Smoothie with soy milk, half a banana, some spinach, 1/4 of an avocado and celery.
In a fancy Kriek Lindemans glass (not optional, it has to be a beer glass).
In a mug combine 4 T of oatbran, a sprinkle of salt and a sprinkle of baking powder. Add 2 T of plain yoghurt and 2 T of coconut milk. Stir to combine.
Add an egg(white) and whisk until smooth.
Add ins: chopped almonds and chocolate chips.
Microwave on medium high for 2 to 3 minutes.
I topped mine with some more coconut milk but in order to make an extra fierce breakfast you can also top it with a coconut-peanut butter glaze: microwave one T of peanut butter until melted and whisk in 1 T of coconut milk, smother this on top of the muffin and sprinkle with some grated coconut, simple as that.
This breakfast will make you as fierce as a Mona-kitten chasing a scrunchie!
I’ve been thinking about pancakes since yesterday evening’s ashtanga class.
I know yoga should be about letting go and focusing on the postures and stuff, but I couldn’t help it, pancakes were on my mind!
I probably dreamed about pancakes too… and I woke up super early, glad to see it was a pancake kind of day: I bit gloomy, a bit grey, perfect Pancake weather!
‘Coconut Oat Pancakes’
makes 4 big or 8 to 10 small ones
- 5 T of oats
- 2 T of unsweetened coconut
- 3 T of yoghurt
- a generous amount of coconut milk
- one egg
- optional: 1 t of sweetener of choice, cinnamon
Toppings: melted peanut butter, half a banana, granola with chocolate chips and smoked almonds.
Mix together the oats and the coconut, add the yoghurt, egg and milk and whisk together until everything is combined. Fry in a skillet on high in some olive oil.
I wanted to make a couple of big pancakes first ( about 5 T of dough per pancake), but things started to get messy when I tried to flip those so I went with tiny pancakes instead (1 a 2 T per pancake).
Bonus points for those cause they are easier to stack.
We used to get dessert after every meal we ate at our nanna’s house.
And we spent there a lot of time with both of the parents working and our mum working a night shift.
The sis always wanted to eat vanilla pudding with chocolate sprinkles, but my favourite dessert was rice pudding or chocolate pudding with a cookie on the bottom. Since there was some leftover rice from yesterday’s lunch I know I wanted to do something with that for breakfast, my two old-time favourite desserts inspired this breakfast idea!
‘Overnight Rice Pudding Breakfast’
- 8 T of leftover rice (already cooked)
- 1 T of shredded coconut
- 1 T of flaxseeds
- optional: half a mashed banana
- a container of soy yoghurt
- a sprinkle of soy milk
- 2 T of granola
Combine all the ingredients except the granola in a container and put them in a fridge overnight. The next morning, stir in some extra milk. Sprinkle the granola on the bottom of a jar and layer with the rice pudding.
Even back in the old days I did not really like it when the cookie on the bottom of the pudding got all mushy, so I would only eat the cookie pudding when it was just made. If you do like mushy cookies, or granola in this case, you can also do the layering the night before and place the granola topped with the rice pudding in the fridge to chill overnight.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
May I introduce you to the first decent looking strawberries of this year!
I highly recommend you to prepare overnight oats with shredded coconut and strawberries for tomorrow’s breakfast. Or if you’re not all that patient (like me!) just prepare a little batch now, refrigerate and have it as an afternoon snack… or even better, as a dessert after lunch.
Also, don’t forget to brew a pot of strong cinnamon coffee to have with it. Of course you’ll have to drink it with a jiff of soy milk, that’s just how it goes!
Yes, that is my notebook laying around when I’m actually supposed to be studying linguistics, I can’t help it that I always get the best ideas when I’m studying/staring/half asleep. It’s the same with meditating actually, I usually spent the first couple of minutes trying to make that nagging voice in my head shut up before I can relax and start focusing on my breath. It’s hard to hush it though, cause it always comes up with the best ideas at those moments.
And some more red: I bought beets for the first time today since I read they are a great source of iron and I’ve been feeling a bit weary lately.
Now back to scribbling and glueing things in my notebook… uhm, I mean, studying of course 😉
The sis had her wisdom teeth removed yesterday, I almost fainted, lovely day indeed.But hey, at least we found out Regina Spektor will be performing at Werchter the day we will be going, so that made everything all right again!
Breakfast today was cakelike and it was tropical tasting, an ideal boost for a day of studying, reading mandatory articles and going for a quick run.
‘Tropical Microwave Muffin’
makes one big or two small ones
- 6 T of oatbran
- 4 T of soy milk
- half a container of yoghurt (I used a peach flavoured kind)
- 1 egg
- 1 T of grated coconut
- a handful of almonds,slivered
- a pinch of baking powder and a pinch of salt
Whisk everything together, pour in a big mug or divide over two smaller mugs. Microwave on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Well, it’s not this:
But it’s awesome as well
Soy Yoghurt and some very tasted roasted topping!
For the topping: in a skillet fry 1T of oats, 1 T of flax and 1 T of grated coconut, you won’t need to add any oil in the skillet, the flax and the coconut contain enough fat to not let it burn. This makes about 2 toppings for medium yoghurt bowls, 1 topping if you’re planning on using it on oatmeal.
Another snack I really enjoy while trying to avoid the Greek yoghurt and sugary granola is soy yoghurt with a fresh fig in it, such a treat!
And as a pre-yoga snack, I had this:
I guess you could label these as overnight oats.
Coconut Overnight Oats to be more specific.
Put together 4 T of oats, 2 T of soy yoghurt, a sprinkle of flax seeds, a handful of chopped nuts, 2 t of grated coconut and a splash of soy milk.
I prepared this in the morning while I was making my smoothie for breakfast and ate it about 3 hours after, before heading to a yoga class and after adding some extra soy milk.
This was amazing! It tastes like the filling of a Bounty bar!