Chocolate mousse and healthy, are you sure those two words belong in the same sentence? Well yes they do with this recipe! Making healthy choices doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. This mousse is made of avocado and raw cocoa powder. Maybe those ingredients don’t scream ‘lovely dessert’ to you yet but the result is going to surprise you.
Ingredients1 ripe avocado 1 tablespoon nut butter 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 – 2 tablespoon(s) raw cocoa powder (depends on the size of the avocado) hazelnutsCut the avocado and add the flesh to your food processor. Add...READ MORE
As I already wrote in my article about fermented foods, these foods are essential to keep the gut healthy. And a healthy immune system starts with a healthy gut. Miso soup is one way to get your share of fermentation. Miso is a paste made from soybeans, sea salt and koji. It ferments for about 3 months up to 3 years. One of the active ingredients in miso is zybicolin, which plays a major role in the detoxification of your body through pollution, radioactivity and chemicals in the soil and food system.
With this recipe you get all the benefits of the miso combined with all the benefits of the veggies in there, which makes this soup a mighty powerful health booster. For this recipe I've used kale, celery and carrots. But of course you...READ MORE
I try to eat sprouts at least a few times a week. They are one of the best locally-grown foods you can get and taste delicious and fresh in a salad, on a sandwich or just add a wisp in your homemade soup. Sprouts are the edible shoots of germinated crops like beans, seeds, nuts and grains.
Many grocery stores carry them but they can also be prepared at home. To sprout beans at home, for example, soak them in water and place them in a warm and dark place to stimulate germination. The sprouts should be regularly rinsed as they...READ MORE
Turmeric. If you like to cook, chances are big it’s already present in your kitchen. Turmeric is quite a common spice in the Asian cuisine, especially the Indian. It gives those Indian curries their characteristic yellow color, together with a mild bittery taste. But did you know it’s also a powerful antioxidant and that is anti-viral and anti-bacterial? And that it seems to have great potential to fight cancer, especially colorectal cancer? Lately, turmeric has been the object of numerous anti-cancer studies.
There are over 80 different kinds of turmeric plants. The most used and also most promising when it comes to medical use is Curcuma Longa, related to ginger, and the substance within it, Curcumine, in particular. Curcumine has been...READ MORE
And these 3 are the most common ones:I can’t meditate because I can’t stop my thinkingThis is the most common misconception concerning meditation. Have you really ever tried to stop your thoughts? It’s impossible! You will be...READ MORE
Drinking alcohol has been deeply rooted in our culture for already thousands of years. The majority of our society drinks. No less than 80 % of the Dutch population older than 19 drinks. And on an average they drink about 250 ml of alcohol a day. We all have the vague understanding that alcohol can do harm to our health, but hey, we’re having good time so we’ll order some more. But alcohol consumption greatly impacts our health; next to that it increases the risk of developing liver, throat, and mouth cancer. And some studies also show the link between alcohol and rectum, colon and breast cancer.
There is still belief that a single glass of red wine a day is healthy because of the resveratrol in it. But it is the alcohol itself that causes harm to our health. Alcohol is what is called a cocarcinogen, which means that it can boost...READ MORE
Not long ago I read an inspiring article about sports and movement. I’ve already hinted several times that working out isn’t something that comes naturally with me. It takes effort and most of the time I go through some resistance before I start. But the moment that I’m actually running through the park or doing my poses in yoga class, I’m enjoying it. However, this resistance thing is slowly falling away as my motives to exercise are getting more sincere.
A few years ago I could stand in front of the mirror with a very critical eye. Every bump, wrinkle or fold was put under a magnifying glass. Whether we like it or not, we women (and men as well) have a slightly distorted view on what our...READ MORE
Since I’m a bit of nail-biter, I like to take good care of my hands and nails. If I make sure my nails are filed nicely and I put on some polish, then the urge to nibble on them disappears. I have a whole range of colors to match my outfits. Unfortunately, regular nail polish contains many toxic chemicals. And primarily the ‘toxic trio’ Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl phthalate you really need to avoid.
Formaldehyde is a chemical often used as a preservative, sterilizer and embalmer and added to polishes that are also considered as nail hardeners. But it's also a carcinogen, linked to nasal and lung cancers. Dibutyl phthalate makes the...READ MORE
Almost every day (not always, I have bummer days as well) I feel a deeply rooted gratitude for life. I am grateful to have healed from cancer twice; grateful for everything I have learned during and after being sick. And of course enormously grateful I can now support and coach others that are going through the similar experiences I had.
The beauty about life is that every single experience can be turned into a meaningful one. Even though if they can be hard and tough. But it is up to you what your outlook on those experiences is. One of the things I have always refused when...READ MORE
With my coaching program I get to work with you personally and tailor it perfectly to your needs.READ MORE