Saturday, 28 November, 2020

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Some people will moan again that felt shortly after Christmas and sometimes wintry weather now eaten at Easter again unrestrained. Between lamb leg, chocolate egg and Easter lamb cake one loses since already once the overview.

Since not every one of us fasted fasting in Lent, today I introduce you some years of tried and tested recipes, which make you really full at breakfast, but also healthy.

Low carb and vegan – is that possible?

Low carb is a very popular form of nutrition for athletes and for weight loss nowadays. But when you think of Low carb, you will think about foods like cheese, bacon and eggs and not necessarily vegan foods. Low carb and vegan, that’s a bit harder, because protein-rich foods like legumes also contain lots of carbohydrates. But it is not impossible. Only Keaton’s diet, which is usually less than 50 grams of carbs per day, is definitely going to be difficult. However, low carb vegans can also be well fed over a limited period of a few weeks, provided you have a not-so-low carb diet that also allows for more carbohydrates.

Low Carb, High Carb, Slow Carb?

Many vegans choose high carb as a nutritional form to get into shape rather than a low carb diet that is quite complicated for vegans. Generally, there is no food which is generally good or bad. Everything in small portions is okay. So you should not generally carbohydrates demonize, fat or protein as macronutrients, as they are called in the jargon. Instead of just eating white flour and lots of refined sugar, you can access healthier versions. These include wholegrain flour, almond flour, various proteins such as hemp protein or rice protein mixed with pea protein. Instead of sugar, it is now also in many drugstores and supermarkets to buy the birch sugar xylitol, which is ideal for baking.

However, you can easily – without immediately thinking of any specific diet – turn your recipes to make them a little healthier. To reduce or replace sugar, to replace flour with almond flour or protein – there are no limits to your creativity. Here you can find my favorite breakfast classics with a healthy twist.

Healthy food with the little ones

Probably every one of us is dealing with children over the Easter holidays, and it is doubly hard to get the kids to a healthy meal. However, that is not impossible! With my little relatives it works wonders if, instead of a pile of pancakes, I simply present a rabbit’s face or teddy bear to them. And you’ll find even avocado toast or greens yummy. Vegetables and fruits are wonderfully colorful, so you can convince children.

Spicy Pancakes

Pancakes are currently a big breakfast trend and the low carb variants (banana, 2 eggs or cream cheese and banana) can be found in abundance. In vegan this is not that easy, but not impossible. Taste can also be obtained with plenty of maple syrup or chocolate sauce by adding spices to the dough and using healthy nuts and berries to cook.

The ingredients for a portion:

  • 1 cup of almond flour and 20 grams of hemp protein
  • 2 tbsp xylitol
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1/2 pack of baking powder
  • 120 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • Fat for frying, e. g. coconut oil
  • Nuts and fruits for garnish

The preparation:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Add the almond milk and mix everything with the whisk without clumping to a smooth dough.
  3. Heat the pan over medium heat and fry the pancakes.
  4. Garnish with nuts and fruit – e. g. suitable for Easter as a rabbit.

Classic Porridge

Basically, this recipe is one that I cook all year round. Especially on a cold morning, there is nothing better than a freshly cooked and warm porridge. Of course you think of oatmeal immediately in calories, but I can give you the all-clear – wholegrain flakes are richer in protein and the good thing about the porridge is that he really lasts long. You can completely do without sugar if you add apple or banana to the porridge. A banana disappears in the pulp and gives a strong sweetness, while in apple you still have pieces that give a well-flavored porridge a round flavor.

The ingredients:

  • 40 grams of whole grain oatmeal or millet flakes
  • 200 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 apple
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Cinnamon and cardamom

The preparation:

  1. Cut the apple into small pieces.
  2. Put the almond milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the oatmeal and apple pieces and simmer for about 5 minutes with constant stirring until the consistency is soft and creamy.
  4. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom and stir.
  5. Set aside for 3-4 minutes and pull the porridge with a lid.

Green Low Carb Cookies

In fact, I developed this recipe through some American Low Carb blog that baked with white beans – but of course not vegan. Of course, the cookies are not sweet and the taste is not something for everyone. However, I find it absolutely pleasant to crumble these very low-calorie cookies in my soy yoghurt or just to eat pure. Especially in the past year, when I lived completely sugar-free, these cookies have often saved me through the day.

The ingredients:

  • 250 grams of drained white beans from the glass
  • 10 grams of matcha tea or other powder (I used a mixture of wheatgrass, moringa, chlorella and spirulina)
  • 30 grams of almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons white almond
  • 1 pack of baking soda
  • 40 grams of xylitol

The preparation:

  1. Drain beans and puree with a hand blender until only porridge is.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix to a smooth dough.
  4. Spoon the dough in a sheet-like manner on a baking sheet with baking paper.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees. Then do the stick test and let gg.f cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Let cool and taste! If you do not like the cookies, you can use them as a topping on the smoothie bowl or in the soy yoghurt.

Turmeric Smoothie

Currently turmeric is the rock star among the superfoods. Often you will find in bistros and trendy cafes offers such as golden milk, turmeric latte or turmeric smoothies. Most people may also know it from the curry powder, because this spice gives the curry mixture its yellow color. But even turmeric turmeric is a real panacea. There are many people who use it to lighten their teeth or even use them for hair coloring. Therefore: Watch out for the application! Unfortunately, thanks to turmeric, I’ve already ruined one or the other shirt while cooking.

The yellow spice is anti-inflammatory and good for digestion. Therefore, it is often used in drinks. But to provide a change to classic turmeric-ginger-teas and the now widespread golden milk, I have developed a smoothie for you.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cm fresh turmeric or 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cm of fresh ginger or 1 tsp
  • black and pink peppercorns

Preparation:

  1. Peel the banana, wash the apple, roughly chop both and place in a stabilizer.
  2. Peel and chop an orange, squeeze out the second orange and add both to the blender.
  3. Peel, chop and add fresh turmeric and ginger.
  4. Mix everything and if necessary dilute some water to make the consistency thinner
  5. Pound some peppercorns in a mortar and mix it in the smoothie.
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