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coffee cheers

Coffee cheers to you pretties! I hope you have a great Wednesday morning and some seriously good coffee right now.

One of my favorite mantras when it comes to healthy eating is “food as fuel” and after my confession of last week, I thought today’s WIAW party would be a great opportunity to show what good fuel looks like.

baked oatmeal stuffed apple

Baked Oatmeal Stuffed Apple with fluffy Peanut Butter Yogurt

mug brownie

Dark Chocolate Mug Brownie with a side of Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream (which sadly was already quite melted)

Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie

(the recipe got reblogged a lot in the tumblr community, so I thought I share it over here too)

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (nonfat quark)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut

Mix oats, chia seeds and grated coconut with 1/2 cup water the night before and leave in the fridge to soak. In the morning just place all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy with a spoon!

I do especially love smoothies as an afternoon snack recentlysmoothie . You can add a lot of protein by going for more greek yogurt. And I’ll always love to sneak in some greens: spinach or kale is the way to go.

baked oameal

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Agave – this one never fails. My tummy was super happy and satisfied afterwards, so I could rock the books for a few hours straight before having my lunch:

quinoa eggplant lasagnaQuinoa Eggplant Lasagna (it’s vegan and yeah the crust does not look like cheese – that’s because it’s not – but it’s still absolutely delicious, recipe will come soon)

Sadly the stress is not over yet for me. One exam written, two more to go. I cannot wait for Sunday! But feeding myself right, with healthy and satisfying foods helped me to stay concentrated and keep my cheerfulness through all those days of studying.

Do you believe in the concept of “food as fuel”? What foods can you recommend for stressful study weeks? And something food-unrelated for a change: What are you doing this week?