Amaranth Salad with Swiss Chard & Avocado

Have you ever tried amaranth? You should! This super healthy seed (it’s not a grain) has a nice nutty flavor and it’s consistency is a bit like mini couscous. Amaranth Like quinoa, amaranth is not technically a grain but is the seed of the amaranth plant. One plant can produce up to 500,000 seeds. This ‘super…

Mango Maple Soda Mocktail

Time for another sweet mocktail recipe: the Mango Maple Soda with Aloe Vera! This one takes a little more time because you need to cook the maple syrup and the mango, and let this cool down. But in the end it’s all worth it 😉 If you’re a sweet tooth, ditch the Aloe Vera, but if…

Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes

My favourite cake of all: carrot cake. It’s yummy but so full of sugar and fat! I decided to do what I can to make this into a healthy breakfast/snack/dessert, and so I did… And trust me: it’s really easy! These lovely healthy carrot cake cupcakes are made with all healthy and natural ingredients like carrots…

Kiwi Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail

You might not expect this, but I’ve always loved cocktails. Too bad that they are super unhealthy and the headache the day after always makes me regret drinking them. Mocktails however (alcohol free and delicious) are always a good idea. I’ve created some mocktail recipes for Fairminds (read all about it in my previous blog). This might…

Vegetable Chips with Badia

We all know veggie chips by now, right? A healthy alternative for deep fried potato chips and suuuuper easy to make. This recipe, sprinkled with Badia (fresh Latin-American spice mix), bring out the lovely flavors of the different vegetables. You can buy this at your local toko or Brazilian supermarket! What do you need for…

Quark with Summer Coulis & Grapefruit

This super easy and quick breakfast is perfect for people that love to work out or just need a little bit of extra energy in the morning. It’s full of protein and vitamins! Choose organic quark, this is much creamier and tastier. Use a frozen summer fruit mix to make the coulis: it’s cheaper and tastes almost…

Spicy Energy Juice with Carrot & Ginger

Summer is on it’s way! Time to dust off that slowjuicer and step up your juicing game.  How about a mix between fruit and veggies, spicy and sweet? The energy this juice will provide gets you going all morning. Work that body! What do you need for one glass of juice? 1 handful spinach 3 carrots 2 oranges 1 big chunk of…

Teff Porridge with Pistachio & Pomegranate

Ever heard of Teff? Teff is a fine grain – about the size of a poppy seed – that comes in a variety of colors, from white and red to dark brown. Teff grows predominantly in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The grain has a very mild, nutty flavor, and it packs a serious nutritional punch. Teff has an excellent balance of…

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Chocolate, I love it. Milk, dark, even white chocolate – which is in fact not even chocolate at all. If I’m having a cheat meal, give me Ben & Jerry’s Baked Alaska or Milka Oreo and I’m one happy girl. But as we all know, this is far from healthy. Once in a while it’s ok,…

15 Tips » How To Prepare For A Marathon

Why do people decide to run a marathon? Why would anyone try to run 42,2K as fast as they can? Everyone has different reasons. Here’s my story, what I’ve learned so far and my tips for anyone who wants to prepare for a marathon or a similar race.  How it all started When I started…

Rutabaga ‘Tagliatelle’ with Radicchio & Grilled Pear

The oldskool veggie Rutabaga (swede) is one of those things that I keep staring at in the store. What the f… can I do with this? Well, you can make ‘pasta’ with it! Combine it with a bitter Radicchio salad and sweet grilled pear – lovely. What do you need for two portions? 1/2 Rutabaga handful…

The Perfect Green Smoothie Breakfast

If you’re facing a tough week or just looking for a quick way to add more energy to your day – go for a green smoothie breakfast. I know I know, green smoothies are ‘soooo 2013’ – but trust me, these little green monsters can really make a difference. For me at least, they work…