Posts tagged Breakfast
rose coloured brekkie bowls

(vegan, GF)

writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne

persimon and lingonberry smoothie bowls with spicy granola

A pretty looking and even more so delicious tasting breakfast has the ability to make or break a day - an introspective fact.

These frosty cold mornings have tuned down my breakfast inspirations and most mornings I find myself cooking maca spiced oatmeal with my thoughts on auto-mode. Not that there’s anything wrong with oatmeal! I’ve been praising this comfy breakfast kind that’s one of my favourites here multiple times, but like with all things: sometimes it’s good to shake things up a little.

When I’m having a creative burst my breakfast kitchen turns into a fruit powered alchemy lab. I like to always go with the something a little extra and enjoy experimenting with different flavours and spices to keep things exciting. This creation was born on one of those mornings, when the weather was grey and I was in no hurry to go anywhere. It’s quite an ambitious creation, but if you have the crunchy granola and spicy chia prepped before hand it’s put together in a minute or two.
Hope you enjoy it <3

persimon and lingonberry smoothie bowls

ingredients for 1:

  • a frozen banana

  • 1/2 of a big (preferably extra ripe) persimon or sharon

  • a big handful of frozen lingon berries

  • a pinch of cardamom and a tsp of (optional) maca root powder

how:

  1. easy breezy: pop all of the ingredients in your blender and let it do its magic. Don’t have a blender?
    a food processor or hand mixer would do the job too (*Empirically tested by me during the most of last summer when relying on an old hand mixer and big sauce pan to blend my smoothies in - requires some extra patience but works just fine)

orange blossom and chai chia pudding

ingredients for 1:

  • 2 tsp of chia seeds

  • 1 dl (100ml) of cooled down extra strong chai tea

  • 1 tsp of orange blossom water

how:

  1. measure all of the ingredients in a little bowl, whisk together and pop it in the fridge. During the first half an hour go back to give it another stir every 10 minutes or so to make sure the consistency becomes even. Ideally made the night before, but if you have an extra 30 min in the morning you could assemble this in the AM too.

ginger spiced golden granola

ingredients for a big jar:

  • 3dl millet groats

  • 2 dl Oat flakes (the bigger ones)

  • a handful of sunflower seeds

  • 1/2dl of oat flour 

  • about 1 cm of fresh ginger peeled and grated

  • 2 generous spoonfuls of turmeric

  • a tsp of cinnamon

  • a dash of cardamum and salt

  • dried figs cut into chunks

liquids:

  • 1 generous tsp of tahini

  • 2-3 tbs of hot water

  • a dash of maple syrup

  • (+ an optional tbsp of orange blossom water)

how:

  1. Measure all of the liquids in a small bowl and whisk together

  2. Mix all the drive ingredients together and combine with the liquids -> you should get a dough like mixture

  3. Form tiny cluster from the dough and spread them out on a baking sheet

  4. Bake at 150C (or 100C if you have more time) and give the granola a mix every 10 minutes until it’s all crispy and your kitchen (read whole 23 sqm apartment) is smelling cozy.

When you have all of the elements above ready it’s time to let your creative spirit loose. Make your master piece by assembling everithing in your favourite brekkie bowl and decorate it with your favourite berries. Light a candle, brew a cup of tea, put on your favourite morning tunes and enjoy slowly enjoying the cozy morning <3

green and gold breakfast jar

(vegan, GF)

writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne

vegan gold and green chia and smoothie jar

The summer has shifted to autumn and for many of us the past few weeks have been all about getting back to our everyday routines. Work and school or not, the autumn has always been the time of change for me as it is for many others. 

Whilst tuning back into old routines I feel like the autumn serves as a good timing to introduce some new elements to my days. During the summer you’ve had enough distance from your everyday life ways to not be so stuck with it anymore. Maybe the summer has inspired you and taught you some new ways. Whilst getting ready to tune back into the more structured days, I’ve tried to think of ways I can include a bit of that free summery feeling in my daily routines. 

One of the most important elements when it comes to how I feel on a day is what my morning felt like. If I start the day in a rush, it’s quite difficult for me to let go of that feeling and it sticks with me all day long.

I love to take my time in the mornings, to wake up a few hours before I have to go anywhere and have that time for myself. To read a little and prep breakfast with time. Speaking of breakfast…

 

HOW:

  1. Prep the chia layer preferably on the night before. Mix all the ingredients together in the jar an pop it in your fridge.

  2. The following morning check the taste of your chia pudding and adjust the amount of turmeric, milk or sweetner if needed.

  3. Add the ingredients for the smoothie layer in your blender and blend till it's smooth and creamy. If you dislike the taste of spiralina feel free to leave it out and maybe add some extra matcha to the blend.

  4. Layer in your most festive glass and garnish with some fresh berries and granola. Enjoy with time before even giving a thought to any to-do lists for the day.

the extra festive gold and green
breakfast jar

ingredients:

  • For the Turmeric Chia Layer:
    - 1.5 tbsp of chia seeds
    - 100ml of plant milk of choice
    - a tsp of turmeric
    - a drip of maple syrup

  • For the Green Smoothie Layer:
    - 1 frozen banana
    - a piece of frozen zucchini (about 1/2 of a small one)
    - a tsp of matcha
    - a tsp of spirulina
    - a few frozen mango chunks