You know why I love summer so much? Because there is so much good food everywhere: lots of fresh strawberries, cherries, berries, plums and so on! I really like to do picnics in the park, have a nice dinner with friends outside, good wine, music, and most important happiness.
Normally, I do not buy plums because I rather prefer sweet strawberries. A few days ago I was at the supermarket but there were no strawberries so I decided to try something “new”. Influenced by the big sales offer, I picked 1kg of plums. Eating them right away is very tasty but eating 1kg just plain plums?!. Not so much fun maybe … so why not bake the plums with an almond butter filling?
The plums give a really nice addition to your dessert or breakfast. Almost every day I eat nicecream for breakfast and today I enjoyed it with my new special topping: almond butter plums.
The second day in a row I prepared a refreshing smoothie after my daily morning run. Today it’s a vanilla strawberry mango smoothie! It’s so quick and easy to prepare and absolutely tasty. While writing this down, I just thought about whether my drink is a smoothie or a milkshake? What’s the difference anyway? Well, I googled the terms and it seems like a smoothie is just a puree of fruits and other ingredients like milk. Instead, a milkshake contains ice cream. I think the terms are really misleading, a milkshake should be rather renamed to an ice cream shake ?.
When you are looking for a refreshing cooling smoothie, you should freeze the fruits in advance. After my run, I froze them quickly while taking a shower. For the next time, I try to remind myself to freeze the fruits beforehand, so the drink is cooler and has a thicker consistency.
Tonight I want to share with you one of my absolute favorite recipes: Almond pancakes. I swear it’s the most delicious pancakes recipe that I ever tried. Every time friends or family are coming to visit me in Berlin, I am preparing these pancakes for breakfast and everyone loves them. The secret ingredient is creamy almond butter (but don’t tell anyone ;-)).
One of the reasons why pancakes are perfect for breakfast or brunch is the fact that you can top them with whatever you like: while some people rather prefer to top them with chocolate, others go for the healthy version with fruits. One of my favorite combinations are the pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup. Sometimes I also add some crunchy granola. Maybe my friend Miriam would say that I add granola to everything I eat … hihi well that’s just 80% true ;).
Especially for Sundays, I love to prepare a big stack of pancakes because it looks so awesome!