• Tips, colds, flu, body, support, foods, health, prevention
    Guidance,  Research,  Support

    9 Essential Tips to Fight Colds and the Flu

    How can we support or boost our immune system during times of invasive diseases? One thing is for sure: the immune system is our best defense mechanism against aggressive viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, etc. that we come in contact with. It provides resistance and protection from environmental agents, including chemicals, to preserve the integrity of the body. This is done by the recognition of the invading organism, followed by a response from the body to fight it. There are different kinds of white blood cells in our immune system:  leukocytes, phagocytes, and lymphocytes. Leukocytes are colorless cells that circulate in the blood and body fluids and are involved in counteracting…

  • raw, nutritious, easy, sweet, carrots, parsnip, balls, dessert
    Foods,  Recipes

    Carrot-Parsnip Balls

    Ingredients ¼  cup almonds, chopped ¼  cup Brazil nuts, chopped ¼  cup walnuts, chopped ⅓  cup dates ⅓  cup coconut flakes, ground ½  cup orange carrots, grated ½  cup purple carrots, grated ¼  cup parsnip, grated ½  cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground black pepper ¼ tsp. vanilla extract ⅛ tsp. fresh lemon juice     Instructions Grate the carrots and parsnip and put them aside. Put the almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, dates and coconut flakes together in a food processor or blender and process until a sticky mixture forms.  Add the mixture to the grated carrots and parsnip. Add the rolled oats, cinnamon, black…

  • vegetables, nuggets, plant-based, organic, broccoli, spinach, spices, food
    Foods,  Guidance,  Recipes

    Broccoli-Spinach Nuggets

    Ingredients 4 cups broccoli florets (the equivalent in florets to 3 medium-sized broccoli) 1 ½  cups raw spinach 3 eggs 1 ½ cups gluten-free oats,  ground 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast 1 tbsp .coconut amino 1  tsp. fresh garlic, crushed 2 – 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. dried rosemary ½ tsp. nutmeg ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt (in case needed) Instructions Preheat oven to 170 °C. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add eggs, oats, nutritional yeast, and coconut amino to veggie mixture. Pulse until everything is combined. Taste and add salt, more coconut amino, yeast or oil as desired. Using a small…

  • Mindfulness, Relax, Emotion, Self-care, well-being, comfort, daily, simplicity
    Guidance,  Support,  Therapy,  Wellness

    6 Principles that will help you simplify your life

    Knock, knock. How are you feeling lately? Have you made time for yourself recently?  The reason I am asking this is that most days we experience complexity, urgency, and an overload of tasks and goals we want to reach. The guiding mantra behind this way of working and living is: “We need to perform at a constant rate and always give our best regardless of anything”.  We hear in many different corridors, in the metro at rush hour or at coworking spaces, that in order to become a successful person we need to work our hardest and always give our best without even taking time to recover from achieving one…

  • Apple, recipe, nosh, cashew, dates, easy, nutritious, sweet
    Foods,  Recipes,  Wellness

    Apples to Nosh At Any Time

    Ingredients 2 – 3 apples ¼  cup of almond or cashew butter, or tahini  ¼  cup of Brazil nuts, sliced ¼  cup of nuts (almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios), chopped ¼  cup of coconut flakes, grated ¼  cup of dates, sliced Instructions Cut the apples into ring-shapes (slicing from top to bottom) and remove the core.  Spread the butter all over each ring-shaped piece and top some with the sliced nuts and others with the chopped nuts.  Finally, sprinkle coconut flakes over the apple rings with sliced nuts, and sprinkle dates over the apple rings with chopped nuts.