Birthday Morning

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Birthday Morning

My morning began with a fresh jog and a frothy cup of matcha latte with a hint of baby’s breath before heading to breakfast in town with my darling friend. We are in the midst of planning our holiday to southern france, can’t wait for a bit of sun, cute old towns and the beautiful Mediterranean cuisine.  This year is all about excitement that is topped with our wedding and honeymoon. The older I get, I realize the values of life and what is important to me and what makes me happy. Thank you to me dear friends for all the amazing birthday wishes.

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Matcha Avocado Smoothie

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Matcha, what is it and why I drink it?!

It is considered as one of the most powerful super foods ont he market today that is a long-standing tradition from the Japanese culture. Matcha is a green tea that is of the highest quality as its made from nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of a Camellia plant. All its green brilliance and antioxidant qualities are restored as it is stored oxygen-free in the dark. It is known calm the mind and body, prevent disease and be high in vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. It is rich in fiber, boosts metabolism and packed with the powerful EGCg. Yes, this has become a real super trend at the moment, but it really adds a delicious unique flavour to cooking or to your tea!

I mainly drink matcha as a luxurious morning or afternoon tea blended with hot foamed oat milk that gives it a lovely sweet taste. I just love a matcha latte, it makes my day that much more special! Today I decided to make a green avocado smoothie that has a soft matcha taste in the background. It suits with the subtle texture of the avocados and banana making an easy luxurious breakfast bowl or healthy dessert.

Ingredients

  • 250g quark (or use half quark and half coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 large avocado
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 banana

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smoothie and velvety & garnish to perfection

Garnish

  • Figs
  • blackberries
  • mint leaves
  • strawberries
  • coconut flakes
  • green tea leaves with dried lingonberry and birch

 

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Early Easter Morning

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Happy Easter!

Thoughts are slow, deep and golden in the morning. Today it has been a rush-free blissful morning, I opened my eyes already at 5.40 am and couldn’t sleep after that. I rolled around in bed for a while but ended up getting up and jumping into a nice hot shower. After an oxygen mask and feeling fresh, I tiptoed to the kitchen (as Mr. N is still sleeping) with Bella following me to the living room. I put some oat milk to heat on the gas and chopped some fruit and berries to nibble on.  The weather is a bit more gloomy and darker today, but still really cozy and inviting as I look outside to the rooftops and sip on my macha latte. Everything is closed today, life seems to have come to stand still, nobody is in a rush, there are no distractions,  just the seagulls flying across the early sky. It is officially spring and the screeching sound gives me that reassurance that summer is well on its way. It makes me happy. It is quite early so I think its time to make another cup of tea and crawl back into  bed with my laptop for just a little while longer before I begin breakfast preparations. Have a wonderful calm easter full of delicious treats, laughter and good night sleeps!

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Easter Moodboard

 

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Our Easter began early with a bouquet of fresh crispy roses and a macha latte in bed. I’ve mastered the perfect latte that consists of a teaspoon of macha powder, mainly warm oat milk but the extra foam is created by skimmed milk. Bella is lounging on a freshly washed mat observing our every moves. She knows we are soon going for a walk into the woods. I’ve also tested a new chia pudding recipe that is lusciously thick and sweet.

Coconut chia pudding with honey and pear

In a maison jar, add chia seeds, shredded coconut, a pinch of salt and a cup of coconut milk. Add 2-3 tablespoons of apple juice. Stir and cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 3 hours. Meanwhile I glazed some pear slices in the oven (20 min 170 C) that had a bit of honey and cinnamon on top. Garnish the pudding with walnuts.

 

This Easter is going to be super fun, we have plans to get out of the city, spend a lot of time outdoors, cooking good food, sipping a bit of wine and spending time with family. Easter is all about soft tones and calmness, glimpses of Spring and lazy mornings..