zondag 25 mei 2014

Pink smoothie

Instead of a green smoothie, a pink smoothie this morning!

Thinking there were plenty of bananas & greens I came downstairs. Plenty of greens, but the kind that blend perfectly with banana, or mango for that matter. But NO bananas (or mango...)!
On Thursday there were at least 10 of them... And come to think of it we're running out of apples as well! The boys are looking at me with a face that says hey we're eating fruit!!!

So true my lovely, health conscious buddies...I'll find something else to blend!

For this smoothie I used:
  • 2 scoops of raspberries & blueberries
  • Added a cup of nut milk
  • A scoop of oatmeal
  • Little bit of honey
  • Blend it all together
  • A scoop of Greek yoghurt on top


vrijdag 23 mei 2014

Pastry Project

The assignment in last night's painting class was painting pastry! And you have to finish it during this class as well!

Now does pastry look quite easy, but is isn't when you have a good look at it. The shape, the fluffiness of the cream, the light that reflects on it. And what a about looking at delicious pastry all night that smells declicious! But we stood strong and even though we could eat it by the time we were finishing up, we said no thank you...!

zaterdag 17 mei 2014

Nice to eat - Power breakfast Coconut-Basil smoothie from Delicious

We have a green smoothie almost every morning and every now and then there's a lack of inspiration and we tend to choose the easy combination of spinach, banana, and another fruit. Even though we have lots of greens in the fridge and I know, there are tons of recipes to find online, we even have a recipe book for shakes & smoothies....!

Since variety is key ;-) we have great alternatives - an oatmeal or yoghurt breakfast, or an egg/avocado breakfast. Yum!

I found this green smoothie in Delicious, the Powerfood edition. The combination of coconut milk and basil is really nice, we both liked it a lot. And even better it is so easy to make:

Coconut-Basil smoothie (4 serves):
1 (fairtrade) banana
1 (fairtrade) mango
200 ml fresh orange juice
1 can of coconut milk
handful of basil leaves

You can freeze the banana and mango for an hour in advance, it says in the recipe. We didn't do that, but the frozen fruit must give an extra nice kick to it!


zaterdag 10 mei 2014

Decorative Wooden Chain - DIY no. 5

Wooden beads are a trend in interiors e.g. the wardrobe snake and I really like the look of wooden elements in the house!

This DIY is done in an instant and I don't think a turorial is necessary....and on a rainy day like today, a Sunny thing-to-do!

vrijdag 9 mei 2014

Sharing good vibes

It's time for sharing some good vibes!

We had a wonderful week in Portugal.... The weather was warm and sunny. Not a cloud in the sky! On top of that we stayed at Pinheiros da Balaia Villas!

Looking outside now I wish we could go back....