zondag 18 oktober 2015

Apple walnut salad.

This salad is one of my favourites!
It is crunchy, fresh and creamy with a little sweet hint to it.

This is the perfect pick-nick salad, although the weather is not really nice at the moment.
The preparation of the recipe is quite fast. This salad is perfect if you like eating healthy and fresh, but you have not much time!

apple walnut salad

Happy wintersalad.

A crunchy and happy wintersalad.
The salad has a subtle sweet, sour and nutty flavour.

In wintertime I love to bring some bright colours to the table.
The salad is really nice with some crumbled goats cheese. Also nice to serve next to a beef stew.

happy winter salad

donderdag 15 oktober 2015

Chai and dates smoothie.

Hello dear readers,

Chaitea is one of my favourite drinks.
The first time I tasted it, was at a neighbour, 20 years ago! Back then it was not really known as a common drink.
When I lived in New Zealand I learnt a recipe for home-brewed chai.
It was a recipe for chai syrup, witch we mixed with hot steamed milk. So good!!!

Now a days you can buy chai in many coffee-houses. There are a lot of different kinds. You can get pre made chai powders, syrups and concentrated chaimix from a bottle.
My new addiction is an iced chai, with loads of crushed ice!

Chai is a mixture of; cloves, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, black tea and cardamom.
In the pre made mixtures there is almost always sugar, but this is not suppose to be in the original recipe.

For this recipe I left out the black pepper.
For sweetness I used dates, with give the smoothie a nice taste and texture.
The recipe is dairy free, instead of milk I used almond milk.
Chai dates smoothie.

Purple juice!

Today I made a juice with melon, blueberries and blackberries.
This juice started as an experiment, but ended up to be a delicious juice!
I love the colour, so bright!

I used frozen berries, but you can also use fresh ones.
You will need to defrost the berries, before use.
purple juice

No milk milkshake.

Hi guys,

A little quick recipe for today.
I was craving for a liquid breakfast, but dairy can be heavy on my stomach in the morning.
I used oats milk instead.
I used strawberries and cherries, but you can add any fruit you like!

Fresh green juice.

Hi Guys,

Since I am back from my holiday I felt like having something healthy.
I had a lot of food during my holiday, part was healthy, but I also ate some guilty pleasures!
I mean, holiday is not a codeword for non-healthy food, but I did not really hold back.

I kind of missed my slowjuicer during the holiday, so I was really happy to start juicing again!
I had a look in the pantry and fridge and there were loads of green ingredients, so I came up with this fresh green juice.
fresh green juice

Powerful pumpkin juice!

It is pumpkin season!
This is the first time I am trying raw pumpkin in a juice, and it is lovely!
The colour of the juice is beautiful and the flavour is sweet and sour with a hint of bitter. This may not sound very attractive, but the bitter taste of the grapefruit is very nice.

You can always use a lemon or an orange instead.

powerful pumpkin

dinsdag 6 oktober 2015

Red juice.

A tasty, fresh and powerful juice I made with the slowjuicer.
My favorite juice colour? Dark red!

Red fruit and vegetables

Tropical juice.

This juice is not really seasonal, but I did use organic ingredients only!
This juice has a fresh tropical taste, with a nice balance of sweet, sour and a hint of mint.
I love the colour! And I drank the juice in no time!

Do not forget, despite the vitamine C, there is also a lot of sugar in the juice. I drink this kind of juices once every two weeks.
Tropical juice

Green energy.

So, this is a quick and short recipe. I combined some fruit that I still had, and created a lovely juice.
I used a tablespoon of wheat grass powder, for some extra fibre, vitamine C and iron.
Keep in mind that this powder gives a specific flavour to the juice, it tastes like grass!
You can always leave the wheat grass powder out.

green energy juice

donderdag 1 oktober 2015

Bananabreads with dates, seeds and cranberries.

This recipe is really tasty, easy to make and (kind of) healthy!
It is a lactose free recipe.

I eat these breads as, guess what, breakfast!
They are perfect for the road and when you are in a hurry.
These bananabreads will give you a energy boost that lasts for a couple of hours.


Spicy pumpkin soup.

Slowly it is getting colder outside and I have a massive cold. The perfect way to treat this cold is with a little bit of chili pepper!
I have made pumpkin soup with a Thai pepper. 

For soup I always use stock, today I used a stock cube. I only use organic stock cubes, because these only have natural flavoring.
I try to avoid all processed food, but a stock cube can be really handy if you want to make a quick soup. 

Pumpkin soup

Healthy chocolate shake!

This chocolate shake is super yummy and nutritious.
You can have this shake for breakfast, lunch or afternoon treat.

I used oat-bran for this shake.
Oat-bran is the bran of the oats. I use this because this is a good way to add some more fibers to the shake.
Oat-bran are good against high cholesterol and good against constipation.
The carbs in the oat-bran are hypoglycemic, this means you will be satisfied longer and you will get a well dosed portion of energy.

Healthy chocolate shake.

Super fast yoghurt, blueberry and granola breakfast!

This Breakfast is really fast, nutritious and super tasty!
I eat this at least once a week!

Super fast yoghurt, blueberry and granola breakfast!