Salted Caramel Overnight Oats

30th July 2014

Do you ever go to bed so pumped about next day’s breakfast that you end up not being able to fall asleep?

If you answered yes, back up and run away, because this jar of overnight oats is likely to make you spend hours lying awake in bed thinking of breakfast.

Not that I’m speaking from experience or something, you know.

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

But how are you supposed to have a good night sleep when you know that the moment you wake up, you’re getting a salted caramel pudding topped with ice-cream and cacao nibs? HOW.

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

Decadent as this concoction may sound and look, it’s 100% vegan, healthy and made from real ingredients. Plus it’s made in less than 10 minutes (if you’re going the ice-cream route (please DO!), otherwise it’s only like 30 seconds). Too good to be true…. except it is!

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

Seriously, the only downside I can think of when I look at my oatmeal jar (because I might or might not be eating some more as I type…), is the fact that you have to wait overnight. And also the fact that getting some chia seeds where I live is harder that sit on the Iron Throne, rule the seven kingdoms and get Jon Snow to marry you – but hey, I did, I finally jumped on the chia seeds train and I’m not planning on getting off in the near future!

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

((For the record: I’ll have to delete all these posts the moment I turn Ms. Snow, because I really don’t want to come out as the creepy stalker girlfriend, ya dig? Let’s keep this obsession our secret. Also, how cool does Consuelo Snow sound? It has a nice ring to it, huh?))

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

Moving on. I told you I was way too passionate about stuff (read: ahem obsessive ahem), and I still cannot figure out how are y’all following me. Thank you so much – you’re all invited to my upcoming royal wedding.

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

Okaaaay. Time to stop. Oats <<< Let’s focus on that. You need to make these your breakfast stat. Why? Because.

1) They’re healthy and filling

2) They taste like a cross between pudding and salted caramel mousse (who doesn’t want mousse for breakfast???)

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

3) They’re one of those cool grab-and-go breakfasts I’ve always wanted to try

4) Ice-cream is involved……. lots of it.

5) Mmmm it’s pretty???

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats with Caramel Ice-Cream: they look and taste sinfully but they're actually HEALTHY! And made in less than 10 minutes!!

Enough talking. I’m trying to reach the bottom of my oats jar with my spoon and things are getting messy here. Which is secret code for “there’s oatmeall all over my hands, my face AND the keyboard”. See you later, folks!

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats
Serves 2
It's pudding for breakfast in less than 10 minutes. It's healthy. It's magical. It's all you ever wanted in life in cute breakfast form.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup rolled oats
  2. 1 cup caramel soy yogurt
  3. 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  4. 1 cup soy milk
  5. a pinch of salt
  6. optional stevia to taste
For the ice-cream
  1. 2 bananas, frozen in chunks
  2. 2-3 tbsp. soy milk
  3. 2 medjool dates
To top
  1. cacao nibs, chocolate chips, fudge sauce, fresh fruit, etc...
Instructions
  1. Freeze the bananas ahead of time.
  2. For the oats, mix all the ingredients together and chill overnight.
  3. For the ice-cream, blend bananas and dates together in a powerful blender or food-processor.
  4. As milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
  5. Right before serving top oats with ice-cream and desired toppings and enjoy!
Notes
  1. I used the caramel soy dessert by Alpro. Other brands work as well. So do dairy versions!
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/
 

I hope you have a great day!

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Green Monster Detox Salad

27th July 2014

Hello guys I’m alive! I haven’t been around for long (read: 4 days) (read#2: 4 days is a long time when it comes to blogging and looking at chocolate brownie pictures online duh I had missed, k?)

Thing is, I had lots of things to celebrate and lots of uni stuff to do. And lots of Game of Thrones chapters to re-watch, but that’s another story for another day.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Celebration time in 3, 2, 1………………

I PASSED MY ENGLISH CPE (C2) EXAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I still cannot believe that I have actually passed, like what? Seriously? Is this real life or am I still dreaming???? I don’t know but I really want to thank each one of you reading this blog.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Thank you all for your endless support and sweet comments! You’re the reason I keep on writing this blog (which is my favorite thing ever hey!), and at the same time, that’s the reason why my English writing skills aren’t that pitiful, THANKS!

Another big big thank you goes to my fellow blogger friends who write such charming posts that I absolutely enjoy reading. It’s because of you that I almost got a 100/100 on that one *blushes*. Seriously THANK YOU!

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Aaaaaaand I can’t forget to thank the sweet Alyssa at My Sequined Life who agreed to chat with me for hooooouuuuurs and helped me improve my speaking. Girrrrrrl, I owe you so much!

Special thanks go to Jon Snow, whose magical voice has made me want to watch all of GoT chapters a million times…. not because I am deeply in love with the man, you know. I was studying, ok? Isn’t listening to Jon Snow’s sexy accent the way normal people study  and pass their listening tests anyway???

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

Not only did I have to celebrate such an occasion; it was my 18th birthday too and, oh well, that called for wine. Lots of it. Yay for sangria. Not so yay the morning after but I guess that that’s what detox salad are meant for. Plus I got admitted into the uni I wanted to study the grade I love (!!!) >>>>>>>> translation for “drink all the wine again”.

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

After all that yummy food (may I mention that my week also involved a trip to Valencia to do uni stuff which resulted in me bankrupting an “all that you can eat ice-cream buffet”?), all that I want is eat alllllll the green things. 

Green Monster Detox Salad: full of healthy stuff to help you de-bloat after too many indulgences!

This salad is such a perfect one to detox after a day (read: a week) full of (delicious) excesses. It’s fresh, it’s light and filling and it’s delicious to boot. You can either eat an impossibly big bowl of the stuff (it happened) or pair it with your protein of choice (um hi fro-yo is considered protein, right??). Any way or another, you’ll have a fantastic summer lunch! 

Green Monster Detox Salad
Serves 2
Refreshing, light and delicious - this is the perfect salad to debloat after too much indulgences!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 of a cabbage
  2. 1/4 head of broccolli
  3. 1/8 cup pistachios
  4. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  5. 2 large cucumbers
  6. 1/2 avocado
  7. juice from 1 lemon
  8. 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  9. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mash the avocado with the lemon juice and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Make cucumber noodles with a veggie peeler or spiralizer.
  3. Chop the rest of ingredients and toss them in a bowl with the avocado dressing.
Notes
  1. Lime juice may be used instead.
  2. Quantities are orientative.
  3. This recipe is gluten free, paleo and raw vegan.
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/
 

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes! You’re adorable! And sorry that I haven’t been commenting too often lately! I’ll try to catch up with everything right now!

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Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes

24th July 2014

Bring on all the wine, this girl is turning 18 today!

If you’re curious too know whether or not I’ve grown more mature with age, let me tell you that my breakfast involved half a kilo of sprinkles.

And my birthday candle is a Peppa Pig one.

Some things never change, I guess.

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Though I still want all that wine – let’s get our priorities straight, ok?

You see, this was initially a post about salad. A mighty fine one if I may say so myself. But then I thought that salad wouldn’t be the most perfect thing to post on someone’s birthday, so I had to look trough my files to check if I could find something more birthday-like.

Chocolate Zucchini Pancake: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

No cupcakes, no cake, no sprinkles NOTHING <<<<<< Eighteen and still failing to plan, oh wellllll.

At least I haven’t grown a beard yet.

Chocolate Zucchini Pancake: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

Eerrr yes. Good thing I found these chocolate zucchini pancakes because they’re bomb! Super fudgy and chocolaty, you wouldn’t tell whether they’re breakfast or a really sinful dessert. But hey, they’re healthy! 

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

They have veggies in them.

Veggies are salad.

Thus these pancakes are salad <<<<<< Makes perfect sense.

Do I hear pancakes for lunch? 

((Yes))

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

As if enjoying a plate of warm fudgy pancakes the moment you wake up wasn’t enough, there’s this chocolate sauce involved as well. Which might or might not take the whole stack over the top and make you want to scream with joy because mmmhhh extra chocolate is always a good idea.

And so are triple chocolate sprinkles. Do I need to justify that addition anyway?

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes
Fudgy, chocolaty and even healthy!
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Ingredients
  1. 70 grams rolled oats
  2. 40 grams flour
  3. 25 grams cacao powder
  4. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  5. 60 grams brown sugar
  6. 125 grams greek yogurt
  7. 20 grams olive oil
  8. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1 cup grated zucchini, packed
  11. 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir in wet ones and combine with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  3. Cook on low heat on a greased pan until done.
  4. Enjoy warm

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