February 28, 2015

MAKIN’ BANANA PANCAKES

I woke up this morning & was in the mood to spruce up some healthy breakfast. Something new, something I’ve never made before. Mmmmm…PANCAKES!
But I had no pancake mix, and wasn’t really interested in using a pre-made one either. I really wanted to say “Good morning! I made pancakes for you… from scratch!” So I started to search all over the internet using keywords of the things I had in my pantry and fridge…and boom!
Out came the blender & the simple ingredients (which you will usually find at your house and can skip the trip to the grocery store) and voila, I made pancakes from scratch!
And they were reaaaally good. And gluten-free too, in case you were wondering.
AshleySixto.com BANANA PANCAKES RECIPE
Yields: 6-8 pancakes (depending on the size)
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup instant/rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 4 egg whites + 2 whole eggs
  • 1½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-4 Tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat and coat it with cooking spray or oil. You want to make sure the pan is very hot before you start cooking your pancakes.
  2. Add ingredients to a blender in the order listed and blend until oats are broken down and batter is frothy.
  3. Using a ladle or small measuring cup, drop batter onto skillet until the desired size of pancakes is reached. Cook until the edges begin to look dry and bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, which is about 1 minute. Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook about 2 more minutes on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter, making sure to coat your skillet again with oil between each batch.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with your favourite toppings. (I like to add freshly diced strawberries!)

Have you ever made a healthy breakfast from scratch?
I’d love to see if you guys try out this recipe – send me your feedback!

enjoy xx

Ash

 

February 24, 2015

WEEKLY FIVE

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A few my favorite things on my wish list…

1. Dior Sunnies 2. Janessa Leone Hat 3. Dolce Vita Espadrille Sandals 4. Forever 21 Layered Necklace 5. Diptyque Candle

SHOP THE POST:

February 9, 2015

SNOW

snow day ashleysixto.com

update: I finally got to experience my first “snow day”

headed up to sierra nevada for a weekend in the mountains. this “staycation” was a very spontaneous decision to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary a weekend early (I still can’t believe it’s been a year already, where has the time gone?) we’ve been working really hard this year and deserved some R&R in a new place and setting…..and weather.

I had never seen (real) snow before so when I saw on our weather forecast for the weekend I was literally jumping for joy. I stayed up to watch the small little snow flurries fall from the sky and melt quicker than I could scream “It’s snowing!!” I’m a real big optimist so this was more than perfect for me. After being outside taking photos and videos, I decided to call it a night. I think it was the numb sensation in my fingers, toes and nose.

But when we woke up and walked out of our little cottage, I did NOT expect for it to be still snowing and most of the grounds were covered in snow. Apparently this was a really rare occasion for the week, I’ll just call it a special surprise ;)

shop the look:

hat: Forever 21 // jacket: Forever 21 (comes with removable fur trim) // jeans: Levis (Curve iD “Slight Curve”) // boots: Steve Madden

 

**in case you were wondering, we stayed in the small town of Capileira in the Sierra Nevada region in a hotel called “Hotel Finca Los Llanos”. It’s just about 2.5 hours driving from where we live in Marbella.

February 1, 2015

La Cruz de Juanar

Road trip!!!!! We headed to Juanar this morning for some outdoor adventure and a breath of (cold) fresh air.

p.s. I apologize in advance for the overload of images, but the hike to the top was awesome & the view was spectacular…I HAD to share!

AshleySixto.com GoPro Cruz de Juanar Hiking Marbella, Spain AshleySixto.com GoPro Cruz de Juanar Hiking Marbella, Spain AshleySixto.com GoPro Cruz de Juanar Hiking Marbella, Spain AshleySixto.com GoPro Cruz de Juanar Hiking Marbella, Spain AshleySixto.com GoPro Cruz de Juanar Hiking Marbella, Spain

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