Breakfast

Delicious green smoothie bowl

A huge boosting effect to your day!

You know when you get into something and can’t get fed up on it, you’re like obsessed with it? Well, that’s the case with me and smoothie bowls at the moment. I adore the idea that you can combine them with so many different varieties and be so creative! Also the idea of blending in superfoods and have it as toppings too, makes it simply the most awesome breakfast to have. I guess at this point you get me why. The one of many varieties is the green smoothie bowls like above. This one has lots of healthy greens in it, superfoods like chlorella, spirulina, hemp seeds and cacao nibs. A huge boost effect to your day! Tempting right, both in flavor and to be the most energetic you? Well, what are we waiting for then, let’s make a boosting breakfast to start out your day best way possible!

Ingredients

• Half an avocado

• 1 fist size frozen spinach

• 2 handful frozen mango, banana and pineapple mix (If you don’t find this mix in store, choose one of the fruits instead)

• 2 tbs coconut yoghurt

• 1 tsp chlorella superfoods powder from super.nature

• 1 tsp power matcha from yoursuper. Click on the link and it will direct you to this product: https://www.yoursuperfoods.eu/products/organic-power-matcha-mix

• 1/2 dl almond milk or any other dairy free kind

• For topping, use superfoods like hemp seeds and cacao nibs from super.nature

Blend all ingredients in a smoothie blender and enjoy!

Here are the super.nature products and my favorite superfoods toppings!

https://www.super-nature.no/chlorella

https://www.super-nature.no/hampfr

https://www.super-nature.no/kakaonibs

Facts about these superfoods

Chlorella is a multivitamin, rich on vitamin A, K, B1, B2, B3 and B6. It offers lots of good nutrients which contributes to a healthy immune system and supports the body’s internal processes.

Hemp seeds are rich on magnesium, vitamin E, fiber, protein and omega-3. Oh, and these seeds are super sustainable!

Cacao nibs are raw and unprocessed. They contain lots of good nutrients like magnesium, protein and fiber. Now, say goodbye to feeling guilt about chocolate since cacao is a health enhancer!

With love & care, Melanie x

Breakfast

Best gluten-free pancakes there is!

You cannot believe they are actually gluten-free!

I often stumble upon the fact that gluten-free foods doesn’t taste the same. However, these pancakes are a game changer! I know that gluten can cause inflammation and challenge your gut bacteria, but still I crave for it. Now that’s past when you can’t tell these are even made gluten-free. I couldn’t be more happy about this discovery, it will change your world like it did for me! Cheers to keeping our gut bacteria and inflammation levels in check aka good health overall.

Convinced? Yet more convinced when you try them? Let’s get to it and make these delicious pancakes then!

Ingredients

• 1 egg (I recommend organic and cage free)

• 1 banana

• 4 tbs buckwheat flour

• 2 tbs cocosa coconut flour

• 50 ml almond milk

• 1 tbs apple cider vinegar

• 1 ts baking powder

• 1 ts cinnamon & if you like 1/4 cardamom

Instructions

1. In a bowl mash the banana with a fork and whisk together with the egg. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk/stir until no lumps.

2. In a pan on medium heat, add a teaspoon of virgin coconut oil from “cocosa” before cooking the pancakes. The batter yields for 4-5 pancakes. I ate them all without a problem.. (not sure if that should have been mentioned, although it’s not a shocker when they are ridiculously good hehe). Still I have a feeling you’ll have no problem eating everything up too:)

Here is their website in Norwegian for more information about their products http://www.midsona.no/cocosa . You can easily find them at the supermarket or wholefoods stores.

Ps: They taste amazing with maple sirup and raspberries on top!

With love & care, Melanie x

Breakfast

Matcha smoothie bowl

The more toppings, the better!

I absolutely love matcha and I love smoothie bowl, so what better way than concluding them together? It got healthy greens in it like spinach, but with the sweetness of mango and banana, balancing it out. Oh, and let us not forget the superfood mix “Power matcha” by yoursuper. This is my absolute favorite from them. Get yours at http://www.yoursuper.eu and use my code MELANIESTOKKE for a 15% discount!

Ingredients

Handful frozen spinach

Handful frozen mangoes

1 frozen banana

4 pieces of broccoli

1 tsp power matcha by yoursuper foods

2 tbs of vanilla yoghurt

1 or 2 dl oat or almond milk depending how thick you like it

Squeeze some lemon juice and if you want it sweeter add maple syrup to taste or one medjool date.

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together in a smoothie blender. E

Enjoy it with your favorite toppings, the more the better I say! I had my homemade grain free granola on top, with cacao nibs, coconut chips and pieces of dates!

Oh and for more flavor and color.. Passionfruit and pomegranate really made the difference.

With love & care, Melanie x

Breakfast

Açaí smoothie bowl

So delicious!

Even though it’s not summer anymore, I can’t get enough of this smoothie bowl. The richness of flavor, the thickness achieved making it creamy and like ice cream, oh and let’s not forget all the nutrients it got too! Loaded with antioxidants, healthy fat and giving you a vitamin C boost!

What I also love is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on frozen açaí berries. That you’ll get from only one tsp of “Forever Beautiful” from yoursuper! This super mix blend contains 6 powerful ingredients; açaí, maca, acerola, maqui, blueberries and chia seeds.

Get your 15% discount by using my code MELANIESTOKKE when you purchase at their website https://yoursuper.eu/products/forever-beautiful-mix to have this superfood blend to make this açaí smoothie bowl:)

Let’s get to the recipe, shall we!

Ingredients:

• 1 tsp forever beautiful @yoursuper

• 100g frozen blueberries

• 2 frozen bananas

• 100 ml coconut milk

Instructions:

1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

2. Check out if you need more or less milk according to your preference of thickness.

3. Add your favorite toppings! Mine are almond butter, cacao nibs, here I’ve made grain free granola and coconut chips.

Enjoy!

This recipe is vegan, plant based, gluten-free and refined sugar free. A great idea to make for breakfast. I hope you will see the benefits of eating this meal as it will give you glowing skin, boost your immune system with vitamins and antioxidants, and which nourish your wellbeing.

With love and care, Melanie x

Breakfast

Smoothie bowl

A perfect meal now that summer is just around the corner!

I can’t believe that it’s already June! Time is passing by so fast. Summer is almost here, temperatures are rising and we are longing for something to cool ourselves down with. And what better way than eating a cold and refreshing smoothie bowl, am I right? I think we can all agree that it’s irresistible, even on rainy days here in Norway. It’s almost been my escape to imagine I’m eating it at a tropical place. Nothing can stop you when it’s too delicious.

Ingredients

• 3 dl frozen strawberries

• 2 dl frozen raspberries

• 1 dl frozen blueberries

• 1 banana

• 2 pitted dates

• 100 ml orange juice

• 200 ml oat milk

Instructions

1. In a blender, mix all the ingredients.

2. Pulse until you can blend it more smoothly as it has frozen berries.

3. When you’ve got a smooth texture, pour it into a bowl.

4. Add your favorite toppings; I like granola, hemp seeds, chopped banana slices, fresh berries on top, dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes and peanut butter! It’s so tasty and delicious, enjoy!

Ps: the homemade granola recipe you can find here with the link below.

https://bloomwithfood.com/2020/04/29/homemade-granola-by-celine/

The ingredients
Pulse everything in the blender, make sure to stir in between so that you get a smooth texture.
Enjoy!
Breakfast

Granola bowl inspiration

Tasty breakfast bowl!

Starting your day best way possible is key. Prioritize a healthy and nutritious breakfast like this one! It has probiotic coconut yoghurt which is dairy free and has good bacterias for your gut. Top it with fiber rich granola, which will make you full over a longer time and not crave for sugary foods. Add some blueberries for antioxidants that will help you with your immune system. Also you can have some raspberry jam/sauce which is easy to make. In a saucepan, pour in frozen raspberries on under medium heat and cook it till it becomes like on the picture. Raspberries contains dietary fiber and is beneficial for your digestion. It’s a wholesome breakfast with healthy fats like nut butter and almonds in the granola. Enjoy x

With love and care, Melanie

Breakfast

Homemade Granola by Celine

Better than store bought!

I love granola and I’m sure you do too! Buying it can be expensive, so why not make it yourself and save money! Also, you can decide whatever you like in it. I think it’s time you make yourself homemade granola by Celine. The recipe is by my lovely sister and it’s just amazing…

Ingredients:

• 4 cups of oats

• 1 cup of whole meal flour

• 2/3 cup of almond flour

• 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon

• 1 cup of shredded coconut

• 1 cup of raw almonds

• 3-4 tablespoons of honey melted

• 2 generous tablespoons of coconut oil melted

• 1 cup of water – see if you need more depending on the mixture.

Instructions:

1. Mix and stir everything in a bowl.

2. Put the oven on 175 degrees.

3. Spread the mixture on baking sheet with parchment paper and put it on middle groove.

4. Bake it for 30-40 minutes. Halfway through, stir the granola so that it becomes evenly baked.

5. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and voila the granola is ready for breakfast!

Ps: add some more toppings like roasted hazelnuts, chopped dates and dried cranberries!

Step 3, where the granola mixture is spread on the baking sheet with parchment paper.
Let it rest after it’s taken out of the oven. Add some more toppings you like, I added chopped dates, dried cranberries and roasted hazelnuts. Mmm!
Keep the granola in a glass jar! Enjoy x

The granola is packed with fiber, healthy fats and healthy sugar. This keeps you full longer and stabilizes your blood sugar. Starting your day with a breakfast like that, you are ready for whatever the day brings you.

With love & care Melanie

Breakfast

Vegan & gluten-free pancakes

Yummy and healthy!

These turned out amazing as making vegan and gluten-free pancakes can be a challenge. Also they are healthy with no refined sugar, so you can eat the whole stack without feeling guilty. So, no need to convince you more right, to the recipe shall we?

Ingredients:

1 banana

100 g buckwheat flour

100 g almond flour

200 ml oat milk

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp of cinnamon if you want

1 tbs apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

1. Start by mashing the banana.

2. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

3. Mix in the oat milk and blend with a fork till the batter is smooth.

4. Lastly add the apple cider vinegar, and if batter is too thin, simply add more flour to it, we want thickness as they are American pancakes.

5. On a pan, put some coconut oil and have it on above medium heat.

6. When you see the surface of the pancakes bubbling, it means they are ready for you to flip!

7. Be aware to put coconut oil after each pancake as the batter is sticky on the pan.

8. Voila, you will have made yourself a stack of around 10 pancakes, dig in everyone!

I like to have them with raspberries and blueberries for antioxidants boost, topped with some honey or agave sirup if completely vegan.
Travel

Sunday means pancakes

At least from my understanding and point of view;)

And there are so many delicious pancakes to order, here are some of my favorite picks…

Brunch & Cake ~ Barcelona

A super yummy matcha pancake, so good! And first time trying it. I’ve also tried matcha in other pastries, and the flavor is really good.

The gluten-free ricotta pancake with granola!!! Mmm

Flax and Kale ~ Barcelona

I love this restaurant, they have so many other delicious and healthy plates to offer. The atmosphere here is incredible, sitting on the roof top and being surrounded by flowers and plants, made me feel complete. Definitely a place to visit when in Barcelona!

Oh, and in my opinion these two restaurants serves the best and healthier pancakes in town!

What are you waiting for? Go and get your Sunday pancake, you deserve it when the week has finished:)

Breakfast

Strawberry coconut yoghurt bowl

Mmmm, coconut yoghurt with berry taste, topped with granola, roasted almonds and raspberries, is pure heaven to me! What a way to kick off the day!

Making the coconut yoghurt was easier than I thought… I don’t understand why I haven’t done it before! Also makes me wonder why buy it in the supermarket, when you can make it at home and how you like it. I have longed for coconut yoghurt available in stores at home – Norway and in Spain where I practice, after I tasted “coyo” yoghurt bought in England. That one still remains my favorite store bought yoghurt.

I usually try to stay away from dairy too and therefore this option is perfect! In addition it taste so good and you can decide the intensity in flavor, plus the thickness.

How you make your own coconut yoghurt with only 2 ingredients!

1. Buy two cans of coconut milk which you can find at an Asian supermarket.

2. Keep them refrigerated overnight so that you can scoop out the fat. You decide the consistency; if you want it like a Greek yoghurt, scoop out only the fat. If you want it more liquidity, simply just thin it out with more of the coconut liquid.

3. Add 4 pills of probiotic pills, mix it together in a bowl with the coconut fat/liquid you scooped out.

4. Cover the bowl with plastic and leave it in the oven overnight, remember not to put the oven on! 12 hours is enough, but if you want your coconut sweeter, leave it 24h or to 42 hours, then you should leave it not in the oven, but a place warm outside.

3. And what I did when it had stayed for 12 hours during the night in my oven, was that I added flavor with strawberries. Then you decide the intensity of the flavor you desire, by how many strawberries you want! Mix together with your finished coconut yoghurt in a blender and it’s done!

Inspired by this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/uWvtg_WDADE

The “coyo” yoghurt I adore, more information about it here:

http://coyo.com/au/