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Month: April 2017

How to LOVE your BODY and LOVE yourself MORE

“If all girls were taught to love each other fiercely, instead of how to compete with each other and hate their own bodies, what a different and beautiful world we would live in.” – Nikita Gill If only I could be slimmer…if only I could be taller…if only my skin is fairer…if only I could be more beautiful… At some point we have heard this tiny voice in our pretty little head. Myself included.  You see, I grew up as an overweight child, being that ‘chubby’ daughter in the family.  I remember feeling ashamed of wearing clothes for girls my …

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Wholemeal Coconut Pancakes

[masterslider id=”6″] So I have been wanting to try making coconut pancakes for the longest time. But it’s rare to find coconut flour in our markets here so I thought I would instead flavor my wholemeal pancakes with all the coconut ingredients that I can have my hands on. These ones came out tastier than I thought since the batter didn’t look that pretty to me. hehe It’s thin but has that fluffy texture when you bite into it. And my little boy loved it so that was enough validation for me! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1/2 c + 1 tbsp …

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Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Brownies

[masterslider id=”9″] I am a certified chocolate lover. If there’s one indulgence I simply can’t do without, it’s chocolates! You’ll surely see several recipes soon in this website which incorporates chocolates—from oatmeal to baked goods and to smoothies! J I’ve always been intrigued about how gluten-free brownies would taste like. I’ve seen many derivations which uses apple sauce and even avocado in the recipe. For this one though, I settled with what I had in my pantry—black beans & pitted dates. This is also very easy to make and can be done using a blender. All you do is mix …

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3-ingredient Chocolate Protein Pancakes & Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

[masterslider id=”7″] How about some chocolate overload for breakfast? These are the “good” kind of chocolates and are protein-packed. It’s choco-banana-peanut butter protein smoothie and banana-egg-choco protein pancakes! Why does CHOCOLATE make us feel happy? Well there are lots of studies out there showing that they release endorphins in our brain which can reduce levels of pain & suffering. Yes chocolates can be very therapeutic but only when taken in moderation. It is also a health culprit when consumed excessively. My little boy loves chocolates so I’m constantly trying to find ways to make him consume it without too much …

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Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding

[masterslider id=”5″] WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1/4-1/2 c frozen blueberries 3 tbsps chia seeds 150ml almond milk 1 tbsp desiccated coconut 3 tbsp greek yogurt
2 tbsp maple syrup METHOD: Mix the milk & frozen blueberries in a blender til smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Place in a mason jar with a lid and chill overnight. In the morning top with more blueberries & some coconut if you like. Yum!

Vanilla-Strawberry Chia Pudding

[masterslider id=”4″] Why I love mornings so much!!! 🙂 I’m into chia puddings apart from overnights oats. Simply because they’re so easy to make and I can prep it the night before so it saves me time in the morning when it gets crazy with a toddler–motherhood ya’know! hehe Perfect for busy mommas or non mommas! 🙂 The vanilla base can be mixed up with any fruit you like. You can incorporate the fruit itself into the milk by mixing in a blender prior adding the rest of the ingredients. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 150ml unsweetened nut milk (almond or coconut) …

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Wholemeal Banana-Blueberry-Dark Choco Chip Breakfast Muffins

[masterslider id=”3″] Don’t you just love the smell of freshly baked muffins in the morning??? My little boy loves muffins, bananas, and blueberries and chocolate, so it’s a no-brainer to put these altogether. This one is easy to make and doesn’t require that too many ingredients. It takes me about half an hour or so to prepare everything including the baking time. You can even go crazy on the toppings—from coconut flakes to seeds or even dried fruit, anything can work with banana muffins. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1 c wholemeal flour ½ tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla …

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Blueberry & Lemon Overnight Oats

[masterslider id=”2″] WHAT YOU’LL NEED: a mason jar (or any jar with a tight lid) 1/2 cup rolled oats (or instant oats if you like) 1/2 cup almond or skim milk 2 tbsps yogurt (I use greek yogurt) 1/4 c blueberries 1 tsp lemon zest METHOD: Mix the first 3 ingredients in the jar with a spoon. Top with blueberries and the zest and close the lid. Refrigerate overnight and wait for the magic to happen while you sleep! I usually make this right after dinner and I can’t wait until morning to taste heaven in a jar! I add …

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overnight oats banana pecan peanut butter

Banana Peanut Butter Pecan Oats

  Banana & peanut butter is such a classic combo. And throw in some pecans and cinnamon and it will surely feel like Christmas! Banana and peanut butter are both staples in my kitchen as well so it was such a no-brainer to have this in oats. I usually use the quick-easy oatmeal for overnight oats simply because I find them creamier in texture as compared to rolled oats. I’ve tried also just adding milk without the yogurt and again the latter is creamier. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1/2 cup oats1/2 almond milk or milk of your choice1 tbsp greek or …

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Black Forrest Cake Oats

Black forrest oats for breakfast anyone?  As much as I love overnight oats, slow-cooking on stove-top gives the oats a creamier, more hearty kind of texture. This was cooked with some water & ripe banana then cacao powder and a splash of almond milk. It is just oh so creamy-chocolicious! 🍫 This was adapted from the talented @thekaleandheartygirl and when I saw this in her Instagram I was literally drooling! I knew I had to make it the next morning.   I didn’t have coconut milk so I substituted it with almond milk instead. I also added some pure maple …

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