Winter morning granola

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I try to jazz up my morning granola with different fruit whenever I can. Today, I tried a new mix again, and I love it! It’s made with tangerine, banana and dried dates – lots of seasonal fruits. The combination is delicious and so flavourful, you just need to try it!

Here’s what I used…

100 ml oat drink

1 tangerine

1 banana

2 medjool dates (dried)

30 g spelt granola

The recipe

1. Cut all of the fruit into small pieces & put them into a bowl.

2. Add the granola.

3. Heat up the oat drink in a pot.  When it starts to get hot, pour it into the bowl. You can also enjoy it cold, I just prefer my breakfast to be warm!

And now, enjoy! Super quick & so so yummy!!

Love, Christine

Healthy Vegan French Toast Recipe

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Today, I will show you one of my favourite breakfast recipes: my healthy version of french toast. It is super simple, fills you up and contains healthy ingredients. Nevertheless, it is still very sweet and delicious – perfect, for a morning after the Christmas holidays!

What you will need…

1 multigrain bread roll (or 2-3 slices of multigrain bread)

100 ml coconut milk

2 ml stevia

1 tsp coconut oil

1 banana (ripe ones are sweeter and taste better for this recipe)

1 tsp agave syrup

cinnamon

The recipe

1. Cut the bread roll into slices. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl and add some stevia if you want to sweeten it up a bit. Then dip the bread slices into the coconut milk, so they soak it up.

2. Put the coconut oil into a pan and heat it up (medium to high heat). Then roast the bread slices in the pan until they are a little brown on both sides.

3. Cut the banana into small pieces.

4. Finally, put the bread slices on a plate and top them with the banana pieces, agave syrup and cinnamon for a sweet taste.

And now you can enjoy your breakfast!

Love, Christine

5 self-care tips

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Hello, everyone!

As health – physically as well as mentally – is a topic that is very close to my heart, I want to make it part of this project, and dedicate some of my writing to it. Since I live in Canada, I realise how important it is to keep your body fit and energised.

So today, I want to show you little tips on how to develop a healthier lifestyle, even if you don’t have much time:

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Wake up with a workout

It sounds hard at first, but since I am working out in the mornings, I feel much more energised and active throughout the rest of the day. Even, if it is just 15 minutes of pilates, or a short walk around the block – it helps me focus on my goals for the day! It improves my concentration, if I have to study later on in the day.

Recently, I started to do yoga before class, which – for me – is the best way to get out of bed in the morning. When it’s dark outside, I turn on my fairy lights, put on music and start my routine. It makes me feel relaxed and happy.

If you want, you can listen to my yoga playlist here. Sometimes I also practice yoga with youtube videos. This one is my favourite channel.

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Drink water and green tea

Another important thing is to stay hydrated! I tend to get headaches if I don’t drink enough water, so I always set a reminder on my phone to not forget about it! I drink 8 glasses of water every day, sometimes even more.

In autumn and winter, I also love to drink a lot of tea to keep me warm! Green tea helps me not to snack on too much chocolate, and it also boosts the metabolism. It tastes really good with a slice of lemon.

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Have healthy snacks at hand

I love this tip! I always try to snack raw nuts or fruit when I study or just randomly feel like snacking. Since I don’t eat as much chocolate as I used to, my skin has gotten so much better. I try to go for nuts (also a great source of protein!), cranberries and crispbread with nut butter or margarine.

Try to always take some nuts or fruit with you wherever you go (school, work, etc.), in case you get hungry. This is also a great tip for saving money, since you won’t spend it on random snacks.

Take a walk & listen to music

If you feel stressed, tired or sad or simply need a break, listening to music while taking a walk in nature will help a lot! This will definitely boost your mood, as well as your motivation! Aaaand it will keep you fit, if you do it occasionally.

Use an app to remind you

I use the app Fabulous. You can choose which activities you want to be reminded of every day – like eating more fruits, drinking water, taking a walk, or more. It really helps to establish a healthy routine in your life, and you can download it for free in the app store.

I hope this motivates and inspires you to take care of yourself and your body. What do you do to de-stress and stay healthy?

Much love, Christine

Also, shoutout to Dylan, who wanted me to mention him so badly haha