RECIPES — recipes



Green Breakfast Smoothie

What do you do when you’re pressed for time but still want a nutritious breakfast? Make a smoothie to-go, of course! This green smoothie is quick, easy and mess-free. I know many people use spinach in their smoothies but if you don’t have any, don’t worry about it. Any greens you have on-hand will work fine too. Just blanch them in hot water for a few seconds if you’re not a big fan of raw greens (careful not to leave them in the water for too long, though!). Ingredients:  1 frozen banana A handful of greens 3/4 cup milk of choice (I use plant-based milk) 2 tbsp chia seeds 1/4 cup oats Optional:  Yoghurt Directions: Place all ingredients in a...

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Fluffy Pancakes

If you love breakfast, you gotta love pancakes! This recipe is highly versatile and forgiving, just follow this simple 1:1 ratio and you will get fluffy pancakes in no time. Ingredients: 1 cup organic buckwheat flour (spelt, unbleached flour or a gf blend works well too) 1 cup dairy-free milk 1 large egg (separate egg yolk from egg white) 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt Toppings: Homemade raspberry jam Granola Organic honey/maple syrup Other options – fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except egg white) and mix until batter is smooth. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white to stiff peaks and gently fold into the batter. Do not overwork the...

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Pandan Gula Melaka Coffee

Obsessing over this Pandan Gula Melaka Coffee. Had my first taste during a short trip to Malacca and of course, I had to give it a go! You can adjust the sweetness depending on your preference or add as much coffee as you please (always a bonus), making it your own perfect drink. Ingredients: 1 tbsp gula melaka syrup (see directions below to make your own from scratch) 1 cup unsweetened organic soy milk (or any other non-dairy milk) 2 pandan leaves 1-2 shot(s) espresso coffee Ice cubes Directions: If making your own gula melaka syrup, add in 4 medium solid cubes of gula melaka and a splash of water in a saucepan. Boil on low heat until completely melted,...

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Anti-Inflammatory Tumeric Milk

Curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. I’ve been having mild allergies again the past few days, so this turmeric milk has done wonders for my body! This recipe calls for black pepper because it’s shown that black pepper significantly improves the absorption of curcumin in the body.  Ingredients:  1-inch fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced (use more depending on your tolerance) Pinch of cinnamon  Pinch of black pepper (freshly ground if possible) 1 cup milk of choice (I recommend using any non-dairy milk, as it’s friendlier to the body and easier to digest) Raw honey or maple syrup to taste, optional (I personally leave this out) Directions: 1. Add turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, milk into...

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Easy Strawberry Banana Nice-Cream

The heat can be craaazy here and sometimes that means taking a shower and sweating again immediately after. *dying A friend recently came back from Camerons with a bag of strawberries for me, so what better way than to turn them into nice-creams! Nice-cream basically means blended frozen bananas but this time adding a little twist with the strawberries. I also added some plant milk and baby oats just because I had them in my pantry. But if you want a creamier texture, you can replace plant milk with coconut milk. Ingredients: 2 frozen bananas 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup hazelnut milk (or any milk of choice) 1/4 cup baby oats Toppings: Strawberry slices Directions: Blend all ingredients in a...

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