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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Vegan hazelnut chocolate cookie ice-cream sandwich

 

This is the ultimate treat that is so easy to make but oh so delicious! Especially in the summer it’s always fun to make a little bit of a naughty dessert and this one will always be one of my favourites! Grown ups will lick their lips and get stuck in just as much as the littles ones will do, no one will be able to resist!

 

Ingredients

Makes 6 cookies

  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 4 tablespoons flower
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 hands full of hazelnuts

 

Method

 

  1. First preheat your oven to 180c.
  2. Place the hazelnuts in a blender and pulse a few times until they are broken into small pieces – make sure you don’t blend them too much as you don’t want them to turn into powder.
  3. Combine the almond butter, agave syrup and coconut oil in a bowl and mix until it forms a smooth texture.
  4. Then add the flower, salt, vanilla powder and pieces of hazelnut and mix well until it forms a dough.
  5. Form 6 balls of the dough using your hands and place them evenly spread out on a sheet of baking paper.
  6. Then press them down to form the cookies.
  7. Place them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Once they are done let them cool down so they will become firm and you’ll be able to make a perfect ice-cream sandwich.
  9. In-between two cookies put a scoop of your favourite ice-cream. I like to make mine with home-made banana ice-cream. Press the top cookie down and you’ve got yourself the most delicious vegan ice-cream sandwich! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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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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Tropical Coconut Mango Chia Pod

 

This recipe is the ultimate breakfast that is so easy to make the night before. You are guaranteed to wake up with a smile the next morning as it will be like you are eating a dessert for breakfast! It’s healthy, sweet and has a little tropical twist! So delicious, even the little ones will love it! Plus, the chia seeds are packed with protein – which is perfect in the morning for a great energy boost! Yum!

 

Ingredients

Makes 2 pods

  • 3 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1/2 ripe mango
  • 80 ml coconut milk
  • 200 ml coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut

 

Method

  1. Add the chia seeds and coconut milk together and leave to set for at least 10 min (until it forms a jelly).
  2. Meanwhile cut the mango into small pieces and put 1/3 of these pieces to the side. Place 2/3 in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Then simply place the coconut yoghurt in a bowl and add the rasped coconut.
  4. Once the chia seeds have formed a jelly add the blended mango and mix.
  5. Now get a glass in which you will layer the ingredients to form your pod.
  6. Start with some chia seed mango jelly, then place a layer of coconut yoghurt on top followed by a few pieces of mango. Then repeat and finish off with some chia seeds and mango pieces on top!

 

Enjoy! X

 

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Green Coconut Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or if you need a little pick up throughout the day! It’s extremely refreshing and definitely sweet for a green smoothie. I love making a big jug of it especially in the summer! It’s simple and you don’t need many ingredients to make something healthy and delicious!

 

 

Ingredients

 

Makes one big cup 

  • 1 handful of Spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 soft dates
  • 2/3 cup Coconut water
  • 1/3 lemon
  • teaspoon hemp seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Then, enjoy!

 

 

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