The ultimate breakfast smoothie for the exercise enthusiast

The science of fuelling the body in periods of extensive exercise can be very complex and daunting. After all, one has to consider maximising the performance during the activity and optimising the recovery at the same time. This usually involves going far beyond simply counting the calories. Between measuring out the amounts of fat, carbohydrates … Continue reading The ultimate breakfast smoothie for the exercise enthusiast

Vegan protein energy balls – a delicious homemade snack to fuel your exercise

If you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time thinking about your nutritional approach for both longevity and sports performance. There seem to be all sorts of camps in the field of nutrition these days: vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, omnivores and carnivores all seem to be convinced that their approach is right. And … Continue reading Vegan protein energy balls – a delicious homemade snack to fuel your exercise

My take on avocado toast – a simple recipe to supercharge your nutrition

If you were to believe the stereotypes on social media, avocado on toast is the nutritional battle cry of the millennial generation. You can see it being served everywhere and aside from making a supposedly ideal meal for an Instagram story update, there is quite a good argument to be made for its inclusion in … Continue reading My take on avocado toast – a simple recipe to supercharge your nutrition

A seasonal recipe – the wild garlic and basil pesto

I have always loved pesto, although my culinary experience with it thus far has been mostly limited to the various jars of it that you can buy in the supermarkets. Ever since I bought the extra jar for thicker blends (Twister jar) for my Blendtec blender however, I have been making my own version of … Continue reading A seasonal recipe – the wild garlic and basil pesto

Soy sauce and garlic glazed salmon – a quick and delicious dinner recipe

While I have turned mostly vegetarian a while back, this recipe is one of the few that prevent me from going fully meat-free. The oven baked salmon is much less oily than  the pan fried version and it is also easier to make; I tend to prepare my overnight oats for the following morning while … Continue reading Soy sauce and garlic glazed salmon – a quick and delicious dinner recipe

My favourite liquid lunch – a peanut butter green smoothie recipe

I have been experimenting with smoothies for a while now. When I first started, what has drawn me to them was the great taste of the different fruit combinations and the ease with which one can drink a hefty dose of micronutrients including vitamins, electrolytes and minerals. With time, I also began to realise the … Continue reading My favourite liquid lunch – a peanut butter green smoothie recipe

A three ingredient salad dressing recipe to make the greens exciting again

I don't know about you, but I sometimes struggle with eating enough vegetables and leafy greens each day. While I am perfectly aware just how important and beneficial they are for my body, eating large quantities of them can get repetitive and downright boring. Because of that, I have recently been playing around with various … Continue reading A three ingredient salad dressing recipe to make the greens exciting again

Tofu with honey and soy sauce glaze – a healthy and tasty alternative to barbecued meat

Over the past couple of months I have been doing my best to considerably reduce my meat intake for both health and ethical reasons. I have loved tofu even as a kid and hence quickly turned to it as one of the main replacements for the meat dishes I used to make. Through experimenting with … Continue reading Tofu with honey and soy sauce glaze – a healthy and tasty alternative to barbecued meat

Prawn and tofu red thai curry – the perfect, delicious addition to your weight loss diet!

This is my take on the red thai curry. In this setting I am using king prawns and tofu instead of meat to increase the feeling of fullness while reducing the calories. Additionally, both of these are really delicious so it's not much of a sacrifice. Feel free to use chicken or beef if you … Continue reading Prawn and tofu red thai curry – the perfect, delicious addition to your weight loss diet!

My twist on overnight oats (and why I think you’ll love it too!)

I have searched for a long time to find the perfect breakfast. One that is filling, healthy and doesn't take too long to prepare. One that will keep my energy up until lunch and allow me to focus on my research or sports.When I first heard of overnight oats, I was definitely not enthused about … Continue reading My twist on overnight oats (and why I think you’ll love it too!)