So how do you make the world’s best salad? It’s quite easy: take a large bowl, choose super fresh ingredients and enjoy. So many people are afraid of the idea of eating just a salad for lunch or dinner thinking that it is not filling enough and they imagine that they will be hungry again in an instant. If you make sure to load your salad with the right ingredients, I assure you that you will feel completely satisfied and full for hours. Ingredients: A handful of fresh baby spinach The seeds of a pomegranate 1 avocado 1 handful of fresh parsley 10 cherry tomatoes Spring onions as much as you like Olives of your choice 2 Tbsp radish sprouts 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 1 cup of boiled quinoa 1 cup of hummus Olive oil and lemon juice How to: Chop up the parsley, onions and tomatoes and add to a big bowl. Add also the other ingredients, drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice, mix and serve.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, in my case, my favorite meal of the day. Homemade granola is an excellent healthy choice when it comes to breakfast. Mix it with yogurt, milk, fresh or frozen fruits, orange juice… you name it. Is so versatile that you can combine it with so many other excellent healthy foods. Making your own granola is very easy to do and in this way you make sure you know what is in your food, you avoid any processed foods and you can get creative by adding your favorite flavors. You can make a big batch, store it in airtight containers (I use jars) and you can use it for a month. Let’s see some of the main benefits of eating homemade granola daily: As it is packed with fiber, granola is an amazing help when it comes to digestive problems. Fiber is extremely important for everyone’s eating habits as it regulates digestion of food. The soluble fiber in granola is known to reduce bad cholesterol. By reducing the bad cholesterol, you prevent the development of plaque in your veins and arteries. Granola reduces appetite and is a great aid in the […]
Making this veggie quinoa tart is so easy and the result is simply amazing. This is my favorite way of eating quinoa and it’s a dish I always impress my guests with. You should know that quinoa is one of the most protein- rich foods out there. It is loaded with iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, pottasium and it is also very rich in fiber, much higher than most grains. It is also great for weight loss, it’s gluten-free and it has a low glycemic index. You should really incorporate quinoa in your daily diet. Ingredients: – 1 cup quinoa – 2 large carrots – 2 red peppers – 1 large onion – 1/2 chili pepper – 400 gr of mushrooms – 1 cup of shredded cheese: parmesan, cheddar, emmentaler (the cheese is optional) – 1 egg (or, for vegans 1 tbsp of chickpea flour) – salt and pepper to taste – 2, 3 tbsp of olive oil How to: First you have to boil the quinoa. Wash the quinoa with cold water and boil it for 5-10 minutes in water with a dash of salt. After it has boiled, leave it to soak in the water for […]
This superfood candy is loaded with amazing super foods, it gives you an incredible boost of energy and is also delicious. Did I say it is super easy to make? You just need some super foods and a food processor and that’s it. Ingredients: – 1/2 cup almonds – 1/2 cup cashews – 1/2 cup walnuts – 1/2 cup pecan nuts – 1 tbsp hemp seeds – 1 tbsp chia seeds – 1 tbsp sesame seeds – 10 pitted dates – 1 tbsp melted coconut oil How to: Place all ingredients in the food processor until they have beautifully combined. You can serve them as candies and decorate them with cocoa powder, hemp seeds, maple syrup etc. And don’t forget to share it with your loved ones. Superfood candy Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Author: Ioana Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients ½ cup almonds ½ cup cashews ½ cup walnuts ½ cup pecan nuts 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp sesame seeds 10 pitted dates 1 tbsp melted coconut oil Instructions Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until they are combined. 3.3.3077
This easy carrot salad is one of my all time favorites salads. It’s delicious, light, super easy to make and very satisfying. Carrots have dozens of healthy benefits and combined with healthy seeds and a flavored dressing, they are the perfect choice when it comes to a light lunch or dinner. Ingredients: – 3 large carrots – 2 tbsp hemp seeds – 2 tbsp sunflower seeds – 2 spring onions – dressing: 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey), 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil – fresh black pepper How to: – thinly slice the carrots or use a spiralyzer to turn them into carrot noodles. – add the seeds, the onions and the dressing. – in order to make the dressing, mix all the wet ingredients together until they combine in a soft paste. Serve fresh and stay healthy! Easy Carrot Salad Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins Author: Ioana Recipe type: Main Course Ingredients 4 large carrots 2 tbsp hemp seeds 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 spring onion dressing: 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey), 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp olive oil fresh black pepper Instructions – […]
I have stopped using store bought tahini in years as I don’t trust the ingredients and the source, not to mention that it is also expensive. Making homemade tahini sauce is super easy, you know the source of the ingredients, you choose the best ingredients and a jar of homemade tahini lasts for months in the fridge. Ingredients: 1 cup white sesame seeds ½ cup of oil (neutral flavored – sunflower, grape seed) A pinch of salt How to: I toast the sesame seeds for a couple of minutes in a saucepan on the stove. Be careful to have the heat at a minimum level and to constantly stir as the sesame seeds are very small and can burn easily. You can skip the toasting of the seeds and use them raw. I prefer toasting them as under the heat the nutty flavor of the seeds comes out. After the seeds have cooled down, I place them in a tall recipient (I use the cup from the hand blender), add the oil and the salt and, with the hand blender I make tahini sauce. I keep the blender running for 2-3 minutes, or until I can see that there are […]