3 super easy and healthy breakfast ideas

Are you a breakfast lover or do you prefer to eat nothing early in the morning? It’s not that bad to start the day with a healthy and delicious breakfast! You are in hurry very often? Try out one of my 3 super easy and healthy breakfast ideas. 5 reasons why you should eat breakfast … Weiterlesen

Foolproof low carb super healthy fruity nut loaf

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Falafel Tacos and Broste giveaway time!

*This post is sponsored by Broste-Copenhagen One of the most delicious savory meals I know are wraps and falafel (as well as burger and French fries). I recognized I didn’t share my favorite Taco recipe on my blog yet. So I hurried up and wrote down the ingredients for you. This kind of food really … Weiterlesen

Vegan pumpkin seed olive cream & my diet and cooking routine

  To be honest! I can’t avoid eating cheese and I don’t want to miss it in my life. But I learned to enjoy other spread ideas as well like this vegan pumpkin seed olive cream. For example nut and seed creams, pastes or dips. Sometimes I feel surfeited by eating lots of cheese every … Weiterlesen

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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Blog Carnival #healthyfastfood4

Let’s celebrate Blog Carnival! When you are a Blogger you know the feeling to work almost alone behind the camera. You enjoy your creativity while doing a photo session and have fun with editing your pictures on the computer. But sometimes it can be a really lonely process. That’s the main reason we are all active in social media. We want to share our love, our passion of food and tell others about our experiences, our stories. I think most of the people who read this agree on that point.

I want to create an event where we all participate together. To get connected and to share our same passion.
The passion of creating healthy food, taking food pictures and sharing recipes as well as tricks and tips for a healthy diet.

I invite you to join this #healthyfastfood4 Event (from 3rd September until 30th September) and benefit from our wonderful healthy food community.

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Because we ALL LOVE HEALTHY FAST FOOD I decided to use this topic. I really love to enjoy a cold beer together with roasted sweet potatoes with guacamole, quesadillas, sandwiches, tacos or vegetarian and vegan burger! You feel the same? Join now! By the way. I will publish the recipe for the Eggplant Gyros Pita in the picture next week.

By the way. I will publish my current FAVORITE blog post as from today in every single blog post at the end of each post to share the amazing work from my Blogger collegues. There are so many lovely souls out there you need to discover as well.

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What is a Blog Carnival?

A Blog Carnival is a „virtual party“ where blogger share their blog post with a special topic. The organizer (me) collects all posts and publish them on a fixed date on his blog with a feedback.

Who can participate?

Every blogger with an own blog can join this event. The organizer will proof the participants of authenticity and decide to approve or not. The blog post needs to fit to the topic and it need to have a suitable quality. If the participant isn’t approved by me I will inform you.

Share the Love

Feel free to publish the participant list as well on your blog and / or social media on the 1st October or later to share the healthy fast food love.

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Procedure

• Create and publish an own blog post with a healthy fast food recipe until the 30th September
• Include this Link http://nutsandblueberries.com/blog-carnival/ in your post to inform your readers about the Blog Carnival #healthyfastfood4
• The recipe needs to be free from meat and fish (vegetarian or vegan)
• The recipe is healthy and nearly free from any convenience ingredients
• Publish your blog post link in the comments under this post (I will add your link to the Blog Carnival)
• Optional: Write me an e-mail with your Link post@nutsandblueberries.com
• Promote the Blog Carnival #healthyfastfood4 on your social media in advance to join more participants and make the events more interesting for readers
• Use #healthyfastfood4 to tag your recipe on Instagram
• I will publish all participants on my blog and Instagram @nutsandblueberries on 1st October

Can’t wait to see you creations my friend! Happy healthy fast food cooking!

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FAVORITES OF THE WEEK

These Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches (Vegan + GF) from Sophie are really mouthwatering and such a great idea to end up summer.

What a great idea from Tieghan to freeze smoothie ingredients to have them on hand when you need them: Freezer Smoothie Pack 6

I was inspired by Dr. Danielle Dowling article about How To Get Vulnerable & Learn To Share Your Inner Truth.


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Muesli and Granola as a simply, fast and healthy breakfast version

Muesli is one of the best healthy Breakfast ideas ever! As you maybe read in one of my previous posts about “Dietary Change for a better wellbeing“. I publsihed the tip to make your own muesli to avoid unhealthy additives. I’m sure not everybody loves to spend a lot of time in the kitchen especially in the morning. As a result of this I like to inform more about muesli and granola as a simply, fast and healthy breakfast version.

A few years ago I started to buy my ready muesli in the supermarket. I don’t know that is wasn’t that healthy I thought. All the hidden unhealthy additives like industrial sugar or sweetened dried fruits wasn’t clearly evident for me. Especially sugar is used in thousands of supposed healthy products you can’t clearly realize by reading the ingredients. There are some titles you can recognize sugar. For example glucose or sucrose. If you like to learn more read this article: Refined Sugar – The Sweetest poison of All…

Muesli is definitely a perfect base to have a healthy breakfast. As I can see in my food community muesli is used really often as a base. Mixed up with everything you like it’s totally flexible. Muesli makes full for longer because of the cereals and roughage.

I prefer walnuts and sunflower seeds in my muesli while my husband loves coconut chips and apple. He use the 3,8% organic dairy milk and I use plant based milk like hemp milk or my self-made walnut milk. I only use natural sweetener for my muesli like dates, apples, bananas or sometimes honey. The best is to top your muesli with a good and crunchy granola like my Coconut Granola with dried flowers

Granola – What is that?

Granola is a little bit different to muesli because it is baked until the ingredients form crunchy clusters. Granola contains dried fruits, healthy oils and liquid sweetener. It is only used for topping mueslis or smoothies. It is really difficult to find high quality granola in the store. I only found this one which is really good. Sure it is a bit expensive but high qualified as well: Lizis Granola.

Beside my Coconut Granola I love this Crispy Granola version from my friend  Heike @tastyasheck. As agreed with Heike I’m so happy to publish it here on my Blog. Heike is one of my absolutely favorite inspirations. She takes care of a fair food use and her Food Photography is always colorful and makes me smiling. You can see more from her work here:  Heike @tastyasheck

Thank you so much Heike for this stunning recipe!

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RECIPE
CRISPY GRANOLA from Heike @tastyasheck

Ingredients

1 cup quinoaflakes
1 cup glutenfree oats
1 cup buckwheat (sprouted if you like)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkinseeds
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil @royalgreen2008
2 tbsp nutbutter or coconutbutter or tahini
3/4 cup coconut flakes

Optional
dried berries like green raisins, mulberries, gojiberries or cacao nibs

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven on 170°C/335°F
  2. Line a baking tray with 2 baking sheet, overlapping the tray on every side.
  3. Mash the bananas until soft
  4. Add the melted oil, vanilla powder plus the melted butter (melt over a water bath) and mix well
  5. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients except coconut chips and dried fruits
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and incorporate with a spatula
  7. Press evenly on the baking tray
  8. After 10 min. remove from the oven and flip over
  9. Place back in the oven for another 10min
  10.  Repeat as before and place back for 5 -10 min depending you oven, before it starts to smell fragrant
  11. Remove and add the coconut chips and toast for another 5min
  12.  Remove and let cool down completely
  13. optional: add 1/2 cup of dried berries/cacao nibs and store in a airtight container for up 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months (no need to defrost before…)

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Here you find my personal tips for making a good muesli:

• 1/3 Cereals and Nuts
• 1/3 fresh fruits
• 1/3 Yoghurt, Dairy Milk or plant-based Milk
• Dried fruits like dates as a natural sweetener
• Crunchy ingredients like Granola
• Soft ingredients like fruits
• Use a happy and nice bowl you like to serve
• Cut the fruits in bite-size
• Try out and write down your favorite combination
• Mix your muesli in advance to reduce stress

Have Fun and enjoy!

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Dietary Change for a better wellbeing

Dietary Change. I feel a lot of uncertainty in our society when I talk about diet. A lot of people don’t be sensible of the danger based of a wrong diet. They need to know how they can optimize their own wellbeing by changing to a healthy diet. My own experience and research confirm my feeling about the industry lie. Most of the people trust the manufacturer and marketing and eat lots of food which are seemingly healthy. They don’t know that most of the food they eat aren’t healthy.

Do you answer one of the following questions with YES?

You want to raise your wellbeing?
You like to get better skin?
You like to have strong nails and shiny hair?
You like to have dense tissue?
You like to sleep the whole night?
You like to reduce indigestion?
Or only feel better, fitter and livelier?

Then you can continue reading.

1. Dietary Change begins in your head!

Dietary Change

No Win without effort

The human is a creature of habit. We are living in our own comfort zone. If we like to change something in our life it isn’t easy. But it is easier when we accept. It is very important to accept the changing to implement something new in your life durable. A new and more healthy diet requires more organization and you need to think about how to find this time in your life.

Think in small steps

Have you ever been tried to inform yourself about a healthy diet? Maybe you feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. You are not alone. A dietary change need time. It’s a durable process. Be relaxed and don’t set to ambitiously goals. Everybody has another reason to change the diet. What’s yours? When you know what’s your reason you can start with some steps which fits perfect to your Vision.

Be honest with you 

I think the biggest point is to be honest. Sometimes we do not know about the unhealthy food we eat but sometimes we know it and we beautify the facts. It’s totally ok when we eat something which is not healthy but it isn’t ok when you tell yourself it IS HEALTHY. For example: When I eat unhealthy fatty French fries I can tell myself: “These French fries are not that unhealthy because they are made from potatoes!”. But that’s a lie. I tell myself: “I want to eat these unhealthy French fries although I know they are really unhealthy!”. In this case I can enjoy my French Fries but I won’t eat them very often. Haha.

2. Analyze: What / When / Where do you eat?

Be aware

I’m sure you tried to change your diet in the past but you haven’t changed it in that way you really want? Have you asked yourself why you failed? Have you asked yourself what you eat in a day and what’s healthy and what not? First you need to analyze your diet and understand what’s wrong with it. My tip is to make a quick mental calculation what you eat in a day. In this way you find a first point you can change. I’m sure there is something you are satisfied with you don’t need to change. But there are some point you are unsatisfied. Begin with snacks or meals you are really really unsatisfied with and search for a healthy Option.

Understand what you eat

Do you know what you eat? Do you know what is healthy and what not? I’m sure there are a lot of food ingredients you think they are healthy but they aren’t. I made my own experience in that case and recognized that the food industry is more interested in making money than in your health. You need to act in your own responsibility. You will have more success and more fun when you know exactly what you eat. Find time to learn about the food you eat.

Feelings and eating behaviours

We are emotional souls full of different feelings. Our eating behaviours are depending with our feelings we have. If you are nervous and angry you will not think about your diet very well. You will eat uncontrolled and often unhealthy because your diet isn’t important in that moment. When you feel good and happy you will think about more because you like to be kind to yourself. You need to discover yourself and your eating behaviours. First when you know your eating behaviors you can counteract. You can carry some healthy snacks with you during your busy work to have something healthy on hand when you need something and when you are stressed. Otherwise you will pick up the best food you find and that isn’t really healthy most of the times. And there are so many healthy Food idea out there. For example Jessie’s Roasted Blueberry Ice Cream & Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches.

3. Dietary Change Step-by-Step

Avoid radical Dietary Change

I’m often full of enthusiasm when I’m confident of something new. I put all my time in my new project and recognized I worked too hard very often. I learned to avoid stress and think first before approach new projects. Please don’t be too enthusiastic – even less when the project is Dietary Change. Growing on your own experiences and foil is much more effective than act before thinking.

Match your diet to your life

Think about your Dietary Change. Be honest to yourself and asked yourself if your plans are really realistic. You need meals and food which you can integrate in your daily life. For example: You like to bake your bread by yourself in the future. But is that possible? Are you able to bake it 3 times a week? For me it wasn’t. So my solution was to find a trustful store who sell healthy bread. Instead of baking my own bread I spend lots of time in my kitchen in the morning to prepare my breakfast variations. This point is more important for me. As you can see you can’t do ALL THESE amazing things in the kitchen when you have another real life. You need to set priorities.

Start with ONE change ONLY

Sense of achievements are the base for a permanent motivation. And you need motivation to learn all that stuff to live more healthy. When I think about my last years I learned a lot and I’m still learning what is good for me and what not. Dietary change is a process and you need to learn it slow and step by step to integrate new food and meals in your day. Best decision is to start with only one thing you like to change. And then change and listen to your body if you feel good or not. Some food which is really healthy mustn’t be healthy for you. I can’t eat lots of raw vegetables for example. I prefer to cook them or make a smoothie. Some other people feel really good by eating raw vegetables. Find your own way!

Here are some idea to start with:

Müsli

Replace your muesli with a healthy muesli. Look at the Package label to make sure there are no unhealthy additives in it. And avoid sugar in your muesli. Best is to make your own version. Use seed, nuts, oats and fresh fruits and top with milk. You can use dates as a sweetener. You can also buy good quality musli in an organic store but it’s much more expensive than a self-made version.

Bread

Dietary Change

Do you love bread? Make sure you use full-value bread and no bread made from superfine flour. The difference is the health value of the bread you eat. You will get full for longer when you use full-value bread. You make sure you don’t get hungry to fast because in this case the risk is higher to eat uncontrolled and unhealthy.

Meat

A great way to implement more healthy food in your diet is to reduce meat and sausage. It isn’t necessary to avoid is completely if you don’t like to avoid it. But try to reduce and replace. You can eat some organic cheese or a vegan / vegetarian spread instead. In my optinion the best waay is to live without meat and sausages because I made my own experience with the changing. Since I don’t eat animals I implement much more fruits, vegetables and legumes in my diet and I feel much more better. If you need to know more about the benefits of a plant-based diet read this book: China Studys

Milk

Who reads my Blog Post about dairy milk vs nut milk? After my change I feel much more better. I feel more in order and I don’t feel bad in my stomach. I’m not lactose-intolerant but I feel dairy products aren’t really good for my body. This is one more opportunity to eat / drink more healthy. If you buy nutmilk take care of the ingredients because they are often additives inside which are not healthy. I make my own or buy it in an organic store. You can create so many special Drinks with nut milk. Like this Black Sesame Latte from Sophie.

Eat not to late

Another idea is to eat not too late. The human has some habits and they can be change if you want to change it. It isn’t really a problem to change habits. You only need to be patient. I learned to eat not too late to help my body to process during the night. It also encourage your metabolism.

Don’t wait! Start now with your Dietary Change!

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Nutmilk vs Dairy Milk

Nutmilk vs Dairy Milk – which one is more healthy?

A lot of people asked my why I stopped drinking dairy milk and started drinking nut milk instead. The most of the people who drinks dairy milk don’t know what it really means. Like me! I never know about the immoral aspects of drinking milk. Dairy milk was a big part of my diet. Since I change my consumption I feel so much better. Nobody need dairy milk in my opinion.

The first reason to stop drinking dairy milk was the animal abuse. I don’t like to support any animal abuse with drinking milk. Sure I never hurt a cow by myself by drinking milk but it feels like I hurt it by myself. I really felt bad after reading lots of animal reports about the housing conditions of conventional milk cows. I never know it! Did you know the calves are moved within a few hours after birth? Because we like to drink dairy milk?

The health facts of dairy milk are not that high as many people thinking. Did you know that many scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to milk consumption? The story about the health benefits has spread around the world based on the flawed belief that this calcium-rich drink is essential to support good overall health and bone health. But that isn’t true. I am sure you will find the same answers if you are starts to read more about the true health benefits of dairy milk. The industry are ruthless! They earn money because people like me don’t know about the truth.

Cows are intelligent and brisk animals. They suffer when they need to produce too much milk. They need to milk 50 Liters a day instead of the normal 8 Liter. You don’t need to be clever to recognize the animal abuse. Apart from this my heart is broken by recognizing the calves suffer. The calves are moved within a few hours after birth. That’s a shame. I feel co-responsible by drinking milk.

Nutmilk ist better. I experienced about the negative health aspects of drinking dairy milk. Here are some Facts:

• A lot of scientific studies have shown an assortment of detrimental health effects directly linked to dairy milk consumption
• Today’s milk is a processed food and not a natural product
• A lot of the vitamins get lost by pasteurizing the milk
• Antibiotics are used on many farms to treat infections. This Antibiotics remains in the dairy milk. Our body don’t need antibiotics.
• Dairy milk is often contaminated with lots of heavy metals and Dioxin.

Sure dairy milk also have some positive benefits. But a lot of negative ones. So why should we drink milk?
Only because it’s tasty? That’s reason is not enough for me so I decided to use Nut Milk.

Here are one of my favorite recipes:

Sweet Walnut Milk

Nutmilk

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Healthy Hemp Snickers

I don’t spend so much time in the kitchen as I do in the last year. I started my blog round about one year ago and my Instagram 8 months ago. I couldn’t imagine that this would be such a big part in my life. To thank you all for your great support I will run a winning game after my vacation. Can’t wait to share it :o)). Without your support I wouldn’t be here now. I learned so much in the last year about healthy food, work-life-balance and to listen to myself.

It is so important to make things you really love and to avoid too much stress in your life. We need to listen and be honest to our self. Decide what is good for us and what not. The society requirement are so high. Nobody can withstand that permanently. Think about your own possibilities. It’s your life, you are the creator. Remember that!

Maybe these snickers are a good start to make a break ;)?

Hemp seeds healthy benefits

Lots of you asked me for these snickers I made often in the last week. I developed my own version with lots of hemp seeds to add healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Hemp seeds have a mild and nutty flavor. Hemp seeds are also a big protein source, as more than 25% of their total are from high-quality protein. You find also Vitamin E for a perfect skin in these little seeds. If you don’t want to use hemp seeds you can also add more oats. These bars are the best snack before you start a sport workout or get new energy after a half working day. Lots of protein and they make you full for longer! One bar is enough for a few hours.

For these snickers you need a base, a caramel and a chocolate layer. All made from healthy natural ingredients and organic sweetener.

I used peanuts to impart a crunch. Peanuts harmonize perfect with chocolate. The chocolate I made is from coconut oil and raw cacao. In the past I often drank sweetened Cacao. I don’t know if they is a lot of unhealthy sugar in these drinks. In the last months I discovered raw cacao powder you can use instead of the other. In combination with natural sweetener like dates or rice syrup it taste amazing sweet and delicious. I often prepare a drinking cacao in this way.

You need to store them in the freezer. Best time to enjoy is to take them out 15 minutes before serving.

RECIPE
HEMP SNICKERS

For a baking dish of 20x30cm
Serve 8-10 Snickers

Base
100g Hanfsamen
100g Cashew Nuts
100g Oats
50g Almonds
100g desiccated coconut
100ml rice syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil
½ tsp salt

Date Caramel
300g dates
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp cashew butter (or Peanut Butter)
½ tsp salt
Water
100g peanuts, unsalted (for the topping)

Chocolate Layer
75g raw cacao
100ml coconut oil
50ml rice syrup

Preparation

Base

  1. Crash the Almonds, Cashew Nuts and Oats in a blender
  2. Add desiccated coconut, rice syrup, coconut oil and salt
  3. Press the mixture in a 20x30cm baking dish or form and store in the freezer

Date Caramel

  1. Mix all ingredients (except the peanuts) in a blender until it get creamy
  2. Add water if necessary
  3. Spread the Caramel on the base
  4. Sprinkle with Peanuts
  5. Store in the freezer

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Chocolate Layer

  1. Stir the coconut oil with the raw cacao and rice syrup
  2. Sprinkle over the snicker base and store in the freezer for minimum of 2 hours before serving.

Best time to enjoy is to take them out 15 minutes before serving.

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