Aromatic Detox Bowl

Detox Bowl

It is particularly satisfying when out of very humble ingredients comes out a delicious dish that the whole family enjoys. It might not be the prettiest of dishes but this super quick and easy one pot feast is the perfect midweek family meal. Split Peas are great source of iron, magnesium and potassium. Red lentils provide additional thiamine and vitamin B6. Kale is a powerhouse of Vitamins A, B and C while turmeric adds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Continue reading “Aromatic Detox Bowl”

Benefits of sustainable living

Sustainable Life

Living sustainability means putting our best efforts to protect the resources, minimize pollution and being conscious consumer. At the moment we overly exploit natural resources and continually reduce the ability of the environment to provide more of them for the future. There is no doubt that being more sustainable on every level is crucial, not an option anymore but absolute necessity.

Making the effort to live more sustainable not only benefits the planet but also can greatly benefit your personal health, well-being and your pocket!

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Most Delicious Falafel

Falafel and salad

I still remember this bursting with flavours, most amazing Falafel I have ever tastes while on paragliding holidays in Granada, Spain. Warm pita bread filled with mixture of fresh crunchy veg, salad and the perfect Falafel. Simply delicious! Ever since then I have been trying to re-create this taste in my homemade Falafel. Crunchy on the outside, soft and full of flavour on the inside. A bit crumbly, but only once you quash it. You have to try this recipe I developed, improved and tested many times! Still, can’t get enough of them!

Falafel is made of mixture of chickpeas, spices and herbs. Satisfying, nutritious, delicious. Chickpeas provide you with good source of protein and fiber and well as iron, calcium, potassium and vitamin B6.

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Matcha Coconut Balls

Matcha Balls

Matcha tea originates from East Asia and has been around for centuries. Now somewhat trendy around the rest of the world, for very good reasons indeed! This concentrated form of green tea with distinct umami flavour comes with great health benefits. 137 times more antioxidants than regular cup of green tea and a good source of vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. It helps improve your metabolism, calms mind and relaxes the body.

Almonds are great source of healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium plus vitamin E. It’s long list of benefits for such a small little treat and they are soooo easy to make!

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5 Myths about plant based diet

Plate of fruit

Scientists provides plenty of evidence suggesting that plant based diet can be long term and sustainable healthy choice. Science aside, what comes to your mind when you hear “plant based diet”? Too restrictive, complicated, expensive, boring…? Let’s take a look at the most common misconceptions I came across.

I’m hungry when I don’t have meat!

We know that whole plant based diet is very beneficial for your health, but can it be satisfying? Absolutely yes and it’s mainly due to fibre which most population is not getting enough off! Fibre is found in plants and to put it simply it is the “tough stuff ” that holds the plant together. Our body does not digest fibre well which helps slowing down the process of emptying our stomach making us feel fuller for longer. It also slows down release of glucose helping manage undesirable blood sugar spikes and related mood swings and cravings.

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