Yoghurt Pie

Yoghurt Pie1,5 appel // 175g cherries (and/or other preferred fruit) // 150g glutenfree flour // 1tbsp baking powder // 2 eggs // 35g coconut oil // 125g soy yoghurt // 12 drops of vanilla stevia (and/or up to 4 tbsp honey) // 0,5 tsp cinnamon

Put and mix all dry ingredients. Mix the oil, egg, yoghurt and stevia together. Add all together and bake in the oven for around an hour at 180C. Enjoy!

You can order your stevia here: www.nunaturals.com and when you get to the checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG0614  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on their ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  JUNE 30, 2014 .

Healthy Orange Cacao Bar

Healthy bars w orange and cacao and dates100 g dates // 9 drops orange stevia (https://nunaturals.com/product/550) // 1 tbsp cacao powder // 75 g almonds

First mix the dates and orange stevia . Add the rest to it, make bars, put them in the fridge and done! I prefer them with some coconut on top but they work fine without as well. Enjoy!

You can order your stevia here: www.nunaturals.com and when you get to the checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG0614  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on their ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  JUNE 30, 2014 .

Mango & Passion Fruit Jam

mango and passion fruit jam1 passion fruit // 1 cup mango //1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water

3-4 drops of stevia ( I used Orange NuStevia, which is one of my favorite flavors for when I want something more exotic or refreshing. You can find it here https://nunaturals.com/product/550) or 1 tbsp honey

First add the water to the chia seeds and let them be for a bit. Start by mixing the passion fruit and the mango. Add the stevia, or whichever sweetener you prefer, and the chia seeds and mix again. Then put it in the fridge and wait for around half an hour to an hour. Done! Enjoy!

Little tip: Use it on frozen yoghurt! Yum!

You can order your stevia here: www.nunaturals.com and when you get to the checkout page, enter the DISCOUNT CODE ;  BLG0614  and you will receive – 15% DISCOUNT on their ENTIRE ORDER. This discount remains  EFFECTIVE UNTIL  JUNE 30, 2014 .

Fruit Cakes

gf breadpudding2 ripe bananas // 250 g apple sauce // 225 g rice flakes // 200 g of strawberries and /or blackberries (or whatever fruit you prefer) //1/2 tbsp cinnamon // 2-3 tbsp honey.

(optional: nuts and raisins)

Mix all together, put in a bake form, add some almond bits on top, and bake for around 55min at 180C. Enjoy!

Fig Cake

fig cake125 g dried figs // 1/2 cup water // 3 drops stevia

240 g rice flour // 110 g almond flour // 75 g honey // 100 g coconut oil // 4 tbsp water //  6 drops of stevia // 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

First make the fig paste, by mixing the dried figs with the half cup of water and a few drops of stevia. For the cookie dough, mix first all dry ingredients together and then add the rest to it. Spread it out in your preferred bake form. Make sure to press and divide it well on the bottom of the bake form. Add the fig paste on top of this layer and add another layer of the cookie dough on top. Put in the oven for 10 – 15min at 180C, let it cool down and all ready to devour! Enjoy! 🙂

Coconut – Date Cookies

coconut dates cookies120g glutenfree flour // 150g coconut powder // 1 egg // 75g honey // 50g coconut oil // 1tbsp baking powder // 5 dates

Mix all the dry components together. Melt the coconut oil and honey together. Mix the egg and cut the dates in little pieces (if you like them to be softer, let them soak in water for a night). Mix everything together. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls and flatten slightly. Bake at 180C until they are a bit brown on the sides.

Oven Baked Potato

Oven baked potatoBoil medium sized potatoes in their peel for 40 – 50 min. Cook the veggies you want to add to the potato later for about 20min. Take the potatoes and cut them in half (not completely down, as you want them to stay together). Take some of the potato out with a spoon and start filling the 2 halfs up with the veggies. Add a mixed egg (if you want to keep it dairyfree) or Mozzarella on top. Spice it up with some salt and pepper. Put it in a preheated oven at 180C for around 20min. Enjoy!

Black Bean Chocolate Muffins

black bean choc muffin350g black beans (I cooked them myself but beans from a can should also work fine) // 10 dattes // a handfull of walnuts // 2 tbsp coconut oil // 3-4 tbsp honey // 3 eggs // 20g cocoa // 16g (1 little bag) backing powder

First blend the dattes. Add the walnuts to the dattes mixture and blend it some more. Then add all the other ingredients and blend till you have a solid texture. Add them to your preferred backing forms. Put them in the oven for 30min at 180°C. Let them cool down & enjoy!

Headspace Meditation App – Take 15 Program

The last 13 days have been crazy for me. With the guys being gone, I had to run our main charity stream which brought about a lot of stress and was very hard on me, as I had to stream 8-10 hours a day trying to gather 3,3k dollar per day.

I ended up not eating and sleeping properly but the only thing I really obligated myself to do was meditate. I just started the Take 15 program, which basically is a 15 day program with a daily 15 min meditation session, and I felt that especially during a hard period like this, it would help me balance things out. And I was right!

Before I started the program, I was afraid 15 min per day would feel like forever, but the opposite ended up to be true! It didn’t feel long at all. Looking back now at the Take 10 program, it actually is a bit too short, as  I regularly ended up relaxing deeply around the 10 min and then it’d come to an end.

So what to does the Take 15 program focus on?

It makes you answer the questions: “Why should I meditate?” and “How does me meditating affect others who are dear to me?”. On top of it, it focuses on implementing it more in your daily life, aside of the meditations itself. You learn to develop more mindfulness as you learn to observe your mind on a more regular base which ends up in changing your perspective in a lot of situations.

Of course there are still moments you are less aware or things get to you but for some reason, even though the feelings are there, it seems to be easier to cope with them.

I also tried out the sleeping meditation several times and even though I was skeptic towards it, I’d fall asleep every time before the time ran out (so within the 16min).

Next step is the Take 20 program. Looking forward to see what’s coming up next, and of course I’ll keep you guys posted on that one as well!

More info: http://www.getsomeheadspace.com/headspace-shop.aspx

Ginger Beer

ginger beer10.5l sparkling water // 85- 95g ginger // 0.5 lemon // 3-4 tbsp agave or honey

Grate the ginger and add it to half of the sparkling water. Add the lemon juice of 0.5 lemon and the sweetener of your liking. When planning on drinking, add the other half of the sparkling water. Done! Enjoy!

Headspace Meditation App

logo headspace

 

 

I love meditating. It makes me more clearheaded, and a more stable and happy person. Needless to say I regularly look for new and exciting ways to implement this more into my life.

Recently I discovered the GetSomeHeadspace site and more importantly its app. The app provides you with a basic 10 days program for free, afterwards if you want to try out the other meditation sessions, you have to subscribe. More info on that you can find here .

I just finished this Take 10 program and I loved it! The meditations are a combination of several elements. You focus on your body,  your emotional state and on your breath. I really enjoyed the combination of these elements in one meditation.

What I normally do is focusing on, and counting the breath which works fine as well but this felt refreshing.

On top of that the app also comes with wonderful illustrations and interesting little videos. They did a great job on providing both interesting and wonderful looking content and it’s something you can easily implement into your daily life as it takes only 10 minutes a day, and when interested you can also use this little buzzers to remind you to be mindful during the day.

Conclusion

I am totally in love with this app and cannot wait to check out all  the other elements. As my mind sometimes feels very clouded and overtaken, I do notice quite some difference already after only 10 days. I’m curious to see what’ll happen doing this for a month or a few months! I’ll make sure to keep you guys briefed on how the different sessions go!

You can get your headspace on the move for free here.  It works on both Apple iOS and Android devices. Good luck!

Fritatta

fritatta ok1 medium leek

200 g mushrooms

4 eggs

Bake the veggies first. I like this mix but it works great with others like f.e. courgette, peppers, onion etc. as well. Mix the eggs. Put the veggies and eggs in an oven dish and bake it for 30-40 min at 200°C. If you can eat cheese, make sure to top it with some to add more taste to it. Enjoy!

Easy & Healthy Breakfast

Easy & healhty breakfast 175g soy yoghurt with fruit or pure // 40g rice flakes 80g fruit (strawberries, kiwi, grapes, banana,…)  // Soy milk till all is covered // 1-2 tbsp honey //1 tsp cinnamon //nuts and seed mix 
Add all in a glass container and let it be for a few hours. Done! You can also make this the night before and have it as breakfast or as a healthy and powerful in between meal. Enjoy!

Cocos Macaroons

Coconut macaroons ok6 egg whites

1/3 cup agave or 1/2 cup honey

3 cups shredded coconut

1 tsp almond extract

Whisk egg whites until stiff. Fold in the agave, almond extract and coconut. Use 2 tablespoons to press the batter together and then slide it on the parchment paper. Bake for about 15min at 180°C . Enjoy!

Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins150 g glutenfree flour // 1/2 grated apple // 1/2 apple cut in little bits // 5-6 tbsp honey // 1tbsp baking powder // 0,5 cup almond (or soy) milk // 40g melted coconut oil // 2 eggs // 0,5 tbsp cinnamon

Mix all dry ingredients. Mix all liquid ingredients separately.
Add all together and put in little bake forms.
30min in 200C oven.