Fig, Banana and Peach Smoothie

After a 6-week long holiday in Europe, I’m finally back home. It was a beautiful trip, which I will post about later, but for now, you’ll have to content with a smoothie recipe. One thing about traveling is that you can’t always find the healthiest foods all the time, so I’m trying even harder to eat healthy now that I’m home. For example, this was my first smoothie in 6 weeks!!! And I think I passed my monthly quota of meat and potatoes by a mile. Whoops.
Fig, Banana and Peach Smoothie

This smoothie is the sweetest smoothie I’ve ever tasted, and this is without any additional sugars. The sweetness mainly comes from the figs, which came from our own fig tree! The rest of our garden exploded as well, including the lettuce and zucchini. The only thing that kinda turned for worse was the grass. Brown grass is not that nice… Anyways, I’ll try to finish up the vacation post soon (hopefully), and make more food!
Fig, Banana and Peach Smoothie

The blueberries actually come from a blueberry farm close to our house. We always go there during the summer because the blueberries are awesome, sweet and cheap. Yes, I love my fruit. All I’m missing is the stone fruit. It’s not hot enough to grow them here :(.
Fig, Banana and Peach Smoothie

Fig, Banana and Peach Smoothie

  • Servings: 3
  • Time: 15 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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The sweetest smoothie you’ll ever taste without any added sugars. It tastes like fig jam with a delicious undertone of peaches and bananas. Almost sounds like a wine description ;).
Ingredients:
2 bananas, sliced
1 peach, chopped into cubes
5 large figs
1/2 cup almond milk, or how much you need to almost cover up all the fruit

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve right away by itself or as a smoothie bowl with toppings such as granola and more fruit.

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Hey guys! Anyone want a fluffy and crispy on the outsides really easy pancake to make? I got a 12-inch skillet for my birthday a few weeks ago and this is the first time I made something with it. I wanted to do either a frittata or a dutch baby pancake but finally decided on the pancake. And it’s super delicious and fulfilling in the morning, but I’m sure this could pass for dessert too.

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Like I said, it’s super fluffy and crispy on the edges, plus has some sweetness from the raspberries and the raw cane sugar. I was so surprised when I looked in the oven because all I could see was that my pancake had billowed up to twice its size.

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

I’ll admit, not quite as healthy as I would’ve liked because I used normal flour and butter, but it is really good and I used almond milk and raw cane sugar to sort of balance it.

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake

  • Servings: 2 big or 4 small
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A sweet and fluffy dutch baby pancake in a 12-inch skillet with delicious raspberries.
Ingredients:
4 eggs
2 tbsp. raw cane sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup raspberries
4 tbsp. butter (do not omit!)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °C (218 °F). In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, beat the eggs, sugar and salt until frothy, about three minutes. Whisk in the flour until well-combined. If there are lumps, you can use a blender to make the batter smooth. Lastly, fold in the raspberries.
  2. Once the oven is preheated, melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet over the stove-top (making sure to coat the sides) and at once, pour in the batter and place the skillet in the oven. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until puffy and slightly brown.
  3. Cut the dutch baby into 2 to 4 wedges. Eat straightaway with extra raspberries and maple syrup if desired.

Greek Yogurt Healthy-Freddo with Berries

Greek Yogurt Healthy-Freddo with Berries

The day I’m done school the weather decides to be blistering hot. Well, blistering hot compared to the rest of the year. It’s 30°C here and I know that might not seem hot in other places, but trust me, here it’s incredible.

Greek Yogurt Healthy-Freddo with Berries

I decided to beat the heat by making a cold dessert, and what better than the Italian dessert Semifreddo, which literally means half-cold? I was looking at Elisabeth Prueitt’s cookbook, titled Tartine All Day, and I happened upon the most gorgeous picture of chocolate Semifreddo. I was so hyped to make it until I saw the ingredients and realized I didn’t have half of them and it wasn’t as healthy I would have liked.Read More »

Olive and Grapeseed Oil Almond Cake with Mascarpone Raspberry Cream

Olive and Grapeseed Oil Almond Cake with Mascarpone Raspberry Cream

I’m very pleased with this cake. I started from Life Love Food’s Honey Olive Oil Almond Cake, but I made a few changes because I either didn’t have the ingredients, the pan or the patience :). I can also proudly say that the mascarpone raspberry cream was all me! I do use a lot of recipes online to help me with my baking adventures because of ratios, proportions and other scientific stuff that comes with baking, but not for the cream.
Olive and Grapeseed Oil Almond Cake with Mascarpone Raspberry Cream

Baking healthy means changing many things, like butter, sugar, eggs, flour, etc. Although I haven’t reached the healthiest point in baking (like I still use AP flour which I’ve heard was bad but other flours are just way too expensive and I’ve been wanting to try cashew cheesecake forever but cashews are also very expensive), I’m happy with baking because it still tastes good and doesn’t take too much of my time.Read More »

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 »

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

This is definitely one of the easiest and delicious things I’ve ever made. A muffin in a mug which takes about five minutes to prepare, then one minute to microwave sounds unbelievable, am I right? But it actually works.
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

It’s healthy, delicious and gluten-free. Plus, there’s blueberries! (Oh and just to put it out there: I love blueberries.)

Since I’m a lazy person, and I just didn’t feel like doing anything today, this is what I made as a snack and I was surprisingly awed by how good it tasted. 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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Raspberry, Lemon, and Almond Milk Creams

Raspberry, Lemon and Almond Milk Creams

I was flipping through a cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande by Béatrice Peltre, that I had lying around in my house, mainly out of guilt that I had never actually made anything in it yet. All the recipes looked so good but I was feeling lazy. And then I reached the dessert section.
Raspberry, Lemon and Almond Milk Creams

If you’ve read some of my other blog posts, you might know that I have a thing for desserts. So naturally, my interest in the cookbook spiked up to like 200% and I wanted to make everything. Lemongrass and blackberry teacakes, dark and white chocolate mousse cake, rhubarb mousse fraisier, apple and pear verrines, spiced panna cotta… There were just so many yummy-looking recipes!Read More »

Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

First of all, let me try to convince you why this is the best healthy dessert as of right now.

Number 1: My brother, a very skeptic eater of healthy food, had not one, not two, but three slices of this cake last night!

Number 2: Coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, berries and almond flour all play key roles in making this cake soft and delicious.

Number 3: It’s cake!!! (okay, that was kind of obvious, but I consider it very important)
Blueberry Cranberry Almond Cake

This dessert is a very rich cake, partly because of the eggs and the almond flour, and that’s what makes it so good.Read More »