Cooling-down with a Smoothie-on-a-stick

Not only in Singapore the temperatures are climbing up to 35 degrees, but also in my hometown Zurich people are sweating like crazy. These temperatures scream for ice cream! Instead of reaching for the sugar and cream loaded vanilla and chocolate ice cream, try my smoothie-on-a-stick or how people call them: popsicles! Prepared in under 10 minutes, loaded with vitamins and minerals and free of any artificial sugar, they are the perfect afternoon refreshement.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1 Tsp Maca powder
  • 1 Tsp Spirulina powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel kiwi and cut into pieces. Blend with half the frozen banana and spirulina powder.
  2. Peel and cut mango. Blend with other half of frozen banana and maca powder.
  3. Fill half of the Popsicle form with mango nicecream and the other half with kiwi nicecream. But in the freezer and enjoy.

Of course you can use any fruit combination to create a smoothie-on-a-stick. Just be creative and cool down in a healthy way. Happy summer everyone!

Cacao Bliss Balls

Whether you need a little treat with your coffee or an energy boost before your workout - these raw cacao bliss balls will do the trick. They are nut-, dairy- and gluten-free and get by without added sugar. The sweetness comes from dried fruits. I opted for dried figs as they have a lower glycemic index and therefore a lower impact on your blood sugar.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60g roasted gram
  • 120g dried figs (soaked in water over night)
  • 10g raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinamonn powder
  • 10ml coconut water (optional)

INSTRUCTION

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix with milling blade
  2. Add liquid if not sticky enough
  3. Form little balls and roll in raw cacao powder
  4. Store in fridge and eat within a couple of days

Protein Kaiserschmarrn

As an Austrian my mother used to make Kaiserschmarrn with lots of sugar and topped with even more jam and cream. So I thought why not try to get a protein packed, sugar free version of this traditional Austrian dish. I found a great recipe on justget.fit  It's still rather high in calories, so I'd recommend to have it for breakfast instead of dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 fresh banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 20g protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil
  • blueberries and greek yogurt

INSTRUCTION

  1. Blend banana, eggs, protein powder and baking soda
  2. Heat coconut oil and pour batter into pan
  3. Let it slowly set, then make small flakes with a wooden spoon
  4. Top with blueberries and greek yogurt

If you prefer to have pancakes - just add the batter in small portions and fry until you get some small bubbles in the middle.