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More Bliss Balls….

I know the word “bliss balls” is most likely worn out or “outdated” already, but I just lovelovelove it as I feel it so serves it´s purpose. The original recipe is not mine, even though it is scribbled down on a piece of paper on my kitchen table right now. I must have gotten it off Instagram or somewhere else in cyberspace originally and true to my cooking hero Stephanie Mazier from Appetite Voyage´s teachings I tweaked whatever the original was a bit to fit the taste and texture of what tasted and felt good today. Which is something I would not have dared to do some years ago 🙂 – but thank´s largely to all the cooking and nutritional events, workshops and course Stephi and I have given together I have ventured out of my comfort zone in many places. I would like to dedicate this particular recipe to Swami Ma Tripurashakti Bharati, whom I love hanging out in the kitchen with – where she with just as much humour and complete fearlessness as …

Blissing out on figs

I know Instagram is flooded with pictures and recipes for “bliss balls”, but I just loooooovelovelove the word and have to admit that I have gotten pretty hooked on these truly blissfull, healthy, yummy and just wonderful little circular bullets of pure joy. Bliss balls , simply! So, here is a recipe so easy it is impossible to fail, so quick there is no way you can run to the store and get a Snickers even if the store is 10 meters away in the amount of time it takes to make these, so yummy you might consider to quit chocolate (I said “might” OK 😉 ) and so healthy you will be doing yourself nothing but good. Ready? Ingredients; 200 gr dried figs 2 tbspns coconut oil 1 dl rolled oats 2 tbspns honey Nuts Mix it all together using whatever mixer you have in house. I used a hand held mixer/blender and found it worked better if I chopped the figs in smaller pieces before starting to mix. Roll in to the shape …

Pumpkin Soup with ginger and leek

Yes it is January, and yes, Halloween is very far away. But, we still have pumpking lying around in the veggiebowl and it´s still good. So if you are in the same situation as us, don´t let it sit around much longer – try this easy, yummy, slightly spicy and of course very healthy soup! The reciepe is for 2 people. Ingredients 1 small pumpkin 2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped a piece of fresh ginger, about thumbsize soy or oat milk or cream vegetable bouillon salt ´n pepper honey 1 thin leek, sliced in tiny little rings Here we go; Clean the pumpkin, slice it in half and remove the seeds. Cut the pumpkin in slices, peeling it as well if you´d like (it´s not necessary if you have given it a good scrub). Then you take the slices and cut these into small pieces. Peel and grate the ginger. Put the pumpkin, the ginger, the finely chopped garlic, bouillon and a pinch of salt in the pan. Add the soy or oat …

Tunasalad, with kidneybeans

If you are in a hurry, or just not up for cooking a lot, you are hungry, you want something tasty, healthy and you still want to make sure you either don´t ruin that workout you just had or have just exhausted yourself in front of your agenda planning all the workouts in for the coming weeks and months – here´s a quick, easy, yummy and “making sure you get all the good fats, healthy proteins, great antioxidants, fibre, minerals, vitamins you need” meal. Great for lunch and/or dinner! Even fits great for a lunchbox, or an evening on the boardwalk with your feet dangling over the water while you watch the seagulls doing their dance. Recipe for 1 person: Ingredients: 1 stalk of celery, including the leaves 1 dl sugar snaps 0,5 yellow or red capsicum 1 can of tuna in oil/brine 1 dl red kidney beans, cooked or canned 1 boiled egg 0,5 avocado Fresh basil A few pfefferoni´s 1 tbspn balsamic vinegar 2 tbspn olive oil A pinch of sea salt A …

Cranberry smoothie

Here is antoher easy, fast and really nutritious smoothie. Packed to the brim with vitamins and anti oxidants to keep our immune system up now that the season of the common colds is about to hit us here in the Northern Hemisphere. I glass; 2 oranges 1 dl frozen raspberries 0,5 dl frozen cranberries Squeeze the juice out of the oranges and mix it with the frozen berries. If you would like some extra fibre, then add the orange pulp to the mix as well. Plus, to aid the uptake of the anti oxidants , of whom quite a few are fat soluble, you can eat a handful of mixed nuts or seeds with the shake or add a bit of flaxseed oil to the shake before you mix it. If you just got back from a heavy workout, of course you can add some protein powder to the mix as well. Enjoy!

Fast, yummy and healthy lunch lentil soup

Ok, I know it is summer and at least here in The Netherlands it is hot,hot, hot and real summer today. And who would want to eat lentil soup then? I guess, rather have a lentil salad today eh…! Well, next week it will rain again and then you will be happy I have already shared one of my favorite fast lunch recipes from the health guru´s Fredrik Paulun, Martin Brunnberg and Kristina Andersson with you! So here we go: 2 portions 120 g red lentils 6-10 dl water 1 laurier leaf 800 g crushed tomatoes ( 2 jars ) 120 g red onion (1 large one) Vegetable fond 2 tbspn paprika spice 2 tspn potassium salt 4 crushed or chopped garlic cloves 4 tspn olive oil 2 boiled eggs Boil the lentils in the water with the laurier leaf for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chopped onion and a bit of fond. Let it boil for an additional 10 minutes. Add the remaining spices, garlic and the oil. Serve with a boiled egg. Source: …

Banana, basil & strawberry smoothie

It is not often the smoothies I whip up from whatever I have at home in the mornings , to bring for my morning yoga practice, turn out as well as this one – so on the rare occasions they do I have to share them of course. This time of the year both the strawberries and the basil are really, really tasty as they are at their freshest which I think is what made the tastes stand out. Anyway, put the following in your blender; 1 banana 1,5 dl of fresh (or in off season, frozen) strawberries Basil – about 5 leaves 1 tspn flax seed oil 3 dl rice milk Swish, swoosh and enjoy! For those of you on higher protein diet of course you can add a neutral protein powder as well to the mix.

Quinoa salad for all occasions

As most of you might know by now I am not a master at building my own recipes, so what I do is I try out what I find online, in cook books or what people tell me about that sounds yummy and healthy. If it is a “goodie” – meaning it is yummy, nutritous, easy to cook and healthy – then I share it with my already existing nutritional clients and on this blog. This quinoa salad I found via YogaJournal´s newsletter and it is from Vegetarian Times. If you are vegetarian or vegan you can eat this one by itself. I would then add either some beans, lentils and/or tofu to ensure you get enough protein in. Even though quinoa is the one grain that contans a substantial, and then I mean really substantial, amount of protein it is not enough to view it as “just” a protein source when you plan or cook your meals. For those of you out there who are not vegan or vegetarian it is a great side …

Antioxidant packed sunshine salad, with yummy dressing

A great and extremely nutritious salad, great as a side dish next to your protein and/or bbq and also perfect as a full meal for lunch or even dinner for the vegetarians out there. A small serving could also serve as an entrée! You can even make a triple or larger batch and keep it in the fridge to savour for days to come. Feel free to swap the chick peas for other beans or lentils as well! And why not experiment with different superfood berries like gojji, inca or mulberries instead of or next to the cranberries? Sunshine Salad 2 dl pearl dinkel, spelt, buckwheat or any colour quinoa 2 parsnips 1 carrot 1 paprika 0, 5 zucchini Coconut oil 400 g chickpeas boiled or out of a tin Saffron 1 dl dried cranberries A few twigs of flat leaf parsley 0, 5 pomegranate Boil the dinkel,spelt, buckwheat or quinoa accordingly. Roughly grate the parsnips, carrot and zucchini and slice the paprika in smaller pieces. Heat up a frying pan or a wok and …

One more chocolatey smoothie

Seems we can´t get enough of these smoothies! They come out of nowhere and everywhere to be tested and tasted. Lately they all seem to have the theme of chocolate or cacao, who knows why they arrive in clusters 🙂 … Anyway, here´s another yummy & healthy smoothie – have it as a snack, after training, for breakfast…. 3 dl of almondmilk or oat milk (or any other milk you like) 1 banana 1 tbspn cacao powder / raw cacao 3 tbspn hennep protein powder a bit of vanilla 1 tbspn coconut oil (slowly heat au bain marine to get it more liquid before putting in the smoothie) Mix, serve, enjoy!