Trust Your Gut - Eat Fermented Foods

Gut health, human microbiome, intestinal flora, probiotics and healthy bacteria are all terms we hear a lot lately, and for a good reason! Did you know we have 10 times more bacteria than gene cells in our body? Here are some more fascinating facts: 99% of our microbiome (the community of microbes, an ecosystem of bacteria within our bodies) is located in our digestive system. The microbiome in our intestine can weigh up to 2 kg and contains about 100 trillions bacteria. Our digestion system is home to more than 1000 different bacterial species, as well as a number of viruses, yeasts and fungus, and a variety of some other unicellular organisms. Most people associate bacteria as a cause for

Winter Pot

I love having few go-to dishes I cook whenever I don't have much time to cook, I don't feel creative or it's the end of the week and I want to finish up all the veggies in the fridge. My winter pot is one of those quick, simple and flexible in terms of ingredients (hence you can skip some ingredients or add some of your own). Recipe: Ingredients: 1 diced onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup diced butternut squash 1 diced zucchini 1 big carrot, diced 2 diced tomatos 1/2 cup red lentils 1/2 cup water (depends how liquid you want it to be) 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric salt & pepper Top - Fresh spinach Fresh cilantro Directions: Heat some coconut oil in a pot, add the onion and garlic. Lower the he

Chocolate Banana Dream Breakfast

Who doesn't need a bit of comfort on a cold snowy morning? 'Comfort Food' has gotten a negative connotation these days with all the talk around emotional eating. I am definitely a big believer in conscious eating and not 'eating your emotions', but what if we look at comfort food as a conscious act of self care? If it comes from a place of eating intuitively, with intention, listening to what your body wants... Also, just to make things clear - COMFORT FOOD ≠ UNHEALTHY FOOD Just like this perfect comforting bowl of chocolate - banana porridge! Chocolate - Banana Oatmeal - Quinoa Porridge Recipe: (makes 2-3 portions) 1. Make the Quinoa Porridge: Ingredients: 4 tbsp cooked quinoa ½- ¾ cup wate

Purple Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

I love blueberries! These tiny gems give long life health benefits- rich in vitamins (C, K), antioxidants, fight cancer, aid weight loss, promote a young, glowing skin, boost the brain, support digestion and really the list goes on! Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe: Ingredients- 1 cup frozen cauliflower 3/4 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp cashew butter 1/2 tsp maca powder Directions: Place all ingredients in the blender Blend about 60 seconds and pour in a bowl Add your favourite toppings Enjoy! xo Naama

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