Recipe: Coffee Float with Nicecream (Vegan Eiskaffee)

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During the summers here in Germany, I love having Eiskaffee, a super-simple variety of ice cream float consisting of coffee and a scoop of ice cream, often topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or sauce. It’s so luxurious! The…

Recipe: Turmeric Mango Lassi (Vegan)

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On our recent vacation to California – which you can read about in my last post – my husband and I visited The Butcher’s Daughter, a gorgeous juice bar / restaurant / café that has several branches in New York and Los Angeles. At the…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Post-Workout Shake

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In one of my recent posts, I detailed my exercise program (and why I’m such a big advocate of strength training and can’t recommend it enough). When I head out to exercise in the morning, I usually don’t eat anything beforehand – and…

Recipe: Glowing Skin Smoothie {Green Smoothie}

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In yesterday’s blog post – the first of the year! – I kicked off 2018 with the Coco Beauty Smoothie, which is made with various medicinal plants known as adaptogens. Today I have yet another smoothie recipe for you, which is also great…

GINGER & TURMERIC SHOTS – IMMUNE BOOSTER FOR AUTUMN AND BEYOND

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Back in summer, I introduced you all to Switchel, a wonderfully spicy warm-weather refreshment – but now, with things cooling down and our immune systems a bit more susceptible, it’s a great time for immune-boosting Ginger & Turmeric…

Switchel – the Refreshing Summer Drink of 2017

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Have you guys heard of Switchel, the “it”-drink of Summer 2017? Even though we haven’t exactly been having the summeriest summer up here in Hamburg, I still wanted to give it a try! The original recipe consists of water, lemon juice, apple…

RECIPE: “UNICORN” SMOOTHIE

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You may already be familiar with my Unicorn Smoothie – or at least you recognize it from the photo! It was served as a pre-dinner drink as part of my Clean Eating Dinner Evenings, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you here today! This…

Make Your Own (Pseudo)Grain Milks: Oat, Rice, Quinoa, Buckwheat …

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As you all already know, it’s super easy to make non-dairy milks using nuts – almond milk is by far the most popular. But did you know that grains and pseudograins also make beautiful plant milks as well? Oat milk, rice milk, quinoa milk,…

Recipe: Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade – Perfect for Summer!

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Summer has finally returned to Hamburg – I was starting to think we’d seen the last of it! Today it’s a beautiful 31°C and to celebrate, I’ve whipped up a refreshing Pineapple Turmeric Lemonade. It takes just a couple minutes to…

Recipe: Coffee Banana Smoothie

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I gotta admit: since I attended a blogger breakfast hosted by Tchibo a few weeks ago, I’ve developed a bit of coffee fever. Okay, not just a “bit” – I have major coffee fever right now! Or maybe it’s that I just finished a “water…

Recipe: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Added Sugar)

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We had an absolutely wonderful autumn vacation in the USA! All the pumpkin patches along California’s Highway 1 were just teeming with pumpkins, and every store was selling pumpkin something-or-other. Heaven for all pumpkin lovers! Pumpkin…

Recipe: Mango Lassi Overnight Oats

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I know that many of you love Overnight Oats just as much as I do – and that’s why I thought it was about time to post another recipe! I’ve made my Mango Lassi Overnight Oats several times in the past few weeks, and recently I’ve even…

Recipe: Make-Your-Own Almond Milk

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Whether it’s in my Overnight Oats, Porridge, or for baking, I use a lot of almond milk and other nut milks, since they make great alternatives to dairy milk. Here in Germany, however, milk alternatives are not allowed to officially be called…

Next-Level Green Smoothies – 5 Tips

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Today I’m excited to share five awesome tips and hacks for all you Green Smoothie fans. These suggestions are designed with the more experienced Green Smoothie drinker in mind, so if you’re still new to Green Smoothies, check out this post…

Refreshing Summer Thirst Quencher: Infused Mineral Water

To keep optimally hydrated, it’s recommended to drink between two and three liters of liquid per day. How much water our body needs depends on, among other factors, our bodyweight. A rule of thumb is 30–40 ml water per kilogram of weight…

Lemon Water: A Fresh Start to the Day

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Whenever I got sick as a kid, I would drink tons of lemon water – that is, water with freshly squeezed lemon juice – to reap all the many curative benefits of vitamin C. I used to drink lemon water hot, but since this destroys the vitamin…