My Idea of a Complete Breakfast

Breakfast has become very important to me. From not having any appetite in the morning, breakfast is now one of the highlights of my day. As you have probably heard billions of times before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and determines how much energy you will have throughout it. What defines a complete breakfast depends on personal preferences, metabolism and the activities that lay ahead of it. In other words: only you can know how your ideal breakfast looks like. But if you need some inspiration you can check out how I compose mine, and why this template works so well for me.

The composition

My breakfast contains of four different things: one hot beverage, one cold beverage, one food rich on calories and one food rich on fat. The hot beverage serves the purpose of soothing both me and my throat, making me calmer and my throat able to produce sounds that can actually be considered words. Most often this is coffee, contributing with some caffein as well, or tea.

The cold beverage is most often a glass of ProViva, which is very beneficial for my stomach. Otherwise it is a glass of regular juice that partly contributes with some fast calories giving me energy quickly but is mostly something, as with the ProViva, I prefer over hot beverages to accompany my food.

Moving on to the actual food, I mentioned that I have one component rich on calories and one rich on fat. Both calories and fat are great sources of energy, something we need lots of in the morning. The calorie-rich food is most often a bread with some sort of berry or seed baked into it (my favourites are cranberry bread and bread covered with sunflower seeds at the moment), toasted together with cheese and ham. Eating warm foods makes me stay satisfied longer, which is why I prefer it.

The fat-rich food is some sort of yoghurt, at the moment something called Kesella which is basically a sweetened yoghurt based on cottage cheese, topped with fresh berries, dried banana, chiaseeds and either granola or a mix of other seeds. Fat is the macronutrient with the most energy tied to it, which means you have to eat less of that than many other things to obtain the same amount of energy. If you are having trouble eating in the morning adding some healthy fats to your meal might be something to consider to make sure you are consuming enough energy to get you through the day.

The circumstances

No matter what day it is, I enjoy my breakfast in bed. Sometimes, for example when I am in a rush, I obviously do not have the time to do this. But I try to as often as I can. I go upstairs, make my breakfast, carry it down on a brick, put on an episode of Friends on school days or Gossip Girl on days off, cozy up and enjoy the meal. This ritual of mine is probably one of the reasons I like breakfast so much nowadays, because it is such an enjoyable moment. If you do not have much time in the morning this may not be something you can do, but I am sure you can create some circumstances under which breakfast becomes something you will look forward to.

Maybe, you have gotten some inspiration out of this, maybe not. Either way I really encourage you to find a way to make a proper breakfast and find a way to enjoy it. My life has honestly changed since I managaged to do so. I have more energy, my ability to focus has increased, waking up in the morning is easier… It makes a big difference. And if you want more tips on how to make your mornings better, feel free to check this post out.

Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo

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Delicious Mudcake with a Cover of Caramel & Sprinkles of Salt

A rich chocolate together with a smooth caramel is one of my favourite things on this planet. It marries so well that you can barely tell the different layers apart. They just melt in your mouth! The sprinkles of salt on top balances the sweetness of the other components and hightens the actual flavours of them, so that everything does not taste like pure sugar… This cake is absolutely delicious and therefore I thought it would be cruel not to share the recipe. Do yourself a favour and let your tongue taste this flavour. You will not regret it.

I have borrowed the recipes from two Swedish websites and wanted to make it clear that the recipes do not belong to me. I am however the one to pair them up, but they still belong to their rightful owners. The recipe for the mudcake can be found here (this is my favourite mudcake recipe ever, the cake always gets the right amount of stickiness) and the one for the caramel can be found here. If you want it translated, keep on reading.

Ingredients

Mudcake

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 dl sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 dl flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Caramel

  • 2 1/2 dl cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 light syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt (flakes) 

Instructions

Mudcake

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Melt the butter (I always use liquid butter though and it works perfectly fine, but if you are using regular butter, this is when you melt it…).
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until it gets light (both in colour and consistency)
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix carefully for not risking getting a dry mudcake.
  5. Pour the mixture into a breaded tin (some butter topped with cocoa works too)
  6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. When it is taken out you can start with the caramel.

Caramel

  1. Mix the cream, sugar and syrup in a saucepan.
  2. Heat up whilst stirring.
  3. Boil on relatively high heat until the caramel has thickened and gotten a nice brown colour (until it looks like a caramel, in other words). It burns easily, so make sure to stir constantly. 
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the butter.
  5. Pour it onto the mudcake and let cool for around five minutes before topping it off with the salt.
  6. Serve whilst still warm. 

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed eating this cake! Stay original, gorgeous. xoxo

Banana Milkshake to Beat the Heat

June, July and August: the months of summer. The time to spend hours at the beach, stay up all night and drink lots of cold beverages… Such as this banana milkshake! It’s healthy, easy to make and only consists of four ingredients. Could it get better?

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 hand full of frozen mango
  • 1 dl coconut milk
  • 1,5 dl ice

Amounts are per serving. 

Tools needed

  • Blender
  • Measuring cup of some sort (not necessary, but helps keep the proportions)

Instructions

Put all ingredients in the blender. Mix. Enjoy!

Stay original gorgeous! xoxo

My 3 Favourite Yoghurt Bowls

A yoghurt bowl is ideal for early mornings since you can fix it the day before and then just leave it in the fridge overnight. It’s also quick and easy to make, healthy and tastes delicious. Below you’ll find my three favourite yoghurt bowls, all possible to make real quick! 

1. Dark chocolate, Kellogg’s Special K cereal & frozen raspberries.

2. Nectarines, bananas & coconut flakes.


3. Raspberries, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes & honey.