Recipe... Avocado (pasta) sauce

I found this recipe at The Simple Veganista and I HAD to try it! It's delicious in a pasta, and it's vegan!

You'll need:
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • a few large leaves of basil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

All you have to do:
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until it's creamy.

It's bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s!

A song of Gwen Stefani may come up in your head when you read the title. But I'm going to tell you why bananas are AWESOME!
I use bananas as a snack, in smoothies, pancakes, cake, salads, cookies and on my bread (with peanut butter, yum!)

Some nutritional info about bananas:
''Bananas are a very great source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber and biotin''
Let's explain:
  • Vitamin B6 is important for your metabolism, the degradation and structure of amino acids from which proteins are built. Vitamin B6 regulates the action of certain hormones and is necessary for your growth, blood production, the immune system and nervous system.
  • Vitamin C has a function as an antioxidant in the body and is necessary for the formation of connective tissue, the absorption of iron and the maintenance of the immune system.
  • Potassium has a positive effect on the blood pressure because it works against the blood pressure- increasing effect of sodium.
  • Dietary fiber are important for a healthy digestion. They make you feel full after eating.
  • Biotin is the same as vitamin B8 and is necessary to make energy from food, and it plays a role in the formation of fatty acids. Biotin keeps hair and skin healthy.

Because bananas contain a lot of carbs it is great to eat before an intensive workout or to eat as breakfast (oatmeal, a sniff cinnamon, raisins and a banana, yum!) to start your day full of energy!

Some of my favorite banana treats:

Recipe for an amazing smoothie:
- 2 bananas
- 1 kiwi
- 200 ml soy milk
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- grated organic chocolate (extra dark)

I LOVE bananas. 

And in case you wanted to listen to the song lol:

Recipe... Banana cake

Yesterday I had a girl's night with some of my friends and we all cooked/baked something. And I, ofcourse, wanted to make something healthy and delicious.

For this cake you don't need any butter, but it still has an amazing taste (even for your friends who aren't really into healthy eating ;) )

You'll need:

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 grated apple
  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 50 grams of organic cane sugar
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 6 tbsp organic semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 grams of raisins

All you have to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F
  • Grease the cake tin and place a sheet of baking paper with overhanging edges in the cake tin.
  • Mash the bananas
  • Stir the sunflower oil, milk and eggs, add the flour, sugar, mashed bananas, raisins and grated apple. Mix it together.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin
  • Bake the cake for 50-55 minutes. Let it cool off for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe... Apple chips

I LOVE apple chips as a snack! It's healthy and delicious, just how I like it :)

You'll need:

  • 1 apple (or more, depends on how much you want to make)
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking paper

All you have to do is:

  • Preheat the oven to 100°C/200°F
  • Core apple and slice thinly
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet with baking paper
  • Sprinkle a little bit cinnamon on the slices
  • Bake for 1 hour
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the slices. Sprinkle the other side of the slices also with cinnamon
  • Bake for 1 hour
  • Leave the slices in the oven but turn the oven off. Let the slices cool off for an hour, they will crisp up in this time.
  • Enjoy!