Creamy Lingonberry Raspberry Smoothie

I like to share my favorite superfoods and healthy food products with you. I already checked out some products from different brands and companies and one of the most lovely companies I met is arcticpowerberries.

This young company sell real, nutrient-dense foods that make you healthy and happy. Anna and Eveliina are two beautiful girls, full of life and full of enthusiasm for their business. Both enjoy having a healthy balance in life in general. Eve is a specialist in fashion marketing and freelance styling, while Anna’s is in sports therapy and massage. These beautiful girls grew up by the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, picking berries from the backyard and eating them out of the freezer all year around. And when they lived abroad they have always missed the taste of wild berries from back home.

They said “The farmed berries from local supermarkets do not taste the same at all, fresh berries go off really quickly and frozen berries are often either too expensive or not always available. That is why in the beginning it felt natural to always throw half a year’s supply of Finnish berry powders into our suitcases on each trip to London. After making the berries travel with us for over three years, we started questioning why we couldn’t share them with other people too. We were sure that at least some people would love them as much as we did.” So the idea for arcticpowerberries was born and now they are running a Company with lots of healthy and special berry products like Cranberry Powder, Blackcurrant Powder, Lingonberry Powder, Blueberry Powder and Seabuckthorn Poweder. The products will be shipped in bundles and oversea if you are not located in Finnland. Find more information about the health benefits on their lovely Homepage.

I used Lingonberry in my Creamy Lingonberry Raspberry Smoothie. The Scandinavians are crazy over this berry! Here are some health benefits:

  • Packed with antioxidants called polyphenols that strengthen the immune System
  • Contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K
  • Naturally high in fibre – improves Digestion
  • Detoxing effect
  • Promotes metabolism and weight loss
  • Anti-aging benefits, good for Skin
  • Nutrients calcium and magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium
  • Helps to keep blood sugar low, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol Levels
  • Widely used to treat cystitis and kidney diseases.



Creamy Lingonberry Raspberry Smoothie with Chia Porridge

Serve 1

40g buckwheat, soaked over night
40g cashew, soaked over night
pice of fresh ginger
50ml orange Juice
1/2 ripe banana
100g raspberries (I use frozen)
1 date
150ml almond milk
1 tsp arcticpower lingonberry powder (and more to serve)


3 tbsp oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 dates, chopped
1 tsp ground vanilla


almond butter

Add all ingredients for the Porridge together and stir around. Let soak over night in the fridge.

In the morning mix all smoothie ingredients together until creamy, arrange on the porridge and top with more lingonberry powder and almond butter.

Learn more on arcticpowerberries.








Easy Red Bean Tortillas with Avocado and Bell Pepper Salsa


One of my absolutly favorites savory meals are tortillas filled with everthing I find in my fridge. It is very hard to find spelt tortillas, so I make them by myself and freeze them, so I have them on hand when I need them. I use the recipe from ohsheglows.

I love to eat avocado the whole day long. Avocado is such a multi talent in the kitchen! Do you know that Avocado helps your body absorb the nutrients from your food? That is because of Avocados are “lipophilic” (soluble in fat, not water), isn’t that amazing? Lear more and more, every single day. Avocado are also full packed with hearth-healthy compounds. They makes you feel full because of the oleic acid, a fat for activating the part of your brain who says “Hello, I am full!”.

Beans and legumes are also a veeeeerrrrry big part of my diet because I am a full vegetarian since 2009 (sometimes vegan) and I provide my body with high quality protein. Beans are one of the best source of protein. In combination with whole grains (maybe rice) your body can absorb much more protein.

Also red beans are such a great source of antioxidants, ever richer than blueberries. Really true!

Beans are a great idea to consumption meat eating if you like. Beans can help to strengthen your body and muscles because of the protein.

I served this tortillas with beans, avocado, bell pepper salsa, sour cream, gratet aromatic cheese  (serve without sour cream and cheese when you like it vegan) and Rice (because of the whole grain combination for the absorbtion of high quality protein).


Easy Red Bean Tortillas with Avocado and Bell Pepper Salsa

Serve 4 Tortillas

600-800g red beans (cooked fresh or canned)
2 red onions
1 glove of garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp bell pepper powder
Salt and pepper

Chop the onions and fry them together with the pressed garlic 5 min. over medium heat. Stir in the cumin and bell pepper poweder and let simmer a few minutes until the mixture gets sticky. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bell Pepper Salsa

1 red bell pepper
6 cocktail tomatoes
1/2 Chili
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp parsley
Salt and pepper

Chop the bell pepper and the quarter the tomatoes.
Chop the chili into small slices.
Chop the parsley.
Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and set asite.

To serve

4 Tortillas (I use spelt)
2 Avocados (cut in slices)
100g sour cream
100g gratet aromatic cheese (I use Gruyère)
200g cooked whole grain rise (I use black one)
fresh crunchy salad (I use finely chopped red cabbage)

For serving split all the ingredients carefully and roll the tortilla if you like. Enjoy!

Guest recipe: Cinnamon Buckwheat Oat Porridge

EDM_2925-20151107-091904176As some of you already know I am really active on Instagram with swaping food ideas. I already met so many lovely People there. Such a really nice community.

Last week I got one porridge inspiration from my lovely healthy belgium friend @ellencharlottemarie. Ellen is one of the most talented food photographers and always a big source of inspiration. Her food pictures are always full of perfection. She is a wonderful mum of two beautiful boys and a waterski champion. With the consent of Ellen I’m happy to add this recipe to my blog.

There are a lot of meals I love but one of my absolutely favorite for sure is porridge. Warm porridge in the winter time gives my body a healthy start in the morning and activate my body system for the day.

Ellen added cinnamon to this porridge to regulate her blood sugar and to get fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese. Cinnamon has a warming effect and is one of the best spices for the cold winter months.

She works also a lot with coconut, I am normally not that big coconut milk lover but in this recipe the coconut flavor works very well. Coconut is good for your hair, for your skin, your heart and your weight loss because your body uses coconut oil for energy and does not store much of it as fat. Furthermore coconut improves digestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

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Cinnamon Buckwheat Oat Porridge

50g oats
30g buckwheat
125 ml coconut milk
1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp vanilla powder
pinch of coconut milk

fresh fruits roasted
coconut flakes ground
hemp seeds
honey or other sweetener

In the evening soak the oats, buckwheat and cinnamon stick with the coconut milk overnight. Heat up the porridge (with the cinnamon stick) the next morning with some extra milk and 1 tsp of vanilla powder for about 5 min. over medium heat. Top the porrdige with some fresh fruits (I use figs), roasted coconut flakes, hemp seeds and sprinkle with more ground cinnamon and some honey or other sweetener. Enjoy!

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Mandarin porridge with roasted hazelnuts

Christmas time is coming here in Germany and I’m so happy to find one of my favorite fruits on the farmer market. Mandarins!

Mandarins are rich in fiber and mandarins contain a high level of Vitamin C which provides a number of health benefits. Vitamin C helps to fight a number of unstable molecules in our body known as free radicals through its antioxidant properties. Mandarins are a substantial source of fiber. Fiber rich foods keep the stomach full for a longer period of time and reduce the desire or need to eat more food, assisting in weight loss. The antioxidants present in Mandarin protect the skin from harsh UVA rays and help the skin to resist the damage caused by the sun and free radicals.

I love to alternate between some grain and nuts in my breakfasts. For me the best way to provide my body with all vitamins, minerals trace elements he need is to change my food ingredients regularly and don’t eating one-way. I often eat buckwheat or cashew nuts in my breakfast but also very often I simple use rolled oats soaked overnight in a bit of apple cider vinegar to make them more digestible for my body. They are so versatile in the kitchen. My favorite is to cook them as a porridge or soak overnight and enjoy them without any stress in the morning.

Oats make you feel full longer and they provides a high level of protein. They are also rich in different minerals like a specific type of fiber. As well as mandarins.

Dates are my ultimate healthy sweetener and a great option to the raffinated sugar. This version of an overnight porridge is very easy to make and you have less work in the morning.

I like to add also a tsp of ground maca or baobab powder. Both are good for extra energy, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
I use the products from organicburst because I am very satisfied with their products.

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Mandarin porridge with roasted hazelnuts

125ml cup almond milk
6-7 tbsp rolled oats
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 dates
2 mandarins
1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp baobab powder

fresh fruits
fresh mandarins
roasted hazelnuts

Soak (only!) 5 tbsp rolled oats and dates with the apple cider vinegar and the almond milk overnight to make them more digestible. Soak the chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water overnight in an extra bowl.
In the morning mix the porridge together with the mandarins. After mixing add 1-2 tbsp rolles oats for a bit more pithy consistence and stir in the soaked chia seeds.
If you like add maca or baobab powder for extra energy and top with more fresh fruits and roasted hazelnuts. Enjoy!

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Vanilla Porridge with hot berry sauce

As promised on Instagram I share one of my new favorite porridge recipes – Vanilla Porridge with hot berry Sauce.

This VANILLA PORRIDGE with HOT BERRY SAUCE topped with MULBERRIES is really easy to make and makes you feel happy the whole day. I love to add some dried berries to my breakfast because I cannot buy them the whole year. Berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants. Dried mulberries are a great source of protein, vitamin C and K, fiber and iron. They are one of my favorite berries, very delicious and sweet.

Oats make you feel full longer and they provides a high level of protein. They are also rich in different minerals like a specific type of fiber.

Chia Seeds are rich in omega-3 and they are also rich in fiber and protein.

I love to add a lot of flavors to my porridge. My favorite is vanilla. I can’t stop adding vanilla. I’m not the biggest chocolate fan but I love vanilla so so much. With the start of November I also use a lot of cinnamon. Cinnamon can lower cholesterol and it have a regulatory effect on blood sugar. Furthermore cinnamon is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.

In the colder month I’m a “warm” eater. I love to add warm sauce on my breakfast.

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Vanilla Porridge with hot berry sauce

1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
3 tbsp rolles oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground vanilla
1 tbsp walnuts
1 tbsp dried aronia berries or goji berries
1 tsp raisins
75ml almond milk
75ml orange juice (best is fresh pressed)
1 tsp honey or agave syrup

In the evening mix all together and soak in the fridge overnight.
Add more milk in the morning if you like.

Hot Berry Sauce
50g blueberries, frozen
50g raspberries, frozen
1 tsp honey or agave syrup

Heat up the berries with a 1 tbsp water in a pan over medium heat and let simmer
a few minutes. Sweeten with honey or agave syrup.

Dried mulberries

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Pistachio Orange Cookies

Pistachio Orange Cookies – all my loveliest ingredients in one Cookie!

There are not that many ingredients I love more than vanilla. But one are pistachios. I love pistachios since I was a little child. I eat pistachio ice cream 7 times a week (ok maybe 3 times ;o)) and there are my best friend at school. Ate them often roasted and salted. In the meanwhile I don’t eat them salted because too much salt isn’t good for your body.  So use less salt and more spices.

Pistachio as a super healthy source of protein

I add a lot of nuts to my diet because nuts are one of the best source of good fats, high quality protein and vitamin-e (the vitamin for a good skin). Just a hand full of pistachios a day provides enough recommended levels of anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins, and Protein.

I learned this year to add orange zest in my cookies, cakes and muffins to have an amazing flavor. The combination pistachio and orange taste so good that I like to share this cookie recipe for these Pistachio Orange Cookies with you. This recipe is gluten-free and raffinated sugar free.


Pistachio Orange Cookies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Treats
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup roasted pistachios
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ Cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla
  • Zest of 1 organic orange
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients (except the pistachios and raisins) together in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl combine the wet ingredients and mix well if you use dates.
  3. Mix both with the pistachios and raisins and set aside for 10 min.
  4. Preheat the oven to 175℃ and make 10 medium cookies.
  5. Bake for about 15 minute and let them cool down on a wire rack.


Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie

I bought a Vitamix 3 month ago because I can’t mixed up kale very creamy for my Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie. And I like to add kale in my smoothie because kale is one of the most healthy food on the planet. Kale is pure detox food and great for detoxifying your body. But there were so many other recipes I need to try out that I forgot to mix up a kale smoothie. My kitchen looks like a recipe store for sure because I make a note wherever I get an inspiration from other recipe developers, magazines or cookbooks. It’s really hard to have less time to cook all these beautiful meals when you see your idea at every time. But life is long right? I am 34 now so I think I have a loooooot of time to cook and get creative in my kitchen.

Kale is much higher in vitamin C than most other vegetables, containing about 4.5 times much as spinach and Kale is very high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that the body can turn into vitamin A. You can use kale simply in your kitchen by adding it to your smoothies in order to boost the nutritional value.

I often use buckwheat in my breakfast instead of oats because buckwheat is the best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins. To make it more digestible you can add half a teaspoon of apple vinegar.

Because of the high speed of my blender it is important to add frozen fruits to my smoothie to get a fresh and not a warm smoothie. For that reason I freeze my bananas regularly in small pieces. It is the perfect tip to store ripe banana the whole time.

This smoothie is really full packed of high nutritious food and to give him the last boost I add a teaspoon matcha powder. Matcha is a very rich superfood, it’s just 100% pure green tea leaves stone ground into a fine powder. If you like to get more information, check out matchamaiden.

I also love to top my smoothie with Lingonberry Powder. The Scandinavians are crazy over this berry! You find more information on: arcticpower.

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Creamy Kale Detox Smoothie

2 cups of kale
50g buckwheat, soaked overnight with 1/2 tsp apple vinegar
250 ml almond milk
2 dates
1 frozen banana

1 tsp matcha powder

Preiselbeerpulver (von Arcticpower)

  1. Rinse the soaked buckwheat carefully
  2. Mix all together in a high speed blender and enjoy.
  3. You can top with fresh fruits, nuts or simple pure.

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Guest recipe: Healthy Vegetable Curry

I love to create own recipes and share them with you but I also love sharing other wonderful recipes. I found one from my friend Kathrin @k_a_t_h_r_i_n on Instagram which I like to share with you. You find more information about this really kind person here: Kathrin

Kathrin use a lot of different vegetables, herbs and spices in this Curry to provide her body with all benefical elements of fodd such as vitamins and Minerals.

Broccolie for example contains a high amount of potassium. This mineral helps maintain a healthy nervous system and optimal brain function. Furthermore, it promotes regular muscle growth. The calcium and vitamin K is very important for your bone health and the beta-carotene is good for your immune System.

You find also two more very healthy ingredients especially when you living as a vegetarian. Coconut milk and chickpeas. Chickpeas are a good source of protein and they can can boost your energy because of their high iron content. Due to high fiber content, chickpeas are excellent for weight loss. Chickpeas can really keep you full longer and controlling the Appetite.

I love to integrate coconut in my diet because coconut is full of health benefits for you. It contains a high level of omega 3, 6 and 9 fats along with high amounts of amino acids. For people who want to avoid dairy, are lactose intolerant, or have dairy allergies coconut is also very helpful.

Herbs and spices are also used in this delicious curry from Kathrin. A really good decision to integrate them because they bring also a lots of benefits you don’t get from the other vegetables.

Healthy Vegetable Curry

Serve 2-3
1 red onion
2 garlic gloves
1 small Hokkaido pumpkin
2 sweet potatoes
200g broccolini
3 hands fresh spinach
400g cooked chickpeas
300 ml coconut milk

Dried mixed herbs.
Mix together – turmeric, coriander, ginger, fennel seeds, tyme, rosemary, chili flakes, fenugreek, paprika Salt and Pepper

fresh coriander
spring onions
black sesame

Rice to serve

Chop pumpkin and sweet potatoes in small cubes.
Chop onions and garlic and fry in coconut oil for a few minutes.
Add vegetable cubes and herbs and fry for more 2-3 minutes.
Add coconut milk and let simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.
Add broccolini, spinach and chickpeas and let simmer for more 5 minutes.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with fresh coriander, spring onions, chili flakes and black sesame.
Enjoy with or without Rice.

Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt

During the winter month I often eat warm or hot breakfast bowls in combination with cold fruits, ice cream or yoghurt. For example this Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt.

One of the best breakfast topping you can use are roasted nuts or seeds. It is so easy to roast them in a pan and use them within the next days. Roasting release the lovely flavors. It is such a great preparation.

An “upgrade” idea is to fry the nuts and seeds in coconut oil and caramelize them with honey. I got the idea from the famous greenkitchenstories and mixed them up with fresh yoghurt.

Nuts and seeds are full packed with healthy fatty acids and lots of high quality protein. Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is very good for healthy skin and hair. Furthermore they are very rich in magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for healthy bones and energy production.

I add different spices to the fried nut and seed mix. A great combination is vanilla and cinnamon. Take care the cinnamon don’t gets to dominant to taste also the vanilla flavor. Oh I love vanilla. I add vanilla nearly to every breakfast I eat.

Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt, I try to mix up my fruit diet within the week to get the different nutrients of the different fruits. I often use bananas in smoothies so I need to change the fruit when I make my porridge or chia pudding. For these bowls I often use apples. Fried apples are really one of the best fruits in the world. They taste so much different to a fresh apple. When they get more soft the taste change to another level of sweetness.

Apples contains antioxidants and such a big volume of vitamin C. I mixe up fresh apples and fried one in this apple crunch because they have different textures in your mouth. A really lovely taste adventure you need to try for sure!

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Caramalized apple crunch with yoghurt

Serve 1

2 small apples (or 1 big)
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp sunflower seeds
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
1/2  tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground vanilla
pinch of salt
150ml yoghurt
fresh fruits (grapes)

  1. Chop the apple/s in small cubes and share in two portions.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and fry half of the apples, nuts and seeds over medium heat in a pan for 5-7 minutes until the apples are soft and the nuts / seeds get golden. Take care of burning!
  3. Add honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and let simmer for 1 more minutes. Serve with yoghurt and fresh fruits.

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Acai Berry Mousse with yoghurt

Yes yes yes to ACAI BERRY MOUSSE!

I love adding superfoods in my breakfast to get more health benefits! My kitchen is full of superfoods. Need a second kitchen soon ;o). I also cook without but I love to have the option to add some if I like. You need less superfoods to get a high volume of health benefits. They are not that cheap but the invest worth it because you can stock them a long time. You can also pimp up your health with fresh vegetables and fruits for sure but to get an extra boost of essential nutrients superfoods are the really best decision. I add them for round about one year and I feel fitter and my skin is more healthy and my hair is stronger. My husband told me every day that my skin is so soft (maybe he only say that to make me a compliment ;o)).

Acai is one of my favorite superfoods because of the great color. The Acai Berry contains essential fatty acids like omegas-3-6 and omega-9 oleic acid. Acai berry has a super high ORAC (measure of antioxidant capacity) of 70,000 and antioxidant Vitamin E and polyphenols (that make it so purple).

I tried out different ACAI products and the best I used is the ACAI from organicburst. I love the company mentality. The products comes from co-ops of local people that collect the berries in the rainforests. It is real organic and the company is very transparent. You can see their work and cooperation’s on their homepage and on their 2 Instagram account. For more information check out my post about organicburst.

You can easy top this ACAI BERRY MOUSSE with fresh yoghurt (for vegan coconut or soy) and self-made granola. I don’t find a better recipe than my coconut granola. Still searching to add a new one. If you has an idea I’m very happy to hear about it and to test it out. My coconut granola is made with different seeds and nuts. I bake it with coconut oil and agave syrup. You find the recipe here: Coconut Granola with dried flowers

Acai Berry Mousse with yoghurt
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 70g blueberries
  • 50g soaked cashews (soak overnight in water)
  • 2 dates
  • Pinch of almond milk
  • 1 tsp ACAI powder
  • Topping
  • 100g Yoghurt
  • Coconut Granola
  1. Mix all together in a high blender.
  2. Take care not using too much milk because it will turn in a smoothie and not in a mousse.
  3. Top with fresh yoghurt and granola, nuts or seeds of your choice.

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