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Breakfast in Bed (New 3 Guilt-Free Dessert Recipes)

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  • 13 November 2016

 

Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 !

Lately, it has been getting very cold in Lausanne, Switzerland. The winter is definitely near and I even got to experience my first little snowfall here. I wouldn’t say that I am keen on the winter season, since I do not enjoy the cold. Nonetheless, I am already familiar with the cold weather from Canada, since I lived there for 10 years. Days like these, make me want to bundle up in bed while enjoying my favourite breakfast. Do not forget, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

What does breakfast mean?

During a busy morning, we sometimes tend to skip our breakfast. However, it is important to set breakfast as a priority in a healthy lifestyle. Why? Just think about it for a second, it is called “break-fast“, which literally is interpreted as “breaking-the-fast“. So, when you consume a meal upon waking up, you basically contribute the essential nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants that your mind and body needs after an overnight fast. Trust me, it may take some effort and time to prepare a meal in the morning, but in the end it will generate a positive difference in your daily life.

Okay, I have to admit. There were times when I skipped my breakfast, because I just didn’t feel hungry enough to eat something in the morning. This was a big mistake, because I felt like I had no energy for the rest of my day. In addition, it didn’t help me to losing any weight. As a matter of fact, since I didn’t have breakfast, I noticed that I was consuming bigger portions for lunch and dinner. Therefore, I believe it is vital to start your day off right by eating a wholesome meal.

Make breakfast a priority

Since my fitness journey has started, I had to make a few lifestyle changes such as prepping breakfast even if it takes time to adapt. However, I now find that I enjoy being creative in cooking wonderful breakfast dishes. I also find that the kitchen is definitely the place where the magic happens! Although I tend to lean towards savoury dishes as my first meal of the day, I thought it was time to spice it up. So, now I usually crave for something sweet and delicious. They are not only satisfying my sweet tooth, but they are also packed with health and nutritional benefits. Keep in mind, breakfast provides you the energy you require for the day :D.

Here, are my new 3 guilt-free dessert recipes, that you can obviously enjoy for your breakfast.  In addition, these dishes are not only tasty, but healthy as well.

Enjoy!

Chocolate “Zoats”

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“Zoats” which means zucchini and oats, has been my staple dish for breakfast. Especially, when adding the cocoa powder to make it more chocolatey. It is also a perfect way to add more greens into your day without tasting it. I topped mine with quark, sliced bananas and more maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 shredded zucchini
  • 2 tb maple syrup
  • 2 tb cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 sprinkle salt

Directions

  • Place the oats, milk and water in a pot on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the shredded zucchini into the mix and stir it well for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt and stir it well.
  • When everything is combined and dissolved, take the pot away from the heat and pour it into a bowl.
  • Add your favourite toppings.

 

Clean Kaiserschmarrn

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Kaiserschmarrn is a popular Austrian dessert, which is basically a shredded pancake. It originally got its name from the Austrian emperor Kaiser Franz Joseph I. Here, I topped my Kaiserschmarrn with quark, sliced bananas and blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tb oat flour (or any other type of flour)
  • 1 tb maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 sprinkle salt
  • oil for greasing the pan (I used coconut oil)

Directions

  • Separate the eggs and place the yolk in a mixing bowl.
  • Put the oat flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt into the mixing bowl with the yolk. Stir it well until it gives a nice dough mixture.
  • Beat the egg whites until it forms a firm peak.
  • Fold the egg whites into the dough mixture.
  • Grease your pan in a non-stick pan with a little bit of oil. Pour the whole mixture and let it cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat or until the bottom of the cake becomes golden-brown.
  • Then flip the pancake to the other side and let it cook for another 1 min or until golden-brown.
  • Finally, tear the pancake into little pieces and add your favourite toppings.

 

Birchermuesli

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Bichermuesli is a famous Swiss breakfast dish, which was introduced by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher- Benner. While the original recipe calls to soak the oat mixture overnight, you can also let your Birchermuesli soak in the fridge for 15 minutes (which was good enough for me).

Ingredients:

  • 3 tb oats
  • 2 tb chia seeds
  • 3 tb quark
  • 1 shredded apple
  • 2 spoons of apple juice (or any other juice)
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 tb chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tb maple syrup
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 sprinkle salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: 

  • Combine oats, chia seeds, quark, shredded apple, mashed banana, apple juice, nuts, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract.
  • It is best to let it sit overnight in the fridge. However, you can let it sit for 15 minutes if you prefer.
  • Add your favourite toppings.

 

Yours truly,

Nina

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