Raspberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds




Summer’s not over. Not yet. I’m not ready for that and in order to celebrate, I decided to revisit an old favorite of mine, a.k.a. my go-to summer breakfast. I last posted a recipe for overnight oats over a year ago (Banana-Mixed Berries anyone?), and while the base recipe basically hasn’t changed, I made three major changes to it, by adding:

  • chia seeds
  • frozen berries
  • quick cooking oats instead of old fashioned

Although these changes might seem minimal, they transformed my morning overnight oats experience. Continue reading “Raspberry Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds”


The Ultimate Banana Bread



It’s here. It’s finally here. The perfect banana bread recipe. The ultimate. My one and only.

I’ll stop here. I think you get my point and my somewhat overwhelming excitement… You know how some people just make the best baked goods and have a secret recipe that you spend years trying to recreate but ultimately never can? You know, like for chocolate chip cookies? Or banana bread? I know I’ve been looking for the best banana bread recipe for as long as I can remember (or ever since I came to the US and discovered this delectable treat). Three years later, I’m happy to announce that I finally found it! Continue reading “The Ultimate Banana Bread”

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Lemon




I didn’t know banana bread until I came to the US. Not once had I even heard of it. Crazy, right? So when my roommate first asked me if I wanted a piece of her mom’s world-famous banana bread, I hesitated for a solid second before I decided to give it a try.

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Banana-Mixed Berries Overnight Oats



Remember my Bircher Muesli recipe from a couple months ago? Well as the weather keeps getting nicer, and my workload bigger, my crazy “overnight oats obsession” is coming back full speed.

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Midterms Mocha Shake


Every now and then, we all need a little something sweet. Though I usually try not to indulge in these cravings… I obviously sometimes do. Yet, when that happens, I try to find healthier options that hit the spot, without making me feel bad about myself. As midterms “season” finally ended, I decided I should celebrate, and reward myself for all my hard work and long study hours. HipCityVeg’s vegan milkshake are usually my go-to celebratory treat, as they’re so amazing they’re the perfect way to indulge! But the cold and snow made me stay home, and try my hands at making a HipCityVeg inspired shake myself.
This recipe tastes almost exactly like a real milk shake, but without the ice cream. It’s basically the perfect sweet fix! You have to try it to believe it, but the frozen bananas and almond milk replace the dairy and make up for the texture. Since I needed an extra boost of energy to make up for an exhausting couple of weeks/all nighters, I also added an espresso shot and went for a Mocha taste! Leaving it out would also make a delicious chocolate shake. Bon appétit!

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 1 banana (frozen to chill the smoothie)
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • a handful of sunflower seeds
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 cup of almond (or soy) milk
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. Put the frozen banana in a blender, add some of the milk and start mixing.
  2. Keep mixing while you add the sunflower seeds, the cocoa powder and the shot of espresso.
  3. Add the honey and taste the shake. If it needs to be sweetened, add a little extra drizzle and enjoy!