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Morning Raspberry Oats

I’m feeling summer-ish with this vibrant morning oats bowl. It is filled with raspberries and bananas and topped with tahini and yummy crunchy nuts, seeds and fruit.

Use Your Noodles - Morning Raspberry Oats

We’ve had such a beautiful week full of sunshine. It called for a morning oats recipe and take some shots in the warm morning sun. This recipe is so simple and perfect for a busy day. You know, how a lot of times you skip breakfast because you are in a hurry or you don’t feel like preparing anything. Well, it can’t get more simple than this! Plus, banana and rasberries – you can’t miss with that combination. I added a little maca for some extra nutrients and vanilla for your brain.

Last week I made a brand new photo backdrop. You can see it on these photos. Since I just started this blog, I don’t have a lot of props to work with. But I do have parts of my old bed in the basement, so I used these for making my new prop. I did a double-sided wooden backdrop, white on one side and black on the other. I was affraid to mess it up but it is acually very easy and there is practically no way to mess it up. Especially if you are aiming for distressed look. If you want to make your own backdropyour own backdrop here are simple instructions. I did it similarly, with some extra details. I might post instructions for it in the future.

Morning Raspberry Oats

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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 1/3 cup rolled oats soaked overnight in 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla seeds
  • 1 tsp maca powder


  • tahini paste
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • coconut shavings
  • almonds
  • chunks or slices of persimmon
  • raspberries


  1. Put soaked oats and the remaining water in a blender. Add raspberries, banana, vanilla seeds, and maca powder.
  2. Blend until smooth. If it doesn’t blend well add a little more water.
  3. Top with tahini and other toppings that you like.


You can use milk or nut milk for soaking instead of water.
The listed toppings are a suggestion. These are the ones that I think go well with the recipe.

Morning Raspberry Oats


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Morning Raspberry Oats

Pear Smoothie with Tapioca

This morning bowl is a combination of pear smoothie with ginger, tapioca pearls in coconut milk, fresh pears and pumpkin seed oil.

Use Your Noodles - Pear Smoothie With Tapioca

I remember the first time I tried tapioca. It was in a Chinese restaurant. They served chilled coconut milk with tiny jelly pearls in the bottom. Everyone else was disgusted by this, but I was in heaven. For a long time I didn’t know what that was. Then, one day, I found a bag of tapioca in our shopping mall, still not knowing what that was. It looked interesting, so I bought it and at home I googled tapioca. Well, that was a revelation. It was the same jelly thing I tried in the Chinese restaurant. Imagine me glowing like a Christmas tree over a bag of tiny bubbles.

And the good thing about tapioca is, you can do it in a lot of different ways. In this recipe, I cook tapioca in a small amount of coconut milk, so I get a quite sticky but very sweet pudding. I’m serving it on the side of a pear smoothie with coconut milk and ginger. Its freshness and spiciness goes woderfully with the sweetness of the tapioca pudding.

Pear Smoothie With Tapioca
Pear Smoothie With Tapioca
Pear Smoothie With Tapioca

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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4



  • 12 small pears
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tsp maca powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla seeds
  • 4 tsp grated ginger


  • 6 TBSP tapioca pearls
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 small pears
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp crushed flax seeds
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seed oil


  1. Boil the coconut milk on medium heat, add tapioca pearls, and continue cooking and stirring on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the pearls become translucent.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for the pear smoothie in a blender. Add ginger gradually, so the smoothie won’t be too spicy and blend it. When it is done put it in the serving bowl.
  3. Cut the 4 pears for topping in 1/2 cm slices.
  4. When tapioca pudding is cooked, place it over the smoothie, add slices of pear and sprinkle with sunflower seeds, flax seeds, coconut flour, and pumpkin seed oil.
Use Your Noodles - Pear Smoothie With Tapioca