All posts filed under: snacks

Vegan Ginger Bread Sugar Cookies

”Christmas (noun) = The only time of the year one can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.”   It was December – the month of early sunsets, soft pillows, big sweaters, warm tea and long talks beside the fire. Snow flakes were soundlessly falling down from heaven, filling hearts with desire. Magic. No one could hear it, but everyone could feel it. They believed it. Life didn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. They knew life was for deep kisses, late night conversations, strange adventures, midnight walks, spreading kindness and enjoying the little things like freshly baked cookies. Lights were brighter, snow was whiter, sweaters were bigger, books were thicker, kissing was nicer, hearts were closer, people were softer. It was December – the month when the nights were crisp, and all they were wishing for was peace.    (Update: Oups, I noticed I forgot to write sugar in the recipe. I used approx. 1.5 dl coconut sugar.) ❤ Linda Annonser

Kale Smoothie

‘Don’t let the colour fool you. A green smoothie a day and you’ll become Wonder Woman.’   Linda I got the chance to make this lovely green smoothie today, just before my blender decided it was time to say goodbye. Oh well, we have had good times, many delicious and nutritious smoothies she have made. The taste is very ‘green garden’, but the banana gives a nice sweetness to it. Try adding almond butter in your kale smoothies. The perfect combination. A green smoothie a day keeps the doctor away.  Kale made me do it Ingredients: A handful kale A handful baby spinach 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp almond butter Plant-based milk 1 tsp chlorella powder Vanilla powder Instructions: Mix the ingredients in your blender until creamy. Pour into a bowl & decorate with granola, berries or nuts.  

Green smoothie bowl

”Feed your soul. Feed your power. Feed your strengths. Feed your body. Feed your dreams.”   I’m really into green smoothies at the moment. Green smoothies with amazing toppings. Like this beauty – a creamy, fresh greenilicious smoothie with local strawberries, chia seeds, dark (almost black) chocolate and chunky raw bites. Food heaven. The more I have spirulina, the more I want it. The same goes with green leafy vegetables (and chocolate). The perfect balance. Anyhow, green smoothies give me energy, make me feel alive and powerful. Nature’s food at its best. At the moment I do not feel hungry when waking up. However, I still love my breakfasts so I just enjoy them a bit later. Around noon. Try to listen to your body as much as possible. Feed it when it’s hungry. Give it water when it’s thirsty. Rest when it’s tired. Sweat it out when it’s energetic. Most of all, take care of it. Green smoothie bowl Ingredients: Frozen banana, kale & mango mix 2 tbsp creamy soy yoghurt (Alpro Soya’s alternative …

Green smoothie & raw chocolate

This smoothie is deliciously green, filled with spirulina, kale and spinach. Topped with crunchy blueberry cardamom granola and raw vegan chocolate from Loving Earth. A healthy treat indeed. I never thought that I would call a green smoothie a treat, but from now on I do. Who thought that greens and chocolate would complement each other so well. I guess opposites attract. It’s great to add some kind of healthy fat, like linseed oil, to your smoothies. Fat makes it a little bit easier for the the body to absorb all the lovely nutrients. We like that don’t we?! Green Smoothie Ingredients: A mix of frozen banana, kale and mango 2 dl tigernut milk A large handful fresh baby spinach 1-2 tsp spirulina 1 tsp linseed oil 1 medjool date Instructions: I think you know by now how to make yourself a smoothie – Just throw all them lovely foods into your blender and MIX! Pour into a jar and decorate with all kinds of yumminess.

Post workout smoothie

Raw cacao + Maca = A perfect match This chocolate protein smoothie is my favourite at the moment. There’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of chocolate and this beauty satisfies my sweet tooth. Sipping on this delicious smoothie makes the day a little better. And yes, the perfect recovery for my tired muscles post leg session. I used a vegan protein blend that I bought from a health food store here in Budapest (rice & pea protein with raw cacao and Maca). But you can of course just as well use raw cacao powder and Maca powder. Benefits of Maca root; Maca has a positive effect on hormone balance and energy levels. The root is well known to help with hormone balance that often contributes to improving the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. Historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes. Maca has a relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Zink, Iron, Selenium and Magnesium, …

Weekend treats

”Keep it clean, eat your greens and don’t be mean in 2017.” (And remember to treat yourself once in a while) Weekends are for delicious treats. Relaxation. Sweaty workouts. Reading books. Enjoying nature. And simply appreciating the stillness. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite treats. Granola bars I’m a granola junkie so it’s quite understandable that these chocolate granola bars are my favourite. They are dangerously good. I can’t even think about making them if I’m home alone since I would easily eat them all in one day. I bet all family members will love them! Strawberry tartelette So cute. So yummie. And so easy to make. You probably won’t find fresh strawberries at the moment but you can use any kind of berries. Love the chocolate & hazelnut spread on top. The best combo! Strawberry & macadamia ice cream Of  all nuts macadamia has to be one of my favourites. But why so expensive!? Oh well, this ice cream tastes marvellous. It would probably go pretty well with a warm piece of …

Acai bowls

My all time favourite (together with avocado toast). This yummie bowl of goodness is filled with loads of healthy ingredients that nourishes the body and keeps you satisfied for many hours ahead 😉 Perfect for breakfast, for lunch on a warm and sunny day, as a post-workout meal or simply when you crave something sweet. The ones you buy at cafe’s can be filled with plenty of sugar so it’s perfect if you can make your own bowls at home. Happy mixing! ”Keep calm and have an acai bowl.” Acai bowl Ingredients: 1 frozen banana  50 g frozen acai or 2 tbsp acai powder 1 dl blueberries 1 tbsp unsweetened and organic almond butter A hint of vanilla powder A dash of unsweetened almond milk Additional: Organic vegan protein powder such as hemp powder or pea protein powder Instructions: Place all ingredients in your blender and mix on full speed until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with all your favourites. Enjoy!

Better than candy

Sweets for my sweets sugar for my honey. I love the taste of sweet foods! However, I stay away from refined sugars and choose to indulge in fruits, berries, dates, coconut sugar and raw chocolate instead. And why wouldn’t I? Those healthier options taste so much better. Healthy energy that keeps my body going. Here are some of my favourites satisfying that sweet tooth of mine. Unsweetened almond butter & Apple slices Home made granola & Granola bars Banana pancakes Raw cacao smoothie Raw food cakes & treats Home made ice cream Acai bowls… With a list like this who needs candy anyway?! Nature has a lot of goodies to offer. Goodies that not only taste might fine but are also filled with vitamins and antioxidants. Eat better not less.  

Nana ice cream

Fluffy nana ice cream for breakfast this lovely sunny Monday! Filled with vitamins and protein this bowl of deliciousness left me feeling energized and satisfied. The perfect recovery-meal after my morning workout. Who said you can’t have ice cream for breakfast?! 😉 Ingredients: 2 frozen bananas 100 g frozen strawberries 1 tsp peanut butter  1 scoop pea protein powder ( I also added one scoop of glutamine) 1 tsp acai powder A hint of vanilla powder Optional: A dash of almond milk or coconut yoghurt (for that extra creaminess)  Instructions: Place all ingredients in your blender and mix until fully combined. It might take a while until you get a nice and fluffy texture. Since my mixer is rather old I added some liquid in form of almond milk. Pour into a big bowl and top with home made granola and fresh berries.

Favourite Pre & Post Workout meals

In order to get the most out of your workout and for maximizing post workout recovery it’s crucial that you fuel your body both before and after your workout. Choose healthy foods that provide the body with vital energy; high quality proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Always grab something directly after your workout and eat a nutritious and balanced meal (lunch or dinner) within 1-2 hours post workout. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite snacks. The snacks below are, as a matter of fact, suitable either before or after a workout. Pre workout snacks Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top Peanut butter + one apple Homemade trail mix with unsalted cashew nuts, almonds, pecan nuts, goji berries, dried cranberries, dried apricots and coconut flakes Medjool dates + almond butter Home made Blueberry Flap jacks Green Smoothie Post workout snacks Chocolate protein smoothie Rice cake + almond butter + half a banana sliced on top (Simply because it’s so delicious) Acai bowl with granola (If I …