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Recipe: Coffee Float with Nicecream (Vegan Eiskaffee)

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 only downside is that it can be pretty sweet at your average café, which – […]


Recipe: Coconut Water Popsicles with Seasonal Fruit

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 me! Meanwhile, I’ve got a new popsicle recipe for you today: Coconut Water Popsicles […]


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

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 right into the basement – but things should be warming up again in the […]


Recipe: Strawberry Coconut Trifle with Coconut Almond Energy Balls

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 this week! You all wanted the recipe ASAP – so I’m super excited to share […]


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

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 Strawberry Rhubarb Compote – sugar-free, of course. Some of you may already be […]


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

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 are a snap to prepare and super delicious! Instead of “regular” refined wheat flour, I prefer to […]


Clean Eating German Christmas Menu – Dessert: Baked Apple Parfait

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 (literally: “roast / baked apple”), which is stuffed with raisins, marzipan, […]


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

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 cold out, and it works great in […]


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

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 adjust the proportions of each […]


Recipe: Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas

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 say no to Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge with Sautéed Cinnamon Bananas topped […]


Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast with Nut Butter and Seasonal Fruit

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 for the first 30 days of the Challenge and then reintegrated during Phase 2.) […]


Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Nicecream

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 couldn’t decide on my own! The clear winner was the Nicecream […]


Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Energy Balls

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 into my Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal, or – in freeze-dried form – rolled […]


Recipe: Avocado Raspberry Breakfast Parfait {Breakfast Bowl}

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 made our own versions of Shabnam’s Avocado Raspberry Breakfast Parfait from The […]


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

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 a basic recipe that’s super versatile. Did I mention the […]


Recipe: Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls with Sea Salt

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 Salt have a lot going on: they’re made of dates and walnuts mixed with cacao, almond […]


Recipe: Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls

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 a little sweet – and it’s the first of many more treats I’ll be […]


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

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 vegetables like sweet potatoes and dried fruits into the diet. That’s why I’m excited to […]


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

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 the book – it’s just too simple! ;-) But since I’ve received so many […]


Recipe: Brownie Energy Balls

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 to conventional brownies – and they’re just as rich and fudgy. Even better: […]


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

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, but since I didn’t want it to be sucked into the Internet void after just […]


Avocado Special Part 3: How to Prep Avocados + Recipe

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, let’s open the avocado: 1. Cut avocado lengthwise along the thickest part, […]


Recipe: Strawberry Mango Quinoa Salad

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 it again by chance recently, it brought all kinds of good […]


Recipe: Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls

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!  Cranberry Vanilla Energy Balls Rezept drucken Rezept drucken Energy Balls Prep Time 15 […]


Recipe: Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

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 sugar 1:1 with sugar alternatives and then just eat cake every day sweetened with honey, raw […]


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

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 requires three ingredients. The only one that might be a little tricky to track […]


Recipe: Christmas Energy Balls

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 spice, walnuts, orange peel, and apples – all very “christmassy” flavors here in […]


Recipe: DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Added Sugar)

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 patch in California Pumpkins at Whole Foods in Hawaii Marquee at Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles But most importantly: […]


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

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 now, my mom has been making me a […]


Basic Recipe: Raw Banana Nicecream Bonbons

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 adaptation, which I’m posting here today. In the past few years, I’ve been making […]


Basic Recipe: Strawberry Chia Jam

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 organic supermarket and was pleased that there’s an alternative to […]


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

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 the creation of this raw vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe. […]


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

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 this sushi-making course in Hanover, which I […]


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

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 Energy Balls, are made from just three ingredients – shredded coconut, cashews, and […]


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

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, well I did have a few reservations at first: popped amaranth just looks […]


Basic Recipe: Whole-Grain Fruit Muffins

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 blossom sugar. Whether coconut blossom sugar is actually healthier than processed […]