Month: October 2016

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No bake & really easy to make! In less than 10 minutes of preparation these delicious and guilt-free energy bites are gonna give you the right boost to keep you going through the day. The best energy-filled snack for you to have before your workout session or even for your breakfast. Good for a quick snack and undoubtedly the best cure for your late night cravings. Don’t forget that healthy snacks like these should always be included into your daily eating habits.

They might taste more like a dessert but keep in mind that they’re loaded with protein, fiber and lots of healthy fats. Are you ready to get away from your everyday snacking routine and try something… different? 😉

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Ingredients: (makes about 25 bites)

2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)

2 tbsp honey

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Method: (suuuper easy!)

1.  Combine all 5 ingredients into a medium bowl

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  2.  Stir until they’re thoroughly mixed

  3.  Cover and let freeze for 10’ so that they’re easier to roll (optional)

  4.  Start rolling..!!

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Bon Appétit…!!😎

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You can store them in your refrigerator for up to a week!

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🌸🌸🌸

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XX Niki

Monaco, Monte-Carlo

The glamour of the big wide world is magically compressed in the second smallest country of the planet and, trust me, it’s as dreamy as it gets. Welcome to Principauté de Monaco!
Palm trees, luxurious yachts as big as mansions, narrow streets and breathtaking views from every single angle. Best-known for its Casino and its legendary F1 Grand Prix circuit which is laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo.
The ultimate destination to experience lifestyle to another level! Exclusive cuisines of the world, crazy midday parties and an outstanding nightlife for the brave ones!
The “Place du Casino” is considered to be the hot-spot of Monte Carlo, a neoclassical quarter touched by a glimpse of modernity, which is surrounded by haute couture boutiques (Les Pavillons), the prestigious Hôtel de Paris, The Casino and other remarkable bar-restaurants. Couldn’t get any better..!

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✌ Must-Visit: Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Les Pavillons, Casino de Monte-Carlo, Oceanographic Museum, Hercules Port
✌ Must-Dine: Buddha Bar, Café de Paris, NobuLe Louis XV-Alain Ducasse (Three Michelin Stars), Le Vistamar (A Michelin Star)
✌ Must-Party at: Jimmy’z Sporting Night ClubThe Living Room ClubTWIGA, Nikki Beach

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Breathtaking View from Fairmont

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Crystal Terrace @Hôtel Hermitage

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Port Hercules

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The Fairmont Hairpin // F1 Grand Prix

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Musée Océanographique

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Les Pavillons @Place du Casino

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Golden hour @Nobu at Fairmont

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Nikki Beach

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Buddha-Bar

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The world famous Casino de Monte-Carlo

XX Niki

Coconut Black Rice Pudding

I have to admit it. I’m not a big fan of rice pudding, but when it comes to a coconut-included recipe I just can’t resist.
Some days ago I was out for brunch so I decided to have a Black Rice Pudding dish which I was told that is a traditional Thai dessert, also known as “kao neow dahm”. I had NO idea what that meant, but the thing is that it was truly delicious and in fact it inspired me to make my own recipe at home.
Super easy, gluten-free and veeeery coconut-ty! Great for a quick and healthy breakfast, brunch or even a dessert. Creamy, sweet & fruity. It will surely amaze you and give you a rush of good energy…!

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Cook time: 20′

Ingredients: (serves 4)
1 cup black rice
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
1 pinch of salt

Fruits, nuts and seeds to accompany your pudding: mango, passion fruit, pomegranate, banana, strawberries, pineapple, coconut flakes, goji berries

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Method:

1.  Place rice in a medium saucepan and mix with coconut milk, sugar, salt and the indicated amount of water
2. Boil until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed
3. Add the maple syrup and stir
4. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare your toppings

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*Top it with some chopped fruit and a sprinkle of nuts to increase the amount of protein.

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5.  Place the pudding into a bowl and cover it with your desired toppings

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6.  Serve and pour over a small amount of warmed coconut milk and maple syrup

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Almost ready…!

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  7.  Take a spoon, stir and get ready to ENJOY!!

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XX Niki