Healthy 3 Ingredient Cookies

Life is better with fresh baked cookies… And that’s a fact girls! Therefore let’s make it not too difficult for ourselves, especially when we are not in the mood to bake all day long. 

All you need for these healthy 3 ingredient cookies which are super easy and quick, is a banana, some oatmeal and seeds. With these three ingredients you have the most delicious healthy cookies in a snap!! Oh, and your house is going to smell like a little bakery. Yummmm!

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How to make these healthy 3 ingredient  cookies

Ingredients 

  • ½ banana
  • 40 gr oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp seeds

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

2. Mash the banana with a fork and mix it with the seeds and oatmeal. If you want some extra flavours you can add some cinnamon.

3. Make little balls of the dough and press them onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Make sure the cookies will be ½ centimetre thick.

4. Place in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes turn them halfway.

5. Let them cool, aaaand they’re ready!!

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Healthy Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Do you find it difficult to get your daily serving of vegetables? With these delicious oatmeal brownies you secretly eat your veggies without noticing. Who says you only need to have your veggies for lunch or dinner?? Hide them in your healthy baking recipes and enjoy your snack with extra vitamins and minerals. Isn’t that perfect? And the best thing is, you don’t even taste it!! Tip: a perfect way to make sure your kids eat enough veggies 😉

This brownie recipe never bores me. Once I baked them, I really couldn’t resist them. So I knew I just had to share this recipe with you guys!!! It’s also a perfect treat to make when you’re in a rush. You can keep this chewy chocolate brownie in your fridge for about 3 or 4 days. So grab a piece when you don’t have the time to make breakfast or lunch! Nom nom nom… (I always put them in the microwave for 15 seconds before eating them!!)

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How to make the healthy chewy chocolate brownies

Ingredients (10 brownies)

  • 100gr oat flour
  • 50gr oatmeal
  • 50gr almond flour
  • 50gr cacao
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 100 ml water
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

2. Grate the zucchini with a blender, food processor or a grater. Squeeze all the moist out of the zucchini. You can use a sieve for this.

3. Mix the melted coconut oil, eggs, honey, almond milk and water in a bowl.

4. Mix in another bowl cacao, oatmeal, oat flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt.

5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and add the grated zucchini and stir well.

6. Line a small baking dish with baking paper and fill with the batter then place in the oven for about 30 minutes.

7. Let it cool down for at least 10 minutes before eating. And then…. Enjoy!!!

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Healthy Spicy Scampi and Zucchini Pasta

It’s already june and that means… SUMMER IS STARTING!!! Whoohoo! I guess a lot of you are busy with getting that summer proof, healthy body. I will help you guys with this delicious and nutritious spicy summer pasta. Pasta made from zucchini is my favourite. The taste is neutral so you can really make any variation of pasta dish that you like with it. One tip for make zucchini pasta (or any other kind of veggie pasta) buy a spiralizer! It turns your veggie of choice into perfect spaghetti-like strings.

This delicious scampi pasta is perfect for long warm days. The spice of the cayenne pepper, the freshness of the lemon and the sweetness of the lovely scampi… Perfect!! You can also make this dish when you are having a barbecue. Make skewers of the scampi and serve the pasta separately. You can even serve it cold as a salad. So, what better way to start your summer? Enjoy!

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How to make this healthy spicy scampi and zucchini pasta

Ingredients (makes 1 portion)

  • 1 zucchini
  • 150 gr scampi
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 spring onions
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

 

Instructions

1. Cut the zucchini into strings. Use a spiralizer or a mandolin or cheese slicer.

2. Heat some coconut oil in a wok. Cut the garlic and ginger and add them to the wok.

3. Add the scampi and season with curry and cayenne pepper. If you like extra spicy you can add more cayenne pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes until the scampi is cooked.

4. Cut the spring onions and add them to the wok with some lemon juice. Add the zucchini strings and bake for about 1 minute so they are warmed up a bit.

5. Finely chop the parsley and add them to your pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Enjoy!

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Healthy Choco Cake

Hello chocoholics! Lately I have been getting the question whether my delicious recipes of pastries and cakes are really healthy… My answer is clear: YES YES YES!! Everything in moderation of course, but that goes for pretty much all of our food intake. Variation is key ladies! 😉

So this week, it’s time for a delicious and bikini body-proof recipe: a healthy choco cake!! Chocolate and cake are the most perfect combination if you ask me. But what if I told you I’ve included two zucchinis in this delicious cake?! I love hidden vegetables. It’s the perfect way for you to get all your vitamins and minerals without even noticing.

Enjoy it Fit Girls!

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How to make this Healthy Choco Cake

Ingredients (makes for 1 cake)

  • 2 zucchinis
  • 150gr fine oatmeal
  • 50gr coconut flour
  • 40gr cacao
  • 200ml water
  • 6 dates
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 5 stevia drops
  • 1 pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Soak the dates for about 15 minutes in some hot water. Cut the zucchini into large chunks and put them into a blender. Add the soaked dates and mix until it becomes a smooth paste. Pour the mixture into a sieve and drain well. Make sure that most of the moisture has been drained. Use a spoon to go through the mixture.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (oatmeal, coconut flour, cacao, baking powder and salt) in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs, water, stevia and coconut oil. Stir well and add the (drained) zucchini mixture. Gradually add the dry mixture to the zucchini mixture. Mix well.
  4. Grease a cake tin with a little coconut oil, or put some baking paper in. Pour the batter into the cake tin and place in the oven for about 40 minutes.
  5. Let it cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the tin.

Healthy Veggie Muffins

It’s cupcake o’clock! I just love making cupcakes. This is because I don’t buy the prepacked ones at the supermarket. They are less tasty than your freshly baked ones, and most of them are unnecessarily full of sugar. Also, whoever thinks cupcakes are only for the sweet tooth, you are more than wrong! Did you know you can make delicious salty ones too!? Eat them as a snack either for lunch or dinner.

This healthy alternative is rich in protein and is packed with delicious vegetables! So yummy. And as for the topping, you can choose any veggies you like. The variations are endless and it makes for a fabulous meal with all those colors!

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Healthy Veggie Muffins

Ingredients (1 portion)

  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 50g cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp corn
  • 1 tomato
  • Salt & pepper

For the topping

  • Cottage cheese
  • Corn
  • Red pepper or any other veggie you like!

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Place 3 or 4 cupcake linings on a baking tray.

Whisk the egg and the egg whites together in a bowl. Finely slice the tomato and stir into the egg mixture. Add the almond flour, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the cupcake linings.

Bake for about 25 minutes in the oven until cooked.

Enjoy!

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How to dance your way to a healthy body!

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Heyyyy girls, Nikki Pebbles here! I am SO excited to show you this awesome new dance I choreographed JUST FOR #FITGIRLCODE. This dance has a great combination of squats, jumps, and cardio. Even if you have never danced before, this routine is easy enough that anyone can do it!

Since summer is on its way, I wanted to talk about the top 3 ways on how to dance your way to a healthy body!!

  1. Try and find a dance fitness class at your local gym: You can burn up to 700 calories in ONE DANCE CLASS…. that should give enough motivation to dance!! You can find the schedules of your local gym either online or call them!
  2. Check out different youtube channels: There was so many different dance methods and you can find all of them on Youtube. Some people teach Zumba, Kerboomka, tone and dance and more! Try each one and have fun doing it at the same time!
  3. Dance in your room: It may seem silly but you know it do it! Turn on your favorite song and have a jam session. I even have a separate playlist for those times where I don’t have time to go to the gym. Its all my favorite songs and I always end up with a great sweat!

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Check out the video below and channel your inner Beyoncé ! Have fun burning calories and come back next month for a new routine!! Visit www.NikkiPebbles.com for more dance videos and recipes! Make sure to follow me on instagram @NikkiPebbles!! GO GIRL!

Healthy and Tasty Asparagus

You probably noticed it already, but for the sake of it: IT’S ASPARAGUS SEASON! Asides from green asparagus, you will also find the white variation at the supermarket. Naturally, you can always make them the old fashioned way with a creamy cheese sauce, butter, egg, some potatoes and ham. Delicious (obviously), but nonetheless not the healthiest… But fear not! I have found a healthy and super easy recipe that’s just as tasty!

For this recipe you will only need a few ingredients: green or white asparagus, an egg and cottage cheese. Did you know? Asparagus are rich in fibre, vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K. They’re also packed with minerals, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and phosphorus. For this and so many more reasons, asparagus made it to the top of my superfoods list and a #1 for a balanced nutrition.

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Ingredients (1 portion)

  • 1 egg
  • 100g cottage cheese
  • 350g asparagus
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Cooking instructions

  1. Boil the egg for about 5 minutes (depending on how soft you want it to be).
  2. Meanwhile, cut the (hard) ends of the asparagus. If you use white asparagus, you’ll also have to peel them.
  3. Season the asparagus with some salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice.
  4. Grill for about 5 minutes in a griddle pan (white asparagus take a little longer).
  5. Serve the asparagus on a plate. Cut the boiled egg and put it on top of the asparagus. Finish it with the cottage cheese and add the salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy this delicious spring meal!

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Healthy Lime Coconut Cake

Cookies, cupcakes and cakes… Who hasn’t noticed my slight obsession with these? 😀 But then again, who doesn’t love desserts?! As long as they are “In love with health – proof”, there is nothing wrong with a little treat. Of course, always in moderation, but that goes for basically everything! A healthy lime coconut cake was long overdue on my baking to-do list. The freshness of the lime and the creaminess of the coconut… Hmmm, just perfect!

I succeeded in making a delicious, healthy and pretty looking version of this amazing cake. This baby will smile at you and makes you tummy smile too!

Healthy Lime Coconut Cake

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What you’ll need:

For the cake –

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 100 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 200 ml water
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 150 g buckwheat flour
  • 50 g coconut flour
  • 50 g almond flour
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • pinch of salt

For the glaze layer –

  • lime zest + juice
  • shredded coconut
  • 200 ml coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp honey

 

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Beat the eggs together with the coconut milk, water and stevia in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (buckwheat flour, coconut flour, almond flour, salt, baking powder, shredded coconut and lime zest). Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly. Add the coconut oil and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter into a cake tin and bake in the oven for about 50 minutes.
  4. For the glaze: mix the coconut cream, honey, lime zest and lime juice until smooth. When the cake has cooled down, cover the top of the cake with the glaze. At last, sprinkle some shredded coconut over it.

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Healthy Portobello Mushroom Hamburger

We all love hamburgers!

Sometimes I have these days when I just want to take a big bite into a juicy burger.  My burger cravings come with everything you can wish for at that moment: bacon, egg, cheddar, onions and a nice sauce. My only problem is the feeling after eating a burger like this one. It doesn’t make me feel good or satisfied with my craving, instead, I feel guilty and bloated.

This is why I have resorted to eating my self-made (healthy!) version of a hamburger, which I prefer by far. I make them from skinny minced beef and instead of using hamburger buns, I use portobello mushrooms. To top it off , I add onions, pickles and homemade ketchup — with this recipe you’ll be good to enjoy a super duper yummy GUILT-FREE burger!

Ingredients (1 person)

  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 150 g skinny minced meat
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Lettuce
  • 2 pickles
  • Salt, pepper & garlic herbs

Tomato sauce:

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 50 g tomato puree
  • 1 tsp oregano

How you make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 240 degrees Celsius. Cover a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.
  2. Place the portobello mushrooms onto the baking tray with the convex side up. Sprinkle with coconut oil and some salt and pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes in the oven.
  3. Mix the meat with some salt, pepper and garlic herbs. Make two pretty burgers of the meat. Cut the onions into rings.
  4. Bake the burgers with the onion rings in a frying pan with some coconut oil.
  5. Dice the two tomatoes for the sauce. Place into a pan along with the tomato puree and oregano until you get a nice sauce.
  6. In the meantime, remove the Portobello mushrooms from the oven once they 15 mins. are done.
  7. It’s time to build your burger now! Place two portobello mushrooms on a plate with the convex side down. Top it with the lettuce, burgers, tomato sauce, fresh slices of tomato, pickles and onion rings. Place the two remaining portobello mushrooms on top and your healthy burger is ready to eat!

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Healthy Choco Muffins

Don’t send me roses, unless they are chocolate!

As a true chocoholic I obviously cannot skip these mouth-watering choco muffins. Don’t sweat it too much, as these contain cacao nibs made of 92% pure chocolate! I would be lying if I said I didn’t like milk chocolate, but with my changed lifestyle comes changed habits: so I’m going to appreciate the taste of pure chocolate and I’m going to LOVE it. 

Also, when you think of cacao it is not only a delicious flavour for your recipes. Raw cacao has so many more health benefits than it gets credit for! It’s a natural source of magnesium, which is good for your bones, muscles and teeth. It also relaxes the muscles and reduces stress. Are you having a bad day and feel like your mood could use a boost? These muffins are exactly what you need! The serotonins in the raw cacao will also assure to get you in a better mood 😉

 

Ingredients (6 muffins)

  • 200 gram almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Topping

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • cacao nibs

How you make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.  Put all of the dry ingredients (almond flour, cacao, baking powder and salt) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. In another bowl, mix all of the liquid ingredients (eggs, honey and vanilla extract). When this is done, add the liquid mixture to the bowl with the dry mixture. Mix well together till you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Fill the cupcake linings with the batter. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  4. For the topping, cut the avocado in big chunks and put them in a blender. Add the coconut milk, cacao powder and honey.
  5. Mix for 30 seconds until you get a smooth mousse. Top off your (cooled) muffins with the mousse and sprinkle them with some cacao nibs.

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And there you have it! Enjoy these chocolate muffins of goodness guilt-free and to make it taste even better – put a smile on that face 🙂 Be sure to follow me on my BlogFacebook and Instagram for more delicious and healthy recipes!

Quick & Easy Mashed Vegetables With Chicken

It’s time for a dinner recipe again. A healthy mash of sweet potato is very common nowadays, but you can also choose for a mash made of broccoli or cauliflower. Everybody knows broccoli is extremely healthy, but cauliflower should definitely not be underestimated either. It’s a source of vitamin C which increases your immune system and also stimulate detoxification of the liver.

Quick & Easy Mashed Vegetables With Chicken

Add some herbs, pesto and a piece of grilled chicken filet…. Yummm. I love dishes like this because you eat a lot of veggies without even noticing. On top of that: it’s super easy to make!

 Ingredients (1 person)

  • 200 gram cauliflower
  • 200 gram broccoli
  • 150 gram chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon pesto
  • oregano
  • garlic herbs
  • salt and pepper

How you make it

Cut the broccoli and cauliflower into florets and cook them for 15 minutes in boiling water. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic herbs and oregano. Heat a grill pan. Grill the chicken for about 10 minutes until cooked. Drain the cooked vegetables and mash them. Add pesto, salt, garlic and herbs.

Enjoy your mashed vegetables!

Healthy French Toast

Sometimes simplicity can be soooo delicious! I decided to make some old-fashioned French toast (as we dutchies call it: ‘wentelteefjes’). As you may know I am not in favor of eating bread, but every now and then sourdough bread is fine. I try to limit this to a maximum of two times a week. An egg white, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon and a slice of sourdough bread is everything you need for healthy French toast.

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This is what you need (1 person)

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 egg white
  • 50 milliliter almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

To garnish: blueberries/ blackberries/ strawberries/ raspberries/ honey

How you make it

Mix in a tall dinner plate: egg white, almond milk and cinnamon. Mix well together with a fork. Place the bread slices in the egg mixture, make sure both sides absorb all the moist. The slices bread have to suck up all the egg mixture.

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan. Fry the soaked slices bread on both sides till they color golden brown. Put the French toast on a plate. Finish with some berries of your choice and/ or some honey. Enjoy!

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How To Make a Healthy Dutch Kapsalon

Kapsalon (as we dutchies know) is one of the most fattest fast food meals in Holland. It contains about 1800 calories per portion! Quite shocking if you ask me. Keep that in mind when you end up hungry in a snack bar after a night out.

Luckily I invented a healthier (In Love With Health proof) Kapsalon! Instead of potato fries, I make fries of
kohlrabi because this root vegetable relieves stomach and intestinal complaints and it’s packed with
vitamins B, C and E, iron, potassium and calcium. Besides that, it’s rich in fibre and thus keeps
the blood sugar level low. It also stimulates the kidneys, whereby waste materials will be removed
faster.

Add some skinny chicken shawarma, lettuce, and home made garlic sauce made of yoghurt and voila,
there is your healthy ‘kapsalon’. Enjoy!

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This is what you need (1 person)

  •   125 gram chicken strips
  • 1 paprika
  • 1 tablespoon shawarma herbs
  • 100 gram iceberg lettuce
  • 250 gram precut kohlrabi
  • garlic powder
  • 150 gram goat yoghurt (or normal yoghurt)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • salt and pepper

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Cover a baking tray with baking paper and sprinkle the kohlrabi
fries with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake for 45 minutes until crispy. Note: toss the fries
every now and then.

Heat a pan with coconut or olive oil and bake the chicken strips. Cut the paprika in small pieces
and add them to the chicken after 5 minutes along with the shawarma herbs and ½ teaspoon salt.

Lastly, chop the garlic and mix it together with the yoghurt, pepper, salt and chives.
Now all the components are ready and you can start to build your ‘kapsalon’.  As it should: first
the fries, after that the chicken shawarma, on top of that the shredded lettuce and finish it with
some garlic sauce. Yummmm

Pasta Pesto with Creamy Avocado

If you ask me, the easiest dishes are often simply the best! Especially when you have a real busy week ahead, it’s nice to prepare yourself a quick and healthy meal. The best of all, you won’t need any prepackaged products with lots of unnatural additives for this recipe. This dish is loaded with natural and fresh flavours and lots of fresh vegetables.

Today’s speciality is a delicious classic pasta pesto with a twist. Instead of using pasta I make zucchini strings. Zucchini is rich in folic acid, so ideal for women who are pregnant or trying to. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, B1 and C. The pasta sauce is made of pesto and creamy avocado.

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This is what you need (1 person)

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • 100 millilitre almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon pesto (organic)
  • garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

How you make it

Remove the skin from the zucchini with a cheese slicer. Cut the zucchini into thin long strings with a julienne slicer, grater, mandolin, spiralizer or, when you don’t have all of this just use a cheese slicer. I prefer the spiralizer.

Remove the skin from the avocado and remove the pit. Mash the avocado with a fork (you can also use a blender or hand mixer) and add the lemon juice, garlic powder, milk, pesto, salt and pepper. Mix well together until you get a smooth sauce. Add the sauce to the zucchini strings and stirr.

Heat a frying pan and fry the pine nuts until they start to colour. Cut the tomatoes in half and add them to the pine nuts. Bake until they become a little bit softer. Add the tomatoes and the pine nuts to the pasta.

Enjoy!

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Healthy apple pie

What’s a warmer welcome than coming home to a the smell of a freshly baked apple pie? Apple pie is definitely in my top 3 of most delicious pies! Obviously, enjoying a large piece of apple pie with whipped cream is not so healthy. With my healthy version of apple pie you can treat yourself and eat healthy at the same time! The crust of this pie is made of oats, quinoa and water, so 100% clean! The filling is made of apples, honey and cinnamon. Cinnamon gives the pie a natural sweetness and a wonderful authentic flavour.

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This is what you need for a healthy apple pie

  • 150 gram oats
  • 50 gram quinoa flakes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 200 milliliter water
  • 3 Elstar apples (with peel)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • lemon juice

Springform pan: 20 cm

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Cover the springform pan with bakingpaper and grease the edges with some coconut oil.
  • Mix the oats, quinoa flakes, salt and water in a bowl. Cover the bottom and sides of the springform pan with ¾ of the dough. Place the crust for 25 minutes in the oven.
  • Cut the apple into pieces and mix it in a bowl with lemon juice, cinnamon and honey.
  • When the crust is cooked you sprinkle 1 tablespoon of extra oats on top. The oats will absorb all the moisture of the apples.
  • Fill the crust with the apple mixture. After this you crumble it with the leftover dough (¼).
  • Put the pie in the oven for another 30 minutes.

Let it cool down and then…. Yummm.  Enjoy!

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Cosmopolitan Cupcakes

Last week there was a huge article about #FITGIRLCODE and me in Cosmopolitan Magazine! Whaaa, have you seen it already? To celebrate this I came up with these delicious and cheerful Cosmopolitan Cupcakes. When I say Cosmopolitan, a cupcake is probably not the first thing you think about. The first thing I think about is the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail.

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Hakuna ma vodka! It means no memories for the rest of the night ;-).

The ingredients of this cocktail are: wodka, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice. Super tasty, but not so healthy nor ‘In love with health’ proof. So for this special occasion I made these healthy Cosmopolitan Cupcakes. I’m sorry girls, but I have to skip the wodka and I will replace the Cointreau for some orange zest. But trust me, every bite of this cupcake is a little piece of heaven.

‘You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cupcakes and that’s kind of the same thing!’

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Recipe for 6 cupcakes

  • 125 gram buckwheat flour or grounded oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75 gram honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 milliliter almond milk
  • 60 gram coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 100 gram dried cranberries

Topping:

  • 200 gram non fat quark
  • 10 raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Dried cranberries

How you make it
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix the flower, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix the eggs, milk, honey and oil in another bowl . Grate the zest of the orange and lime and add to the milk mixture. Save the orange and lime to garnish at the end. Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture. Add the cranberries and stir well. Fill the cupcake liners for ¾ with the mixture. Bake for 25 minutes till golden brown.

Mash the raspberries and mix them with the quark. Cut wedges out of the orange and lime. When the cupcakes are baked, let them cool down for 30 minutes. After this you put some of the quark mixture on top every cupcake. Finish it with the orange and lime wedges and some fresh mint leaves.

Enjoy lovelies!

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Healthy waffles with home made Nutella

Today there are waffles on the menu! Made of buckwheat and almond flower and home made Nutella on top. Writing this blog and the idea of eating these babies makes my mouth water already… Anyway, both buckwheat and almond flower are considered superfoods. I already explained why buckwheat flower is really healthy in my previous blog about healthy wraps.

But why is almond flower really healthy?
100% almond flower is free from: wheat, cow milk, lactose, heist, casein, soy oil, added salt an
refined carbs, which are sugar! Almond flower is rich in vitamin B1, B2, B6, E and magnesium. Besides that it’s easy to digest and very nutritious.

You’ve probably seen in the picture that this recipe involves chocolate paste as well! Pretty important to mention: it’s a healthy replacement of Nutella! Everyone who is following me on social media knows: this is my absolute number 1 guilty pleasure, or actually, addiction. Although I treat myself once a week with the unhealthy version, I wanted to find a way to eat this more often. With this recipe of my healthy Nutella version you can! You can find the recipe in my blogpost of last week.

The recipe of these healthy waffles are glutenfree, dairyfree, sugarfree and low in carbs.

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This is what you need for 1 person

•       Coconut oil
•       2 tablespoons almond flour
•       1 tablespoon buckwheat flour
•       1 egg
•       2 tablespoons almond milk
•       1 teaspoon cinnamon
•       1 teaspoon baking powder
•       3 drops stevia (or 1 teaspoon honey)

Extra supplies: waffle-iron

How to make it

  • Grease the waffle-iron with a little bit of coconut oil.
  • Put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix it till you have a smooth mixture.
  • Put the mixture in the waffle iron for about 5 minutes. Don’t open the waffle iron in the meantime, otherwise your waffles will fail. After 5 minutes the dough is cooked and ready to be eaten!

You can eat the waffles with a little bit of honey, home made Nutella, quark or fresh fruit.

Fresh Cucumber Orange Smoothie

Yay tonight it’s NYE! It’s time to party until the sun comes up. Please enjoy the evening with your beloved ones and don’t worry about drinking and eating too much. If you wake up tomorrow and feel like detoxing make sure you have a stash of this fresh cucumber orange smoothie in the fridge. This is exactly what your body needs after a little bit too much alcohol and excessive ‘oliebol’* consumption.

*for the non Dutchies: this is some sort of deep fried donut with raisins and sugar. 🙂

Fresh Cucumber Orange Smoothie

Today I’m having a cucumber smoothie with orange. I know that it’s not actually cucumber time, but who cares, it’s a rainy morning and I’m in the mood for it. This dark green fruit veggie is filled with vitamins, potassium and works diuretic. Use the cucumber with skin because this contains fiber and minerals.

Many Dutch people use this crunchy veggie in salads, but don’t know that it taste very well in smoothies. Add an orange for extra vitamin C and voila, you’ll have the perfect combination!

What you need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 banana
  • 100 grams of lettuce
  • 150 grams of cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 300 ml of water
  • Optional: 4 drops of stevia/ 1 tsp honey/ 1 tsp wheatgrass

How to make it:

Cut the vegetables and fruit into pieces and put everything in the blender and mix it together! Pour into a tall glass and enjoy your delicious and healthy Fresh Cucumber Orange Smoothie

See you next week!

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Bounty quinoa

Since I’ve changed my entire lifestyle, I’ve made the decision to skip all the refined carbs. This means that I do not longer eat white bread, rice and pasta for example. Nowadays I eat whole grain rice, oats or quinoa instead. (these products are way better for your digestive system).

Whole grain rice or quinoa are often associated as savoury dishes that includes vegetables, spices and chicken. I really crave sugar sometimes (not really a good thing if you’ve made the decision to eat sugar free ;)) so therefore I rather use quinoa for sweet dishes. Today I’ll share with you guys: my favourite breakfast/lunch, bounty quinoa.. it’s so yummie!

I always make 3 portions so that I can also enjoy it for the next 2 days. You’ll only have to warm it up in a steel pan or microwave with a little bit of water.

Recipe for 2 portions

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp rasped coconut or coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • add a little bit of stevia to make it sweeter. Make sure you have the right stevia and not one from an ordinary supermarket. You can buy this at natural health food stores. It’s also possible to use 1 tbsp of honey instead.
  • Optional: You can also choose to cook the quinoa in skinny milk or unsweetened almond milk instead of water. This makes it more taseful.

How you do it:

  • Cook the quinoa in water for 15 minutes.
  • Put the cacao and the grated coconut or coconutmilk in a bowl and stir everything until you have a smooth mixture.
  • Add 1 tbsp of flaxseed and a couple drops of stevia or honey.
  • Remove half of the quinoa from the pan, put it on a plate and top with shredded coconut. You can use the other half of the mixture for next two days.

Enjoy this delicious dish!

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Tuna cabbage salad

The past week I have asked you what kind of recipes you’d like to see on my website. Many of you asked for cold lunch recipes. So here we go: a delicious and super healthy cabbage salad.

You won’t think of cabbage right away when deciding on what to make for lunch. But cabbage is a delicious ingredient that definitely can be eaten cold. For instance; white cabbage, Chinese cabbage and other varieties. Also, there is an endless variation possible with fruit, chicken, vegetables, nuts or other kinds of cabbage.

This delicious cold lunch recipe is made with tuna, quark, crunched almonds and garlic. It is a recipe filled with essential proteins, and healthy nutrients that make this a very responsible meal. And besides, this salad is so damn delicious, enjoy babes!

What you need for one person:

– 200 gr white cabbages
– 100 gr red cabbage
– 1 Spring onion
– 150 gr tuna (you could also use chicken filet)
– 2 tablespoons of quark
– Salt, Pepper and garlic
– 1 teaspoon Ketjap Manis
– 1 tablespoon almonds

tunasalad

How to make it:

– Cut the white and red cabbage into small strips.

– Cut the spring onion in small pieces and add to the cabbage. Add the herbs, quark, tuna, Ketjap Manis and the vegetables. Make sure you mix it all and sprinkle the crushed almonds on top.

– Tip: Make this yummy salad for 2/3 days and keep cool in the fridge.

See you next week girls!

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