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Super Cacao & Banana Shake + Cacao Health Benefits. A chocolate shake that’s good for you?

Super Cacao & Banana Shake + Cacao Health Benefits

Yes, please! This cacao banana shake is packed full of antioxidants and is so quick and easy to make. Simply place all the ingredients into a blender, blend on high, and voila! A delicious healthy chocolatey treat. I even enjoy it for breakfast some days. Swirled Mousse Jars + US book events. So, David and I had a full evening without the kids last weekend (we still had the baby to look after but that is basically like holiday for us).

Swirled Mousse Jars + US book events

Our grand plan was to go out for dinner at a busy Swedish/Japanese restaurant which we haven’t been to for years. Then rent a proper Hollywood movie and watch it in the couch (instead of the usual watching-half-a-tv-series-on-the-phone-while-the-kids-are-sleeping-on-top-of-us-mode) while eating a yummy dessert. It turns out that the food at that restaurant wasn’t as good as we remembered it and the movie was the worst catastrophe movie we have ever seen. Dessert was however right on point. Our first intention was to buy ice cream but we both felt slightly nauseous after dinner so David said he would improvise and make something fresh instead. Encouraged by last weeks video, we did a short one of this recipe as well.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes for One {vegan + GF} - Izy Hossack. Coconut & almond crusted banana pancakes. What’s all the Buzz About? Bee Pollen. Oh for the love of bees!

What’s all the Buzz About? Bee Pollen.

Are you as obsessed as I am? Probably not, but I am a little special that way. My passion for bees knows no limits, as the amazing things they produce are infinitely mind-blowing! If you’ve been back in the archives, you’ll know I am a huge raw honey fan, and don’t even get me started on beeswax, but that is only scratching the surface when it comes to the bee products that fill my home, my tummy, and my life. Let me introduce you to bee pollen.

Bee pollen on the other hand is actually the collected pollen that the bees take back from the flowers and store in the hive for food. Acai bowl of goodness. April 03, 2016 I woke up in a morning after sleeping 16h straight and I’ve realised that I missed Australia.

Acai bowl of goodness

We’re back, after an amazing month in my most favourite country all over the word. GREEN REHYDRATION SMOOTHIE. Spiced Fall Porridge - Heavenlynn Healthy. Blackberry Almond Butter Maca Smoothie Bowl. There’s a special quality to the air in the early morning in Charlottesville.

Blackberry Almond Butter Maca Smoothie Bowl

Each inhalation of the raw outdoors is imbued with freshness, newness. Like cooling sips of glimmering, refreshing spring water. Perhaps it’s just my habit of being so half-asleep at 7am as to truly be mindful of my path to my yoga shala. My thoughts fade and I watch what’s happening with my breath, the sensation of my body moving. I witness the walking path. Birthday Blueberries. © 2010 Green Kitchen Stories.

Birthday Blueberries

Apple breakfast crisp. December 06, 2013 Each time I change the city I live in, there is a period of craziness, when I don’t cook much.

Apple breakfast crisp

I simply eat around and want to try as many local treats as possible. This is what’s been happening for the past month and a half. It was difficult to concentrate on making delicious breakfast, when just 200 meters away from my apartment is a local market with a bar full of amazing tapas, seafood, organic vegetables and fruits. I used to get up in the morning, buy a cup of coffee in my favourite spot, I was supposed to go back home and work and in the end… I came back several hours later. Almond Bircher Muesli with Toasted Coconut – Shanyaraleonie. Peach and Pecan Brown Sugar Parfait - Izy Hossack. FLUFFY PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES. No-Bake, Oaty Apple Crumble - Izy Hossack. Avocado Blueberry Mango Super Smoothie Recipe.

It was a wet, warm Christmas morning.

Avocado Blueberry Mango Super Smoothie Recipe

Inside, the tree sparkled with colorful glass ornaments, string lights and silver jingle bells. Outside, puddles in the street reflected gray cloud cover. We opened our windows to let a humid cross breeze enliven the living room. Logan and I slept on an air mattress alongside the presents (the only sleeping space left in the packed house). Chia Parfait & Apple Crunch. After both kids are put to bed, Luise and I have this evening habit of pouring ourselves a glass of yogurt or chia pudding (or both) and then diving deep into our pantry drawers for whatever nuts, seeds, nut butters, oats, honey, fruit and berries that we can find to cover the yogurt with. Some nights we even treasure a piece of dark chocolate that we chop finely and dust over. It’s a fresh and quick weeknight snack/dessert that never looks the same and quite honestly is one of the best things we know.

During the summer months, we add heaps of fresh berries but lately we have been all about apples. Usually we just add them cold, but a while back we instead tried to heat up apples, seeds and nuts in a frying pan with butter, honey, ginger and cinnamon. The soft and warm apples + crunch mixed with fresh apple pieces, cold yogurt and a drizzle of hazelnut butter in between was absolutely terrific. Banana Pancakes. Happy Pancake Day everyone!

Banana Pancakes

This has always been one of my favourite days of the year, I just love pancakes! I could eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. They’re too good. The best news is that they taste just as good without the gluten, sugar & dairy, believe it or not! This blend of oats, almonds and flax makes each pancake brilliantly thick with a perfectly warm, squishy middle – just like good american pancakes, while the addition of ripe banana to the batter also makes them deliciously sweet so you just need a drop of pure maple syrup for extra deliciousness!

Turmeric Porridge - Heavenlynn Healthy. Turmeric porridge to start the new year 2017 right!

Turmeric Porridge - Heavenlynn Healthy

The Holidays are over, and I took a few days off as well, so I am feeling totally energized and ready for the new year! During the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I worked out a lot, especially in the morning. My family is pretty active, so all of us usually started the last weeks with a morning run with Balu, and my boyfriend and I then completed the run with a yoga session. It was so nice to get our bodies moving after all of the food and festivities around Christmas.

Quinoa Bircher with Persimmons & Petals. Would it be presuming of us to think that a few of you are reading this post in horizontal position? We are imagining you lying on the couch with a big bowl of Christmas food leftovers balancing on a pillow next to you and a pile of cookies on the sofa table? It’s how these days between Christmas and New Year usually are spent. And rightfully so, after all the holiday craziness it’s nice to just doze away for a while.

But sometime soon you will probably start feeling for something fresh again. Regardless if it is tomorrow or next year, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Blueberry Basil Smoothie + Soy-free Protein Smoothie Boosts. It’s never officially summer until I arrive in Canada. Before the first embrace at the airport from my parents, before long nights in front of a bonfire, before the St. Lawrence River swallows me whole, I cannot truly feel like it’s time to slow down and embrace the season. And so I am here. Even in between all the work I have to do, I am finding hours to just be. As I write this, I am looking out on the seaway, easing its way east towards the ocean past all the tiny islands that shelter my earliest childhood memories. Coconut Chia Oats – Shanyaraleonie. Orange & Vanilla Overnight Oats. A few months ago we got to spend the weekend in New York, on the way back from the Saveur Food Blog Awards.

Traditional Bircher Muesli – Shanyaraleonie. The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie. Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus. Overnight Chia Oats with Coconut Yoghurt. This is my favourite breakfast at the moment. Cinnamon Pecan Granola. LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKES. Banana Granola. Pumpkin granola cups.