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Vegan Coconut Bircher Muesli

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The first thing you learn when you move to the UK is the fact that you buy your breakfast and bring it to work. And it’s mostly cereal. Or a sausage roll, if it’s Friday and you have a bit of a hangover. Not like in Denmark, where you eat breakfast at home and then go to work. But then again – food wise – many things are different here. For instance, Bircher Muesli is huge here! I’ve never heard of Bircher Muesli before moving here and frankly, thought of it to be a bit weird. Soaked oats? Isn’t that the downside of having cereal, when it get’s really soaky?

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Anyways, I’ve actually started to appreciate the soakiness. That’s why I decided to try out a vegan alternative on Sunday. This is true sweet morning bliss. The vanilla coconut yoghurt is optional, but adds a nice vanilla touch. This is a perfect breakfast you can prepare before you go to sleep the night before and then just top it off with fresh fruit and other toppings in the morning.

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For one big ass portion all you need is…
1/2 cup of gluten free oats
1 cup of freshly homemade almond milk
3 dried dates
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
2 tablespoons hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts or other nut of your choice
1 tablespoon of coconut vanilla yoghurt
Fresh strawberries, a banana and some agave sirup as topping

This is how you do it…
The night before you want this delicious breakfast soak the oats, shredded coconut flakes, nuts and dates in the almond milk. Next day take it out of the fridge, transfer to a nice breakfast bowl and top it up with yoghurt and fresh fruit, before drizzling it all with agave sirup. Serve immediately with a cup of peppermint tea or your favorite organic coffee.

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How-To: Planting succulents

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Last weekend I was working all Saturday, and have been putting a lot of hours at work in general that week. Sunday however, was a total bliss. The work I had going on that day was fulfilling work in my garden. When setting up for the blog post about my collection of succulents, I thought I would show you how I’m planting succulents in pots.

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1. Be creative
I think succulents are so interesting to look at. They can be so many shapes and colors, it almost demands a nice pot and a little creativity to support the plant. My point is, be creative with the pot. I found the facetted white pots at a local japanese design shop. They are from Bloomingville. I think they fits the succulents perfectly.

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2. Watch the pot
So once you have chosen your pot, you need to make sure it has drainage, so it can transfer the water away from the roots. If your pot does not have a hole in bottom of the pot and a “saucer” then you need to create drainage in the pot. Put some pebbles or potsherds in the bottom before you fill it up with soil. This will create some “air layers” in the bottom so the excess water can evaporate and the risk of rotting roots as well.

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3. Fill it up
With soil. I’m sure that there is succulent specific soil, but I’m using a compost-based soil. So far that works for me and the plants. Remove the excess soil from the succulents roots and plant it neatly into the pot. For an indoor installment make sure it has plenty of lights. Voila!

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Summer Water-berry Smoothie

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This is really easy and it taste like pure summer! You only need three ingredients and it’s so easy to make. And the color is just amazing!

All you need for 2 glasses of pure summer feeling…
1 cup of frozen rasberries
1/4 of a watermelon
Juice of 1 lemon

Here’s how it’s done…
Blend all ingredients together and serve immediately while it’s still chilled.