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RECIPE: homemade pizza pockets with asparagus

After the last, healthy breakfast smoothie recipe (check it out HERE), it is time for a little something savory today. After all, it is the weekend, which is when calories don’t count and pyjamas and sweats are considered real outfits (at least in my world). Ironically, I am still in my sweats while writing this, with a belly full of homemade pizza pockets with asparagus. Yumm! While I would love to pretend like it was my full intention to make these delicious pizza pockets when I was shopping for groceries yesterday, it would be a complete lie. I actually wanted to make a strudel with puff pastry, but apparently grabbed pizza dough instead of the pre-made puff pastry. The wrong dough called for some improv action in the kitchen, and luckily the result was pretty satisfying.

homemade pizza pockets with asapragus | Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: chocolate-banana breakfast smoothie

Dessert for breakfast? Sign me up! A while back, I was in a rush before leaving for the office in the morning and didn’t have time for any of my usual breakfast options like chia pudding, bircher müsli or oatmeal. Instead, I decided to make use of an overly ripe banana and tossed it into the blender with a whole bunch of other things, that I guessed would keep me full until lunch – or at least for a while. The outcome, a totally vegan chocolate-banana breakfast smoothie, is my new favorite go-to breakfast and I even make it on the weekends, where I have plenty of time. It tastes like liquid dessert and with a whole bunch of healthy ingredients it is the perfect fuel to start the day.

Chocolate Banana Breakfast Smoothie | Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: sweet potato & pumpkin soup with curry

Now that Fall is in full force, soups are on the menu a lot more at our home. It is one of my favorite go-to meals on chilly days and there are so many different options. Mike and I love a tomato creme soup with bruschetta for dinner or a hearty chicken soup when the nose is runny. A personal favorite of mine is pumpkin soup. To me, pumpkin is the essence of autumn (PSL, just sayin’) and it instantly makes you feel better on a cold and rainy day! Last week, I had a few leftovers in the fridge, including a bit of pumpkin, 1 sweet potato and 3 carrots. I tossed everything together with a side of paneer naan from take-out Indian the night before and the outcome was pretty amazing! Reason enough to share the recipe for my curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup with you guys, right? Enjoy!

recipe: curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup - Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power bites

Recently I’ve been making a few small changes to my diet. I eat healthy most of the time (writing this while I just had pizza & beer last night …), but I feel like there is always room to improve. For the past few weeks I’ve tried to eat as little refined white sugar as possible. Refined white sugar will encourage sugar cravings, so instead I try to eat dried fruits and snack on berries or my no-bake peanut butter power bites. These are so easy to make and a perfect afternoon pick-up with a skinny latte at the office. I usually make a batch of 20-25 power balls on the weekend and then I have plenty for the entire week. They come in at about 60 kcal a piece, so 2-3 are a yummy snack that’ll also provide a ton of energy and make you full (thanks to the flaxseeds and oats)

RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power balls - Bikinis & Passports

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