Recipe: Banana Oatmeal

Getting back on track. We’ve all tried this at some point. Especially when you are travelling, moving or working full-time it can be difficult to eat healthy. Today I want to show you the ingredients of my go-to morning porridge. It’s healthy, gives you energy and is easy to make.

Due to health issues with my stomach I try to eat foods that are easily digestible. In the mornings I mostly eat porridge which makes me feel really good afterwards (if I don’t eat too much of it of course). I researched a bit and found out that warm foods are often  easier to digest, which seems true for me – my stomach mostly hurts when I eat raw or cold foods. So porridge is a good morning option.

The ingredients

40g oatmeal

5g linseed

1/2 banana (small chunks)

100ml almond milk

cinnamon

50ml water

For the topping:

5 almonds (chopped)

10g honey or agave syrup

The recipe

Slowly cook the ingredients together. Afterwards add the ingredients for the topping: the almonds and the honey. Sometimes I like to add coconut flakes or switch the banana for blueberries.

What I also love to do is drink green tea or mint tea. That’s the perfect breakfast for me.

What do you like to eat in the mornings? Do you eat the same thing every day like me or switch it up? Do you prefer sweet or savory? I’m team sweet all the way!

Much love,

Chris

(Also I am very sorry for not posting last weekend, I was visiting a friend in Berlin, and this weekend I have spent a whole day at the Baltic Sea. Working full-time is harder than I thought, I feel tired most of the time and don’t have much energy to create new postings. But I will surely try my best!! 🙂 )

Wieder in Form kommen und einen gesünderen Lifestyle leben. Haben wir das nicht alle schon versucht? Besonders bei Reisen, bei Umzügen und auch wenn du Vollzeit arbeitest kann gesunde Ernährung schwerer sein als gedacht. Heute möchte ich dir mein Lieblings-Haferbrei-Rezept vorstellen. Es ist gesund, versorgt dich mit reichlich Energie für den Vormittag und ist schnell zuzubereiten.

Aus gesundheitlichen Gründen versuche ich stets Mahlzeiten zu kochen, die leicht zu verdauen sind. Morgens ist das meistens das Porridge nach diesem Rezept. Danach fühle ich mich immer gut, leicht und energiegeladen (solange ich nicht zu viel davon esse versteht sich haha). Ich habe ein bisschen herumrecherchiert und herausgefunden, dass warmes Essen oft leichter zu verdauen ist, was definitiv bei mir der Fall ist. Mein Magen meistens erst dann weh, wenn ich kalte, rohe (und harte) Lebensmittel esse. Also ist Haferbrei eine gute Option für meinen Körper.

Die Zutaten

40g Haferflocken

5g Leinsamen

1/2 Banane (kleine Stücke)

100ml Mandelmilch

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50ml Wasser

Für das Topping:

5 Mandeln (gehackt)

10g Honig oder Agavendicksaft

Das Rezept

Einfach alle Zutaten langsam auf niedriger Stufe kochen. Danach das Topping darauf und voila – schon ist es fertig! Manchmal streue ich auch Kokosraspeln darauf oder nehme statt der Banane gefrorene Blaubeeren.

Ich liebe es zudem noch grüen Tee oder Minztee in der Früh zu trinken. Das ist dann das perfekte Frühstück für mich.

Was isst du gerne in der Früh? Isst du jeden Tag dasselbe wie ich oder isst du lieber jeden Tag etwas anderes? Und magst du lieber ein süßes Frühstück oder etwas pikanteres? Ich bin Team süßes Frühstück all the way!

Ganz viel liebe,

Chris

(Tut mir außerdem leid, dass letzte Woche kein Posting kam. Ich war in Berlin und dieses Wochenende noch an der Ostsee – neben Vollzeit-Praktikum bleibt da leider nicht mehr viel Zeit für anderes. Die Arbeit und wahrscheinlich auch noch der Umzug und das ganze Reisen machen super müde, aber ich gebe mein bestes! 🙂 )

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Recipe: Home-Made Granola

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Last week, I tried to make granola myself for the very first time and it was so easy and so delicious that I will show you how I did it in this post!

What you will need
  • Oats (I also used quinoa pops)
  • Seeds: you can use any seeds you want (I used chia seeds, linseeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds)
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, raisins, dates, etc.
  • Nuts
  • Spices: Cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa powder
  • Sweetener: Honey, agave syrup, etc.

For your home-made granola you can literally mix everything you want together. You could also cut some apples or bananas in slices, you can throw some chocolate chips into the mix… The ingredients are totally up to you and your preferences.

What to do
  1. Preheat the oven (150°C).
  2. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Put the mix on a sheet.
  4. Put the sheet in the oven and let it bake for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Take it out and let it cool down.
  6. Enjoy!

It’s incredibly easy to do, doesn’ttake much time and your kitchen will smell amazing afterwards.

Try it out, it’s not only healthy because it doesn’t have the extra sugars and oils like the granola you get at the grocery store, plus it’s based on your favourite ingredients. Trust me, you will love this after trying it for the first time!

Much love, Chris

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Today I want to show you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I tried the recipe yesterday and they tasted amazing and were so soft on the inside. The recipe is with cardamom, which makes them taste really special. I made them to surprise a friend, who finally had her last exam this January! (For everyone who still has some exams to do this semester: Good luck!!)

What you need

(recipe for 16 cookies)

  • 225 g spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 100 g (vegan) butter
  • 100 g (plant-based) milk
  • 25 g chocolate chips (I just cut cooking chocolate into pieces)

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The recipe
  1. Turn the oven on 175°C and prepare a sheet with bakery paper. Mix the flour with the baking powder, the salt, cinnamon and the cardamom.
  2. In a second bowl, mix the butter, sugar and milk together.
  3. Now put the dry mix in the second bowl and stir it all together. Then, add the chocolate chunks.
  4. Now you can use two spoons and form little balls from the dough. Put them on the bakery sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes and you are good to go!

I hope you like them, enjoy!

Love, Christine

 

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Spread

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Today, I have created a recipe for a chocolate spread that is not only vegan and much more healthy than other spreads, but also nut-free! When I tasted it, I just knew that I had to share the recipe with you guys – so here we go.

You will need…

(1 portion)

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp agave syrup

1/2 tbsp rice drink

The recipe

Super quick & easy: Just mix all of the ingredients together! If you want it a bit sweeter, add some agave syrup. If the consistency is still too thick, add a little bit more of the rice drink.

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It tastes amazing with…

1 kornspitz

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 banana (cut into pieces)

I cut the kornspitz into slices (I seriously missed kornspitz so much during my stay in Canada) and „toasted“ it in a pan with the coconut oil. In the end, I added the banana pieces.

When you are done, just spread the chocolate cream on the bread slices. And you’re done. Quick, easy & so delicious if you are craving a sweet breakfast or brunch. It’s quite healthy & also nut-free, in case you are allergic or just don’t like nuts!

Enjoy!

Christine

Recipe: Winter Granola

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I try to jazz up my morning granola with different fruit whenever I can. Today, I tried a new mix again, and I love it! It’s made with tangerine, banana and dried dates – lots of seasonal fruits. The combination is delicious and so flavourful, you just need to try it!

Here’s what I used…

100 ml oat drink

1 tangerine

1 banana

2 medjool dates (dried)

30 g spelt granola

The recipe

1. Cut all of the fruit into small pieces & put them into a bowl.

2. Add the granola.

3. Heat up the oat drink in a pot.  When it starts to get hot, pour it into the bowl. You can also enjoy it cold, I just prefer my breakfast to be warm!

And now, enjoy! Super quick & so so yummy!!

Love, Christine

Recipe: Vegan Banana French Toast

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Today, I will show you one of my favourite breakfast recipes: my healthy version of french toast. It is super simple, fills you up and contains healthy ingredients. Nevertheless, it is still very sweet and delicious – perfect, for a morning after the Christmas holidays!

What you will need…

1 multigrain bread roll (or 2-3 slices of multigrain bread)

100 ml coconut milk

2 ml stevia

1 tsp coconut oil

1 banana (ripe ones are sweeter and taste better for this recipe)

1 tsp agave syrup

cinnamon

The recipe

1. Cut the bread roll into slices. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl and add some stevia if you want to sweeten it up a bit. Then dip the bread slices into the coconut milk, so they soak it up.

2. Put the coconut oil into a pan and heat it up (medium to high heat). Then roast the bread slices in the pan until they are a little brown on both sides.

3. Cut the banana into small pieces.

4. Finally, put the bread slices on a plate and top them with the banana pieces, agave syrup and cinnamon for a sweet taste.

And now you can enjoy your breakfast!

Love, Christine