Chia and Flax Pudding /

Here is a pudding with rich nutritional values important to your health.

Versatile, you can enjoy it at breakfast, as a snack, as a dessert or even frozen as ice cream or ice pops!

Chia Seeds

Source of protein, omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids and fiber, chia seeds are an essential ingredient for your health! This combination of fats, proteins and fiber means that the seeds are digested relatively slowly. This allows a slow and prolonged release of energy to maintain a stable blood glucose level.

Flaxseeds

Source of omega 3 essential fatty acid, fiber and antioxidants called lignants, flaxseeds are also an indispensable ingredient. It is better to use freshly ground flaxseed because it is better assimilated … you better absorb both types of fiber and you benefit more from all its benefits.

Complete Meal

For this pudding to be a complete meal, replace the coconut milk with yogurt or vegan yogurt (coconut, soy, cashew) and add small berries. This way, it’s complete with a portion of probiotic and all the vitamin benefits of berries.

Pudding Recipe

  • 400ml Full fat Coconut milk or yoghurt
  • 30g Chia seeds
  • 20g Grounded flax seed

  1. Mix all together. Let sit for 10 min mixing it 2 times while waiting.
  2. Then refrigerate and use with fresh fruits or whatever you like!

If you make the recipe, do not forget to tag me on instagram and Facebook as @chantalhealthylifestyle and use the hashtag #chantalhealthylifestyle. I would like to see pictures of your version!

In health,

Chantal

Voici un pudding aux valeurs nutritionnelles riches et importantes à ta santé.

Versatile, tu peux le déguster au petit déjeuné, en collation, comme dessert voir même surgelé en glace ou en glaçon!

Graines de chia

Source de protéines, d’acides gras essentiels omégas 3 et 6 et de fibres, les graines de chia sont un ingrédient indispensable pour ta santé! Cette combinaison de graisses, de protéines et de fibres signifie que les graines sont digérées relativement lentement. Cela permet une libération lente et prolongée d’énergie pour maintenir une glycémie stable.

Graines de lin

Source d’acide gras essentiel oméga 3, de fibres et d’antioxydants appelés lignants, les graines de lin sont également un ingrédient indispensable. Il est préférable d’utiliser les graines de lin fraîchement moulues parce qu’elles sont mieux assimilées… tu absorbes mieux ses deux types de fibres et tu bénéficies davantage de tous ses bénéfices.

Repas complet

Pour que ce pudding soit complet, remplace le lait de coco par un yaourt ou un yaourt végétal (de coco, de soja, de cajous) et ajoute des petites baies. Tu complète ainsi avec une portion de probiotique et tous les avantages vitaminiques des petits fruits.

Recette pudding

  • 400ml Lait de coco entier ou yaourt
  • 30g graines Chia
  • 20g graines lin moulu

  1. Mélange tout les ingrédients. Laisse reposer 10 min. en mélangeant deux fois pendant ce temps.
  2. Réfrigérer et utiliser avec des fruits frais ou ce que tu as en envie!

Si tu fais la recette, n’oublie pas de me taguer sur instagram et Facebook en tant que @chantalhealthylifestyle et d’utiliser le hashtag #chantalhealthylifestyle. J’aimerais voir ta version en photo!

Santé!

Chantal

Cruciferous Salad / Salade de Crucifères

The Cruciferae family includes several varieties of vegetables that are low in calories but rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, these vegetables distinguish themselves from other types because they contain many health-promoting compounds such as glucosinolates which it’s compound contains sulfur and are proven to possess anticancer properties.

The family of cruciferous vegetables

  1. Arugula
  2. Bok choy
  3. Broccoli
  4. Cabbage
  5. Kale
  6. Brussel Sprouts
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Chou-rave
  9. Mizuna
  10. Rutabaga
  11. Radish
  12. Watercress
  13. Navet
  14. Maca
  15. Etc.

Pre and probiotics

Since this salad contains not only raw cruciferous vegetables but also fermented ones, it is even more beneficial for health than a simple salad! Indeed, sauerkraut and kimchi are two forms of fermented cabbage that produce vitamins and enzymes beneficial to digestion and intestinal health. The microflora that lives in fermented foods creates a protective membrane in the intestines and protects it against pathogenic factors.

The recipe, the salad

For 1 pers. / 1 bowl.

  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 3-4 broccoli florets, cut into small bites
  • 30ml of Kimchi
  • 50ml of red cabbage sauerkraut
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 30ml olive oil
  • Salt, pepper to taste

  1. Put the arugula in the bottom of the bowl, add broccoli, kimchi, sauerkraut, carrot, avocado.
  2. Add the oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix everything.

I do not add other spices or seasoning since kimchi gives a lot of taste.

If you make the recipe, do not forget to tag me on instagram and Facebook as @chantalhealthylifestyle and use the hashtag #chantalhealthylifestyle. I would like to see pictures!

In health,

Chantal

Cruciferous Salad / Salade de Crucifères
Cruciferous Salad / Salade de Crucifères

La famille des Crucifères comporte plusieurs variétés de légumes qui sont pauvres en calories mais riches en vitamines, en minéraux et en antioxydants. De plus, ces légumes se distinguent des autres types car ils contiennent de nombreux composés bénéfiques pour la santé comme des composés contenant du soufre appelé glucosinolates qui sont prouvé posséder des propriétés anticancéreuses.

La famille des Crucifères

  1. Roquette
  2. Bok choy
  3. Broccoli
  4. Chou
  5. Chou frisé
  6. Chou de Bruxelles
  7. Chou-fleur
  8. Chou-rave
  9. Mizuna
  10. Rutabaga
  11. Radis
  12. Cresson
  13. Navet
  14. Maca
  15. Etc.

Pré et probiotics

Puisque cette salade contient non seulement des légumes crucifères crus mais aussi des fermentés, elle est encore plus bénéfique pour la santé qu’une simple salade!

En effet, la choucroute et le kimchi sont deux formes de chou fermenté qui produisent des vitamines et des enzymes bénéfiques à la digestion et à la santé intestinale. La microflore qui vit dans les aliments fermentés crée une membrane protectrice dans les intestins et le protège contre les facteurs pathogènes.

La recette, la salade

Pour 1 pers. / 1 bol.

  • 1 poignée de roquette
  • 3-4 fleurs de brocoli, découpé en petites bouchées
  • 30ml de Kimchi
  • 50ml de choucroute de chou rouge
  • 1 carotte, râpée
  • 1 avocat, coupé en dé
  • 30ml huile d’olive
  • Sel, poivre au goût

  1. Mettre la roquette dans le fond du bol, ajoute le brocoli, le kimchi, la choucroute, la carotte, l’avocat.
  2. Ajouter l’huile en filet. Saler et poivrer au goût.
  3. Mélange tout.

Je n’ajoute pas d’autres épices ou assaisonnement puisque le kimchi donne beaucoup de goût.

Si tu fais la recette, n’oublie pas de me taguer sur instagram et Facebook en tant que @chantalhealthylifestyle et d’utiliser le hashtag #chantalhealthylifestyle. J’aimerais la voir en photo!

Santé!

Chantal

Bread Kvass or Gira (Fermented Bread Drink)

This fermented drink was popular during Middle Ages in Europe. Now a days, it’s still popular in Eastern Europe like Lithuania, Russia and Poland.

This kvass is created by the natural fermentation of bread (wheat, rye or barley).

You might compare it to a sweet, non-alcoholic beer. From what I’ve found, kvass only has up to 1% alcohol content. The longer it sits in the fridge, the more slightly “alcoholic” it gets, but it’s still considered non-alcoholic. Also, it might start tasting strong. I don’t know, it never lasts!

To make this fizzy sweet drink you will need

450g of toasted Dark whole bread. I prefer rye bread. But you can use wheat or barley.

4,5l of water

100g more or less Sugar (it can even be optional)

20ml of dry active Yeast

250ml of dry raisins

Bring water to a boil. Then add bread and let soak over night (around 8 hours). Strain and discard bread. Then add sugar and yeast. Mix well and pour into a glass container with a cloth on top. Let sit at room temperature for about 48h. When ready, close tightly and refrigerate. This kvass lasts at least a week in the fridge. Shake a little before serving.

Hope you enjoy it! If you try this recipe, please tell me about it. Share your experience!

In health,

Chantal

Water (Fruit) Kefir

Taking care of your gut health? This carbonated drink is an other great addition to your list of gut healing food and drink.

Water kefir is a probiotic drink made with kefir grains.

These grains consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The term “kefir grains” describes the look of the culture only. It contains no actual “grains” such as wheat, rye, etc.

With proper care, water kefir grains can be used indefinitely to make water kefir. It contains no dairy and are grown in filtered water and organic sugar.

Water kefir grains are reusable. Once a batch of water kefir is finished culturing, simply remove the water kefir grains and place them in fresh sugar water. If cared for properly, water kefir grains have an unlimited life span and can be used repeatedly to make water kefir.

To prepare this sweet fizzy probiotic drink you will need

Sugar water (15ml sugar for 250ml water dissolved)

Kefir grains

1/2 lemon with skin if organic or remove it if not

1 dried fig

Jar and a cloth or a coffee filter

Put all ingredients in a jar and cover with either a cloth or a coffee filter secured by a rubber band. Let it culture in a dark warm space for 24-48 hours. When culturing process is complete, strain the grains. Put the carbonated water in a jar in the refrigerator. Put the grains back in a sugar water solution either to start a new batch or put in the fridge waiting next time.