Restore Gut Health: How to, Plus a Supporting Citrus Smoothie

Throughout the years I’ve learned that most often our health issues, such as brain-related, immunity, digestive and autoimmune are directly linked with gut microbiota imbalance. That’s why I’m always focusing on restoring gut health naturally and preventing unfriendly bacteria proliferation, by nourishing my microbiome with the right food ingredients. There are plenty of ways to restore gut microbiota and one of the easiest is…

A Vegetable Soup Recipe for a Gentle Detox

Yes, you can read everywhere that detox is overrated and your body does it naturally. Well, I have a different opinion. Our body cells definitely do their natural work of pumping out and neutralising toxins, but they definitely need consistent help. Fibre, whole foods loaded with minerals and vitamins, fermented vegetables – they all boost the natural cleanse process. After a period of overeating, stress and indulgence in every way, I like to take maximum advantage of the soup season and give …

Cozy Hummus Recipe with Pumpkin and Spices

While comforting soups and stews are all I need for dinner, Fall is also when I feel like experimenting with my go-to recipes and this spicy hummus is definitely one of them. I used to be reluctant to adding new ingredients to my daily hummus, but the pumpkin and spices combo was a winner. It still is a healthy hummus recipe and its nutritional load was actually improved with extra fibre,…

Vegetarian Pizza with My Favorite Autumn Toppings

Once, I used to imagine that pizza perfection means loads of melted mozzarella and a quality tomato sauce. Well, people change and so do their taste. Today I can make a cauliflower pizza crust, top it with some greens, chickpea and some nutritional yeast and really enjoy it! It’s been a while since I ceased thinking of pizza with guilt, as I learned to turn it into a really healthy treat to be enjoyed by everyone in the…

Pumpkin Spice Latte, The Healthy Version

November came today with a real Fall attitude: a very cloudy sky in beautiful contrast with what’s left from the yellow leaves, low temperature and a sudden need of comforting drinks. I’m blessed to have huge studio windows that provide a great light even when outside is very cloudy, so I could photograph the pumpkin spice latte I treated myself with in the afternoon. Coffee is simply not enough for me during these dark afternoons and the pumpkin spice latte ingredients are…