Monday, January 20, 2014

The Clean Food Challenge Day 5 - The Power of Chia

Day 5

Banana Mango Smoothie

There is nothing better to start off the day with a healthy smoothie. It's fresh, light and doesn't way you down than with a heavier breakfast.
 It's perfect after a workout.


  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Mango
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple
  • 1cup Coconut Milk ( in the Supermarket refrigerated area - not the canned kind)
  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
Blend together. Enjoy right away!

Healthy Banana Pancakes

My daughter, Nastassja made them the other day for breakfast. They are so simple and easy to make. (Only 2 ingredients!!) No sugar, yet slightly sweet. They are perfect for this clean food challenge. Healthy and delicious, I had to share them with you!

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Eggs

Blend banana with eggs. Pour batter into slightly buttered frying pan, when bubbly, flip the pancake over. When the pancakes were done, Nastassja added a sliced apple to pan, slightly roasted them, sprinkled a little cinnamon over. Assemble the plate by alternating pancakes and apple slices. Sprinkle with nuts and sweeten with Agave Syrup if you like.

Carrot Pasta

This Pasta is not only healthy, it is also very yummy, even my most discriminating picky eater, Tristan liked it. 
I could imagine this dish also with shredded zucchini, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a light lunch idea. But, the more fresh veggies you can sneak in a dish, even better.
All together, this is a very uncomplicated dish to make, and the possibilities with the toppings are endless.

  • 2 big Carrots (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon ( Peel & Juice)
  • 300 g Spaghetti
  • Fresh Herbs, Cilantro, Parsley, Basil (optional)
In a Food processor, mix carrots, sesame oil, olive oil, sesame seeds, fresh herbs (if available), salt, pepper, finely grated peel of a Lemon, and the juice. Put in a small bowl, and refrigerate. Minimum 30 minutes.

Cook Pasta al dente. Mix with Carrot sesame mixture. Enjoy.


  1. oh very cool banana eggs i love it

    June K.

  2. so yummy... even for lunch <3


  3. Thanks for sharing the recipes! I'm running into the kitchen...


  4. Diana!!!! The pancakes were soo yummy. I'm going to make them more often!

    Silvia C.