Pink Smoothie Bowl

 

 

This is absolutely my favorite breakfast at the moment. It just tastes delicious. It is fresh, bit sweet and the toppings make it nice and crunchy. It is packed with healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.

 

Roze Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • Handje aardbeien + 3 voor de topping
  • Handje Frambozen + 5 voor de topping
  • 1 Medjool dadel
  • 150 ml kokos yoghurt
    Toppings:
  • Granola
  • Kokosrasp
  • Vers Fruit
  • Je kunt iedere topping die je lekker vindt gebruiken

Instructions

  1. Snijd de dadel in kleine stukjes, plaats het in de blender samen met het fruit en blend voor 10-15 seconden. Voeg vervolgens de kokos yoghurt toe en blend nog eens voor 15 seconden. Het moet een licht roze, romige mengsel vormen. Schenk de smoothie in een kom en plaats vervolgens de toppings. Geniet ervan!

Happy Tummy Juice

 

This juice is great for spring and summer time. It has fennel, cucumber and mint which smoothies the stomach. The pineapple gives it a nice fresh and sweet summer flavor. Fennel, cucumber and mint help to ease digestion and are great for a flat tummy. Who doesn’t want that this summer.

 

 

Happy Tummy Juice

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 slice pineapple
  • 1/3 fennel bulb
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 2 springs of fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Cut the fruit and vegetables in to pieces and place in the juicer. Pour the juice into a large glass and enjoy!

Nutella Raw Balls

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These Nutella Raw Balls are just delicious. I made two batches this week and they were gone so fast. They have a chocolatey Nutella flavor. Filled with crunchy bites of hazelnut.

 

I love to have some Raw Balls at home. They make a perfect healthy snack when you are craving for something sweet or when you need a little boost of energy.

 

Nutella Raw Balls

Serving Size: 10 Raw Balls

Ingredients

  • 120 gram peeled hazelnuts
  • 140 gram soft dates
  • 4 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Instructions

  1. Place 100 gram hazelnuts in to a food processor. Let it puls for 90 seconds until the hazelnuts become a fine flour. Add 2 tablespoons of cacao powder and pulse for another 20 seconds. Add then the dates, remaining cacao powder and 20 gram of hazelnuts. Let it puls for another 60-90 seconds until a gooey, sticky mixture forms. Make sure you still see pieces of hazelnuts.
  2. Roll the dough into medium sized balls using your hands and store them in a airtight box or jar.

 

 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables

 

Since last year I have decided to eat more vegetables. Since then I am always looking for ways to add vegetables to my lunch and dinner. These wraps are filled with sweet potato, roasted pumpkin, avocado and arugula. I add a drizzle of tahini sauce, coriander and some za’atar. Za’atar is an herbal blend of wild oregano, sesame seeds, sumac and salt.

 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables

 

 

You can have the wraps for lunch, but they are nice as well for dinner. They taste delicious, hearty, warm and the sauce and herbs give it an extra touch.

 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables 

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 wraps (I used organic gluten-free corn wraps)
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/3 of a small pumpkin
  • 1 avocado
  • arugula
  • 3 springs coriander
  • olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • za'atar (optional)
  • Tahini Saus
  • 100 ml white sesame tahini
  • 75 ml water
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut them in wedges.
  3. Wash the pumpkin and cut of 1/3 the pumpkin. Remove the seeds and peel of the skin with a potato peeler and cut in to pieces.
  4. Place the sweet potato and pumpkin on a baking sheet, covered with baking parchment and sprinkle them with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potato's are golden brown and the pumpkin is soft.
  5. In the meantime make the tahini saus. Place the tahini, water, lemon juice, crushed garlic and a pinch of salt in a small food processor and blend for a few seconds until everything is blended together. Taste the tahini, you can always adjust it to your taste by adding some more salt, lemon or garlic. If you want it more thick you add some more tahini paste.
  6. Cut the avocado in to slices and wash the arugula. Warm the wraps according to the instructions on the packing. And cut the coriander.
  7. Put the wraps on 2 plates and place some arugula in the middle of the wrap. Place one one side of the arugula half of the grilled potato's and pumpkin and on the other side the slices of half an avocado. Sprinkle with tahini saus and add some coriander and za'atar.

 

 

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins (GF, VEG, SF)

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This apple, blueberry breakfast muffins are a nutritious breakfast. On Sunday I make a batch of these muffins, so I am sure to have something at home that I can take with me if I have no time to have breakfast at home. They are as well a great alternative for regular sweet treats.

I use oats and buckwheat; they are a great gluten-free alternative to regular grains. These muffins are only sweetent by fruits no sugar is added. I find them delicious and can’t get enough of them. Who would ever think that you could have muffins for breakfast that are healthy and good for you.

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffin - Healthy Hotspots

 

I make a big batch good for 12 big muffins and keep them in the fridge or in an airtight container. They stay good for about 5 days. If you want, you can freeze them or make half a batch. It just takes a few minutes of your time to make this muffin and trust me the whole week you will be happy you made them. They are a great success among my friends and family and kids love them!

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffins - Healthy Hotspots

 

If you feel like a muffin is not enough for you in the morning you can have them with a healthy breakfast smoothie they make a great combination.

 

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins

 

Ingredients

 

Dry Ingredients:

 

100 grams buckwheat flour
100 grams of oat flour
75 gram almond flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Wet ingredients:

 

150g coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt
150 grams of unsweetened apple mouse
3 apples
100 grams of blueberries
10 soft dates
3 eggs (or egg substitute)
2 full tablespoons coconut oil

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven on 175 degrees Celsius

2. Rasp de apples
3. Place all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and add the rasp apples and blueberries and mix together.
4. Then place all the rest of the wet ingredients in the blender and blend until everything is smooth.
5. Add the wet ingredients and mix these together with the dry ingredients and the fruit until everything is blend together.
6. Grease the muffin tins or place muffin liners and spoon the batter into 12 muffin tins. The tins will be quite full so you will have large muffins.
7. Bake them on 175 degrees for 25-35 minutes depends on your oven. The tops need to be golden brown.

Easy Peasy Breakfast Smoothie

 

Easy Peasy Breakfast Smoothie - Healthy Hotspots

 

I love breakfast smoothies, it’s the perfect way to start the day! I know that many people think that eating healthy is hard, but making this smoothie will only cost you 2 minutes. And you will have a smoothie full with vitamins and good fibers. It tastes very delicious, sweet, fresh and fruity.

 

Easy Peasy Breakfast Smoothie - Healthy Hotspots

 

The banana makes this smoothie a bit thick and filling, while the berries give it a beautiful color and fruity flavor and the apple gives you a good doses of healthy fibers. I add some mint leaves to my smoothie when I have them at home. Mint promotes digestion and it soothes the stomach and has anti inflammation properties. If you feel like you need some more bite, you can place the smoothie in a bowl and add some homemade granola.

 

Easy Peasy Breakfast Smoothie - Healthy Hotspots

 

When I go on holiday I bring a small travel blender with me and buy locally some fresh fruit and makes this delicious smoothie. It’s really so easy. All you need is a blender, some fruits and water.

 

This recipe is for two smoothies. Either you can share it or you can place one in the fridge for the next day. It will safe you some time the next morning.

 

Easy Peasy Breakfast Smoothie

 

2 serves

 

Ingredients:

 

1 banana

1 apple

handful of strawberries

handful blueberries

3 mint leaves (optional)

175 ml water

 

Directions:

 

Peel the banana and cut the fruit in pieces. Place the fruit and mint leaves in the blender. Add the water and blend until smooth.