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November 8, 2014
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Zoatmeal (zucchini oatmeal) with maple caramelised pears, blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Vegan and gluten free.

Zoatmeal (aka. squash havregrød) med ahornkaramelliserede pærer, blåbær og græskarkerner. Vegansk og glutenfri.

ZOATMEAL WITH MAPLE CARAMELIZED PEARS AND BLUEBERRIES

Have you ever heard of zoat-meal? It is this absolutely genius idea about adding finely shredded zucchini to your oatmeal. I absolutely love that idea! I love porridge, I love zucchini and I love the idea about sneaking veggies into just about anything. So when I first heard of zoats this summer I knew I had to try it. And I’ve been enjoying countless portions of zoats since.

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Har du nogensinde hørt om zoat-meal? Det er den her helt geniale ide om at tilføje fintrevet squash (zuchinni på engelsk) til din havregrød. Jeg er helt vild med den ide! Jeg elsker grød, jeg elsker squash og jeg elsker ideen om at liste skjule grøntsager ind i alle mulige opskrifter. Så da jeg først hørte om ideen denne sommer, vidste jeg, at det måtte prøves. Og det er blevet til mange portioner zoats siden.

 

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Zoat-meal is simply genius. First of all it is a great way of adding veggies to the first meal of the day. Another great thing about zoats for an oatmeal-lover as me is the size of the portion. I do by no means count calories, but it shouldn’t be a secret that adding zucchini to your oats yield a way bigger portion for just about the same amount of calories. Nice!

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Zoats er helt genialt. For det første er det en super måde at starte dagen med nogle grøntsager på. En anden genialt ting ved zoats for en havregrødselsker som mig er størrelsen af portionen. Jeg tæller absolut ikke kalorier, men det skal ikke være en hemmelighed squashen gør, at man får en meget større portion havregrød for kun meget få ekstra kalorier, end normalt. Hvor lækkert!

 

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Lastly; we’re talking oatmeal, which means endless topping possibilities. I love experimenting with new topping combinations; all different kinds of fruit, berries, nuts, marmalade (don’t judge), seeds, dried fruits and nut butters. Usually I just throw something together, but when I have the time I love making something slightly more special. Here is one of my favourite combinations: maple caramelised pears, fresh blueberries and pumpkin seeds. An incredibly delicious, healthy and filling breakfast for a cold autumn morning.

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Sidst men ikke mindst så er det jo havregrød vi taler om, hvilket vil sige, at der er endeløse muligheder af toppings. Jeg elsker at prøve nye smagskombinationer af alle mulige forskellige frugter, bær, nødder, marmelader (don’t judge), frø, tørrede frugter og nøddesmør. Normalt smider jeg bare noget på, men når der er tid til det, elsker jeg at kredse lidt om toppingen. Her er en af minde yndlingskombinationer: ahornristede pærer, friske blåbær og græskarkerner. Et super lækkert, sundt og mættende morgenmåltid til at nyde på en kold efterårsmorgen.

 

Zoats w/ Maple Caramelised Pears

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Zoatmeal (zucchini oatmeal) with maple caramelised pears, blueberries and pumpkin seeds. Vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 pear
  • 1 tsp. olive or coconut oil
  • ½ tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup old-fashioned/ rolled oats (eventually gluten free)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

Instructions

  1. Cut the pear in half. Melt the oil, water and maple syrup together on a small frying pan over low heat. Place the pears in the oil/water/syrup mixture with the flat side down and roast on very low heat until all the water is absorbed or condensed and the pears are almost caramelized. Make sure the heat is very low – this should not take less than 10 minutes. Otherwise the syrup easily burns.
  2. Meanwhile make the zoats: place shredded zucchini, oats, milk, water and salt in a small pot at cook on medium heat for approx 5 minutes stirring from time to time. I’m sure this can be done in a microwaver too, but I don’t have one, so I haven’t tried.
  3. Divide the zoats into two bowls, place half a pear in each bowl and top with blueberries and pumpkin seeds.

Notes

This oatmeal is unsweetened, since I like my oats that way. Feel free to add a tablespoon of maple syrup or other sweetener if needed. I peeled the zucchini before shredding it. This is not necessary, but if you don't want green oatmeal I highly recommend you do so too.

http://sproutedfig.com/zoats-w-maple-caramelised-pears/

April 29, 2014

Oatmeal with healthy caramelized apples || The Smoothie Lover

Sorry for the silence here on the blog. The last two and a half week I’ve been practicing for musical and performing the show. But by now it’s over. It’s kind of a strange feeling. I’ve been together with the musical team every single day for the last 18 days, and suddenly – BAM – it’s over. It has been an amazing experience and I’ve had so much fun. Everyone from the team is so kind and spending two and a half week singing and dancing is just wonderful. It was also quite hard though – I had to think of school work at the same time. And running.

Oatmeal with healthy caramelized apples || The Smoothie Lover

At the general rehearsal we had a photographer taking some wonderful photos of the show. When I asked if I could use some of those he had posted on Facebook, the photographer offered to mail me them, so I could get them in a god quality. So nice of him.

Here are some of the amazing photos. Thank you Jacob for some amazing pictures!

I do not claim any of the photos to be mine. All of the photos are taken by Jacob Warrer, JW-Foto.

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 Because of al the musical I haven’t really had time for cooking. I have made a lot of delicious breakfasts during the spring break though. For instance this lovely oatmeal with healthy caramelized apples. Delicious and easy.

Sorry for not commenting on all of your lovely blogs lately. I look so much forward to read your amazing posts again!

Oatmeal with healthy caramelized apples || The Smoothie Lover

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Oatmeal w/ healthy caramelized apples
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. water
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan mix oats, water, milk and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for approx. 7 minutes.
  2. Slice the apple. Melt the coconut oil on a pan and add on the apples. Fry until the apples are soft. Mix together the honey and water and pour over the apples. Let the water evaporate.
  3. Pour the oatmeal into a bowl and top with apples. Serve right away.

 

November 1, 2013

Happy (late) Halloween and happy 1st of Nevember! I hope you all had a great Halloween’s eve.
It seems that I’m never home on Halloween night. The previous years I’ve had dance lessons and this year we had an event at ATU. That’s very sad actually. I love Halloween, though I’ve been too old for going trick or treat for years. I love that the streets are alive with people the entire night and I live how exited the children are about the candy and dress up. Anyways – I hope you had a great day and got to eat some very Halloween-y food.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

We used to have soup on Hallow’s eve when I was younger. Often pumpkin soup.
This year I didn’t get to eat any soup, but I still had something pumpkin: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. That can do it for the soup (;

I know – I’ve posted 3 pumpkin recipes in a row. Sorry, but I’ve figured I love that stuff. Yummy!

It’s okay to make pumpkin recipes though October’s done, right? (;

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This oatmeal tastes exactly as pumpkin pie.

Healthy chunky pumpkin pie in a bowl.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 dl (a bit less than ½ cup) old fashioned or instant oatmeal
  • 1 dl (a bit less than ½ cup) milk of choice
  • 1 dl (a bit less than ½ cup) water
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ¼ tsp. cloves & ¼ tsp. ginger)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
Instructions
  1. First make the oatmeal: either mix the oatmeal, water and milk in a bowl and cook in the microwave or mix it in a sauce pan and cook on the stove top.
  2. Transfer to a food processor and add in pumpkin puree, spices and maple syrup.
  3. Blend until well mixed.
  4. Serve right away