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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...

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: 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...

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 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: 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: 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: 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,...

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: 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,...

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,...

Recipe: The best egg rolls ever! (without dairy, egg free, soy free, gluten free – yes raw vegan!)

"Vegan EggSalad Rolls - tastes crazily similar to real eggs, but makes you feel way better than a cholesterol-mayo-bomb! If you love egg salad, rolled egg or curried egg, but you cannot digest eggs or do not want to eat them, this is your recipe! Whether you want to enjoy crackers with egg spread, or you're fancying...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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...

How to make Irish Moss Gel

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: 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...

How to: make natural bug spray and mosquito repellant & what helps with itchy insect bites

HOW TO MAKE NATURAL BUG SPRAY AND MOSQUITO REPELLANT & WHAT HELPS WITH ITCHY INSECT BITES
YIPPIIIIIIEH!!! Winter is gone - at least according to the calendar - Spring is here! Longer days, more sunshine, temperatures rising, flowers blooming and.. insects buzzing! Sure, I will always let bees do their job - but mosquitos (family: culicidae) and bugs are likely to turn me into a serial killer! My blood must be the...

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...

THIS ONE IS ALL ABOUT YOU!

My biggest aim is to support YOU in living the best life possible, in feeling the best and better than you can imagine.
Therefore YOUR opinion, YOUR interests, YOUR preferences matter to me most.
Here is YOUR CHANCE to share what is important to you and HELP ME SUPPORT YOU BETTER.
THANK YOU! Mein größtes Ziel ist es, DICH dabei zu unterstützen das bestmögliche Leben zu leben, Dich bestmöglichst und noch besser als Du es Dir vorstellen kannst zu fühlen.

Darum sind mir DEINE Interessen, DEINE Meinung, DEINE Präferenzen am wichtigsten.

Hier ist DEINE CHANCE mir mitzuteilen was DIR wichtig ist, und dadurch MIR ZU HELFEN DICH BESSER ZU UNTERSTÜTZEN.
VIELEN DANK!

✰ 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 🙂

20 amazing uses for coconut oil!

twenty-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!

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!

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!

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...

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,...

Petrus Faller, Booja-Booja Ice Cream Magician and Fashion Designer

48 year old Peter Faller from Freiburg, Germany has been managing director of Booja-Booja since 2004. Booja-Booja is a British gourmet company whose vegan and mostly raw ice cream desserts and wonderful organic vegan chocolate truffles (of which two varieties are raw vegan!) have received 45 awards in the past 11 years. Natural products and simple,…

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.

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...

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:...

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…

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 *...

Recipe: Creamy Zucchini Soup

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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: 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...

Truffle Bliss Balls

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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: 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...

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…