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:)!

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!

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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