Whipped Chocolate Porridge with Quinoa Nut Crunch

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Two years ago, after experiencing skin issues for a long time, I switched to a fiber-loaded diet to detoxify my digestive system long-term and help it eliminate toxins and old estrogen. I read in Kathryn Alexander’s book (which I think is a must have if you are trying to understand the basics of a healthy diet and why a poor one is most often the cause of our different health issues) that for a period of time I should stick to a breakfast based on oats or barley, be it granola, muesli, or porridge. At that time, I’d never had porridge before, and I was really curious about it. I made Bircher once and didn’t really enjoy it, then I discovered the classic which became one of my favorite breakfasts ever.

Beet and Ginger Detox Elixir

The first days of January pass quickly, with only a few hours of sunlight and a lot of awareness for every new sound, light, person and little joy of this young year. A lazy sunrise is for meditation and setting up the digestive fire with turmeric tea, while sunset goes by slowly in glorious contemplation, with a ruby-shaded ginger elixir. A favorite this winter, and inspired by one of Heidi’s Near and Far recipes, this is a drink for rooting into the new year and for nurturing the body’s cells to incite their …

Master Immunity Boosting Smoothie

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Vitamin C supplements and hot teas are always a great idea for preventing colds, but I always like to double my flu prevention with a high dose of antioxidants to create a natural barrier against viruses and pathogens. My daily smoothies and juices contain tons of nutrients, but this one is the ultimate …

Superfood Chia Pudding

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The first days of autumn still found the farmers’ market stalls abounding with berries, the last chance to have them fresh and in their full nourishing splendor. While sea buckthorn and rosehip slowly replace the red and pink colors of forest fruits with yellow tones, I decided to give a last chance to blueberries, and pair them with the intense green of spirulina in a detoxifying, yet delicious …

Nourishing Vegan Milks – 3 Ways

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During my forty days of a vegan diet before Easter, I discovered a new passion – vegan milks. I tried hundreds of combinations, played with ingredients, experimented with flavors, and I realized that you don’t need cutting-edge technology to obtain smooth, dense, and creamy vegan milks. You can make awesome liquids with a normal blender, using the right quantities of soaked ingredients. Nuts or seeds + water = vegan milk – it is that easy! If you hit the right consistency, all you have to do is …

3 Restoring Spring Juices

The sad news about Jess’s passing left me perplexed and turned my beliefs upside down. She was one of the people I really admired and from which I learned a lot. When I first became interested in a natural way of living, I found so much inspiration on her site, “The Wellness Warrior”. Moments like these leave you confused, and so many questions start bouncing into your head trying to …