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The healthiest bfast which looks & tastes like a yummy dessert..

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… and about the lovely exceptions in life

Many of my friends ask me these days “So what is it all about? Are you on a diet? Is it a detox you’re doing? How can I join you, but first I have to go there and there and attend this and this.” etc. Guys, stop! You know what? The easiest moment to start is always NOW 🙂 We are all humans with better days and worse days and having an exception here and there doesn’t mean that you can’t start with a healthy lifestyle every day. So, no – this is not a diet and not a detox. This also doesn’t start and end again. What I try is to change my general eating style to an healthier one, to reduce sugar, animal produce (meat, fish, dairy), wheat, coffee and alcohol on the one side and increase health veg, fruit, grains and proteins (nuts, beans, seeds) on the other side. Not because it’s a diet but it’s decreasing inflammation, risks of cancer, allergies, diabets and many other diseases of nowadays’ society. But mind you – this doesn’t mean I restrict myself all the time! Once I treat myself with an exceptional dinner in a nice restaurant I love to enjoy my fish or meat or cheese (oh this list can go on and on!) from the bottom of my heart. But in the end it’s all about the intention to then come back home and continue with something healthy the next day (or the next meal if you decide to spoil yourself with an occasional cake in the afternoon 😉

Once you changed and restocked your pantries it’s super easy to create all the yummy meals which are not only good for you but also really good for you body. So remember – try to keep the balance of 60(up to ideally 80)% of alkalising meals – 40(20)% acidic foods. Get yourself a book (I wrote about my favorites in this article), get into the topic and you’ll see this lifestyle is not restricting – it’s extremely intersting, tastes delicious, inspires you and the most it’s FUN!!

One of this week’s highlights was this beautifully looking bfast, which could easily be served as a dessert too. It’s super yummy, easy to make and very versatile – you can play with the ingredients depending on your mood or what you have to use up!

dessert-bfast

What you need…
(for 2 persons)

  • 2 table spoons of chia seeds
  • 2 table spoons of organic oat flakes
  • 1 cup of nut milk of your choice (I took coconut)
  • goji berries
  • organic vanilla essence
  • cacao nibs
  • a tiny bit of agave sirup
  • some fresh fruit (I used apple & oranges, but feel free to take strawberries, mango etc.)
  • coconut flakes
  • a bit of cinnamon

What to do

Mix everything but the fruit and cinnamon in a small blow. Make sure to stir it a couple of times. Add some hot water so the oat flakes are soaked up nicely. In the meantime chop up the apple and oranges. Mix in the apples, put it in nice glasses and finish with the oranges on top and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

HHHMMMMMMM!!! My love P called it the bfast dessert – I hope you like it as much as we do ❤

Love & sunshine
N x

Chia seed pudding with fresh fruit & goji berries.

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Do you know that phenonemon that you’re looking forward to your weekend plans all week long and then get sick? Well, it has been a while but it happened to me this weekend. Instead of meeting friends on the beach and hang out on the rocks for a late summer BBQ I got a killer sore throat and was foreced to go home early on Friday night and keep quiet from there onwards. At least the weather was on my side and desided to go dark, too. Clouds, wind and rain made it easier for me to stay on the sofa all day to drink sage, lemon & ginger tea only to be interrupted by my continous breaks for gurgling with salt & apple cider vinegar water. Yep, I know that all sounds yucky but I prefer going for natural remedies as long as possible as I’ve learned my lessons.. check out this page if you’re interested.

The great thing to be forced to stay at home is not only being lazy with a good reason but also plenty of time to surf the web, check out differnet blogs, Pinterest etc. etc. for some culinary inspiration. As you might know I love my yummy food and even better when it’s healthy and does something good for you. “Mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a healthy body) as a famous Latin quotation says 🙂 Recently I finally found Chia seeds in my health store where I’m regularly drawn in before my yoga classes. I’ve read so many good things about Chia seeds the last couple of months and was super eager to try them out. They are boasting with omega 3 fatty acids, stabilise blood sugar and are a great source of antioxidants (further benefits here). So when I found a recipe for an not only awesome looking but also super easy to prepare chia seed pudding I was ready to experiment! The result came out pretty fine, it was a great add to our lazy late Sunday brunch today and will definitely be made again soon.

Chia seed pudding with fresh fruit & goji berries

What you need..
(for 1 jar which served 2)

2 tablespoons of Chia seeds
1 cup of hemp milk (or any other kind of healthy yummy milk like almond, hazelnut, coconut milk)
Vanilla essence

Also, I added:
1 tablespoon of raisins (soaked)
1/2 fresh peach
1 Kiwi
1 tablespoon of goji berries (soaked)

What to do..
Use any old jar with a lid. Mix the chia seeds with the milk, close the lid thight, shake it well and let it rest for at least 30min. Shake it well in between to avoid clumping. If you detect a clump, loosen it with a spoon/fork. After 30min you can already see how the seeds swell. It gets thicker and thicker and I decided to put it in the fridge for today’s bfast which also worked fine. As a result you have a creamy, pudding like cream which can now be served in any kind of way. I already put soaked raisins in the mix which was very yummy, I can imagine that also nuts or cacao taste lovely! Garnish with fresh fruit and soaked goji berries and enjoy your probably healthiest pudding ever!

My and my boyfriend found it delicious, hope you will like it too! If you find any other great variations let me know 🙂
Love, Nxx

P.S. Btw this sweet dish is free from refinded sugar, lactose and gluten.