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Raw Maqui Berry Buckwheat Porridge

May 26, 2016
Raw Maqui Berry Buckwheat Porridge - raw soaked buckwheat, maqui berry powder, cacao, frozen berries, and a couple more delicious ingredients. I love this recipe, it's my go to breafast! So easy, healthy, and satisfying! | thehealthfulideas.com

Hey there, long time no see! I had so much fun in Toronto you guys. I’m always bad at uploading when I’m traveling, I don’t know why. But I’m back and I have a lot to tell you!

Well, first off, you know I went to Toronto to go to Justin’s concert and I gotta say it was amazing! It was such a great show, I’m glad I went. I actually have tickets for his concert in Prague this November and I can’t wait! (because apparently one isn’t enough for me)

And then there’s the working holiday visa I applied for. I got a response from the embassy while i was in Toronto that it got approved which means I can move to Canada and work there for a whole year!! I have a year from now to get there and then I can stay a year in any Canadian city I want, though I’ll probably choose Toronto. I still don’t know when I’ll move out there but it probably isn’t going to be sooner than the beginning of next year because I just got a job here in Prague at Raph Lauren which I want to keep for a bit.

And last but not least, there’s the ebook I created and posted a week ago! Right now, I’m actually in a process of redesigning it (the front cover and a few things inside) but you can still check out the first version HERE if you want. So many exciting news, right?! Well, at least for me they are!

So many exciting news, right?! Well, at least for me they are! I’m actually also planning to start a Youtube channel so that you can visually see how to make each recipe which is gonna be so much fun!

Now that we got all the news out of the way, let’s get to the recipe!

Raw Maqui Berry Buckwheat Porridge - raw soaked buckwheat, maqui berry powder, cacao, frozen berries, and a couple more delicious ingredients. I love this recipe, it's my go to breafast! So easy, healthy, and satisfying! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading

Monthly Favorites: April 2016

May 9, 2016
Monthly Favorites: April 2016 | thehealthfulideas.com

April was definitely the month of popsicles for me. Sometime in March an idea to create an e-book full of popsicles struck me and I’ve been coming up with recipe ideas ever since. I’m going to tell you more about it in an upcoming post but I’m almost done with it, it’s definitely coming out this week, and it contains 17 healthy vegan popsicles! :) I couldn’t be more excited about it and I hope you guys love it as much as I do because I honestly love every single popsicle recipe in it. I probably made over 200 popsicles in April so you can imagine what my freezer looks like. I’m actually eating a popsicle as I write this.

I was actually planning to create a breakfast recipes e-book but as I was brainstorming recipes, I came across a popsicle recipe I wrote down months ago and before I knew it, I was writing down all my popsicle recipe ideas instead of breakfast recipes. I had so much fun creating it and then eating the popsicles. There is definitely going to be also a breakfast recipes e-book in the future, but I decided to do the popsicle e-book first because summer is around the corner and we’re all craving popsicles (well, I know I am). Anyways, about that later, now let’s get to the best of April!

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Raw Sour Cherry Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

May 5, 2016
Raw Sour Cherry Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge - delicious chocolatey raw porridge full of vitamins and minerals. I love this recipes, it's my favorite this spring! Creamy, satysfying, fruity, and so good for you! | thehealthfulideas.com

Raw buckwheat porridge has officially become my new obsession. I’ve tried so many different flavors it’s not even funny (though to be honest, a lot of them are chocolate-themed because who doesn’t add chocolate to everything, right?!). Last month, I posted my first ever buckwheat porridge recipe on the blog:  Raw Blackberry Orange Buckwheat Porridge and believe me, there’s much more where that came from. I don’t want to keep posting only breakfast recipes so you don’t get bored of them but breakfast bowls are honestly my favorite recipes to make and if I could eat breakfast food all day every day I would. (Who says I can’t though, right?) Whether it’s regular oatmeal, raw porridge, porridge made with amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, or creamy smoothie bowls, I always have many ideas for new ones and I never get enough. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my salads but nothing beats a sweet delicious breakfast!

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Tangy Baobab Sunshine Smoothie

April 28, 2016
Tangy Baobab Sunshine Smoothie - the perfect summer smoothie! I love this recipe, it's easy, delicious, and filling. Baobab, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and turmeric. So GOOD! | thehealthfulideas.com

I’m so excited for summer I’m literally counting down the days. Well, probably not literally, but I honestly can’t wait for summer. It’s been pretty gloomy outside lately so I decided to create my own sunshine in the form of a smoothie bowl. This baobab smoothie is heavenly and I’m excited to finally share the recipe with you! :)

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Chocolate Oatmeal with Orange Zest

April 21, 2016
Chocolate Oatmeal with Orange Zest - delicious chocolatey oatmeal recipes that's easy to make and really tasty! I love the orange chocolate combiniation! This literally tastes like a dessert. Vegan, gluten-free, and good for you! | thehealthfulideas.com

Ahh chocolate oatmeal. Isn’t chocolate oatmeal the best?

No matter how hard I try to come up with different, original breakfast every morning, I somehow almost always end up eating chocolate oatmeal. I just can’t help it. Granted, I usually add basically all the superfoods I own to make up for the fact that I’m eating something so sweet and delicious for breakfast. Because when I eat chocolate oatmeal for breakfast, I can’t help but feel like I’m eating a dessert. My usual combo is everything I get my hands on cacao, acai, maca, lucuma, mesquite, chlorella, pomegranate powder, goji berries or goji powder, maqui berry powder, camu camu powder, etc. I mean… I do love my superfoods, that’s for sure. lol. Sometimes I add all of those, sometimes I skip some of them, and sometimes, I add even more! My oatmeal also usually has berries added to it. Whether it’s wild blueberries, cherries, raspberries, or strawberries (or apples), there’s always something to make it taste even more amazing. And then there’s of course, the topping. Apparently, all the superfoods and a heap of berries aren’t enough so I always add more on the top. Goji berries, cacao nibs, fresh berries, frozen berries — you name it, it’s on top of my oatmeal. And more often than not, there’s so much stuff on top you can’t even see the oatmeal.  I can’t be the only one with crazy oatmeal habits, right? I’m sure you can relate because let’s be real, who doesn’t like huge bowls of sweet chocolatey oatmeal??

If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of chocolate oatmeal, you can check out my other chocolate oatmeal recipes here:

Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal

Chocolate Maca Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

This chocolate oatmeal is a bit different, though. It doesn’t have heaps of superfoods but instead, it has orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. And the combination of cacao and orange is definitely something you need in your life.

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Baobab Mango Green Smoothie

April 14, 2016
Baobab Mango Green Smoothie - delicious refreshing breakfast recipe with only a couple ingredients. I love this smoothie! It's tangy, it's sweet, it's satysfying and really good for you! | thehealthfulideas.com

I have to start today’s post on a completely nonfood related note because I’m simply too excited to keep quiet about it!! What’s the great news? Well, it started with me absentmindedly browsing the internet for Purpose tour tickets, as you do, because I just couldn’t help it even though I was sure the tickets for the Prague concert in November this year is sold out. You probably already know where I’m going with this.. I FOUND TICKETS!! And really good ones! They’re like right next to the stage, in fact in the middle of the stage!! You probably don’t care about Justin or me going to his concert but I’m so happy I had to share my excitement with you. When the Purpose tour was first announced, I didn’t think he’d come to Prague because he’s never been here so I tried to buy tickets for his MSG concert in New York because I love NY and it’d double as a great holiday (I can’t stop wanting to go to NY over and over again to save my life) but that was just a big mess. The page wasn’t loading and when it finally did, the tickets were sold out. Eventually, I started looking for Toronto tickets out of frustration and because I thought I’d be already in Canada at the time of the concert (I applied for the one-year working holiday program in Canada, it’s a long story). Long story short, turns out I’m not in Canada yet but I do have tickets for a Toronto concert so next month, I’m going to Toronto for about 10 days! I know it’s insane but hey, I’m really excited and you live only once, right?

This also makes me really nostalgic about my time on Tumblr before the world knew about its existence and before everyone and their mother were sharing gifs everywhere. God, such fun times, I wish I could go back for one day. Anyone can relate? Remember how protective we used to be about our blogs, never telling anyone from real life the URL? Ahhh childhood.

Fun fact: during Justin’s Believe tour, I actually went to two concerts too, none of which were in my country haha. Both were in France, one in Paris and the other one in Strasbourg.  Experience of a lifetime, honestly. And now I’m going to two concerts again. Gotta hold the tradition, right?

I’m expecting complimentary backstage tickets for next tour, Justin. Okay? Okay, glad we sorted that out. lol. Now let’s get to the recipe!

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Raw Blackberry Orange Buckwheat Porridge

April 7, 2016
Raw Blackberry Orange Buckwheat Porridge - delicious raw vegan breakfast. I love this recipe - it's my go-to breakfast! It's sweet, fruity, healthy, and full of amazing nutrients! | thehealthfulideas.com

Dear raw buckwheat porridge, I’m so glad I discovered you. No, but seriously, if you follow me on snapchat you probably already know how much I’ve been obsessed with raw buckwheat porridge lately. I’ve been trying so many flavors and I do intent to share them all with you because you definitely need something this delicious in your life.

It’s been really nice outside lately (except today, it’s been cloudy pretty much all day) and it’s made me want to eat more raw meals, hence my obsession with this raw refreshing porridge. That’s one of the things I love about summer, it makes you want to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables instead of big bowls of pasta, and hey I’m all for that.

This recipe can act as a canvas for you and you can add basically any fruit you like instead of the blackberries. It’s so versatile!

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Monthly Favorites: March 2016

April 5, 2016
Monthly Favorites March 2016 by The Healthful Ideas | thehealthfulideas.com

Hi, guys! Another month has gone by and I’m back with another favorites post. Last month’s favorites were super long so I thought I’d keep short and sweet today so you don’t feel like reading a long book.

I’m really happy it’s already April because that means summer is coming and I can’t wait for it to get warmer. It’s actually been pretty nice outside lately. It’s been sunny all day for the past couple days and I bet it was 25C in the sun, if not more. How are you enjoying the warmer weather? Are you also excited about summer or are you more of a winter person? I’m definitely a summer person. Or spring/summer. I mean, I don’t like it when so boiling hot you can’t even think straight but I’d much rather have summer than windy, cold, rainy weather.

Now let’s get to the favorites! PS: I have some exciting news for you guys at the end!! I can’t wait to share it with you. :)

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