October 4, 2012 § 1 Comment
For the Happy-Go-Lucky-Smoothie:
- 150 grams frozen organic bananas
- 50 grams frozen organic blueberries
- approx.3 dl of Almond Milk Kefir*
- a drop of Vanilla Extract
- 2 heaping(!) teaspoons of organic licorice powder
- 1 teaspoon of RAW Cacao Powder (to get most out of the antioxidants in the blueberries and the cacao; they´re a powerful duo!)
- 1 heaping teaspoon of RAW hemp seeds
- 1 T Chia Seeds
- a pinch of Himalayan Salt
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until perfectly smooth, and enjoy immediately in your favorite jar, sprinkled with plenty of Superpower toppings of your choice! I struggled deciding, and went for a total rainbow cocktail consisting of;
- Hemp Seeds
- Bee Pollen
* Almond Milk Kefir; As of lately I have been really obsessed with making almond milk kefir. The high level of the extremely-good-for you probiotics, makes Almond Milk Kefir (or any other nut milk kefir) a good addition to your superpower smoothies, as it aids in boosting your immune system, your metabolism and gives you a real energy kick! I´m hooked:)! And hey; it is also very good for your skin!
To make Almond Milk Kefir, I just empty 2-3 caps of probiotics into a bottle of Almond Milk, gently stir the probiotics in with the milk, fasten the lid of the bottle tightly, and let it magically turn into Kefir by leaving it on my kitchen counter in room temperature for 12 hours or overnight. Et voilá; Almond Milk Kefir! The next batch I will make, I´ll use so of the last batch´s living culture as a base for the new; approx.1 deciliter, which will produce an even more active culture!
For more on the topic of Kefir and its benefits, be sure to check out Health Coach Linda Wagner´s blog at; http://lindawagner.net/blog/2012/03/how-to-make-almond-milk-kefir/
BTW: If you did check out Linda Wagner´s blog on the topic; I like to make my kefir like the kefir I´m used to here in Scandinavia, which is really thick as full-fat milk! If you´re making the smoothie with Linda´s Kefir recipe, you might have to adjust the amount of liquid you put into it:)!
April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
So, it`s day 8 of Cleanse America here in Denmark, and although my spirit is strong as ever after 8 days of cleansing, I´ve seriously been in need of something sweet today:) This “Latte” completely cures my sweet-cravings, so if you´re in for something sweet for that sweet tooth of yours today, maybe this´ll do the trick?;)
The recipe yields one large portion, although I think some of you might find the sweetness and fullness of it generous enough for two:) My sweet tooth is at least sufficiently satisfied after about 1/3-1/2 cup!
The recipe is adapted from the Christmas Recipe E-book of raw food chef and naturopath Ida Kirk Foged of http://www.rawfood-livsstil.dk/, but reworked with Raw Licorice, Cinnamon and Ginger; three spices very dear to my heart:)
As for the recipe:
- 3.5 dl Almond Milk
- 2.5 T Lucuma Powder
- 1 T Raw Mulberries
- 2 small dates or 1 Medjool
- 1 T Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Raw Licorice Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 pinch Vanilla Powder
- 1 pinch Himalayan Salt
Blend all ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and let it rest for 10-15 min, allowing the Chia Seeds to soak and the latte to thicken. Enjoy!
April 16, 2012 § 2 Comments
So, as a part of me joining in on the Cleanse America Event (will make a post about Cleanse America shortly!), my poor low-tech blender has really been put to the test these last few days since the cleanse started on Monday the 10th of April. I have found myself being slightly hooked on, and more or less in craving over smoothies all the time now, and as I do not yet own a juicer, or a Vitamix (ranks no.1 on my wish list!), I have chosen to turn to smoothie-heaven for my daily liquid-love:)!
This particular smoothie has the last couple of weeks become my go-to-smoothie in the mornings, as it is very dense in nutrients, giving my body some powerful fuel to get-up-and-going, as well as it fills me good and well up (buttercup!), making my energy levels last long up until mid-day when it´s time for lunch (and possible yet another smoothie, I should add;).
The recipe could be made without some of the ingredients, without loosing the majority of its taste and lushness (banana, strawberry, goji-berries and cacao excepted), but I find that I like to know that I am putting many vital nutrients into my body, doing it good, at same time as my taste buds gets that sweet taste of, oh; something sweet. Desserts always taste even better when they´re a bit healthy too, or what?;)
Here is the recipe;
For the Smoothie
- 100 grams banana, frozen
- 100 grams strawberries, frozen
- 40 grams Goji Berries
- 2 tsp Lucuma
- 2 tsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tsp Bee Pollen
- 1 tsp home-made High-Protein Concoction*(freely adapted from Paul Risse´s Rockin´Wellness Powder, that you could get here http://www.rockinwellness.com/products/the-original-recipe )
- 1/3 tsp Chlorella Powder
- 2 dl Almond Milk
- 1-1.5 dl Hemp Milk
- 2 dates (or 1 Medjool Date)
For the High-Protein Concoction*
- Equal amounts* of (I took large scoop of each);
- Raw Cacao Powder* (double amount)
- Raw Lucuma Powder
- Organic Matcha Powder
- Golden Flax Seeds
- Brown Rice Protein Powder
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
For the Garnish
- Goji Berries
- Hemp Seeds
- Cacao Nibs
- Bee Pollen
- White Mulberries
Throw all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with garnish of choice, and don´t forget to enjoy:)!
September 29, 2011 § 1 Comment
I woke up this morning feeling like I needed some extra sweetness to my usual, oatmeal breakfast, and made this RAW Choco Deluxe Smoothie. It is such a good, and, hold on: surprisingly healthy way to start the day, especially at days when you feel like you need the additional “sugar” to get yourself going, without turning to the more conventional sources that destabilizes your blood sugar levels and send them racing.
The recipe goes a little something like this:
- 1 deep-frozen banana (peeled and cut into smaller pieces before freezing)
- 1.5-1.75 deciliter Almond Milk (or any other nut milk)
- 3 teaspoons of RAW Cocoa Powder
- 0.5 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 2 teaspoon Lucuma Powder
- 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds (soak for approximately 20-30 mins) or 1 large teaspoon Lecithin Powder
Blend all the ingredients well together in a blender, and serve in a tall glass. Add more fluids if you find it too thick. I personally like a little bit of thickness to it, without it going all pudding-like. If you feel like adding the additional flare to it, you could sprinkle it with Gojis, Bee Pollen and RAW Cocoa nibs, as I have done here. You might not get all the sprinkle through your straw, but that will just give you a wonderful surprise in the end, and can easily be solved with the help of a spoon!
September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in Ida Kirk Foged´s RAW Food class at Råbar in Århus. Yesterday´s cooking class is the first of a series of three modules, where Ida will teach on the subject of RAW whilst cooking. The first module was concentrated around breakfast and breakfast condiments such as smoothies, “yoghurt”, nut milk, morning shots (real FIRESTARTERs!) and RAW muesli, and Ida was lovely enough to let us taste a little bit of everything! Yummmzzz! Everything was so tasty, not to mention beautifully executed with all the colors of the rainbow present! I already look forward to the next class, which for me; who happens to be out of town at the time of the second, lunch & supper themed class; means RAW cakes and desserts! http://www.rawfood-livsstil.dk/