No sugar Sunday brunch

Here comes another recipe for banana pancakes (out of the rest of the saved bananas, see previous post). This recipe was inspired by  the vegan pancakes out of the book Clean Eating Starter. It is highly recommendable, since it contains loads of delicious recipes which are mostly without sugar. My only critic are once again the many non-regional ingredients (all seen from switzerland).

Anyhow here comes my recipe:

  • 1 egg
  • 100g oatmeal
  • 100g flour
  • 3 bananas
  • cinnamon as much as wanted
  • coconut oil

First scrunch the bananas with a fork. Then add the egg, the oatmeal and the flour and mix it. Also add as much water as needed until you get a creamy consistence (though it shouldn’t be too fluid, a little less than for the banana bread). Then heat the coconut oil and roast gently on medium heat. If your dough is too fluid, just add more oatmeal.

Serve with peanut putter, maple sirup or fruits!

For a whole brunch we also had the chia musli and bread (or croissants, up to you). You can eat the bread with butter or honey instead of jam.

Note: as a vegan variation this recipe also works without the egg. For the original recipe (there is a vegan variation and one with eggs too), check out Clean Eating Starter by Julia Fodor and Luisa Eckhard.

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Bananabread (vegan)

First cravings for something sweet? Or your bananas turned brown within the last few days? Or even no need for reasons to make a banana bread? First of all I do not often buy bananas, because for the sake of our environment I try to focus on local food. Still every now and then we have bananas at home and this time they turned brown. In addition the bananas in the supermarket nearby were on sale. Since I used to work in a smoothie and juice bar I know, that all of them which were still left at the end of the day end up in the compost. So I felt like this time it was justified to make a banana bread 😉 for the sake of anti food waste.

The long and short of it: here comes my very own recipe.

  • 4 bananas
  • 50g walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon
  • 100g flour
  • water
  • butter (vegan: coconutoil)

Turn on the oven, 180° C air circulation. Peel the bananas and scrunch them with a fork. Then mix the flour, cinnamon and vanilla and add the mixture to the bananas. Add as much water until you get a creamy consistence and add the walnuts. Grease the cake pan with the butter and pour in the dough. Put it into the oven for at least 30 min check every now and then.

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Sugar-free breakfast bowl (vegan)

Here comes the first sugar-free recipe! It only takes 5 min.

You’ll need:

  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 100ml milk (vegan: almondmilk)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbs yoghurt, you can choose the flavor (vegan: coconutyoghurt)
  • honey (vegan: maple sirup)
  • cinnamon

Mix the chia seeds and milk and but it into the fridge for 5 min. In the meantime you can cut the apple, clean the kitchen, read the newspaper etc. Take the chiaseed-milk bowl out of the fridge and add the rest of the ingredients.

Tip: You can adjust the fruit you add according to the seasons. Try a berry variation in summer!

Tip 2: make sure your yoghurt doesn’t contain sugar! Mostly fruit yoghurts contain almost half of the sugar you should consume during the day! There are sugar free alternatives (also vegan ones) available in every supermarket. Look for non-flavoured yoghurt, you can add any taste you want by yourself.

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Detox

Did you ever wonder how much sugar we eat everyday and what it does to our body?

Glucosemolecules speed up the reduction of our natural collagen and elastin. Our skin gets wan and wrinkly. In addition it boosts inflammations (this concerns especially people suffering from acne, rosacea, psoriasis or eczema). Unfortunately many groceries you wouldn’t have thought contain sugar (The Glow Code, Anita Bechloch, 2017). But here’s the good news: damages sugar did to your skin until now can be slowed down and even reversed! And with a little consciousness you’ll realize that there are loads of delicious, sugar free options for your everyday nutrition!

Join me on my journey while I try to resign white sugar until easter. I will be posting several delicious sugar free recipes and share my experiences with you!

 

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Halloween Beauty

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31st of october and HALLOWEEN! Most beautyblogger may NOW be posting their spooky make up and nail-design videos 😀 I’m neither a make up artist nor a nail-expert. But I’ve got something else: after carving your pumpkins you may have a lot of pumpkin left which you can eat! And here comes why you really should eat pumpkin 😉

In fact eating pumpkin can do wonders to your skin.

It can

  • improve skin tone and elasticity
  • reverse UV damage
  • improve skin texture
  • fight acne
  • promote skin renewal

These are the benefits by eating it! Other uses may follow soon 😉
Until then: Happy Halloween!

Source: Wellness today

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Pumpkin carved by myself 😀

 

31. Oktober und HALLOWEEN! Die meisten Beautyblogger posten JETZT ihre gruseligen Make-up und Nagel-Design videos 😀 Ich bin jedoch weder eine Maskenbildnerin, noch eine Nagel-Designerin. Aber ich hab etwas anderes für euch: Nachdem ihr nun eure Kürbisse ausgehöhlt und geschnitzt habt, werdet ihr bestimmt viel Fruchtfleisch übrig haben, welches man noch essen kann. Nun folgt die Begründung, weshalb ihr es sogar essen solltet!

Es hat den Anschein, als ob Kürbis bei Haut wahre Wunder bewirken kann:

Es kann:

  • die Hautelastizität fördern
  • UV bedingte Schäden reparieren
  • Hautstruktur verbessern
  • Akne bekämpfen
  • die Hauterneuerung begünstigen

Das sind alles Vorzüge des Kürbis-Essens. Weitere Anwendungsmöglichkeiten folgen bald 😉
Bis dahin: Fröhliches Halloween!

Quelle: Wellness today

Chia Seeds in my breakfast bowl

Today I’ve got a new post to my beautyfood series. Today it’s all about chia seeds. Instead of rewriting what millions of others already have I decided to just share this amazing post with you, I just found. Enjoy 😀

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Chia Seeds in my breakfast bowl 😀

 

 

Possum-Special: Chia Samen —

Während meines Kurzurlaubs in Salzburg entdeckte jemand seine Vorliebe für Chia-Samen. Er wusste nicht so genau, was das eigentlich für Zeug ist und was es so macht, aber gefallen hat es ihm wohl, denn nach seinem Chia-Mangosaft im “Heart of Joy” zog er sich gleich noch ein Chia-Kokoswasser rein. Da ich ihm spontan keine zufriedenstellende Auskunft […]

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All about protein

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I am starting a new series about food related to beauty. I hope you enjoy!

The first thing I would like to talk about is a problem a lot of vegetarians surely know. Some of them do have an iron deficiency, but there are others who don’t. Everyone keeps telling them to restart eating meat again to get healthy. But! There are also a whole lot of people who do eat meat and have an iron deficiency as well. I know some people who are vegetarians and did tell about more frequent hairloss. Is it iron related?

No. Iron deficiency ain’t just about meat. It can happen to everyone and I don’t dare to tell how to treat such a shortcoming. In this case you should get professional advice. The main problem for vegetarians is protein deficiency. This is the cause for hair loss and many other things vegetarians are concerned about. Therefore if you are a vegetarian, or feel like your hair gets lighter than it was before make sure to eat enough other proteins and fats and don’t just focus on iron pills.

Not all vegetarians do have shortcomings and not all meat-eaters are perfectly healthy. Everyone is different. Listen to your body!

 

Ich beginne eine neue Serie über die Verbindung zwischen Essen und Schönheit, ich hoffe es gefällt euch!

Das erste worüber ich gerne sprechen würde ist ein Problem welches viele Vegetarier bestimmt kennen. Manche von ihnen haben einen Eisenmangel, andere jedoch nicht. Jeder sagt dir als Vegetarier sobald du irgendeinen Mangel aufweist du sollest sofort wieder anfangen Fleisch zu essen? Das muss nicht heissen, dass Fleisch deinen Zustand verbessern wird. Ausserdem gibt es viele Fleischesser, welche ebenfalls an Eisenmangel leiden. Ich kenne einige Vegetarier, von denen einige über vermehrten Haarausfall klagen. Ist das wirklich in Zusammenhang mit dem Eisen zu bringen?

Nein. Eisenmangel ist nicht in Verbindung zu bringen mit den ‘typischen’ Gebrechen, worüber Vegetarier ab und an klagen. Falls du einen Eisenmangel hast empfehle ich dir professionelle Hilfe, ich bin nicht qualifiziert dir dabei Tipps zu geben. Viel wichtiger und mit Fleisch in Verbindung ist die Proteinaufnahme. Protein ist sehr viel in Fleisch vorhanden und als Vegetarier kommt man da weniger dazu. Solang du als Vegetarier also genug Protein und gesunde Fette zu dir nimmst oder auch sonst an vermehrtem Haarausfall leidest, kannst du das so vermindern.

Nicht alle Vegetarier haben Mängel und es sind auch lange nicht alle Fleischesser top gesund. Jeder ist anders. Höre auf deinen Körper!