A wave of young foodies are showing us that healthy doesn't need to mean boring with their delicious and inventive recipes. Meet your new health gurus here...
Luise Vindahl and David Frenkiel
Radiant Swedish couple Luise and David rose to fame through their brilliant vegetarian recipe blog, Green Kitchen Stories, and released their second book, Green Kitchen Travels (Hardie Grant, £25), last month. It follows their culinary journey around the world, with adorable daughter Elsa in toe. Think raw beansprout pad thai from Thailand and almond pumpkin waffles from San Francisco. Prepare for serious life-envy from this gorgeous, globetrotting family.
Sydney-born nutritional coach Madeleine counts Millie Mackintosh as one of her celebrity clients. After relying on a strict low-cal diet as a teenager that left her with dull skin, zero energy and IBS, Madeleine discovered the power of whole foods. She now hosts monthly healthy eating supper clubs in South West London, and is set to share her know-how in a new book, Get The Glow (Orion), out in April.
Hemsley + Hemsley
Stunning sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley have gained a huge following with the wholesome, organic recipes showcased on their blog, Hemsley + Hemsley. They released their first cookbook, The Art of Eating Well (Ebury Press, £25), earlier this year. In it, they promote gut-healing foods, including bone broth and kefir, and offer some brilliant healthy carb-alternatives, including courgette noodles and cauliflower pizza.
The beautiful Ella started her blog, Deliciously Ella, after being diagnosed with a rare illness, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, which left her with unbearable stomach issues and chronic pain. After traditional medicines failed to help, Ella began researching natural, holistic healing approaches and transformed her eating habits, with brilliant results. Her diet is plant-based, and she has given up all meat, dairy, sugar, gluten, processed foods, chemicals and additives. Sounds pretty drastic, but Ella’s recipes prove that super healthy food can be anything but dull. Her first cookbook, Deliciously Ella (Yellow Kite, £20), is out in January.
Gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha counts Victoria Beckham among the fans of her healthy eating cookbooks. Her latest, Honestly Healthy for Life: Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Eating (Jacqui Small, £25), was released earlier this year and promotes the virtues of her alkaline lifestyle, with guidelines on how to restore a healthy balance to your body. Natasha (who is the daughter of interior designer Kelly Hoppen) developed her eating approach after visiting an Ayurvedic acupuncturist for a back injury and discovering that her body was seriously acidic. After changing her diet by cutting out everything from white flour to fizzy drinks, Natasha lost two stone and co-launched Honestly Healthy, preparing home-cooked alkaline meals for celebrities including Robbie Williams.
London-based teen Izy launched her gorgeous food blog, Top With Cinnamon, when she was still at school. She presents her wholesome creations with photographic flair and has now released her first cookbook, Top With Cinnamon: Stylish, Sweet and Savoury Recipes (Hardie Grant, £20), out now. Check out Izy’s healthy take on the classic chocolate chip muffin, as well as a wealth of gluten-free and good-for-you recipes, including her 10-minute stove-top granola.