Delicious buckwheat pancakes

(Sports)model Elze-Mieke shares her delicious buckwheat pancake recipe with us today! Healthy, easy-peasy to make,  and the perfect meal if you don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or as a snack! Mmm… delish!

Ingredients(6 buckwheat pancakes):


  1. Mix the buckwheat flour with a small pinch of salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg and mix together.
  3. Add the soy milk and whip it up until the batter becomes smooth.
  4. At the very last moment, add the baking soda to the batter and mix it well.
  5. Put a small pan on the stove on a little less than medium heat and add a some coconut oil to it.
  6. Pour a small amount of batter into the centre of the frying pan and fry it until the pancake starts to solidify on top and then flip it over to cook the other side.
  7. Make all the six pancakes like this. Don’t forget to put coconut oil in the pan for each pancake.

Try serving it with some honey and fruit!

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Tropical mango & coconut pancakes

Eat breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess, and dinner like a pauper. Truer words have never been spoken. We ♥ a healthy breakfast and we most definitely love these tropical mango & coconut pancakes from What are you waiting for? Go make em! 😉

For 4 pancakes:

– Half banana
– 2 eggs
– 20 gr coconut flour (or any other whole wheat flour)
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– Water
Pieces of pineapple and mango sauce
Coconut oil

This is how it’s made:

– Mix the eggs and mash the banana
– Mix the banana with the eggs

– Add the coconut flour and a little bit of water
– Stir the mixture for 5 minutes. If it gets too thick, add a little bit more water
– Add the cinnamon
– Heat a frying pan and add a little coconut oil
– Put a little of your mixture in the frying pan
– Bake the pancake till its golden brown, then turn over
– Bake the other side till evenly brown
– Put the pancakes on a plate and drizzle it with the mango sauce and garnish it with pieces of pineapple. 

Now put on some tropical music, enjoy your pancakes and go be yo’ bad self today, girlfriend!♥

Quark with a summer fruit coulis and grapefruit

This super easy and quick breakfast is perfect for people that love to work out or just need a little bit of extra energy in the morning. This quark with a summer fruit coulis and grapefruit is full of protein and vitamins! Choose organic quark, this is much creamier and tastier. Use a frozen summer fruit mix to make the coulis: it’s cheaper and tastes almost as good as fresh fruit.

What do you need for 1 portion?

  • 300 ml quark
  • 1 handful frozen summer fruit
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 1 tbs pistacchio nuts
  • 1 tbs beepollen

Heat up the summer fruit (microwave 1,5 min or use a small pan). Mix it well with a fork, and use it hot if prefererred or let it cool down. That’s your healthy easy coulis!

Mix the quark with the summer fruit coulis. Add the grapefruit in small pieces and sprinkle the pistacchio nuts and beepollen on top. Enjoy!


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Orange & chocolate granola with wheat sprouts

I have an incredibly delicious recipe for you… Orange and chocolate granola with wheat sprouts! Perfect as a healthy breakfast option, but I have to admit, I often eat it as a snack too 😉 The main reason why I love this recipe is because it is super healthy while it still satisfies my sweet tooth. It’s just too good! But let’s get down to business. I will explain how you make this heavenly granola!


  • 2 cups of coconut flakes
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ½ cup of wheat sprouts (you can buy these at almost every supermarket)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup of pecans, roughly chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ orange (grated zest and juice)
  • 1/3 cup of cacao nibs/dark chocolate chips

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Let’s get baking!

First preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. While it heats up, put all the dry ingredients in a bowl together. Take another bowl and mix the honey, melted coconut oil and the juice from the orange until it’s a paste. Pour the paste over the dry ingredients, mixing everything together so that the whole mixture is covered with it.

Place the mixture onto baking paper on a baking tray and bake it for about 25 minutes. When the granola starts to brown a little and becomes firm, it’s done. Take it out of the oven, allow it to cool a little and after you’ve tried this delicious chocolate and orange granola, store the remainders (no you should not eat everything at once) in an air-tight box. There you go, a healthy and tasty breakfast every morning! 🙂

Trust me, this recipe is super easy to make and incredibly delicious! I would love to see how yours turns out! Please tag your photos with #fitgirlcode so I can see your chocolate and orange granola 🙂 

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Healthy quinoa porridge

I LOVE QUINOA! I use it for muffins, pancakes, pizza crusts and many, many more recipes. Sometimes I love to just make a simple porridge from it too and it’s nice to have something other than oatmeal once in a while.

This delicious and nutritious recipe is also perfect for people who love the standard porridge, but prefer not to use regular milk. Or for those who have a gluten allergy. Because this delicious porridge doesn’t contain gluten! For this recipe I used coconut milk, which also gives it a nice sweet taste. As a topping I used cinnamon, grated coconut and fresh raspberries but frozen raspberries can be used as well.


How to make this healthy quinoa porridge


  • 50 gr quinoa
  • 50 ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 drops of stevia
  • optional: raspberries


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet with the vanilla extract.
  2. When the quinoa is cooked, stir in cinnamon, flaxseed and stevia.
  3. Then add the coconut milk and top it with grated coconut and raspberries.

As you can see… healthy food can be delicious and very simple! No more excuses ladies!!! Follow me on my social media and check out my blog for even more recipes

Vegan banana icecream

Nice weather means it’s time for ice cream! Such a shame that a lot of people see a big scoop of their favorite flavour as a guilty pleasure because this doesn’t have to be so. What if I told you that you can make (with only 2 ingredients and 3 minutes of your time) your own healthy ice cream? Sounds great right?! I eat this as a breakfast when it gets really warm outside (trust me, ice cream for breakfast makes your day truly perfect!) I use superfoods and my favourite fruits as toppings and voila.. a yummy and nourishing breakfast!

Ingredients for vegan banana ice cream:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 25 ml of water
  • Topping: your favorite fruits, nuts, superfoods


Mix in your high speed blender the bananas together with the water until you have a thick and smooth consistency. Top with your favorite fruits, superfoods and nuts and enjoy!!
So what do you think of your vegan banana ice cream? Are you going to making this more often?

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Healthy Homemade Granola

For some strange reason I have this biological granola clock. When Spring starts I love to eat yoghurt with granola in the morning. I can eat it alsmost every day for months. And then as soon as Fall comes around, I’m tired of it. That’s usually when I make a switch to eating (warm) oats in the morning.

Anyway. A little more than a year ago I stumbled uppon this super easy recipe for homemade granola. This recipe is so much healthier than any store bought granola. And to tell you the truth, it tastes a lot better too!


Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
Serves 4-6

These measurements are flexible; don’t worry too much about being exact.


  • 2 cups raw, whole rolled oats (aka old fashion oats)
  • ½ cup raw nuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup raw seeds (sunflower or pumpkin seeds are great)
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried fruit, chopped (optional)
  • 2-3 tablespoons grade-b maple syrup or raw honey (or a combo of both)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil or other healthy cooking oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1 large pinch fine sea salt
Recipe: Preheat the oven to 300º F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use your clean hands to mix well and toss to coat; it will be sticky and messy but that’s the fun part. The coconut oil might be liquid or solid depending on the temperature of the room you are in (it has a melting point of about 75ºF.) Your hands will warm it up and melt it into the mixture if it’s solid, just be sure to mix it all through the other ingredients so there aren’t any chunks of oil left. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until very lightly toasted. (To make this recipe completely raw-friendly, dehydrate the mixture 5-6 hours at 115ºF in a food dehydrator instead.) Cool before serving or storing. This granola can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks. I keep mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator at home and in a BPA-free plastic bag when traveling.

Oh my! Apple pie for breakfast

Apple pie for breakfast? Hell yeah! I whipped up this quick and easy apple pie for breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning or any day for that matter. It’s not only incredibly delicious, but also healthy! So of course I had to share the recipe with you guys. 


  • 1/4 to 1/2 apple
  • 20 gram oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla whey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • a little bit of coconut oil to grease the cake tin
  • some cinnamon and dark chocolate to top it off



Chop up the apple in small pieces. Whisk the egg, add the oats, vanilla whey, water, pumpkin spice and baking powder. Mix in the apple and pour everything in a small cake tin. Put it in the oven on 175 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes. Top it off with some oats, dark chocolate chips and cinnamon. I topped mine also with a big dollop of crunchy peanutbutter, doh. Enjoy!

Quick Summer Breakfast

You don’t always feel like making a heavy breakfast in the morning that takes you a long time to prepare. I for instance, have never enough time in the morning to make breakfast (I like my bed a lot). Therefore I now start every morning with a breakfast of fruit and nuts. It is healthy, delicious and quick to make. 

Quick Spring Breakfast

I’m going to share one of my favorite breakfast recipes I found on the Kiwi-apple salad. This one is also a very good for hot summer days.


  • 6 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 3 apples, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons of walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of agave syrup
  • 50 g walnuts (roughly chopped)

Remove the core from the apples and cut into thin slices. Put the kiwi and apple in a bowl. Mix the oil with the juice and agave syrup and sprinkle it over the fruit. Add some walnuts. Tip: if you don’t like walnuts, you can also take almond flakes and roast. You can always add some more nuts if you want.

The great thing about this breakfast is that you can make so many different varieties. All you have to do is be creative. So try it, and let me know what you think of this recipe. And if you guys have more ideas: share it! Would love to hear your feedback! 


Healthy Breakfast Bowl

This is the perfect power breakfast to kick-start your day! I love my green smoothies in the morning, I can’t start my day without them, but unfortunately not everybody loves green smoothies for breakfast every day. That’s the reason I made this recipe for you Fit Girls. It is still a smoothie, but it’s a bit different. This healthy breakfast bowl recipe is made of fresh fruit, quark and zucchini, topped off with some colourful fruit to provide you with a delicious and nutritious start to your day!


How to make this healthy breakfast bowl 


  • 200 gr low fat quark
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 gr blueberries
  • 150 gr zucchini
  • Almonds
  • Fresh fruit of your choice


1. Mix the quark, vanilla, blueberries and zucchini in a blender until smooth.

2. Pour into a bowl and top with some almonds and your chosen fresh fruit.

Summer tip: put the smoothie mixture into the freezer for a few hours for a delicious smoothie sorbet!

And there you have it, a simple but yummy breakfast bowl. Make sure to visit for even more healthy recipes. Enjoy Fit Girls!

No bake apple pie

When there is a situation that needs pie, I always get asked to make my no bake apple pie. Like the other week, it was my brother’s birthday and my mother sneakily asked my boyfriend if I could bring my apple pie. He loves it too, so of course he told her I would make one. They even made my pie at a national athletics competition last month. So before I need to bring it everywhere I go, I’ll just teach you girls how to make it.  


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 6 Big  Goudreinette apples
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 4 drops vanilla extract


1 Soak the dates in hot water so they get soft.

2 Grind the almonds in a chopping machine (a blender also works), try to keep a little texture, add the soaked dates and mix the two. This is for the bottom of the pie, take a spring form pan (use baking paper on the bottom) and cover the whole bottom with the date/almond mixture. Keep in the fridge.

3  Grind or break the walnuts in small pieces. Peel the six apples and remove the cores. Grate all six apples. (I use my food processor. I once grated them by hand and my arms were so sore, never again!) Mix the walnuts together with the grated apple, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla extract.

4 Add the apple mixture to the bottom, decorate and put in the fridge for another half hour so it gets a little more firm.



This apple pie is BIG! You could live of it for a week if you do not share. But I highly recommend you to share it with your friends and family because everybody will love you. 😉 Nothing to celebrate? Still definitely a must make!

Tropical smoothie bowl

Waking up and having a bowl of paradise for breakfast, this is exactly what you need on a hot summer day. Its as easy as a smoothie, you just add some extra fruit and your ready to dig in. This tropical smoothie bowl reminds me of my days back on the island, with my toes in the sand and a Piña-colada in my hand. 


Growing up on an island means eating lots of fresh fruits and drinking cocktails on the beach of course. This smoothie bowl is easy to make and will give you a refreshing feeling, especially now for the summer. The smoothie it self has only 3 ingredients and really tastes like a virgin piña-colada.



As an island girl I’m kinda obsessed with coconuts, palmtrees, watermelons and the beauty of all: pineapple. I like to have lots of fruit in my kitchen and I always try to make it as convenient as possible for my self. A lot of people avoid the whole pineapple and go for the ready-packed packages that are super expensive. Most of the time you can get the whole fruit for the same price which gives you 3 or 4 times the amount of fruit then the cut-up ones. When I buy a pineapple, I normally cut it up immediately and refrigerate it in an air-tight container. This way I can easily grab a few on the go and have them ready whenever I want to snack.

This is exactly what happend the morning of the smoothie bowl. Since the pineapple was already diced, half of the work was done. An other little tip is to always have some frozen bananas in the freezer. This is super handy for smoothies and homemade ice cream (recipe coming soon).

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Powerful Coconut Breakfast Bars

This recipe from  is a real winner for any Fit Girl looking for a delicious quick and healthy bar for breakfast, or even a tasty mid-morning snack. The ingredients of these Powerful Coconut Breakfast Bars will make sure you can pack a punch in the morning! Check out the recipe for these tasty bars which contain ingredients that provide all of the essentials to fuel your body. 

In these bars you will find: shredded coconut, which contains antioxidants famous for their ability to fight free-radicals; dates, which provide you with a healthy dose of fibre that is essential for going to the bathroom regularly and a  combination of nuts, which are packed full of other powerful vitamins and minerals worth shouting about. Put these ingredients together and you have yourself a breakfast bar which is bursting with important nutrients that will take you through the rest of the morning!

Koko almond bars



  • 4 tbsp of grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger

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Oriental oatmeal with coconut milk and ginger syrup

A rich experience of flavor in my food from breakfast to dinner is very important to me. I like to start the day with a good, energizing and tasty breakfast. It helps me to eat less sweets during the day. One of my favorite breakfasts is this oriental oatmeal with coconut milk and ginger syrup. While eating this breakfast, for a moment you find yourself in a tropical paradise and early mornings will be easier for you 😉

What do these ingredients do for the body?

This breakfast contains no milk and is very suitable for people with lactose intolerance! Coconut milk is a good milk substitute and contains good nutrients like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins C, B and E. It also contains antioxidants that will recover damaged cells and boost your immunity. Ginger provides a stable sugar level and can prevent an insulin peak. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory function, ginger is a real miracle cure for all kinds of ailments. It has a positive effect against bloating, migraines and the flu.



  • 1/2 cup or 45 grams of oatmeal
  • 200 ml coconut milk (dilute with water if needed)
  • A tablespoon of ginger syrup (conimex or available at a tropical shop)
  • A handful of shredded coconut (body fit and shop)
  • A handful of strawberries (for extra energy some Brazil nuts and/or almonds)


  1. Boil the coconut milk
  2. Add the oatmeal to the coconut milk and heat the oatmeal while stirring the oatmeal
  3. Meanwhile add the ginger syrup and season it with cinnamon if you need more taste
  4. Once the oatmeal has thickened it is ready to serve. Serve in a bowl with some shredded coconut, strawberries and possibly some nuts.

Hopefully this will soon be your daily morning treat! 


Sweet potato pancakes

I don’t like labeling myself, but if there’s one word that I do like to use is: balance. I’m always trying to find a balance with everything I do. Whether it’s with yoga, food or my daily life. To me, living a balanced lifestyle means balancing out the good with the bad. When it comes to food, its important to become aware of what you’re fuelling your body with and the energy that comes along with it.

For the past 3 years I’ve been experimenting with clean-eating and trying to transform unhealthy dishes into cleaner and healthy recipes. Ofcourse I’ll be sharing a few of these recipes here too. My weekends are always filled with lots of baking and especially on Sundays: #pancakesunday. Here’s the recipe of last Sunday’s breakfast.

Sweet potato pancakes
Yes, that’s right. A pancake made with sweet potato. Making pancakes with sweet potato gives them a naturally sweet flavour. The sweet potato gives the pancake a moist and fluffy consistency with a light orange color. These pancakes remind me of my favourite Thanksgiving dish and I’m happy to say that I found a good way to enjoy these flavors more often (not only once a year).


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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!


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.


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5 healthy breakfast ideas

Working a full time job and being a Fit Mom and a Fit Girlfriend, I prefer easy and healthy stuff going on in my kitchen. Going through my Instagram account I came across the following 5 healthy breakfast ideas I would like to share with you: 

Quark Sensation

This pink breakfast is fun to eat for the little ones around the house and it will also do you good! For 1 adult serving put the following in your blender:

Quark a Go
– 1 cup quark
– 1/2 cup oats
– 1 cup (frozen)strawberries (or any other type of forest fruit)

Note: Add your powders while you blend or your toppings when you’re done – we usually don’t and have it as it is.





Pancakes Go Easy On Me

This recipe is SO easy that my 11 year old Fitgirl usually offers herself to make them!  The following should be enough for 2 adults:

 – 1 cup self raisin flour- 1 cup (almond)milkPancakes go easy

 – 1/4 cup (palm or stevia)sugar (or any sugar in your cabinet)

 – 1 egg

 – 1 apple

 – (coconut)oil or butter for in the pan

Mix or whisk the flour, sugar, milk and egg together till it’s good enough for you. Then, grate the apple through the mixture. Add the butter or oil to your liking in the pan and preferably make small pancakes, the American type or heart shaped ones if you can.

Put whatever you like on top of the pancakes, try to keep it as healthy as possible 🙂 Honey, syrup, jelly, banana, chocolate…and the list goes on.

Check the next page to find more easy breakfast recipes

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Sweet Princess Breakfast Ideas PART 1

Today I want to share my favorite everyday breakfast ideas with you. These are made in seconds, but make you start your day with a smile. In PART 2 of this article I will share more unusual breakfast ideas, which take a bit more time, but are definitely worth the effort! But first, here are…

 The classics


Soothing Smoothie

My all-time favorite after morning workout smoothie is this one:

  • 1 banana
  • handful of frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop whey protein (I use Pure Whey from Body en Fit shop)
  • cup of water

For a more fresh feel you can add a bit of quark.

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There are a lot slightly different healthy pancake recipes. This one is my favorite, because I always have all the ingredients at home.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • cinnamon
  • tiny bit of water if the batter is too thick
  • coconut flakes (optional)

Blend all the ingredients together in your blender, then cook the batter in coconut oil. I love to add dried cranberries before I pour the mixture in the pan. Or I throw in some frozen raspberries: they taste great when they are warm!
The pancake in the picture I pimped with some bio-all-fruit-no-additives-jelly, berries and coconut flakes.

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Easy Power Pancakes

These clean power pancakes are easy to make, healthy and always get me through a tough work-out. My ultimate power breakfast or even lunch! And they’re also pretty good comfort food 😉

For these yummy power pancakes, you’ll need:

  • ½ (over)ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scoop (vanilla) protein powder
  • 2-3 tbsp buckwheat flour (around 30-40 g)
  • a big splash of water
  • some cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda

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Now what?

Mash the banana in a bowl, add the egg and whisk till fluffy. Add the protein powder and the buckwheat flour plus the splash of water; the mixture shouldn’t be runny or too tough. If it’s not thick enough, add some more buckwheat flour and if it’s too tough, add some more water. Add the cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda, mix well. Heat some coconut oil in a pan and place on medium low heat. Pour the batter into the pan; the mixture should make about four pancakes. When bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and bake them until golden brown.

I like to eat them with the other half of the banana, with peanut butter, almond butter or Nutella, with some soy yoghurt, berry jam, fruits; haha, just be creative, you can eat them with everything! Enjoy 😀 !

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Spirulina Raspberry Miyogi

I wanted to make a new Miyogi that has something else then only fruits and nuts. A friend of mine gave me a sample of spirulina. It is known as a green algue and said it’s mostly perfect to take after your workout. So what is spirulina? 

Spirulina Raspberry Miyogi

Spirulina is a green algae (sticky goey plants from the sea). In asian countries algae are more then normal to be used in dishes or to take as additional vitamins. (Think about the seaweed “Nori” wrapped around your sushi or “Wakame” the seaweed you often get as side salad.) You can find so much on the internet about this power food, but what interested me is that dried spirulina contains about 60% (51–71%) protein. Spirulina is available in caps, powder form or raw. I got to try the spirulina powder from Body en Fit.

Green Powder Protein PoW PoW in your bowl!
My first impression? GREEEN! It is soo beautifully green it already looks yummy. The scent is very grassy and a bit salty. I can’t compare it to a plant or grass but it has a same kind of scent. The taste of it raw is very strong. So when using it in a Miyogi or smoothie, start with small portions or you might overdo it. To add some extra flavor I took some raspberries (the color of goes so nice with the green teehee! ).

What do you need?

– 2 hands of raspberries

– 1 hand of walnuts

-1 tbl spoon of flaxseeds

– tbl spoon of hennep seeds

-1 tbl spoon of honey/stevia

How to prepare it?

Take the raspberries, nuts, seeds and sweetners and mix them right. As a final.. Top it with the spirulina and mix that well together until you have the right flavour.

Enjoy your power breakkie! And please share you Miyogi’s with me if you have instagram. You can find me as Fitgirltizi!