Our Healthy Recipes include a growing body of healthy and delicious preparations inspired by Hildegard of Bingen. We welcome healthy selections curated from traditional German and modern resources. We invite you to explore, experiment, and contribute to help grow this community.
Healthy Hildegard’s German Sauerkraut Recipe
“Sauerkraut” is a German word that means sour cabbage. This version includes coriander, which helps stimulate digestive energy. The benefits of sauerkraut include providing fiber, vitamins C and K.
Healthy Hildegard’s Chickpea Salad
Delightful, simple, cooling, and packed with easily digestible legume protein from the chickpeas, this satisfying summer salad is a cinch to prepare.
Spelt Summer Salad
Here’s a delicious and versatile spelt summer salad recipe to add to your rotation: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and loads of basil are tossed with hearty and healthy spelt to create a perfect pairing for any time.
Tropical Homemade Turmeric Drink
Turmeric contains curcumin, which has power anti-inflammatory effects. Given curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it is recommended to add a fat to turmeric, such as coconut milk, to aid in absorption. Fruit and spice come alive in this healthy but rich coconut smoothie. Serves 1: 3 ounces of fresh pineapple 4 ounces of…
Spiced Cocoa Nibs Coffee
Enjoy a cup of healthy cacao. Cacao beans are magnesium-rich and help maintain muscle and nerve function. They help aid digestion, manage your weight and keep you regular. They are known as a mood enhancer, while reducing the risk of coronary disease and stroke. Added ingredients such as cardamom counteract digestive problems such as bloating,…
Nut Free Homemade Energy Bites
Energy bars are a convenient as a snack, but often full of added sugar and other artificial ingredients. This is a healthy recipe for nut free homemade energy bites: Ingredients: 2 tbsp sunflower butter 2 tbsp coconut butter (we used a dark chocolate sea salt flavor) 2 tsp chia seeds ½ cup of pitted dates 1 square…
Homemade Turmeric Drink
This homemade turmeric drink is warming, spicy, aromatic and does not contain caffeine. It’s recommended to add a little fat to the drink to aid in digestion to receive the full extent of turmeric’s health properties.
Tisane inspired by Hildegard
Tisane is a French term meaning “herbal infusion.” No tea leaves are included, only dried flowers, fruits or herbs. This combination of calming and soothing herbs is a nice bedtime treat which also tastes fresh.
Sweet Potato Tapioca Pudding
This is variation of homemade tapioca pudding adds sweet potatoes to provide more substance and natural sweetener to the pudding. After preparing this snack, refrigerate in mason jars for quick healthy snacks.
Healthy Hildegard’s Fennel in Coconut Milk
The mild licorice flavor of fennel pairs well with the savory coconut milk and buttery spelt berries in this recipe, which is a perfect compliment to a light fish or chicken dish, although it is filling enough to be a main course.
Health Benefits: Parsley Wine
Secrets for Heart Health. Wine, as a remedy, is as old as, well, wine. In fact it may just be the worlds oldest documented man-made medicine.
Duckweed Elixir is believed to strengthen the immune system and support detoxification. The detoxifying affects can also strengthen the mind and the psyche. Making duckweed elixir at home poses some challenges, so having a finished product would save some sourcing and preparation time. A duckweed elixir prepared according to Hildegard’s recipe is available in Germany…