Coconut chocolate cookies – without dairy or flour

Gluten and dairy free cookies with bananaThese dairy and milk free cookies are incredibly easy to make. With only a few ingredients, they are quick to whip together. You can swap the chocolate for dried fruit for variation.
Cooking time: 40 minutes, including a 30 minutes tea break.
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Banana coconut and lemon cakes – only 3 ingredients

Banana lemon and coconut cookiesUsing only 3 ingredients make these cookies extremely easy to bake. They are also light and the lemon peel gives a real freshness. Lemon peel can be swapped for cinnamon, cardamon or dried fruit. For those avoiding dairy products and gluten these cookies are good too.
Cooking time: 40 minutes, including a 30 minutes break.
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Ginger biscuits with oats and banana

Ginger and oat biscuits with lots of fiber

Biscuits do not have to be loaded with sugar and unhealthy fat. They can taste good anyway. They are quite rich in fiber and are spiced with a big measure of ginger. They are not very sweet, so if you have a sweet tooth you can add a teaspoon of syrup or honey. If you don’t like ginger you can reduce the amount, or leave it out all together. If you love ginger, use fresh, it’s much nicer than dried. Raisins can be swapped for any other dried fruit. The biscuits are great energisers if you are going for a hike.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, including a paus.

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Chocholate dream mousse with avocado and banana

Healthy chocolate mousseFinally! Even chocolate mousse or chocolate pudding can be healthy. Or at least healthier than the factory made variety. Topped with physalis fruits that gives the dish a nice fresh contrast it is a favourite. Swap the honey for syrup to make the dish vegan. For variety spice the dish with vanilla essens, cardamon or lemon. Can be kept in the fridge for a day, if it – against all odds – should be anything left to save.

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Banana pancakes – small, sweet and gluten-free

BananpannkakorThere is actually just banana, egg and cinnamon in this recipe. Super quick, super simple and super nice.
The cinnamon can be left out or replaced with cardamon or vanilla extract.
2 portions, or 4 small pancakes.
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Green smoothie with dates and mint

Green smoothie with dates and mintIf you have just started with green smoothies, then this is a good “beginner’s smoothie”. The dates sweetens it and the mint gives it spice. Even kids usually like this one.
Using a mixer instead of a juicer will include the fibers too. This recipe makes two portions. If no one else is brave enough to try it will keep in the fridge for a day.
2 portions, or 500 ml.
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Green spinach smootie – morning detox

Spinach detox smoothieOnce you have pushed aside thoughts like “over my dead body” and “I’m not drinking cold spinach soup” you should try this smoothie if you want a nice vitamin boost. It does taste good. Promise. Cross my heart.
Using a mixer instead of a juicer will include the fibers too. This recipe makes two portions. If no one else is brave enough to try it will keep in the fridge for a day.
2 portions, or 500 ml.
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Great tasting healthy toppings for your porridge

Porridge toppingsPorridge is both yummy and healthy. With the right sort of topping it will be even tastier and more healthy. The porridge on the picture is topped with cottage cheese (for added protein) and a really ripe and sweet banana.
Firstly, mix in a spoon or two of our Perfect antioxidant keep your tummy fine mix to ensure you get enough fibers and antioxidants.
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Lose a few kilo with Allevo. No, wait a minute. Smoothies!

I’ve got a few kilo to lose and put myself on an Allevo diet. The ad said “High protein low calorie” and that sounded good to me. I can add that it’s nothing for LCHF-dieters or GI people since a portion contains 26 g carbohydrates, and that is about a weeks worth of carbs for a LCHF dieter and a days worth for a GI person. In any case I switched a few meals a week for a chocolate shake that is mixed with milk. It felt a bit so-so when i saw the long list of ingredients. Quite a few unknowns and sweeteners! Nothing that sounded particularly healthy.

After a few days I also tired of the chocolate flavour, there are indeed also a strawberry flavour, but synthetically tasting strawberry is something I dislike. I thought “I can do better than this myself!”. I often make smoothies for a snack, since it’s both quick, lovely tasting and healthy and though I can make a protein smoothie that is just as good. Here is the comparison:

Allevo chocolateAllevo chocolate flavour contains:

220 kcal
19 g protein
26 g carbohydrates
3.5 g fat

Smoothie using quark, blueberries and banana contains:

214 kcal
16 g protein
42 g carbohydrates
3 g fat

Smoothie using quark, raspberries and apple contains:

222 kcal
17 g protein
36 g carbohydrates
3 g fat

If you are a calorie counter and want to save 18 calories (!!!) you can use skimmed milk instead, then the figures look like this for the banana smoothie:

Smoothie using quark, blueberries and banana (made with skimmed milk) contains:

196 kcal
16 g protein
43 g carbohydrates
1 g fat

If someone reading this is new to making smoothies, all you need to do is put it all in a mixing bowl, and mix it all together, that’s it. It’s ready to drink. Here are the recipes for which I made the calorie, carbohydrate, fat and protein counts above:

Recipe for Smootie with quark, blueberry and banana

Milk, 1.5 % fat, 150 ml / 3/4 cup
Quark, light 1%, 75 ml / 2 1/2 oz
Bluberries, 2 tbsp
Banana, 1 medium

Recipe for Smoothie with quark, raspberry and apple

Milk, 1.5 % fat, 150 ml / 3/4 cup
Quark, light 1%, 75 ml / 2 1/2 oz
Raspberries, 100 ml / 3 1/2 oz
Apple, 1 medium sized

The natural option contains fewer calories, and will keep you full longer – in my opinion, and more natural ingredients, and you lose the sweeteners in the Allevo drink. You can also vary the taste, which means you won’t give in as easily. Take any fruit and spice it up with finely grated ginger, or cinnamon. Don’t be afraid to experiment, you can’t really go wrong. The smoothie is in my opinion a clear winner!

But, what do you choose?


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