Home-made Sweet Almond Milk

I love this almond milk as its so creamy and nutty! I use it for baking, I add a splash in my coffee or I love to simply pour it over my Home-made Granola! Its even delicious just by itself, I always finish a big glass of it straight after I finished making it!

Almond milk is extremely healthy and its full of amazing vitamins. But its very hard to get a delicious and healthy almond milk in shops as its usually full of sugars and hardly any almonds have been used to make it. This is why its so good to make your own batch! Plus, its easy!

Ingredients

 

Makes one bottle

 

  • 2 large cups raw organic almonds
  • 8 cups water plus more for soaking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • Tiny pinch sea salt

 

Method

 

  1. Soak the almonds for at least 12 hours in a large bowl of water  with a pinch of sea salt. The longer you leave the almonds to soak, the creamier your milk will become!
  2. Drain the soaking water and rinse the almonds well.
  3. Place all the almonds in a blender and add the water, vanilla powder and dates.
  4. Blend this for about 2-3 minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy! (Make sure you aren’t filling up your blender to the top as the almond mixture will expand so make sure it does not overflow)
  5. When blended pour the almond mixture into a large bowl through a cheesecloth.
  6. Once you have drained all the almond milk you have the almond flour left over – which you can dry in the oven and use it to bake something else delicious with!
  7. Pour your almond milk into a glass jar and make sure to close the lid when keeping it refrigerated!

 

 

 

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Sweet Matcha Smoothie

 

This green smoothie is the sweetest green smoothie you will ever taste! I love having it for breakfast as it’s absolutely delicious, refreshing and full of vitamins. The banana, dates and matcha in this smoothie will give you lots of energy which is perfect to start the day with! I also use spinach which is extremely low in calories and its full of vitamins and iron. Also adding a tablespoon of chia seeds will give you a boost of protein as a finishing touch! Healthy, sweet and yum! WIN WIN!

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Splash almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 unpitted dates
  • 2 hand fuls frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha powder
  • Tablespoon chia seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Apart from the chia seeds place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add some extra almond milk if you think its a little too thick.
  2. Pour your smoothie into a glass and top it off with a tablespoon of chia seeds.

 

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Healthy Vegan Banana Bread

 

I am head over heals about banana bread! I think its the yummiest breakfast or snack which is also super healthy and gives you tons of energy! Win win!

This banana bread is extremely easy to prepare and you’ll love how comforting the flavours are. The texture of the bread is spongy and slightly firm on the outside with a slight crunch from the caramelised topping of walnuts. I love to spread some peanut butter on top for some extra deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 4 over ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown flower
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 tablespoon for topping
  • Coconut oil to grease the loaf tin

 

Method

 

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150c.
  2. Place the almonds and pecans in a food processor and blend for about 20 seconds until it forms a flour.
  3. Then place the flour mixture into a large bowl and add the vanilla powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, brown flower and last the maple syrup.
  4. In another bowl mash the bananas until they are smooth. Then add the banana mixture to the large bowl and mix everything together well until it forms a sticky mixture.
  5. Grease in your loaf tin with coconut oil and simply pour in the banana bread mixture.
  6. As a topping break the walnuts into a few smaller pieces (in half or in 4) then place them in a small bowl. Add about a tablespoon of maple syrup and mix until all the walnuts are covered with syrup.
  7. Simply place the syrup covered walnuts on top of the banana bread.
  8. Place it in the oven for about 1 hour.
  9. You know your banana bread is ready when its slightly golden and when sticking a knife in it comes out clean!

 

 

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Sticky Date Breakfast Cookies

 

Dates are an ingredient I love to use while baking. Whether in cakes or smoothies, it makes everything a little sweeter and delicious! Not only do they have this amazing deep flavour they are also extremely healthy and will give you lots of energy, especially in the morning!

These breakfast cookies are sticky, chewy and are filled with comforting flavours. They are also very healthy and full of vitamins giving you lots of energy to make sure you get the best start to the day! Waking up with a cup of coffee while dipping in one of these will surely make you smile! The combination of coffee and these date breakfast cookies is amazing, the most delicious way to wake up!

Ingredients

 

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 150 grams oats
  • 6 medium medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon linseeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until smooth.
  3. Apart from the dates add all the remaining ingredients to the banana mixture and mix well.
  4. Then cut your dates into small cubes and add these to the bowl, gently mix them in.
  5. To form the cookies use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture one 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.
  6. Bake them for about 15 min until slightly brown.

 

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Simple Rawnola

I am in love with this little treat which is perfect to sprinkle over some ice cream or as a topping on your smoothie bowl. It’s super yum and perfect in the morning as it will give you an extra energy boost!

You only need a few ingredients and a blender and you’ve got it whipped up in no time!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 200 grams medjool dates
  • 200 grams oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 80 grams shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 handful raisins
  • pinch of salt

 

Method

 

  1. Simply remove the pits from the dates and place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until it forms a smooth mixture.
  2. Get the mixture and crumble it in a pot, then place it in the fridge for about 30 min.

 

You can keep it good for about a week in an airtight pot.

Use it as a topping on top of your ice-cream or on smoothie bowls! Yum!

 

 

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The first Superfoods bar serving the best Açai in Saint-Tropez – Açai Spot

 

I love the South of France for it’s warm colours, it’s cosy atmosphere and it’s beautiful scenery. I come here very often and that’s why I am so happy to have found this little gem in the middle of Saint-Tropez! Apart from the beach of course this will be the spot where you’ll find me! Enjoying my Açai Bowl in the sun while watching people go past through the stunning streets of the city.

This cafe that I am so in love with is called Açai Spot. It’s a little cafe in the middle of a cute street near the water. It’s the perfect spot to quickly pick up some breakfast or a quick snack. Or if you got some time sit down with your freshly made Açai bowl and enjoy the view.

What’s so special about this place is the fact that everything they serve here is 100% natural, has no sugar and absolutely no animal products in it. All the dishes are home-made, high quality and made with pure love. But it’s not only the dishes that are 100% natural. You are sitting in a complete natural environment! The bar is made with organic material and even the plastic bowls, cups and cutlery is made with compostable ‘plastic’. Meaning when a bowl or a spoon is placed in water it will dissolve over a short time – happy days for Mother Nature!

 

 

What to have

 

My absolute favourite and of course the first thing you have to try is the Açai Bowl (S €13/L €16). The amazing thing is that you can put together your entire bowl. Starting with a base you can choose between coconut, pitaya, Açai Pure and Açai Energy. Then choose the fruit you want it mixed with and finish off with the toppings! Different types of fruit, seeds, quinoa flakes and so on. If you order large you are in for a treat as it’s prepared to be a full meal. With lots of protein and amazing vitamins and minerals you have yourself a healthy boost that both your body and mind will love!

 

 

The quality of their ingredients and Açai is truly impressive. In fact, you’ll even see people from Brazil licking their lips when they leave with their very own bowl. One thing is for sure, they have some kick ass açai with which they make a kick ass bowl!

If you are an Açai freak like me this is also a great spot to take some high quality Açai home with you. They sell large bags of it in the cafe which are amazing. They also have snacks made daily such as delicious Energy Balls, which are great to take on the go! You can also order a fresh cold soup, juice, vegan protein smoothie or a ginger health shot if you are feeling extra healthy!

I truly love everything about this cafe. The natural and cosy atmosphere, the sweet and comforting people and of course the high quality and delicious products and meals. Their focus is ‘to inspire people to make decisions for a healthy and balanced diet by offering products aimed at their well-being’. All this with a little fun and sweetness added!

 

Where to go

Açai Spot is open everyday from 7am -7pm and their address is 15 Rue des Remparts
in Saint-Tropez. 

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