Nutty Chocolate overnight oats

Who doesn’t want to have chocolate for breakfast!

This nutty chocolate oat bowl is truly one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s super easy to make the night before and you only need a few ingredients to make something extremely delicious. I make it a lot late at night as it’s quick to whip up and you will definitely thank yourself the next morning! Who wouldn’t wake up with a smile knowing you are having a bowl of chocolate deliciousness for breakfast!

 

Ingredients

 

For one large bowl

  • 50 grams oats
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 handful pecans
  • pinch of salt

 

Toppings

  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut yoghurt
  • Add granola for some extra crunch

 

Method

 

  1. To make your base simply place all the ingredients apart from the pecans in one big bowl and stir until everything is combined.
  2. Then pour the mixture into an airtight jar and finish it off with a handful of pecans on top.
  3. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to let it set.
  4. When you are ready for breakfast the next morning simply pour your nutty chocolate oats into a bowl and top it off with a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt, pecans and some shredded coconut. You can also add some granola if you like a little crunch!

 

I love to serve mine in my favourite coconut bowl from Coconut Bowls for an extra tropical look! They are 100% natural, hand made and absolutely beautiful!

 

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Best Vegan Pancakes at The Meets Eatery, Amsterdam

 

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and what’s a better way to start the day than with some pancakes! Being such a pancake lover I decided to go for a vegan pancake hunt in my favourite city, Amsterdam!

I quickly found a cafe that is now one of my favourite spots in this beautiful city. The Meets Eatery is a cafe that serves one of my favourite all time breakfasts. It’s located in a trendy and cosy part of the city that is full of life and energy.

I love to sit on the terrace in the sun, watching people go by on their cycles while enjoying my cup of coffee and of course, digging into the best vegan pancakes I have ever tasted.

The Meets Eatery serves the most delicious vegan meals that are home-made and locally sourced. Everything on the menu is free from refined sugars and additives, and are mostly organic. I fell in love with how vibrant and exciting their menu is. However, even the classics like a good cup of coffee and a vegan croissant are an absolute winner.

 

 

 

What to have

 

 

 

However, the ultimate breakfast is the vegan ‘Apple Cinnamon Pancakes‘. (9.50/8.30 Gbp) These pancakes are made using spelt flour which makes them super healthy but will also keep you full for longer – which helps you with your diet. They are served with warm apple that just makes you think of cosy winter nights. The cinnamon gives a warming sweet flavour while the crunchy nuts that are sprinkled on top give a pleasant crunch. The combination of flavours and textures is so incredible. In fact, it’s so good, I bet no-one would ever believe the fact that they are vegan.

 

 

Lunch/Dinner

 

 

Another great lunch or starter for in the evening is the ‘Red Lentil Soup‘ (S 6.50/5.70 Gbp, L 8.50/7.45 Gbp). It consists of red lentils, carrot, ginger, turmeric and coconut milk. It’s a very comforting and creamy soup which is full of flavour.

However, if you are a little more hungry then you have to try the ‘Mexican Veggie Burger‘ (11.50/10 Gbp). It consists of sweet potato, black beans, quinoa and is served with avocado or vegan mayo. It’s an amazing treat that you won’t even have to feel guilty for afterwards!

If you’ve still got a little spot then I highly suggest you to try one of their great vegan desserts or sweets. I mean, doesn’t a vegan ‘Chocolate Tart‘ just sound like the ultimate end of a great evening?! The tart is made with peanut and dark chocolate and finished of with a caramel peanut sauce. In other words, heaven on a plate!

 

 

 

Where to go

The Meets Eatery is open from Monday to Thursday at 11AM–10PM and from Friday to Sunday at 9:30AM–10PM.  Their address is Cornelis Troostplein 3 in Amsterdam.

Healthy Honey Puffs

 

Honey Puffs is something I have always had a weakness for as a child. These days it’s still a treat but due to the amount of sugars it’s not a very healthy treat. So I decided to remake Honey Puff’s my style!

It’s a simple recipe yet so delicious.

They go great simply with milk or with some coconut yoghurt and red fruit!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 150 grams puffed brown rice
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the almond butter, agave syrup, coconut oil, vanilla powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a small pan on a low heat and let the ingredients melt together.
  3. Then add the melted mixture to the puffed brown rice in a big bowl and mix well.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray and place in the oven for about 10 min until they are crispy.
  5. Then add the chia seeds and leave to cool. (Store them in an airtight box)

 

 

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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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The ultimate Chickpea burger

 

Who doesn’t love a good burger. Especially being vegan I’m guilty of fancying a delicious burger especially knowing that vegan burgers are actually very healthy and nutritious and at the same time really comforting. Especially in the summer I love to sit outside on a warm evening with friends and get our hands dirty. Whenever I fancy a burger it’s this recipe that I love to make as it’s easy, healthy and absolutely delicious. It’s always a winner!

 

Ingredients

Makes 6 medium burgers

  • 1 tin (340g) sweetcorn
  • 1 tin (400g) chickpeas
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ a bunch fresh coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • nut oil
  • 3 tablespoons wholemeal flour
  • 6 wholemeal burger buns
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • ½ medium white onion
  • 2 hands full of spinach
  • salt and pepper

 

Method

  1. First drain the chickpeas and sweetcorn, make sure no water remains. Then place them in a food processor.
  2. Then also add the spices, flour, coriander, grate in the lemon zest and season with some salt and pepper.
  3.  Pulse this mixture until everything is combined, but not smooth – you want to retain some texture.
  4. Dust a plate or a surface with flour and scoop out your mixture with a spoon shaping them into 6 individual burgers. Try to make them equally sized.
  5. When done leave them in the fridge to firm up for about 30 min.
  6. Put some oil in a large pan over a medium heat and bake your patties for about 8-10 min, until they are golden brown on both sides.
  7. Slice your union and tomatoes into slices, and wash your spinach.
  8. First toast your burger buns and then you’ll be ready to create your burger!
  9. Get the bun and place your patty on the bottom,then layer with slices tomato, onion and spinach. Add some ketchup or vegan mayo for the ultimate delight.

 

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