Category: Breakfast

Healthy breakfast to kickstart your morning

healthy breakfast

What is healthy breakfast? I know that a lot of people have made it their New Year’s resolution to lead healthier lifestyles. I also know that keeping that promise can be difficult. A healthier you is a happier you. What I mean by that is that is that you have decide for yourself what a healthy life is. What do you like eating?

I like a healthy breakfast. Healthy breakfast to me is a balanced start of the day. I want to fuel my body with what gives me energy and lasts until lunch. Because if I don’t that’s when I make really unhealthy choices. Like a little chocolate bar or a little candy to keep my energy levels up. Then I’ll crash a little later. Now, this is of course not doing my body any favours in any area.

This will affect my mood more than anything else. You know the t-shirt, “I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry.” That’s me! I’m not a nice person when I’m hungry.

I started to cut some dairy products out of my life during this past year. One reason is that I really love the Swedish company Oatly and their products. Since I tried their barista “milk” I can’t drink anything else. Another is that my stomach feels a lot more balanced since cutting out some dairy products.

I know I should eat healthy breakfast every day, however, I’m also not that hungry in the morning. Because I have the luxury of working at home I can eat a little later. I also know that this is not the case for a lot of people. Therefore all of these recipes are created with that in mind. You can easily prepare it the night before and then to take with you in the morning. Wherever you need to go in the morning.

Of course, you can use dairy products if you like.

Today I’m sharing three of my favourite recipes to make your mornings easier and healthier.

Tip: Put fruits and nuts in a different container and assemble it at work.

Bircher - overnight oats

9th January 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: 8 hr
: Easy

Easy and healthy overnight oats.

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Ingredients
  • 120 gr unsweetened almond milk
  • 15-20 gr shaved coconut flakes
  • 3 tbs peanut butter
  • 65 gr gluten-free oats (or normal ones if you don't have an allergy)
  • 50 gr raspberries/strawberries/bananas/blueberries
Directions
  • Step 1 Put the oats and coconut flakes in a jar and pour almond milk over.
  • Step 2 Add peanut butter och stir gently. (The peanut butter will be a bit lumpy, but that part of the deliciousness.)
  • Step 3 Put the lid on and let it rest in the fridge for about 8 hours. Top with a banana and berries of your choice. (you can use frozen berries.)

Greek-inspired oat yoghurt with honey

9th January 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: Easy

Deliciousness in a jar.

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Ingredients
  • 120 gr of oat-based yoghurt
  • 35 gr cashew nuts, preferably salty
  • 15 gr raspberry
  • 15 gr blueberries
  • 2 tbs honey
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour yoghurt in a jar and top it with nuts, berries and honey.

Chia pudding with spirulina

9th January 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: Easy

Chia seed pudding with healthy spirulina.

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Ingredients
  • 4 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 10-12 tbs coconut milk
  • half a frozen banana
  • 30 gr frozen blackberries
  • 2 tsp spirulina powder
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • handful raspberries
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour the coconut milk into a glass container and add the chia seeds, spirulina and vanilla. Blend it and put the lid on and place it in the fridge for about 8 hours.
  • Step 2 Mix the frozen bananas, blackberries and the almond milk in a blender.
  • Step 3 You should now have a thick creamy ice cream like topping. Put it in the freezer until the next morning.
  • Step 4 Add it to the chia pudding and top it with blackberries.

Want some more breakfast inspiration? Perhaps an apple overnight bircher is the answer? Or if you have more time, why not spirulina pancakes?

Plättar – thin Swedish pancakes

Plättar – thin Swedish pancakes

Plättar are thin Swedish pancakes and is Scandinavian equivalent to the American pancakes. However, in Sweden, it’s a popular afternoon snack as well. We call it Mellanmål, literally translated, in between meals. As a kid I loved them. But we didn’t have a skillet used for that purpose. Which means I had to eat them whenever I was at a Swedish friend’s house. Since plättar, thin Swedish pancakes are indeed a very Scandinavian thing.

However, now I have one from Le Creuset, which I adore. It’s brilliant.

I usually make them either for breakfast or served after I make an artichoke soup. And I’m yet to find a kid who doesn’t love them as much as I do.

They are absolutely best served with freshly whipped cream and homemade strawberry jam. I strongly encourage you to give them a go!

Plättar

7th December 2017
: Makes about 30 plättar
: 15 min
: 30 min
: 45 min
: Easy

Delicious fluffy thin Swedish pancakes, perfect for breakfast and as afternoon snacks.

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Ingredients
  • 600 gr full-fat milk or plant-based milk
  • 180 gr flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 0,5 tsp flaked salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 40 gr melted butter plus additional for frying
Directions
  • Step 1 Melt the butter.
  • Step 2 Mix flour, salt and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  • Step 3 Add half of the milk and whisk quickly.
  • Step 4 Add the egg and the rest of the milk. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Step 5 Add the melted butter and whisk it together.
  • Step 6 Leave it to rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Step 7 Make sure that your skillet is well heated, otherwise, it’s going to stick and you won’t be able to flip them.
  • Step 8 Add the batter to each pocket in the skillet and fry them for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Step 9 Serve with strawberry jam and whipped cream!

Swedish pancakes for breakfast

Swedish pancakes for breakfast

Now, what’s so different about Swedish pancakes you might wonder? Well, first of all, there’s no sugar in the pancake batter at all. Secondly, they are a little bit thicker than the French crêpe. Like most Swedish foods they speak for themselves. No fuss, no muss, it’s what you serve, simple and enjoyable.

Well, because this is me, there’s no such thing as simple. I love colours, textures and flavours! So to this simple, but yet pleasant pancake, I added Nutella, cashews, banana, raspberries and shredded coconut. The colouring comes from beetroot extract, but you can use food colouring. Or even spirulina powder for a green pancake.

However, to tell you the truth, my kids prefer pancakes plain and simple with strawberry jam, which is how we normally eat pancakes in Sweden.

There’s are a few tricks to make really good pancakes. First of all, it’s to make sure that you follow the proportions in the recipe. Secondly, your pancake skillet has to be really hot. A lot of times when pancakes break in the skillet, it’s because it hasn’t been warm enough.

The Swedish pancake recipe is a part of Gram’s weekend bag. You can find the rest of the recipes here. And if you want to read more about Gram’s weekend bag and order your own perhaps, you can find it here.

Swedish pancakes for breakfast

20th October 2017
: 2-4
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: Medium

Fluffy Swedish pancakes to makes any day great!

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Ingredients
  • 150 gr (2 ½ dl) flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 600 gr (6 dl) mjölk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbs butter
Directions
  • Step 1 Start by melting the butter.
  • Step 2 Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add half of the milk.
  • Step 3 Whisk together, and add 1 egg at a time.
  • Step 4 Add the rest of the milk and melted butter.
  • Step 5 Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Step 6 Heat up the pancake skillet and add a little butter, bake them for about 1-1,5 min on each side.

 

Overnight bircher with apples

Overnight bircher with apples

The overnight bircher with apples is not as new as one might think. It was invited by the Swiss doctor Bircher, who tried to get his institutionalized patients to eat more raw fruit. He was convinced that he had been cured of jaundice as a child by eating raw apples. Now, whether this is the case or not, this recipe has certainly made a come back after almost a 100 years. Bercher’s original recipe suggests condensed milk, which by today’s standards wouldn’t be considered healthy. So I have made some changes to it. As apple season is still going strong, overnight bircher with apples is a must! I do hope you enjoy it!

Overnight bircher with apples

13th October 2017
: 2
: 5 min

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Ingredients
  • 300 gr (3 dl) oats
  • 3 gr (3 dl) milk of your choice - I prefer almond milk for this
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 apple rings
  • 25 gr (1/2 dl) chopped apples - dried
  • pinch of salt
  • a handful of almonds
  • 1 fig (optional)
Directions
  • Step 1 Put all the dry ingredients in a container and cover it with the milk of your choice.
  • Step 2 Put the lid on the container, put the mixture in the fridge and leave it overnight.
  • Step 3 Serve topped with cinnamon and figs (or fruits of your choice)

 

 

Prickly pear smoothie bowl

Prickly pear smoothie bowl

Prickly pear smoothie bowl, have you tried it? If not, you really should. These beautiful little creations are not only gorgeous, but delicious. Such as prickly pear smoothie bowl.

I got a few questions about prickly pears, when I posted on Instagram. Just like the cactus, prickly pears have little hairs on them, that can stick you. Although they are easily removed with a damp cloth. Prickly pears are ripe when they are yellow, dark pink or orange. It’s sweet, like a hybrid between watermelon and yellow kiwi. As you understand it’s a wonderful addition to your breakfast table. Like a prickly pear smoothie bowl.

I also made jam from it, and it’s a perfect companion to any cheese platter. But for the prickly pear smoothie bowl, hollow out the fruit pulp and put in the freezer.

Prickly pear smoothie bowl

6th October 2017
: 2
: 5 min
: 10 min
: 15 min
: Easy

Perfect smoothie bowl with homemade granola for breakfast.

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Ingredients
  • 100 gr frozen prickly pear
  • 6 tbs coconut milk
  • 30 gr frozen blueberries (save some for topping)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 50 gr granola
Directions
  • Step 1 Mix the frozen prickly pear, coconut milk and frozen blueberries until smooth.
  • Step 2 Pour into a bowl and top with granola, coconut flakes and frozen blueberries.

 

American spirulina oat pancakes

American spirulina oat pancakes

American spirulina oat pancakes, how do you like the sound of that? I have been a big fan of spirulina for a long time, way before it even got trendy. I like that it’s healthy and I adore the beautiful colour. This green and blue superfood is an alga, and just as little as one tablespoon a day can have major health benefits for you. You can read more about here.

Spirulina has been called the most nutritious food on the planet. So you can understand why I wanted to introduce it to my kids. Now my kids love sushi, but peel of the Noori, because they simply can’t eat seaweed. Selling algae for breakfast proved a little bit challenging. So what’s a mama to do? American spirulina oat pancakes, of course! This proved very popular.

They were even amazed by the beautiful gree blueish colour. The flavour doesn’t come through. Especially if you add toppings to your pancakes. Of course, if you don’t mind the spirulina flavour, add a little more than the recipe says and it will come through. If you want more of a rich pancake, this does the trick. Either way, try it, you won’t be disappointed.

American spirulina oat pancakes

18th September 2017
: 10 pancakes
: 25 min

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Ingredients
  • 200 gr flour
  • 65 gr oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tsp spirulina powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gr milk or oat milk
  • 30 gr butter or coconut oil
  • 100 gr maple syrup (toppings)
  • 50 gr blueberries
  • 50 gr sliced bananas
  • 50 gr peanut butter
  • 100 gr whipped cream or coconut cream
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Step 2 Add the milk and whisk in one egg at a time.
  • Step 3 Add honey.
  • Step 4 Melt the butter or coconut oil add to batter and whisk quickly.
  • Step 5 Let it sit for 10-15 min, the batter works better.
  • Step 6 Heat up pancake pan.
  • Step 7 Use about 85 gr batter for each pancake and bake in pan for no longer than 2M on each side.
  • Step 8 Serve with maple syrup, blueberries, bananas, peanut butter and whipped cream!

Healthy fat breakfast

Healthy fat breakfast

en god frukost

Frukost, bästa målet på dagen. När det finns tid att njuta! Jag älskar när helgen kommer och man kan ha långa frukostar med dem som betyder allra mest. Att få tid att sitta tillsammans och äta långsamt. Under min barnvecka är det mest jag som sitter länge. Men barnfria helger går det att njuta lite längre. Då hinner jag att dekorera och göra fint på frukostbordet. Jag blir så glad av att se ett fint uppladg mat. Det blir mer njutningsfullt på något sätt. Vad ska man göra för frukost då? Med alla sorts alleriger och matpreferenser kommer här några smarriga glutenfria och sockerfria alternativ på frukostbordet. 

Godaste smoothien

Du behöver:

1 handfull färsk babyspenat

1 handfull frusna hallon

2 dl grekisk yoghurt

1 msk chiafrön

1/2 avokado

2-3 dl mandelmjölk (går bra med annan också, men mandelmjölken ger en god sötma.)

Så här gör du:

Blanda samman allting i en mixer tills du får önskad konsistens. Servera i höga glas med papperssugrör.

omelett

Carolines omelett

Du behöver:

3-4 ägg

1 msk röd pesto

1 tsk flingsalt

1/2 dl vispgrädde

1/2 tsk malen vitpeppar

1 dl tomater

1 handfull babypenat 

1-2 msk rostade solrosfrön

Så här gör du:

Vispa samman ägg och pesto, tills peston är jämnt fördelad. Tillsätt vispgrädde och kryddor. Stek i lite olivolja på medelhög värme i en stekpanna. Lägg över på en tallrik och toppa med tomat, babyspenat och solrosfrön.

frukost

Grekisk yoghurtdessert

Du behöver:

2 dl frusna hallon (eller andra bär om du föredrar det.)

2-3 dl vipsgrädde

2 dl grekisk yogurt

Så här gör du:

Blanda vispgrädde och hallon i en mixer, tills du får en tjock härlig smet. Häll upp hälften av den grekiska yoghurten i ett glas och häll över hallonbladningen. Rör om lite försiktigt. Klart!

Vill du mer frukostinspiration? Titta då här.

frukost

 

 

 

 

Three gluten free alternatives for breakfast

Three gluten free alternatives for breakfast

 

Frukost

Frukost med vänner är det bästa! Men vad gör man med alla dessa allergier som folk har? Jag har två väldigt nära vänner, varav en är allergiskt mot guten och den andra mot mjölk. Inte mot laktos utan mot mjölkprotein. Det innebär inget laktosfritt, utan på riktigt mjölkfritt. När vi började umgås var inte utbudet på marknaden sådär upphetsande. Jag har lite burit med mig den synen på allergivänlig kost. Att det är lite tråkig kost, man måste kompromissa alltför mycket för att det ska vara gott.

Men efter att jag själv har upptäckt att jag inte mår speciellt bra av gluten, speciellt bröd har jag börjat hitta andra alternativ. Jag är inte glutenallergiker, har varit och fått det utrett. Men min kropp triggar på det. Jag blir inte bara uppblåst, men jag samlar även på mig vatten. Summa summarum så är det inte riktigt värt det. Speciellt till frukost, eftersom jag har hela dagen att må som jag gör. Men det är så lätt att ta en macka, speciellt till jobbet.

Jag är inte alls hungrig på morgonen, mest kaffesugen. Jag försöker äta tillsammans med barnen. Men frukost när jag inte är hungrig, är lite som att gå att kissa i preventivt syfte. Tänk om du blir hungrig/kissnödig sedan? Mmmm, ja, men jag är ju inte det nu och jag kan verkligen inte.

Men vid halv tio snåret då slår hungern till. Då är ju ofta en macka väldigt lätt att bara ta till. Men min kropp mår verkligen inte bra av det. Mitt blodsocker, som är nere i tårna vid lunchtid, ska vi inte ens prata om. Ni vet t-shirtarna med texten “I’m sorry for what I’m said when I was hungry”. Det är jag och jag inser det aldrig förrän efteråt.

Så istället har jag börjat ta med mig frukostlådor till jobbet. För allas trevnad är detta mycket bra. Jag har nyligen upptäckt overnight oats, eller bircher, som det ursprungligen heter. Jag kan även äta den till lunch om det skulle vara så. Här kommer mina tre favoriter att äta på morgonen.

Två är lätta att ta med och den tredje är en helgvariant.

overnight oats
Bircher/Overnight oats 
Du behöver:
  • 1,5 dl osötad mandelmjölk
  • 0,5 dl riven kokos
  • 2-3 msk jordnötssmör (eget recept) jag gillar crunchy och saltade, men det går bra med annan variant också
  • 1 dl glutenfria havregryn
  • 05, dl hallon/jordgubbar/banan/blåbär
 
Så här gör du:
Lägg havregryn och kokosflingor i en glasburk, häll över mandelmjölk och tillsätt jordnötssmör, rör om. Det kommer att vara klumpar av jordnötssmör i, men det är bara gott. Lägg lock på och slutligen låt det dra över natten eller dagen. Toppa med banan och valfria bär.
grekisk yoghurt
Grekisk inspirerad soyayoghurt med honung
 
Du behöver:
  • 1,5-2 dl mjölkfri yoghurt (jag har hittat ett märke som jag tycker om, soyayoghurt från planti)
  • Handfull saltade cashewnötter (mina personliga favoriter är de med salt och peppar)
  • 0,5 dl hallon
  • 0,5 blåbär
  • 2 msk honung

Så här gör du:

Häll yoghurten i en glasburk eller ett glas. Toppa med bär och nötter. Ringla honung över. Så gott!

glutenfria pannkakor
Glutenfria amerikanska pannkakor med mandelmjöl 
 
Du behöver:
  • 3,5 dl mandelmjöl
  • 1 dl kokosmjöl
  • 1 msk linfrö
  • ½ tsk flingsalt
  • 3 tsk bakpulver
  • 1 tsk bikarbonat
  • 1 tsk vanliljpulver
  • 3 rumstempererade ägg (pannkakorna blir fluffigare, man bör för övrigt alltid baka med rumstempererade ägg)
  • 1 dl mandelmjölk
  • 2 msk smält kokosolja
  • 1 msk honung (men behövs inte, mandelmjölk och mandelmjölk har en naturlig sötma)
 
Som tillbehör:
  • Smält mörkchoklad
  • florsocker
  • lönnsirap
  • smält smör
  • vispad grädde
  • bär
 
Så här du gör:
Smält kokosoljan i ett pannkaksjärn och låt svalna
Blanda ihop de torra ingredienserna i en bunke och tillsätt mandelmjölken under omrörning, vispa sedan i ett ägg i taget. Slutligen vispa i kokosoljan. Värm järnet och stek pannkakorna ca 1 min på varje sida.
glutenfria pannkakor

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American chocolate chip pancakes

American chocolate chip pancakes

We love American chocolate chip pancakes in our house. All right, I love them the most. It’s one of my favourite things to eat for brunch. I like sitting at the kitchen table taking my good old time. Just feast on these little flavoursome American chocolate chip pancakes.

I get really full after only two, so I will sit at the table for a little while longer. Pouring up some more coffee, letting the pancakes digest a little. Then go for a second serving. By that time the kids are usually gone and maybe, just maybe there might be a second serving left for me. Well, if you love brunch as much as we do, then these pancakes are a wonderful addition! At our house, we eat them with thick maple syrup, butter and homemade Nutella. You can feel it, can’t you? The fluffy chocolate taste?

American chocolate chip pancakes

24th February 2017
: 4-5
: 45 min

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Ingredients
  • 250 gr flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 gr brown sugar
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 350 gr Greek yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate - chopped
  • 100 gr maple syrup - optional
  • 50 gr butter - optional
Directions
  • Step 1 Melt butter and in a bowl mix dry ingredients together.
  • Step 2 Whisk melted butter and yoghurt together in a bowl.
  • Step 3 Add the flour mix.
  • Step 4 Whisk in one egg at a time.
  • Step 5 Bake on medium heat in a frying pan with some butter.
  • Step 6 Serve with toppings of your choice!