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Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding

November 30, 2016
Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding - delicious refreshing, chocolatey breakfast you will love! Vegan, gluten-free and easy to make the night before so you can just grab it and go in the morning! | thehealthfulideas.com

Are you a breakfast person? I totally am. There are more breakfast recipes on my blog than anything else so it’s pretty clear how much I enjoy breakfast. I also enjoy Christmas and since this Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding is both Christmas themed and a breakfast, it’s one of my favorites!

I sneak in chia seeds into my breakfast whenever I can or I simply devote the whole breakfast to them and make chia pudding. It’s so good! If you haven’t tried chia pudding yet, you’re seriously missing out.

I already posted a few chia pudding recipes besides this one because I just love them so much. Check them out here:


Tangerine Chocolate Chia Pudding - delicious refreshing, chocolatey breakfast you will love! Vegan, gluten-free and easy to make the night before so you can just grab it and go in the morning! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Almond Chai Hot Chocolate (vegan)

November 28, 2016
Almond Chai Hot Chocolate - incredibly creamy, delicious, and sweet. Almond milk, cacao, almond butter, tahini, homemade chai spice mix, sea salt, and maple syrup. So yummy! You'll love this hot chocolate, it's so easy to make. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com

It’s finally ok to be in Christmas mood without people thinking you’re weird yaaaay! It’s finally okay to put up Christmas decorations and watch Home Alone while baking gingerbread cookies and I’m really happy about that. To celebrate I decided to share with you this Almond Chai Hot Chocolate which is the perfect festive drink to sip while decorating your house.

Initially, I wanted this hot chocolate to be gingerbread spiced but then I re-discovered chai spice and started making anything and everything chai spiced. I’m actually sharing a vegan chai spiced pancake recipe with you next week and I’m super excited about it because it’s oh so delicious. But for now, let’s make some hot chocolate!

You can use homemade Almond Milk in this recipe, it’s gonna be even more delicious!


Almond Chai Hot Chocolate - incredibly creamy, delicious, and sweet. Almond milk, cacao, almond butter, tahini, homemade chai spice mix, sea salt, and maple syrup. So yummy! You'll love this hot chocolate, it's so easy to make. (vegan, GF) | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Sweet Cashew Cream

November 25, 2016
Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com

I’ve been wanting to make sweet cashew cream or dressing/dip ever since I made this savory vegan Cashew Dressing. So today… *drumroll* I present to you this amazing, vanilla flavored, creamy, dreamy, delicious, and sweet cashew cream!! You can make parfaits with it, pour it over banana “nice cream”, spread it on banana bread or (my personal fave) eat it straight from the jar with a spoon!

Sweet Cashew Cream - raw vegan and delicious! You'll love this recipe, it's super versatile! It's incredible how similar it is to dairy cream. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers with Squash and Cranberries

November 23, 2016
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and sage (vegan, GF) I totally love this recipe! Perfect for fall, comforting, hearty, and filling. | thehealthfulideas.com

It’s Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!! Okay, to tell you the truth, I actually don’t care about that because we don’t celebrate it here and I’ve never experienced it anywhere else. BUT if you do celebrate Thanksgiving and are looking for a very last minute recipe, you’ll love these Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers! There’s a good chance you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!

More Thanksgiving ideas:

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and sage (vegan, GF) I totally love this recipe! Perfect for fall, comforting, hearty, and filling. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading



Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites

November 21, 2016
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites - delicious vegan & GF festive treats (great for any time of the year, really). No added sugar, sweetened with dates! You'll love these! Such an easy recipe. | thehealthfulideas.com

Fudge. Chocolate fudge. Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites ⇒ happiness. Rightttt?! These may not be as creamy as regular fudge but oh boy are they delicious!! They’re made with only three main ingredients! Dates, cacao powder, and hazelnuts and because the hazelnuts are roasted and processed to almost hazelnut butter, the result is somewhere between cookie dough and fudge.

I wanted to call these cake pops at first and cover them in chocolate and sprinkles but they didn’t really stick to the popsicle stick so I made them into festive bites instead. Aren’t they the cutest?

If you’re craving even more chocolate treats you can check out these:


Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites - delicious vegan & GF festive treats (great for any time of the year, really). No added sugar, sweetened with dates! You'll love these! Such an easy recipe. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties

November 17, 2016
Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com

When I say the word ‘patty’, I immediately think of Sponge Bob and the Krabby Patty. Anyone else? I haven’t exacly cracked the Krabby Patty Secret Formula with these but they’re super delicious nonetheless and you definitely have to try them!

Sweet potatoes, quinoa, onion, garlic, dried herbs, spices, and buckwheat four. They’re vegan, gluten-free, delicious, filling, hearty, and amazing in salads or in a bun as a burger!

Here are two salads that would go great with these patties: Black Rice Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing or Baked Falafel Buddha Bowl (just swap the falafel for the sweet potato quinoa patties)


Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties with mixed salad and tahini dressing. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and totally amazing! You'll love it. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


Raw Chocolate Orange Energy Bars

November 14, 2016
Chocolate Orange Energy Bars - dates, nuts, cacao, orange zest, lemon essential oil, and sea salt. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com

Oh hello there, chocolate.

I’m posting these random chocolate bars while probably every single blogger in the world is posting a pumpkin recipe. I don’t actually have a single pumpkin recipe on my blog (well apart from this Butternut Squash soup but that’s different, right? I mean, it’s a squash) and I’m not sorry about that  because here’s the thing – I never really cared for pumpkin. Pumpkin pie isn’t really a thing here in the Czech Republic so I actually ate my first pumpkin spice flavored food at the age of 20 when I bought a pumpkin spiced muffin at Whole Foods in NY. I gotta admit — it was delicious, but they don’t sell pumpkin puree here and I just don’t care enough to make it myself.

What I do care about is chocolate. Oh yes. In any form. Raw chocolate bars, chocolate oatmeal, chocolate smoothies, chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, chocolate cake — you name it, I want it all. I’ve always been a chocolate person. When I was a kid and my mom used to order a cake for my birthday, I always wanted the most chocolatey one while all the other kids were into the basic white vanilla cake with fruit on top and they never wanted to eat my chocolate cakes. The joke’s on them, though, because that always meant more leftovers for me. HA!


Nowadays, I only seem to hang out with chocolate lovers and they happily devour anything chocolate flavored I bring them and they absolutely LOVED these chocolate orange energy bars! If you’re not one of my childhood friends and you happen to be obsessed with chocolate as much as I am, definitely make these! If fact, let’s make them together because I’m craving these yet again.

Chocolate Orange Energy Bars - dates, nuts, cacao, orange zest, lemon essential oil, and sea salt. You'll love this recipe! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading


How to Make Hummus in 5 minutes

November 10, 2016
How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

Today I present you the BEST hummus in the WORD! Okay, that’s ambitious so probably not BUT  it’s definitely the best hummus I’ve ever had and I even got thumbs up from my mom so I’m pretty confident you’re gonna love it too. It’s so THICK & CREAMY! Yes, caps-and-exclamation-point-thick-and-creamy. It’s that intense you guys. You. Need. It. In. Your. Life.

Want to learn how to make the best hummus in 5 minutes only? Read on!

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading



Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini

November 7, 2016
Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com

By now you probably already know how much I love oatmeal. If not from my snapchat (shameless plug: follow me @healthfulideas), then here from my blog.  I mean, there’s the latest and greatest, Blackberry Baked Oatmeal, then my personal fave, Chocolate Oatmeal with Orange Zest <33 or this Creamy Carrot Cake Oatmeal just to name a few. You can search oatmeal or porridge to see even more recipes because clearly, I can’t get enough of oats (or buckwheat even! And rest assured quinoa porridge is coming your way too because duh). That all being said, I haven’t posted a single savory oatmeal recipe on my blog! Well, until now I haven’t. Today I present to you this delicious savory curry oatmeal!! It’s absolutely amazing and because I’m staring at all these pictures as I’m writing this, I’ll probably have to make it for breakfast tomorrow. Since this oatmeal calls only for the basics, I already have all the ingredients in my fridge so this oatmeal is definitely gonna happen tomorrow morning and it’s going to be awesome, you guys. You should totally make it with me! What do you say?

Curry Oatmeal with Roasted Zucchini - savory take on regular oatmeal. SO delicious! Creamy, savory, hearty, comforting, and really satisfying. | thehealthfulideas.com Continue Reading