The amazing benefits of raw Sauerkraut / Die unglaublichen Vorteile des rohen Sauerkrautes

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Benefits of raw Sauerkraut

There is not one day where I am not consuming raw sauerkraut. I love it! Now I know you might think: ‘Eww, no way!” But I am telling you, I LOVE IT!;) I am not the only one either, my husband likes it too… When I tell people that I do not consume any dairy, the first question is: “Where do you get your calcium from?” and “Where do you get your probiotics from?” → Read more about calcium in dairy here A lot of you guys are confused about probiotics and most likely buy one of these yogurts stating ‘Probiotic’ and think that’s it. But what are probiotics? Continue reading

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie / Veganer Shepherd’s Pie

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Before winter is over…

As you know my love for comforting dishes is endless and so I figured I have to serve you my favorite vegan and gluten free recipe before winter is over.

Originally the British shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef but I figured there must be a way to make this healthy and delicious! The flavors of this recipe are amazing, personally I cook this in a big cast iron pan but I am sure the recipe works with a normal pan as well.

Serve it either in four single serve baking dishes or bake it in one big baking dish. I like to use the single serve dishes just presentation wise. I arrange them on a big wooden tray with a small side salad. Guests love it!

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Healthy living in the US

California, a health paradise!

I did a very similar article with Swiss products a couple of weeks ago, it only makes sense to do the same for the country I live in!

In diesem englischen Artikel geht es um amerikanische Produkte und deshalb gibt es den auch nur in englischer Sprache. Nächste Woche gibt es den Blog dann wieder auf beide Sprachen. Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis!

Eating the right, healthy products is crucial in a clean lifestyle! It can be so confusing to actually choose something that is good for you. Just because it says it on the package, it doesn’t mean it’s true!

Let’s get started with my most used products there are!

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Superfood Smoothie

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Superfood, what is that?

We didn’t have a smoothie for a while and because of that I decided to serve you a real superfood treat this week!

I get a lot of questions about superfoods lately, be assured that I try to incorporate superfoods into all my recipes. The term ‘superfood’ however is a made up term by the marketing industry and it seems as though a lot of foods are being considered a superfood by now. In my book a superfood is mostly raw but more importantly vegan. If I get asked the foods coming to my mind are:

 Spirulina and Chlorella
Quinoa and Amaranth
Chia, Flax and Hemp seed
 Goji Berries
 Raw Sauerkraut
 Coconuts
 Raw Cacao
 Beet greens, leaf lettuce, spinach, kale
 Broccoli, brussel sprouts

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Get clean or die trying!

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What is a clean lifestyle?

It has been four weeks of sport, detox and yummy but healthy recipes! I hope some of my ideas inspired you to take a step towards a healthier you!

I get a lot of questions from you about how much you need to workout, how clean you have to eat and so on. I know it is hard in the beginning, everything is new, Quinoa, Chia seeds, Coconut water… All these things seem foreign to some of you.

Clean eating
I do eat very clean, no meat, no gluten, no dairy and I try to keep processed foods to an absolute minimum. If I do consume processed foods, I make sure they are ‘healthy’. My favorite processed foods that I consume on a regular basis are:

 Canyon Gluten Free Breads
 XOXO Dark Chocolate (guilty pleasure)
 Lundberg Brown Rice Pasta
 So Delicious ice cream and yogurts (guilty pleasure)

That’s basically it, the rest I cook and bake myself and that’s my first rule: Eat anything you want. just cook it yourself!

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Overnight Oats in a Jar / Overnight Oats im Glas

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As easy as 123

If you are not familiar with Overnight Oats, then this article will simplify your breakfast life, I promise! 

This is such an easy, healthy and delicious breakfast that does not include cooking or washing dishes except for one jar!

Personally I prepare this jar of deliciousness the night before and I grab it form the fridge the next morning.
This is a very filling breakfast so I usually enjoy it half an hour after my green smoothie and after an exhausting workout.

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Berries with Coconut Whipped Cream / Beeren mit Kokosnuss Schlagrahm

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Oh my Coconut Whipped Cream!

I am so happy to share this dessert with you! If you are anything like me, you dig some good whipped cream! I have been doing the whipped cream this way for a while now, but after posting a smoothie picture on Facebook last week, I realized that some of you never heard about this kind of whipped cream! 

Controversy around Coconut Milk
There is a bit of a controversy around coconut milk! Some scientist say it lowers cholesterol and some are not so convinced. Coconut Milk has however for sure zero Cholesterol compared to cow milk. The ‘problem’ lays in the saturated fats of coconut milk, we talked about saturated fats a while back. Saturated fats are a rich source of medium-chain fatty acids (short MCT’s). MCT’s are well soluble in water. From the start they are basically on a fast track to your liver where they are transformed into energy for your brain, heart and liver also known as ketone bodies.
Although Coconut Milk is high in (saturated) fat, it’s very well absorbed by your body.

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