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Superfood Packed Green Smoothie

April 20, 2017
Superfood Packed Green Smoothie - the best green smoothie recipe! Ready in minutes and really nutritious! | thehealthfulideas.com

I honestly can’t get enough of this smoothie. I’ve been making it almost every single day lately desperately trying to up my iron levels with spirula and chlorella but also because it’s freaking delicious and it has ALL the nutrients I need. 91 superfoods to be exact. This really is a superfood PACKED green smoothie.

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25 Vegan Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Life

April 15, 2017
25 Vegan Breakfast Recipes - healthy mostly gluten-free recipes to start your morning with. | thehealthfulideas.com

Oh hi there! I’m sorry about the radio silence on here lately. These past few weeks have been pretty hectic — well, at least on those days that I wasn’t marathon watching Gilmore Girl (first time watching it and totally obsessed – anyone else finds Netflix a great way to ignore your responsibilities?).

I’ve been testing, developing, shooting, and editing recipes like crazy in preparation for my big move to Canada. So far I have 16 recipes I already shot to edit and if all goes well, I’ll manage to shoot about 6 more. That leaves me with enough recipes to post twice a week until the beginning of July. I’ll probably end up posting other stuff too so they’ll most likely last me even longer. I really want to stick to a schedule (starting next month) and post 2 posts a week so that requires some preparation especially when I’m going to be moving across the world. The fact that if I only posted 1 recipe a week I’d be all set until mid-September gives me the peace of mind I need.


To give myself time to edit instead of writing out a recipe post, I’m sharing with you today 25 Vegan Breakfast Recipes from all over the internet. I tried to find a wide selection of healthy vegan breakfast recipes ranging from sweet baked goods, oatmeal, and pancakes to savory dishes like hash browns, tofu or chickpea scramble, cream cheese, and waffles. My personal favorites are this Chocolate Banana Babka and these Potato and Leek Waffles – I really need to try these! I also added three recipes of mine to the mix (shameless self-promotion): Dark Chocolate Orange Zest Granola, Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal, Chocolate Chia Parfait with Cashew Cream and Strawberry Jam.

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Workout Playlist April 2017

April 6, 2017
Workout Playlist April 2017 - 25 awesome new fast-paced songs to motivate you to work out and keep moving.

I love finding new music so I decided to create a new monthly segment on the blog where I share my current favorite songs and compile them into a workout playlist for each month. Most of the songs I listen to are somewhat fast paced and positive  anyway so it’s only fitting I put them all together into a Spotify workout playlist

Fun fact: I actually choose Apple Music over Spotify 99% of the time (I only use Spotify for songs that aren’t on Apple Music) but it was a no-brainer to create a Spotify playlist since it’s easy to share and you can listen to the songs right on this page. There are 25 songs which is almost an hour and a half of music for you to choose from so whether you’re doing a quick 15-minute workout or going for a run for an hour, I’ve got you covered! ;)
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Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice Noodles and Sunflower Seed Sauce

April 2, 2017
Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice Noodles and Sunflower Seed Sauce - delicious vegan stir fry with peanut-free sauce made with tamari, sunflower seed butter, maple syrup, sesame oil, and ACV. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Well, what can I say, I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls pretty much nonstop this past week which resulted in me not finishing my post on time. Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I’m watching the whole series in order for the first time ever and I’m addicted! That being said, I did manage to shoot 7 recipes this week which I’m very happy about. Rather than actually writing posts and finishing them, I’ve been creating new ones because the fact that I’m moving to Canada soon is getting to me and I really want to have 2 months worth of posts ready in advance which is stressful. On a lighter note, I have this amazing vegetable stir fry recipe for you today (one I wasn’t planning on sharing until later this month but it’s just too good not to share it now). I added a sunflower seed dressing which is just a cherry on top. I saw this roasted sunflower seed butter at the store the other day and got the idea to make a sunflower seed sauce instead of peanut butter sauce to make it more interesting. It’s a nice change and good for all those who are allergic to peanuts.

This is one of my most favorite recipes I’ve posted so far and I hope you love it as much as I do!


PS: I love those take out boxes I served it in! I bought them a few months ago and finally found a use for them. So cute, right?!

Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice Noodles and Sunflower Seed Sauce - delicious vegan stir fry with peanut-free sauce made with tamari, sunflower seed butter, maple syrup, sesame oil, and ACV. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Zesty Lemon Coconut Energy Balls

March 23, 2017
Zesty Lemon Coconut Energy Balls (raw vegan) - 5 ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 30 minutes to make! You'll love this recipe, it's easy to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious. Great pre-workout and post-workout snack! | thehealthfulideas.com

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it would have to be that I’m a snacker. I also have a huge sweet tooth which creates a slight problem because then you just want to eat chocolate all the time. It’s essential for me to always have good healthy snacks on hand to grab when a snack attack hits me. I love making savory roasted chickpeas, kale chips, or veggie chips for savory snacks, and energy balls, raw bars, and granola for sweet cravings. I absolutely love these Zesty Lemon Coconut Energy Balls because they’re a nice change from the foods I usually snack on (aka chocolate everything). 

You essentially only need 5 things to make these. Cashews, coconut, dates, and a lemon. Could it BE any easier?! (channeling my inner Chandler here haha)


Zesty Lemon Coconut Energy Balls (raw vegan) - 5 ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 30 minutes to make! You'll love this recipe, it's easy to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious. Great pre-workout and post-workout snack! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


21 Oatmeal Recipes You Need to Try (vegan)

March 20, 2017
21 Oatmeal Recipes You Need To Try (vegan, gluten-free) - every flavor you can think of! With chocolate, berries, tropical fruit, chia seeds, acai, superfoods, spices, and remakes of famous desserts! Made with oats, buckwheat, or quinoa. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

With all the oatmeal recipes I’ve been posting lately, you knew a round up was bound to happen. From the moment I made oatmeal for the first time, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve tried sooo many flavors! I love to try new ones but my favorite will always be chocolate acai with blueberries & raspberries, topped with thawed strawberries. I’ve also tried making oatmeal from other grains than just oats. I made raw blended buckwheat porridge (it feels weird to call it oatmeal when there are no oats) and quinoa porridge to switch things up and I even made savory oatmeal! I made baked oatmeal, oatmeal squares, overnight oats, and oatmeal version of desserts like apple pie or carrot cake. Today I’m sharing 21 oatmeal recipes with you and I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!

If I had to pick, the Sour Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal would be my most favorite at the moment.I have such a sweet tooth and I go crazy for chocolate. I love the sour cherry chocolate combo. It’s so delicious, I mean, it doesn’t even taste like breakfast, it tastes like dessert! If you only try one of these, let it be that one!


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Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie

March 13, 2017
Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

Looking at these photos, one might think I’m in LA, walking around the beach, and soaking up the sunshine. Oh no, don’t let the words “refreshing smoothie” in the title fool you. I’m not in LA, I’m not even in the US. I’m all the way in Europe, in the Czech Republic to be exact, freezing my ass off because it’s currently almost 0°C and I’m drinking this smoothie wishing I was lying on a beach in Bali.

I love drinking smoothies in the summer when it’s boiling hot and you actually need something to cool you down. That being said, a bad weather’s never stopped me from making cold smoothies. I’ll gladly eat spoonfuls of my favorite chocolate berry banana ice cream while it’s it’s snowing outside. Granted, it usually feels like it’s snowing in my throat too afterward but believe me — banana ice cream is always worth it.


This smoothie is far less intense on the brain-freeze scale than banana ice cream so you can happily sip on it wherever you are in the world. Unless you’re somewhere really cold – think North Pole cold (say hi to Santa for me pls) – in that case, you should make this bowl of oatmeal instead.

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Smoothie (raw vegan) - the most delicious refreshing smoothie to start your day with or have as a sweet snack during the day. Such an easy recipe! Mint, banana, berries, coconut, water, and almond milk. Delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Tandoori Masala Sweet Potato Wedges

March 9, 2017
Tandoori Masala Sweet Potato Wedges (vegan, GF) - over roasted sweet potato fries with amazing spices, and a touch of coconut oil. Easy to make, delicious, and totally guilt-free. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Fries are something I’ve always loved. Especially those really salty fast food ones. But ever since I started eating healthily, I stopped going to all those fast food chains and stopped eating those oily fries and frankly, I don’t crave them at all anymore. What I crave are oven roasted sweet potato fries. And here I present to you these show stopping Tandoori Masala Sweet Potato Wedges (which are essentially just thicker and not so symmetrical fries). I’ve been putting tandoori masala seasoning on everything lately ( hello Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini) so it was only a matter of time before I made sweet potato fries with these spices too.

These are really easy to make, you essentially just dust the chopped sweet potatoes with the spices and roast them in the oven for 40-50 minutes checking on them only once or twice and then they’re done! What could be easier, right?


I’m actually making a similar version to this for my meal prep for work lunches for the next few days. I just dice the sweet potatoes into small pieces instead of slicing them into wedges and add them to my salads. So tasty!

Tandoori Masala Sweet Potato Wedges (vegan, GF) - over roasted sweet potato fries with amazing spices, and a touch of coconut oil. Easy to make, delicious, and totally guilt-free. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal

March 6, 2017
Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Oh hey, I’m here with yet another oatmeal recipe. What else is new, right? I just can’t help it, you guys. Oatmeal is what I eat almost every single day so I can’t help but create more and more new recipes. I love this Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal! I wanted to call it “Pina Colada Oats” at first but that just didn’t seem right so I decided on Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal instead which perfectly describes this bowl of creaminess. There are basically no other hidden ingredients, it’s just oats, pineapple, vanilla powder, and some almond milk.

Pineapple Vanilla Oatmeal (vegan, gluten-free) - the best tropical breakfast! Only a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make. This pina colada oatmeal is really easy to make and super delicious! You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading