About Annaliisa Kapp

Hi! I'm the Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Recipe Developer behind Annaliisa's Organic Kitchen.
Healthy eating made simple and delicious!

Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is so delicious and refreshing!

If you’ve never tried making smoothie bowls, they are a fun alternative to your everyday smoothies. The only difference is the amount of liquid and it will make you feel like you are eating a meal, rather than just drinking a beverage.

When I make my smoothies and smoothie bowls, I always make sure to balance the macronutrients (fats, carbs, protein, and the forth secret macronutrient, fibre) so I am always left feeling full, […]

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Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl
A little sweet, a little tart, a lot of refreshing flavours bursting with nutrients!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5-7 minutes
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5-7 minutes
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Instructions
  1. If you have soaked your nuts, great! Rinse the nuts and add them to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and pour into bowl. You can top with chopped nuts, chia seeds and fresh fruit if you'd like!
Recipe Notes

If you haven't soaked the nuts, no problem. You can allow them to sit in the blender with water for 5 minutes to make them softer. Soaking nuts helps to make them easier to digest and allows for better absorption of nutrients.

 

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Spiced Carrot and Cashew Dip

 

This dip is great for everyday use or if you are entertaining and want to impress! It’s bursting with flavours form the roasted carrots and garlic and aromatic spices.

Carrots are also bursting with antioxidants and phytonutrients with benefits linked to eye health, immunity, colon cancer, and cardiovascular health.

I served this dip with a dash of cilantro and a platter of fresh asparagus, radish, and endives. […]

Why is My Metabolism So Slow??

 

It’s just not fair, right?

You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”.

You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. And it makes you feel hopeless.

Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down? And most importantly, what can we do about it!

Let’s dive in. […]

What is Metabolism and How to Enhance Yours

What is Metabolism?

 This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.

 You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean?

 Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.

 Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay […]

Immune Boosting Super Smoothie

immune boosting smoothieIn a world that is constantly causing our immune system to put up it’s deference, it’s important to take a preventative approach. Daily stress, processed foods, sugar, allergens, lack of sleep, toxins, and our gut health all affect our immunity.

To help your body stay strong and ready to fight, we need to support it daily with nutrients, rest, and stress relieving techniques.

Some key nutrients to help boost our natural immunity […]

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Immune Boosting Super Smoothie
Carrots are packed with vitamin A, pumpkin seeds with Zinc, and oranges with vitamin C! Adding spices like cinnamon and turmeric will help to support the body with antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 8 min
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 8 min
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Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender and buzz until smooth. Add more water or unsweetened coconut milk if needed. Enjoy!
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3 Ways to Prevent Overeating at Meals

 

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing.

And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.

 It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days.

 But it doesn’t always stop there.

 Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All. The. Time.

 Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

 (Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!)

 

Tip #1: Start with some water

 When your stomach is growling and you […]

Enjoying the Holidays without Sacrificing Your Health Goals

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The holidays are such a fun, special and busy time of year. I love all the family gatherings, exploring different restaurants and allowing myself to indulge as much as the next girl. I don’t, however, love the tired and bloated feeling I get during this time.

Below are some ways I use to stay healthy and I encourage you to try out some of these simple recommendations to avoid throwing all your hard […]

Bursting with Energy Smoothie

I order to love how you feel, you need to really understand what your body needs. The energy we feel from food is dependent on so many factors, including how we digest/absorb/assimilate the food, the right micro-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc), and the right proportion of macro-nutrients (protein, fats, carbs).

It’s also dependent on bio-individuality, what works for one person, may have the opposite effect on another. The health of your body will of course play a role in how much energy […]

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Bursting with Energy Smoothie
You can make this smoothie for breakfast, lunch or snack. It's easily digestible, so you can have it pre or post workout as well.
beet energy smoothie
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5
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Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5
Servings
Ingredients
beet energy smoothie
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and buzz until smooth. Makes 1-2 servings.
    beet energy smoothie
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Fall Salad Recipe + Benefits of Pomegranetes

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Every season brings with it a shift in our energy, emotions, and of course food. The beauty of nature is that it always offers exactly what we need for that particular time. The trick is to tune into your intuition. […]

Sleepy Tea Recipe with Turmeric, Passionflower and Honey

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If you really start to think about it, what’s the one thing that always seems to mess up your health goals? The lack of energy, irritability, cravings, inability to stick to your healthy eating, and so on, can most likely all be blamed on a crappy night of sleep.

If you are feeling stuck in a rut and don’t know where to start, then my suggestion is to focus on your sleep for […]