Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Chicken & Lime Juice

Summer is on it’s way so it’s time for a tasty summer salad recipe. How about a quinoa salad with spinach, smoked chicken, cranberries, lime juice & Parmezan cheese? It’s packed with protein: perfect as a pre- or post workout meal. Oh and also just really good if you don’t workout. What do you need…

Barley Salad with Pomegranate, Blueberries & Mint

Are you looking for a tasty salad recipe with barley? Prepare this sweet & fresh recipe with pomegranate, feta, mint and blueberries. Barley can be bought at the bigger stores/supermarkets that sell organic products. Barley Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance…

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…

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…

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…

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 Healthy Foodie Guide to Hamburg

In the first weekend of August, during the Cruise Days, I visited the city of Hamburg for the first time. Loved it. The harbour which is located in the centre of the city, the buzz around the cruise days, the contrast between the reeperban & winterhude, the bikes, the people and of course the tons of…

Breakfast // Oatmeal with Maca + Guarana

Looking for a tasty and fulfilling breakfast? Look no further. This beauty will make you radiate, it can provide you with enough energy to get going and stay full for almost half a day! I don’t need to tell you that this breakfast is like a natural aphrodisiac? Maca and raw cacao are well known…

Breakfast // Acai Smoothie Bowl

A couple of weeks ago I discovered the ‘smoothie breakfast bowl’ for the first time through the Instagram account of blogger Luise from Green Kitchen Stories (this photo, to be precise). It’s really simple and I was surprised that I’ve never thought of this before: make your smoothie slightly thicker and put it in a…

Detox // The 10 step beginners guide + 3 recipes

A new year full of opportunities. This might be: working out, following a meditation course or eating healthier. Whatever it is, start now! Before you know it, this year is over. Time flies. To me, January means detoxing. I”m giving my body a kickstart of healthy stuff so my body will be glowing on the beach this summer…

Smoothie // Kaki Fruit + Cinnamon + Superfooods

Did you ever try kaki fruit (sharon fruit / persimmon)? It’s perfect for smoothies! Kaki fruits are sweet, and slightly tangy with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture – the taste reminds me of a combination between dates, papaya & mango. Sounds good eh? Try out this easy creamy smoothie…

Thai // Raw Spicy Papaya Salad

One of my favorite Thai dishes is the Spicy Green Papaya Salad. And the Thai love it spicy. Really spicy. I’ve learned that the hard way. This salad (funny that I actually captured it) was the spiciest salad I ever ate! They make it on every streetcorner in these cute little portable kitchens. Back in…