Breakfast with your EC presidents

by Anna Ploeg & Zaninka Ntagungira

  Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Both Zaninka and Anna love experimenting with food and wanted to pass along some quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes. Keep in mind that not all the ingredients listed below can be locally sourced, but we encourage you to purchase these items sustainably when you can by buying them from local bulk stores or the weekend farmers markets.

Zaninka’s Banana Oat Cookies

The basics!

  • 2 medium-sized ripe bananas (make these cookies when you have bananas that are too ripe for anything else) #makecookiesnotwaste
  • 1 and 1/2 cup oats
  • A lil pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp flax seeds and 2 tsp chia seeds
  • Honey for desired sweetness (replace honey with dates)

The extras! (Choose your mix and add to^^)

  • Peanut butter
  • Cacao powder
  • Vanilla paste/extract
  • Coconut shreds
  • Ginger
  • Blueberries
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate chips/chunks

The how’s!

  • Preheat to 180ºC
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes

-> Makes 15-20 cookies!

Anna’s green immunity smoothie


  • 1/2 cup of coconut water 
  • 1/2 cup of water 
  • Frozen mango or pineapple 
  • Handful of spinach 
  • 3 chunks of fresh ginger
  • Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • Teaspoon of spirulina (What is spirulina you may ask? Spirulina is an algae. It grows rapidly through photosynthesis and converts greenhouse gases into nutrition, protein, and oxygen. It is a powerful antioxidant, which contains numerous nutrients including B1, B2, B3, B6, Vitamin C & E as well as magnesium, zinc and selenium. It also has three times more protein than fish or beef per gram! Fun fact: NASA recognises it as a key food in future long-term space missions.)
  • Teaspoon of chia seeds to top 

Blend it all up in a blender and enjoy!

Bon appétit!

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