Chocolate chia seeds pudding

This is a delicious breakfast or snack we used to eat a lot at home!

I love chia seeds pudding for a change, so try out this chocolate chia seeds pudding!

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Chocolate Chia seed pudding
chocolate Chia seed pudding

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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 2

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Ingredients
base:
  • ⅔ cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups rice milk
  • half a tea spoon of vanilla powder
  • 2 spoons of raw chocolate powder
  • teaspoon of maple syrup
topping:
  • raw cacao nibs
  • white mulberries

Instructions
  1. Add ⅔ cup chia seeds to 3 cups of rice milk, and put in fridge overnight to soak (or let sit for at least 4 hours)
  2. mix the chia seed pudding in a blender
  3. Add the chocolate powder and the maple syrup and blend together
  4. Sprinkle the raw cacao nibs and white mulberries on top.

Notes
The base of this recipe is a great base for other breakfast dishes too. instead of chocolate you can add other fruits like apples or bananas, nuts and seeds you like. I will add more recipes for chia seed pudding in the future!

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

Love Lonneke


Fitness Food: Teff Pancakes

Teff Pancakes: an all-time favorite fitness food breakfast meals. Sometimes I put in some extra cacao or coffee powder, blue berries, coconut or bananas. You can top it off with whatever you like as long as it fits your diet. Just go wild!

Enjoy!

READ MORE ABOUT THE ANCIENT GRAIN TEFF ON ORGANICEYOURLIFE.COM

Teff PanecakesFirst published on December 28th 2012, updated in 2019

Teff Pancakes
a great breakfast to give you energy throughout the day

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Cuisine: fitness food
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 1

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Teff flakes (Even though teff is the healthiest, you can substitute this for another whole wheat flour )
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 5 Egg whites (less eggs if you don't want the fitness food version, just adjust teff and water accordingly)
  • ⅔ Cup water
  • yoghurt
  • almond butter
  • fresh fruit

Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend them up to a silky smooth mixture.
  2. Slowly heat up a pan with some coconut butter or butter in it.
  3. Pour your pancake mixture into your pan, put the lit on it and slowly let it cook on half power/gas.
  4. You can flip it over when the top starts to solidify.
  5. Top it of with some white almond paste, fruit and/or some fat free Greek yoghurt.

Notes
You can add spirulina, coconut flakes, cacao powder or coffee powder to the fitness version of this pancake.


homemade organic acai bowl

I love this organic acai bowl to start my day! And for those people who say a smoothie or juice is not good to eat, because you don't chew your food, this is a good in-between option. Why do some people oppose to having a smoothie? Because they say you don't chew the food, and that way you don't produce essential enzymes to digest your food. That's why our organic acai bowl is a lovely breakfast to eat in the morning!

Acai (really açai) is a berry that comes from a palm tree native to the Amazon rainforest. The berries are already over thousands of years  considered to have healing properties and a high nutritional value that boosts energy. Dr. Oz shares why acai is good for you.

Acai comes in many forms including a dried powder form which I like to use. Check out the below recipe for an energy boosting breakfast organic acai bowl!

p.s. we add peanut butter for taste but also because it contains healthy fats that give prolonged energy and make you feel full for a longer period of time. Normally we wouldn't recommend mixing sugars and fats, but in the morning your energy levels are low and I feel it is not that bad to eat healthy sugars and fats to get started!

p.s. sorry for the bad picture!

Love, Lonneke

homemade organic acai bowl
A nourishing and delicious breakfast bowl that will give you the energy to start the day!

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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 1

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 chopped banana
  • 2 handfuls of berries to your liking, we used blackberries, raspberries, strawberries.
  • 1 tbsp of acai powder
  • 2 tbsp spoon peanut butter
  • handful of raw organic cocoa nibs (raw chocolate)
  • handful of organic (raw) granola

Instructions
  1. mix the berries with the milk and acai powder in a blender with half of the chopped banana.
  2. Add the granola in bottom of bowl.
  3. Pour the berry mixture on top.
  4. Add the remaining banana on top.
  5. Add the peanut butter in the middle
  6. Sprinkel the raw organic cocoa nibs on top.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes
You can also use frozen berries instead of fresh berries. Just let them warm up a bit otherwise it is really cold.

organic acai bowl 2


Breakfast smoothie

Hello, lovely OYL readers! Today I want to share a breakfast smoothie. It contains fruits - for vitamins, leafy greens - for minerals and avocado - for fat (natural, high quality plant-based fat), which is a key ingredient for beautiful, glowing skin.

Breakfast Smoothie
Delicious smoothie for breakfast

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Cuisine: raw food
Recipe type: smoothie
Serves: 2

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Ingredients
  • 1 peeled orange
  • ½ pineapple
  • ½ cucumber (do not peel organic cucumber! skin contains essential minerals)
  • handful peppermint
  • handful kale
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
  1. Place orange, cucumber, pineapple and water in high speed blender.
  2. Blend till smooth consistency.
  3. Add kale, peppermint and avocado.
  4. Blend again.
  5. READY!

 

LOVE, VALENTINA

Pictures by Valentina Zelyaeva

First published on April 10 2012, updated in 2019


Zucchini banana bread muffins

I found the ingredients to this recipe on a note written by my friend, singer  Maruja Retana, and decided to add my touch to it. The result? Delicious zucchini banana bread muffins great for in-between snack or as a healthy breakfast muffin to start the day. I love them even more as they come in this cute mini muffin size!

To make breakfast even more fun: I like to eat them with a bit of organic real butter, homemade organic jam, organic peanut butter and organic hazelnut spread.

TIP; to make the recipe vegan, exchange the eggs for a homemade flaxseeds replacement. How to make this? Grind whole flax seeds until it becomes a powder. Add 1 table spoon of flaxseeds powder to 3 table spoons of warm water and let sit for 10 minutes. It is not taking over the full properties of an egg, but the mixture becomes like a gel and has binding properties in this recipe. For more information on why flaxseeds work go to Veganbaking.net.

Enjoy!

Love, Lonneke

zucchini banana bread muffins 2The ingredients.

zucchini banana bread muffins 3the mixture of banana, zucchini, whole wheat flour, salt and egg.The zucchini, banana, whole wheat flour, egg, salt mixture.

The mixture with oats, nuts and baking soda & baking powder mixed into it, poured on the baking tray.Pouring the mixture with the oats, nuts, baking soda & powder  into the mini muffin bake tray.

trying the muffins when they are ready!Trying the muffins when they come out of the oven…. yum!

The inside of the zucchini banana bread mini muffin.The inside of the zucchini banana bread muffin

Zucchini banana bread muffins
An easy recipe for breakfast muffins or an in-between snack.

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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini
  • 1½ cup of bananas
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup of crushed walnuts (or any other nuts you like)
  • ⅓ teaspoon of salt
  • coconut oil

Instructions
  1. Mix the zucchini, banana, egg, whole wheat flour, apple sauce, salt in a blender, until it becomes a smooth paste.
  2. Add the oatmeal, crushed walnuts, mix it in with a spoon.
  3. Spray a mini muffin bake tray with some coconut oil.
  4. Set the oven on 400F or 225C.
  5. Add the baking soda and baking powder and mix it in with a spoon.
  6. Scoop the mixture into each muffin space in the bake tray until tray is full.
  7. Bake the muffins until golden brown.
  8. Let them cool off a bit and serve with homemade jam (and/or butter)

Notes
You can test if the muffin is ready by putting a toothpick/skewer in the middle and if it comes up dry, so without any dough on it, they are ready.
You can use other nuts like macadamia, brazil nuts or cashews.


French toast

What to eat in the Weekend for brunch?

You want something super yummy, and you have enough time now to make it in the Weekend. The Weekdays are too busy and breakfast needs to be made in a hurry then. But in the Weekend... why don't you try making your own version of French Toast? Or Wentelteefjes as they are called in Dutch ("Turn Bitches" is the direct translation, but that's a bit kinky maybe?).

French toast made with leftover bread is delicious! You can basically use any bread (not the hearty bread kinds), from a French baguette cut into slices, to a heavy multigrain bread!

Love, Lonneke

French toast
A simple breakfast or brunch dish made with leftover bread.

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Recipe type: breakfast/brunch
Serves: 2

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Ingredients
  • 6 slices of leftover bread.
  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml milk (can be any kind of milk you like)
  • A sweetener to your liking ( maple syrup,coconut sugar, brown sugar, honey, stevia etc)
  • Cinnamon
  • optional:
  • apple, sliced.
  • or banana sliced

Instructions
  1. Cut all slices of bread into a squares.
  2. Mix the egg and the milk into a bowl and stir until it becomes a smooth texture.
  3. Put each slice of bread into the liquid mixture.
  4. Heat a pan on medium heat, and add a slice of bread and turn over when it gets golden brown.
  5. Do this with each slice of bread.
  6. Add some cinnamon and maple syrup (or another sweetener) on top.
  7. You can grill some apple, banana and/or raisins as a topping.
  8. Enjoy!

 


Raw chia seed pudding

I love chia seeds! If you have never try chia seeds, you are missing out on something nutritiously important!

Chia seeds are full of fiber, antioxidants, rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, potassium and calcium. I'll give you an easy recipe, so you can start to incorporate chia seeds into your diet.

Chia seeds facts and precautions:

  • A research done by the St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada has indicated that chia seeds are potentially capable of lowering diastolic blood pressure to alarming levels. So, low blood pressure patients should steer clear of it.
  • Chia should be consumed in short phases followed by break periods as some cases have shown people getting addicted to it.
  • Pregnant and lactating mothers should keep away from chia seeds as not enough researches have been conducted to check for its effects on them.

I prefer to eat chia seed pudding for breakfast!

Raw chia seed pudding
a delicious raw pudding made from chia seeds

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Cuisine: raw food
Recipe type: breakfast

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Ingredients
  • 3 T spoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup of almond milk (or your choice of milk)
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • 1 banana cut in pieces
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla

Instructions
  1. Put chia seeds into a bowl. Add cinnamon and vanilla.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour almond milk on top.
  4. Mixing it from time to time, in about 10 minutes you will see chia seeds absorbing almond milk: it’s no longer a liquid, but looks like a pudding.
  5. Add blueberries and banana. Enjoy!

 

Love Val

first published on July 12th 2012 by Valentina Zelyaeva, updated in 2019


Strawberry oatmeal

Another twist to my favorite breakfast to start the day: Strawberry oatmeal! Perfect when organic strawberries are in season. Oatmeal is great for breakfast always, and making sure you change it up a bit every day will give you a whole other breakfast to eat!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Strawberry oatmeal
A delicious twist to the old fashioned oatmeal breakfast dish.

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Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 1

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 cups of water
  • pinch of salt
  • strawberries
  • stevia (maple syrup or honey)
  • shaved almonds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions
  1. Cook 1 cup of oats with 2 cups of water until you get oatmeal, you can add just a little bit of salt for flavoring.
  2. Stir the strawberries in a hot pan until they get warm and soft.
  3. Add some stevia or honey to the strawberries to make them taste sweeter.
  4. Serve the oatmeal mixed with the pumpkin seeds and topped with the warm strawberries.
  5. Sprinkle on top chia seeds, the shaved almonds and top with 1 strawberry.
  6. FYI: when using a lot of chia seeds in a dish, they should be soaked first, as they absorb a lot of water and can expand otherwise in your stomach.
  7. Enjoy!


Green smoothie with banana date & coconut

Sometimes I crave a smoothie as it is sweet and easy to digest. A smoothie helps my digestion going and I get many important nutrients in my body at the beginning of a long day. It gives me energy and especially when I am not feeling well this gives me an enormous boost in the morning.

Today I had a green smoothie. But don't get fooled by the green, the color disguised a delicious sweet taste! The smoothie was so good and the color comes from the chlorella in the green powder by Healthforce Superfoods. All beyond organic and vegan:

HealthForce SuperFoods Chlorella Manna Powder - 100 Grams- Freshwater Alga Supplement, Supports Detoxification, Antioxidant - Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free - 66 Servings

Green banana date coconut smoothie

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Serves: 1

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Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons of shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of pea protein
  • 1 big date or 2 small dates (remove pit)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamineral Green powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamineral Green powder by Healthforce Superfood

Instructions
  1. Add to blender.
  2. Mix.
  3. Pour into glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes
You can substitute with Spirulina, chlorella or any other green powder with many boosting minerals & vitamins.

 

 

Love, Lonneke

 


super power smoothie

Hey!! How's everyone! :) I'm rushing out the door with one of my delicious smoothies in hand and a list from here (Australia) to NY, well maybe not quite that long, but there's a lot to do today! Here's a fresh and fruity a variation of my Model Chocolate Super power smoothie. You may have seen some of my smoothie breakfasts popping up on Instagram. Today I opted for the greens, berries, kiwi and banana with chia seeds and cacao nibs - they're on top so you can't see them in the picture! I also added some probiotic powder and extra water to the coconut water and pulp.

101 Ways Model Chocolate #Supersmoothie

super power smoothie
A colorful and delicious smoothie

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Cuisine: raw food
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2

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Ingredients
  • 1 green coconut, water & pulp(if you can't find a fresh one, use coconut water in a package)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries, blueberries or any berries!
  • 1 tablespoon or less chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
  • Optional Extras:
  • 2 teaspoons acai, maqui powder or small handful goji berries
  • 2 brazil nuts + gel of 1 medium aloe stalk
  • 1 tablespoon rice protein, or hemp protein powder, will change the flavour
  • 1 teaspoon barley green, spirulina, or 1 handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon maca, mesquite or lucuma powder
  • Frozen banana/mango chunks or raw honey, if you want it sweet
  • Pineapple or kiwi fruit, passionfruit
  • 2 teaspoons bee pollen + ½ teaspoon probiotic powder
  • Extra water if needed

Instructions
  1. Put in blender.
  2. Mix.
  3. Pour in a glass.
  4. Enjoy!

 

This smoothie is true power food. Just experiment to get it how you like it or need it on the day. Energizing, beautifying, superfoods! Addiction plus. Sometimes I want it creamy not fruity and I'll use my 100% raw Super gorgeous Almond Mylk (in my book) as the base and no tart fruits adding raw cacao powder as well! Mmmm!

smoothieee

Enjoy playing with options or creating a few more!

Love for your day

xxx Abigail


Breakfast: babyfood grows up!

When I was young I always loved a "fruithapje". A dish made out of fruits and other delicious things for breakfast or as a snack.

Organice Your Life team member Dirk Verest and I played with the ingredients and came up with the following modern version of my preferred baby food!

Remember: the eye wants something too, so think of a fun way to display your food, like in a recycled glass jar! Dirk used a 400ml jar. Which he thought was the right size for the right amount of food for a full feeling during the rest of the morning.

Breakfast jar

Shopping list for 1:  (buy organic and local whenever possible)

- organic (Greek) yoghurt

-  1 Apple

-  1 Kiwi

- 1 Mango

- 1 Grapefruit

- About 2 tablespoons of Teff. a type of grain from Africa that is healthy & gluten free, which is Dirk's favorite grain, and which one spoon helps to keep the shredded fruits form a cohesive mass. (It has to soak up the fruitjuices) You can also try it without Teff, or try another dry breakfast product like oatmeal, Brinta, or Liga, but from our experience this works the best.

- handful of your preferred muesli.

How to make:

Add layers of yoghurt, muesli & shaved fruits in a jar.

This one has layers of:

fruits: * Shaved organic apple & mango, * Cut Kiwis in cubes between. *Mixed with Teff for fibers and essential minerals, * Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Yoghurt: Greek organic yoghurt.

Crunch: organic crunchy muesli.

Costs: Less than a few dollars per person, maybe even less. It all depends on what fruits you put in that make the price go up. The more local and in season fruits you buy, the cheaper it is! Everything is for sale at a regular supermarket, the teff is only available in specialized organic food stores or for sale online.

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Enjoy!

Love, Lonneke 

 


breakfast

How to really start your morning

We should think of our body as a miracle machine that does everything to keep us healthy and happy.

While you sleeping at night, your body is going thru detox process - it is getting rid of old toxins and waste that you receive thru polluted air, unclean water, unhealthy food ... You name it.

To me , the most important meal of the day is breakfast. How you will feel the whole day is simply depends on what you have first thing in the morning.

breakfast

My advise to everyone is to start your day with glass of warm water and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Lemons are very alkalizing on your body, so you will have stronger immune system. Besides, lemons are very cleansing for your intestines.

Wait 30 min and then you can have your breakfast, It is very important to have fruit as a first food entering your body. Try to keep is simple - chose one fruit that you enjoy most and have it as much as you want till the lunch time.

My favorite breakfast is melon smoothie!

I take one cantaloupe melon - split it in half - spoon out the seeds. Then I take my blender and put ripe flesh into it. I blend everything well and thats it! Sometimes I add almond milk and it tastes even better!

Love, Val