• Jaime Oliver 45 second ice cream healthy recipe with yoghurt, strawberry and mint Ana's Bananas Blog

    Jaime Oliver´s 45-second Ice Cream

    A QUICK POST ON A WARM SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Craving ice cream? Me too. Here’s a healthy version, and easy too. Jaime Oliver’s 45-second ice cream with yogurt and fruits. This is ice cream made healthy. Low in sugar, high in fiber and (feel free to use delicious full fat yoghurt, it’s good for you) rich in healthy fats.

  • Travel report: green Croatian countryside

    MY LAST VACATION WAS GREEN, SUNNY & DELICIOUS, in the lovely mountains of Croatia. COUNTRYSIDE ALWAYS SURPRISES ME BY HOW SELF-SUSTAINING IT IS. You would think a city is developed, but then you realize that villages and countryside are really the main sources of food and that cities (and their supermarkets) would be nothing without them. IS IT STRANGE THAT THE FIRST THING THAT FLEW INTO MY MIND just now is: how did they have food on Star Fleet – I mean they didn’t have a meadow or anything on board? Although I do remember an episode where there were some Star Fleet staff in a sort of garden room,…

  • Healthy Groceries List (Free Printable)

    Hello world! IT’S JULY, SUMMER TIME, AND I DEFINITELY DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING A LOT OF COOKING. Especially on days it’s really hot, I hardly even feel like going out of the house, again, into the heat of the streets just to get to a crowded supermarket and get all sweaty, again. But, I found it helps me to have a few delightful healthy summer recipes at hand. Something that is easy to make, super-low-effort, I-could-do-this-with-my-eyes-closed kind of thing, but full of flavor of course. It’s also not bad to, when I have a plan of summer meals, also get all those groceries in the same run. The the rest…

  • Spanish Sunday: Gazpacho & Paella // Photo Report

    !HOLA GUAPOS Y GUAPAS! Here’s some inspiration from my family’s lovely Spanish style Sunday supper. For pretty pictures of gazpacho and paella, you’ve come to the right place. Feast your eyes and be inspired! GAZPACHO SPANISH STYLE TOMATO SOUP – SERVED COLD PAELLA SPANISH STYLE RICE, CHICKEN AND FRUITS DE MER DISH COOKED IN A TRADITIONAL PAELLA PAN Have your own healthy summer recipe? You can submit your own recipe here.

  • Fennel, Zucchini and Green Pea Soup

    INSPIRED BY A RECIPE FROM the Veg cookbook, I bring you a very green, delicious soup that you can enjoy all summer long! It’s quick to prepare and the aroma that will fill your kitchen while making it will awaken anyone’s appetite! (Even my little brother’s, although he’s actually totally not into veggies, he actually does totally dig this soup! 😮 🙂 … of course, because it is an awesome soup!) Fennel, Zucchini and Green Pea Soup Serves 6. Prep time: 30 minutes from start to finish. Fennel, 1 large knob Celery, 2 stalks Spring onions, a bunch of 6 (or 4 if they are quite large) Zucchini, 2 small…

  • 13 Effective Ideas for Happy Dieting

    DURING ONE OF MY EVENING SHIFTS AT THE HOSPITAL, we were all craving a snack. You know that feeling – it’s 11 pm, you’re awake, you’re hungry. All the healthy snacks were already gone when, to everyone’s delight, one of the nurses pulled out a bag of M&Ms. Another one asked me: “Shouldn’t you be avoiding E-numbers?”, to which I greedily grabbed a handful, stuffed my mouth and victoriously proclaimed: “Too late!” There was only one nurse who managed to resist the temptation – she was on a diet and wasn’t going to ruin it! She told me how she has been trying to lose weight for a while now,…

  • Vegetarian Quiche with Broccoli & Goat Cheese

    Vegetarian quiche are underrated. They are a healthy option compared to your regular quiche for several reasons. Plant-based, relatively low on fat, and filled with nutrients. It’s no wonder we love them! Make your own to assure you’re not getting in the high sugar and high salt content often found in pre-made quiches in supermarkets. I use goat and sheep cheese instead of cow cheese, which according to some sources are more easily digested. Serve as dinner alongside a green salad, or use it as your go-to snack by cutting it into small square pieces and storing in the fridge. Print Recipe Vegetarian Quiche with Broccoli & Goat Cheese Course…

  • Almonds in Mallorca // Travel Report

    Want to make your own almond milk? Awesome – Click here! Read on for more information on almond milk, and a Youtube tutorial on making it! Almonds are nutrient-dense nuts that have many spectacular scientifically-proven health benefits! You might be surprised to learn that almonds are even good for those who are trying to keep at a steady weight. If you are trying to lose weight, adding almonds to your diet can help you get there quicker by keeping you feeling satiated for longer. Almonds also help lower high cholesterol (wauw!) and regular consumption is associated with a lower risk of chronic heart disease. Moreover, they keep blood sugar levels…

  • Sun protection tips health

    Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

    My first. post. ever. A friend of mine was diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer caused by harmful sun rays) at the tender age of 20 something. When something like this happens close to you, you suddenly realise the impact it has, and wish there was more you could do. Protecting our skin from sun damage is extremely important. Not doing so can result in pigment spots on the skin, benign skin tumors (such as basal cell skin cancer) and also malignant tumors (such as melanoma). I say this as a medical doctor, and I’m not even a dermatologist. Keep your skin healthy, and your future self will love you for…