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RECIPE: sweet potato & pumpkin soup with curry

Now that Fall is in full force, soups are on the menu a lot more at our home. It is one of my favorite go-to meals on chilly days and there are so many different options. Mike and I love a tomato creme soup with bruschetta for dinner or a hearty chicken soup when the nose is runny. A personal favorite of mine is pumpkin soup. To me, pumpkin is the essence of autumn (PSL, just sayin’) and it instantly makes you feel better on a cold and rainy day! Last week, I had a few leftovers in the fridge, including a bit of pumpkin, 1 sweet potato and 3 carrots. I tossed everything together with a side of paneer naan from take-out Indian the night before and the outcome was pretty amazing! Reason enough to share the recipe for my curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup with you guys, right? Enjoy!

recipe: curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup - Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power bites

Recently I’ve been making a few small changes to my diet. I eat healthy most of the time (writing this while I just had pizza & beer last night …), but I feel like there is always room to improve. For the past few weeks I’ve tried to eat as little refined white sugar as possible. Refined white sugar will encourage sugar cravings, so instead I try to eat dried fruits and snack on berries or my no-bake peanut butter power bites. These are so easy to make and a perfect afternoon pick-up with a skinny latte at the office. I usually make a batch of 20-25 power balls on the weekend and then I have plenty for the entire week. They come in at about 60 kcal a piece, so 2-3 are a yummy snack that’ll also provide a ton of energy and make you full (thanks to the flaxseeds and oats)

RECIPE: no-bake peanut butter power balls - Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: sugar free chocolate chia pudding

I seriously used to hate breakfast! Well, maybe not hate (that is a pretty strong word), but simply didn’t feel hungry that early in the day and saw no point in eating without the desire to. So coffee on the go it was. However, since I’ve been working from home for the past 2 months, I’ve made it a point to start my day right with a healthy breakfast. Nothing big, but all the more nutritious to get my metabolism going. I usually have greek yogurt with fresh fruit or homemade bircher müsli, but recently I discovered my love for chia pudding, thanks to Kathi. I’ve been having it for the past week or so and am slightly obsessed, trying different variations on a daily basis. Today I wanted to share one of my favorite creations with you guys: Sugar free chocolate chia pudding! It literally tastes like nutella … just sayin’!

RECIPE: sugar-free chocolate chia pudding - Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: detox deluxe green juice

For some reason I love anything and everything that comes out of my juicer (Philips: Avance Collection Juicer HR1871/10) and happens to have the color green. I know that I’ve mentioned it before, but I am super lucky in a way that fruits and veggies are naturally yummy and always appealing to me. It is nothing that I have to convince myself to eat.

One of my favorite SUPER healthy green juices is what I like to call the „detox deluxe“ because it is literally the healthiest thing ever and is a great way to start your day. One thing to keep in mind when enjoying green juices is to always have them within 15 minutes of preparing the juice (in order to get the maximum vitamins and nutrients out o fit) and it is also best enjoyed on an empty stomach. Why? Because when you’re juicing, you’re enjoying a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables but without the fibers they have. So if your stomach is full with other fibers, that’ll make it harder to absorb the good stuff in your green juice. Either have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, or make sure it has been at least 2 hours since your last meal. Easy enough, right?

Detox Green Juice - Bikinis & Passports

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