ULTIMATE OAT VEGAN PANCAKES

These pancakes are the best, so fluffy, moist and sweet with a sutil touch of coconut. They are also wholegrain, easy to make and super satisfying, that it’s all you need to be happy!

Hello berries!

Our favorite meal of the day is breakfast! YAY! We also like pancakes for lunch or dinner (aka brinner). My mum used to make me pancakes when I was kiddo, so it brings me beautiful memories when I eat them.

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I have made a vegan version. Although I am still vegetarian I think soya, coconut & almond milk are more fun to use while cooking and don’t forget they are cruelty free… so we don’t see the point in using diary!

These pancakes are the best, so fluffy, moist and sweet with a sutil touch of coconut, I haven’t added any sweetener in the batter. Coconut milk is a must for me, It’s always in my cupboard. You won’t notice they are vegan and super healthy.

We use flax egg*: 1 Tbsp ground Flaxseeds + 3 Tbsp water. *An egg substitute in baking. You can use 1 ripe banana instead if you don’t have flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are a great replacement, full of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber.

These homemade oat pancakes are wholegrain, easy and super satisfying, that it’s all you need to be happy. No excuses to not make them!

ULTIMATE OAT VEGAN PANCAKES

Time: Ready in less than 20 minutes. Serves: 2 people.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rolled oats.
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour.
  • 1 +1/2 cups plant based milk (I use coconut & rice milk)
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp water (to make the flax egg*)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil and some more to grease the frying pan.

Important: don’t forget natural sweeteners, I use maple syrup & loads of fruits to put on top.

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METHOD

  1. Make a flax egg*.
  2. Add in a large mixing bowl the dry ingredients: Rolled oats, wholemeal flour and baking soda and whisk again.
  3. Then add your plant based milk, the flax egg and finally the coconut oil and stir until combine.
  4. Heat a large non-sticking fry pan and grease it with some coconut oil. Put the batter on medium heat. Make your AWESOME PANCAKES!!!! There should be 6 or 7 pancakes. Flip them when bubbles appear.
  5. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, maple syup & nuts of your choice.

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The best part is to eat them all ūüėÄ

Enjoy!

Irene & Lydia.

Berry Bites Blog.

 

Baked Banana, Bluberries & Cinnamon Oats

Being vegetarian is not boring at all. With the same ingredients you can do wonderful things. We eat healthy and colorful!

In this case, we talk about oats. We use it for everything: porridge, granola, quiches, pizza, cookies, cakes…The list is endless. “Trying to do the same thing over and over again but making it fresh and different eachtime”. We can have porridge everyday of our life, but why not innovate?

The first experiment was succesfull, baked cinammon oats with smashed bananas and bluberries on top. We are drooling just looking at the picture.

Hi Gorgeous!

Being vegetarian is not boring at all. With the same ingredients you can do wonderful things. We eat healthy and colorful!

In this case, we talk about oats. We use it for everything: porridge, granola, quiches, pizza, cookies, cakes…The list is endless. “Trying to do the same thing over and over again but making it fresh and different eachtime”. We can have porridge everyday of our life, but why not innovate?

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The first experiment was succesfull, baked cinnamon oats with smashed bananas and bluberries on top. We are drooling just looking at the picture. It’s sad that now all of this is in our tummies. It’s insanely delicious and so gooey, that’s why we have to share it with you.

We have the bad habit of not measure anything and put whatever we find in the kitchen.

So, we can’t tell you the exact amount, but cooking is not an exact science. We think it’s more fun like this!

Ingredients:

– 1 cup of oats.

– 1/2 cup of milk (which one you prefer: lactofree, almond, coconut or soya milk).

– 2 smashed bananas.

– 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

– A handful of blueberries.

– Cinnamon.

– Walnuts to put on top (optional).

Soak the oats with the milk, and add the smashed bananas and the baking powder, put the cinnamon you like and mix them up. Put everything in a little loaf pan and add on top some bluberries.

Leave it in the oven for about 20-30 minutes (180¬ļC). This allow the blueberries melt into the baked oats. We love nuts, so after you can serve it with walnuts and add some honey. But the bananas give a sweet taste. Glorious!

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What do you think?

Happy tummy berries!

Lots of Love,

Irene & Lydia

Berry Bites Blog


Hola Bonitos!

Ser vegetariano no es para nada aburrido. Con los mismos ingredientes puedes hacer cosas geniales y muy diferentes. ¬°Nos encanta comer sano y divertido!

Hoy hablamos de la avena. La usamos para todo: porridge, granola, pizza, quiche, cookies, muffins... La lista es interminable. “Utilizando los mismos ingredientes una y otra vez pero d√°ndoles un toque nuevo y diferente”. Nosotras podr√≠amos desayunar¬†porridge¬†todos los d√≠as de nuestra vida, as√≠ que pensamos ¬Ņpor qu√© no innovar?

Aqu√≠ est√° nuestro exitoso primer experimento, avena al horno con un toque de canela, pl√°tano y ar√°ndanos. ¬°Se nos cae la baba solo de mirar la foto! Es una pena que ya hayamos acabado con todo… ¬°Est√° tremendamente bueno!

Tenemos la mala costumbre de no medir los ingredientes, y poner cualquier cosa que nos encontremos en la cocina.

Así que, no os podemos decir la cantidad exacta. La cocina no es una ciencia exacta y ¡creemos que es más divertido así!

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Ingredientes:

– 1 taza de avena.

– 1/2 taza de leche (del tipo que m√°s te guste: sin lactosa, de soja, de coco, etc.)

– 2 pl√°tanos aplastados.

– 1 cucharita de levadura en polvo.

– Un pu√Īado de ar√°ndanos.

– Canela.

– Nueces (opcional).

Ponemos a remojar los copos de avena con la leche, a√Īadimos los pl√°tanos triturados con un tenedor (tienen que estar bastante maduros) y la levadura, a√Īadimos la canela al gusto y mezclamos bien. Colocamos la mezcla en un molde peque√Īito para hornear y ponemos los ar√°ndanos encima.

Dejamos en el horno aproximadamente unos 20-30 minutos, a una temperatura de 180¬ļC. Los ar√°ndanos se derretir√°n y le dar√°n un sabor a√ļn m√°s especial. A nosotras nos encantan los frutos secos, as√≠ que en este caso a√Īadimos nueces. El plat√°no le da un sabor dulce, pero puedes ponerle un poco de miel por encima. Glorioso!

¬ŅTe atreves a probarlo?

¬°Feliz Finde!

Besos,

Irene y Lydia

Berry Bites Blog

Nourishing Nana Ice Cream

Today we will share a nourishing and superhealthy Nana Ice Cream.

If we only had to choose a type of food to eat, it will be Ice Cream. It’s our favorite, we can’t live without it. Although, it’s not that healthy, because there is sugar in it! You can try to make our non-added sugar and dairy-free recipe. Amazingly delicious and non-guilty!

Very easy to make. You only need frozen bananas, a hand blender and it will be ready in a minute.

Hi happy tummies!

We hope you had a pleasent weekend! We are quite busy these days, launching the blog and trying to do our best to improve it little by little. We are very happy to receive your love and your gorgeous comments.

Today we will share a nourishing and superhealthy Nana Ice Cream.

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If we only had to choose a type of¬†food to eat, it would be Ice Cream.¬†It’s our favorite, we can’t live without it.¬†Although, it’s not that¬†healthy, because there is sugar in it!¬†You can try to make our non-added sugar¬†and¬†dairy-free recipe.¬†Amazingly delicious¬†and non-guilty!

Very easy to make. You only need frozen bananas, a hand blender and it will be ready in a minute.

Bananas have many health benefits, they are high in potassium and low in salt. Eating nanas gives you an energy boost and regulates your blood sugar. Also, they are able to protect against: diabetes, anemia and other diseases.

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Here is the recipe for our Nana Ice Cream:

The night before freeze 3 rip sliced bananas (we always have frozen bananas in our freezer!).

If you want your ice cream smoother add some water, yogurt or any type of dairy-free milk, but only a little amount, we added coconut milk to add some flavour!

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and use the hand blender until you reach the texture you prefer. Now, your healthy ice cream is ready!

Also, you can mix your nana ice cream with another type of fruit; like us, we blend half of the mixture with fresh strawberries.

Finally, add the fruit you like and some nuts. In this one, we added raw almonds and redcurrants.

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Nanas are not just for monkeys!

With love,

Irene & Lydia

Berry Bites Blog


Hola a todos, bonitos!

Esperamos que hayáis pasado un buen fin de semana, nosotras hemos estado bastante ocupadas estos días, encargándonos del blog y esforzándonos a tope para ir mejorando poquito a poquito. ¡Estamos muy contentas de recibir vuestros comentarios y opiniones!

Hoy queremos mostraros una receta s√ļper sana y s√ļper dulce: Nana Ice Cream (o lo que es lo mismo, helado de pl√°tano).

Si s√≥lo pudieramos elegir un alimento, nosotras sin duda elegir√≠amos helado, ¬°no podemos vivir sin √©l! Sin embargo, todos sabemos que no es especialmente sano, por eso, te mostramos esta deliciosa receta libre de lactosa y az√ļcar a√Īadido, as√≠ que, ¬°no te puedes sentir culpable!

Es muy sencillo de hacer, sólo necesitas plátanos congelados, una batidora, y estará listo en un momento.

Los pl√°tanos tienen muchos beneficios para la salud, ya que son muy ricos en potasio y bajos en sodio. Los pl√°tanos te aportan mucha energ√≠a y adem√°s regulan tu nivel¬†de az√ļcar en la sangre.¬†Debido a todas sus propiedades, √©stos te protegen de enfermedades como la diabetes o la anemia.

A continuación te mostramos la receta de nuestro Nana Ice Cream:

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Congelar 3 pl√°tanos maduros hechos trocitos la noche anterior. (¬°Siempre tenemos pl√°tanos congelados en la nevera!)

Si quieres que el helado sea m√°s suave, puedes a√Īadirle agua, yogur o leche sin lactosa, pero en poca cantidad. Nosotras a√Īadimos leche de coco para darle un toque de sabor.

Simplemente coloca todos los ingredientes en un recipiente y trit√ļralos con la batidora hasta que alcance la textura que m√°s te guste.

También puedes mezclar el helado de plátano con otro tipo de fruta; nosotras, por ejemplo, trituramos la mitad de la mezcla con fresas.

Para terminar, puedes a√Īadirle unos frutos secos o trozos de fruta.

¬°Ya est√° listo tu helado favorito!

With love,

Irene & Lydia

Berry Bites Blog

Our Healthy Homemade Granola

We are addicted to Granola, specially if it contains loads of different nuts. We have always loved it, so much, and we eat it with yogurt, milk (any type)… or just plain granola, it doesn’t matter!

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We are addicted to Granola, specially if it contains loads of different nuts. We have always loved it, so much, and we eat it with yogurt, milk (any type)… or just plain granola, it doesn’t matter!

We used to buy it at the supermarket, and we could eat a whole 500 grams box each in a week (we are mad, we know it, mad for it!). It’s true that it’s so tasty, but we also have to say that it’s not as healthy as we would wish it to be. It usually contains too much sugar and other additives that make us unable to stop eating it.

Due to this, we decided to make our own healthy homemade granola. We just chose our favourite nuts, measured quantities and a certain amount of honey or maple syrup, it depends on how sweet you like it. This granola is so delicious, healthy and very easy to make. There are no excuses for not making it!

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As we have said, you can choose every nut you like (walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, etc.). And if you get bored, you can add pumpkin,¬†sunflower or chia seeds, dried fruit (mango, plum, apricot, raisins,etc.)… There are¬†no limits!

We always use soya margarine (Alpro) instead of butter. It is so tasty and contains less calories.

Here is the recipe for our Healthy Homemade Granola:

Time:¬†¬†10 min preparation + 20¬†minutes cooking in the oven 170¬ļC

Ingredients:

Р3 cups of Oats.

Р1 & 1/4 cups of raw nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc), if you want you can put less nuts and add seeds or dry fruit instead.

–¬†4/5 spoons of¬†maple syrup or honey (or mix both).

– 2 spoons of soya margarine.

Р4 spoons of water.

– A pinch of salt.

Preparation:

Preheat the¬†oven 200 C¬ļ while you are preparing the rest of¬†the ingredients. Melt the soya margarine¬†in a soucepan, when it’s ready add the water, salt and the maple syrup or honey.

Cut the raw nuts you have chosen in pieces and mix it very well in the soucepan with the oats.

Put everything in¬†a baking paper over an oven tray.¬†Put the tray into the¬†oven about 20 minutes and low the temperature to 170 C¬ļ.¬†Wait and mix the granola once in a while. Be careful with the nuts, they can be burned¬†if you let it longer.

When it is golden then it’s ready! Take it out from¬†the oven and let it cool down before storing¬†it in a container.

Enjoy your granola with greek yogurt or milk, fresh fruits, and of course berries! The combinations are endless!

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Yummy!

Lots of love,

Irene & Lidia x

Berry Bites Blog


Somos adictas a la Granola,¬†sobre todo si tiene much√≠simos frutos secos. La granola nos fascina desde siempre, nos la comemos con yogur, con leche de todos los tipos, a palo seco… no nos importa.

Antes la compr√°bamos en el supermercado, pudiendo acabarnos un paquete de 500 gramos en una semana (tenemos un serio problema, lo sabemos). Es cierto que est√°¬†buen√≠sima, pero no es nada sana, aunque tenga apariencia de que lo es¬†por el simple hecho de tener “avena”. Entre los ingredientes, hay mucho¬†az√ļcar a√Īadido¬†y otros aditivos que hacen que no puedas dejar de comerla.

Por eso, hace poco decidimos hacer nuestra granola casera y, por supuesto, saludable. Elegimos los ingredientes que queremos ponerle, las cantidades¬†y lo dulce que queramos que sea. La granola que hacemos¬†tiene un toque diferente y para nuestro gusto, esta deliciosamente mejor que la que se compra en el s√ļper. Adem√°s se tarda poqu√≠simo en hacerla, ¬Ņencuentras alg√ļn inconveniente?

Nuestra granola¬†es la que tiene frutos secos, puedes escoger los que m√°s te gusten¬†(nueces, almendras, coquitos del amazonas, avellanas, etc.) Si te cansas puedes variar y a√Īadir otras cosas como semillas de calabaza o de chia,¬†pipas de girasol, o cualquier fruta deshidratada (pasas, ciruelas, albaricoques, mango, etc).

Utilizamos margarina de soja (Alpro), todo un descubrimiento que tiene la mitad de calorías que la mantequilla y nos encanta.

Esta es la receta de nuestra saludable Granola casera:

Tiempo de preparaci√≥n: 10 min de preparaci√≥n + 20¬†min de cocci√≥n en el horno a 170¬ļC

Ingredientes:

Р3 tazas de avena.

– 1 y 1/4¬†tazas de frutos secos. Puedes poner menos frutos secos y a√Īadir semillas o fruta seca.

Р4/5 cucharadas de sirope de arce o miel (o las dos, como más te guste)

– 2 cucharadas de margarina de soja.

Р4 cucharadas de agua.

– Una pizca de sal.

Preparación:

Precalentamos el horno a 200¬ļC mientras preparamos el resto de los ingredientes.

Derretimos¬†la margarina de soja en una cacerola y a√Īadimos¬†el agua, la sal y el sirope de arce o la miel.

Por otra parte, desmenuzamos¬†los frutos secos y lo juntamos con la avena. Una vez todo partido, lo a√Īadimos a la cacerola con la mezcla anterior.

Una vez que est√° todo bien mezclado, se coloca todo sobre el¬†papel de cocina en una bandeja de¬†horno y lo horneamos a 170¬ļC durante 20¬†minutos. Removemos¬†de vez en cuando y tenemos¬†cuidado para que no se quemen los frutos secos. Cuando¬†est√© dorado, lo sacamos¬†del horno y dejamos¬†enfriar.

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¬°Ya¬†tenemos nuestra Granola lista! Ahora s√≥lo te falta echar un poco de imaginaci√≥n y a√Īadir tu yogur o leche favorita,¬†la fruta que m√°s te apetezca y¬†por supuesto ¬°Berries! Las combinaciones son infinitas¬†¬°A desayunar!

Lots of Love,

Irene & Lydia x

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We are berries: Porridge

To start your day you need a deliciously-energy booster breakfast.

Porridge is our favourite, we eat loads of them and we walk a lot. It doesn’t matter what you put in it, It can be topped with whatever you fancy at that moment (fruits, nuts, honey). We usually make it dairy-free, so instead of cow milk, we use soya, almond or coconut milk. Lactofree-milk could be an option. There are not rules so we never get bored!

11165890_928478947203120_358886331_nTo start your day you need a deliciously-energy booster breakfast.

Porridge is our favourite, we eat loads of them and we walk a lot. It doesn’t matter what you put in it,¬†It can be topped with whatever you fancy at that moment¬†(fruits, nuts, honey). We usually make it¬†dairy-free, so¬†instead of cow milk,¬†we use soya, almond or coconut milk.¬†Lactofree-milk could¬†be an option. There are not rules so¬†we never get bored!

Why porridge?

We got used to eat it¬†since we moved to¬†London, It’s perfect when it’s rainy and miserable outside.¬†It’s¬†warm, keeps you full for hours and gives you the boost of energy your body needs.

Oats are a source of fiber and also good for your heart health. The perfect breakfast.

Soya milk porridge topped with raspberry and banana.

What you need for this recipe:

– Dairy-free milk (in this case Soya).

– Oats.

– Sliced Banana.

– Fresh Raspberries.

Optional:

– Honey, Maple Syrup.

– Cinammon.

– Or…whatever you feel like!

Use a cup of Soya milk with 4/5 spoons of oats, simmered for 10 minutes on the hob and then add the sliced bananas and raspberries. For the sweetest, you can put some honey or sprinkle cinammon on top of it. ¬°It’s delicious!

With love,

Irene & Lydia x

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Para empezar el día necesitas un delicioso desayuno que te de energía.

Las¬†gachas de avena¬†(o como nosotras las¬†llamamos¬†“Porridge”) son nuestras favoritas, comemos un mont√≥n¬†de ellas y comenzamos el d√≠a con fuerza. No importa¬†lo que a√Īadas en ellas, puedes poner por encima lo que te apetezca en ese momento (fruta, frutos secos, miel). Normalmente la hacemos sin lactosa, as√≠ que en vez de utilizar leche normal, utilizamos leche de soja, de almendra,¬†de coco, o simplemente sin lactosa. No hay reglas as√≠ que, no¬†nos aburrimos nunca.

¬ŅPor qu√© “Porridge”?

Nos acostumbramos a comerla desde que nos mudamos a Londres, es perfecta cuando está lloviendo y hace muchísmo frío fuera. Está calentito, te sacia durante horas y te da el refuerzo de energía que tu cuerpo necesita.

La avena es una fuente de fibra y también es buenísima para la salud de tu corazón. Es el desayuno perfecto.

Porridge con leche de soja con frambuesas y pl√°tano.

 Lo que necesitas para esta receta:

– Leche sin lactosa (en este caso leche de soja).

– Copos de avena.

– Pl√°tano.

– Frambuesas frescas.

Opcional:

– Miel, Sirope de Arce.

– Canela.

– O lo que te apetezca en ese momento.

Usamos una medida de una taza de leche de soja y a√Īadimos entre 4 o 5 cucharadas de copos de avena a una cacerola, cocinamos a fuego lento durante 10 minutos. Cuando est√© listo lo ponemos todo en un bol y le a√Īadimos el pl√°tano y las frambuesas. Para los m√°s dulces, le pod√©is¬†a√Īadir un poco de miel o espolvorearle canela por encima. ¬°Est√° r√≠quisimo!

With love,

Irene & Lydia x

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