2/18/11

Raw Vanilla Chia Pudding


Ingredients:
1 cup cashew milk
5 tsp chia seeds
a few drops of stevia extract
1 vanilla pod

Mix everything in bowl and let sit for about 1 hour (for the chia seeds to soak up the liquid). You can serve as is or drizzle chocolate sauce (raw honey+carob powder), you can top it with banana slices or other fresh fruit. Enjoy!

2/6/11

Raw Rice Milk With Cinnamon


Ingredients:
1 cup brown rice powder(ground in a coffee grinder)
2 cups water
2 tbsp raw honey/stevia extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 vanilla pod

Process all in blender then sieve, or just watch Ligia's video on how to do it :)

Raw Chocolate Balls



I'm back dear friends! After a long absence! Let me show what I've been uncooking...

Ingredients:
1 cup sunflower seeds flour
1 cup almond flour
1 tbsp flaxseed flour
2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder/carob powder
2-3 tbsp raw cacao nibs
1 vanilla pod or vanilla extract
1 cup soaked dates
2-3 tbsp raw honey or stevia extract if u want it sweeter
some almonds and sesame seeds for decorating

In a bowl mix all dry ingredients, process dates until smooth paste is formed. Add date paste, vanilla and honey (optional) to bowl and mix well with ur hands. Form balls, stick an almond on top of the ball and then roll it in sesame seeds. Et voila...

10/13/10

Rawffaello


Ingredients for about 40 bonbons:
13 tbsp almond flour or sunflower seed flour (or 50%-50%)
150 g coconut flakes (+50g for rolling the bonbons in)
6 tbsp organic raw honey/agave syrup
3-4 tbsp coconut oil
pinch of Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with your hands until you can mold the mixture into balls the size of Raffaello bonbons, and then roll them in coconut flakes. It's delirious how better these are than the original ones! Fast and easy to make too!

10/11/10

Chocolate Banana Cake




Crust ingredients:

10 tbsp almond flour
10 tbsp flaxseed flour
1/2 cup soaked and pureed dates
2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp cacao/coconut butter (optional)
Mix all ingredients by hand, shape into a cake mold and cool.

Cream ingredients:

3 big bananas
6-7 tbsp sunflower seed flour
3 tbsp raw honey/agave syrup
2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp cacao/coconut butter
Smash the bananas with a fork, mix in all other ingredients and pour onto the crust. Let cool.

Ornaments:
raw cacao nibs
vegan cake flowers (soy milk powder + honey + colouring)

7/23/10

Banana Crepes with Plum Filling




Ingredients for crepes:
2 bananas
2 tbsp sprouted buckwheat flour
juice of one lemon

Process the bananas with lemon juice til creamy. Add the flour and mix. Spread on to dehydrator trays. Dehydrate.

Ingredients for filling:
6-8 ripe plums
1 tbsp raw honey (optional)

Wash and deseed the plums. Don't peel! Process til smooth, add honey if necessary. When the crepes are done, fill them with the plum sauce and drizzle coconut milk on top or honey. It's crazy good! I hope you give them a try! They are to die for! I swear!

Flax Crackers and Avocado Basil Spread


Ingredients for flax crackers:
flax seeds
cherry tomatoes
lemon juice
pepper
Himalayan salt

Soak the flaxseeds til gelatinous then process all ingredients, spread on to dehydrator trays.

Ingredients for spread:
avocado
basil leaves
lemon juice
garlic
Himalayan salt
pepper

Process all til smooth. Serve with flax crackers and cherry tomatoes (from my garden:)) or as a dip for veggies. Yum!

7/13/10

My first poem in English :)

One Life

When you are new born in this world
You have no problems, no difficulties.
You laugh, you cry, you're spoiled,
You have no great responsabilities.

But when you grow up and think:
Either throw your life away or make it unique!
You choose the way you want it to be:
Peaceful or painful, full of sorrows or free!

Enjoy your life as long as you can
Cause it can be taken anytime from you!
Love truly, that's why you're human!
Feel all the feelings, they are all true!

When you grow old you're scared by death.
Don't be! Don't think it's your last breath!
Think of your children and what they should learn,
Be grateful you've been given this ONE LIFE!

I hope you like it although it's not professionally writen!

The best cherry tomatoes EVER !!!







Today I harvested my own cherry tomatoes from my balcony! You cannot imagine how delicious they are!!! And keep in mind that they were grown in pots without any compost, pesticides, insecticides or stuff like that! I can't wait for my cucumber and red bell pepper harvest time... mmm...

Strawberry Delight Green Smoothie


Ingredients:
1 cup strawberries
1 handful lamb's quarters
1/2 cup pure water

Blend... Enjoy!

GO BANANAS! Minty Smoothie


Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
5 pitted medjool dates
1 handful spinach leaves
4-6 mint leaves
1 cup pure water

Blend til smooth. Enjoy and go bananas! :)

SWEET and SOUR Green Smoothie


Ingredients:
8 peeled kiwis
1 cup pineapple cubes (fresh or frozen)
1 handful radish leaves (or other green leafy vegetables)
1/2 cup pure water

Blend and drink! Savour!

"PEACHY KALE" GREEN SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:
4-5 ripe peaches
1 banana
4-6 curly kale leaves
1 cup pure water

Blend, blend, blend... Enjoy! Simple and delicious!

Green Energizer


Ingredients:
4-5 ripe peaches
1 handful green leaves
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp lucuma powder
1 tsp spirulina powder
1 tsp goji berries
1 tsp bee pollen
1 cup pure water

Blend til smooth, drink and be active!

P.S. You can use any other fruit you like instead of peaches! As green leaves I used lamb's quarters here but you can add any green leafy vegetable!

7/9/10

NUT BUTTER


Ingredients:
1 cup nuts (your choice)
2 tbsp coconut oil
nutritional yeast (optional)
1 tsp raw honey (optional)
patience

You can soak and then dehydrate the nuts or use them as is. Put the nuts (I used almonds, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts) in the food processor. Process until creamy using a spatula from time to time to scrape off the mixture. You need a good food processor for this and a lot of patience but in the end comes... the nut butter! Add the coconut oil and process. You could also add a bit of salt and/or vanilla for taste, or better yet a teaspoon of nutritional yeast and raw honey.

Vanilla ICE-CREAM


Ingredients:
2 bananas
1 vanilla bean
some raisins

Make the banana ice-cream and then add the content of the vanilla bean to the banana ice-cream. Process. Sprinkle with raisins. Enjoy on a hot summer day!
Serves 2

Chocolate Banana ICE-CREAM


Ingredients:
2 bananas
2 tbsp carob powder/cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey

Make the banana ice-cream and add the carob and honey and process. Decorate with goji berries and coconut flakes. Yummmm...
Serves 2

Banana ICE-CREAM



Ingredients:
2 bananas

Peel and cut the bananas and put them in a container or plastic bag in the freezer. When they have frozen put them in the food processor and process until creamy. So yummy and cooool, so simple and healthy!
Serves 2

6/11/10

YUMMY KALE AND SPINACH SALAD



Kale has done pretty well in my balcony garden so I harvested some and made a beautiful salad to celebrate my anniversary. I'm not gonna give you specific quantities for this salad, each of you can make it according to your taste.

Ingredients:
kale, spinach, avocado, tomato, cucumber, spring onion, lemon zest, pepper, Himalayan salt, olive oil, walnuts.

Tear the kale leaves into bite size pieces. Slice the tomatoes and cucumbers. Chop the spring onion. Dice the avocado. Coarsely chop the walnuts. Put all ingredients in a large bowl, toss and serve. Enjoy!

FRUIT SMOOTHIE


Ingredients:
1/2 cup hemp milk
1 handful sour cherries
1 banana

Remove the pits from the cherries. Blend all together and enjoy! It is gooooood!

HEMP MILK


I have never before drunk hemp milk so I was curious... and I made it! It is good!

Ingredients:
5 tsp hemp seeds
1 cup pure water

Put the ingredients in the blender and blend until white and smooth. You can take it through a sieve or a cheesecloth. You can also add fresh fruit and have o great shake. If you need it sweetened you can add raw honey or stevia extract.

4 MONTHS OF BEING A RAW VEGAN


Yesterday I celebrated the 4th month of being a raw vegan.
Happy Anniversary to Me!
Maybe you can't see it in the photos (or can you?) but my scale (and not only mine!) says I lost 12 kgs (26.4 Lbs).
I should show you before and after photos, right?
Here they are...

6/7/10

BB* SMOOTHIE


*BB is for Blueberry and Banana

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 handful dark leafy greens (my option was kale!)
1 cup pure water

Blend and enjoy!

STRAWBERRY CRAZE SMOOTHIE


In the mood for some ripe strawberries? You've come to the right place (post)!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups fresh ripe strawberries
1 handful dark leafy greens (I put radish leaves)
1 tbsp goji berries
1 cup pure water

You know the rest! Blend, blend, blend...Enjoy!

LEAF HARVEST TIME!




Guess what I harvested from my garden?
Radish and spinach leaves, parsley, dill and coriander leaves. Amazing huh?
Hi, hi, hi...

SO SIMPLE, SO GREEN BUT SOOOO YUMMMMYYYY!!!!!


ORANGEADE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:
1 handful spinach
4-5 big oranges
1 cup pure water

If you have never had this smoothie, you can't imagine how good it is! It is even better than an orangeade! I don't have to tell you how to prepare it, do I? You know... blend, blend, blend...Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE RELOADED


Sooooo yummy was the raw chocolate I made before that I had to make another batch and share a photo of it!!!
I had a lot of guests lately and I chose to serve them with my newly discovered chocolate, and I must say that it had an amazing success!!!
This time I put Brazilian nuts, dried plums and coconut flakes. Here it is...

GARDEN UPDATE






My balcony garden is doing great. I never would have imagined that it would...

TZATZIKI AND ALFALFA SPROUTS



Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
1 1/2 cups nut yogurt
6 cloves garlic (or less)
Himalayan pink salt to taste
black pepper to taste
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (only if you like coriander!!!)
1 tbsp alfalfa sprouts

Peel your cucumbers if they are not organic, just wash if they are, grate them, add salt, mix and let sit. Crush and finely chop the garlic. After about 10 minutes drain the cucumbers, put them in a big bowl and add all other ingredients. Mix well and let chill for 30 minutes. Garnish with alfalfa sprouts.
Note: If you don't like the strong taste of garlic don't use 6 cloves but less.

SCALE DAY



A good piece of advice for those who want to lose weight: pick a day of the month (for example the 10th day of every month) to weigh and measure yourself and don't do it more often than that!
Weigh yourself in the morning on an empty stomach.