“Amaranth – Banana – Breakfast – Pudding”

looks like i made a promise to you..

nooooow we’re talking!

it’s a self-created pudding made with amaranth-pops, mashed bananas, mylk, lemonjuice, carob and some spices.

it’s really easy to make and you get a warm, cozy and healthy meal for…uuuum…anytime! 🙂

basic “pudding”:

– 2 ripe bananas, mashed

– 1 – 2 c. amaranth-pops

– 1/4 c. lemonjuice

– 1/2 – 1 c. mylk (soy, oat, spelt..whatever!)

– some carob-pulver (i included a whole lot, but that’s up to you)

– dash of salt

spices:

(just add whatever you like, this is just what my tastebuds longed for)

– cinnamon

– kardamom

– pepper

– ginger

–> now, all you need to do is mix the texture and then microwave it.

yes, it’s as simple as that! 😀

* i also mixed some muesli into the pudding … yuuuuuum !!

ENJOY!

s.

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“Wake Me Up – Cup”

“Wake me up, before you go, go…

I’m sure you all love know this song. Some might find it too “kitchy”, but I always kinda liked it:)

As you might also know by now, I’m not the breakfast sort of girl.

This means, if “breakfast” stands for real meals right after I woke up.

Buuuuuut, the thing I discovered over the years, is that typical “breakfast” is even better when enjoyed during the day, or even at night!

Oh yeah, you heard me, I said night.

Everytime I’m kinda stressed or just exhausted, I’m really craving for some breakfasty stuff, like yogurt, fruit, oats and of course granola.

So, today I bettered my routine-snack meals and combined all this stuff.

You see the result right here:looks AMAZING, right? 🙂

I call it the

“WAKE ME UP – CUP”

you need:

– vegan yogurt (i prefer “alpro soy yogurt“, the classic version)

– lemonjuice (mixed into the yogurt, i like this, but you can omit)

– fresh/frozen berries

– fresh pineapple

– some homemade, vegan GRANOLA (see the recipe some posts ago!)

–>  do it layer by layer:

you could, for example

1.) start with a layer of granola

2.) pour some yogurt onto it

3.) top the yogurt with some of the fruit

4.) then, again, top the fruit with some yogurt

5. ) finally, put the rest of the fruit onto the yogurt layer and top it with even more granola…:)

but that’s just one way to go, you can do, however you like! 

um, yes, I also topped the whole thing with some cinnamon, which tastes just lovely. some other ideas that came into my mind were your fav. nuts, some maplesyrup or other sweetener, some chocolate nibs, cocoa or carob, or even, if you want your cup really naughty, some chocolate-syrup! (don’t forget to check if it’s vegan!)

this cup is really flexible, so just do, however you please! 🙂

oh, talking bout flexible, I eventually got my results of the CAE, and I’m proud and happy to announce: I MADE IT!

I passed at grade B, so it’s real, the FH is just waiting for me! :)))

okay, ready for some more food-porn?

…oooh yeeeah…:)that’s it! (and yes, I am a little obsessed with my granola-creation) 🙂

read me soon,

stay cruelty free ! 🙂

S.

Quick Power Breakfast for No-Breakfast-Girls

Tomorrow I’m having my Cambridge CAE exam..I’m getting more nervous every second. And because I’m never hungry when being nervous or feeling bad, I thought of some easy, quick and not too rich breakfast idea, in order to give me power for the day.

Here is what I’m gonna eat before leaving for the test tomorrow morning:

– 1 banana, chopped (other fruit is also possible, just add however you desire!)

– 1/2 cup Amaranth-Pops

– 1/4 cup granola (with dried fruit and oats)

– 1- 2 T ricesyrup

– 1-2 T lemonjuice

– 1-2 cups soymylk (i.e. “Alpro”)

–> mix everything well by hand and enjoy. It’s easy, doesn’t take 5 minutes to prepare, provides you with energy while not being too much.

Oh, and it’s yummy!:)

Have fun, S.

“Sassi’s Granola”

heydiho!:)

today I felt all groggy and exhaused, I had to work for 5 hours at the shop and didn’t really get much sleep the last couple of nights.

so I decided to make me my first homemade granola to cheer me up and give me my power back!:)

here you go, I just mixed some of my fav ingredients and threw everything mixed up in a baking-pan to roast the stuff until it was golden and chrunchy.

“sassi’s granola”

(enough for a big box)

– 2 c. oats/spelt, roasted

– 1 c. oat-raisin-seeds-mixture

– 1 c. amaranth-pops

– 1 c. dried cherries

– 1 c. dried dates, chopped

– 1-2 c. banana-chips  bananas, chopped

– 2 T carob

– 2 T cinnamon

– 3/4 c. honey-ricesyrup  applesauce-maplesyrup- mixture

– 1/2 c. chai-tea

1. toast the oats + raisin-oats mix in the pan

2. let the dates, cherries & bananas sit in the hot chai

3. mix amaranth-pops, cinnamon, carob  & banana-chips & then slowly add the roasted oats & fruit

4. add the syrup-mixture and mix everything well (I did this by hand)

5. throw everything in your pan and roast the whole thingy

7. let it cool down and put it in a glass or metalbox;

and that’s it!

  *edit: you can also roast your granola in the oven, on a baking-sheet!

i’m sure this tastes yummy with some soy- or other nondairy mylk, as it would do with yome yogurt, water or even fruitjuice.

or, if you’re as into granola as I am, you can just have the “pure enjoyment” by eating your granola “raw” and all by itself. 🙂

oh, and, by the way: this granola is absolutely healthy, guilt-free, vegan and delicious!

it doesn’t contain any nuts or soy but it full of energy and taste!


 

 

* UPDATE:

i made some different varieties of this basic granola recipe. so, if you’re looking for some easy changes, extra add-ins or extra benefits, take a look at these:

“Granola Bars”

“Protein-Bars”

“Breakfast Cup” (also snack-worthy!)

feel free to play around with this recipe!

 

happy granola-eating! 🙂

s.