Archives for June 2012

Irish Moss

irish moss

Irish moss is a kind of seaweed that grows on the Atlantic coast along Europe and America as well as in some parts of the Pacific. It can be light yellow-green to reddish-brown in colour and its jelly-like consistency when mixed with water and/or boiled has been used in the the foods and cosmetics industry…

Recipe: Yum yum Vanilla Smoothie

Searching for a sweet treat that is actually good for you? Look no further! This is the perfect smoothie - so delicious, it will satisfy your tastebuds, your sweet tooth while containing healthy ingredients for a slim waist line. RECIPE FOR A YUMMY VANILLA SMOOTHIE   Ingredients: 1/3 pineapple, peeled & chopped (around 1.5 C) 1/2...

Maca

Like Lucuma, the root vegetable Maca is also from Peru and is considered as “Peruvian ginseng” by some because of its potential to tremendously increase energy, stamina and libido while reducing stress. Benefits of Maca Maca is rich in magnesium and calcium. It also has a balancing effect on hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone), it…

Kelp Noodles

Kelp noodles are a sea vegetable turned into noodle shape. They look similar to Chinese glass noodles. What are the benefits of kelp? They have all the health-benefiting properties of sea vegetables like iodine and trace minerals and they are low in carbohydrates and calories, fat-free and gluten-free. Their neutral taste allows for many different…

Raw Cacao

Chocolate in its original form. The cacao tree (Theobroma cacao, literally: food of the gods) and its fruit were considered sacred food in the culture of the Maya and Aztecs and in Mexico, cacao beans were used as currency until the early 20th Century.   Why is raw cacao healthy? Raw cacao is an excellent...

Recipe: Minty Ruby Smoothie

Ruby red grapefruit and mint go together really well. Add a banana for creaminess and you get another perfect smoothie, sweet yet refreshing! RECIPE FOR A SMOOTHIE WITH GRAPEFRUIT AND MINT Ingredients for this smoothie: 1 Ruby Red grapefruit 1 banana 1 cm ginger 3-4 sprigs mint 2 dates, pitted and soaked in 1 C...

Recipe: Spicy Kale Chips

A recipe for healthy Chips!
Uh, … chips? Chips are fried .. or are they raw? From potatoes? WTF?
Haha, don’t worry – these chips are NOT fried, and not from potatoes 🙂
Have funEin Rezept für… Chips!
Öh,…Chips? Die sind doch frittiert .. oder sind das rohe Chips? Aus Kartoffeln? Wie was wo?

Haha, nein keine Sorge – die Chips sind NICHT frittiert, und auch nicht aus Kartoffeln 🙂
Viel Spass beim Nachmachen!

Recipe: Eyes Wide Open Smoothie

Eyes wide open - this smoothie opens your eyes with it's basil freshness. It's also the perfect smoothie for your vision as it contains the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and iron. This smoothie keeps refrigerated for up to 48 hours. SMOOTHIE RECIPE: EYES WIDE OPEN Ingredients for 2 cups: 1 mango, peeled...

Ginger

Ginger ist a root from South East Asia and over 80 varieties of it exist. In Asia, ginger is known and used for its antibiotic and immune-stimulating effects. Ginger eases stomach and digestive problems and helps with motion sickness (have it as a tea, cookie or dried). The benefits of ginger root: Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)…

Apricots

      Apricot (Prunus armenaica) are originally from China and came via Armenia (hence the Latin name) to Europe. At the end of the 18th century the first apricot trees were brought to North America and have since then been mostly grown in California. Apricots are rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin A, C and…

10 ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar, or often just ACV is vinegar from cider apples, rich in enzymes, calcium and potassium. Apple cider vinegar improves digestion through the probiotic bacteria that is created during fermentation; it lowers cholesterol and helps with insulin problems. Furthermore ACV is good for: Skin conditions like acne, age spots, sun burn or cellulite Bad...

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera belongs to the family of succulents which contains over 500 species. Usually, it has no or just a very short trunk. It grows up to 60 - 100cm tall, with fleshy, green to green-grey (some varieties white speckled) leaves. Aloe Vera is a plant whose self-healing, antibacterial and antiviral properties transfer on to people who...

Pineapple

Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) varieties come in different sizes, but they have all a tough, inedible skin which changes color from green to golden brown when ripening. The fruit itself grows out of the flower of the plant! Pineapple also does not grow on trees but instead close to the ground. The benefits of pineapple: Pineapple reduces…

Algae and Seaweeds

  Various blue-green algae and seaweeds which usually grow in rather cold regions of the Atlantic and Pacific. Biologically speaking, blue-green algae belong to the group of prokaryotae – animals, fungi, plants and protozoa. Alkaline and rich in minerals: iron, potassium, iodine and manganese, but also rich in salt. Moreover, these days, everything that comes…