The healthy fast food!
Are these days familiar to you? Hitting the snooze button a million times, getting up way to late and not having time to eat some good breakfast?
I had lots of these days when I was working in corporate and I wished, that back then I would have had this recipe: PROTEINBALLS
They are such a great and easy way to nourish your body, if you have to rush to work and it’s also good to carry them in your bag on busy days.
They are super easy to make and you can prepare a bunch of them and keep them in the fridge.
100 g rolled oats
100 g nuts your choice (in this recipe I used Macadamia and Cashew nuts)
50 g chia seeds
50 g flex seeds
120 g Medjool dates (pitted)
20 g desiccated coconut
2 EL coconut oil (melted)
75 ml water
Put all the ingredients (except water) in a food processor und add water while blending. The mass should be sticky. Prepare balls and cover them with the desiccated coconut. You can keep them up to a week in the fridge.
This dish is an amazing light and healthy traditional Fijian meal and very easy to prepare.
Funny thing: the fish is cooked without cooking! Hahaa… Instead of using heat to ‘cook’ the fish, lemon juice is used to induce the same reaction.
It’s the perfect take away lunch for office days or a nice summer picnic on the beach!
200g white fish (I used black snapper)
10g salt Juice of 2 lemons
½ red onion
400ml coconut milk
Salt, pepper, lime or lemon for taste
Cut the fish in little cubes (the smaller the pieces the less time you need to marinate the fish), put it into a bowl and cover with lemon juice and salt. Leave in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
After the fish is ready, pour the liquid away and rinse the fish well with fresh water. Remove the pulp from the tomato and cut all the vegetables in small pieces. Put the fish, vegetables pineapple and coconut milk into a bowl and add salt, pepper and lime to taste.
Before I came to Melbourne, I’ve never had a banana bread. It’s not really a big thing in Austria. But here you find this deliciousness everywhere. It’s so simple, super quick to prepare (people refer to it as ‘Quick Bread’ – well, that’s true) and a nice and healthy alternative to other sweet pastries and breads.
So I tried a couple of recipes. And that’s my favorite. Simple, no sugar added and you have still space to be creative.
Oh and did you know that the banana bread has it’s own day? Weird, but cute! Celebration is on the 26th February 2016.
3 ripe bananas (the riper the better 🙂 )
100 g oats
100 g flour of your choice or almond meal (I used whole wheat flour)
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
coconut oil (or butter) to grease the pan
You can add a handful of walnuts and dark chocolate chunks (like I did in this recipe) and/or ½ tsp cinnamon;
or even blueberries… just be creative and try new styles!
Preheat the oven to 175°C.
Smash the bananas in a bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir well with your hands. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan or muffin pan and bake for 40 – 50 minutes.
Let it cool down and enjoy!
PS: This bread goes so well with raspberry-chia jam! YUM! Stay tuned, you will get this recipe in my next post!
I’m not so much the routine kinda girl. I love to have change and a big variety all the the time. So breakfast looks always different for me. Sometimes I have something warm and cooked and at other times I only go for a juice or smoothie. But what I really really love in the morning is a yummy granola breakfast with delicious fruits and some milk or yoghurt.
I have found some pretty amazing and organic granolas to buy but still, most of them are a little bit to sweet for me. And since I’m super crazy about all the self-made products, I simply made my own granola. It’s so easy to prepare and you can be super creative and throw in whatever you like to create your own favourite taste.
So here is one of my favorite creations. Try it out or do something totally different.
And don’t forget the most important ingredient: FUN!!!!
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup walnut pieces (or whatever nuts and seeds you prefer)
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup chia seeds
1 cup shredded coconut
½ cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/3 cup maple syrup (or you can use honey or rice syrup)
Preheat oven to 160°C
Put the rolled oats, nuts & seeds and shredded coconut in a big bowl and stir.
Whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup in a smaller bowl and pour the mixture over the nuts and oats. Stir all ingredients well together!
Coat one large baking tray with a little bit of coconut oil and press the mixture into the tray.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes, stir well and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Cool granola off completely!!!! before you can store it in an airtight container.
I don’t know about you but I love Sunday mornings. Wonderful soul music is playing in our apartment and the sweet smell of delicious pancakes is lingering in the air.
I have been searching for a pancake recipe with no sugar, milk and flour for a while now and finally found an amazing one!!!! These pancakes are heaven…. so don’t try them… you might get addicted.
Oh, and by the way, they are super easy to prepare!
3 (medium size) ripe bananas
35 g desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp coconut oil
125 g fresh blueberries
maple syrup or rice syrup optional
Mash the bananas and half of the blueberries with a fork. Place in a bowl and whisk together with the eggs and coconut.
Heat the oil in a pan (make sure that the oil is not getting too hot) and add three tablespoons of batter for each pancake. Fry them until golden on each side.
Stack the pancakes and top them with blueberries, coconut and maple syrup – just as you like them.
Recipe inspired from the Green Kitchen Stories Cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/The-Green-Kitchen-Delicious-Vegetarian/dp/1742705588