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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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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.

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Green Vegan Matcha Latte

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Tired of iced coffee? No, I know. You can never be tired of ice coffee – never! But, sometimes, your body needs a break from the coffee and especially the added whole milk and tons of sugar that goes with it. I’m the person that will stand in line on Starbucks and have them spell out for me what is in their iced lattes. No sirup, no whipped cream (it’s not a dessert, it’s a drink!), I’m just after plain milky coffee, strained over ice cubes. Yes, that is right, no crushed ice, only cubes. High maintenance much, Rikke?

Anyways, after turning away from dairy I have come to learn the negative effect it has on my skin. I get pimples and rash (in the face of course) so I’m very keen on any substitutes. That is why I decided to try to make my own almond milk this weekend, and it turned out perfectly! Suddenly, I came to think. If I can’t have dairy and can’t have coffee, how can I make a drink that substitutes the iced latte I always dream about when the sun is shining? Introducing the Green Vegan Matcha Latte. And before you try it, you need to know. This will taste of green tea, but it will be good. This is not a triple iced mocha, whole fat, half coffee, full monty whipped cream and ditto caramel sauce. This is just a plain green tea iced latte, strained over ice cubes. And I really really hope that you will enjoy it!

For one person, you will need…
1 cup of homemade almond milk
1 tea spoon of green matcha powder
2 teaspoons of liquid coconut nectar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

This is how it’s done…
In a blender blitz all ingredients with one ice cube until all is mixed and no ice is is left. Serve immediately and pour over several ice cubes. Serve with a fancy straw that makes you happy.

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Blueberry Coconut Breakfast Bowl

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Breakfast for dinner? Love it! And who doesn’t? This evening I got home late from work, and stopped by Planet Organic to pick up almond milk and frozen fruit. Threw a coconut yoghurt in the basket as well, when I had the idea of eating a breakfast bowl for dinner. This could also be a dessert bowl to be honest. Imagine that, dessert for breakfast? I like it!

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For one person all you need is:
1 cup of Coyo coconut yoghurt
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Topping:
A drizzle of chia seeds
A drizzle of cocoa nibs
4 fresh strawberries cut into small pieces
1-2 teaspoons of milled pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds (or just buy ‘Linwoods Milled Organic flaxseed, sunflower & pumpkin seeds’)

This is how you make breakfast for dinner or dessert for breakfast, you chose:
Blend the coconut yoghurt, frozen blueberries and vanilla together. Pour into a bowl and drizzle with all the toppings. This is not really a big portion, so please feel free to add up, if you’re really really hungry or just craving this.

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Blue legbar eggs and a red smoothie

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I’ve been completely blog-sick the last month! I really wanted to test recipes and grow my garden and show you both things here on the blog, but all of it have completely succumbed to work (as usually), 30th Birthday (OMG! Best days ever!) and laziness (my absolute friend-emy no. 1!). On top of that the restless use of food and alcohol that last couple of weeks have made my hay fever flourish and left my immune system less able to fight off a small summer cold. Rikke, get a grip.. Seriously.

So, what better way to start the bank holiday weekend with a good cup of coffee, eggs from Daylesford and a red power smoothie to fight off the last remainder of the cold? I bought some legbar eggs from Daylesford which I haven’t tried before. Apparently, because the legbar chick does not lay eggs often, when they do the taste should be fantastic. And so it was, and the color as well. Nothing brings me more pleasure food-wise than to eat orange-sun-colored healthy eggs!

For the red power smoothie, here is all you need to make a shake for yourself…
1 cup of frozen raspberries
2-3 tablespoons of soaked chia seeds
1/4 cup of soaked goji berries
1 cup of almond milk or coconut milk (from a carton, not from a can)
1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
1 tablespoon of flaxoil

Blend all ingredients thoroughly until you have a lean shake. Enjoy! And have a lovely saturday!