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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Summery Strawberry Tarts

 

These strawberry tarts are the perfect dessert to make in the summer. It’s healthy, super delicious and you will definitely impress your friends when you serve them this perfect little tart!

If you are having a big crowd over or you would like to make a birthday cake, instead of making small tarts you can also triple the recipe and make a big tart out of it. Just as yummy and of course, more cake equals to more happiness!

 

Ingredients

 

Makes 4 tarts

For the base

  • 25 grams cashew nuts
  • 75 grams pecan nuts
  • 2 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 3 medjoul dates
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon hempseed

 

For the filling

  • 300 grams plant based yoghurt (I used soya)
  • 1 tablespoon rasped coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 3 hands full of strawberries

 

Method

 

  1. First place the chia seeds in a bowl with about 5 tablespoons of water. Wait for the chia seed to expand and form a jelly, this will take about 10 min.
  2. Then place all the ingredients for the base in a blender and blend until it forms a sticky mixture.
  3. Cut baking paper into smaller pieces and place them in your muffin tin. Divide the sticky nut mixture over 4 bottoms to make a base for your tart. Make sure to put some pressure to create a good base.
  4. Place the yoghurt in a bowl and add the rasped coconut, vanilla powder, agave syrup and the chia seed jelly and mix well.
  5. For the next layer get a heaped tablespoon full of the yoghurt mixture and place it on top of your nut base.
  6. Cut your strawberries into small pieces and add it to the remaining yoghurt mixture.
  7. Use the strawberry yoghurt mixture as a last base to your tart.
  8. Cut half a strawberry and place it on top as a finishing touch.
  9. Then simply place it in the fridge for at least 1.30 hours to make sure your tart sets.

 

Don’t they look great! Summery, flowery and simply beautiful! Enjoy!

 

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Moroccan Cauliflower and Quinoa Power Bowl

 

I’m in love with this super yummy and healthy power bowl! It’s the perfect combination of healthy fats, carbs and full of vitamins. It’s perfect for lunch if you need an energy boost or for dinner after a busy day. It’s a comforting bowl full of goodness!

It won’t take you to long to whip this meal up and it’s perfect if you’re cooking for a few people – you’ll definitely impress your friends with this one!

Ingredients

 

Makes 2 bowls

  • 1 small or 1/2 big cauliflower
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 big sweet potato
  • Few sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100 grams quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el hanout powder
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper

 

For the dressing

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat the oven on 220c.
  2. Wash your cauliflower and remove the florets from the stalk and place them in a bowl.
  3. Then add the coconut oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper and the Ras el hanout powder on top and mix well.
  4. Next place the cauliflower on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place it in the oven for about 15 min until they turn slightly brown. Make sure to check them every few minutes to make sure they don’t burn.
  5. Meanwhile cut the avocado into small pieces and cook the quinoa according to the package.
  6. Then cut the sweet potato into small cubes and boil for about 5-6 minutes until they are soft.
  7. To prepare the spinach place a little coconut oil in a pan and bake until soft.
  8. Once the cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach, quinoa and avocado are ready you can whip up your dressing by adding all ingredients into a bowl and mixing well.
  9. Now you are ready to prepare your bowl!
  10. Simply place the quinoa on the bottom as a base and place the cauliflower, sweet potato, avocado and spinach on top. Finish it off by topping it with a spoon of hummus, some sun-dried tomatoes and of course by drizzling over some of your dressing!

 

Bon a petit! 

 

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Fairytale Thai food in Saint-Tropez, Le BanH-Hoi

 

BanH-Hoi is truly one of my favourite spots in Saint-Tropez. I am in love with it’s atmosphere, vibe, location and most of all it’s amazing food. It’s a little hidden in-between the cute streets that lead you around town. But as soon as you walk into the right road you’ll notice the restaurant straight away. With it’s cute tables set in the middle of the road and light creating a fairytale like atmosphere. You walk into a little dream that is just going to get better.

What to have

I’m honestly in love with their menu. It’s so classic but with a little twist that will make you get excited. Everything they serve is colourful, full of honest and raw flavours and extremely high in quality. As I mentioned before, this is one of my favourite restaurants – however, I might even say this is my ultimate favourite. Yes, it’s that good.

 

Starter

As a starter I love ordering the Spinach filled Dim Sum. They are perfectly steamed filled with lots of spinach that’s so full of flavour. It’s a bomb of healthy green goodness and every mouth full is divine. It’s the best start to a delicious dinner.

 

 

Main

The ultimate main that you have to try is the Vegetable Basil Curry. This plate is overloaded with fresh crunchy vegetables bathing in a coconut curry sauce that is so creamy and rich. It’s honestly the best curry I have ever had as the flavours are fresh, comforting, tropical and they come together perfectly. I personally believe it’s the best dish on the menu.

As a side dish that’s a must try is the Sticky rice with coconut milk steamed in it’s bamboo stick. It’s unlike any rice you have ever tasted. It’s sweet, but not overly sweet. As soon as you take your first bite all the flavours kick in and as a finishing touch the bamboo flavour comes through. It’s absolutely amazing.

Another dish that is absolutely delicious are the Crispy vegetables rolls. They are perfectly crispy and filled with fresh vegetables. Served with lettuce and fresh mint you can decorate your own spring roll making it even more refreshing and tasty.

 

 

Where to go

BanH-Hoi is open everyday from 19.30- 23.30 and their address is 12 Rue du Petit Saint-Jean in St-Tropez.

I advice you to make a reservation before as it get’s pretty busy especially in the weekends. Their number is +33 (0)4 94 97 36 29

 

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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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Tropical Coconut Chia Pod

 

I am in love with this Tropical Chia pod as it’s so refreshing, delicious and super easy to make! I have been making it a lot lately as I didn’t have a lot time in the morning to make breakfast so I prepare a few pots the evening before. It’s super quick to prepare and it’s full of nutrition and protein which will give you a great boost to start the day!

 

Ingredients

Makes 3 cups

  • 10 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 bananas

 

Method

 

  1. Put the chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla powder and agave syrup in one bowl and mix well.
  2. Then poor the mixture into 3 separate cups.
  3. Now leave in your fridge to set. After about 10 min make sure to stir the mixture to make sure you don’t get any lumps. It will take about 2 hours or so for your pudding to set. You can also prepare it the evening before and leave it overnight so it’s ready for you to enjoy in the morning for breakfast.
  4. Once the Chia pudding is ready prepare the topping by placing the peaches and bananas in a blender and blend until smooth. Simply poor the smoothie on top as well as some more pieces of peach for extra yumminess!

 

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