Stuffed bell peppers

img_6147Hello everybody!

I have a very easy and delicious lunch idea for you guys. I made theese yesterday and it didn’t took me more than 30-35 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 small onion
  • riced cauliflower (2 cups)
  • handful of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • salt, pepper, red paprika, chili

How to:

  1. Dice the onions in small pieces, sauté them in avocado or coconut oil
  2. Cut the mushrooms in small pieces and add them to the onion
  3. add the cauliflower rice and sauté them all together on low heat
  4. meanwhile but the button part of the peppers, spray them with oil and outer them in the oven on medium heat
  5. when the onion, the mushroom and the cauliflower rice are saluted well add the canned black beans and the spices
  6. When the bell peppers are a little softened fill them with the sautéed veggies
  7. you can add some cheese on the top, if you are vegan than vegan rice or almond cheese and put them back in the oven and broil them for 5 more minutes
  8. Thaths is! Good appetite!

 

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Breakfast egg muffins

  
Hello everybody! 

Here is an excellent and fast breakfast idea for those who are on a low carb or following a keto diet. 

It’s super fast and delicious! 

Ingredients for 6 muffins

  • 4 eggs
  • Handful of mushrooms 
  • Handful of spinach 
  • Salt, pepper, chili flakes 
  • Some grated cheese

Directions:

  1. Sauté the mushrooms for 5-6 minutes 
  2. Sauté the spin ache for 3-5 minutes 
  3. Beat the eggs with the seasonings 
  4. Mix the eggs with the mushrooms and spinach
  5. Pour the batter in muffin trays
  6. Bake them for 20-25 minutes 

Enjoy!

Vegan chocolate truffles 


Hello my dears, I have a special Christmas recipe for you today. I made these  raw vegan healthy chocolate truffles with just a few natural and simple ingredients. For sure they will look amazing on your Christmas dinner table.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
1/2 shredded coconut

1/2 cup almond or cashew butter

2 tablespoons of cocoa

Stevia – depending on how sweet you like it

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 cups of walnuts

Ingredients for the chocolate coating:
1/4 cup Melted coconut oil

1/4 cup melted cocoa butter

1 tablespoon of cocoa

Stevia

Directions
Mix all your ingredients in a blender, taste it if it’s sweet enough. You will get a sticky bater, if it’s to dense you add almond or coconut milk.

Form some balls and put them into the fridge to chill. Meanwhile you prepare the chocolate coating.

Heat up a little bit the cocoa butter and the coconut oil, add the cocoa and the stevia and it’s ready. Take out the balls from the fridge and cover them with chocolate and some crushed walnuts.

Chill them in the fridge for 1-2 hours. 

Enjoy! I wish you happy holidays! :*

Protein donuts (no sugar, no flour!)

 

img_20151201_170830-01.jpegHello everybody! Happy first day of December! This is the most beautiful month of the year, so I guess we should celebrate that! We are in the holiday season so I have a super delicious dessert for you to serve your guests and friends. As you guessed I made healthy donuts, healthy meaning no added sugar, low in carbohydrate, it’s gluten free, has no flour, it’s not deep fried and it has lots of protein!

Here is the recipe:

img_20151130_131606.jpgIngredients: 

2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

2 tablespoons of konjac flour

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

1 small scoop of stevia or sweetener of your choice

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of coconut milk (fat version from the can)

1/4 tablespoon of baking soda

img_20151201_180225.jpgGlaze: 

40 gr cream cheese + 2 tablespoons of raspberries = pink donuts

40 gr cream cheese + cocoa powder + stevia =chocolate donuts

almond butter + some grounded walnuts = almond butter donuts

40 gr cream cheese + cinnamon = cinnamon donuts

40 gr cream cheese + Walden farms sugar free caramel syrup = caramel donuts

Directions:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients first
  2. Mix the wet ingredients
  3. Incorporate the dry ingredients gradually in the wet ingredients, you can do all this in a food processor
  4. Grease your donut pan with coconut oil and bake it for 12-15 min, keep an eye on them!
  5. When they are don, let them cool for 10 minutes then you can be creative with the glaze and toppings!
  6. Enjoy!!

 

 

Low carb pumpkin donuts (paleo)

  Hello everybody! Donuts! Yes I know everybody loves them, and guess what, I have a recipe for you, that is not just contains healthy ingredients but it’s also low in carbohydrate, so people who are following a low carb or paleo diet, can easily and guilt free eat it. Here are the ingredients you need:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp stevia or sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Glaze ingredients:

  • Cashew nuts soaked in water for 2 hrs
  • Stevia or any kind of sweetener
  • 3-4 tbs or coconut milk
  • Lime juice or cocoa or just cinnamon, you can be creative here

  Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a donut pan with coconut oil.
  • In a stand mixer mix the first 5 ingredients until smooth.
  • In another bowl whisk the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in the mixer until combined thoroughly.
  • Pour the batter into the donut pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before glazing.

To make the glaze simply add ingredients into a stand mizer and blend until smooth.

And you are ready with the most delicious healthy treats ever. 

Nutrition Information

Serves: 6 donuts

Serving size: 1

Calories: 114

Fat: 8.3g

Saturated fat: 2.9g

Carbohydrates: 5.9g

Sugar: 0.5g

Sodium: 151mg

Fiber: 3.3g

Protein: 3.9g

Delicious creamy cashew dipping sauce

Hello everybody!

IMG_0994Today’s perfect snack is here. I tried this recipe for the first time, and I have to admit it came out perfectly and so delicious, that I will make it tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and maybe in the weekend too :))

It’s similar to a cheese dip, its super creamy, filling and tastes like heaven. You can serve it with whatever you like, fresh veggies, as dressing on your salad, dip for oven baked sweet potatoes, or use it in cauliflower mash or potatoes mash.

Here’s what you need:

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • chopped basil
  • freshly-ground black pepper to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add cashews to a small bowl and soak in water for at least 2 hours. (This will allow the cashews to soften and make them easier to process.)
  2. Drain cashews of the water and add to a blender or food processor, along with garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and ¼ cup of water. Blend or process, until smooth, adding additional water as needed, until the mixture is the consistency of dressing.
  3. Add the basil along with pepper to taste, and refrigerate until using.

It’s that simple!

Enjoy! 🙂

Where to eat healthy when on vacation in Barcelona

wpid-img_20150630_152601.jpgHello everybody! I did not post an article since a long time, I was away for a little while, but now I am back for good 🙂

As you can tell from the title of this article, I was for a little while in Barcelona (Spain). I have to tell you this city doesn’t just have gorgeous beaches, wonderful views and buildings, but the food there is absolutely amazing. In this article I will tell you about the best places to eat healthy and delicious food. Believe me we tried them all!

If you are planning a trip to Barcelona, you should be aware that time passes so fast, because of all the things you can do and visit, or just chill at a beach bar drinking some freshly made pina colada from fresh coconut milk and pineapple.

So let’s see which restaurants you should definitely try out if you are around.

montjuic1. The first place you need to visit is El Xalet de Montjuïc.This place is pure luxury because of its ambiance and fantastic views. The restaurant has a large panoramic terrace and a beautiful dining room from where the view is just spectacular. The dishes are mostly Mediterranean and Catalan, respecting the traditional flavours and fresh produce. I ate here a delicious appetizer: Hummus with crunchy vegetables, sesame seeds and crunchy king-prawns skewer. Than a Creamy rice with assorted mushrooms and we shared a delicious dessert called Lukewarm banana cake, foam of cheese and coconut, “toffee” syrup and a scoop of chocolate. Highly recommended 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montju%C3%AFc-El-Xalet/184997014849150?fref=ts

2. The second restaurant I recommend is Veg world India, a small Indian vegetarian restaurant. It’s not as luxurious as the first one, but the food is just amazing. If you are interested in eating healthy, tasty and spicy in a nice Indian ambiance, than you are in the perfect place. You must try the mango lassi drink, made of chilled full fat fresh curd/yoghurt, fresh chopped mango and a dash of ground cardamom. You also need to try the garlic or cheese nan and obviously some of their special indian dishes served with a delicious saffron rice. Their desserts are simple and fresh which is perfect after a spicy meal. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veg-World-India/119904694714707?fref=ts

wpid-img_20150607_170942.jpg3. The third place I recommend for you to visit is the WET pool and terrace. It’s a gorgeous and luxury place inside of the W hotel on the beach. This place is perfect to talk, sunbath and to eat and drink something delicious. We tried out some super tasty smoothies like the strawberry & banana, the mango & passion fruit but also some cocktails like the pineapple & ginger mojito. The food here really amazed us, we liked it so much, that the next day we went back and ordered the same things. I highly recommend the hot quinoa balls with a special spicy eggplant cream. We also ate some focaccia bread with 3 different kind of dips: guacamole, sour cream & cheddar cheese. Very highly recommended! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wet-Bar-W-Barcelona-Pool/220260974661567

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wpid-img_20150630_154002.jpg4. The next restaurant you really need to try is the Wave. It’s also a luxurious place, with a great atmosphere and wonderful food. I really enjoyed this place, we tried out lots of great dishes and had a great night. From the starters menu I highly recommend the hummus and falafel with assorted vegetables, yoghurt, cucumber and lemon sauce. Served with pita bread. We also tried the strawberry gazpacho and the spinach ravioli with smoked vegetables sauce, pecorino cheese and tomato oil. And of course as I am on a vacation I like to try out new things, so I tried the delicious apple and cinnamon tatin, served with crumbled almonds and fresh cheese ice cream. Near the dinner we obviously drink sangria, the special Spanish drink. https://www.facebook.com/wbarcelonahotel

 

wpid-img_20150630_152632.jpg5. Another great place to eat if you really want something healthy and fast, Teresa Carles’s place is the best choice. They have so amazing fresh cold pressed juices, great appetizers, soups, main dishes and raw desserts. Yes it is like paradise. Everything is freshly made, you can choose between raw, raw vegan, vegan, gluten free or vegetarian. The waiters are super-fast, they take the orders fast and bring the food in no time. We actually came back to this place twice. We tried out a lots of food, so I leave you the online menu to decide for yourself. The vegan cheese and carrot cake though it was like heaven. http://www.teresacarles.com/tc/webroot/library/files/carta-oi14-15-eng.pdf

https://www.facebook.com/TeresaCarles1979?fref=ts

wpid-img_20150630_154603.jpgI could go on and on recommending nice and good restaurants where you can eat in Barcelona, because honestly there are lots of them, so I’ll stop here. If you want to stick to your diet and eat healthy you definitely can do that even if you are on a vacation.

I hope you enjoyed this article, see you very soon! 🙂