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

Zimt

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: 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

5 self-care tips

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Hello, everyone!

As health – physically as well as mentally – is a topic that is very close to my heart, I want to make it part of this project, and dedicate some of my writing to it. Since I live in Canada, I realise how important it is to keep your body fit and energised.

So today, I want to show you little tips on how to develop a healthier lifestyle, even if you don’t have much time:

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Wake up with a workout

It sounds hard at first, but since I am working out in the mornings, I feel much more energised and active throughout the rest of the day. Even, if it is just 15 minutes of pilates, or a short walk around the block – it helps me focus on my goals for the day! It improves my concentration, if I have to study later on in the day.

Recently, I started to do yoga before class, which – for me – is the best way to get out of bed in the morning. When it’s dark outside, I turn on my fairy lights, put on music and start my routine. It makes me feel relaxed and happy.

If you want, you can listen to my yoga playlist here. Sometimes I also practice yoga with youtube videos. This one is my favourite channel.

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Drink water and green tea

Another important thing is to stay hydrated! I tend to get headaches if I don’t drink enough water, so I always set a reminder on my phone to not forget about it! I drink 8 glasses of water every day, sometimes even more.

In autumn and winter, I also love to drink a lot of tea to keep me warm! Green tea helps me not to snack on too much chocolate, and it also boosts the metabolism. It tastes really good with a slice of lemon.

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Have healthy snacks at hand

I love this tip! I always try to snack raw nuts or fruit when I study or just randomly feel like snacking. Since I don’t eat as much chocolate as I used to, my skin has gotten so much better. I try to go for nuts (also a great source of protein!), cranberries and crispbread with nut butter or margarine.

Try to always take some nuts or fruit with you wherever you go (school, work, etc.), in case you get hungry. This is also a great tip for saving money, since you won’t spend it on random snacks.

Take a walk & listen to music

If you feel stressed, tired or sad or simply need a break, listening to music while taking a walk in nature will help a lot! This will definitely boost your mood, as well as your motivation! Aaaand it will keep you fit, if you do it occasionally.

Use an app to remind you

I use the app Fabulous. You can choose which activities you want to be reminded of every day – like eating more fruits, drinking water, taking a walk, or more. It really helps to establish a healthy routine in your life, and you can download it for free in the app store.

I hope this motivates and inspires you to take care of yourself and your body. What do you do to de-stress and stay healthy?

Much love, Christine

Also, shoutout to Dylan, who wanted me to mention him so badly haha