Online class treats
If I had to summarize our quarantine routine, it would be:
Sleep – eat – online classes – eat again – homework- okay just another bite – crap I finished it – sleep again
And on top of that, most of us are not allowed to go out and practice sports, which is not the best prediction for a healthy lifestyle. But on another hand, if the only pleasure left to us is that one (or two) chocolate cookie, it would be too sad to deprive us of it. For this reason, I will present you two recipes which perfectly fit in our online classes routine, taste way too good and are astonishingly healthy.
But before I start, you need to know that I am not a born chief, and these are fairly the first recipes I tried to do which actually did not go wrong the first time. So, don’t worry, try.
Waking up 10 minutes before the beginning of the class? Here is the healthiest Muesli ever.
Online classes require focus and energy to make the most out of it. After a few weeks of eating chocolate bars before the start, I understood I was neither full nor is the most focused I could be. So, I started to look for alternatives and came across the pickuplimes.com blog, where I got this recipe from. I highly recommend you to go and visit it as it contains extremely tasty recipes which are prepared by a dietician and therefore surprisingly healthy.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 cup (175 g) dates*
- 1/2 cup (120 mL) tahini
- 3 cups (270 g) old-fashioned rolled oats (GF if desired)
- 1 cup (140 g) raw mixed nuts (I used almond and cashew), roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup (75 g) organic raisins**
- 1/4 cup (30 g) dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup (35 g) raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup (35 g) raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup (15 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
And here goes the recipe :
- Preheat oven to 150 C / 300 F.
- Mix dates, tahini and 3 Tbsp (45 mL) water in a food processor and blend until creamy.
- And all ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Spread granola evenly on baking paper and press flat. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, stopping one or two times to stir and flatten again if needed to prevent burning and to ensure the granola cooks evenly.
- Let cool and transfer to an airtight container to store. Enjoy with smoothies, plant-based yoghurts or on its own as a snack.
The fast snack during the break: the “cookioche”
We all understood it from day one, the 20 min break during the classes is nothing but a competition of how much you can eat within these 20 minutes. When the day arrived where I saw myself thinking about cooking lunch during that break, I knew I had gone too far. I, therefore, found the perfect match: this mix between a cookie and a brioche is not only healthy, but it also gives you a little energy kick and, above all, it is so good.
I always prepare 9 at a time, so I can just grab and go. Here is the recipe:
- One egg
- 2 bananas
- 100g (or more) of chocolate drops
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 180g of flour
- 1 pack of baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together and divide the dough into 9 equal pieces on the baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 180C and let the miracle happen. If you want to be extra-healthy you can also use rice flour instead of normal flour, the taste is just as addictive.