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.

Chestnuts and potato soup

Roasted Chestnut and Potato Soup Recipe

A delicious, light and healthy soup, this gluten-free and vegan alternative will warm you from the inside during the cold winter months. Chestnuts hold a very special place Hildegard’s nutritional teachings. In addition to their many health benefits, chestnuts are also extremely tasty and digestible. In today’s gluten-conscious and celiac-sensitive world, chestnuts have a unique…

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Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Smoothie Recipe

Bitter flavors are fundamental for health and digestion. This delicious bitter-fruit smoothie is ideal as a snack between meals. It refreshes, revitalizes, rehydrates, and it’s full of nutrients.  Recipe for 3-4 glasses  700 ml freshly pressed grapefruit juice (6-7 Pink Grapefruits)  1 lime, juice  150g soy yogurt (alternatively almond yogurt or coconut yogurt) 1-2 teaspoons…

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fried spelt recipe 2

Fried Spelt Recipe

This fried spelt dish is a simple and hearty recipe that is both healthy and satisfying. An ideal dish that also works as a part of a fasting cure according to Hildegard of Bingen. Those who like it a little more grainy can use the pre-cooked dark grains. As an alternative, the dark grains are…

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Spelt Semolina Recipe

Spelt Semolina Apple Casserole Recipe

This spelt semolina apple casserole smacks of a classic cheesecake. It tastes best when cool as the batter begins to firm-up. The spelt semolina apple casserole is easily digestible and delicious. You can adjust the number of eggs. The consistency of the casserole will be slightly firmer with 3 eggs. Ingredients for a Spelt Apple…

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Spelt Pancakes

Spelt Pancake Recipe

This delicious and simple spelt pancake recipe is quickly prepared and a delicious alternative to wheat pancakes. The use of spelt flour adds a slightly nutty taste to the pancakes. As an alternative to coconut milk, soy milk or cereal milk (e.g. oat milk) can be used. Ingredients (Serves: 8-10 Spelt Pancakes): 200 gr (2 cup)…

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Spelt Semolina Cake Recipe

Spelt Semolina Cake

Spelt is a versatile ancient grain, which has become increasingly widespread in recent years. You can find out more about Hildegard’s views on spelt in our article 8 Soundbites on Spelt. In our series of spelt recipes we introduce baked spelt semolina cake, a simple recipe using spelt semolina.  You can prepare it in a…

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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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