste I simply love. Remember to whip the mixture enough so you can enjoy extra fluffy pancakes. Making banana pancakes are very simple, and a great option when you don’t have time to make ”normal” pancakes. A favourite among all family members. They will keep you full until lunch and give you good energy throughout the day. Now it’s time for a run. I’ve planned to go for a longer run, let’s see how that goes. Have an excellent Friday! Banana pancakes with crunchy hazelnut flour and vanilla What you need for two pancakes: 1 banana 2 eggs 1 tbs hazelnut flour 0.5 tsp baking powder A pinch of himalaya salt A hint of vanilla powder Instructions: 1. Mash the banana. Add the eggs and whip until fluffy. 2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir everything together. 3. Melt coconut oil in a frying pan. Add the …

Spice up your smoothie

Sunshine smoothie with warm blueberries A creamy and filling breakfast that will kickstart your day. Tasted lovely after a sunny and vibrant morning walk. It’s always a good idea to spice up your smoothies and juices with different flavours. Season with spices such as vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, chili, ginger, basil, liquorice to mention a few. Not only will they bring an extra deliciousness and enhance the flavour of your smoothie, but they are also packed with antioxidants and may benefit your overall well-being. What you need for one smoothie: 1 dl oats 2 dl unsweetened almond milk One small banana 1 dl frozen mango and papaya pieces Vanilla powder A hint of cardamom  1 tbs maca powder 2 tsp unsweetened almond butter + warm blueberries (1 dl = 0.422 US cups)  Instructions: 1. Mix oats, almond milk, banana, mango and papaya in a blender for a couple of minutes on high speed. 2. Add rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth and creamy. 3. Pour the smoothie and warm blueberries in …

Healthy foods to always have in your kitchen

A healthy lifestyle is about planning. It’s a lot easier to cook a healthy meal if you have the kitchen stocked with nutritious, healthy foods. Here’s a list of foods that are always good to keep in the kitchen. 1. Cold-pressed coconut oil and olive oil. Healthy fats for both cooking and baking. 2. Organic eggs. Packed with healthy protein this food is excellent when baking, for breakfast as well as for lunch. A quick and perfect lunch; make an omelette with two eggs and one egg white, fill it with veggies such as spinach, broccoli, onions and feta cheese (or some vegan friendly soy-cheese product). 3. Organic honey, agave or dates. If you want to cut down on refined sugars. Use as sweeteners when baking and cooking. Honey, and especially manuka honey, is also good when you’re having a cold. 4. Berries. Fresh or frozen. It’s always handy to have the freezer stocked with berries of all kinds. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sea buckthorn etcetera. Filled with vitamins and antioxidants they will boost your immune …