Breakfast for Champions – 6/10

Is it Sunday evening already? Are you planning to start the week with some healthy choices?

Here’s my 6th champion breakfast to help you with just that 😉

Breakfast for champions 6.

Four Grain (Gluten-free) Porridge with Grated Apples 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of raw organic coconut oil4grainPorridgewithApples
  • 40-50g four grain porridge mix (I chose Amisa gluten-free)
  • 100 ml organic unsweetened almond/coconut/hazelnut milk
  • 50ml water
  • 1 apple grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • coconut yoghurt to dress
  • bluberries
  • walnuts

Method:

Cook the four grain mix in some coconut oil for the first few minutes, then add the apples and the nut milk. Cook for a few more minutes and then add the grated apples. Add the water if the porridge soaked up all the nut milk. Cook for a few minutes, until both the grains and apple feel cooked.

When done, serve in a bowl and dress with coconut yoghurt, walnuts (or any nuts) and blueberries. You can add extra cinnamon if you need more sweetness. Enjoy x

Edi

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Breakfast for Champions – 5/10

Something for the weekend?

You’ve done it. You’re amazing. It’s the weekend now and hope you can enjoy some well deserved rest. Maybe you’re planning a sleep in tomorrow and then a yummy breakfast/brunch, maybe you’re wondering how to surprise your loved one or kiddies with a treat. Well here’s the answer, a very easy and healthy pancake recipe. Have a great weekend! Join me for the remaining 5 recipes next week!

Breakfast for champions 5.

Blueberry banana pancakes

Ingredients:Blueberry&BananaPancakes

  • 1 cup of teff flakes (or gluten free oat flakes)
  • 1 cup of almonds (i used a mixture of almonds, walnuts and hazel nuts)
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp of raw honey/dark agave nectar for vegan option
  • 2 tsp of ground organic cinnamon

Method:

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Mix oats and nuts first in food processor, once fine, add all other ingredients and mix till smooth.

Pour into mixing bowl and add a cup of blueberries.

Add tsp of coconut oil to a heated pan and fry both sides for a minute or two. Enjoy x

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 4/10

As the temperature is dropping here in London, am sure you’ll also enjoy a soul warming and taste bud pleasing new recipe to prepare for the last work day of the week.

Teff has been my latest obsession lately, I just can’t get bored of the yummy nutty flavour, so easy to cook it, and it’s also gluten free. Hope you’ll enjoy it too, happy experimenting!

Breakfast for champions 4.

Teff porridge with apple and blueberry sauce

Ingredients:TeffPorridge

  • 1 tsp of organic raw coconut oil
  • 40-50g teff flakes (you can get them in any health food store or order online)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100ml organic unsweetened almond/hazelnut/coconut milk
  • 50 ml water
  • 2-3 tbsp organic apple and blueberry puree
  • almond flakes to dress
  • optional – coconut yoghurt to dress
  • optional – bee pollen to dress

 

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the teff flakes for a few minutes – add the cinnamon and stir for another minute. Once all mixed, add the almond milk and cook it on a lower temperature for a few minutes, then add the apple and blueberry puree and mix well. If it needs to be more liquid, add the water and cook all the ingredients for a few more minutes.

Serve it in a bowl, add flaked almonds and if you like coconut yoghurt and/or bee pollen to dress.

Enjoy and let me know if you also enjoyed the flavour.

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Love x

Edi

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Breakfast for Champions – 3/10

Welcome to the 3rd blog post of my breakkie super stars. Hope you enjoyed the last two posts and you’re ready to try my next recipe.

Breakfast for champions 3.

Mango-Chia-CashewSmoothieMango-Cashew-Chia Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • half a ripe mango/person (try the Indian ones, they are just amazing)
  • handful of cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 150ml almond/coconut milk (I still use Rude Health if you wondered)
  • cinnamon to dress
  • organic blueberries/raspberries to dress

Method: (easiest ever)

Put all ingredients (starting with the mangoes, than almond milk) in your blender and blend until smooth. Once done, serve in your favourite bowl and dress with blueberries and cinnamon. If you need some extra energy and protein and the crunch you can sprinkle a little more cashew nuts on top as well.

Enjoy! x

Edi

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Comments, questions welcome below 🙂

 

Breakfast for Champions – 2/10

So here we go, another day – especially cold day in London -hopefully my second breakfast recipe will help to motivate you a bit to jump out of bed in the morning (maybe not 😉 )

Breakfast for Champions 2.

Spinach-Pear-Walnut SmoothieSpinachPearWalnutSmoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe organic pear
  • half a pack of organic baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 150ml of either organic almond/hazelnut or coconut milk
  • handful of walnuts
  • organic berries to dress
  • optional –  1 tbsp coconut yoghurt to dress
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method:

Start with adding the almond milk and the spinach in a blender. Once it gets to a smooth texture, add the pear cut into pieces, 3/4 of the walnuts, the chia seeds and the cinnamon. Blend until smooth again. Pour in your favourite bowl, and dress with the remaining walnuts, the berries and the coconut yoghurt. Enjoy!

As last time as well, any feedback, comments, questions more than welcome – please use below form 🙂

Edi x

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Breakfast for Champions – 1/10

Many of my friends and clients know that my ultimate favourite meal of the day is breakfast. I love creating/trying/experimenting with new recipes every day – to start my day with a delicious, nourishing breakkie. If I had to choose one type of meal that I would eat for the rest of my life, I would definitely vote for breakfast – I just can’t get enough of all the available deliciousness (smoothies, porridges, chia and acai bowls) and the innumerable combinations – that can be so tasty and so healthy for you at the same time. Hope this post will help to make your mornings a bit more exciting as well.

During the next 10 days, I will share 10 of my favourite recipes with you. Please let me know any feedback through the form at the bottom of my blogpost.

Breakfast for Champions 1.

Warm vegan porridge goodness

WarmVeganPorridge

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of organic raw coconut oil
  • 50g gluten free organic porridge oats
  • 100ml organic almond/coconut milk (my favourite ones are from Rude Health – they don’t have any added sugar or nasties in them)
  • 50ml water
  • 1-2 tsp organic cinnamon
  • half a grated apple
  • handful of walnuts
  • organic mixed berries (I used frozen ones, easier to find during winter)

Method:

Heat the coconut oil in the pan you normally make your porridge, and add the oats and fry it in the coconut oil for a minute, add the cinnamon and fry it together for another minute or so. Add the almond or coconut milk and stir well. Cook for a few minutes and add the grated apples, and to achieve your required consistency add the water slowly and cook it stirring continuously until the oats and apple are cooked. Take it off from the stove and mix in the berries, then serve in your favourite bowl and sprinkle over the walnuts. If you like it, you can add a little more cinnamon on the top.

Enjoy x

Edi

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Guilt free chocolate protein balls and “walnutty” slices

Oh the post holiday blues!  😉

This blog post will hopefully help with it. I chose 2 really yummy desserts/snacks to help you through the first few days back at work and/or gym – running – yoga…. you name it!

Both are super easy, no baking required – just awesome, delicious and healthy ingredients!

Vegan chocolate protein truffles:

Ingredients:truffles

  • 2.5 ripe bananas
  • 150g almonds
  • 150g shredded coconut
  • 50g dried blueberries
  • 50g dried cherries
  • 20g organic cacao powder
  • some extra cacao for the coating of the ready truffles

Method:

Place the almonds and dried fruit in a food processor and process until well chopped.

Use a fork to mash the bananas, first add the cacao powder, then the coconut and the chopped fruit with the almonds. Once you mixed them all, shape medium sized truffle balls and cover them in the extra cacao. Keep them in the fridge! Enjoy x

 
Walnutty slices

walnut--dry-fruitIngredients

  • 250g prunes
  • 100g dates
  • 150g activated walnuts (to ‘activate’ them – soak them for a couple of hours in filtered water and let them dry)
  • pinch of organic vanilla powder
  • 150g walnut pieces

 

cacao_powderRaw chocolate ingredients:

  • 50g raw cacao butter
  • 15g raw cacao powder
  • 15g agave syrup

Method

Melt the cacao butter and mix in the cacao powder and agave syrup over steam to create the raw chocolate.

Use a food processor or blender to chop the prunes, dates and activated walnuts. Mix in the raw chocolate and walnut pieces. Create 2 bars and place them in the freezer for half an hour. After this it will be easy to slice them. You can keep it in the fridge, although you might not have a chance to put anything in the fridge as it’s just too yum 😉

Hope you’ll enjoy them either pre or post exercise as your healthy afternoon pick me up or even breakkie.

Edi x

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Poppy-seed cake (gluten & dairy free)

I love December, the year end with all the awesome food creations and yummy cakes.

Since I started my journey towards healthy eating – it’s become quite a challenge though. Finding gluten free, dairy free and sugar free desserts can be quite a challenge – as I had to say goodbye to all the traditional Hungarian winter treats – including ones with poppy-seeds.

I was so happy when my mum found this recipe and it ended up one of the quickest and tastiest festive cakes for me – and to be honest for my parents as well.  Hope you will enjoy it just as much as we did 😉

Recipe

poppyseedcake

Ingredients

  • 50g sultanas
  • 200ml water
  • 4 organic free-range eggs
  • 2 tsp agave syrup
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 200g ground poppyseed
  • 100g shredded coconut
  • 2 medium sized organic apples

Method

Wash the sultanas and soak them in the water.

Beat the egg-whites with a drop of lemon juice and the yolks with the xylitol and agave syrup. Add the coconut oil, poppy-seeds, shredded coconut, sultanas and water to the egg yolks. Mix them all thoroughly and then slowly start to blend them with a hand mixer and start to add the beaten egg-whites to the mixture.

Pour half the mixture into a baking tray – the size should be around 230cm x 180cm (line the tin with baking paper or coconut oil first). Shred the 2 apples evenly and then pour over the remaining of the dough.

Bake it for 20 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius and then leave it in the oven for another 10 minutes on 150 degrees – check with a fork – once it doesn’t stick – it’s done. 🙂

Let it cool and enjoy with your favourite tea! x

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How to survive the festive season – any festive season ;)

Just a quick note on my recent post on the Pulsin blog about how to survive the festive season without gaining weight and how to keep healthy all throughout the holiday season.

I hope you’ll find the tips useful and easy to implement in your busy lives 🙂

I really believe that these points are valid for any festivities – not just Christmas and year end.

Healthy Xmas Tips

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My favourite website for online yoga classes:

http://www.movementformodernlife.com

Take good care.

Edi x

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Getting ready for the new year

Wow! Time has gone so fast and 2015 has almost closed its curtains on us. This time of the year for me is all about reflection – and my goal with that is to find gratitude for every single thiThankyoung that happened to me throughout the year. Good or bad – who am I to judge? They all helped me grow and to become who I am right now.

It’s so easy for us to complain, to never be satisfied, to want more, to chase something new – and yet it’s so important to feel grateful for every single day we are alive, all the amazing people in our lives.

So only 4 days before the year end, I invite you too –  to count your blessings, to be thankful for all the lessons, and tap yourself on the back for being the amazing human being you are right here and now. 🙂

Time for detox! You might think – ‘here we go again, don’t want to hear about it yet’. But I mean emotional detox – let’s get rid of all the greed, anger and foolishness, the self-limiting thoughts and let’s focus on our dreams and to become the best human beings we can be this coming year – and let’s all do this our own unique way. No comparison required.

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It’s also time to forgive ourselves for resolutions that have never happened, let go of the past and focus on the present and the new year and new adventures to come.

Let go of what happened and get excited about all the new opportunities a new year can bring you.

You can make it all happen! You will make it all happen!

I’m wishing you all the strength, courage and seeking spirit to achieve all your dreams and to make 2016 a very special one!

Lots of love, Edi a.k.a. Nutreena  dark-key_01