Some honest thoughts featuring the perfect breakfast

Some honest thoughts featuring the perfect breakfast

Hello you, yes you who still read my blog or you who just happen to stop by.  I haven’t been active for a month now and I know it’s bad but I think I really needed this little break. I was busy with work, I travelled a little around Europe, I studied for upcoming school applications and I went to few concerts. I first thought that I had lost my interest for this blog in general because no matter how busy I was I always managed to make time to write. It took me few weeks to realise what really was holding me back and I am so glad that it hit me.

I was so busy that I didn’t have time to be active and read other bloggers posts which made me think that ‘if I am not active no one will return the favour’. It drove me to a circle where I kept telling myself that I can’t post anything before I have read all the blog posts from others and been ‘active’ in wordpress. Blogging had became more of a thing that I had to do than just a hobby that I loved. It was all just because of the stress over stats.

I took some time to clear my head which is why I was gone for so long. I kept taking pictures and coming up with new idea for blog posts but I just couldn’t write. Now that I have reminded myself that I am not doing this to get comments, likes or activity in general I think I am ready to come back. I am doing this for myself and because I love it. I love fashion and trends, food, beauty and travelling and this is my perfect escape from reality. It’s great if someone actually enjoys reading my outcome but most importantly I want to be happy with it. And that’s what I will keep in mind now.

Now to make sure this blog post isn’t just full of ramblings, lets take a moment to admire my delicious breakfast. Me and my friend wanted to go have a good but aesthetic breakfast together. And Helsinki is full of pretty places where you can get good food so we decided to go to one of our favourite spots, Paulig Kulma. Definitely recommend that place, it’s full of vegan and gluten free snacks, and they make such a good coffees. My favourite is their raw hot chocolate. Their breakfast included a croissant with some jam, one drink from their list and two dishes from the breakfast menu. I chose mango overnight oats and matcha pancakes with some strawberries and syrup. It was delicious!

After the upcoming summer my blog will turn two and it’s safe to say that I am not going anywhere, this is only the beginning. And besides everyone has these moments when they doubt everything. Thank you for reading and understanding, see you in my next blog post (which goes up tomorrow)!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2.

Delicious & healthy banana pancakes

Delicious & healthy banana pancakes

Since the whole world (including me) seems to have fallen in love with eating healthy I thought there is no better time to share a recipe for these delicious, easy and healthy banana pancakes. And with easy I mean oh so easy since you need only two ingredients (maybe three if you want to spice them up a little). These pancakes are perfect for anyone who wants to stick to healthy lifestyle but still craves for something sweet and delicious (as known as me all the time). You can have them basically whenever you like because they are perfect snack but I personally prefer them for breakfast!

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Banana pancakes  (makes about 12)

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (the browner the better)
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla or honey (I recommend cardamom, it’s my favorite of them all)

Method:

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until the dough is smooth. Cook them in a mild heat, for example, with rapseed oil. The smaller the pancakes are the easier they are to work with and flip around. I will admit that flipping them is little tricky, but I am sure you will do well. Serve them with some berries, yoghurt or with my personal favorite; a maple syrup.

Note: If you want to be extra healthy you can use only egg whites but you need about four of them. You can also add some protein powder or coconut flakes before blending, adding flour may help the pancakes to stick together better.

Hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as I do!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Breakfast in bed | Overnight oats

Breakfast in bed | Overnight oats

Hello lovely people. I am still alive even though there have been a lack of posts lately. I just struggle with my camera so much, I can’t get good quality pictures and it bothers me. I often borrow my friends’ camera but I can’t do that all the time of course. So please try to stick with me until I get new good camera!

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Yesterday morning I managed to get some decent pictures of my lovely breakfast. It was one of those perfect mornings when sun is shining and you just feel so fresh and happy. I started my morning by going for a run. It was great decision because the weather was so nice. I didn’t have any other plans for rest of the day than relax and that’s exactly what I did. I had my breakfast in fridge all ready so I just had to make (christmas) tea and grab something to read (which ended up being old ELLE, oops) and then I was all settled to cuddle in bed.

My so called lovely breakfast was overnight oats, and I can tell you that I am not big fan of porridges. I didn’t have high hopes for this breakfast, obviously, but it did surprise me. I don’t think you can even compare overnight oat with porridge because they taste so different. Overnight oats’ texture is more like pudding than porridge and it’s much creamier, and basically it’s just tastier. Also it’s very quick and easy to make. This sounds like some sale speech but seriously I am blown away and dying to share the method with you. So here is five simple steps you need to follow to make delicious overnight oats:

  1. You need 1dl/ one cup of rolled oats.
  2. 1dl/ one cup of your choice of milk or water
  3. 1dl/ one cup of your choice of ‘paste’. For example greek yoghurt, berries, banana or unsweetened coconut.
  4. And for last but not least, to bring some flavor you need one table spoon of cocoa, honey, vanilla sugar, crumbled peanuts, cinnamon or whatever you like.
  5. Then just mix everything properly together and let it rest in fridge for overnight.

My overnight oat consisted rolled oats, milk, chopped banana, cinnamon and pinch of vanilla sugar. On the top I had persimmon. Definitely a worth of trying, believe me.

This is really a simple method to make overnight oats. If you want to take it to another level and make something with more ingredients you can find lots of delicious recipes online, as always nowadays haha.

Hope you had lovely weekend!

xoxo

allekirjoitus2

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Breakfast pancakes

Lately it has been raining a lot here in Finland, which makes the weather quite depressing. I thought it would be nice to do little throwback to the mid summer, since the sun was still shining back then.

I had a sleepover with my friend and we wanted to do big breakfast with pancakes, croissants, fruits and so on. I have never been big fan of pancakes, but that’s just because I have never succeed with making them. I always end up burning them or breaking them when trying to flip them around. This time we tried a recipe from ruoka.fi, the pancakes were easy to cook  and they ended up being delicious. So I thought I could share it with you.

 

American pancakes 

prep time 40 minutes — cooking time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • One big egg
  • 2 deciliters milk
  • 2 deciliters plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (golden caster sugar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter for cooking (canola oil etc.)

Method

 

Break the egg into a large bowl. Mix together milk, flour and baking powder in another bowl, then add the sugars and salt. Mix them with the egg. At last add the butter and stir to a smooth batter then leave it to the fridge for a while.

Heat non-stick frying pan (teflo) and grease the pan lightly with butter. Pour some of the batter into a pan, about one or two table spoons. Remember that the batter will rise a lot. Cook both sides for few minutes, they are ready when they are golden and firm. Before you start to cook next one remember to re-greace the pan.

We ate the pancakes with maple syrup and berries but you can also serve them with yoghurt, butter, fresh fruits or whatever you prefer.