Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s still possible to indulge in your favorite foods, while nourishing your body at the same time. Here we share clean versions of delicious recipes that will leave you feeling and looking incredible and not to mention, incredibly satisfied
Name: Caroline Deisler
Job description: Healthy Lifestyle Influencer, Nutritionist, Entrepreneur
Eat this for a Healthy Gut: Gut health is one of my favorite topics because who likes to wake up feeling bloated? These foods improve my digestion the most:
Bitter foods like arugula, chicory, escarole etc. Bitter foods increase your stomach acid which helps your body to break down food more easily.
Bitter food supplements like artichoke extract, dandelion extract or grapefruit seed extract, which you can buy in liquid form and drink with a glass of water 30min before your meal.
Eating enough fiber is also super important to feed the good bacteria in your gut. Fiber acts like a sponge and basically helps to transport all waste out of your colon. I get most of my fiber from sweet ripe fruits, dates, greens and healthy starches like potatoes.
Ginger. I love adding cold pressed ginger juice to my water and drinking it throughout the day. It boosts my metabolism and increases my digestion.
Prebiotic rich foods! Kale is an amazing prebiotic food which I love to put in my green smoothies.
Keep an eye on food combining. It makes a massive difference. A general simple rule to follow is to eat light to heavy, start with a green juice, followed by a green smoothie, some fresh fruit, a salad, healthy fats and whole food carbs.
Eat this for good skin: I have always struggled with acne when I was younger and wanted to find a natural and most importantly long-lasting solution for glowing skin. There are 5 essential nutrients our skin needs the most, which are: Silica, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamins A, E & C and Omega 3. Some foods that tick all these boxes are spinach, kale, swiss chard, broccoli and avocados! Leafy greens can be hard to digest for some people. I have seen by far the best results from drinking green smoothies daily.
Green smoothies are a true superfood and nutrient powerhouse, and you get the fiber as well (juices don’t have fiber). They literally make you glow from the inside out!! If you need a bit more help and inspiration, my 21 Day Vegan Reset Meal Plan has a delicious green smoothie recipe for every day! https://carolineschoice.com/21-day-vegan-reset
Top 3 Instagram accounts for inspiration:
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Any kind of greens! Celery, spinach, parsley, dandelion, swiss chard and all kinds of fresh fruit. High in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Go-to quick, healthy meal: Raw tiramisu from my e-book, Sweet Vegan. Takes 5 minutes to make and is so delicious, sweet and satisfying!
Skincare mantra: Since quarantine, I have put more effort into having a selfcare morning and evening routine and I love a little skin pampering! A few things I do daily:
Ice cold shower
5 minute face massage
5 minute face cupping
Using my gua sha and jade roller which I both keep in the freezer
Recipe: Raw Vegan Snickers! Gluten free, sugar free, oil free! My favorite recipe ever!! It´s so delicious and easy to make, you will never want a real snickers again. J Recipe is from my e-book, SWEET VEGAN.
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup caramel sauce
2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
12 medjool dates
2 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla powder extract
1 cup water
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
vegan chocolate bar (80gr)
• Start by making the caramel sauce. Place dates, water and vanilla into a high-speed blender and blend until creamy. Set caramel sauce aside.
• Add oats and cashews to your high-speed blender and blend until flour. Add 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce, 2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter and mix well together. Transfer the base mixture to your baking tray or silicone bar moulds and form a 1-2 cm thick base. Place the tray in the freezer for 30min.
• For the caramel layer, add 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter to the caramel sauce you made earlier and mix well. Add a thick layer of the caramel mixture to your snickers, sprinkle roasted peanuts on top and put back in the freezer for an hour. I buy raw peanuts and roast them in a non-stick pan for a couple of minutes.
• For the topcoat, melt one bar of vegan milk chocolate (add a splash of almond milk in case the chocolate feels too dry while melting) and pour over the caramel peanut layer. Place back in the freezer for 20-30 min and ENJOY. :-)