Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Energy-boosting smoothie

After a strenuous day or intense physical exercise, this plant-based smoothie will give you a boost and help your body recover. Made with spinach, fresh fruit, hemp hearts and pea protein, one glass is packed with easy-to-digest protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. To give the smoothie a more well-rounded protein profile, I combined hemp […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Vegetarian chili

When making a vegetarian chili, how many aluminium cans do you open? Five, six, more? Making a meal from cans doesn’t appeal to me, but when fresh foods are not available, canned foods are an alternative. And when you are short on time, cans are convenient. Nonetheless, if you are trying to minimise your exposure […]

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Nutrition

Hemp Heart Granola

I’m into hemp these days. No, I’m not smoking it, I’m cooking with it. These soft edible kernels are nutritious and can be easily sprinkled on salads, cereals or other main dishes. Hemp hearts are white and green kernels found inside hemp seeds. These seeds are cultivated from hemp plants and share the same species […]

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Nutrition

Japanese noodle soup

Light and easy to digest, nutritious and satisfying … what else can I say? This Japanese noodle soup can help boost your immune system and get you through flu season. And it is delicious! The secret is the homemade vegetable stock. When I make it, I divide the stock in portions and store them in containers […]

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Nutrition

Brown lentil, bean and rice soup

Made with Borlotti beans, brown lentils, brown Basmati rice, tomatoes and vegetables, this hearty soup is delicious. It’s a complete meal that gives you all the plant-based protein that you need.  After a bowl or two, you feel satisfied in a healthy way. For more information on plant-based protein, read here, here and here. In this recipe, […]

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Nutrition

Cranberry scones

On Christmas morning, your family will enjoy these wholesome cranberry scones spiced with cinnamon and grated orange peel. The dough can be made the night before; the next day, in just 15 minutes, you can have fresh warm scones. However, don’t store the dough for more than one day in the fridge because they are […]

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