Breakfast & brunch

Rebooting or just enjoying the comfort of juicing

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about rebooting with a three to five day juice cleanse. As I’ve said before, I do not support diets for weight loss, but I’m definitely hooked on the idea of rebooting yourself – not just the body, but the mind as well. Up until 2 weeks ago, I had never actually used a juicer, so I did not know if I’d be able to live on vegetable juices – I mean a juiced carrot, celery or spinach seems horrible to me, but that was until I started juicing. Now I’m not yet on a juice cleanse, but I am drinking one juice per day, and it is magnificent. Knowing that what you’re drinking is a big glass with nothing but vitamins, that’s just awesome. Therefore I wanted to share some pictures and few recipes for some of the juices I’ve made until now. Of course you do need a juicer, so if you don’t have one, but you have the money for it – I recommend you go buy one. It’s not just a buy, you know – it’s an investment.

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For the first one you juice two apples, two carrots, and 1 inch (2.5 cm) of ginger
(1 glass)

For the second (the green) you juice 1 cucumber, 2 lemons, 2 apples, 2 sticks of celery, 1 and a half handfuls of spinach, and 2 slices of melon.
(2 glasses)

For the third (orange/red seen from the top) you juice 2-3 carrots, 1 apple, 1 inch (2.5 cm) of ginger, and some watermelon – you decide how much.
(1 glass)

For the fourth and the last you juice 4-6 oranges depending on the amount of juice and about a quarter of a watermelon.

I hope y’all start juicing soon – it really is a pleasure.

Post by Nicoline

Mini tarts !

Hi friends out there! 🙂 The following recipe is for delicious and healthy minitarts. Instead of a flan case filled with wheat flour and lots of butter, this flan case recipe is with oatmeal, seeds and sunflower oil. This way you get fewer empty calories and good vegetable fat. Besides, it’s easy and cheep to throw together 🙂

I used 5-6 little tart moulds, but if you don’t own some right know, you can easilly use a normal size tart moulds.

 

For the flan case:
I made it by eye, so maybe the proportion between liquid and dry matter is wrong, – then add more water or oatmeal, so the mas is soft but firm.

  • 1 dl sunflower oil (0.42 cup)
  • About 4 dl oatmeal (1.7 cups)
  • 1 dl spelt flour (0.42 cup)
  • 1 tsk salt
  • About 2-3 dl water (0.8-1.2 cups)

Mix all the ingrediens together and let it rest in the refrigerator in at least half an hour.
Press the dough intro the little tart moulds so the tart moulds is covered and stick the flan case with a fork. Put it in the oven at 200 degress Celcius (390 degress Fahrenheit) and bake it for 7 minutes.

For the filling:

  • 3 eegs
  • 3 dl milk (1.3 dl)
  • salt and peber
  • 100 g ham in strips/small pieces (3.5 oz)
  • 3 leeks (or another vegetable such as broccoli)
  • about 50 gram cheese (1.7 oz)
  • if you like you can put some mozarella cheese on top

Mix eegs, milk, cheese, salt and peber. Clean the leeks, slice them into small pieces and steam them a bit. Share out the leeks and the ham on the overbaked flan cases, and pour the eegmix over them. Bake in about 30 minutes on 200 degress (390 Fahrenheit). – Baking time depends on the size of the tarts so be carefull  🙂 They are done when the eggmix is form and the tops get golden.
ImageEnjoy while they are still warm or save them for lunch pack – it’s easy and delicous! Yummi yummi!

 

 

Eggs for a good morning

Yesterday I read this article about how a lot of women – single and married – don’t know how to make a simple scrambled egg. That is a total disaster to me. Eggs are one of the easiest things to make as soon as you get a hold of it. 

What you need for about 3 people:

  • 5 normal size eggs
  • Preferably milk – this is only if you’re on a saving plan or if you want to have a creamier and softer result. 
  • Preferably meat and vegetables 
    – I love smoked salmon or small pieces of cooked ham
    – Of vegetables I would use red pepper, green onion and maybe spinach, but you can use whatever you want. 
  • Spices – salt and pepper, maybe paprika (adding paprika makes the egg look dirty, so if you want it to have that egg white/yellow color, don’t add paprika). 

You start by heating up a pan with a bit of fat – I would use a nonstick oil spray, but you can use butter as well – just be careful so it won’t burn. Also DO NOT use olive oil as it doesn’t go well with high temperatures on a pan. 

While heating the pan get a bowl ready and crack the eggs into the bowl – NOT the pan. Cracking them on the pan will make them fry rather than cook. Whisk the egg together in the bowl and add your spices – only add salt if you’re not adding meat, as it will add plenty of salt.  When whisking the spices into the bowl – add sliced meat and vegetables. I prefer small pieces, so it will be mouth fit rather than having to cut out the pieces on the plate. 

When you’ve mixed all ingredients, pour the mixture onto the pan and let it heat for just a little while. Start by scrambling the eggs, but stop as soon as it starts taking form. Now you need to fold it rather than scrambling, as it keeps the egg fluffy and delicious. 

Finish result: 
For me it was along with bread with cheese and grapes (strange mix, but its actually quite good, if you don’t want bacon or sausage). 

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Graham pie with spinach and feta

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If you like pie and like it even better if it’s healthy, then you’re gonna love this recipe! – This is a low-fat pie crust, because it is made of oil and yoghurt instead of butter! A part of the wheat flour is replaced by graham flour, which makes it more filling and nourishing!

It gets even better: spinach is one of the healthiest vegetable and contains a lot of vitamins and has a high content of iron! I served it with a good salad, and I promise you, this pie tastes great!

What you need:

Flan case:

  • 100 g wheat flour (3.5 oz)
  • 100 g grahams flour (3.5 oz)
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 50 g yoghurt (0,5% fat) (1.75 oz)
  • ½ dl water

Filling:

  • 300 g fresh baby spinach (10.5 oz)
  • 150 g feta (5.3 oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 dl milk (0.42 cup)
  • 2 dl Greek yoghurt or curd (0.84 cup)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Handful flawed cheese

First, mix all the ingredients for the crust together and knead it until it’s homogeneous. Put it in a freezer bag and let it rest in the refrigerator in about 30 min.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (395°F) Then, butter a form and press the dough out in it. Prick the dough with a fork and bake it in 20 min.

Doing the time, make the filling. Wash the spinach and heat it with a little water in a pot until it “falls down” (but make sure it doesn’t gets to soft!). Season with salt and pepper.

Whip eggs, Greek yoghurt, milk, salt and pepper together. Distribute the spinach on the crust, pour the egg mass on it, and top it with crumbled feta. Bake it in 20 min, 200°C (395°F). At last, put the flawed cheese on and put it back in the oven again and let it bake for another 5-7 min until it is firm and golden.

Enjoy! Hope you’ll like it.

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Post by Vibe

When you’re sick and just need vitamins!

So we all know how it is to be sick and feeling like crap. Right now – thats me! Or at least it was for a couple of days. When I’m sick, I always crave unhealthy food, but for once I thought I needed more vitamins than chocolate.

So I decided to make a smoothie with carrots, apples and some low-fat vanilla yoghurt. And trust me, when I say that it is just as easy to make as it sounds.

Just peel 3 carrots and an apple. Cut it out in smaller pieces and put it in a blender along with a bit of low fat vanilla yoghurt. The amount of yoghurt depends on how you want your smoothie. I added a bit of apple juice as well, because my blender is old and it doesn’t work that well without liquid. And well woopsi – you have one delicious smoothie in front of you.


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Hopefully you aren’t sick like I am, but it’s still good!

Until next time – enjoy the fruits of the season!

Post by Nicoline