I have always been a huge fan of Rebel Kitchen and would always carry one of their small bottles filled with organic coconut chocolate milk around when I lived in London. So when I found out about their large cartons filled with organic plant based milk I of course had to try it! And I am so happy I did – because this milk is really something special.
How does it taste?
As soon as I picked up the carton it already made me smile as you really feel like you are picking up a cows milk carton you’ve just bought at your local supermarket. Now for my fellow vegans, it almost feels weird as I haven’t experienced picking up a proper milk carton in a while! I poured it in a glass and the pure white mylk looked just as delicious as it tasted. Drinking it cold really makes you taste every single ingredient. The creaminess hits your lips first, then a sweet flavour kicks in, which is then being taken over by a little saltiness. It really is delicious and an amazing cows milk alternative if you are new to a vegan diet.
What is it made of?
Just like cows milk you can choose between whole, semi skimmed and skimmed mylk. They are all made out of a combination of spring water, coconut cream, himalayan salt, brown rice, cashew, and nutritional yeast. However, what makes the difference between the whole, semi skimmed and skimmed mylks are the amount of coconut cream added. Thats why the whole mylk is extremely creamy as it has the most coconut cream, making it perfect to cook with and to create kick-ass creamy desserts with! Whilst the skimmed mylk is made with the least coconut cream. Being a total coffee freak I find that the skimmed mylk is the best to make a cappuccino with as it tastes amazing and leaves a great foam layer on top!
I honestly fell in love with this healthy plant based mylk and I am positive you will too! Enjoy a great foamy cappuccino, creamy pudding or hot chocolate made with the perfect mylk! Click here to get your own mylk!
When you’re in Italy you can expect to be finding yourself stuffing your face with ice-cream, lets be honest here. My diet has consisted of espresso’s, pasta and ice-cream in the last few days and apart from going for that extra run I feel great! Being vegan in Italy has always been seen as a very difficult task. But that’s not always true. I have been going to Italy for quite a while and have found some amazing Italian meals that even I can order in a restaurant or cafe. Nevertheless, I have recently discovered an ice salon which is now one of my favourite spots in Como.
What I like
In a small side street you will find a spot namedVanilla Bio. Vanilla Biois an ice salon which only sells vegan and bio ice-cream. Two bubbly girls make you try all the flavours you want and make you even more indecisive as everything you taste is as good as the other. However, if you want to dulge in delight you have to try two of my favourite flavours, ‘coconut’ and ‘chocolate’. They are both vegan and absolutely delicious. Imagine a crispy cone with the most creamiest and flavoursome ice-cream, all plant based.
When you visit Como you can’t miss out on this spot, and trust me you wont be returning just once.
Where to go
They are open everyday and the address is Via fontana 15 in Como, Italy.
This granola is one of my all-time favourites! It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make and if you keep it in an airtight container you’ll be able to enjoy it for more than a week – in my house it doesn’t last that long! 😉
Makes one big jar of granola.
300 grams oats
100 grams pecans
50 grams shaved almonds
100 grams agave syrup
60 grams liquid coconut oil
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hennep seeds
3 tablespoons cinnamon
Start by turning on the oven on 180c (fan).
Place the oats, shaved almonds and cinnamon inside a big bowl and mix.
Break the pecans in half or smaller and mix into the bowl.
Get a smaller bowl and put the coconut oil and syrup inside, mix until it forms one thick liquid.
Pour the coconut oil and syrup mix into the large bowl with the other ingredients and mix well until everything sticks together.
Place the mixture into a baking tray and spread it out evenly.
Bake in the oven for about 15-20 min until golden brown, mix everything frequently to make sure the top doesn’t burn.
In the meantime cut the dates into small pieces.
When you’re granola is done take it out of the oven and mix in the chia seeds, hennep seeds and small bits of dates, then leave to cool.
There you have it! You’re own home-made granola which isn’t only yummy, but it’s also super healthy and will give you a great boost in the morning. Ready to start the day!
Days are getting longer and mornings are getting warmer, which means it’s time to whip out the fresh strawberries and create something summery to get in the spirit! Jam is a classic in any household but it usually consists of lots of sugars. This strawberry jam has no refined sugar but instead has lots of vitamins from the fresh fruit and protein which comes from the chia seeds. This means it’s a great way to start the day!
Put some on your porridge in the morning, on a cracker as a snack or even on a cheeky piece of cake or on pancakes as a topping! It’s super yummy and definitely very healthy!
250 grams fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons agave syrup
2 ½ tablespoons chia seeds
Start by placing the agave syrup and strawberries in a sauce pan and bring them to boil.
Let them simmer for about 5 min, stir regularly.
Then mash the strawberries using a fork or a potato masher.
Once the strawberries are mashed stir in the chia seeds.
Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 min, stir often.
Once the mixture starts to thicken remove from the heat and poor it in an airtight jar.
Keep the jam in the fridge and you’ll be able to enjoy it for around a week. Buon a petite!X