Diet and sweet pancakes

A weekend is a great opportunity to slow the time down, not be in a rush and do what you like. I really enjoy cooking. At the same time, I never spend in the kitchen for more than forty minutes. Because healthy meals do not require a lot of time.

In the morning, I slowly crawled out of bed on an exercise mat. A little more than half an hour of yoga, and I my body is grateful to me. This afternoon, I play tennis which is an intense cardiovascular workout. So 30 minutes of yoga is enough to warm-up joints and muscles. After yoga – a green smoothie, shower and cooking breakfast. As always this happens with different recipes in my case, Russian pancakes recipe was converted into a one without gluten and sugar.

Ingredients for eight medium pancakes:

  • bananas instead of sugar – 2 pieces;
  • baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon;
  • eggs – 2 pieces;
  • coconut milk – 3 tablespoons;
  • cup of quinoa flour (can be substituted for rice flour, if you need gluten-free option, or wheat, if you eat gluten);
  • glass of water;
  • a pinch of salt.

Bananas I mash in a blender, then mixed with all the ingredients. And I leave the dough for 30 minutes to infuse. Then I stirred and still about a quarter cup of water. I fry pancakes quickly with a little olive oil.

In the evening I made a variant of dietary jam. Just mashed in the blender two mango pulp (you can use any other fruit). I added five teaspoons of chia seeds in a mango puree, and put in the refrigerator overnight. The seeds swell and make the mass like a jam. It served as a topping for pancakes with strawberries.

The great compliment for this breakfast is a green tea with lemon and a little clove. It is not only a tasty and healthy meal, but also a way to hear one more time that I am the best wife in the world! 🙂

Fruits and nuts smoothie for breakfast

A multilayer smoothie! Beautiful, healthy and nutritious!

I rescheduled my workout in order to make it and take some pictures of it.

Multilayer smoothies look really beautiful in transparent glass. I also enjoy the richness of taste when I eat different layers with the small spoon and occasionally mix them.

Fruit and nut smoothie (for two):

  • 1 mango
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 kiwi
  • Fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • About 20 Hazelnuts
  • 100 g of homemade yoghurt (or non-fat cottage cheese)
  •  8 walnuts

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Blend the mango and pour the first layer into the glasses. Wash the blender. Then blend avocado, kiwi, mint and cinnamon. Pour a second layer. Put hazelnuts on the top. Then pour homemade yoghurt or non-fat cottage cheese. Decorate your smoothie with walnuts, hazelnuts and mint leaves.

Enjoy the taste of this wonderful breakfast!

Healthy sweets: cottage cheese and fruit cake

Every weekend I cook tasty and healthy sweets. I should mention that I do not use wheat flour and oatmeal because they contain gluten. I do not eat it since I have read many articles and researches about it couple of years ago. So this time I baked cottage cheese and banana cake with an orange and mango on my own recipe 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of stevia
  •  2 spoons of coconut flour
  • 2 spoons of rice flour
  • 4-5 bananas
  • 250 grams of non-fat cottage cheese
  • The peel of one orange
  • Mango
  •  15 grams of casein protein for the decoration (can be replaced with a yoghurt)

Mix two eggs with the stevia, and then add rice and coconut flours. You can use only rice flour or mix it with wheat flour (if you eat it). I do not recommend using just coconut flour because there is too much calories in it. I like the taste when coconut flour is mixed with some other. Then mix bananas, cottage cheese and grated orange peel in a blender, and then add flour and eggs. Then put everything to the form and put it to the oven for 30 minutes.

The decoration is up to you. I mixed mango and casein protein in a blender and used some orange peel with a slices of almond.

After the cake is ready you should put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours or for the whole night.

We ate it for breakfast and as a snack during the day. It is delicious and it just melts in the mouth.