Dinner Food Recipes

Creamy citrus pasta

As we gear up to shorter, yet somehow fuller days that seem to slip right through our busy fingers, we have some go-to dishes that are made in no time. And what better than pasta, for even the busiest of weeknights?

Insider tip: Biggest is not best. The most flavourful zucchinis are small- to medium-sized and the darker the skin, the richer the nutrients.

1 zucchini
1 onion
2 garlic gloves
1 cup oat creme
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp tamari
1/2 tbsp miso paste
Zest from 1 lemon
5-10 sage leafs
Pine seeds
1-2 tbsp coconut oil
Salt & Pepper

Start by cutting the zucchini in roughly 7 mm thick slices. Peel and slice the onions thinly. Fry the onion, zucchini and chili flakes in a large frying pan with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat for about five minutes or until the zucchini begins to release water. Add the thinly sliced garlic and put the heat up slightly. Allow the water from the zucchini to evaporate.

Then add the oat cream, sage, tamari and miso paste and cook for a few more minutes on medium heat, before adding the lemon zest. Boil your selection of pasta and fold into the sauce. Stir, serve and top with pine nuts!

Bon appétit!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo and recipe cred: Happy Health Blog 

Food Nutrition

Q&A #3 with Clara

It is time for our third Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here.

This month Clara touches topics as low bodyfat, estrogen, getting your period back and taking vitamin supplements. Listen and learn!

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.

By: Henriette Danielsen / Video by Clara Mo 

Drinks Food Recipes

Hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon

Who ever said you should wait for Christmas to be able to enjoy hot chocolate? Get that early Christmas feeling with this delicious chocolate drink, spiced with a dash of cinnamon. The perfect way to keep warm when it´s getting colder outside.

2 cups of almond milk
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
½ tbsp. coconut oil
About 1 tbsp. maple syrup
A pinch of cinnamon

Start by melting the coconut oil in a saucepan. Afterwards whisk together all the ingredients and heat slowly. Adjust sweetness with the amount of maple syrup.

Tip: grated dark chocolate sprinkled on top gives you that extra yummy taste. Enjoy!

By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Pinterest

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Q&A #2 with Clara

We are excited to post our second Q&A with Clara Mo.

Clara is a certified Nutritionist behind the brand Blissfullyliving, and once a month she answers questions our and her readers have about food and everything related to it in a vlog. Read more about the concept here. 

This month Clara talks about how to get started with a healthy lifestyle, digs into the question about how a vegan lifestyle may or may not be harmful to infants and food that is good for someone struggling with a sensitive stomach.

Any questions for Clara? Make sure to leave a comment for the next round in the comment field below or send us an email.

By: Henriette Danielsen

Food Nutrition

Q&A #1 with Clara

We are thrilled to be presenting the first of our Q&A with Clara!

After you asked your questions on our Facebook page and  directly in the comment section of our website, Clara went through them and picked some she answered in the video below.

In this very instructive piece, Clara tackles questions about juicing, stomach cramps, B12 and other subjects so many of us wonder about. And she does it with so much laughter and humor, making it fun to listen too.

Anymore questions? Make sure to ask Clara in next month posts or by commenting below.

By: Mo Oléron

Food Nutrition

Ask Clara

Here at Best of You we love to eat. We try to maintain a healthy-ish routine most of the time, but we enjoy the occasional (or sometimes daily) ice cream and/or pastry. But with such a passion for food (well, eating food) also comes a lot of questions.

Questions that tend to pop up are; How to eat healthy? What works and what doesn´t? How much of the different foods do our body need? Of course we have seeked answers from our beloved friend Google, but there is nothing more confusing and frustrating than trying to follow nutritional advice from Google. All those different answers and people debating back and forth makes our head spin. And then we realized; we have our very own expert in our team!

Clara is our awesome and bubbly nutritionist. She is passionate about what she does and she loves to help. As we were asking her random nutrition questions the other day, we thought there are probably many people out there wondering the same things, checking the food labels and feeling a bit helpless, not knowing who to turn to. We realized how lucky we were to have her  around and that others should also be able to just “ask Clara” too.

That is how we came up with our new concept: Each month you guys will be able to “ask Clara” whatever you feel like regarding nutrition. We will select questions from you guys and she will answer them through a vlog post. You will have until the 10th of each month to ask your questions. It can be anything related to food, eating habits, vitamins and nutrients, new and old trends, juicing, eating and working out, veganism. Everything you can think off (no questions are too stupid, we promise).

So, shoot! Leave your questions in the comment field below or email us at

By Morgane Oléron

Food Recipes

How to get your greens in

Let’s face it, we all wish to be one of those healthy persons who can’t wait to chew on a celery stick, munch on broccoli or devour a large salad. I can be the first to admit that these aren’t my first options when hunger strikes or when my sweet tooth kicks in. Anyone feelin’ me?

I wish to maintain healthy eating habits, but at the same time ease my cravings, satisfy my needs and make eating a fun and relaxed experience. Food and eating should be enjoyable and not forced in any way. So, to the question; how do I include fruits and veggies in my everyday routine while at the same time keeping my food experience fun and tasty?

After years of trial and error when it comes to food, I have now found a balanced, healthy, fun and tasty way of eating. I have never felt more healthy, happy and in tune with myself. This is what I have been aiming for and I can’t wait to share my tips and tricks which you can implement in your everyday routine.

Include greens in your smoothies
That you can add fruits and berries to your smoothie probably isn’t news to you, but adding leafy greens might sound a little bit weird. If you haven’t tried it out I strongly suggest you to. To add a handful of spinach along with the rest of the ingredients, such as banana, berries, milk etc is such an easy way to increase your intake of greens throughout the day. The best part is that you can’t even taste the spinach.

Fry your veggies
Another way to increase your intake of veggies is to simply add them to a stir-fry, stew or similar. Hide shredded carrots in your stews, chop some veggies and add to an omelet along with some leafy greens to boost it even more or fry a mix of vegetables along with your meal of choice.

Make a fruity ice-cream
Put any fruits and berries of choice in the freezer and let it sit overnight. Whenever you are craving sweets or a refreshing snack on a hot summer day, this could be your quick and tasty solution. Either snack on them as they are or make a healthy and delicious ice-cream. To make the ice-cream, simply add your preferred ingredients to a food processor and blend. A tip is to have bananas or mangoes as the main ingredient if you want your ice-cream to be smooth and creamy. Along with the base, feel free to add flavorings such as cacao, berries, protein powder or even spinach.

Prep your snacks
I love to prepare cucumber, celery and carrot sticks to have on the go. Whenever I have it prepped and easily accessible, either at home or in a container on the go, I happily munch on my veggies when I feel like snacking.

Are you implementing some of these tips already? Let us know, and please share your own tips and tricks so we can support each other on our healthy and happy journey! Let’s make health a fun experience!

By: Nutritionist Clara Mo / Photo cred

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Nature’s candy

I have never been big on candy. I love cakes and chocolate, but candy I managed to stay away from really easily. I much prefer nature’s candy: the berries. 

And among them, blueberries are high on my list. Not only do they taste delicious by themselves or in pretty much any kind of smoothie, breakfast or dessert recipe, but they have tons of great properties.

Being full of antioxidants (substances that inhibits oxidation and removes potentially damaging agents in a living organism such as the gallic acid), blueberries have a reputation to help “fight” aging, boost your brain, improve your digestion (thank you fibers!), are good for your skin and heart and even help fight some types of cancer.

I think all this information about blueberries that my mom used to tell me when I was younger got stuck in my head. Especially the part about blueberries being good for the sight. Being the four-eyed that I am, I must have focused more on the raspberries growing up though. Oops.

More recently I read that the Royal Air Force was known to consume a lot of blueberries during World War two which allegedly improved their night vision. It´s said the pigment (anthocyanin) contained in the berry and providing the blue/purple colour is helping  to improve sight.

While writing this I noticed the deeper you research the more your read about the pro and cons and discover ongoing debates on whether this and that is true or not. But honestly even if only half of these facts turn out to be true,  I would much rather keep eating summer’s candy. And if it all is just a placebo effect, it’s one delicious one!

So now that summer is around the corner and berries are appearing everywhere whether you go and pick them yourself or you buy them at your local supermarket, do not hesitate to grab a box or two! They are delicious as a treat by themselves, in fruit salads, to top a cake or ice cream, but also in pies or even better if you ask me, in smoothies. 

By: Morgane Oléron


Body Food

How food can boost your workout

How we fuel our bodies before and after a workout are important to not only perform well during exercise, but to recover well after pushing its’ limits.

But knowing the right foods to pick for a pre and post workout snack can be a little confusing. Not only do we have to think about what foods to fuel our bodies with, but we have to consider when as well.

Don’t be afraid of eating carbs. Carbohydrates act as fuel for your body to keep it going. It’s recommended to eat your pre-workout snack 1 to 3 hours before your workout. Try snacking on some granola, an apple with peanut butter, a banana, or a handful of nuts with raisins. The protein in the snacks will help prepare the right amino acids for your muscles in order for them to function their best.

It’s important to get both carbohydrates and protein after your workout. It’s recommended to get nutrition within 15 minutes of completing an intense workout routine. Some post-workout snacks to consider are a smoothie, chocolate milk, or a turkey and veggie wrap.

To wrap things up, we know that protein and carbohydrates are both essential macronutrients we need to fuel our bodies and recover well.

What we put into our bodies can make or break a workout and how you feel afterwards.

Honor your body and the hard work you’ve put in to making it the best it can be, and fuel it with nourishing foods. And remember, the food we talk about in this post is snacks, make sure to add some proper meals too.

By: Samantha Thayer / Photo cred 


High quality sources of fat

There’s a lot of drama existing around the topic of fats and it seems like a common thing to view fats as unhealthy. Let´s dive into the topic and sort some things out.

Is there such a thing as healthy fats? YES, and some fats are even essential. Instead of banning fats, believing it’s the devil, one could try to focus on switching bad fats to healthy fats. Let’s take a closer look.

Why do I even need to consume fats?
Fat is an important source of energy which can be efficiently stored for later use. Except for being a great source of energy, fat is also protecting our inner organs. Fats are important when it comes to the production of hormones and is an essential component for building and reconstructing cells. As you may know, vitamins are divided into groups of water- and fat-soluble vitamins. In order to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), found in foods, one have to consume foods rich in fat at the same time. In other words, fats play an important role in your diet and makes sure you’ll get the fat-soluble vitamins needed.

Different kinds of fatty acids
Talking about trans fats, saturated and unsaturated fats is an easy way of dividing different kinds of fatty acids into groups. They all differ when it comes to molecular structure which results in diverse qualities.

Unsaturated fatty acids
It is among the unsaturated fats we can find omega3 and omega6 fatty acids. The omega3 fatty acid ALA and the omega6 fatty acid LA are essential and we need to get them through our diet since we can’t produce them ourselves. Omega3 fatty acids are important for healthy cardiovascular function, cognitive function, fetal development, for preventing inflammation etcetera.

Trans fatty acids
Trans fatty acids are mostly found in processed foods (fried foods, cookies, candy, margarine, microwaved popcorn, frozen dinners etc…) and to some extend found naturally, for example in dairy. High intake of trans fats could increase your bad cholesterol and thus increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Saturated fatty acids
Saturated fatty acids are important to a certain extent, but in general our population is nowadays consuming way too much due to our high intake of meat and dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, crème etc) as well as highly processed foods. High intakes of saturated fats are, just like trans fats, associated to an increased risk of developing CVD. Most people would benefit and feel better from eating less products containing trans and saturated fats and instead consume more of unsaturated fats.

High quality sources of fat
So, how do I make sure to increase my intake of unsaturated fats at the same time as decreasing the intake of saturated and trans fats? Try to switch your sources of fat from dairy, meat and processed foods to the following:

Avocado – Makes an amazing addition to your meals when it comes to both flavor and nutrition. Avocado is rich in unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals

Nuts & seeds – Good source of both unsaturated fats and healthy vitamins and minerals. For ex: walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds.

Salmon – A better option compared to chicken and red meat since it contains less saturated fats and more of the good stuff, unsaturated fats.

Canola oil –  Is rich in omega3 and 6. Oils though, are highly processed and not considered whole foods. It perhaps shouldn’t be considered a health-food. On the other side I would still consider vegetable oils a healthier option than for example butter/margarine made from dairy. So, when cooking you could definitely use a tiny amount for the pan or as an ingredient. But I would always consider the food in its natural state, such as nuts, seeds etc., as the better option.

Remember that this is just guidelines to give you information and facts about fats. I am definitely not a nutrition police here to tell you what to do. And once again, simply view this as inspiration. Feel free to leave me questions in the comment field below, and remember; don’t be scared of fats, you could simply just try to focus on the right ones instead.

By: Nutritionist Clara Mo