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:)!

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C-Vit Power Bullets

November 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

(Pictures coming shortly!)
Being an early bird as I am, taking a nice, long walk before dawn has become one of my favorite morning rituals before breakfast. I rarely set-off walking without having eaten something, as I am usually rather hungry after sleeping for the last 7-8 hours. I´ve often struggled to decide exactly what to eat at this hour though, as I do not want to spoil my appetite for a hearty breakfast-to-come, and I don´t really like the feeling of being too full either, as the pace I am walking in is rather brisk.
I really want this before-walking-foodstuff to be easy to put away, and to be something I can grab on my way out the door, at the same time as I want it to provide my body with good-sourced energy. Temperatures here in Scandinavia are getting lower and lower at this time of year, and for the last couple of the days the temperature at the time I am out walking is around 4 degrees Celsius, so it wouldn´t hurt if what I eat at this time of day contains a good portion of C-Vitamins to boost my immune system. So today I made these C-Vitamin Power Bullets, loaded with C´s from pressed Rosehip Powder and Goji Berries, and beneficial fats from coconut oil. I think, at least for me, that one or two of these will give me a good start of the day.
As for the recipe:
  • 2 deciliter pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 large tablespoons of Rosehip Powder
  • 1 deciliter Goji Berries
  • a pinch of Sea Salt
Put all the ingredients except for the Goji Berries in a good blender, and blend until you have a fairly smooth date-paste. Then remove this paste from the container, toss the Goji Berries in instead, and grind them finely. Mix the Goji Berry `flour´ in with the date-paste, and make small bullets using both your hands.

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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