Love breakfast tartlets

Don’t heart shaped breakfast tartlets just look that much more pretty and cute? Sometimes I like to do crazy things like this, is that really that crazy? I love food, and I love to share food, especially when its delicious. These tartlets (in my opinion) are perfect not just for special occasions, but just for those mornings when you want to show those you love how much you appreciate them. Or maybe just for a bit of fun? But seriously, this is so tasty, even if you put it in a regular tart tin it would be very much appreciated by your taste buds 😀


Serves: 2
Preparation time: 15-30 min.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup soaked dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Squeeze of lemon juice to taste
  • Splash of cold water
  • 1/3 cup (vegan) yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • Fresh fruit to top (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Grease two small tart tins (heart-shaped if you have it).
  2. In a food processor blitz together the oats, coconut, dates, chia, cinnamon, lemon and water, until the it is of corse consistency and sticks together.
  3. Distribute across the two tart tins pressing it all the way up the sides.
  4. For the raspberry smoothie blend the raspberries, banana and milk.
  5. Fill each tartlet half with yoghurt and half with smoothie, swirl together and top with fruit and some shredded coconut if you like.

Enjoy!! Let me know what you think ❤

Chia Pudding Parfaits

What do you think of chia pudding when mentioned? Do you think deliciousness, or frog spawn? To be honest I thought the latter up until I tried it, and I found that looks can be deceiving even in the case of food 😀 As for the flavouring, I find pretty much any fruit goes so well. I cannot explain it, but it is so, so delicious, it makes me so happy. I often end up making these in the morning and eating them as a snack when I get those sugar cravings in the afternoon, they always cheer me up, and give me a boost. Seriously, if you have a bit of time on your hand, you must try them.


Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 30 minutes minimum in fridge

Ingredients:

Chia pudding:

  • 5 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp almond milk

Smoothies:

  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 pear
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 nectarine (optional)
  • Fresh fruit to top (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Whisk chia seeds with almond milk for at least a minute until well combined and no chia seeds float on the top. Place in fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes (or overnight).
  2. For the green smoothies blend the apple, avocado, spinach and 1/3 cup of almond milk.
  3. For the orange smoothie blend the pear, carrot, nectarine and 1/3 cup of almond milk.
  4. Assemble everything by either layering it or pouring it in at random and seeing what happens. Top with fruit (I used dragon fruit stars, figs, strawberries and blueberries, but any fruit or none is delicious).

Hope you guys enjoy this. Let me know what you think xoxo

Dutch Inspired Granola

What is your favourite breakfast food? If you just answered granola then you must try this recipe (ok that sounded like an add on tv, but seriously!). I go through crazes where I eat it everyday and then seem to forget it exists for a while, making it even more delicious when I rediscover it. One of my main issues with store bought granola is that it often has sultanas, something I cannot stand! So this is my sultana-free speculaas flavoured take on granola, however if you are a sultana lover just add them in, maybe instead of the cranberries or dates! Also I am aware that the speculaas spice mix isn’t a commodity in most supermarkets outside of the Netherlands, so don’t worry, I will give you a recipe to make your own :p Hope you enjoy!


Preparation/baking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and dates)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 heaped tbsp speculaas kruiden (1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of ground cloves, ground cardamon, ground aniseed, ground ginger, ground coriander seeds; mix these spices and then measure out 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp carob powder (optional, can replace with cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or other oil/margarine/butter)
  • Just under 1/4 cup coconut nectar (or agave/maple/honey)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200-220 °C (depending how good your oven is).
  2. In a bowl mix all the dried ingredients together until combined.
  3. Add the coconut oil and nectar and mix to get a sticky mixture. Add more nectar if you prefer it sweeter, or less if you don’t like it sweet. If you add less, make sure to substitute it with the oil.
  4. Spread across a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for about 7 minutes, or until the top starts to go brown. If you like you can mix it a bit and bake for a bit longer, it up to you!
  5. Let it cool down and place in a jar for storing.

For breakfast I love to add some fresh berries/fruit to it, but I regularly dip my hand in the jar to just have a bite 😀 Hope you enjoy xx

Breakfast tartlets

Tarts for breakfast?! I know right? It sounds insane, unhealthy? But these, however, are a twits on plain oats, with a smoothie. I had no idea how good something like this could be, not until I tried it. It’s the perfect way to pimp your breakfast, or maybe something for a special occasion 😉
If you prefer, the smoothie part can easily be replaced by (vegan) yoghurt (plain or flavoured). I hope you guys give these delicious tarts a try 🙂


Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup dates (plus some of the water you soak them in)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 (green) apple, (or other fruit, berries, etc.)
  • Fresh fruit

Instructions:

  1. Soak dates (if not already super soft) in water for half an hour.
  2. Oil/grease two small tart tins and put them aside.
  3. In a kitchen aid, blend the oats, coconut, chia and dates until it sticks together.
  4. Divide the mixture over the two tart tins and push it down until even.
  5. Blend the banana and apple together (add some (almond) milk if required).
  6. Divide the smoothie over the two tart crusts, and top with some fresh fruit. You can place them in the fridge overnight, or you can eat them straight away! 😛

Hope you love it!! xx

Speculaas Overnight Oats

There something about the combination of cinnamon spice on a cold winter day that instantly makes you feel warm and happy. Although I usually prefer a fruity flavoured breakfast, occasionally I like to mix it up with this delicious recipe creation.
This recipe is simple and delicious and requires no (real) sugar, so no guilt. It is filling and taste just that tiny bit like Christmas.


Serves: 2 people
Preparation time: Overnight + <5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp polenta (optional)
  • 1 tsp speculaas kruiden (1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp of ground cloves, ground cardamon, ground aniseed, ground ginger, ground coriander seeds)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 4 gooey dates

Instructions:

  1. Combine everything besides the dates in a bowl, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Soak the dates overnight if they are the hard kind, or if they are already super gooey don’t bother.
  3. In the morning blend it all together with the dates until smooth and top with some fresh fruit (blueberries are a delicious addition) or whatever else you like (for example coconut). It isn’t necessary to blend it if you prefer not to.

Enjoy!! ❤

Calories: 180

Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes remind me of home and my childhood. My dad used to make pancakes once a week, my sister and I would each get one crammed full of veggies and the rest we could top however we pleased. Back then I used to love sugar and lemon, now that I am older I have become considerably more healthy 😛
So this is a recipe I created, with an approximately higher topping to pancake ratio, however it is delicious!! And as “healthy” as a pancake is going to get!


Serves: 2 people — about 3 pancakes each
Preparation/Cooking time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients:

Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal with 4 tbsp water)
  • 40g self raising flour (1/4 cup)
  • 40g wholemeal flour (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • pinch of salt

Topping:

  • Maple/agave syrup
  • Fresh fruit

Instructions:

  1. For the pancakes prepare the flax eggs and set aside for 5 minutes of more.
  2. In a separate bowl mix the milk and vinegar together and set aside for 5 minutes or more.
  3. Measure out all the dry ingredients and mix together in a bowl.
  4. Add the flax eggs to the milk/vinegar mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients while whisking, the mixture should drip of the whisk.
  6. Heat a frying pan with some margarine/coconut oil/butter add a spoon of mixture and fry on each side for about 5 minutes on low to medium heat, or until browned.
  7. Once the pancakes are done, assemble with the toppings!

Bon appétit!! ❤

Raspberry Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are one of those foods that always go down well, especially early in the morning when the idea of food is just not yet appealing, since your body is still craving sleep. It is also one of the quickest things to throw together and have on the go.
There are so many different flavours I love and I like to experiment and mix it up every time. This particular smoothie mainly tastes like raspberries, however there are many other hidden fruits in it 😛 I hope you enjoy!


Serves: 2 people
Preparation time:
5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup strawberries (or more for added sweetness)
  • 1 small (green) apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until everything is combined and smooth. It should be of a thick, but drinkable consistency.
  2. Pour into a bowl or cup or even a takeaway mug for on the go.

I hope you all enjoy this easy, delicious (on-the-go) breakfast. Let me know what you think! ❤