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: Super Green Salad

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In my most recent post, I told you all about my experiences at the EDEKA-Food Labs – and today I’m excited to share one of the recipes I prepared there with the other bloggers. Apart from the Breakfast Bowl with Granola and the Nana Ice…

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…

Regional Superfoods: Kale + Kale Chip Recipe

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Hello my dears! You may have noticed that things have been a bit quieter on the blog than usual – but all that means is that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes! ;-) In December, I’ll be posting here about all of my new projects,…

Superfoods: Papaya

I hadn’t really given much thought to papayas until I tried one fresh from the tree when visiting Hawaii last year. I didn’t need much convincing after that! Versatile, flavorful, and bursting with vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin…

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…

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,…

Avocado Special Part 2: Buying and Storing Avocados + Recipe

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PROMOTION Welcome to Part 2 of my Avocado Special Series! Today I’ll tell you more about selecting and storing avocados. For a long time, it wasn’t so easy for me to tell when a Hass avocado was ripe, and I wasn’t sure what to look for…

Avocado Special Part 1: Avocado the Superfood + Recipe

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PROMOTION Avocados are everywhere! On Instagram you’ll find avocado roses (find them at #avocadorose, #avocadoflower, and #avocadolove), avocado on (sweet potato) toast (often with a poached egg), and then all over newspapers, magazines,…

Cooking Quinoa: 5 Tips

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I’ve been cooking with the pseudograin quinoa for several years now, and I’ve noticed it’s been showing up more and more in restaurants and cafés – and is also being hailed as a superfood. But cooking quinoa is a bit different from…

Recipe: Superfood Oatmeal and the Bowl Trend

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PROMOTION Bowls and Superfoods are two of the biggest Clean Eating trends around – and now we’ve combined them to make Superfood Bowls! Just like Açaí Bowls and Smoothie Bowls, a Superfood Bowl makes a quick, nourishing, and delicious…

Prep + Recipe: Kale Salad With Cranberries

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Today I’d like to introduce you to my savory-tart Kale Salad with Cranberries, which I absolutely love making in winter! Admittedly, it took me a while to get into kale. Here in Germany, we don’t traditionally eat it raw – it’s usually…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls

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Okay, okay … so the weather isn’t exactly “tropical” up here in Hamburg at the moment, but I’d still love to introduce you to my Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Açaí Bowls. (These bowls are hugely popular in the USA, as you can…

Superfoods: Hemp Seeds

Today I’m excite to present one of my favorite superfoods: hemp seeds! Hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, with evidence that it was grown in Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Hemp’s high levels of iron and magnesium…

Overnight Oats: Five Autumn Recipes

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It’s official: Overnight Oats are one of the hottest breakfast items around! Isn’t it great to prep breakfast the night before so you can take it easy in the morning? Since you all loved my Summer Overnight Oats recipes so much, I’m pleased…

Autumn is Pumpkin & Squash Season – Regional Superfoods + Recipes

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After returning to gray and chilly Germany last week after my sunny trip to Ibiza, I have to admit that I’m not quite ready for autumn. The leaves may be changing, the weather is cooling down, the days are getting shorter … yet I’m still…

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…

Overnight Oats – Four Summer Recipes

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When I shared my Basic Recipe for Overnight Oats a few months ago, I never expected it to remain the most popular post on the blog for four months straight! Since then, you’ve all been asking for more recipes for this quick, delicious, and…

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: MATCHA CHRISTMAS COOKIES

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I spent this past weekend in downtown Hamburg with my sister, where we discovered a small shop in the Europa Passage selling tons of different cookie cutters. When I spotted this little Buddha model,* it was immediately clear: he’s coming…

Basic Recipe for a Power Breakfast: Overnight Oats

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In spring and summer, I don’t mind getting up early to prepare a healthy breakfast for myself. But as soon as autumn rolls around and it starts getting darker and colder, I’d much rather spend that extra time curled up in bed. This all makes…

Kale in Green Smoothies – and Enjoying the Occasional Frozen Pizza

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Ever add kale to a smoothie? Kale season is about to begin and I’m looking forward to incorporating fresh kale into my meals again this winter! At the moment, however, I’m only having kale in smoothies in the form of dried and powdered kale.…

How to Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate

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Have you ever wondered how to get the seeds out of a pomegranate without your kitchen looking like a crime scene afterwards? I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it lately – my sister actually just called to ask me a few days ago!…

Superfoods: A Look at the “Miracle” Claims Behind the Goji Berry

Lately, I’ve been reading more and more about the “miracle berry of Asia”: the goji berry. Claims abound that goji berries preserve youth, strengthen immunity, improve vision, contribute to glowing skin, fight stress, stimulate fat burning,…