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Fresh Tomato Pasta with Herbs (gluten-free)

September 22, 2016
Fresh Tomato Pasta with Herbs - 8 ingredients, ready in less than 30 minutes! We love this recipe. SO delicious, comforting, hearty, and perfect for fall! | thehealthfulideas.com

Comfort food.

Cozy clothes.

Colorful leaves.


Colder weather.

Yep, all those things are upon us and I’m pretty excited about it. I know that in spring, I kept talking about how much I love summer, sunny, days, and fresh food, and while that’s still totally true, fall holds a special place in my heart.

Speaking of things that hold a special place in my heart — pasta is definitely one of those. Duh.

If you’re craving even more pasta dishes, you can check out my other three pasta recipes I posted in the past: Brown Rice Pasta with Creamy Cilantro SauceRoasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta, and Tomato Spaghetti with Vegetables, Beans, and Pine Nuts.

Fresh Tomato Pasta with Herbs - 8 ingredients, ready in less than 30 minutes! We love this recipe. SO delicious, comforting, hearty, and perfect for fall! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

How to Make Almond Milk

September 15, 2016
How to Make Almond Milk? Try this quick & EASY recipe, you'll love it! So delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t obsessed with homemade almond milk. It makes every oatmeal or smoothie just so much better (and by better I mean super creamy and absolutely heavenly). Making almond milk at home isn’t even that hard — it’s only a matter of soaking, blending, and straining and it’s oh so worth the effort.

This is the second post of my How To series and funnily enough, the first one was also all about almonds. Check out How to Make Almond Butter here. It’s honestly the best tasting almond butter ever!

How to Make Almond Milk? Try this quick & EASY recipe, you'll love it! So delicious! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie

September 8, 2016
Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie - banana, mango, raspberries, strawberries, coconut water and amazing protein packed spirulina powder. You'll love this smoothie! Easy to make, really tasty, and packed with nutrients! | thehealthfulideas.com

If you love smoothie bowls, raise your hand! I hope you did because I have an amazing one to share with you today. It’s full of amazing nutrient dense foods with the addition of chlorophyll (and protein!!) rich spirulina. Hence the name — Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie. Let’s dive in and hopefully also dig in ASAP!

Superfood Spirulina Green Smoothie - banana, mango, raspberries, strawberries, coconut water and amazing protein packed spirulina powder. You'll love this smoothie! Easy to make, really tasty, and packed with nutrients! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie

September 1, 2016
Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com

Reishi-what??

If you haven’t heard of Reishi before, you need to try it, it’s amazing! Reishi is a type of a mushroom. No, not the one you’d make for dinner in a pan on the stove — it’s a tree mushroom and it’s great as a tea or added to smoothies. Most importantly it goes really well with chocolate and I do love everything that goes well with chocolate.

This smoothie should be called pure happiness in a bowl or something like that because it’s one of the best smoothies I’ve ever tasted and it’s become a new go-to smoothie for me. You’ll love it, it’s full of berries, chocolate, and other amazing superfoods and herbs.


Cacao Reishi Green Smoothie - you will love this smoothie! The cacao reishi combo is amazing, it's super easy to make, and really satysfying. YUM! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Onion Kale Chips (30 minutes)

August 25, 2016
Onion Kale Chips - made in the oven in under 30 minutes! Easy & delicious these kale chips are the perfect movie night snack or anytime you're craving something salty & crunchy. | thehealthfulideas.com

Kale chips are officially my new obsession. It’s not that I didn’t know or like kale chips before, it’s because kale chips aren’t sold here and kale is also pretty hard to come by (as crazy as it may sound to you Americans). That’s why I get so happy whenever I come across kale here because it’s so rare. The only variety that’s available here is curly kale so I don’t really use it for salads as it’s impossible to chew. Instead, I add it to smoothies and more importantly make loads and loads of kale chips!

Onion Kale Chips - made in the oven in under 30 minutes! Easy & delicious these kale chips are the perfect movie night snack or anytime you're craving something salty & crunchy. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Baobab Orange Chia Pudding

August 18, 2016
Baobab Orange Chia Pudding - easy summer tropical breakfast for when you're on the go. I LOVE this chia pudding. Chia seeds, orange juice, baobab, almond milk, and a ton of toppings! | thehealthfulideas.com

Aaaand we’re back to Baobab.

If you’ve been following my recipes for the last couple of months, you know I’ve been adding Baobab to my breakfast a lot. I don’t actually know why I’m so obsessed with Baobab all of sudden but it’s happening, my friends, so let’s make some baobab orange pudding to celebrate my love for Baobab.

I’ve said Baobab way too many times in the last three sentences. It’s just a funny word to say. B-a-o-b-a-b.


Baobab Orange Chia Pudding - easy summer tropical breakfast for when you're on the go. I LOVE this chia pudding. Chia seeds, orange juice, baobab, almond milk, and a ton of toppings! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Orange Strawberry Sunrise Popsicles

August 11, 2016
Orange Strawberry Sunrise Popsicles - treat yourself with homemade popsicles this summer. We LOVE these! They're easy to make, delicious, and actually healthy! (raw vegan) | thehealthfulideas.com

It’s the time of the year when eating popsicles almost every day is acceptable, if not necessary. Right? I don’t know about you but summer is 100% my favorite season and I love making my own healthy popsicles when I’m craving ice cream. It’s pretty easy actually! It’s just a matter of blending a few ingredients and pouring them into popsicle molds and done! These Orange Strawberry Sunrise Popsicles are one of the easiest recipes from my How to Make the Best Healthy Vegan Popsicles ebook and I really wanted to share it with you so let’s make some popsicles today!

Orange Strawberry Sunrise Popsicles - treat yourself with homemade popsicles this summer. We LOVE these! They're easy to make, delicious, and actually healthy! (raw vegan) | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Berry Chocolate Chia Parfait

August 4, 2016
Berry Chocolate Chia Parfait - delicious vegan breakfast you wil love! Chocolate Acai chia pudding and berry chocolate sorbet. (raw, vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

Summer is definitely the best time of the year to enjoy raw breakfast every day. There’s nothing better than a bowl of refreshing chia pudding on a hot summer morning. I confess, I still eat my regular bowls of steaming oatmeal quite often (don’t judge me, oatmeal is just too good to skip) but I also love chia pudding and smoothies in the morning and this Berry Chocolate Chia Parfait is the combination of both AKA happiness in a bowl.

Berry Chocolate Chia Parfait - delicious vegan breakfast you wil love! Chocolate Acai chia pudding and berry chocolate sorbet. (raw, vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing

July 28, 2016
Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing - easy to make fresh summer salad. I love to make this ahead for busy work days! Tomatoes, cucumber, beets, carrots, hummus, lettuce, black rice, and tahini dressing. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

Ahh salads. This one, in particular, is absolutely delicious. Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing, I mean, doesn’t that sound totally scrumptious? You have to try it, you’ll love it, I promise! It’s super easy to make and you can prepare a bigger batch in advance and just throw it all together on busy days!

Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing - easy to make fresh summer salad. I love to make this ahead for busy work days! Tomatoes, cucumber, beets, carrots, hummus, lettuce, black rice, and tahini dressing. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading