Yogurt / Fruit Jelly

YOGURT
To have sugary yogurts every day after lunch or dinner is not a really good habit. A lot of children are being brought up like this, but I think it’s not a habit we should encourage. Though, once in a while as a treat, I think it’s fine to have a special yogurt. You can even have it as a naughty snack. This coconut yogurt from Alpro is perfect for moments like those. It’s creamy and people with a sweet tooth will love this, because it’s quite sweet. It’s tasty, but a little too sweet for my personal taste. I like it’s coconut flavour though and the package looks nice and appealing. There is also a almond-vanilla one and a hazelnut-chocolate. I think I should especially try that last one, because it just needs to be done, haha! The downside: It advertises with ‘less sugar’, but there are actually almost 3 sugar cubes per pot. What is a lot! Such a shame.. but that’s why you should only have this as an occasional treat.

FRUIT JELLY
As a vegan, jelly is kind of a no-go. It often has gelatine in it and gelatine comes from cow’s or pig’s bones (how did somebody even come to this discovery?!). Though there are certain products with vegetables as a setting agent. Also the jellies of The Fruity Pot Family. Yay! I discovered them a while ago. They are even better than some other jellies, because The Fruity Pot Family is using whole fruit pieces in their jelly. It’s so yummy! There are different flavours: peach, tropical fruit and mandarin. I tried the peach, as I love peach and it was very tasty. The pots don’t seem very big, but I think they’re perfect size actually (120gr). The consistency is very good and the fruit pieces taste really nice on it’s own, but especially in combination with the jelly. They do not use artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives and they are also gluten-free. I’m not saying to have this instead of fruit. You still need to eat your whole fruits, but this is a fun way to eat fruit though. Especially for children I think, this is a nice treat. It’s perfect for on the way (it even comes with a spoon) and for lunch boxes. The downside is that there is a lot of plastic though. The pot is made of thick plastic and so is the spoon.

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Breakfetti

img_6896A party in the early morning! Granola is like having the most amazing confetti for breakfast. I really like granola, especially a home-made one. Some plain yogurt, fresh fruit and a little agave nectar.. yum! I sometimes have it for lunch or dinner too or I put it in a snackbox and have it in the afternoon. Oh and if you wrap it up in a nice bag and tie a ribbon around it, it’s even a nice little present to bring for somebody. You see.. so many reasons to make some lovely granola. This is the way I make it and I hope you’ll enjoy it. It might look like a lot of work, looking at the amount of ingredients, but I promise you that it’s not hard to make. They’re all quite common ingredients and if you just put all the ingredients in front of you, you basically only have to scoop the right amount in a big bowl. That’s most of the work done! Also, you can make a lot of granola in one time (you can even double the recipe) and you can enjoy it for a long time. Just make sure you store it in a good sealable container.

img_6895BREAKFETTI

Serves: 8-12 portions

1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup almond milk
1/4 palm sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp coconut
1/3 raisins
1/4 almonds (chopped)
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp linseed
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

img_6894-Preheat the oven at 170C.
-Mix the almond milk, the sugar, the coconut oil and the agave nectar in a bowl.
-Mix in all the other ingredients except the raisins and the coconut.
-Spread everything evenly on a baking tray and put it in the oven for 20 min.
-Add the raisins and the coconut and put it back in the oven for another 10 min.
-Let it cool down. Store it in a sealable container.

Do you like granola for breakfast? Or are you going to have it as a healthy snack? I’d love to hear it. You can let me know in the comments below, but even better.. you could show me by tagging me or by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X