So, You’d rather have Cookies for Breakfast?


This morning I was still on a yoga-high from last night’s class and the wonderful view  only added to my excitement.

It’s a glorious, icy morning in Leuven. 
When we were little and the sky was in a pink haze our mum would always tell us  that ‘Sinterklaas’ was  baking cookies for the good kids (for those of you who don’t know Sinterklaas, it’s a Belgium tradition for the kids to get presents on the 6th of December from Sinterklaasn but only if they have been good ).

Anyway, thinking about Sinterklaas and cookies inspired a great smoothie idea.

‘Petit Beurre Green Monster’

Cookies and veggies for breakfast, bet you never saw this combo coming?!

Add one or two petit beurre cookies to 200 ml of soy milk, let it sit for a while so the milk can take in some of the flavours. If you use one cookie you’ll get a very subtle petit beurre flavour,so add some more if you want it to be more noticeable.

In a blender add the cookie-milk, one very ripe banana, a few handfuls of spinach or lamb’s lettuce and a couple of dashes of cinnamon. Blend it all together.

I topped mine with some rice flakes and more cinnamon, granola would be great, petit beurre crumbles would be sublime!

So there you have it, cookies for breakfast!

Love, M.


6 responses to “So, You’d rather have Cookies for Breakfast?

  1. Lenna (veganlenna)

    We have the same tradition here as this “Sinterklaas”, only we call him “Mikuláš” (pronounced like [Mikula:sh]) 🙂 Fortunately being a good child I always got the cookies 😀

    • It’s so great to see all the different forms of Sinterklaas all over the European continent every culture brings in something of their own, it’s such a fun tradition! 😀

  2. Hm I thought Sinterklaas was a Dutch tradition?

    • Dutch as in ‘from the Netherlands?’ They celebrate it there too, but we also celebrate it in Belgium, I think it’s practically the same in both countries 🙂
      If you mean Dutch as in ‘Dutch speaking’ it applies to both Belgium and Holland as well 🙂
      I’m sorry, I didn’t intend to leave out Holland, I was just thinking about it from a typical Belgian perspective!

  3. Yeah well I know Sinterklaas is actually from Spain (although just to make it more confusing 😉 wasn’t there something with Turkey like the tulip bulbs too?) Hm well growingup in The Netherlands/ Holland, I’ve always just ignorantly (is that a word?) assumed Sinterklaas is a typically Dutch celebration..
    @Lenna what do the bad kids get?

    • This always makes me think about whether they know sinterklaas in Spain as well, since everyone ‘claimes’ that’s were he comes from 😉
      The bad kids here get ‘de roe’ and are put in those bags (guess it’s the same in Holland)

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