Welcome to The Green Creator, I’m thrilled that you’re taking the time to visit so thank you! The Green Creator is me. A self-proclaimed green smoothie connoisseur, plant-based foodie, world traveler, recipe developer and food photographer.
I started The Green Creator to share my passion about nutrition, plant-based food and the power of nutrition after struggling with health problems myself for many years. The Green Creator has become a source of inspiration for others who want to follow a plant-based diet in a holistic way. Health is more than just what we eat. Therefore, I’m also sharing my experiences when I travel, what my beauty routine is, what I read, what my favorites are and so on. I hope to inspire you with my tips and recipes and show you that a holistic living/ plant-based diet is a little party every day.
My health journey
I wasn’t always this healthy, in fact for the most part of my life I had quite a torturous relationship with food and my health. I believe for me personally a whole food plant-based diet is what is working for my body. I have been living and eating like this for quit some years now and I love it. It helped me to overcome many health issues. My main one being my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) starting at the age of only 10 (!) and my tiredness due to Thalassemia (Beta) Minor. Not to mention the migraines, skin problems, dehydration, chronic bladder infections, anemia, Epstein-Barr virus (glandular fever), no energy, dull hair, severe hormonal problems and depression. My life became a cycle of dieting and overeating all to become healthier and lose weight – not much fun at all.
Sounds serious, right? It’s not as serious as it may sound. Specifically, in my case this means being a bit more tired and pale. Thalassemia means my blood (hemoglobin) does not produce enough beta protein. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying component of the red blood cells. It consists of two different proteins, an alpha and a beta. If the body doesn’t produce enough of either of these two proteins, the red blood cells do not form properly and cannot carry sufficient oxygen. The result is anemia that begins in early childhood and lasts throughout life (thalassemia is inherited and is not contagious). The form I have is never accompanied with health problems other than a mild anemia. As in mild alpha thalassemia, doctors often mistake the small red blood cells of the person as a sign of iron-deficiency anemia and incorrectly prescribe iron supplements. Or in my case recommend me to eat lots of meat, such as liver. And so I did for many years in my life and I have never felt good throughout the years doing so. I decided to accept that this is my body and my life and there is nothing I or the doctors could do about it. Read more about my life with Thalassemia here.
Until I became interested in nutrition and health …
I started to develop an interest in health and nutrition after graduating from university and overnight I took up a whole food plant-based diet and gave up all white refined sugars, anything processed and all chemicals and additives. This was pretty big for me since I was a sugar addict and easily ate multiple chocolate bars a day.
I never ate fruits because I thought they would make me fat and vegetables were just too creepy.
I’m now giving my body the love and health that it needs. I feel and look much better and my food is nowadays so tasty. I no longer feel bloated or have pain, my taste buds bloomed, my skin began to clear up, calorie counting went out the window and I beamed from ear to ear, my digestion issues resolved, my hair grew longer and stronger, the acne breakouts started to clear, I had immense energy, I could work out and best of all my migraine headaches and IBS disappeared.
The best lifestyle for me is one that is abundant in fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds; which I share here on The Green Creator. I also would love to show you how easy and delicious plant-based food is. It’s so much more than boring salads and carrots! It’s all about sweet desserts, delicious dips, snacks and bowls with the colors of the rainbow of incredible veggies and beans. Take a look at my food philosophy for more information about my lifestyle.
Have a lovely day!