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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

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Mykonos Island

No matter how many times you’ve been to this island, you’ll always admire the real “sight” in front of your eyes. One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece and best-known for its serious nightlife affair with lots of drinks and loud music till the sunrise. Mykonos— a Gem of an island. The island will definitely keep you busy through the day after topping up your tan at its beautiful beaches and tasting its international cuisine. You’ll never want to miss enjoying the romantic and never-ending sunset along with your favourite summerish cocktails. 🍸

By far ranked as one of my top-loved Greek Islands due to the fact that it offers the ultimate combination of relaxation and party life at the same time! ‘Cause we like to party…!

 

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Buddha-Bar @Santa Marina

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The view @Ornos

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Panormos Beach

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Rakkan Beach/Bar/Restaurant

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Solymar

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White noise

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Mykonos Town

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Ftelia Beach

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Mykonos Bay

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Enjoying the sunset at the party @Alemàgou

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Santa Marina Hotel

XX Niki

Açaí Bowl

Welcoming June with these delicious & refreshing tropical Αçaí Βowls…! Wild-harvested from the heart of the Amazon, açaí berries (pronounced “ah-sa-ee”), are considered to be one of the top ranked superfoods, due to their incredible antioxidant properties. This is basically the alternative South American recipe for a more special and interesting thick berry smoothie, enjoyed with a spoon and topped with a whole host of nutritious ingredients. And here’s where the real fun begins! The options for your toppings can be only limited by your own imagination!…
You find it crazy? Don’t be skeptical! This superfood açaí bowl will give you the absolute boost to get you going through the day. Just give it a try; I guess there must be a good reason for them becoming nowadays so trendy and gaining a notable popularity worldwide!!

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Prep time: 5′

Ingredients: (makes 1 bowl)

1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tbsp of açaí berry powder

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Plus our toppings

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Açaí Berry Powder

Method: (suuuper easy!)
  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour the smoothie mixture into a bowl
  3. Top with desired ingredients
  4. Serve and Enjoy! 😀

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My toppings:
Chia seeds
Goji berries
Raspberries
Coconut
Banana
Kiwi, and…

I would highly recommend these #truly, #madly and “Cereously Healthy” organic cereals by Joice Foods.

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You can also double your ingredients for an extra large bowl! 😜

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Definitely more than a smoothie!

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xxx N

Skopelos Island

Skopelos island. A real oasis of relaxation. With crystal clear deep blue waters, the island itself is characterized as a natural painting. The numerous verdant green hills down to the sea level, the sharp rocks and the pebble beaches all come together to create a canvas of the indescribable Aegean beauty. Marvellous picturesque landscapes, charming little white-washed houses, peace– and quiet. Couldn’t get any better. A wisely chosen filming location for the world-famous musical, Mamma Mia! 😉

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xxx N