3 super easy and healthy breakfast ideas

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Foolproof low carb super healthy fruity nut loaf

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How to make elderberry juice and elderberry chia pudding

As you can see in one of my latest posts I used Elderflowers for my chia pudding – Elderflower infused coconut mousse with strawberries. Now – a few weeks later – the elderberries are ripe and I can’t be more happy to pick them and use them for my next chia pudding recipe. They are … Weiterlesen

Avocado-cheese-sandwich with blackberry mustard

Blackberries from my own garden! A dream! We moved in our own wooden house 4 years ago and we got a small blackberry bush from friends which I directly plant in front of our house. I picked my first blackberries two years later. It’s a pleasure to hold your own fruits in your hand. I can’t wait … Weiterlesen

Elderflower infused coconut mousse with strawberries

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Creamy Vanilla Chia Pudding with baked Banana

Breakfast Love Are you a breakfast lover? If yes, you should try out baked banana with oats, chia or yoghurt. If not, you should start with this vanilla chia pudding soon. Frying bananas is really simple and so delicious. They are getting sweeter after frying and you can add your favorite spices as well. Ground … Weiterlesen

Fast good! 2 minutes coconut blueberry bowl

What’s that? Fast Good? Sounds funny, right?

To be honest. Nobody find the time to cook hours and hours. But everybody likes to eat more healthy and fresh. The solution?

Fast Good!

More and more restaurants discovered a new trend. To prepare fast, delicious and healthy food for everybody. If you are open-minded you will recognize more and more healthy possibilities in the food market. There are more and more fresh alternatives instead of meat burger or fatty french fries. In the last years it was really difficult for me to eat something healthy when I was on a business trip.

The Change

But I see the world is changing and I love it! I find more healthy sandwiches, spelt pasta, vegan and vegetarian burger as well as raw desserts. It’s amazing to see how people change their mind and take care of their selves. I’m also recognize a changing in the supermarket portfolio. There are more fresh juices, vegan bread and I was so lucky to find the first coconut yoghurt in my supermarket as well. You need to know I don’t live in a big city. I’m living in a small village and the next city is 30.000 people big. I prefer to buy from a local shop instead of buying food in the internet. Are you feel the same?

Was can you learn from this fact?

This fact and this food trend can help you to live more healthy step by step. As you can read in one of my last posts “Dietary change for a better wellbeing”. I recommend to change your diet not completely. You need to change it step by step. Try to find more healthy alternatives and be open-minded for new food ingredients you don’t know. A healthy diet don’t need to be really difficult.

If you open-minded to cook something easy and healthy you find some idea here:

A vegan idea! Sunflower seed tzatziki sandwich

Fast, healthy and tasty! The 10 minute mushroom ragout

This simple banana almond smoothie is a great breakfast idea!

Spiritual Food as a Lifestyle?

I read about the Food Trend “Spiritual Food”. Have you ever heard from this? It sounds also really funny.

When we talk about spiritual food we talk about ethic and social engagement. We talk about to think about what we eating. To think about the origin, the production conditions. We talk about animal farming and labor conditions. The fact is that we need to eat every day. To think about what we eat is really difficult. We need to learn how we can change our view.

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Start thinking

Sometimes I know what I eat and I know it isn’t really “spiritual” but I eat it and I repress the memory. But sometimes I don’t eat anything in particular because I know more about ethical aspects. For example chocolate. I watched a German video about the production conditions of chocolate. I learned about child labor and I never never never bought conventional chocolate again since this experience. And I am really proud of it. We all can do little steps to make the world a little bit better. Build up your level of awareness and you will change little things as well. I am sure you can and you feel satisfied with your decision.

The Influencer

I recognized a big healthy food blogging trend in the last years. All these amazing souls helps to inform the world. They help to build up awareness. They share own experiences. I’m proud to be a part of this community and I’m proud to share my ideas and I’m proud to learn from others as well. I learned so many new thing about awareness, healthy food and living in the last year. I could write a book about it. But unfortunately I don’t find the time. Haha.

What are your experiences with food trends? Are there any who helped you to change something in your life?
I would be happy to read a comment from you.

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2 minuts coconut smoothie bowl

To share a simple and easy recipe idea I choose my coconut blueberry bowl with coconut yoghurt. I use frozen berries because I have them on hand at every time when I need a fast breakfast. Coconut yoghurt is such a great and healthy alternativ for dairy yoghurt. I am really lucky I found it in my supermarket. I see more and more healthy alternatives are coming. I topp this bowl with my coconut granola. You can find the recipe here: Coconut Granola

Fast good! 2 minutes coconut blueberry bowl
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 170 frozen blueberries
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes (or desiccated)
  • 150 g coconut yoghurt
  • 100 ml almond milk
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth. If the smoothie bowl is too cold add a pinch of really hot water.

 

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Sunflower seed tzatzki sandwich and Blog Carnival Participants

A healthy vegan sandwich and lots of fun! That’s what you find in this post.

Finished! My #healthyfastfood4 Blog Carnival is over. I’m happy about your enormous participation and I love to see so many “food” friends from Instagram as well. As promised I share the list of your delicious recipes, Websites and Instagram Accounts today and I would be totally happy if you would do the same on your social media and Website. It’s such a great way to share our passion of food. You find the complete list of all participants at the end of this post. Thank you all for your participation! I had so much fun and all participants would be really happy if you find the time to share the complete list also on your blog. To share our Passion for Blogging, Food, cooking and Food photography.

I like to introduce you to one participant who joined as well and published her eBook last week. It is Traci from vanillaandbean (@vanillaandbean).
You can find her amazing eBook here: grab-n-go snacks. I bought it and I am totally satisfied.

Be You

I want to share a little bit about my feeling to be more YOU in this life.

At the moment I’m really in a lazy mode and spend a lot of time with relaxing and slow movement. I’m thinking about what’s really important for me. I like to discover more silence, calm and awareness because I feel that I really enjoy it. I don’t like to run across my life and recognize nothing. So many people are busy and stressed from their own timeframe because they want to fulfill the expectations from others and their own. The expectations from the world and from yourself are so high. Nobody can fulfill them the whole life. Don’t fulfill the expectations means to be not everybody’s darling. And some people won’t understand you when you act like yourself but that’s the only way to find happiness in life. To find your own way.

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I recognized I need a change. I needed a break from the society to think about my truly needs. I recognized I don’t want many people around me. I don’t want to join every party or event. Instead of this I love time with myself, my cats, my food and my hubby. I love to meet family and friends from time to time but not every day and not every weekend. I enjoy to do some sports, yoga, meditation in my free time. I enjoy to cook. I enjoy to read books and watch movies. I love cuddling my cats and I love to sleep early to feel fit the next day. I’m truly happy I realized this.

What are your Needs?

Food to Go – for example a sandwich

Because I’m really lazy at the moment I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. I try to find more easy recipes to relax in the evening. I am a full-time worker and be in the kitchen mean a kind of meditation but I can’t meditate hours and hours. I don’t want to spend more time than 1 hour after my work with cooking and cleaning. I discovered Sandwiches for me to have a great and healthy lunch I can easily prepare in advance. I often prepare the ingredients in the evening and put them all together in the morning for my hubby and me.

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As you already know I don’t eat animals because I love them. My base bread topping is cheese and avocado. But I try out other toppings as well like this sunflower seed tzatziki. It is so easy to made, vegan and full of healthy nutritions. For example it’s is full of Vitamin E. I love Vitamin E because it is really helpful for a good skin. Maybe I’m crazy but I recognized my skin is so much better since I eat more seeds and nuts. I eat them every day. Vitamin E also help neutralize free radicals to protect brain health.

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RECIPE
Sunflower seed tzatzki sandwich

Serve 2

100g sunflower seeds (soaked for 4 hours in water)
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
1/4 cucumber (grated, scrape out the seeds with a spoon to avoid liquid)

4 slices of whole wheat bread
6 slices of smoked tofu
salad

Preparation

  1. After soaking your sunflower seeds, drain and rinse them.
  2. Add lemon juice and olive oil and mix in a blender or with a immersion blender.
  3. Add the grated cucumber and the dill.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve your sandwich with tzatski, fresh salad and smoked tofu.
  6. Enjoy.

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Participants of #healthyfastfood4 Blog Carnival

Thank you all for your participation! I had so much fun and all participants would be really happy if you find the time to share the complete list also on your blog.
To share our Passion for Blogging, Food, cooking and Food photography. I would be happy if you share this list as well on your Blog to share the food love.

Blogger Recipes

Sweet Potatoe Sandwich with beetroot cashew cheese from Tiina @myberryforest

Pumpkin Millet Burger from Klara

Pineapple Lime Coconut Parfait from Dee @greensmoothiegourmet

Golden roti, curried carrot falafel and masala corn Bo from @bos.kitchen

Spiced Fall Porridge von Lynn

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart and salted brownie cheesecake bites from Mitra @nutriholist

Healthy fast food pizza from Jo @healthyeating_jo Pumpkin millet burger from Klara @klaraslife

Vegan saitan chicken sandwich from Lauren @rabbitandwolves

Sri Lankan beetroot curry & toasted coconut sambol from Annabel

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry from Nattalie @healthynatty

Healthy Indian Chaat from Meghnas @meghnas_

Quinoa-Pumpkin Burger with veggie chips from Verena @frei_style

Pink dream cream parfait from Corinne @healthypieceofcake

Antioxidant Açai Chocolate Oatmeal Bowl from Brenda @crave.the.benefits Cashew cream kale Caesar sald and fried shallots with parmesan vegan from Lyndsey @lyndsey_eden

Raw vegan oreos from Sara

German

Regenbogen-Lunch: Buchweizennudeln mit Tofu und Tahini from Anna

Healthy Sushi from Steffi

Schnelle Beerenmuffins für das Wochenende from Jessi

NEWS!

One of my favorite food blogger published her eBook. Traci participate with one of her new recipes from her eBook: Almond Chocolate Coconut Bars from @vanillaandbean
Download: grab-n-go snacks

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Instagramer Healthy Fast Food Ideas

Portobello Bun Red Lentil Burger / Slider from Marisa @missmarzipancom

Cauliflower pizza crust from Chloe @the_smallseed_

Mexican taco style from Annelina @food_without_regrets

Savoury Rainbow toast on glutenfree bread from Dora @theradiantkitchen

Rainbow Veggie Open Pittas from Lorna @eatmyyythoughts

Breakfast bowl from Jenny @jenny.rai

Mango Vegan no churn ice-cream from Arzu @vitalityandmore (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vitalityandmore)

Potato chili fries with the best plantbased cheesesauce from @lenkas_kitchn

Spring rolls with satay and sweet chilli style sauce from Lee @vegan_naturalee

White and red quinoa from, hummus, eggplant dip, chimmichurri, vegetable stock and 4 greens pesto and Tropical Bliss Pitaya, mango, Pineapple, Banana Nicecream from Silv @minimuncherbali

Creamy Millet Porridge from Philine


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A simple banana almond smoothie

Banana

Super easy and healthy

I recognized I haven’t shared one of my absolutely easiest and delicious smoothie with banana and almond butter (or raw almonds). When I haven’t much time in the morning or forget to prepare my breakfast in advance I mix up this smoothie. It Is full of healthy ingredients and makes me full for longer because I added some oats. As you already know I always stock a jar of self-made almond butter. If you like to know how you can make almond butter by yourself, read more on this post: Vanilla Almond Butter at the end from the post

One of my favorite smoothies every is my Cashew Lemon Smoothie with turmeric . I drink it 3 times a week because I haven’t find another smoothie which is more delicious for me. You only need to soak the cashew nuts a day before and simple add banana, turmeric, dates and vanilla. It’s soooo good! But to be honest it is really hard to decide which one is better. This banana almond version or the cashew lemon version. I love both. In the past I added lots of superfoods to my smoothies. In the meantime I don’t do that because I’m not really sure if I need them. My option changed. I think we don’t need lots of superfoods to live more healthy. It is totally enough to use natural superfoods like kale, beetroot or linseeds. A few superfoods are still in my kitchen. One is maca. I still eat it because I like the taste not only it’s healthy.

 

Banana 

Some people ask me if I get full by drinking a smoothie. YES! Because I add some filling ingredients as well. If you like to get some ideas read my blog post: perfect smoothies.
I’m sure you find some ideas you didn’t know yet.

Thank you all for your nice feedback for my running Blog carnival “healthyfastfood4. I didn’t know so many people would be join so fast! It is still open until 30th September. If you want to participate it’s not difficult. Read more easy instructions here: Blog Carnival

If you using bananas in a smoothie it is really important to use ripe ones. My biggest tip for preparing smoothies is to freeze bananas in chunks. You have them ripe on hand in time. Perfect!

I bought coconut butter and use it in this smoothie. You can also use oil instead of the butter.
The butter is thicker and includes the flesh as well. It’s more like almond butter and it’s more creamy. Like a creamy puree.

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A simple banana almond smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: smoothies
Ingredients
  • Recipe
  • Banana Almond Smoothie
  • Serve 1
  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or 3 tbsp raw almonds, soaked if possible)
  • 1 tsp coconut butter
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla
  • 250ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

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Favorites of the week

What is your favorite cookbook? Mine is “At home in the whole food kitchen” from the one and only Amy Chaplin

Have you seen Lynns “Plum Cake with Buckwheat & Spelt Dough”? I love love love the plum time!

Because I don’t made many chia breakfasts I highly recommend Melanie’s “Passionfruit Chia Smootie Cups

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Learn how to create the perfect smoothies with “Make the perfect smoothie more filling

My absolutely favorite smoothie! With Lemon and cashew nuts and turmeric! Excellent superfood!

Kale is such a great natural superfood to add in a smoothie. This one is really sweet and tasty: Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie from @klaraslife

 

Who gets mouth watering by reading apple pie? You will love this smoothie for sure!

I’m totally happy today because I introduce you to a special girl I met on Instagram. I love to share my passion of food and blogging with others who feel exactly the same. It is really special to learn all this blogging and photography stuff and it is really helpful to talk to each other and learn. Klara is a person living in Germany with her dog and her chickens (aww I love them!). She is a quiet and balanced young woman who shares her passion of food in her blog and Instagram account. I adore her recipes and love every single one. It’s a dream from us to visit a food photography course together sometime. It is a bit difficult because we live far away from each other. I’m so happy to publish an interview as well as one of my favorite smoothies from her. Her apple pie smoothie. This creamy filling smoothie is a base in my weekly breakfast routine. It is easy to prepare, super healthy and tasty so good. Thank you Klara!


Interview with Klara

What’s your Name?

My name is Kathrin Salzwedel.

Where are you living?

I live in a small town near to the beautiful university town of Tübingen.

Can you tell me something about you?

I love to be in nature, preferably on horseback or while hiking in the mountains. I also go running regularly during the week. You can enjoy your workout and your head will be free.
On my blog Klaraslife I share my passion for healthy, simple and delicious dishes.

Wheat means healthy living for you?

Besides my passion for nature. I live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Healthy living means to me, that you can hear what your body wants and needed. He knows very well what we needed.
If possible avoid stress and hectic to take time for themselves and learn to appreciate the little things in life. This has all to do with each other. I always like to eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, legumes, plant based or coconut yogurt or vegan cheese. Everything fresh and without additives. If I’m sweet tooth have, then I eat a piece chocolate or homemade cake.
And I´m happy. One should not put under pressure, it is “only” eat 🙂

What is your favorite meal?

I’m a total breakfast lover. I prefer to get up earlier, than I start my day without my breakfast. My favorite food is overnight soaked oats and porridges in different versions; with fresh fruit, nut butter or with matcha or baobab powder. And smoothies like my Apple Pie Smoothie.

Recipe
Apple Pie Smoothie from Klara

Serve 1

200ml almond milk (or any other milk you prefer)
2 small apples (pelled)
5 tbsp rolled oats
2 tbsp hemp seed
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Place oats and the milk into your blender and let it soak for 30 minutes. The oats should be soften.
  2. Now add all ingredients into the blender. Blend until soft. If it too thick add more milk.

*NOTES: If you don´t have time in the morning, soak your oats overnight!

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Website: klaraslifeblog
Instagram: @klaraslife


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