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Good morning dear folks! It’s time for a healthy breakfast. Try this green juice.For two glasses you will need: 

A handful of fresh basil, a handful of spinach, half a lemon, 1.5 dl home-made rhubarb juice (rhubarb, lemon, dash of brown sugar, anis, cardamom), 1.5 dl Pellegrino or any other mineral water, 1 tsp agave syrup. Mix in a blender starting with the lemon and herbs. I alway trust my husband’s good old Hamilton Beach bar mixer. Never let’s me down. Neither one!

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Overnight Oats and Summer Berries

Prepared this wonderful breakfast bowl last night and put it in the fridge for the morning. The only things I added  before eating it was strawberries and honey.

This is what you need for one portion: 1/2 dl oats, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds, milk (normal, skimmed, oat milk, coconut milk) to cover the ingredients 1 dl natural yoghurt and 1 tbsp chocolate nibs. Refrigerate overnight. Cut strawberries and place in the bowl and spoon over some honey.

Enjoy! And have a wonderful Sunday!

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#36 No-fat Apple Pancake

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This is another dessert or breakfast dish with apples.

The French call this cafoultis and we call it oven pancake, pannukakku in Finnish. The recipe is very similar, we don’t use vanilla in Finland.

for a small pancake you will need

an oven form, the size of a bread loaf

2 eggs, 2 dl milk, 1.5 dl flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 apples

Pre-heat the oven to 175 C. Beat the eggs, add the milk and flour. Line the oven pan with baking paper and put apple slices on the bottom. Sprinkle with sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour in the pancake batter. Bake for 25-30 min. Serve with sugar and apple jam.

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#35 Pancake Breakfast with Dried Apple

img_20161002_091429First morning frost and it is only the 2nd of October! We were working hard in the garden yesterday. I was wondering how low the temperature would sink during the night. All the plants that I decided not just yet carry inside look all right. I’ll have to find place for them today.

Yesterday was a wonderful sunny autumn day. The leaves and acorns from the oaks in the park next to us are all over the pavement and the wind blows them into our garden. It’s truly a never-ending story. We raked,  picked apples, potted plants, put furniture in the shelter, mowed the lawn with leaves to give the lawn extra strength and finally planted tulip bulbs I bought in Amsterdam a month ago. Let’s see if the rabbits get best of them!

Sunday has been a pancake morning for us but it’s been a while. It is not too much of an effort and still extra special since you don’t have to rush anywhere. Today I made traditional Finnish pancakes and served them with dried apples. They were not actually totally yet since I cut them and set to dry only yesterday.

Finnish pancakes for two: 2 eggs, 2 dl milk, 4 tbsp flour, pinch of salt and sugar. Blend well and set aside for 30 min. Fry in butter or coconut oil.

Apple-carrot-ginger juice: 10 small apples, 2 carrots and a thumb-sized chunk of ginger. Put all the ingredients into a juice maker. The juice will keep 2-3 days in the fridge.
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#22 Super Chia-Coco-Choco Porridge

Some further experiments with super foods. This lovely raw porridge got me going today, and the making of it started last night.

One portion: 1 dl coconut milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tsp cocoa, 0,5 dl oatmeal, 1 water, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp chopped cashew and 1/2 tbsp chocolate nibs.

Mix together the chia, cocoa and coconut milk, and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning take 0,5 oatmeal and 1 dl boiling water and let soak until you chop and dice your fruit and nuts. Mix the chia pudding and the oatmeal. Place in a serving bowl. Top and decorate with banana, chocolate nibs and cashew nuts.

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#10 Greener SmoothieFruitie

This morning started with this juice – an even greener fruitie.
Kale, orange and coconut milk. Mixed it all together with a heavy duty blender and could actually enjoy drinking it with a straw.
We’ve had smoothies for breakfast almost every morning for a bit more than a year. Most mornings I add fresh ginger and we have not had any flues at all.

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#9 Green Breakfast Smoothie

img_4431This is lterally green and also organic.

I mixed together a ripe avocado, a handful of baby spinach and a blood orange. Added 1 dl water and 2 dl unsweetened coconut milk. Yummy!

 

The recipe gave two small portions to enjoy immediately and a small bottle to carry on and enjoy after the morning yoga. Have a wonderful day!

 

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#4 Breakfast Omelette with Salmon and Spinach

This morning called for an-out-of-ordinary breakfast with omelette and yoghurt with chia and goij berries. A bit of night new snow on the ground and beautiful sunshine at noon. Not as cold as yesterday, only -12!

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I served a lightly cooked one-egg omelette on rosemary bread. The bread had three layers: baby spinach, salmon and omelette. This should carry us on until a late afternoon lunch.

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Slow-Cooked Rye and Cranberry Porridge

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Holiday season and childhood taste memories go together. I cooked this delicious porridge of rye meal and cranberry.  You need only four ingredients: rye meal, water, salt and cranberry or lingonberry.

 

For two large or three small portions you need: 1/2 l water, 2 dl rye meal, 1 dl mashed cranberry or lingonberry and 1/2 tsp salt. Soak the rye meal overnight in the water. Put the pan on low heat and add the cranberry mash. Cook on low heat for an hour. The longer you cook the porridge the better the taste. Add water if the porridge becomes too thick.

Add a teaspoon of agave syrup (or any other syrup) on top if you find the porridge took sour. Serve as such or with milk or butter-milk.

This is so delicious and healthy too. It is a porridge not served on ordinary weekdays as it takes time to cook. Lingonberry would be a more typical ingredient in Finland and when I was young most people would have buckets of raw-mashed lingonberry  in the cellar. All self picked, of course.

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Beet Beats Morning Blues

Wakey wakey, good morning and happy Father’s Day!

Freshly pressed of beetroot, orange and ginger.  

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