RAW Happy-Go-Lucky-Smoothie! and Almond Milk Kefir

October 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

Just popped in to show you how I started my morning today, AND advice you all to do the same!

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;

  • Maca
  • Licorice
  • Rosehip
  • Açai
  • Matcha
  • 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:)!

Superfood Goji-Berry Cacao Concoction

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?;)

Anyways;

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
  • Probiotics

 

For the Garnish

  • Goji Berries
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Coconut
  • Bee Pollen
  • White Mulberries

 

Directions

Throw all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve with garnish of choice, and don´t forget to enjoy:)!

Cacao Licorice Delight!

April 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

For the smoothie:
150 grams banana, frozen
2-2.5 deciliter Almond or Hemp Milk
3 tsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Lucuma Powder
1/2 tsp Raw Licorice Powder

For the smoothie garnish:

Raw mulberries
Cacao Nibs
Hemp Seeds
Raw Licorice Powder
Coconut-Matcha Drizzle

Blend all ingredients together in a blender, drizzle garnish over the top, and enjoy!

RAW Weekend Brunch

December 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

My raw weekend brunch of ricepaper-rolls filled with sweet bell peppers, cucumber, avocado, red chilies, hemp seed, coconut, spinach and plenty of fresh coriander and peppermint leaves, accompanied by Pea & Mint soup, RAW Mediterranean-style bread, Goji Berries and sweet chilies…Yums…

Pea & Mint Soup Recipe

  • 120 g frozen organic peas (left to thaw in the refrigerator)
  • 1/4 organic avocado
  • 0.75 deciliter of Almond Milk (or more)
  • A small handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Himalaya salt and black pepper to taste

Pour all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Easy-peasy…

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RAW muesli

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Inspired by my RAW Food cooking class yesterday, I have just made a jar of homemade muesli. It is ridiculously easy, and really tasty!

The recipe goes like this:

  • 1 deciliter rolled oats
  • 1 deciliter rolled buckwheat
  • 1.5 deciliter raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 deciliter dried mulberries
  • 0.5 deciliter gojiberries
  • 1 deciliter sunflower seeds
  • 0.5 deciliter hemp seeds
  • 0.5 deciliter dried coconut
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons lucuma
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground carnation

Just blend it all well together in a bowl using your hands, so that the spices stick to the dried fruits and the oats, and serve with fresh berries, yoghurt or cold nut milk (my favorite is almond milk)! Feel free to experiment and alternate the recipe by adding other dried fruits (such as figs or dates), nuts or other Superfoods. I basically just added the things I had filling up my (very limited) cupboard space, and as I am rather weak for Mulberries, mulberries make up a decent part of this muesli…!

RAW Food cooking class at Råbar

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/

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