The Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus

I love hummus, but I have to admit that I’m getting a bit tired of the traditional chickpeas hummus, aren’t you? It’s good, healthy and everything, but why not spice it up a little? 

This recipe will take you to Provence (you know, that beautiful region in the south of France), it’ll bring some summer vibes in your kitchen- and if it’s winter where you are at the moment, I bet it’s welcome! Continue reading

The Beetroot and Feta Risotto

Beetroot risotto? I was also a bit dubious at first, but it’s actually delicious and it’s actually a nice change from the typical mushroom recipe! My six-year-old niece absolutely loved it, who doesn’t like to eat pink food really?

Also, on top of being very cute, beetroot has many health benefits:

  • Improves blood pressure
  • Prevents heart disease
  • Improves stamina and endurance performance
  • Boosts brain function
  • Detoxifies the body and clean the blood
  • Helps fight chronic diseases
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps with sugar cravings

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Trust your Gut!

You have probably already been told to trust your gut when facing a decision; or you’ve had a gut feeling about something. Any idea why? I’ll tell you. It turns out that the gut is our second brain; it’s called the the enteric nervous system (and it actually contains more neurotransmitters than our actual brain). It therefore needs to be healthy and happy for you to be as well.

What is the gut exactly, and why does it need to be healthy?

The gut is the long tube that starts at the mouth, travels through the stomach, the small intestine, the colon, and ends in the rectum; it’s the gastrointestinal tract or digestive system. 

Funny story, nearly 70% of the immune system is located in the gut; and the bacteria living in it are our first line of defence against the outside world. Bacteria in the gut, you ask? Absolutely! There is a whole ecosystem of thousands of different species living in there; it’s called the gut microbiome. It’s made of good bacteria (Lactobacillus or Bifidobacteria for example) and bad ones (yeasts, parasites, and fungus).  Continue reading

The Healthy and Nutritious Banana Pancakes (vegan)

Sunday morning pancakes have become a tradition, and I’ve been trying to make them as healthy, soft and light as possible. This recipe is totally guilt-free, as long as you go easy on the jam and the syrup. Have them with some fresh fruits and a drizzle of honey;  and if you prefer savoury toppings, why not some avocado.

I make my own oat flour: I blend rolled oats until they’re transformed into some kind of a dust. Works like a charm!

Ingredients (for about 3 pancakes)

  • Oat flour, 60g
  • Non-dairy milk, 120ml (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • Chia seeds, 1 full teaspoon
  • Banana, 1 (ripe)
  • Baking powder, 1 full teaspoon 
  • Pinch of salt

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Five good reasons to go vegetarian or reduce your meat consumption. 

As a future Health Coach, I don’t advocate any specific diet, for the simple reasons that Diets don’t work and there is no such thing as one-diet-fits-all. We are all unique individuals with different needs, body types, lifestyles, etc. Some need meat, others don’t; it’s called bio-individuality, one person’s food is another person’s poison. You know what’s best for you, but maybe you can make the right choice with some information in hands.

In this article I will therefore discuss the benefits of a vegetarian diet and also what you can do if you don’t really feel like eliminating meat from your diet…yet.

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The super protein peanut & oat cookies

Are you looking for an easy and healthy cookie recipe? You got it! This recipe for rolled oats, peanuts, sesame seeds and linseeds cookies is packed with protein (see below for more details), it’s gluten free, egg free and refined sugar free.

When you think about it, baking your own cookies actually brings several benefits:

  • No refined sugar (not in my recipes at least)
  • No artificial ingredients
  • Perfect for food allergies and food intolerance (you decide what goes and doesn’t go in them)
  • No packaging (no plastic, no container, etc.)
  • Money savings
  • Better for your waistline (again, you in charge!)

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