Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

One of my favorite meals of the day is breakfast, I love to start my day with a lot of energy and the only way to get that extra kick is from having a tasty nutritious breakfast. I also love that it could be salty, sweet or both!

My family has a saying that goes like this : ” Eat breakfast like a king, have lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a commoner”… so I try to stick to it as much as possible.

Having said that, I love pancakes, but usually they are not that healthy, so after a little bit of research I came across this recipe that I have been adjusting  every time I make it, to suit my personal taste. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I do.

Ingredients: (for 3 pancakes)

  • 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbs chia seed
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tbs 70% cacao chocolate chips

Preparation:

Mix in a blender the oatmeal, egg, banana, chia seeds and vanilla extract. Once it’s mixed add the chocolate chips. Pour mix into a pan until the mix has bubbles and you know it’s time to flip it to cook the other side.

Topping:

While I’m making the pancakes,I put to low heat in a small sauce pan, mixed berries with 1/2 tbs of butter. Before I pour it on the pancakes I mashed it a little bit.

Bon appetit!

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Berries pineapple green smoothie

I’ve being making this for the past three days, I just can’t get enough of it! and also I haven’t gone to the store to get more fruits ūüėČ

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach or any other dark green leaf you have
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, although this morning I added a little¬†bit more
  • 4 to 5 strawberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • The juice of half a lemon (optional)

This a really refreshing smoothie specially if you add the lemon juice, which I tried this morning. Hope you enjoy it!

Pineapple ginger green smoothie

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Every morning while I make my green juice my boston terrier puppy, Kala, gets super exited because she’s a fruit lover like me! You have to see her, she goes crazy with the smell of fresh fruit, she jumps up and down until I give her some; fruits are a great treat for when I train her, specially green apple.

This morning I tried a new combination of fruits for my green smoothie, the ingredients were:

1 cup baby spinach

1/2 cup pineapple

1 clementine ( It’s like a tangerine but smaller and sweeter, Kala loves them!)

A pinch of fresh ginger

Water and a couple of ice cubes (just enough for the blender to work properly)

My smoothie came out amazing! It was super fresh and the touch of ginger gave it a nice kick at the end.

Let me know if you try it!

Green Morning Goodness

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I like to call this green juice, morning goodness because every time I drink it I cal feel all the benefits from the fruits and spinach working.

I always try to start my day with a green smoothie before hitting the gym, so I can have enough strength to have a good work out, this baby is really simple to make; what I do to have a better measure and not waste any ingredients is that I put all the ingredients inside the glass I’m going to use to drink it, in this case was a Bell Mason Jar 500 ml.

Ingredients:

Half a banana, one cup of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/2 cup of mango and 1 spoon of chia seeds.

A word of advise when making green smoothies, sometimes bananas can overpower the rest of the fruits, that’s why I only use half of it, I still like to use them in almost all my recipes because it bring a sweet flavor like no other fruit.

Hope you enjoy it!

Morning fruits

Fruits

I always try to eat fruits in the morning with my breakfast and this is just a fun way to serve, them not only for you but for someone spacial. I served this for my fianc√©e who doesn’t always like to eat fruits but this was fun so he really enjoyed it.