Peanut nutter is seriously addictive. The jars should come with warning labels. My 2-year-old eats it on sandwiches, except he doesn’t eat the bread. He licks the peanut butter off and asks for more. Social convention is the only thing stopping me from doing the same.
Another way of indulging is adding it to a smoothie. This is simply frozen banana, PB and oat milk blended until super creamy and smooth. Topped with home made peanut butter granola, quinoa puffs, cacao nibs and frozen blackberries, it’s the ultimate breakfast treat for PB junkies like me and my son.
APPLE ICE CREAM WITH BUCKWHEAT GRANOLA Any fellow food blogger recognise this scenario? You improvise something in the kitchen, add what you have at hand, take a few photos and eat the whole thing up, thinking “This is amazing!” Fast forward a month or so until you find that photo and think “Hmm… this was good, but what’s in it???”
Yep, that’s what happened here. I remember using frozen apple slices, home made apple jam with cinnamon and coconut milk. Probably vanilla powder too. And I know for sure that I made the granola on the stove top in a pan, adding dry buckwheat, walnuts and some kind of sugar. Maybe cane sugar or agave? And more cinnamon. I really wish I remembered, because this combo was so fresh, delicious and crunchy! Well, I guess I have to head back into the kitchen and try to recreate it. Lucky for me that we’re right in the middle of the apple season!
STRAWBERRY & CHOCOLATE SMOOTHIE BOWL Saturdays are for satisfying that sweet tooth. Better get started already at breakfast! Smoothie: • frozen banana • frozen strawberries • vanilla powder • oat milk Toppings: • white and dark chocolate from @vegan_choklad • salted and roasted peanuts • cacao nibs from @naturya • pretty but not edible pink flowers Hope you’re all having a beautiful Saturday!
Going into the autumn season inevitably means colds and runny noses. That’s life with kids. I try to keep the germs at bay with lemon and ginger, and this time I tried it in the shape of a smoothie bowl. Love that tangy flavour and how it soothes a sore throat!
In the smoothie: frozen banana, frozen mango, fresh ginger, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a splash of oat milk. Toppings: lemon slices, frozen blackberries, roasted coconut flakes and puffed quinoa.
A bowl with autumn flavours. Only a little frozen banana, then lots of blackberries and blueberries (the Nordic kind with tiny berries that grow wild) and a few slices of apple plus a splash of oat milk and a pinch of vanilla. Toppings are bits of apple, blackberries, redcurrants, puffed quinoa and a spoonful of homemade apple jam with cardamom. A cool purple dream!
Every Swedish parent knows about “lördagsgodis” – candy for the kids on Saturday. I tried to keep it away from the two youngest, but it didn’t work… And once they get a taste for sweets, it seems impossible to go back. But now I got so tired of hearing my soon-to-be 4-year-old ask for candy from Sunday morning until next Saturday, so I said enough. So this Saturday we made nice cream cones instead. He picked two flavours – blueberry and chocolate, and he and his 2-year-old brother helped me put the frozen bananas in the blender. They couldn’t have been happier. We put chopped peanuts and sprinkles on top as well, and they were in heaven. Not a word about candy! Yey!
My food processor is working really hard at the moment. Counting backwards today, I’ve made guacamole, two flavours of nice cream for the kids, one crumble and one batter for a cake (recipe coming very soon!) and last but not least this mango and melon smoothie.
As usual I started with frozen banana, frozen mango and a splash of oat milk. Then a added some green honeydew melon, a variety I hadn’t seen before. I served it with fresh redcurrants, cacao nibs, pieces of melon and puffed quinoa. Thank you food processor for your loyalty! What would I do without you?
WATERMELON SMOOTHIE BOWL Back to reality. After only a couple of days in the office, I’m already wishing to go back to warm summer days and time to make smoothie bowls like this one for breakfast.
I simply cut watermelon in pieces, froze them overnight together with some banana, and then blitzed the two together with a splash of oat milk in the food processor in the morning. Toppings are watermelon, cacao nibs, shredded coconut and beautiful (but not edible!) flowers. A pink summer dream!
We’ve been away from home that past three weeks, staying with family for our summer holiday. Some might call me crazy, but I brought my food processor along. Best decision! I’ve used it all but two or three days. For hummus, baking, nut butter and – most importantly – my smoothies.
In this one I’ve put frozen bananas, cacao powder, peanut butter and oat milk, and the toppings are banana, blueberries, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of my homemade nutella. That’s a smoothie worthy of a holiday breakfast!
I went treasure hunting the other day and struck gold in the shape of blackberries. They’re one of my favourite berries, they’re so full of summery flavour and sunshine. I put some of them in the freezer and then blitz it up with frozen banana and some oat milk. Topped it with more of those lovely berries, some shredded coconut and cacao nibs. The pretty little roses are just for show, not tot be eaten.