Gluten-Free & 100% Whole-Grain “Rye”-Bread!

October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have been feeling rather tired of lately, and although I believe raw, unprocessed foods are very good for us; as it contains the highest amount of nutrition possible; I am taking a slight break from eating all-raw at the moment. I think I overdid the amount of sugary foods I ate when eating a 100% raw food diet, like bananas(yum!) and dried fruits (ah, those dates and figs, I love you all!),which is not oh-so very good for my blood sugar levels, sending them all over the place, and leaving me feeling utterly lethargic. I love my dates just a little bit too much, I guess;-)

My diet is still 100% vegan (that does not change;-)!), and is all the same loaded with good-quality organic vegetables, and some raw nuts and seeds just as when I was eating 100% raw, but I eat more lightly cooked foods, the amount of fruit is significantly lowered, and I have swopped the high-sugar fruits with low glycemic fruits such as grapefruits, dark berries and the odd piece of apple. Right now this feels better for my body, so this is what I am going to be doing:)

In order to get my blood-sugar levels stabile again, I am taking measures into getting more 100% whole grains into my diet, which slowly release carbohydrates into my body´s bloodstream, giving me more balanced energy levels throughout the day. One recipe I have come up with in that regard, is this Gluten-Free & 100% Whole-Grain “Rye”-Bread. It both looks and tastes as your regular rye-bread, just without the glutenous flours and sour milk-starter*;-)

For the Gluten-Free & 100% Whole-Grain “Rye”-Bread (yields one loaf of bread);

  • 100 grams of raw and unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 100 grams of raw and unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 200 grams of raw and unsalted flax seeds
  • 50 grams of wholegrain brown rice flour (to keep it all together)
  • 500 grams of gluten free, 100% wholegrain oats (big flaky ones)
  • 1-2 tsp of Himalayan Salt
  • 2 T Carob Powder
  • 20 grams of Psyllium Husk
  • enough water to get a sticky dough, or optionally; a combination of water and oat milk, or better; oat milk kefir to get those probiotics going!

Just mix all ingredients well together in a baking bowl, and pour the dough into a baking-sheet covered bread pan. Bake for approximately 40 minutes in a preheated oven holding 200 degrees Celsius. Enjoy with fresh hummus or avocado:)

Advertisements

Decadent Raw Chocolate Bars

July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Who does not love chocolate?! This recipe kind of just materialized during its making, just simply starting with the coconut oil, agave and the cacao powder, adding ingredients along the way… It is really decadent, and not for the faint-hearted, as the amount of both Coconut Oil and Agave is fairly high, but I have also added a rather good range of nutrient-dense Superpower-Powders to sort of make up for the calorie content and the general richness of the chocolate bars, so you should not feel too guilty indulging in one (or more!) of these:) And; it´s also ingredients for a fairly large batch of chocolate:)!

Raw Chocolate Bars (of the very decadent, full-fat kind)

    • 12 T Coconut Oil
    • 8 T Agave Nectar
    • 8 T Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Powder
    • 2 T Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Lucuma Powder
    • 2 tsp Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder
    • 2 tsp. Organic Raw Peruvian Carob (I used RawLiving by Kate Magic)
    • 2 tsp.Cayenne Powder
    • 2 T Navitas Naturals Organic Raw White Mulberries
    • 2 T Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Goji Berries
    • 3 tsp Vanilla Powder
    • approx.1 tsp.Himalayan Salt
    • 1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon (or Cassia if you don´t have Ceylon)
    • 50 g.Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cashew Nuts, roughly chopped
    • 50 g.raw unsalted Almonds, roughly chopped
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and spread evenly onto a baking sheet in a baking pan, and place the pan in the freezer to let the coconut oil do its job of solidifying the mixture into firm chocolate bars. When firm, cut the chocolate dough into pieces of your desired size, and enjoy together with a glass of cold Almond or Hemp Milk!

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing the CAROB category at veganwealth.