• Foods to Eat to Maintain a Healthy Weight + Prevent Obesity

    The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intake but, you don’t want to wake in January 20 pounds heavier than you were last year. Obesity is the dangerous future for all of us unless we take active steps in maintaining a healthy weight. I like to start every year fresh with some good New Year’s Resolutions. What about you? For those of you who are into detox during the holidays, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here.   BMI & OBESITY The World Health Organisation definition of obesity is based on a person’s Body Mass Index, which is the weight…

  • Drunk peaches walk into a bar…

    A dear friend of mine made this splendid peach dessert the other night. We were laughing, conversing and eating. The amazing feeling stays linked to this dessert. Having seconds is okay – it’s healthy! Print Recipe Drunk peaches walk into a bar... Course Dessert Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 wild peaches100 ml white wine of your chosing, nothing too expensive2 tbsp brown sugar800 ml organic yogurt Course Dessert Prep Time 20 minutes Servings Ingredients 4 wild peaches100 ml white wine of your chosing, nothing too expensive2 tbsp brown sugar800 ml organic yogurt Instructions WASH THE PEACHES. Place them in a deep cooking pan and cover them with wine.…

  • Lemony Cheesecake with Fresh Kiwi and Warm Berry sauce

    Lemony touch and a pile of delicious fruits stuffed in a cheesecake. This cake is great for those who love a refreshing, zesty flavor. It is very easy to make although it does require having some time hours in advance to prepare everything. In total though, it only takes about 30 minutes of your time. Remember to use as many organic ingredients as possible. Print Recipe Lemony Cheesecake with Kiwi and Blueberry sauce Course Dessert Prep Time 30 minutes Passive Time 3 hours Servings large pieces of cake Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour - If you are using self-rising flour, you will need parchment paper and something heavy to…

  • 7 Ways to Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast

    If you’ve been on my Instagram, you know I often eat oatmeal as a weekday breakfast. I’ve tried many variations, and discovered that some are way better than others. Hence this post! I wanted to tell you a bit more about oatmeal, how to prepare it easily, and what to top if off with – all while eating on a budget! Gluten free, healthy and cheap: oatmeal is one of the cheapest cereals there is. It scores well on the glycemix index (unlike all sort of sugar coated rice puffs etc in the regular cereals), making it suitable for those struggling with metabolic syndrome or diabetes type 2. It is…

  • Banana Mash with Mascarpone Cheese

    IT SOUNDS TOO SIMPLE TO BE TRUE, but true it is none the less. Once you make it you will be convinced how awesome it is and you’ll want to make it more often! One of the reasons why people love dairy and puddings so much is the amazing smooth consistency. But, in this case, the dairy can easily be replaced with delicious fruit! The only down side is the not-so-fancy presentation of this dessert (it just looks like a mashed banana) – so I would not advise making it for a fancy dinner but rather for yourself and a few friends or kids when you are lounging on the…

  • Red Curry with Mango & Sweet Potato

    Usually people who eat meat think that vegetarian dishes are just regular dishes but then with something missing. I definitely think this is not one of those dishes, since it is equisite and full of flavor. So if you are trying to cut back on meat without wanting to cause yourself too much veggie horror, try this curry! Whether you are making this for yourself, a bunch of friends or to impress a date, it shall be your dinner winner not only because it is rich in flavors, but also because it literally provides the feel good vitamin D (the same vitamin your skin makes when you are in the…

  • Banana Apricot Chocolate Cake healthy dessert Ana's Bananas Blog

    Chocolate Cake with Banana & Apricot

    IMAGINE A HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CAKE – and you have come to the right place to make it! A healthy, yet rich and gooey cake that tastes divine! This chocolate cake with banana and apricot is free of added sugars (it has natural sugars from banana and dried apricot), high in fibre and packs a punch of nutrition! THIS CAKE IS A PERFECT ADDITION TO ANY REGULAR LUNCHBOX AS WELL AS A FANCY HIGH-TEA with your pals. THE INGREDIENTS ARE PRETTY AWESOME: Dried apricots are rich in nutrients and fibre. I use dried apricots that are not treated with sulphite (sulphite is a chemical used for apricots to stay orange even…

  • Organic Yoghurt with Strawberries and Flax Seed

    LATE SUMMER AND BEGINNING OF AUTUMN are times of abundance. Aside from autumn fruits, last season strawberries are showing up on shelves before this fruit becomes unavailable again until spring. Having a portion of strawberries for breakfast combined with yoghurt and crushed line seed will give you plenty of energy to handle the day’s obstacles. Vitamin C and omega -3 will help fight away any upcoming wintery infections. The yoghurt and line seed provide important nutrients for hydration of your skin and hair from the inside out, serving great against that autumn cold, rain and wind. HEALTHY STRAWBERRY-YOGHURT BREAKFAST Prep time: 5 minutes. Serves 1 happy camper Strawberries, handful, sliced Bulgarian…

  • Triple Berry Crumble!

    This is a delicious dessert. The key to saving on costs when making it is never using beautiful fresh blueberries or blackberries for it. These fresh berries deserve to be eaten raw for full benefits. In this recipe, where you will cook the fruits, you can better use either frozen blueberries and blackberries from the supermarket, or real bargain blueberries and blackberries which you bought at your local farmer’s market. They will taste just as delicious in this crumble! However, the fresh, and not frozen, strawberries are the key to making this crumble sweet and lovely. You’ll need: Frozen berries, mixed, 250g Fresh strawberries, a 4-5 pieces Purest spelt cookies,…

  • Powerful breakfast for demanding days!

    Ready in a flash! A breakfast like this is comforting, satisfying and refreshing. It contains way less sugar than any commercial cereal, much less fat than anything meaty, way less cholesterol than something with egg and all the benefits of banana, yoghurt and honey. Things you will need: 1 banana 100g organic whole fat (or skim if you prefer) yogurt, from grass-fed goat (or cow) 1 spoon of local honey, organic, best from a local bee keeper or farmers market Chop the banana into small pieces in a bowl (I just do this by hand). Add the honey and then the yoghurt (more or less of it according to your…