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Elsy Azzam
Beat The Bloat!

Beat The Bloat!

Everybody knows how healthy it is to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole foods, but there is one feeling which is not uncommon when starting to eat more plant-based wholesome foods… It is the uncomfortable belly bloating. The excessive bloating occurs when large amounts of air or gas build up in the gastrointestinal tract which might cause pain and discomfort. The air comes from swallowing it while you talk, eat and drink, and the gas comes from bacteria that live in your digestive tract. These bacteria produce gas by feeding on the undigested carbohydrate and fibre from the foods you...

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Elsy Azzam
Fashionista Bounty Balls

Fashionista Bounty Balls

A childhood favourite recreated in a healthy way with a fashionable twist! This recipe combination of beetroot, coconut and chocolate is raw, vegan, gluten-free and lightly sweetened. INGREDIENTS Filling 1 tbsp beetroot powder 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shreds or flakes ¼ cup coconut oil 1 tbsp pure maple syrup ¼ tsp vanilla Chocolate coating 1/2 cup cacao powder 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 tsp vanilla METHOD To make the filling: Process the coconut products and syrup or honey until a homogenous and sticky mixture is obtained. Add the beet powder and process again. Turn into balls and...

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Elsy Azzam
Does Going Vegan Automatically Mean It's A Healthy Choice?

Does Going Vegan Automatically Mean It's A Healthy Choice?

Unfortunately, going vegan does not automatically mean that it’s a healthy choice. It’s important to point out the difference between going vegan and eating plant-based. For individuals that follow a vegan diet, it’s much more a lifestyle, not just an eating regime. They do not consume any animal products (meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, honey etc.), and exclude all ingredients or materials made from animal products from their lives (like leather, wool, silk, beeswax, lanolin etc.). Most of them also do not use any products (e.g. makeup, shampoo and cleaning products) that have been tested on animals. The decision to...

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Elsy Azzam
Cauli-colorful Vegan Pizza

Cauli-colorful Vegan Pizza

Give your classic comfort food a healthy makeover with this nutritious plant-based healthy pizza recipe! Say NO to boring bland meals! This recipe is vegan, gluten free and low in calories. 1. CRUST Ingredients Half a head of cauliflower ½ cup chickpea flour 2 tbsp flax meal 6 tbsp water 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp olive oil ¼ tsp sea salt Method Chop the cauliflower into small florets and steam till you can just pierce with a fork, then let cool. Add cauliflower to a food processor till fine, then transfer to a nut milk bag or place in fine cheesecloth, and gently...

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