A Healthier Christmas!
Christmas is the time to indulge, but don’t let this be the time to overindulge. Enjoy this year’s season in a healthy way.
Use my top 10 tips for a healthier Christmas:
- Stay hydrated – Drink at least two litres of water throughout the day
- Avoid too much alcohol – Choose one alcohol beverage and set yourself a limit
- Don’t forgo exercise – Get that workout in before the busy day starts
- Chew well – Remember, your digestion starts in your mouth!
- Opt for healthy sides – Choose: veggies, healthy protein and complex carbs
- Eat mindful – Slow down during meals and your stomach will tell you that it’s full
- Look for healthy alternatives – Make healthy versions of your holiday favourites (like below’s recipe)
- Get your vitamins – Start your day with a juice or smoothie and make yourself a salad for lunch
- Balance – Festive dinner? Have yourself a light lunch and healthy breakfast
- Take time for yourself – Use my self-care checklist
Chewy Choco Oat Cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
100 g oats
60 ml coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch of salt (Himalaya)
1 handful of cranberries (sugar-free or naturally sweetened)
1 tbsp cacao nibs
1 ripe mashed banana
piece of dark chocolate (at least 80% cacao)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees °C.
- Melt the coconut oil on the stovetop. Place the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Watch until of the oil has melted. Then remove from the heat and stir.
- Add the oats, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- Mash the banana on a deep plate with a fork until smooth and add them to the mixture. Mix again and add the cacao nibs and cranberries.
- Prepare an oven tray with greaseproof paper. Pour the mixture on it and roll out to a thickness of about 1 cm. Use a cookie cutter or a medium sized glass (will do) to form perfectly round cookies on the tray.
- Decorate as you wish with almonds/walnuts/hazelnuts and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are slightly golden.
- In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate au-bain-marie.
- After 20 minutes, take the cookies out of the oven. Cool them on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before decorating them with chocolate.
- After decorating the cookies with chocolate, transfer them to a cooling rack. Place the cookies into the fridge for about 20 minutes until the chocolate has become completely solid.
Tip: Serve them on room temperature with my “vegan hot chocolate” – ask me the recipe.
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