I started the day with a nice cup of green tea and with a really easy to make breakfast; some crispy cocoa toasts garnish with sliced banana, shredded coconut and cocoa nibs. I am in love with this crispy toasts I found at a health food store in Belgium. The brand is Emile Noël. They are gluten free, low in calories and low in sugars. They also come in other flavours like walnut, coconut, hazelnut, and almond. But the cocoa ones are my favorites!
Cocoa nibs are such a good topping option instead of chocolate chips. They are pure cocoa which means no added sugar thus healthier for you! It’s a no brainer 😉
For lunch, I felt like something light and refreshing. A smoothie… a green smoothie to be more specific. I love adding some greens in my smoothies (especially spinach or kale). If you have never tried it, it might sound a bit odd to combine greens with a sweet drink but trust me, you won’t even notice they are in there plus you will have all their benefits in your body! So give it a try and let me know what you think.
Green magic glow smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 serve
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1-2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1 handful fresh baby spinach
- a dash of cinnamon
- 1 cup water or almond milk
- 5 ice cubes
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and green. There you have it. Ready to enjoy!
By the way, I am addicted to these cute smoothie/juice mugs. I can’t stop buying them haha the kitchen drawers are getting full. I use them for smoothies, overnight oats, chia seed puddings,… I love them! I found this pink one in Panama, in a little town called David (Chiriqui province) and I straight away thought that this quote was the perfect one for me!
My boyfriend and I always try to catch some fresh fish while we are in Panama and vacuum sealed + freeze what we can’t use straight away to save it for later. So tonight I pulled out some Grouper. I wanted to do something a bit sweet so I decided to make some Coconut baked grouper. I love the combination of fish and coconut milk, it is so delicious!
Coconut baked grouper
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Serving Size: 2 serves
- 2 large grouper fillets (or any white fish fillets)
- 1/3 cup full fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- a bunch chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking dish with baking paper. Place the fish fillets in the dish.
- In a small bowl combine the yogurt, coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Brush some of the sauce onto the tops of the fish fillets. To the remaining bowl of sauce add cilantro and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate.
- In a small bowl combine the panic breadcrumbs, coconut flakes, coconut oil and a pinch of salt. Sprinkle the crumbs mixture onto each fillet and spread it with your fingers, coating the top of each fillet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the fish is cooked through and the coconut flakes are golden brown.
- Serve the fish with the cold yogurt sauce on the side.
I served this dish with a simple cucumber and tomato salad but you can really use any sides you want.
I hope you enjoyed this fifth day of clean eating. Are you more sweet or savoury kind of breakfast? Do you have any morning rituals?