Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

I’m going to Hong Kong soon!!! Just one more week of school and then I’m off. I actually can’t wait for all the delicious food and the much warmer weather than we’ve been having over here. Like can you believe it’s snowing in March? I fear this city is adopting Quebec’s weather 😩 .
Tropical Blueberry Smoothie

Weirdly, although it’s really cold outside (well, for me it is because I’m a naturally cold person), I still love making smoothies, yogurt bowls, chocolate banana chia seed pudding and all sorts of cold stuff for breakfast. Read More »

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Since breakfast is normally coined the most important meal of the day, you probably understand that skipping breakfast is kinda bad for your health. But do you know why?
Apple Banana Oatmeal with Almond Butter

Some of my friends skip breakfast constantly so this is for you guys ;).

Reasons why you need breakfast:

  1. It gives you energy!
  2. You’re actually less likely to be overweight if you eat breakfast because you’ll feel less compelled to reach for sugary snacks during the day.
  3. It improves memory and concentration levels, so you’ll get better grades at school.
  4. It makes us happier and reduces stress levels.
  5. Provides essential nutrients that you might not get for the rest of the day.

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Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

There’s only one week before Christmas! Although we’re usually never home during that day, we still celebrate it, just somewhere else. Like this year, we’ll be going to Mexico (so this is my last blog post of 2016) and I can’t wait. The temperature there is supposed to around 20 to 30 degrees, which is way better than the below zero temperatures we’ve been receiving at home. And I hate the cold.Vanilla Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

The frigid air did not prevent me from making chia seed pudding (even though it’s probably the coldest breakfast you can make) because I can’t hep myself. I just love it so much. (And chia seeds, among other things, are loaded with antioxidants so it’s a win-win!)Read More »

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Being half-Belgian, waffles are a must in our household. Sure, it’s not something we eat everyday, but when we do, we cherish it. There is a traditional recipe, Belgian Liege waffles, which is a thick waffle filled with crunchy sugar pieces, but it’s not very healthy, especially with all the butter and sugar. This is a simpler, healthier version of it which is pretty much a waffle that actually tastes like a thin waffle cookie, or in proper terms “Pizelle” (for those food experts).
Crunchy Gluten-Free Waffles

Please pardon the random banana slices. I was in a rush and the waffles looked so plain so I thought that adding fruit would look better, but, as I said, I was in a rush so they weren’t cut or placed very well. I might’ve been also a bit distracted by the crazy turn of events *ahem, USA elections* that happened this past week. I’m not from the States but it still shocked me.Read More »

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Healthier Cranberry Scones

On Saturday, I was at the Cranberry fest for volunteering and it was pouring rain! It also didn’t help that my station was right next to the performances and one of them was crazy high-pitched bagpipes. For that performance, I was crouching behind my recycling bins, trying to put a barrier in between me and that noise. Yes, I did look a little crazy but the music was loud!

Healthier Cranberry Scones

Thinking back, I probably looked like a madwoman who hovered around the recycling bins for the entire day and I’m pretty sure I inadvertently photobombed most of the performers’ pictures. Hey, it’s not my fault my station was placed right beside the stage!

But wait! There is a good ending to this story.

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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

So the chia seed pudding at the bottom is completely optional, but it does look nicer and don’t forget, chia seeds are loaded with fibers, Omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. The blueberries give the smoothie that particular bright bluish-red colour naturally. I’ve also seen Spirulina, a blue-green algae, used in smoothies for a light blue look, but I’ve never tried it myself. How did they even turn algae into a powder? Mind blowing.
Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Really loved how this turned out! This was definitely a pleasant change from my usual avocado and banana smoothies in the morning.

On another note, I’ve been trying to find a project for my Projet Personnel (a very important project!) I’ll have to do next year in school but I keep changing ideas because I keep thinking it’s not good.Read More »

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

So I have awesome news today: I made these waffles for lunch.

Kidding.

That is still kind of awesome, but what I really wanted to tell you is that I received some exciting news in the mail yesterday (including a book!).Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Okay, but before I get there, let me just describe how awesome (or at least to me they were) these waffles are:

Soft on the inside.
Crispy edges.
Healthy.
Lipsmackingly tasty.
Sweet burst of blueberries.
Glistening maple syrup.

Yeah. I inserted healthy in the middle. Because that is partly why the waffle is so good (there’s even no butter, oil or eggs in this but it still tastes good!).
Easy Healthy Chia Waffles

Now the story about the letter in the mail. So yesterday, after I arrived from school (early dismissal!), there was a big package on the counter. Read More »

Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Bright flavours, bright colours, and a bright change to any breakfast, who wouldn’t want it? The blueberry and the tangy lemon taste really explodes in your mouth. So delicious. I’m not even kidding.
Lemon Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Although school is ending in just more than a month (which I’m very excited for!), I need to stay focused to keep my grade up and prepare for final exams. And this chia seed pudding, with lemon juice and blueberries, sure helps me wake up in the morning!Read More »

My Favorite Overnight Oats

If you’ve been reading this blog, you might have read somewhere in my previous posts that I really don’t like oatmeal. This statement still holds true. But overnight oats, on the other hand, as I have discovered the greatness of them two days ago, is so good! And due to me saying that I do not like oatmeal, I have decided that overnight oats shall not be classified as oatmeal.

My Favorite Overnight Oats

I love making these and testing new flavors, like bananas and toasted almonds. And they’re really convenient because in the morning you just have to take it out of the refrigerator and add some toppings!
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The picture above is strawberries, blueberries and grapes overnight oats.Read More »

Raspberry Banana Pancakes

Imagine biting into a pancake which tastes like bananas and then feeling the oozy sweetness of the raspberries enter your mouth.
Raspberry Banana Pancakes

With just 4 ingredients, these are just so easy to make in the morning. Oh and did you know how hard it is to take a good picture with good lighting? For these past recipes, I’ve just been running around my house, trying to place the food in a good spot, but it is so difficult! Especially for those pictures which would look so good from the top view but my camera puts a shadow on the food.Read More »