Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Sweet Potato Toast

A sweet potato toast? Yes ma’am! It might sound a little surprising but it’s actually a super healthy and original alternative to a regular slice of bread. If you combine them with some superfood toppings, you get a seriously nutrient packed and absolutely delicious breakfast, snack or meal. I reckon that your kids would absolutely love them as they’re a bit sweet and fun to eat.

In terms of toppings, the sky is your limit. You can be as creative as you want and basically eat them with anything  – just like you would with bread, really.

  • mashed avocado, a little bit of lemon, salt and pepper
  • cottage cheese, some herbs, salt and pepper
  • tahini and sesame seeds
  • peanut butter (haven’t tried it yet but I’m sure it works super well)
  • etc. etc. etc.

 

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The Carrot ‘n Pear Juice

This juice is a very bright and happy way to start your day! You might think that carrots and pears are a weird combination, but it’s actually really good and creamy! 29497818_10156232722877640_303879445976973312_o

I love making up juice recipes; I made this one up with the veggies and fruits I had left. The important thing to keep in mind when you invent your own juices is to make sure that you roughly have a 70% veggie – 30% fruit ratio so you don’t end up with a juice that contains too much sugar.  Continue reading

The SweetBeet Juice

Beetroots (and most vegetables really) are best eaten raw since cooking might destroy most of the nutrients they contain. Or – my favourite of all – you can just juice them up. I find beetroots a bit too “earthy” though, but combined with some carrots and oranges, it’s perfect!

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, 1 large or 2 small
  • Carrots, 2 large
  • Lime, 1
  • Blood orange, 1
  • Fennel, a big piece (take a look at the pic)
  • Ginger, 2-3cm

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The Spinach Wrap

Forget about food supplements or multivitamin tablets, eat your greens! They’re packed  with antioxidants, minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese), dietary fibre, and nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, E and K (especially found leafy greens such as kale, spinach or lettuce).

The Spinach wrap is a cool and easy alternative to a regular wrap or even bread. You can see from the picture that I made it a little thick (it’s more of a pancake really), but you can make them thinner and smaller if you want to.

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With this recipe, you’ll make 2 thick wraps and about 4 thinner ones. And for the record, it’s also full of protein thanks to the egg white (11 gr / egg white)!

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The Green Pea Guacamole

Try it and you’ll love it! Guacamole itself is a delicious and very healthy treat, but it is still full of good fats – which we need, but in moderation. Replacing half the avocado with green peas makes the recipe lighter both in terms of flavour and nutrition. Another benefit is that it’s less costly (where I live, avocados are quite expensive).

This recipe will take you about 10 minutes. You can keep it super healthy by serving it with fresh, crunchy crudités such as radishes or carrot sticks.  Continue reading

The Vitamin C Juice

Call me crazy but after a long day at work, juicing relaxes me. I love creating new juices with whatever fruit and veggies I have; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This one is definitely a winner! It’s hydrating, sweet and a little spicy. I’d recommend it on a hot summer day although it also works its magic on a cold and rainy winter morning.

It’s a Vitamin C powerhouse!  All its ingredients are source of vitamin C: lemon, carrots, celery, fennel, apple, pear, and ginger! You might want to consider taking this at least once a week to help you strengthen your immune system.

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