Special ‘Power Smoothie Bowls’ flash book – FREE Giveaway!

 

Wherever I go I have always been the biggest smoothie bowl lover. Somehow I always manage to find myself an Acai bowl but if not I just make my own! Lately my obsession has become a lifestyle and I now have lots of different smoothie bowl recipes I love to make daily for myself and for everyone around me!

Just for you guys I have decided to make a special selection which are released in the form of an online flash cookbook! Here you’ll be able to read about my favourite smoothie bowls, including the ultimate ‘Nutty Chocolate Dream’ bowl – trust me, you’ll want to know all about this one!

Download the special ‘Power Smoothie Bowls’ flash book for FREE here

 

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Chewy Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast, my favourite time of the day! And what’s a better way to wake up than with a cookie! These Breakfast Cookies are the ultimate breakfast for people that don’t have much time in the morning so you can quickly grab a few to go and still have a healthy start to your day! Plus, they are cookies..isn’t that the ultimate breakfast for anyone?!

They are super quickly to make and you don’t need many ingredients to whip them up!

Personally I love to have them together with my morning coffee as the flavours go perfect together! They never fail to make me smile – which is just what we need in the morning!

 

Ingredients

Makes 8 cookies

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 150 grams oats
  • 2 ripe bananas

 

Method

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until smooth.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. To form the cookies use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture on at a time, then use your hands to form them into balls which you then place on a lined baking sheet. Then use your fingers to squish them down to form the cookie shapes.
  5. Bake them for about 15 min.

 

You can keep them good for about 3 days in an airtight box (that is if you haven’t eaten all of them yet!)

 

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Fresh bagels and juice at the ultimate breakfast spot – Bagel & Juice

 

Bagel & Juice is one of my favourite spots in Eindhoven. I love going here for breakfast, lunch or have a quick bagel to go. It’s an amazing spot where you can sit outside and overlook one of the cosiest streets in the whole city. It has a lovely and welcoming atmosphere and of course, most important of all, they make THE best bagels!

 

What to have

 

The Force Juice (S €4.25/£3.70, L €5.75/£5) is the ultimate green juice that will make you feel fresh and amazing! It consists of spinach, mint, lime, kiwi and orange which adds a little sweetness. Perfect for a clean morning juice to wake up feeling great!

For breakfast or lunch I absolutely love the ‘Vega Bagel(€5.20/£4.50)This bagel consist of hummus, avocado, rucola, tomato, red onion and sunflower seeds. You can choose between different types of bagels such as wholegrain, sesame, sun-dried tomato or cinnamon raisin (which are perfect for the more sweet bagel lovers). However, I always order this bagel with the multigrain bread. I love how crispy and full of flavour it is. The smooth avocado and hummus combined with the crispy rucola and sunflower seeds is the ultimate combination of textures. I always love how vegan food is a combination of interesting flavours and this bagel represents that perfectly!

While eating my bagel I always love to have a ‘fresh grapefruit juice’ (S €3.75/£3.30, L €4.95/£4.30). Even though some people think its a little bitter I think it has a delicious flavour and I love how refreshing it is. It also has a lot of health benefits including that it helps you digest (perfect for after lunch) and it has a lot less sugar than normal orange juice!

 

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Where to go

 

Bagel & Juice is open everyday from 8am – 6pm and its address is Kleine Berg 19 in Eindhoven.

 

I’m sure you will love this spot just as much as I do! Make sure to sit outside, grab some sunshine and enjoy a fresh juice, bagel and finish of with a delicious coffee! It’s both the perfect breakfast and lunch! Enjoy!

 

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

 

For any chocolate lover (like me) this is the ultimate recipe!

This chocolate mousse is so smooth, flavourful and if you are looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings then this is definitely the most healthy but also the most satisfying dessert you could ever make.

It may seem strange at first to be making chocolate mousse with avocado, but it actually gives the mousse a very smooth texture. All the other ingredients will also overpower the avocado flavour so I’m sure no one will even believe you have used avocado’s in the first place!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 large avocado
  • 4 teaspoons cacao 
  • 80 ml almond milk 
  • 8 medjool dates
  • Pinch of salt 

 

Method

 

  1. First, pit your dates and soak them in boiling water for at least 10 min, so they get nice and soft. 
  2. Then place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything is smooth. 
  3. Place your mixture into bowls and leave in the fridge to set. 
  4. When serving top of with a spoon of coconut yoghurt and sprinkle with cacao nibs. 

 

 

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Monsieur Spoon – The cutest coffee spot

 

Monsieur Spoon is a bakery in the middle of Canggu with a French twist. Sometimes when you are far away from home it’s nice to have a little bit of a homely feeling. And what is a better way to get a taste of home then through food. 

As soon as you enter the bakery you can smell the fresh coffee being made. Fresh croissants are taken out of the oven, and if you are lucky you might be in time to get a taste of their very special black croissants. Everything about this place will make you feel at home and it’s the ultimate spot to relax and take a break by enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. 

 

 

What I like

I come here very often just for a cup of coffee. As a coffee freak I have been on a hunt for the best coffee in Canggu. I have tried many cafes and Monsieur Spoon is definitely in my top 3! I always order a ‘Cappuccino‘ with soya milk (35k Idr/ 1.80 Gbp). The coffee is fruity and strong. Also, most importantly it’s not at all bitter or watery – and that’s the way I like it! (And that’s the way it’s also supposed to be) So I can honestly say “This is one of my favourite coffee spots in the whole of Bali!”. 

Breakfast

They also have delicious freshly made cold pressed juices which are full of vitamins and their ‘Green detox‘ (40k Idr/ 2.10 Gbp) juice is amazing in the morning. However, when I’m at a French cafe I like to go for a traditional ‘Orange juice’ (30k Idr/ 1.60 Gbp) which is made out of 100% fresh and sweet oranges.  If you are staying for breakfast then you might as well have the ‘Avocado Bruschetta‘ (55k Idr/ 2.90 Gbp) which is a chunky piece of bread with smashed avocado, cherry tomatoes and topped with coriander – healthy, delicious and a great way to start the day! 

Lunch

For lunch I love getting the ‘Gazpacho‘ (40k Idr/ 2.10 Gbp). It’s made with fresh tomatoes and served with chunky bread. It’s extremely refreshing which is perfect for on those hot Bali days. 

However, what I mostly do is grab a cappuccino and some of their delicious freshly made bread and be on my way home! The bread is made daily and is a real treat for a breakfast lover like me! 

 

 

 

Where to go

Monsieur Spoon is located on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.55 in Canggu and it’s open everyday from 6.30 am- 9pm. 

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Ruko Cafe – relaxing brunch spot

 

In-between all the rice fields and palm trees you can find a little cafe named Ruko Cafe. I love coming here for a quick coffee in the morning or for a delicious brunch. On a typical hot Bali day you can enjoy sitting inside where its nice and cool while you can peak outside through the huge windows. The atmosphere in here is light, vibrant and buzzing but still has a calming energy. I also tend to use this cafe as a work spot on somedays when its not too busy!

 

What I have

I am in love with their menu. If I fancy something homely, honest and not too fancy then I love coming here for a salad, sandwich or breakfast bowl.

Lunch

My favourite sandwich is the ‘Go Green‘ (50k Idr/ 2.60 Gbp) which is a toastie with avocado, pesto and spinach. On a hot day it’s always nice to have a salad and the one I always order is the ‘Rainbow salad‘ (55k Idr/ 2.90 Gbp) This salad consist of avocado, sweet peas, carrot, mango, cashew, beetroot, radish, mixed greens, sesame seeds and topped with a citrus ginger tahini dressing – I mean, doesn’t that just sound like a plate from heaven?

Breakfast

For breakfast I love getting the ‘Acai bowl‘ (70k Idr/ 3.70 Gbp) and the ‘Fruit salad‘ (45k Idr/ 2.40 Gbp) which is a plate with coconut yoghurt topped with seasonal fruit and granola. Both are extremely refreshing and of course fruity, which I think is the perfect breakfast! Vibrant and exciting! But of course, my breakfast isn’t complete without a delicious cup of coffee! Ruko Cafe has great coffee which you can order with various different types of plant based milks. Im not too crazy about an espresso here, but they have yummy cappuccino!

They also have lots of freshly made juices and smoothies just to add to your super healthy breakfast or lunch!

 

 

Where to go

Ruko Cafe is open everyday from 7.30am – 4pm and their address is Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99 in Canggu. 

 

Im sure you’ll love its atmosphere (and especially their menu) just as much as I do! Enjoy!

 

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