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Recipe: Vegan Iced Coconut Coffee

Recipe Iced Coconut Coffee
Recipe: Vegan Iced Coffee Never, ever have I been a coffee drinker .. coffee chocolate, coffee cake, coffee ice cream absolutely yes please! but regular coffee? No thanks. But then, I came across Iced Almond Mocha and totally fell in love. Keen to see what else is possible with Vegan Iced Coffee, I started mixing...

Recipe: Orange Fruit Sorbet

Recipe Orange Fruit Sorbet how to make raw vegan ice cream Rohtopia
Smooth, sweet and oh so refreshing. This orange sorbet recipe is sugar free and full of orange flavour. Made with real fruit only, it's a great, low fat alternative to regular ice cream. Expect it to be done in minutes, and devoured in seconds.   RECIPE FOR ORANGE FRUIT SORBET Ingredients: 2 oranges 2 bananas 1...

Recipe: Earl Grey Ice Cream

Recipe Raw Vegan Earl Grey Ice Cream
Earl Grey Tea has a unique flavour which comes from bergamot essential oil. This raw vegan ice cream tastes smooth and slightly citrusy, while giving you a nice little caffeine boost - much less than an espresso yet if you are sensitive, keep this in mind. There is no need for an ice cream maker...

Recipe: Pink + Blue Unicorn Smoothie

Recipe: Pink + Blue Unicorn Smoothie
It's easy to fall in love with this Rainbow Unicorn Smoothie - you would never guess it's actually green! Perfect for your kids or anyone who thought green smoothies are lame. The blue colour is best made with blue spirulina powder. The pink colour can be created with raspberries only - to make it pop,...

Recipe: Layered Mango Chia Pudding

Recipe Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding
Mango Chia Pudding is delicious, refreshing and satisfying, full of nutrients and flavour - perfect for breakfast or as a luscious, light dessert. It is layered with chia pudding, coconut milk and mango, creamy and fruity at once. Summer season aka MANGO season is coming up here in Australia, but if you cannot get your...

Recipe: Messy Oatmeal Bowl

Recipe- Messy Oatmeal Bowl
A  B E A U T I F U L  M E S S⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You are what you eat, right? .. so looking at my breakfast, what does that make me? Plenty of different flavours, colours and textures in there - but with a solid base 😊 Looking at your food, what are you? This...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Bacon Bits

Recipe - Coconut Bacon raw vegan
Raw vegan bacon bits. Wait, what? Oh yes. This is a recipe for guilt free bacon but with all the flavour. Salty, smoky and sweet, with a lot of crunch. You could of course buy vegan bacon in stores - but it's really simple and cheap to make yourself, so why not give it a...

Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl - Pineapple Cherry Coconut Chocolate
.. if you like Pina Coladas ..  :) this thick and creamy smoothie bowl is like a little tropical getaway 😍 Stock pineapples chopped and frozen for smoothies, and combine them with sweet, freshly sliced pineapples, coconut milk and bananas to leave you feeling energised and ready to conquer your day.   RECIPE FOR PINEAPPLE COCONUT...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Honey

vegan honey recipe
Sweet, golden deliciousness - not from bees. You'll be pouring it onto everything, as a spread, on ice cream, in smoothie bowls, etc. You may now say, real honey is healthy though. But did you know it takes around 60.000 bees traveling a total of 55k miles or 88.000 km, visiting over 2 million flowers,...

How to make Raw Vegan Milk

How to make raw vegan milk foam
Why raw vegan milk? Ever since I first tried almond milk, the question for me is rather - why NOT? Plant-based milk is incredibly versatile, tastes sensational and is suitable for cold and warm dishes, such as creams, puddings, sauces and soups. You won’t find neither lactose nor cholesterol or traces of hormones and antibiotics...

Yoga How To: One Legged King Pigeon Pose

Yoga How To Do King Pigeon Pose
Eka - One Raja - King Kapota - Pigeon Asana - Posture   There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears • activated core • jaw relaxed 😎 • breath smooth + even • move out of the pose the same way you got into it   In...

10 Minute Yoga Flow : Find Your Balance

Yoga Flow - Finde Dein Gleichgewicht
If you're feeling out of balance, be it emotionally, physically or generally in life / working too much, thinking too much, playing to little, resting too little, then pleeease take 10 minutes, come onto the mat/rug/grass/anywhere flat with me, and recalibrate. This 10 Minute Yoga Flow is for beginners and intermediate yogis and yoginis. Enjoy...

Yoga: How To Do Uttanasana

how to do uttananasa
ut = intense tan = to stretch or extend asana = pose Like all inversions, Uttanasana - Standing Forward Bend - has a calming effect. It lengthens your hamstrings and activates your inner thighs. There are some basics which apply to almost any asana: • shoulders away from ears ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • activated core⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • jaw...

Recipe: vegan Tomato Pesto

Recipe - vegan tomato pesto
Take me back to summer in Italy! This Pesto Rosso with sun-dried tomatoes tastes of warm Tuscan evenings and will fill you up with happiness. It is divine with veggie pasta, as a dip or bruschetta spread. RECIPE FOR VEGAN TOMATO PESTO Ingredients for 4 servings: 1/2 cup olive oil, cold pressed 8 sun dried...

Recipe: Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Recipe for Chocolate Banana Popsicles
You might not have an ice cream maker, maybe not even a blender - but as long as you've got a freezer, there are still frozen treats for you to enjoy! You may have already enjoyed the tried and tested my Kiwi Popsicles, and if you liked those, you will love these Chocolate Banana Popsicles -...

Yoga: Time Your Savasana

How to find Savasana Time
If you practise yoga with video sequences, you may have noticed that Savasana is often skipped or kept very short, and all the relaxation you had created disappears before you can say Namaste. And even if I did stay flat on the mat, I would soon get fidgety and start to worry how much time...

Recipe: White Chocolate Dreams

Recipe Raw vegan White Chocolate Dreams
Oh. My. God. Raw vegan white chocolate, so chewy your teeth will sink right through it - this is it!! You can use only macadamia nuts, or cashew nuts if you prefer one over the other, and choose a sweetener of your liking - the ones light in color work best to keep the chocolate...

Recipe: Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Lemon Curd Ice Cream
Lemon Curd Ice Cream must be the love child of a Zesty Lemon  Tarte and Smooth Vanilla Ice Cream. You can either blend it all together or drop blobs of lemon curd into the semi-frozen ice cream to create bubbles of lemon happiness amidst dreamy vanilla. RECIPE: RAW VEGAN LEMON CURD ICE CREAM   Ingredients:...

Recipe: Hazelnut Pear Flatbread

Recipe Hazelnut Pear Flatbread
This sweet flatbread is such a good treat, for kids and grown ups alike! It is all raw and vegan, made with fruit, nuts and seeds - so yummy and crunchy while being gluten-free. These go really well with any cheese recipe, or also fruit puree for jam and you can also use other nuts...

Recipe: Raw vegan Twix Bars

Recipe Raw vegan Twix Bars
Twix - chewy, with caramel and chocolate on top: if you love Twix bars, you are in luck! This recipe is gluten free, packed with way more nutrients, only natural ingredients and a lot of delicious flavours: a crunchy vanilla cookie base topped with gooey caramel and covered in layers of raw chocolate. Let's get...

Recipe: Pineapple Lassi

Recipe - Pineapple Lassi
How good is Lassi? This popular Indian drink is usually made with regular milk or yogurt, spices and sometimes also fruit - and this recipe is pretty much that, except for using plant based yogurt, making it vegan and raw :) Enjoy! RECIPE: RAW VEGAN PINEAPPLE LASSI   Ingredients for 1 serving: 1/4 pineapple, peeled...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Lemon Curd Mousse

Recipe Raw Vegan Lemon Curd Mousse
Almost everyone knows Mousse Au Chocolat, but Mousse Au Citron, that's something different, especially if it is raw and vegan, yet still fluffy, light and sweet. The perfect, delicious antidote to all the heavy festive foods around! RECIPE: RAW VEGAN LEMON CURD MOUSSE   Ingredients for 2 servings: 400 ml water - 2 3/4 cups...

Recipe: BBQ Paprika Kale Chips

Recipe-BBQ-Paprika-Kale-Chips
Netflix Night is on, and you do not need regular chips for it at all! Kale chips are awesome and BBQ flavoured ones are my favourite! Smoked sweet paprika, saltiness and crunch - yes! This recipe will make 2 trays of crispy BBQ kale chips, you can of course double the ingredients to fill up...

Recipe: Candy Cane Fudge

Recipe raw vegan Candy Cane Fudge
I LOVE fudge! This recipe is so nice and chewy, and the combination of chocolate and mint flavor is just divine. The goji berries remind me a bit of candy cane, hence the name - this doesn't mean that you can only make these babies around Christmas though! They are just as good any other...

Recipe: Raw vegan Onion Bread

This bread is sooooo good. It is excellent for sandwiches or as a pizza base. If dehydrated long enough, it turns into roasted onion crackers - delish with guacamole or beetroot hummus dip! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN ONION BREAD Ingredients for 2 trays: 1 kg yellow or white onion 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup...

Recipe: Raw vegan Chocolate Turtles

Recipe Raw Vegan Chocolate Turtles
When I discovered chocolate turtles in Canada, it was obvious that a raw vegan version of these was absolutely essential to be created - and here we are, with raw vegan chocolate turtles so good you better lock them up in a safe place. Or mail them to me. I will take care of them,...

Recipe: Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Recipe Pineapple Avocado Salsa
This recipe is going to stay on my menu for a while - it is absolutely delicious! The cucumber give it crunch, the salt and lime balance the pineapple's sweetness. Luckily, this recipe only takes 5 minutes to prepare, so just get some lettuce to serve it on, and crackers to munch with the salsa. Enjoy! RECIPE: PINEAPPLE AVOCADO...

Chewy Chocolate Tahini Cups

Crunchy base. Chewy tahini filling. Silky chocolate on top. Yes please! This recipe makes either 10 regular cups or can be spread into a larger pan to make slices. Any leftovers? Make bliss balls and chocolate pralines. Life is good. RECIPE FOR CHEWY TAHINI CHOCOLATE CUPS Ingredients for the base: 1 cup nuts, half almonds half brazil or...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Kimchi

Recipe for raw vegan Kimchi
Kimchi is kind of the Korean version of sauerkraut, and traditionally not vegan or raw - but this version is! Kimchi works well in salads or wraps, with a dip such as hummus and some crackers, or you can just eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar. In Korea, a family's kimchi recipe is...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Pad Thai

Recipe raw vegan Pad Thai
Oh how I love Thailand! And Thai food! All those stalls on the streets with the best freshly made snacks, people selling food to you on trains and buses, the chilled out places on the beach with triangle pillows to lounge on while munching away some more delicacies.... Pad Thai is another one of my favourite...

Recipe: Raw vegan Meringue Cream

Vegan Meringue Cream Recipe
Just divine. With berries and fresh mint or pancakes or ice cream - on a slice of lemon curd tarte. Here's the recipe for that. If you cannot find Irish Moss anywhere, use 1 TBSP psyllium husk and 1 TBSP liquid cold pressed coconut oil. Ingredients for raw vegan meringue: 1/3 cup Irish moss gel...

Red Velvet Cake with White Frosting

This little cake is a great treat and is a perfect birthday cake to bring along - this was personally tested, thoroughly, multiple times. Just to be sure .. You might be concerned about the small size of this cake but do not worry - due to the high content of nuts and coconut, small...

Recipe: Icy Gazpacho Soup

What's better on a hot summer day (of course except for ice cream) than a cool and creamy soup full of flavour? Gazpacho originated in the the southern region of Andalusia in Spain. It is made of raw vegetables and incredibly easy to make - perfect to enjoy al fresco on a hot summer's day with some...

Recipe: Rainbow Cheesecake

Raw vegan cheesecake has been around for a while now, so let's add a little colourful twist to this classic raw vegan dessert! Instead of just making one large cake, I chose to make several smaller ones to create a  4 tier cake - fancy enough for any celebration, easy enough for a regular weekday, at...

Recipe: Very Berry Popsicles

In my house, ice cream is timeless - it works for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all year round. As a kid, I actually begged my mum's friends to buy me ice cream because I loved it so much, and the only holiday photos with a me smiling were the ones where I also had a...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Tzatziki

Raw vegan tsatsiki recipe
When I was a kid, our family spent several summer holidays in Greece, indulging in the beautiful scent of herbs and trees, blue seas with amazing beaches, the white stone buildings with blue doors everywhere, and of course, food! Tzatziki is one of my favourite Greek dishes, refreshing, full of flavour and easy to make. This...

Recipe: Crunchy Energy Bars

When checking the ingredients list of granola power bars, you often discover things in there that aren't really that healthy - heaps of sugar, flavour enhancers, more calories than a regular meal but way less nutrients. Raw vegan power bars on the other hand are mostly made with nuts and therefore contain a lot of...

Beauty: DIY Homemade Coffee Scrub

Body scrubs are so delicious! Coffee is a natural exfoliant and is known to provide antioxidants, increase blood flow and tighten your skin - when applied topically as a scrub. Add some more goodies such as moisturizing coconut oil and essential oils, and you have a body scrub that packs a punch, feels lovely and smells...

Recipe: Tabouleh – Raw Vegan Style

raw vegan tabouleh rohtopia
Originally, Tabbūle is a Levantine Arabic word and means “little spicy".  It is usually made with couscous, but you can also use sprouted quinoa like I do in this recipe. Ingredients for raw vegan Tabouleh: 2 tomatoes 2 stalks of celery 1 cup parsley or mint 1/2 capsicum of any color 1/2 Lebanese cucumber (or 1/3 of a regular...

Recipe: Raw Vegan Beetroot Hummus

Classic (sprouted) Chickpea Hummus is one of my staples, too good not to eat pretty much every week, with veggies or spread on crackers and raw bread or in a wrap. This version though is even better, because: color! And a fine beetroot sweetness complimenting the sesame flavour. Ingredients: 2 beetroots, peeled 2 cups chickpeas,...

Recipe: Nutella Kale Chips

Usually, kale chips are salty, spicy, savoury - for chocolate aficionados like me something that needs to change of course. May I present: sweet Kale Chips. With hazelnuts and chocolate. Because, why wouldn't ya.  Ingredients: 1 bunch kale each 1/2 cup water or less > to get blender going 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup cashews,...

Movie: Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better...

Recipe: Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles

It's hot, everyone wants ice cream, but shops on sell regular brands with artificial ingredients that you don't like? Make these in 5 minutes and enjoy for the rest of summer :) This recipe is too easy, fresh and fruity plus it's got chocolate - how can life get any better than that? All you...

Recipe: How to make Oat Milk

What would you say to people who drink plant based milk? Great idea! Ooooh, which flavour? Mmh, delicious, may I have some? So many possibilities :) This recipe is for oat milk, one of my favourite vegan milk flavours. It is super easy to make, the ingredients are budget-friendly and the milk tastes just sensational,...

Better than a New Year’s resolution

This time it's going to be different - is what we say every New Year's Eve, at the first of the month or beginning of the week. And then it all stays the same after all once again, maybe with a short flicker of change, but overall, same same and we are frustrated for not...

Recipe: Divine Caramel Slices

These raw Caramel Bars are incredibly delicious! No baking required, and perfect for those days when you have only leftovers in your pantry 😃  RECIPE FOR 20 RAW VEGAN CARAMEL SLICES Ingredients - Base: 1 cup oats (105g) 1/4 cup almonds (35g) 1/4 cup Coconut flakes (17g) 3 TBSP coconut palm sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract...

Recipe: Raspberry Beret Kale Chips

Ingredients: 1 cup cashews, soaked 1 cup grated coconut 3/4 cup raspberries 2 TBSP  maple syrup 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 1 pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup of water 1/4 cup raspberries 1 bunch of curly kale, de-stemmed (136g without stems) Preparation: Drain cashews, blend with coconut flakes, raspberries, maple syrup, lemon,...

Freebie: My Top 5 Smoothie Recipes

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Recipe: Raw vegan Mango Cheesecake

When I got invited to a potluck the other day, it was crystal clear what I would bring - Mango Cheesecake with chocolate marbling. It turned out beautifully, and the combination of fine, dark chocolate with sweet mango and tart cheesecake flavours is simply divine!  For the base: 1 cup Almonds, chopped 3/4 cup Dates,...

Beauty: Moisturizing mask for all skin types

Whether your skin is dehydrated from being in a cold climate, or too much time in an air-conditioned environment (offices, buses, planes, etc), or your simply want to pamper yourself with a little DIY home spa mask, avocado is your go-to ingredient. Avocados are a fantastic yet so simple way to revitalizing, nourishing and hydrating your...

Recipe: Chocolate Kale Chips

This recipe is my contribution to Movember - say what? Movember (www.movember.com) is all about mens health in terms of prostate and testicle cancer - and kale is an excellent food to boost your health, reduce chances of disease and also nourish you back to health faster if necessary: Kale contains over 45 antioxidants, the...

Recipe: Warming Chia Pudding

"This pudding is perfect whenever I have sugar cravings - by using stevia, you get some sweetness, yet your blood sugar levels won't spike; while the chia will make you feel full and happy longer, especially when blended with creamy vegan milk - enjoy!" Ingredients: 1 part chia seeds, black or white 5 parts plant...

Yoga Flow: Hips wide open

This yoga practise is all about getting more flexibility in your hips. :: Sitting at your desk a LOT, studying or getting your biz going? Take a quick time out with this 15 minute yoga flow I created - all about hip openers, perfect not only for office cowboys but also to release stored emotional...

Superstars: Carrots

Carrots are awesome - this is what they can do for you: GOOD VISION your body uses the carrots' nutrients to build pigments - essential for clear day and night vision.   CANCER PROTECTION your body uses the carrots' phyto nutrient falcarinol as a protection from cancer, and its beta carotin to produce vitamin A...

Cherry Cheesecake à la Jasna

"This cashew cake is not an everyday meal, but meant for special occasions. I made it on my last day in Croatia, just before a thunder storm, that's why the light is so special." Jasna Janekovic For the base: 90g walnuts, 80g almonds, 80g brazil nuts (just one type of nut would be ok as...

Recipe: After Eight (raw vegan style)

Peppermint Patties, After Eights, Junior Mints – whatever you want to call this white, creamy minty deliciousness surrounded by dark chocolate, it is a sweet party in your mouth! And luckily, you can have those peppermint patties even gluten free, sugar free and vegan – here is how:

How to outsmart supermarkets’ manipulations that influence your shopping choices

70% of all shopping decisions you make are not rational but emotional choices, coming from a gut feeling. Scientific studies have also shown how specific triggers affect you in grocery stores and what customary behaviour patterns you exhibit while shopping. Marketing experts and supermarket strategists obviously take advantage of that as their goal is to…

Movie: Vegucated

Vegucated (USA, 2011) is part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. It "follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks." and was filmed as a guerilla-style documentary to explore the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19qSsUI79Ro YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

How to stay warm in winter

So, it’s been a while since the temperatures started dropping and while it may have been fun at first, the cold now starts to creep into all our cells, making us feel chilly in a way we would be dreaming of during hot summer days. With February upon us, traditionally being the coldest of all…

Christmas Recipe: Gingerbread

Recipe for raw vegan gingerbread
Christmas is getting closer and closer, but you don't feel like stuffing yourself with unhealthy Christmas cookies once again this year? Or maybe you just can't tolerate gingerbread with plain flour? Maybe you want to surprise someone with a healthy goodies pack, and give something homemade? Then this recipe is perfect for you! It's one...

Recipe: Chocolate Drops & Ornaments

Chocolate chips in Cookies and Ice cream are the best - and this is a recipe on how to make your own choc chips! What is so great about these chips is that they are made without white sugar, with only healthy fats, and that they are raw and vegan! You can create drops and chips, or...

Recipe: Chocolate-Gingerbread-Muesli

Oh dear universe this is good stuff! The other day, I really had to go get groceries, my shelves were empty, but I was hungry in the kitchen. Stirred a few things together, added some spices, waited a little, stirred a little, tasted a little .. and was speechless with culinary ecstasy! Unfortunately there is no...

Recipe: Snickers

If you love chocolate, peanuts and caramel, you probably love Snickers - until you check out the ingredients label. So in order to continue truly enjoying this genius crunchy, chewy, sweet concoction, make your own, let your taste buds dance and your body be happy for your smart choice! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN SNICKERS BARS:...

Recipe: Indian Coconut Curry

Recipe by Nelly Reinle-Carayon - Thank you! Ingredients (serves 4)  1 red capsicum 2 tomatoes 1 zucchini 1 carrot 1/2 celeriac 100 g celery 1 large red onion 100 g cauliflower 1 clove of garlic 2 TBSP Nama Shoyu fresh pepper Sauce 1 coconut 1 small tomato 12 sundried tomatoes, soaked in water for 1 hour 50 g fresh ginger 2 tsp curry powder...

Recipe: Blackberry Fig Cheesecake

for 1 cake of 18 cm / 7 inch diameter Ingredients: 1.5 C cashews 1/2 C walnuts 1/2 C almonds 1/2 C pecans or more almonds and walnuts, half and half 20 dried figs 8 dried figs, soaked 2 TBSP lemon juice 1/2 vanilla bean, whole a little fig soaking water 10 blackberries fresh blackberries...

How to make your own natural toothpaste!

Every year, new ads with newer, better, greater toothpastes pop up – but are they really that great? When you look a bit more closely and check out the small print on pretty much any toothpaste, you will read warnings like “Do not swallow” and “Keep out of reach of children” – that’s a bit…

Recipe: Delicious Beet & Avocado Salad

Healthy dishes can be SO delectable! Chances are that this vibrant salad will turn into a staple at your house soon too! Beetroot is in season from September until the beginning of March for the Northern Hemisphere, and from April until December in the Southern Hemisphere. Choose smooth, fairly hard and rather small beets. The...

Recipe: Nutella

If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, Nutella is the perfect match. Unfortunately, its ingredients are not that perfect. Once you look a bit more closely, it's not just a lot of calories in there but also ingredients which you rather not have in your body. Regular Nutella consists mainly of palm oil, white sugar, some...

Can you eat raw quince ?

What is a quince?  This bright yellow fruit (Cydonia oblonga) belongs to the same family as apples and pears. It has its origins in South-West Asia, Turkey and Iran but grows on trees all over the world these days. Quince in tropical countries and Asia is soft and juicy and can easily be eaten raw...

Recipe: Milk Chocolate Almond Joy & Bounty

HOW TO MAKE raw & vegan BOUNTY BARS & ALMOND JOY Makes approximately 14 bars Ingredients coconut filling: 2 cups desiccated coconut flakes / 165g 4 TBSP coconut oil 3-4 TBSP coconut nectar OR agave nectar OR maple syrup OR honey OR xylitol / stevia (dissolve in a little water)* 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped OR 1/2...

How to peel garlic in seconds

Today a quick tip on the fastest way to peel garlic: Wrap your garlic bulb into a kitchen towel and smash it with your fist. Remove garlic cloves and place them into a container. Close the container with a matching lid. Shake the container for 10 seconds. Remove the peeled garlic cloves from the container….

Recipe: raw vegan Mayonnaise

This raw vegan mayonnaise is so incredibly creamy and so authentic in taste, you will never believe it is plant-based and soy free! It only takes a few ingredients, even less minutes and goes tremendously well with wraps, burgers, salads or sandwiches!   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN MAYONNAISE Ingredients for just under 1 cup: 1/2...

Recipe: How to make raw vegan, probiotic almond yogurt

In supermarkets, the only vegan yogurt brands are usually made from soy, often with white sugar, and rather expensive. Wanna make non-dairy, plant-based yogurt yourself for a change, without a yogurt maker? Here is how! Raw Vegan Almond Yogurt Recipe:  Ingredients: 1 cup (220g) almonds, soaked over night 1 1/4 cups (300ml) water 2 probiotic capsules (1...

Recipe: Refreshing Pineapple-Tomato Salad

This salad is very delicious and goes perfectly with warm summer evenings. for 2-3 Ingredients: 2 C lamb's lettuce 4 tomatoes 1/2 small, fresh & ripe pineapple: golden yellow, firm flesh is ideal 1 small red onion juice of one orange 1 TBSP white wine vinegar 1 TBSP honey or agave nectar or 2 dates...

How to make Irish Moss Gel

Recipe Irish Moss
Irish Moss is awesome!  Not only will it make your sauces, smoothies, dressings and puddings creamy and reduce the fat content of your cakes, it is also nutrient rich and has healing powers for your skin and your whole body. Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) is known to soothe and aid gastrointestinal issues and inflammation such as ulcers or...

Recipe: Greek Salad

Ok so we all know the traditional Greek Salad, with Feta dairy cheese - but have you tried a raw and vegan version yet? Here's how: for two as a main or 4 as a side Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber, sliced thickly, cut into halves 2 tomatoes, diced a few black olives - a as whole...

Recipe: Ginger Hummus with sprouted chickpeas

The chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is a leguminous plant of the family Fabaceae. Chickpeas are rich in protein and one of the earliest cultivated vegetables - 7500 years old remains have been found in the Middle East. The benefits of chickpeas: Chickpeas are low in fat and sodium, but rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber. Thus...

Recipe: Protein Bars, crazy easy

Even though fresh foods are better, there are times when it is close to impossible to eat healthy - when traveling, on trains, on planes, on highway stops, and often enough, also at work. For many of us, the solution is to have an “emergency” energy bar in our bag / drawer.  Or 3. But...

How To Make a Green Tea MATCHA Ice Cream Shake

Chances are, green tea is nothing new to you. But have you tried the Matcha variety? It is green tea in powder form and contains caffeine like all green teas. It also contains amino acids - which bind the caffeine and help your body digesting it. Matcha is very rich in anti-oxidants and contains lots of nutrients...

Recipe: Green Quinoa-Curry Salad

Chewy quinoa and crunchy veggies with curry spices - this salad is great to prepare ahead to take to work. At parties, it is always the first one to be gone. Good it’s so easy to double the ingredients! Quinoa has been used for 3000 years. Incas consumed it to increase their stamina. Quinoa is...

Recipe: Sweet Potato Juice

Sweet potatoes are originally from Central America - and in Peru, archaeologists discovered some from a time before the Incas. In the 1500s, when Shakespeare was around, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac and today they are so popular that the US state North Carolina made them their official vegetable in 1995. Sweet potatoes contain...

Recipe: Blissful Aphrodisia Truffles

Did you know that maca has an aphrodisiac effect on some, just like asparagus or chocolate? To intensify the effect, add 1 or 2 tsp of Ashwagandha powder and nutmeg or saffron and cardamon to the blend. Be warned and enjoy :) Ingredients: 3/4 C raw cacao powder 3/4 C cacao nibs ( add more if you...

A Chakra Meditation: Balance your energy

This 20 minute meditation will leave you truly relaxed, balanced and refreshed. There are no prerequisites, required knowledge or skills, this meditation is for everyone. * Chakras are located along your spine and are centres through which your life force energy – also known as prana, chi, qi, ki – flows, giving you balance and…

Movie: Food Inc. Documentary

Filmmaker Robert Kenner shows in his award-winning documentary Food, Inc. what's really going on in the US food industry. The highly mechanized underbelly which the FDA and USDA (the US government's regulatory agencies) consent to keep hidden from the American consumer is being exposed. The food supply in the United States these days is controlled by only...

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Movie: Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary. It chronicles six diabetics from the US who switch to a raw vegan diet - nothing but vegan, organic, uncooked food - in order to reverse disease naturally, without pharmaceutical medication. The challenge for the six is to give up everything but the above,...

✰ Recipe: How to make healthy no-bake chocolate brownies ✰

BROWNIES that are actually good for you?
It doesn’t get much better than that .. hang on.. CHOCOLATE Brownies that are good for you? Yes, that’s indeed better… and… DELICIOUS Chocolate Brownies that are good for you? Oh yeah, now that cannot be topped.. unless it’s nobake. And, yeah! These brownies thick that box as well 🙂
BROWNIES die gut sind für Dich?
Wellness-Brownies quasi? Viel besser geht’s wohl nicht.. ausser… SCHOKO-Brownies die gesund sind? JA, das ist noch besser… und KÖSTLICHE Schoko Brownies die gut für Dich sind? Oh yeah, das lässt sich nicht toppen.. ausser ich muss nicht mal backen.. Und JAAHAA!! diese Brownies sind *ohne Backen
in 5 Minuten essbereit 🙂

Recipe: Healthy Sesame Kale Chips!

Kale Chips are awesome and it is ridiculous how much they cost in stores – around 7 $ for a tiny little bag is just too much!
Making kale chips yourself on the other hand, is very, very affordable and super easy too.
Grünkohl-Chips sind genial und es ist lächerlich wie viel sie in den Läden kosten – rund 7$ (5 Euro) für einen winzig kleinen Beutel sind einfach zu viel!
Kohl-Chips selber machen ist andererseits sehr, sehr günstig und super einfach.

Beetred Liver Detox Elixir & Raw Borscht Soup

The juice presented here is a great detoxifier:   BEETROOT: Supports the liver in regeneration, helps clear fatty deposits from alcohol consumption and is used in prevention of cancer. Beets act anti-inflammatory and as antioxidants, they contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, provitamin A, vitamin C, small amount of B-complex vitamins and sulfur in betanin...

Nelly Reinle-Carayon: Madame Rohköstlich & Rohvolution (Raw food Festival)

Nelly Reinle-Carayon ist vielen ja schon lange ein Begriff. Seit 10 Jahren beschäftigt sie sich mit Rohkost, 2008 kam ihr erstes Buch mit 50 Rezepten heraus, 2010 folgte das zweite, mit Rezepten aus ihrer Heimat Frankreich.
Sie betreibt ein Rohkostcafe, gibt Workshop und veranstaltet eine erfolgreiche Rohkost-Messe.
Wir freuen uns dass sie bei soviel Action auch noch Zeit hatte, sich den Rohtopia Fragen zu stellen 🙂

Recipe: Green Licorice Chai Smoothie

I LOVE Chai Spiced Tea and Licorice. Since Chai at Starbucks is 1. made with sugar syrup 2. only available with soy milk 3. really expensive, I got creative myself :) and the result was de-li-ci-ous! Ps. To learn how to always make a perfect smoothie, read this. Ingredients: 1 cup water 1/2 banana 1...

20 amazing uses for coconut oil!

Have you ever wondered what else this delicious coconut oil that’s been sitting in your kitchen for ages could be good for?
Well, aside being a great addition to your diet, and an excellent replacement for butter, aside the fact that coconut oil can help with all kinds of health issues (such as eczema, hot flushes, lice, cramps & heavy blood flow during menstruation, mononucleosis, flaky skin, acid reflux, energy levels, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, mental clarity, depression, inflammation, candida, asthma, autism, alzheimer, circulation and more), this amazing stuff offers even more!Hast Du Dich schon jemals gefragt, was Du mit diesem köstlichen Kokosöl, das seit Ewigkeiten in Deiner Küche herumsitzt, noch tun könntest?
Nun, abgesehen davon dass Kokosbutter oder Kokosöl eine großartige Ergänzung in Deiner Ernährung und ein ausgezeichneter Ersatz für Butter ist, abgesehen davon, dass Kokosöl bei allen möglichen Gesundheitsproblemen helfen kann (zb Ekzeme, Hitzewallungen, Läuse, Krämpfe und starke Monatsblutungen, Mononukleose, schuppige Haut, Aufstoßen, Energie, Cholesterin, chronische Müdigkeit, geistige Klarheit, Depression, Entzündungen, Candida, Asthma, Autismus, Alzheimer, Kreislauf und mehr), bietet dieser Tausendsassa noch viel mehr!

Sundried Tomato & Chia Crackers

Everything about chia seeds
A very nice, summery cracker recipe - perfect to go with a mediterranean salad with rocket, cherry tomatoes, olive oil and balsamico!   Ingredients:  1 C flax seeds, ground 2 TBSP Chia 1/2 Onion 1/2 C sundried tomatoes, soaked 1/2 C soaking water 60 ml cold pressed olive oil 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 yellow capsicum 1/2...

Strawberry Thickshake by Raw Food Coach Karen Knowler

Yippieh - Strawberries are coming back in season - delicious sweet, red goodness! When eaten fresh, they are rich in vitamin C, manganese, 11% fiber and polyphenol antioxidants, they support eye and skin health and improve blood sugar regulation. Strawberries can also act anti-inflammatory since they contain a combination of phytonutrients - such anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols,...

The best raw vegan Omega 3 and Protein Snack ever: Zucchini-Garlic-Flax-Chia-Hemp-Crackers!

This recipe is amazing! Rich in fiber and fantastic to balance your Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, to load up on protein and amino acids as well as B-vitamins, copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium (see attached nutrition data sheets).Dieses Rezept ist sensationell! Die Cracker schmecken fantastisch und sind reich an Ballaststoffen und super um Deinen Omega-3 und Omega-6-Fettsäuren-Haushalt auszugleichen, sowie pflanzliche Aminosäuren, also Protein, B-Vitamine, Kupfer, Mangan, Phosphor und Magnesium mit Genuss zu Dir zu nehmen (siehe beigefügte Ernährungstabellen).

Why juice instead of blending?

When it comes to the question of juicing vs blending, there are two parties – some are strictly for fresh juices and call smoothies fads, others love nothing more than a creamy smoothie and think little of juicing.
For many, the only difference between smoothies and juices is that a smoothie is creamy and a juice is a thin liquid, but whether there are any advantages or disadvantages in juices or smoothies often seems to be unclear.Beim Thema Saft oder Smoothie spalten sich die Geister – die einen sind strikt für frische Säfte und bezeichnen Smoothies als Modeerscheinung, die anderen lieben nichts mehr als einen cremigen Smoothie und halten wenig von Säften.
Für viele ist der einzige Unterschied zwischen Smoothie und Saft dass ein Smoothie cremig ist und ein Saft dünnflüssig, und ob es sonst noch Vor- oder Nachteile bei Säften bzw Smoothies gibt scheint oft unklar.

How to make Juice without a juicer & My favorite Green Juice Recipe

Have you been holding off drinking delicious juices because you don’t have a juicer? The wait is over, here’s how I make the most lovely green juice easily, without a juicer!Hast Du bisher keine leckeren Säfte getrunken weil Du keinen Entsafter hattest?
Du brauchst nicht länger verzichten, denn es ist supereinfach die schönsten Säfte ohne Saftpresse oder Entsafter zu machen!

Recipe: CashCabbage Spread with crackers

Cash herb spread: Ingredients: · 1 kg sauerkraut · 250 grams Cashews · 1 red pepper · Salt and pepper for seasoning - Claudia likes it spicy and adds cayenne pepper! Preparation: Drain the sauerkraut. Blend cashews with cabbage and peppers. Season to taste. You may also like to add finely chopped onion and / or garlic....

EARTH HOUR – 23 Things to do in the Dark

Since 2007, WWF – the Wold Wildlife Fund, not the World Wrestling Federation 🙂 – has been organizing an event called Earth Hour, every year at the end of March, in order to raise awareness about the importance of climate change. People worldwide are being encouraged to switch of their non-essential lights – yes, also the TV – for one hour.

Storage – which veggies and fruit go in the fridge and which don’t?

Ever wondered why your fruit and veggies do not last too long, go soggy or grow mould etc before you had a chance to enjoy them? Check out this little list, print it out and stick it onto your fridge as a neat reminder!Hast Du Dich schon mal gewundert, warum Dein Obst und Gemüse nicht zu lange hält, matschig oder schimmelig etc wird bevor Du eine Chance hattest es zu genießen?
Schau Dir mal diese Liste an, druck sie Dir aus und kleb sie Dir auf Deinen Kühlschrank als smarte Erinnerung!

Recipe: Raw vegan Cheese Cake + Whipped Cream

A classic recipe for dairy free cheese cake with plant based whipped cream - no milk, no animal products whatsoever, gluten free and without any industrial sugar. Sounds impossible? Here's proof: Recipe for raw vegan Cheese Cake + Whipped Cream Cheesecake Ingredients: Flaxseed (ground) 3 cups cashews (soaked 6-8 hours) ¾ cup lemon juice 1...

Laura de Nooijer, Chocolatier and founder of Lovechock

Today we are interviewing someone who most of you would probably like to have as their best friend.
Why? Because she makes raw chocolates, and she makes them so good that they have been selling successfully for several years.
Heute ist jemand zum Interview da den die meisten von euch wohl gerne als beste Freundin haben würden.
Warum? Sie macht RohSchokolade, und sie macht sie dermaßen gut dass ihre Schokolade seit einigen Jahren sogar ausgesprochen erfolgreich zum Verkauf angeboten wird.

A New Years Vitamin Bomb

Dr. Christine Volm - Silvester Vitaminbombe Rohkost Rezeptr
This recipe is by Christine Volm, from her book 'Rohköstliches - healthy living with raw vegetables and wild plants'. The book contains more information on a diet with raw vegetables and edible wild plants as well as numerous recipes. Recipe (c) Christine Volm, image (c) Ludwig Maximilian   Ingredients: 250 g lentils 1/2 leek Zest and juice...

Which blender is better: Breville, Tribest, Kitchenaid or Vitamix?

Often enough the question arises, which blender should I get, there are so many brands! Does it have to be that expensive or will a cheap one do? What is actually important when purchasing a kitchen blender? And where can I buy a good blender in Germany, where can I get a Vitamix in Austria, where can I buy a Vitamix internationally?
Oft genug kommt die Frage, da gibt es so viele Marken, welcher Mixer ist denn nun der beste? Muss der Mixer denn so ein teurer sein oder kann ich auch einen billigen Mixer verwenden? Worauf kommt es beim Mixerkauf überhaupt an? Und manche wollen auch wissen, wo gibt es den Vitamix in Deutschland, oder wo gibt es den Vitamix in Österreich zu kaufen?

Green tea is SO good for you – 16 benefits of green tea

Green tea has so many benefits that the ones listed below certainly do not cover everything.
But just to get an idea of how powerful these little leaves are, have a quick readGrüner Tee hat so viele Vorteile, dass die nachstehende Liste sicherlich nicht alles abdeckt.
Aber nur um eine Idee zu bekommen, wie mächtig diese kleinen Blätter sind, lies Dir das mal schnell durch:

The joys of probiotics – homemade fermentation – Sauerkraut recipe

There is lots of bacteria in everyoneʼs body, especially in the digestive system.
Good bacteria aids digestion, controls potentially harmful bacteria, reduces inflammation and improves the protective lining of the gut. In jedermanns Körper gibt es vielerlei Bakterien, vor allem im Verdauungssystem.
Gute Bakterien unterstützen die Verdauung, kontrollieren potenziell schädliche Bakterien, reduzieren Entzündungen und verbessern die schützende Auskleidung des Darms.

Which blender should I buy?

What is important when buying a kitchen blender? Looks? Power performance? Does size matter? Was ist wichtig beim Mixerkauf? Aussehen? Leistung? Kommt’s auf die Größe an? Hier findest Du die wichtigsten Punkte die Du beachten sollten bevor Du viel Geld in einen Mixer investierst, egal neu oder gebraucht, egal ob Vitamix, Kitchenaid, Gastroback, Blendtec, Philips, Bosch, Tribest oder wie sie alle heißen mögen.

Movie: Our daily bread

A sneak peak into the world of industrial food production and high-tech agriculture: To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film eyes locations of food production in Europe: Nikolaus Geyrhalter shows monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little room for individuality. People, animals, plants...

My favorite raw food recipe: “RoheLust” Silke – Strawberry Cheesecake

Silke loves, loves, loves this cake – and so does everyone who gets to try and taste it.
She claims it is the best cake she has ever eaten, be it raw or baked. Silke liebt, liebt, liebt diese Torte – und mit ihr jede/r der jemals die Möglichkeit hatte zu kosten, sei es auf einer Party oder bei einem ihrer Workshops.
Sie sagt, es ist der beste Kuchen, den sie je gegessen hat, sei es roh oder gebacken.

Spirulina Coconut Crackers

Crackers with an extra punch of green nutrients and delicious lemon tartness! Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas 1 cup coconut meat 1/4 cup almond flour 1/8 cup flax, ground 8 dates 1/2 cup coconut water 1 tablespoon of spirulina 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 tablespoon hemp seeds Preparation: Blend everything except sesame...

Spirulina Coconut Pie or Pudding

This recipe is good for 2 dishes, either to make pie or just pudding. For the cake you need to prepare a pie crust as well.   RECIPE FOR SPIRULINA PUDDING CREME   Ingredients: Meat of a young coconut 4-6 dates, soaked in coconut water 1 cup soaking water 3 TBSP spirulina 2 TBSP cacao or carob...

Perfect Health Favorite: Orange Avocado Smoothie

Orange Avocado Smoothie
Simon has been into raw foods long enough to know how beautiful simplicity can be. This is his favorite recipe - a creamy yet fresh perfect smoothie! Ingredients: ½ liter of freshly squeezed orange or tangerine juice 1 large avocado Depending on the sweetness of oranges, something stevia, agave nectar or honey as a sweetener....

Raw Interview: Simon Bodzioch, improving people’s lives with the Perfect Health Shop

 When Simon from Gründau near Frankfurt gets something started, he does it right and with full commitment. In his online shop Perfekte Gesundheit ("Perfect Health"), you will find everything that makes a raw foodist's heart beat faster: juicers, blenders, dehydrators, water filters, nuts and dried fruits in raw food quality, nutritional supplements and more. His other website,...

Where to buy a spiralizer

When it comes to spiral slicers, I have only tried the ones I use in the videos – “Joyce Chen” and “Lurch”. If you have the opportunity, visit one of the (raw) food fairs, and see if it might be offered there for less. Otherwise you can also find spiral slicers on Ebay, just ask the…

Recipe: Warm Chocolate Milk

Raw Chef, Speaker and Health Coach Melanie Maria starts her day the sweet way, with a delicious raw yet warm chocolate milk.
RohKöchin, Eventsprecherin und Heilpraktikerin Melanie Maria beginnt ihren Tag am liebsten süß, mit einem köstlichen rohen aber dennoch warmen Kakao.

Melanie Maria Holzheimer, Chief Euphoria Officer at Aphrohdisia

Melanie Maria aka Aphrohdisia: She regularly does workshops, lectures, seminars and demonstrations on raw food preparation, food intolerances, green smoothies, or the causes of cravings and desires all over Germany. She is also fluent in English and can be booked all around Europe. In this interview, she talks about her raw beginnings, how she survives visits to unraw restaurants, raw food during winter, her favourite recipe, her plans and more.Melanie Maria aka Aphrohdisia: Deutschlandweit gibt sie regelmäßig Workshops, Vorträge, Seminare und Demos zur Zubereitung von Rohkost, Nahrungsmittelunverträglichkeiten, Grünen Smoothies oder den Ursachen von Heisshunger und Gelüsten. Hier erzählt sie über ihre Rohkostanfänge, wie sie Restaurantbesuche überlebt, Rohkost im Winter, ihr Lieblingsrezept, ihre Pläne und mehr.

A Green Smoothie Recipe for Beginners

-Beginner Green Smoothie
The beginner green smoothie: the perfect smoothie children and people who have never tried green smoothies. It needs to be sweet and mild, and taste fantastic! Some strong flavoured greens: kale, dandelions, rocket Some mild greens: lettuce, spinach, sunflower sprouts, sorrel Ingredients: 1.5 C water 2 handfuls or 2 Cups mild greens 3 bananas 1/2 Papaya...

Pomegranate Pumpkin cookies

These are autumnal pumpkin cookies, sweet and spicy with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Pomegranate is mixed in for a splash of color. Alternatively, you could also stir in some chocolate chips.. mmmmh! Sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free - but full of flavor, vegan and a great alternative for conscious gourmets approximately 30 cookies Ingredients: 1...

Recipe: Cleansing Detox Smoothie

Every now and then it's good to get a bit of an internal cleaning going on - well, actually, that should be happening on a fairly regular basis! This smoothie is great any time of the year - it has lots of fibre to give your insides a gentle cleansing while the juice of lemon...

Sunny Cali Spread

Sunny Cali Spread: Sunny because of the sunflower seeds, Cali because I associate California with cilantro plus it is one of the epicentres of Raw Foods! Ingredients: 1 1/2 C sunflower seeds, soaked overnight 1 lemon, juiced 4 scallions, chopped 1/3 C water 3 TBSP tahini 1 TBSP nama shoyu 1/2 C cilantro (coriander), chopped...

Chocolate Cherry Mini Pie

Chocolate Cherry Mini Pie Raw vegan creamy chocolate cherry heaven - a little bit like Blackforest Cherry Cake, just without any dairy, white sugar or flour. Makes 6-8 pies Ingredients: Base: 1/2 C almonds, ground 1/2 C coconut flakes 1/4 C dates, chopped or 2 TBSP date paste 1 pinch vanilla 1 pinch salt Filling:...

Black & White Mini Cake

for a cake with 3 layers and a 8 cm diameter ( 3 inch) Ingredients: Cake: 1/2 C almonds, ground 1/4 C hazelnuts, ground 1/4 C coconut flakes, ground 3 TBSP carob or cacao or a mix 1 tsp Mesquite (optional) 1 pinch Vanilla 1 pinch salt 7 dates, de-stoned and soaked 1/4 C soaking...

Real. Bread. Raw Vegan Style. Superyum!

Raw vegan chips and crackers are delicious for sure - but real bread, soft and moist on the inside, with a crust on the outside? That's next level yumminess! This recipe will make 1 loaf / approximately 15 slices Ingredients for one raw bread loaf 250 g zucchini (1.5 pieces) 1 C flax seeds 1...

11 Things you did not know about me

1. I have lived on 4 continents. First I was in Europe, then Australia, then I spent close to one year in Asia, thereafter 3 years in America. In Canada, to be exact. 2. I do not have a car. Though I got my license when I was 18 (even for motorcycles), it was just…

What’s on Rohtopia’s bookshelf?

I LOVE books, whether they are in German or English, and I have always had plenty of recipe books – now they are just raw recipe books instead. ☼ The first book I ever read on health was ☼ In 2002, I stumbled across Shazzie from the UK, she has written a whole bunch of books…

Recipe: Blue Velvet Chocolate Smoothie

This Smoothie is amazing, velvety, chocolatey, sweet! You would never ever guess it is actually a green smoothie in disguise! But once you know how to make a perfect smoothie every single time, it is too easy to sneak in greens in almost any recipe. Ingredients for the blue chocolate smoothie: 1 C water 1.5...

Juice Feasting: My personal experience!

This is what I used to look like, every other week, for several years:   I was on cortisone steroid medication to suppress these skin rashes for which conventional doctors had no explanation.     Then I discovered juice feasting (read more about what that is in my previous post) and lived on fresh juice for…

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…

Easy Sushi Rolls Raw Vegan Style

Raw vegan Sushi Rolls
Those rolls are super simple, yet totally delicious and filling in a refreshing way - fun to make, a delight to enjoy!   Ingredients for raw vegan sushi rolls: 2 Nori sheets 1/2 avocado 1 handful mixed lettuce 1/2 cucumber 1/2 carrot sprouts, your choice - Alfalfa, onion, mung bean, etc herbs, your choice -...

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...

Apricot Blue Ice Dream

Apricots are amongst my favorite fruit, and blended to ice cream this is simply heaven.   Ingredients for this raw vegan ice cream dream: 1 C almond milk 1/2 C cashews, soaked 1 C blueberries 1 apricot, chopped 2 TBSP coconut butter 3 TBSP agave 2 cm ginger 1 pinch of salt How to make...

Recipe: Kickstart your Weekend Smoothie

Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am, and this smoothie is perfect to kick it off on a high note! (also works on a Wednesday) Ingredients for this smoothie: 1 C mixed greens - spinach, rucola, dandelion, etc 1 C mixed berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries 1 C papaya 1 C water...

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...

Garlic, how to open it & its benefits

Garlic belongs to the lily family and is related to the onion. In southern Italy and France it can be found growing wild, otherwise it is often imported from Eastern Europe and China.   The benefits of garlic: Garlic is rich in iron, vitamin C, zinc, fiber and healthy sulfur compounds. Garlic can lower cholesterol...

Recipe: How to make Garlicky Pesto

Ingredients: 2 C basil leaves 2 cloves of garlic 2 TBSP pine nuts salt pepper 1.5 C olive oil, cold pressed 3/4 C walnuts, chopped finely or coarsely ground Instructions: In a food processor or blender, puree everything but the oil and walnuts. Once done, add the oil and blend until the pesto is creamy....

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…

What do you actually eat on a raw vegan diet?

 Since people keep asking me what I usually eat, here is a standard day. What I eat on a raw food diet on a daily basis: After waking: hot water with fresh lemon juice Mid-Morning: Green Smoothie Afternoon: Salad or crackers with dip Later: Fruit if I feel like it My Raw Food Dinner: Soup or again some…

Winter Delight Grape Pudding

This recipe is great during colder months, as the combination of pecans, avocado and dates is very satisfying and filling. Ingredients: 1 handful red grapes, cut in halves 1 pear, diced 4-6 dates, soaked 2 TBSP soaking water 3/4 C pecans, soaked 1 small avocado Preparation: Blend the dates, water, nuts and avocado. Stir in...

Savoury Almond crackers

Ingredients: 1 C white onions, chopped 1 C tomatoes, chopped 1 C almond flour 1 C flax seed, ground 1/2 C olive oil 1/4 C Nama Shoyu 1/4 C parsley 1/4 C coriander 2 cloves of garlic Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Spread onto dehydrator sheets, 0.5-1 cm thick. Cut into desired...

Basic raw vegan bread, gluten free

Ingredients: 2 C nut flour (e.g. the remainders from making almond milk), still moist 1⁄2 C flax seed, ground 1/2 tsp herbal salt 1⁄2 C olive oil1⁄2 C fresh herbs (parsley, chives, basil, coriander, rosemary, thyme, etc)   Preparation: Carefully mix all ingredients and spread onto a dehydrator sheet. Use a blunt knife to cut...

Asparagus Galore Smoothie

Every year, asparagus season is a delight, not only because you get asparagus ... but also because it's SPRINGTIME! Here are 2 smoothie recipes with asparagus - ENJOY!   Green Asparagus Smoothie Recipe Ingredients: 400 ml water 2 bananas 2 mangoes 1 bunch asparagus 1 handful of spinach 10 dates or 3 TBSP agave *...

Basics: Almond milk – Speedversion without soaking

If you do not have time to soak almonds to make almond milk you can also try the following recipe: Makes 1 liter FASTEST RECIPE FOR ALMOND MILK Ingredients: 4 tablespoons almond paste 4 T water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3-4 tablespoons honey or agave or stevia to taste Instructions: Mix all ingredients in blender on high speed mix - done!

Recipe: Creamy Zucchini Soup

creamy zucchini soup raw vegan recipe
Ingredients: for 3-4 3 medium sized zucchinis, washed (peeled of not organic and chopped 3 TBSP pine nuts juice of one lemon 1 TBSP nutritional yeast 1 TBSP Agave or 2-3 soaked dates or stevia (better use just a little at first and adjust after tasting) 400-450 ml water, depending on how creamy you want it 1/2...

The benefits of dates

Dates are drupes (stone fruit) from the area around the Persian Gulf. In ancient times they were brought from Mesopotamia to Egypt and then cultivated there. Later they came via North Africa to Spain – and form there in 1765 to America and California. Dates are rich in fiber and thus support the digestive system….

Broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica Oleacea) origins from the Mediterranean and Asia Minor and came to Italy in the 18th Century. Within the next few centuries, it was introduced to northern Europe. Broccoli is related to both cabbage and cauliflower and used to be called Italian asparagus. In Italian, “Brocco” means arm or branch. Broccoli is a spectacular…

Alfalfa

Alfalfa (Medicago Sativa) belongs to the pea family and is thus a legume. It can be grown around the world and throughout the year, nearly independent of temperature or climate, and it requires only 7 days until it is ready for harvest.  The benefits of Alfalfa: The tiny sprouts are the only plant that contain…

Sweet Almond Marzipan Paste

Marzipan is one of my oldest loves - the soft sweetness of almonds just does it for me! This version though is vegan and without white sugar - even better! Ingredients: 100g almonds, ground 100g Agave or honey 1 TBSP lemon zest optional: 3-4 TBSP pistachios, ground 1/2 tsp rose water Instructions: Mix all ingredients...

Recipe: Thai Coconut Soup – Tom Kah

Ingredients: for 2 1 young Thai coconut, water and jelly 3 tomatoes, chopped 100g fresh spinach 3 champignons or 1 large brown mushroom 1 apple, sweetly sour 50ml Tamari Sauce 1/2 bunch coriander 2.5 cm Ginger, peeled 3 cloves of garlic 1-2 chilis 1 stalk lemon grass * 5 sugar peas sprouts, various Preparation: Blend...

Recipe: Pim’s Choc-Orange-Ice Cream

PIM's Orange-Chocolate Biscuits have always been one of my favourites. That combination of dark chocolate and orange freshness is just genius. This recipe for raw vegan ice cream has exactly those flavours - enjoy. makes approximately 1 liter Ingredients for this chocolate orange ice cream dream: 1 young coconut, liquid and jelly 1 cup macadamia 3...

Blueberry Muesli

A super quick and absolutely delicious breakfast idea for anyone who loves crunchy sunshine granola with juicy blueberries - me! Ingredients: 3 TBSP Chia seeds, soaked for 30 minutes 1-2 TBSP flax seed, soaked over night 3 TBSP raw oats 2 TBSP soaked and dehydrated buckwheaties 1/2 C blueberries (frozen ones are ok too) 1...

Basics: raw vegan Almond Milk

How to make raw vegan milk - Almond Milk web
Ingredients: 1 cup almonds, soaked 3 cups water 1 pinch of salt Instructions: Combine almonds and water in your Vitamix and blend at high speed until the almonds are processed into fine flour. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth (or even a clean nylon stocking). Stored in a refrigerator, almond milk can last up...

Everything about Chia Seeds

Everything about chia seeds
Chia is part of the Mint family (Salvia hispanica), originates from Central America (Mexico) and is one of the super foods of nature - rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 to 6 with a ratio of 3:2, protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Chia seeds are a valuable part of holistic nutrition. Omega 3...

Recipe: Creamy Rich Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite comfort foods. The rich creaminess, and the combination of flavors are super satisfying! This recipes can be enjoyed either gently warmed or properly heated and keeps refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Ingredients: 2 C pumpkin, chopped 1 orange, peeled and chopped 1/4 avocado 1/2 lemon, juice of...

Recipe: Coconut Bliss Balls

Delicious melt-in-your-mouth bliss - add essential oils such as peppermint if you wish. You can also use cacao instead of carob if you prefer pure chocolate flavor. This recipe will make around 26 balls. Ingredients: 1/2 C carob, ground 3 C coconut flakes 3/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup coconut nectar, maple or agave syrup...

Truffle Bliss Balls

makes approximately 42 balls Ingredients: 2 cups almonds, raw (and ideally soaked and dehydrated), finely ground 1/2 C carob, ground 1 C coconut flakes 1 pinch salt 200ml agave sirup 4cl olive oil 1 pinch salt Coconut flakes to roll the  balls in. Instructions: Mix almonds, carob, coconut flakes and salt in a mixing bowl. Roll into...

Cinnamon Star Balls

I have always loved loved loved cinnamon star cookies - their sticky sweetness is just too addictive. But did they make me feel good? No! That's why I have a raw vegan version for you today: makes around 42 Ingredients: 2 cups almonds, raw (and ideally soaked and dehydrated), finely ground 4 TBSP cinnamon 1...

Recipe: Quick Zucchini Hummus

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup tahini, unhulled 3 zucchini, peeled, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1/4 cup olive oil 1 fresh lemon, juiced 2 ts sea salt 1 pinch ground cumin, or to taste ground sweet capsicum for decoration PREPARATION: Combine all in a high speed blender until thick and smooth. Decorate with sweet capsicum powder and...

Recipe: Golden Turmeric Tiger Milk

Tigermilk is a spicy sweet, delicious dairy free alternative to drinks with milk. This recipe is made with pine nuts which you could substitute with soaked cashews (simply place in water for 2 hours to up to overnight, rinse, use).   RECIPE FOR TIGER MILK   Ingredients: 500ml water 100g pine nuts 1 TBSP coconut oil 1...

Recipe for Raw Vegan Mousse Au Chocolat!

RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE   Ingredients: 1 avocado, pitted and peeled 6 dates, pitted 3 TBSP cacao 50ml nut milk or water optional: 1/4 vanilla bean 1 pinch of sea salt Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender, add water little by little until the consistency is creamy. Either enjoy straight away or -...

Recipe: Easy vegan Guacamole

Guacamole makes pretty much any meal better, and yes by that I am including breakfast! Well, at least a savoury one... Enjoy! Ingredients: 3 avocados, pitted and peeled 1 bunch of coriander, chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped into cubes 1 lemon, juiced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 8 cl olive oil 1 proper pinch of sea salt (or to taste)...

Avocado-Fennel Boats

Ingredients: 1 whole fennel 1/2 avocado Alfalfa sprouts, or any other sprout that is available to you pepper mustard Instructions: you have 2 options 1. Chop the fennel and mix it with the sprouts. Using a fork, stir avocado, mustard and pepper and spread the combination over the salad. 2. Spread the avo-mustard-pepper-mix over several...

Recipe: Sweet Poppyseed Cake

This cake is deliciously good, and it is unbelievable that it is even raw and vegan, without any of the nasties a regular cake would contain - enjoy! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN POPPY SEED CAKE   Ingredients: 1 C walnuts or pecans, ground 1/2 C poppy seeds, ground 3-4 carrots or 1 C pulp from...

Recipe: Chocolate Chia Super Pudding

Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
Chia seeds are a wonderful source of Omega 3 fatty acids. If you mix them with liquid, they will soak it up and become gelatinous like flax or tapioca, just without having to be cooked! This recipe yields 2 portions. Or one generous portion. But, sharing is caring :)   RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING  ...

Recipe: Spaghetti Napolitana for 2

Raw vegan pasta with tomato sauce
Who doesn't love pasta? This pasta recipe is soo easy and delicious,  completely awesome whether you are on a gluten free diet, or low carb diet, or simply love the lightness of raw vegan foods! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE SPAGHETTI NAPOLITANA   Ingredients for the Pasta Sauce: 8 cherry tomatoes 4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked 3 garlic cloves...

Blueberries

Blueberries are rich in vitamin C which can help the formation of collagen and maintaining healthy capillaries and also promotes iron absorption. They are high in fibre which helps digestion, control of cholesterol and also keeps the heart healthy. In addition, they are a great source of manganese which is important for bone development and…

Avocado

An oval, green to black-skinned fruit roughly the size and shape of a pear. Avocados contain hard, green flesh around a single stone.   Avocados will ripen when left at room temperature and are ready to eat when they yield slightly to gentle pressure. The flesh will then have a buttery texture with a slightly nutty…

Apples

Originating in West Asia, there are over 7500 known cultivares; Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Fuji, MacIntosh, Breaburn, Gala are among the most common ones. Research has shown that apples can reduce the risk of colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer; they can help with weight loss, heart disease and cholesterol issues. They…