Waffles are a treat. Back when I lived in Brussels, I used to take the metro every morning and salivate at the smell of melted chocolate when crossing the town center. Truly there is no chocolate like Belgian chocolate. I have lived for years in Switzerland after that and believe me, there is just no comparison.
Back then i was young and wild and when things got out of hand on Saturday night, Sunday walks in the grand place usually finished with a hot, chocolate covered waffle in my hands and a chat with a friend.
It has been years since I ever craved a waffle, but I got given a waffle maker due to my instagram account (happy days!) so I have developed a little recipe to make waffles and absolutely ok thing to have without a shadow of a doubt.
Healthy and legere…
Ingredients (makes 4)
85 gr. wholegrain flour
20 gr. coconut sugar/sucralose (for diabetics)
10 gr. coconut oil or butter, melted
Simply whisk all the ingredients together, heat up your waffle maker and pour in the centre of the mould when it’s hot. Mine is not electric so I turn it around half way through cooking.
Be mindful not to have the hob at too high of a temperature of the waffles will burn on the outside and be uncooked inside (experience talking!!). They take about 6 minutes, 3 on each side.
You can eat with fresh fruits like these ones or with home made healthy nutella, that I will show you very soon 😉
Since I have a big batch of granola to make good use of, I have been making smoothies this week. I post way more on Instagram than I do here, so if you like my pics and posts, I recommend you to follow me on IG to get a daily update and nutritional tip 😀
A smoothie bowl is one of those things that look awesome, tastes great and it is very easy to put together. It is also nutritious and quite low in fat (depending how you make it of course) and high in protein.
I have made these three options but there are endless possibilities that we will get to explore in other posts!
- Acai Bowl: really the amount of acai is one tsp. The rest is made of frozen blueberries, strawberry protein powder and coconut milk. It is vegan (if pea protein is used) and I squeeze half a lemon in it too in order to bring out the flavour. The toppings are fig and dried rose buds.
- Strawberry Bowl: the protein here comes from the fat free greek yogurt. Mix 150gr of it with a cup of frozen strawberries, half a lemon again and a pinch of sweetener (i have used liquid sucralose) I find that liquid sweeteners work better for really cold mixtures. Blend in the food processor until smooth, with a dash of coconut milk. For the toppings, fresh blueberries, home made granola and raspberry sauce (for this I mix 2 cups of raspberries with one cup of water, lemon and sweetener and boil until smooth, I removed the peeps with a shifter)
- Matcha Vanilla Protein Bowl. Mix 1 scoop of vanilla protein with one tsp of matcha green tea and blend. Top with blueberries and kiwi fruit and some more granola.
Have a happy weekend!