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: Healthy Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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Easter is just around the corner, and after taking a little break from posting, I finally have a new recipe for you: Carrot Cake Energy Balls! I had initially intended to bake a healthy carrot cake, but it didn’t turn out exactly as I’d…

Recipe: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar)

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Hello my dears! Before I start inundating you with Christmas recipes (!), I’d like to share one last autumn recipe with you: Apple Rose Cake (No Refined Sugar). The sweetness comes from the apples, almonds, and just three tablespoons of coconut…

Recipe: Healthy Homemade Bounty + Mounds Bars (Chocolate Coconut)

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Hello my dears! How many of you love Bounty Bars (or for our friends in the U.S., Mounds and Almond Joy)? :-) I’ve been wanting to post my own (healthier) version on the blog for some time now, but there’s been so much going on over the…

Recipe: Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears

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As of today, Phase 1 of the current Sugar-Free Challenge is behind us – time to celebrate with some cake! This unique Juicy Chocolate Cake with Whole Pears is moist, decadent, and sweetened with just a little coconut blossom sugar and the…

Recipe: Raw Blueberry Coconut Cheesecake with California Dried Plums

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PROMOTION During my trip to California two months ago, I visited the Sunsweet plum growers’ cooperative as well as a plum farm in Yuba City, which was super exciting for me! On site, I had the opportunity to watch the production and patented…

Recipe: Coconut Water Popsicles with Seasonal Fruit

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Hello my dears! First off, I’d like to thank you for all your feedback on my last article “Nutritional Supplements: My Opinion | Nutrient Deficiencies” I never expected such a huge response. I'll keep you updated on what’s going on with…

Recipe: Creamy Raspberry Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Bars in a Chocolate Shell

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Hello, my dears! I’m super pleased that my Watermelon Popsicles have received so much summer love from all of you. The weather in Hamburg isn’t exactly that summery at the moment – it’s raining a lot and the temperatures have dropped…

BASIC RECIPE: SPELT GALETTES WITH FOUR FILLINGS {NO SUGAR}

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Last Friday I whipped up some spelt galettes – the basic recipe for the dough is always the same, and can also be found my most recent book, Zuckerfrei backen.* I love this dough! To give you guys a bit of variety and inspiration, I baked…

My 10 Favorite Summer Recipes

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Hello my dears! For today’s post, I’ve gathered together my 10 Favorite Summer Recipes – mostly sweet treats, but there’s some breakfast items in there, too. Enjoy! :-) Creamy Salted Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Bars in Chocolate Shell I…

Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Homemade Marzipan {No Refined Sugar}

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Rhubarb season is winding down here in Germany! According to the produce calendars, June 24 is when the very last stalk of this fleshy delicacy will be pulled from the ground – which gives us just two-and-a-half weeks to bake this beautiful…

Recipe: Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls

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My dears, I was not expecting such an overwhelming response when I posted one of the photos of my Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls on my Instagram account, Facebook page, and in the Sugar-Free Facebook group earlier…

Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread {Sugar-Free and Vegan}

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In addition to my Clean Eating Basics and Clean Eating to Go Workshops, I also gave three Sugar-Free Baking workshops in Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin this year to coincide with the publication of my latest book, Sugar-Free Baking.* This past…

Recipe: Raw Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Sugar-Free)

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My dears, I know it’s been a bit quieter here on the blog lately, but that just means – as always – that there’s a lot going on behind the scenes! Yesterday I held the last Clean Eating to Go workshop of 2018 in Berlin, and today I’ll…

Recipe: Overnight Oats with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote {No Added Sugar}

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As you’re all aware, we’re right in the middle of strawberry and rhubarb season – and combining the two for a perfect union of sweet and tart is a total springtime classic! Feeling inspired, I topped today’s Overnight Oats with a beautiful…

Recipe: Honey-Roasted Peanut Butter

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As those of you who’ve been keeping up with the blog are aware, I recently took a road trip through California. For a few years now, I’ve known about the giant nut butter machines at Whole Foods, where you can fill a tub with warm, freshly…

Almonds – A Healthy Travel Snack + Recipe: Caramelized Almonds with Lime

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PROMOTION Some of you may remember that two-and-a-half years ago, on our first road trip through California, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit an almond farm in the Central Valley. During this year’s vacation, back in April, we…

RECIPE: BANANA-FREE AÇAÍ BOWLS

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I initially posted my Basic Recipe for Açaí Bowls two-and-a-half years ago, right after I got back from my trip to the USA (specifically, our honeymoon through California and Hawaii). Açai Bowls were huge back then! And guess what, they’re…

Recipe: Granola Bars (No Sugar)

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I love granola bars! But they’re often loaded with sugar – and many different kinds of sugar at that. If you’re not into super-sweet bars, or are looking to reduce your sugar intake overall, it’s great to try making your own. This…

Recipe: Chocolate & Vanilla Belgian Waffles (Sugar-Free and Vegan)

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Happy Easter! Do you guys love waffles as much as I do? I think they’re the perfect breakfast item for holidays or lazy Sunday mornings! When time is tight during the week, I usually make something quick and easy like Oatmeal or Overnight…

Recipe: Vanilla Kipferl (German Crescent Cookies) Without Refined Sugar

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Vanillekipferl – or vanilla crescent cookies – are an absolutely essential part of the German Christmas experience. I’m thus pleased to share my special recipe for (healthier) Kipferl with you just in time for the holidays. These Kipferl…

Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Dessert: Baked Apple Parfait

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Here it is: the dessert for my Clean Eating German Christmas menu! My Baked Apple Parfait has been a classic in my family for a few years now. Everyone who’s tried it loves it! This Baked Apple Parfait is based on traditional German Bratapfel…

Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Compote {Sugar-Free}

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Did you all see the DIY Pumpkin Spice recipe I posted a few days ago? If you’ve already made it, here’s a great opportunity to try it out in a recipe! (I also love to use Pumpkin Spice Mix in this Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe when it gets…

DIY Pumpkin Spice – Make Your Own Spice Mix {Recipe}

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Do you all love Pumpkin Spice as much as I do?! A ready-made version of this spice mix can be found in stores, of course, though I don’t come across it often here in Germany. So I just make my own. Not only is this cheaper, but I can also…

Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas

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Today I have a real comfort food recipe for you that’s also compliant with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge, which is just winding down. I think it makes for a perfect autumn breakfast! It’s very filling and crazy good. I mean, who can…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter and Seasonal Fruit

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A few days ago, I asked you all on Facebook and Instagram what you’re most looking forward to as we enter Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge. The answers were clear: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins! (These starchy vegetables are omitted…

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Nicecream

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Last night, I spontaneously posted three new food pics on Instagram and Facebook (both on the Project: Gesund leben page and in the Project: Zuckerfrei group) and asked all of you which of the three you’d like the recipe for first – I just…

Clean Eating Hack: Chia Jam Cubes

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At every one of my workshops, someone will always ask: “How long does the Chia Jam stay fresh?" I tell them that I wouldn’t keep it in the fridge for more than 2–3 days. Really? But jam made with gelling sugar lasts to eternity and back!…

Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls

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Strawberry season is upon us, and I have to admit, I’ve got some serious strawberry fever. I’m sure most of you are feeling the same! At the moment, these summer berries are showing up on my menu every single day, whether unadorned, puréed…

Recipe: Avocado Raspberry Breakfast Parfait {Breakfast Bowl}

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Wow, there’s really a lot going on at the moment! This past week I was in Salzburg, among other places, where I gave a blogger workshop for BWT, my cooperation partner in the Clean Eating Basics workshops. At the blogger workshop, we all…

Recipe: Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies {No Added Sugar}

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Today I have a super simple basic recipe for you: Banana Oatmeal Cookies! For a second there, I was actually wondering if it’s too simple – but I decided to share it anyway. :-) Because not only is it quick and easy to make, it’s also…

Recipe: Klitschkuchen with a Twist: Half-Baked Chili Chocolate Brownies {No Refined Sugar}

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Don’t ask why, but I’m in a major brownie phase right now. Just last week I posted my recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies, I’ve been snacking on Brownie Energy Balls (one of my faves!), and today I’ve got yet another brownie recipe for…

Recipe: Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea Salt

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Yesterday I posted the recipe Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls, and today I have yet another chocolatey energy ball recipe for you! The two recipes are really different, but you’ll love them both. My Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea…

Recipe: Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

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My dears, I’ve got yet another recipe for you that fits in perfectly with Phase 2 of the Sugar-Free Challenge and the Clean Eating concept! These Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls are wonderful for when you find yourself craving something…

Recipe: Cranberry Macadamia Energy Balls with Mochi Rice

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Are you guys familiar with mochi rice? It’s a short-grain rice variety that’s extra chewy and used in a lot of East Asian desserts. Because it’s slightly sweet, it fits perfectly into this awesome Macadamia Cranberry Energy Ball recip…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Brownies and Blogger Workshops with California Dried Plums

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Greetings from Austria! My dears, today marks the second day of Phase 2 of this year’s Sugar-Free Challenge – and today I’ll also be giving yet another Clean Eating Basics Workshop, this time here in Vienna. Phase 2 reintegrates starchy…

Recipe: Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk | Project: Sugar-Free {Phase 1}

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Those of you who’ve read my book Zuckerfrei might recall the mention of a “super snack” among the tips for dealing with cravings (page 33): Vanilla Chia Pudding with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk. Yet you won’t find the actual recipe in…

Recipe: Brownie Energy Balls

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Since I know how much you all love Energy Balls, I’m excited to share an awesome new recipe with you today: Brownie Energy Balls! Since they’re sweetened only with dates and made with raw cacao, they little bites make a great alternative…

Recipe: Baked Apples with Vanilla Sauce {Clean Eating and Sugar-Free}

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I love baked apples, but they usually contain crazy amounts of sugar. That’s why I decided to develop my own Baked Apple recipe – clean-eating compliant and minus all that sugar. I already shared this recipe on Facebook this morning,…

Recipe: Superfood Popsicles – Raspberry Chia Pudding & Açaí Blackberry

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So we didn’t exactly have the nicest summer in Germany (or at least here in Hamburg): July and August felt like autumn! In just a few hours, I’m heading out to California to escape this crappy weather. Anyway, summer will eventually find…

Recipe: Banana Bread with Hazelnuts {No Added Sugar}

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I am constantly getting requests to post recipes for sugar-free cakes! And I totally understand – making a delicious cake without using any sugar at all isn’t so straightforward. Cake without sugar is more like bread! ;-) (More info on this…

Avocado Special Part 3: How to Prep Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION For the third and final post in my Avocado Special Series, I get a little deeper into how to use avocados – and at the end of the post, I’ve included recipe for a summery and refreshing avocado-based dessert! © Franzi Schädel First,…

Recipe: Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad

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Guys, this Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad is so delicious, quick to make, and perfect for the summer season that I’ve just got to share it with you! The original recipe was posted by Julia at Balance-Akt a few years ago. When I came across…

Recipe: Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls

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In a recent post about my Clean Eating Workshop – which I held for Kneipp, a body products brand, in the tiny Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel – I promised you all the recipe for the Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls. Here it is!  [recipe] I…

Recipe: Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

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PROMOTION The demand for healthier snacks and sweets is particularly high right around now, during Lent, when many readers give up industrial sugar as part of Project: Sugar-Free. While I don’t think it’s a great idea to replace industrial…

Recipe: Coconut Date Energy Balls with Raspberries for Valentine's Day

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Hello my dears! Though I’m not really a Valentine’s Day kinda person, I decided to spontaneously whip up a little V-Day recipe yesterday. The result: Coconut Date Pralines with Raspberries. This recipe is as easy as it gets, since it only…

Recipe: Christmas Energy Balls

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Okay, so we all (over)indulge during the holidays – but it’s worth getting a few healthy snacks in there as well! My husband and I are both fans of these date-based Christmas Energy Balls, which get their seasonal cred from the gingerbread…

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…

Baking Without Wheat Flour or Sugar

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At first, baking according to the Clean Eating concept (Clean Baking) was a real challenge. I wanted to bake without white flour (and now and then, without any flour at all), baking powder, butter, eggs, milk, or sugar – in other words, all…

MAKE YOUR OWN FRUIT ROLLS – CLEAN EATING SNACK

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I first tried fruit rolls a few years ago after I came across them while shopping at the German vegan supermarket chain Veganz. Fruit rolls are puréed fruits that have been dried to obtain a “leathery” consistency. They bring to mind all…

Watermelon "Pizza"

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Ever since I my enjoyed my first Watermelon Pizza a few weeks ago on Fuerteventura, I’ve been wanting to make my own at home! As you can see, the “crust” of this refreshing summer treat is made of sliced watermelon (about two centimeters…

Basic Recipe: Nicecream – Vegan Banana Ice Cream

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A few months ago, I stumbled across Nicecream – or ‘Nana Ice Cream – on Instagram and my curiosity was immediately piqued! Turns out that Nicecream is a raw vegan “ice cream” that uses blended or puréed bananas as a base (as opposed…

Healthy Sweets Plate for Santa + Spiced Cardamom Rose Water Energy Balls Recipe

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When I was a kid, we used to leave out colorful plates of sweets for Santa to nibble on when he showed up (I know in the USA, they do this with milk and cookies). I’ve always loved these assortments of (mostly) sweets, and for several years…

Basic Recipe: Raw Banana Nicecream Bonbons

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Shortly before Easter, I discovered a great raw dessert recipe from VeganBlatt and shared my own version with you on the blog: Coconut Cashew Easter Eggs. Then I found another great recipe there – Raw Nicecream Bonbons – and made another…

Basic Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

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Strawberry season is upon us! I don’t know about you guys, but I could live solely off sun-sweetened strawberries all summer long. I rarely eat jam, but I do enjoy it every now and then. Recently, I came across an agave-based jam at the local…

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites {Energy Balls}

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Do you guys love Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream as much as I do? Sadly, I can’t eat it that often, since it’s loaded with refined sugar! This unfortunate reality put me on the question for a healthier alternative, which led to…

Recipe: Sweet Sushi with Fruit (Dessert, Sugar-Free)

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My dears, I’ve got a brand new recipe for you today! Recently I haven’t had much time to post on the blog, since I’ve had so much going over here. Don’t worry, I still have plenty to share with you – I’ll be posting more soon!   At…

Easter with a Twist: Raw Vegan Coconut Cashew Easter Eggs {Sugar-Free}

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A few days ago, I discovered a great recipe for raw vegan Easter Egg truffles on VeganBlatt and whipped up my own modified version, which I’m happy to share with you today! These colorful, easy-to-make Easter Eggs, which are similar to Raw…

Recipe: Amaranth Yogurt Pop – Plum Yogurt Parfait with Popped Amaranth and Caramelized Walnuts

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When I first heard about Berlin chef Attila Hildmann’s “Amaranth-Joghurt-Pop” from his book Vegan for fit,* I just knew I had to make it. Amaranth Yogurt Pop is delicious, healthy, and super easy to prepare – and it looks awesome, too! Alright,…

Basic Recipe: Whole-Grain Fruit Muffins

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A while back, I was on the hunt for a recipe for rhubarb muffins: preferably made with whole-grain flour and without milk or eggs. A little sugar or sweetener was okay – after all, muffins aren’t an everyday food. Here, I opted for coconut…