I’ve been thinking about the recipe for the healthy chocolate mountains for quite a while. I wanted to create a healthy version of this popular sweet with cornflakes and almonds. But where to get cornflakes which are sugar free and as unprocessed as possible? Aren’t cornflakes always sweetened and processed? At least, that’s what I thought until I first found unsweetened brighter cornflakes at the chemist’s shop and later also brown whole grain cornflakes at the wholefood shop. So, depending on how strict you are when it comes to your diet and the Clean Eating concept, you can choose between two options. If you prefer the most nutritious version which is as unprocessed as possible, I recommend the whole grain cornflakes. The brighter version is cheaper, but also more processed. You also need some refined sugar free chocolate, preferably a 100 % cacao chocolate, and coconut oil to help the crunchy ingredients stick together. A pinch of vanilla adds some flavour.
Almost everyone loves chocolate. But of course, not everyone loves the same flavours. While some love whole milk chocolate with whole nuts, others prefer bitter chocolate with vanilla. My personal favourite is 100 % cacao chocolate with hazelnuts. But since I haven’t found such a chocolate at the supermarket or wholefood shop, I create my favourite Clean Eating chocolate on my own.
When I was a child, we had an advent calendar every year. First, they were filled with toys, later with chocolate, pictures or one year even with small semi-precious stones. We still have an advent calendar every year – either one per person or one that we share. The last few times, it was filled with vouchers, delicious recipes, nuts or energy balls. Since we decided to follow a balanced diet, I don’t like the taste of „normal“ sweets anymore, because they are far too sweet. That’s why they no longer come into question as advent calendar fillers. Nevertheless, I have a sweet tooth and am most happy when there’s something sweet in my calendar. A Clean Eating Advent calendar would just be the perfect solution. With small treats made with natural ingredients without refined sugar.
Finally, the penny dropped: I’m officially a salad fan. I’ve tried to get into salads for years, but always failed because I didn’t like the taste. But recently, I finally discovered the secret of a great salad: you need at least one central ingredient that you really love. My favourites are currently olives, roasted nuts and grilled cheese or feta cheese. That’s why I created a healthy fall salad with these favourites which is considerably addictive and can be served as main course.
I just can’t believe that summer has come to an end. But the arrival of fall was not a surprise. Throughout the last weeks, it got slowly colder and fall gradually set in. But still, saying goodbye to summer doesn’t come naturally to me. In summer, my head is filled with so many recipe ideas that I can’t even realize all of them. And now it’s September again and it’s time for warm soups, creamy risotto and a few pumpkin recipes. To preserve the summer vibes a little longer, I’d like to share a last summer recipe with you. I shot this tropical trail mix on a very hot day on our balcony. Back then, it was impossible to think of fall. The snack mix with coconut chips, dried mango and almonds is a perfect little snack to go, for the office or at home and gives you enough energy until the next meal.