Vanilla Chia Pudding

This vanilla chia pudding with vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla extract is very basic, and can be altered in so many ways. It takes 2 minutes to prep the night before. You can make a few at a time (I like to do 5 for Monday – Friday) as chia pudding stays fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. What’s important in this recipe is chia seeds : liquids ratio. I like my chia pudding neither soupy, nor spoon standing thick. Just like “normal”…
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Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Carrots

My right thumb’s knuckle can’t heal properly because I keep grating carrots day after day, baking oatmeal breakfast bars and scooping carrot cake truffles. As I grow up, the more I follow my heart – doing what makes me happy. And right now happy means a lot of carrots baked with a million of superfoods, topped with creamy Greek yogurt “frosting” and eaten for breakfast. Skies know, I suck at cooking breakfast more than oatmeal, so it better be ready for me in the morning. Because honestly what…
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Healthy Homemade Cereal

After last weekend, I am convinced – more you relax, more tired you feel. In 2 full days, the only useful thing I managed to do was to test this healthy homemade cereal aka cinnamon toast crunch recipe. Again, out of pure selfishness because I am bored to death with oatmeal, quinoa breakfast bake and quinoa egg muffins. We got this window of opportunity when kids do not have sports for 2 weekends and both, me and Alex, looked at each other and pretty much thought the same:…
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Banana Chia Pudding

I posted this banana chia pudding a few years back but pictures and recipe itself could have been better. A radio host said “January is like Monday of the year” while we were returning from a day of skiing a few days ago. So true, because I keep making and craving chia pudding. You definitely won’t find me doing it on a weekend. On a weekend I recover from a crazy week in the kitchen and we survive on Alex’s cooking and organic quick prep Costco finds (I spill…
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Banana Oat Bars

These banana oat bars is another favourite quick breakfast of mine. I have quite a collection by now, which you can check out under breakfast category. These bars are also very similar to banana oat protein muffins but without protein powder. I love having oats for breakfast because they are not wheat (everything in moderation) and cook quickly. I usually would pour boiling water over quick oats for a few minutes, then top with yogurt and fruits. These banana oatmeal bars are a baked alternative to traditional oatmeal. Naturally sweetened…
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Superfood Chocolate Bars

Did you know you can make dark chocolate at home?! All you have to do is combine equal parts of cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup on a stovetop and then freeze => coconut oil fudge. That chocolate already is a step above store bought organic dark chocolate, which is a step above Hershey’s and Cadbury. But these superfood chocolate bars sweetened only with dates, full of superfoods like coconut oil, chia seeds, cacao powder and coconut flakes are so 2020.

Quinoa Granola

I have never been a fan of granola until I made this Coconut Chia and Quinoa Granola. All things roasted, toasted, sweet, crunchy and superfood that’s good for you. Oh-ehm-dzhee. I officially like granola now! My granola. Not the store bought one though. I don’t know, it just doesn’t taste fresh to me and is sooooo sweet, I can’t take it. Even the organic one. First of all, roasted quinoa is to die for. Just like that, roast from dry and uncooked. And I hope I don’t have…
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Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

Who buys a bag of lemons? My husband. I buy bananas by tens of lbs. Together we look like two zookeepers. In reality, we are a normal North American family who buys food in bulk, loads it in a trunk, hauls it home and stuffs the fridge and pantry like there is no tomorrow. I had to ask for a permission to borrow a few lemons from Alex for this blueberry chia pudding. Crazy but we have our own “Do not touch my food” items. Do you? It’s way…
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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Chocolate chia pudding recipe with almond or coconut milk, that tastes like dessert but has nutrition of a breakfast. Prepare for up to 5 days and just refrigerate. Dessert for breakfast anyone?! I mean delicious chocolate dessert with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber and protein. This chocolate chia pudding is creamy, rich and fudgy chocolate heaven.

Superfood Green Smoothie

Baby spinach, leafy kale, tiny chia seeds…All those are super foods and make this green stuff  > THE STUFF! Apple, cucumber and lemon are there for an extra health benefit but most importantly to make this smoothie drinkable. It tastes totally bearable and even delicious! Apple adds sweetness without adding too much sugar and cucumber adds coolness. You know that summery refreshing cool feeling mint and cucumber have?! That’s the one! So, it’s delicious! MIL/sausage lover/junk food enthusiast’s verdict was “Mmmmmmm…mmmmmmm…mmmm”. Yes, I’m a good DIL. I feed…
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