Healthy Recipes

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.

spelt flour recipes

Spelt Flour Recipes: Enjoy the Benefits of Spelt

Whether you are looking for ways to reduce or replace your wheat flour intake, or you are just looking for new grains to liven-up your kitchen, these spelt flour recipes are a great step toward a diet focused on holistic health and wellness.

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Licorice tea recipe

Licorice Teas

Be cautious not to exceed safe licorice intake. See our post on the health benefits of Licorice Root to learn more about licorice and its medicinal uses. Traditional German Medicine also recommends caution using licorice remedies, specifically to limit medicinal teas containing licorice to no more than 4 consecutive weeks. (1) Basic Licorice Tea Combine 1/2…

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stinging nettle recipes

Stinging Nettle Recipes

Almost everyone has had some encounter with stinging nettle, usually in the form of painful contact with its leaves. In spite of its unfriendly nature and its perception as a hostile weed, nettle serves as a worthwhile medicinal plant with a long tradition in monastic medicine. Hildegard von Bingen had the following to say about the…

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cocoa energy bar

Cocoa Nib, Seed and Cherry Bars

These energy bars provide healthy, sustainable energy for hours. The crunchy consistency tastes delicious, while the oats are good for the heart. They are fast and easy to make, and the anthocyanins in the cherries will leave you with a “happy-brain”. 

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cocoa nibs recipe

Cocoa Butter Roasted Veggie Salad with Cocoa Nib Vinaigrette Recipe

This recipe is a nice variation on your typical roasted veggie dish with a cocoa nib vinaigrette, rich in nutrients, antioxidants and a real mood lifter.

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German Sauerkraut

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.

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healthy chickpea salad

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.

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Spelt Summer Salad

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.

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homemade turmeric drink

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…

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cocoa nibs coffee

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,…

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Homemade Energy Bites

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…

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Homemade Turmeric Drink

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.

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