Summer Recipes

Iced Matcha Shake

Iced Iced baby! Matcha is always good. At least I think so! ; ) But you’re either a fan or you’re not. One of the reasons I love it is the energy boost it gives you, without the dip a cup of coffee brings with it. Winner! P.S. Would you like to drink this shake less cold? Skip the ice cubes and drink it at room... Read more


Green Gazpacho

I’ve always been a fan of cold and lukewarm soups. Somehow the flavors and aromas seem to stand out more. This recipe is, of course, not a traditional gazpacho, but everyone who knows me knows I like to add my own twist to recipes. So here it is! My favorite summer soup. Great as an appetizer or as a light lunch,... Read more


Strawberry avocado salad

I recently discovered this tasty fresh and fruity salad and am already addicted. It’s delicious with a slice of bread or a cracker with hummus. The sour cashew dressing is the finishing touch. It’s the perfect summery salad, if you ask... Read more


Mint-Lime popsicles

I am in love with sweet and sour recipes. Especially in the summer! When the temperature goes up, one of the things I really like to make is fresh lemonade, and if I have some leftover, I make popsicles out of it right away. Winner! This easy recipe is also a guaranteed success with the younger powerfoodies ; ) Happy... Read more



This cold Spanish soup is often served as an appetizer, but I love it so much that I can easily down an entire bowl full. It’s also great served as a hors d’oeuvre if you’re organizing a dinner party. It looks fantastic in nice, tall glasses. Buen provecho!... Read more


Mint-Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate = power fruit. The seeds are deliciously sweet and sour, full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are even known to be an aphrodisiac... ooh la la! The combination here with mint leaves makes this the perfect light lunch for on the go or for a picknick in a park on a warm spring/summer day. Enjoy dear... Read more


Strawberry tarts

Wow, these tarts will definitely make your mama happy this Mother’s Day. These sweet-and-sour treats are nice and creamy and because they’re served cold, they’re a bit more special than your average tarts. My mem loves them! Let me know how your mama liked them in the comments below… ♡, Rens... Read more


Rhubarb cake

It’s party time! Summer is on its way and my fourth book, The Party Edition, is almost out. This book is full of festive party recipes. Perfect timing, if I do say so myself, because as the temperature outside increases, so does my desire to throw outdoor parties. My barbecue has been on standby for a while now and,... Read more


Green Machine

The most valuable thing you will ever possess is good health. So, once again, I’ve started my day with a green smoothie. Now it’s your turn! Photo: Lieke Heijn / Pim Janswaard @ Cameron studio... Read more



Beans are the perfect food for the vegetarians and flexitarians among us. They’re full of highly available, plant-based protein. This salad is filling, super healthy and so delicious. The red pesto is easy to make yourself. You can find the recipe here.... Read more


Watercress Salad

I absolutely love salads. I can’t get enough of trying out new combinations. A few times a week, I’ll experiment with different leafy greens, other ingredients and dressings. Occasionally I’ll overdo it a little by mixing too much together, but it’s pretty tough to go wrong with a salad. I generally just throw... Read more


Hemp Smoothie

This smoothie contains hemp milk as a base ingredient, which is great for your brain and joints and helps produce the happiness hormone serotonin (same as cacao does). It's perfect for the vegetarians and athletes in our... Read more

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