It has been so hot in the Netherlands lately that all I have been wanting to eat is ice cream and popsicles! For the coming week, they even predicted a heatwave 😱 Since I’m not used to hot weather at all, I need all the help I can get to cool off, and my latest popsicle creation, these with mango and coconut water, are a life saver! The Obrigado coconut water helps to restore my mineral balance, while the mango brings in antioxidants and vitamins. For a fun and delicious twist I also added some lime zest!
These pretty cacao coconut popsicles are the perfect healthy treat during the warm summer months, and they are so incredibly easy to make! You only need three ingredients: cacao, (full-fat) coconut milk, and maple syrup or any other sweetener that you like.
On top of that, these babies just happen to be vegan as well, and suitable for people with nut- or gluten allergies! They are super chocolatey and rich, and they just scream “SUMMER” in capital letters. It has been incredibly dry and hot in the Netherlands for the last month or so, and these popsicles have totally saved me from dying from the heat haha.
You only need 5 ingredients for these delicious pancakes. They are made with whole wheat for that extra flavor, and of course for the extra fibers! For the protein, I added quark, which is a very fresh cheese, similar to cottage cheese. However, you usually eat it like you would greek yoghurt, as part of breakfast with some granola and fresh fruit for example. It’s mostly popular in Western-Europe, so if you cannot find it, you can replace it with greek yoghurt or any kind of unsalted cottage cheese. Lastly, the pancakes are flavored with organic herbal tea! The one I used, Hug in a Cup from Natural Temptation, is a mix of green tea (35%), cinnamon (20%), cardamom (10%), ginger (10%), fennel seeds (10%), cloves (5%), black pepper (5%) and star anise (5%). Continue Reading…
Every month, the food blog swap is organized by several Dutch foodbloggers. The idea is that you make (and adapt) a recipe from another blogger that signed up. That way, you get to know more blogs (which is always fun), and try out someone else’s recipes. This month I decided to join for the first time, and I don’t regret it at all, because the blog I got assigned to is absolutely beautiful! It is called ‘Share love not secrets‘ by Dutchie Marleen, but she also blogs in English! Yay! Her photography style is absolutely wonderful, just as her recipes, so I would highly recommend you to take a look.
– This post is sponsored by Stompetoren. They sell loads of amazing Dutch cheeses. For this recipe I used their 18+ month old ‘Grand Cru’ cheese, but it is also great on a sandwich, as part of a cheese board, or crumbled in a salad –
I imagine you might look at the pictures of this post, and be like ‘hmmmm, pretzels and cheese dip…. That’s not really THK approved… right?’ Wrong! This dip actually has loads of cauliflower in it! And that doesn’t make it gross, or yum for delicious food, but just yum. I bet that if you would make this for friends, and just told them it is a cheese dip, they would not even notice the cauliflower in there. I promise you, it is non detectable if you don’t know it’s there! Lately I’ve been really loving cauliflower, and its versatility. It is great to use as a rice alternative, or in this dip of course!
Like the mango smoothie bowl I posted a little while ago, this is again such a simple recipe, that I almost didn’t dare to post it. But, I guess it is just something that I have to get used to, because two-ingredient recipes can be amazing and creative too!!
I posted the photo above on Instagram a little while ago, and it wasn’t until a few people asked for the recipe that I was convinced that I should post it on my blog, because it is so simple I felt it would be ridiculous to make a blogpost about it. But well, here we are! I guess easy recipes are what people like so here it is! So guys, thanks for the encouragement to post this! 🤗
This mango smoothie bowl only has 5 ingredients (okay, 6 if you count water too), and it is super simple to make. You can also replace the mango with any other fruit to make it into e.g. a banana and blueberry smoothie bowl, and I bet one with strawberries and raspberries must be delicious too! The trick to get a good smoothie bowl is to get the right consistency. And to top it with yummy things of course!