October 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Another outcome of the cleaning-out-of-the-kitchen-cupboards event that took place in my kitchen yesterday; homemade, raw & gluten-free müsli with a sweet sweet aftertaste of luscious licorice! L-O-V-E!
(Photos to come here:)!)
Easy Raw Müsli;
- 75 grams Golden Flax Seeds
- 75 grams Sunflowers Seeds
- 75 grams Sesame Seeds
- 75 grams Shredded Coconut
- 150 grams Almonds, roughly chopped
- 100 grams Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
- 150 grams Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 80 grams Walnuts, roughly chopped
- 75 grams Pistachios, roughly chopped
- 200 grams Goji Berries
- 4 teaspoons Licorice Root Powder
- 3 teaspoons Vanilla Powder
- 1 teaspoon Anise Seed Powder
- good pinch of Himalayan Salt
Chop all the nuts roughly, and mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in a tightly lid glass jar.
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 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 Licorice Powder
Blend all ingredients together in a blender, drizzle garnish over the top, and enjoy!