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Date and Cashew Bars with Coconut (Vegan, Paleo, Raw + Gluten-Free)

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Natural Treats and Sweets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates are a great source of dietary fibre and are rich in the essential nutrient iron; they are also a very healthy sweet treat that won’t add to your waistline making them a great option for a guilt-free snack. Cashew nuts are also high in essential minerals, protein and cholesterol lowering fats. Coconut adds a distinct yet complimentary flavor to these bars while also bringing along some extra fibre and healthy fats. They are also a great addition to your lunch box or handbag for those moments in between meals when you need a little healthy, low GI energy boost. This recipe is super easy to make, great for busy people. Moreover, it fits in vegan, paleo, raw and gluten-free lifestyles. Totally compatible with an alkaline lifestyle as well. Add it to your healthy recipes repertoire. You will love it! Date and Cashew bars are also great for breakfast or as a quick after workout snack. Continue reading

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Quick Alkaline Lunch Ideas (raw or almost raw)

Easy and Nourishing Alkaline Lunches for Hot Summers

If you are looking for easy alkaline lunch recipes to energize your body and mind, you have come to the right place. This post contains 3 fully plant based recipes that are great for beginners. They will help you add more green alkaline foods into your diet, not to mention adding more raw foods- these are always great! The recipes use what I call common-sense superfoods, that, in most cases are really easy to find in most grocery stores. Depending on where you live, nori may me a bit more difficult to find, but, on a positive note, nori is becoming more and more main-stream and therefore easier to find. At the end of this post, I included some Amazon recommendations, in case you are not able to find all the ingredients locally. Here’s to your health- alkaline, vegan and full of life. Pick up the recipe and get started! Continue reading

Easy & Refreshing Alkaline Soup Recipe Anyone Can Make!

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Alkaline Soup Recipe

What makes this soup special? It’s easy, fresh, extremely alkalyzing and great for warm days! Cucumbers are very good for flushing out toxins from the body and therefore aiding weight loss, they also help to provide the skin with essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium and silicone (this is what makes them super alkaline!). Garlic not only adds great flavour to this soup, but it is another great food for detoxing your system, and the capsicum in the chili adds to the immune-boosting benefits of this soup. Lime juice helps to improve digestion and so it further aids in detoxing the system and boosting weight loss. Coconut water is high in electrolytes and is known to be the ultimate thirst quencher. Fantastic after streneous workouts! This cold alkaline soup is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. It can also be combined with some cooked food, as a side dish, it’s up to you! Continue reading

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Alkaline-Vegan-Paleo Smoothie

Carrot, Lime and Coconut Smoothie with Cashew Nuts, Tahini and a Hint of Chili

Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and C, while lime juice also is very high in vitamin C making both ingredients very good for the maintenance of a healthy, youthful skin.  The coconut milk and cashew nuts contain high doses of healthy fats that will help to moisturize your skin from within; these healthy fats are also very good for maintaining strong and well nourished hair. The Tahini adds a sesame flavour to this smoothie as well as a creaminess that is further boosted by the addition of the banana, which makes a great smoothie base. The hint of chili adds a spicy kick as well as the immune-boosting capsicum that it is so rich in… Continue reading

Alkaline green smoothie

Almost Alkaline Green Smoothie

Super Green Apple and Spirulina Smoothie

Green apples are known to be an excellent anti-ageing ingredient due to their high fiber and anti-oxidant properties; they help maintain healthy, supple skin. Green apples are also great for nourishing the skin due to their vitamin density and are also great for skin whitening and brightening. If organic, apples are best eaten with the skin on as it contains a large amount of the apple’s nutrients. Spirulina is a super food that is made from algae and is known for its immune boosting properties. If you don’t want to use spirulina in this recipe, you can also use barley grass. Ginger is another great addition as its anti-inflammatory properties also help to boost the immune system. The addition of banana to this smoothie gives it a potassium rich base and the Brazil nuts not only add some protein and healthy fats, but they are also high in selenium, which is essential cognitive function, fertility and the immune system. Ground cinnamon is known for its ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, rounding off this smoothie combination as a great option for breakfast. I really recommend this smoothie for beginners as it tastes great and is really easy to make. Continue reading

Energize Yourself with This Guilt Free Vegan Smoothie Treat!

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Delicious & Nutritious Guilt-Free Smoothie

Raw cocoa is known to be one the most powerful and rich sources of anti-oxidants, closely followed by berries. Foods containing anti-oxidants are in many cases referred to as being superfoods. What makes anti-oxidants so important is that they possess anti-ageing properties that not only help you fight the signs of ageing in your skin, but also prevent the premature aging of your body’s cellular makeup. This smoothie is a very tasty and incredibly healthy way to start your day. The banana also adds a nutritional punch with its healthy carbohydrate properties and high potassium quota; potassium is important for optimum muscle function and recovery and therefore is also very helpful when focusing on anti-ageing. The addition of coconut milk gives this recipe a good dose of heart-healthy and cholesterol lowering fats, and the almond butter not only gives it a nutty taste but also adds a protein boost. Continue reading

Alkaline Breakfast? But what the Heck Do I Eat?

Alkaline Lifestyle for Busy Folks

Alkaline Lifestyle for Busy Folks

I hear this all the time: “I would like to eat more alkaline, but I find it very hard to organize myself first thing in the morning”, or “This sounds like a great way of eating and living, but it’s not practical for most people” or “I can do it on weekends but with all the work and family obligations I find it hard during the week” or: “I don’t have time”. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Simple solutions are always the best. This short post will provide you with easy and nutritious alkaline breakfast recipe ideas and other tips that will help you change your mindset about the alkaline diet and lifestyle. While my previous post: Alkaline Cooking for Busy People  contains very useful preparation tips, this one focuses on one of the biggest roadblocks- alkaline breakfasts. Read on to find out what to do to have awesome energy, mental focus and the feeling of alertness and positivity. Without having to depend on caffeine. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. How you start the day…

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Quick, No Bake, Easy, Dairy-Free, Vegan + Totally Guilt-Free

Healthy Vegan Desserts

Vegan-Raw Desserts

Looking for something tasty, free from all the processed sugar, flour and dairy-products?

Something that is simply delicious, healthy and apart from satisfying your sweet tooth, can also nourish your body helping you feel amazing?

You have come to the right place- what I share in this post will help you get your feet wet in the world of raw food dessert recipes. It’s really easy.

After sharing a few vegan desserts in one of my lasts posts (check it out here) many people asked me for more, and I got very specific requests as for raw desserts, not only baked ones.

I am absolutely positive you will enjoy these. They are compatible with alkaline /vegan and raw-foodish lifestyles (my main inspiration behind creating my nutritional lifestyle for energy and health)…They are also paleo and gluten-free friendly. Check them out and fall in love with wellness and health!

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Vegans and Omnivores Alike Will Be Delighted by These Desserts!

Vegan Desserts

Nutritious Desserts

Just because you choose to eat clean and follow a healthy diet doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give up your favorite desserts. There are many desserts that can be made with wholesome ingredients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. For example, you can make no-bake chocolate truffles using dates for sweetener or creamy chocolate mousse using avocado for texture. When it comes to making homemade healthy desserts, the options are unlimited. In this blog post you will receive 3 amazing healthy dessert recipes to get started. All of them are gluten-free and vegan friendly. So, if you are ready to try some tasty but healthy desserts, pick a recipe and get going. You will love them…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Turmeric

Health benefits of turmeric

Health benefits of turmeric

I always say that healthy eating can be made really delicious and exciting as long as you add a few magic ingredients. Herbs and spices are just great for that. In this short post, I want to encourage you to spice up your meals and your smoothies with turmeric. Not only will it help you conjure up some really amazingly-tasting dishes but it will also add to your overall health and wellness. If you are looking for a simple ingredient with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and pH balancing properties, read on.I will show you both the “why’s” as well as the practical “how’s”. Let’s dive into it!

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