Breakfast, Well Being

Porridge & chia pudding blend – best of both worlds

So lately I have had a thing for mixing my porridge with chia pudding, and the mix is the best of both worlds! Why, have either one of them when you can have both in one? Therefore I decided this is the way to rock your breakfast. It’s time saving, easy to make and tastes delicious. I don’t need to write more to convince you right?


  • Oats
  • Oat milk (dairy free, I have noticed that oat milk makes the magic of creaminess!)
  • Coconut milk (make sure to find one without additives and preservatives)
  • Chia seeds
  • Almonds, berries and cacao nibs as toppings


  1. First make your chia pudding. You will need to make this the day before, as it becomes chia pudding over night! In a glass, add 2 generous tbs of chia seeds and after pour in 200 ml of coconut milk. Then mix together with a spoon and leave it in the fridge.
  2. Then when the morning has arrived and breakfast is up, boil together 1,5 dl oats with 2 dl oat milk in a pot on medium heat. Make sure to stir occasionally so that you achieve the creaminess! This is key for your oat milk to work its magic! Why it’s on medium heat is for the oats to be well cooked. After 5-10 minutes it should be done, and what I love is that it’s the method is quick, the porridge is not so hot that it will burn at your tongue and you need to wait patiently for it to cool down hehe.
  3. All you need to do left is, have the porridge in a bowl, blend in the chia pudding you’ve made by overnight, and add your favorite toppings like almonds, berries, cacao nibs and honey like I did here on the picture above.
  4. Enjoy your breakfast with the best of both worlds!

This breakfast bowl is gluten free (make sure the oats are gluten free certified), vegan (except the honey, you can have maple sirup if you are vegan), it is dairy free for those who can’t tolerate milk, it got plenty of fiber ensuring you a stable blood sugar level from the oats, got healthy fats from coconut milk and almonds, and has proteins from chia seeds. But let us not forget the wonders of the berries and cacao nibs giving you an energy boost. Now that is what I call a breakfast glory bowl!

To make time to enjoy your breakfast, means that you nourish yourself and your well being in mind, body and spirit. I therefore congratulate you for making this effort to take action on taking care of yourself. I hope this breakfast bowl inspiration makes a difference on your life.

With love & care, Melanie x


Sunday Pancakes

I must say there is something special about cooking pancakes on a Sunday. Making them has become a ritual, a habit to do. It’s the only day during the week where I don’t need to run out of the house stressed on early mornings. I find myself more at ease, relaxed and peaceful while I’m doing it. Cooking teaches patience, presence. To me it’s like meditation, a way to connect off. The reward after waiting patiently for them to be done, is so worth it afterwards (although I struggle to have some pancakes left on my plate as I eat them while I cook). They taste heaven, I love how fluffy and thick they are. Oh and let’s not forget the chocolate chips and blueberries inside which is the best part. It truly is a real treat to yourself at the end of the week.

How to make them, you will need these ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Oat milk

I guess you understand now how simple they are to make and why it’s so chill to be making pancakes on a lazy Sunday! Maybe you find the inspiration to make these this Sunday. Remember that it is important to reward ourselves of our efforts so that we can keep up and motivate ourselves to push forward. Small joys are significant to bring more happiness into our lives and I hope you will appreciate the joy of making Sunday pancakes.

So as for how to make my Sunday pancakes, I didn’t do measuring of flour and oat milk as I did it in a chilled way and I think that’s part of the beauty too! What I will guide you to do is:

1. First mash one banana in a bowl. Then add the flour and 2 tsp of baking powder.

2. Pour some oat milk to stir with, and remember we don’t want a runny batter.. We want thickness! When you have mixed well, add 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar, this is the secret to why these pancakes gets fluffy and rise.

3. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes so that you let the apple cider vinegar work. Oh and let’s not forget to mix in the dark chocolate chips and blueberries that makes a huge difference!

4. While you let the batter rest, heat a pan on medium heat. Add some coconut oil so that the batter doesn’t stick to the pan. Cook them well for at least 3 minutes each sides and you’ll know when to flip them when you see bubbles on the surface!

Voila, you’ve made yourself Sunday pancakes!

Ps: for toppings, drizzle some maple syrup or honey, some raspberries and bananas and cinnamon! Pure deliciousness

These are vegan and refined sugar free, so eat them without guilt and enjoy starting your day best way possible!

With love and care, Melanie x