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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 different plant mylks with coffee  and other ingredients. Wait, does this mean, coffee is healthy? So now that there is a coffee recipe on here, does this mean, coffee is healthy? Well ... dosis sola facit venenum. Despite it containing antioxidants and other protective compounds, potentially reducing the risk of several diseases while boosting concentration and memory when enjoyed in small doses (50-300mg), coffee is still an addictive stimulant. Any...

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 tsp vanilla essence How to make orange sorbet: Slice oranges in half and spoon the flesh into a freezer safe container. Peel the bananas, chop and add to the oranges. Place the orange shells and the container with the bananas and oranges in the freezer, and let them freeze for at least 1 hour. Once frozen, get the orange flesh and bananas out and into your food processor or blender....

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 with this recipe, you can easily just chill the blended ingredients in your freezer and stir through every few hours. RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN EARL GREY ICE CREAM   Ingredients for 4 servings: 400 ml coconut milk * 4 bags or 4 tsp loose Earl Grey tea 1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked 1/2 cup liquid sweetener * 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp extract 1 TBSP...

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, add a bit of pink pitaya or beetroot powder. You can get these natural food colourings at organic stores or online.   RECIPE: PINK + BLUE UNICORN SMOOTHIE Ingredients for 2 cups:  4 frozen bananas 1.5 cups coconut water 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup spinach, loosely packed 1 TBSP blue spirulina powder 1 TBSP beetroot or pink pitaya powder optional: 2 TBSP raw vegan protein powder garnish:...

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 can be prepared the night before, and taken to work in a jar - super simple, very delicious and filling, giving you energy for hours. Switch it up with different fruits, any berries, nuts and seed butter, endless possibilities!   RECIPE FOR AN EASY OATMEAL BOWL Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup water or plant based milk 1 tsp raisins 1 tsp pepitas 1 TBSP peanut butter 1 TBSP...

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 go and make endless amounts of delicious, crispy, cruelty free raw vegan bacon! And then, possibilities with this are pretty much endless, from BLT sandwiches and wraps to add/ons for salads, soups, pasta and pizza, plus have you ever tried bacon and chocolate?   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN BACON Ingredients: 2 cups  coconut flakes * (100g or 3.5 oz) 2 TBSP coconut aminos, tamari (gluten free) or nama shoyu sauce...

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 SMOOTHIE BOWL Ingredients for 1 smoothie bowl: 1/2 pineapple, peeled + chopped * 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1 banana, frozen 1 dash of water or plant milk   * around 2 cups, pineapple can be fresh or frozen   Toppings: fresh cherries chia seeds granola cacao nibs shredded coconut How to make this smoothie bowl: Slice a pineapple lengthwise into two pieces. Cut approximately 1 cm around the inside of...

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, to collect enough nectar for just half a kilo or 1 pound of honey? And did you know that most commercial honey is actually highly processed, might even contain additives such as corn syrup, and is not really beneficial anymore at all?  Well, this spread actually contains spices which are anti-inflammatory, just like raw, unprocessed honey. They can also assist with digestion, bloating, reduce stress and improve brain function. And...

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 in plant milk. Instead, it offers an abundance of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, including digestion-supporting enzymes, bio-available proteins and calcium. Talking of calcium - according to studies, cow milk does not actually strengthen your bones, but instead even reduces your bone density, and countries with the highest consumption of animal dairy products also sport the highest numbers of osteoporosis! Unlike animal-derived dairy products, plant milk (with the exception of...

Recipe: Raw vegan chocolate with cacao paste

recipe for raw vegan chocolate with cacao paste liqueur
Is there a season fo chocolate? Of course, autumn, winter, spring and summer. Is there a perfect time for chocolate? Yes - now! This recipe is for raw vegan chocolate with cacao paste, also known as cacao liqueur. Cacao paste is the purest form of chocolate. It is made from peeled and ground cacao beans, and if you are after 100% chocolate, this is exactly it. Otherwise, add a bit of liquid sweetener of choice, plus some cacao butter or coconut oil. Cacao butter will make the chocolate harder and allows it to stay solid at warmer temperatures, coconut oil softens the chocolate but will also let it melt at room temperature - it's best stored in the fridge. You can also add some sea...

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 tomatoes 5 black olives, depitted 1 clove of garlic 3 TBSP almonds or pine nuts 2 TBSP basil optional: 2 TBSP nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp sea salt How to make vegan tomato pesto: Peel garlic, chop tomatoes. Place in a blender or food processor together with the olive oil, almonds, basil, nutritional yeast and oil. Pulse blend until only slightly chunky, or as smooth as you like. Season with sea...

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 - raw ice cream desserts are sweet treats without the guilt since you can avoid all the useless ingredients found in store-bought ice cream.   RECIPE FOR CHOCOLATE BANANA POPSICLES Ingredients for 4 popsicles: 2 large or 4 small, ripe bananas 1 C raw chocolate 1 TBSP coconut oil 4 wooden popsicles skewers 1/2 C mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, etc) How to make the popsicles: Peel bananas, cut large...

Recipe: Avocado Dill Smoothie

Recipe - Avocado Dill Lime Green Smoothie raw vegan paleo
This smoothie was one of the biggest surprises in my smoothie making history 😄 Never would I have thought that avocado, dill and lime go so well together and taste incredibly creamy + refreshing. Have you ever had avocado in a smoothie before? Ingredients for 2: 1 cup of liquid * 1 avocado 1 cucumber 1/2 bunch of dill 1 lime, juiced sweetener of choice *, to taste How to make this smoothie: Remove the skin and stone from the avocado. Roughly chop the cucumber and dill. Squeeze all the lime juice into a blender container. Add all other ingredients except stevia. Blend on low then high speed until creamy. Sweeten to taste with stevia or another sweetener of choice. Enjoy!   Ps. To learn how...

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 nice and white. RECIPE: WHITE CHOCOLATE DREAMS Ingredients for 1 large bar or 30 pieces of white chocolate: 1 cup cacao butter, melted over hot water 1/2 cup light nut butter * 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP liquid sweetener ** 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only 1 pinch of sea salt optional: slivered almonds, dried berries, essential oils   * Nut butter: macadamia or cashew butter are best - they can be...

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: 1 cup raw vegan lemon curd - RECIPE 1/2 cup water or coconut water 1.5 cups soaked cashews * 1 vanilla bean 1/2 cup liquid sweetener - coconut nectar, honey, maple syrup or agave 1 pinch sea salt   * soak cashews overnight, rinse + store in the freezer to have some ready anytime How to make the ice cream: Place all ingredients except lemon curd into a blender and process...

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 and fruit, such as apples, mixed berries and almonds or brazil nuts! RECIPE: HAZELNUT PEAR FLATBREAD Ingredients for 2-3 trays: 2 large pears, cored (400g) 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup buckinis 2 TBSP flax seed 2 TBSP liquid sweetener - date paste, maple syrup, rice syrup, agave, coconut nectar 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp sea salt How to make this recipe: Coarsely grind hazelnuts, buckinis and flax seed in your...

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 down to it! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN TWIX BARS Ingredients for 10 raw vegan Twix bars: The base: 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup buckinis 2 TBSP coconut sugar 1 soft medjool date, depitted * 1 TBSP coconut oil 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only 1 pinch sea salt * soak for 10 minutes to soften if necessary, squeeze out excess water before using The caramel layer: 5 pitted dates, soaked...

Recipe: Zesty Lemon Coconut Protein Balls

Recipe: Zesty Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
Have you ever gone to the gym only to afterwards treat yourself with some indulgence that was absolutely not good for you? It is a strange phenomenon how we see things as treats which are really only junk food - so why not choose real treats, that are delicious and also treat us well? These Lemon Balls are one of the treats that I just love love love. Honestly these little bliss bombs are amazing! All natural ingredients, full of nutrients, and the taste is Oh! So! Good! Plus it only takes minutes to make them from a few simple ingredients, and they keep for weeks, or rather, they are always gone before being anywhere near expiration. The added raw vegan protein will give you...

Recipe: No Bake Vegan Yogurt Cake with Berries

Rezept vegane Rohkost Joghurttorte
This cake is SO easy to make! I was 12 when I first made it, back then with regular dairy, sugar and gelatine. The other day I thought of the recipe again, and with a few twists, turned it into a vegan yogurt cake, without the sugar or milk, and with Irish moss instead of the gelatine. Definitely try this one!! Recipe: No Bake Vegan Yogurt Cake with Berries Ingredients for the base: 1 cup almonds, ground 1/2 cup buckinis or coconut flakes 4 - 5 soft dates, pitted 1/4 tsp sea salt   Ingredients for the filling: 400 g coconut yogurt 1/2 cup Irish moss paste 1/4 cup liquid sweetener - agave, xylitol, maple syrup, coconut nectar, rice syrup juice of 1 lemon 1/2...

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 and chopped 1/2 cup coconut yogurt or almond yogurt (100g) 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice 1 tsp coconut flakes How to make this recipe: Blend all ingredients to a smooth mixture - done! A pinch of cardamom or cinnamon tastes divine with this recipe as well. You can also use half a mango instead of the pineapple. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120...

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 1/2 cup irish moss gel 2 TBSP liquid sweetener - apple syrup, agave nectar, coconut syrup, rice syrup, maple syrup or honey (which is not vegan but considered raw) juice of 1 lemon 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only 2 tsp tahini 1 pinch sea salt * no Irish moss available? Use 4 TBSP psyllium husk Preparation: Blend everything in your blender until creamy. The consistency might...

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 your dehydrator - or make several flavours of kale chips, such as these Spicy Kale Chips, some Kool Chips to balance that spice, some Sesame Kale Chips or even sweet chips like Nutella Kale Chips, Raspberry Cream Kale Chips, Coco-Lemon-Ginger Chips or Chocolate Kale Chippies. Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale 1 cup of cashews, soaked 1/2 bell pepper, red or yellow 1/2 onion 2 cloves of garlic 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 3 TBSP apple...

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 flax seeds or 1/2 cup psyllium husk 5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 4 TBSP coconut aminos / nama shoyu / tamari / soy sauce (to taste) optional: 2 TBSP sweetener, e.g. maple syrup, yacon syrup, agave syrup or a few drops of stevia Preparation: Peel onions, chop in half and slice with a knife or chop roughly and slice in a food processor with S-blade. If using a food...

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, no worries :)   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE TURTLES Ingredients for 10 raw vegan chocolate turtles: 25 pecans Caramel: 4 dates, soaked for 5 minutes in warm water 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only 1.5 TBSP almond butter 1 TBSP cold pressed coconut oil, melted 1 pinch sea salt Chocolate: 6 TBSP cold pressed coconut oil, melted 4 TBSP raw cacao powder 2 TBSP liquid sweetener of choice *   * suitable...

Recipe: Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
Reese's must be one of the most indulgent peanut butter chocolate treats ever, and even more so as an ice cream. Naturally, I would want to have it, a lot of it - while still feeling good though. I therefore came up with a raw vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream and it tastes amazing!! If you aren't a fan of peanuts or maybe have an allergy, feel free to swap the peanut butter for another nut butter of choice - almond with a dash of cinnamon will also be absolutely delicious! RECIPE: REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM   Ingredients: 1 cup mashed banana (around 2 bananas) 1/2 cup natural peanut butter * 1 pinch of sea salt   5 TBSP coconut oil 4...

Recipe: Raw vegan Cherry Ripe Bars

Recipe for Raw vegan Cherry Ripe Bars
Cherry Ripes are one of the most popular candy bars in Australia, but with regular ingredients being mostly sugar plus some flavour, colour dairy and gelatine, I was curious to come up with a different version. And oh, does it taste good! Introducing - the Cheery Ripe! Ingredients: 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup cashew or almond flour or pulp from making nut milk 1 cup pitted cherries sweetener: 4 dates, depitted - or 3 TBSP coconut syrup / xylitol / maple syrup / rice syrup - or stevia, to taste 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 1 TBSP coconut oil 1 pinch sea salt   Chocolate to dip: 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 3 TBSP coconut syrup / maple syrup / rice syrup How to make raw...

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 cashew 5 medjool dates, depitted 1 pinch of sea salt Preparation of the base: Coarsely grind nuts in your blender or food processor. Add salt and pitted dates, keep blending until mix sticks together. Shape into flat disks and place into muffin cups. Ingredients for the filling: 1/2 cup tahini, hulled 3 TBSP liquid sweetener - coconut nectar, rice syrup (not raw), honey (not vegan), maple syrup (strong flavor, not raw),...

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 a well hidden treasure - therefore there are hundreds of varieties, depending on the main vegetable ingredient, the season and the region. Another factor for the final product is also the fermentation process: temperature and length of fermentation will have an effect on how your Kimchi will taste like. Fermented foods such as this raw vegan kimchi are a great addition to your diet as they support your digestion with their...

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 Thai recipes next to Green Papaya Salad, and this is a raw vegan version of it. RECIPE: RAW VEGAN PAD THAI Ingredients for raw vegan Pad Thai: 1 bag kelp noodles (340g) or 1 large zucchini, spiralized 2 tsp sesame oil 1 medium carrot, shredded 1 small zucchini, chopped 1/4 red cabbage (or stir fry veggie mix), finely sliced 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped 2 TBSP fresh cilantro 1 TBSP cashews, chopped 1 tsp...

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 1 cup coconut water * 1 cup coconut meat from a young coconut * 4 TBSP liquid sweetener 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only 1/2 lemon, juice 1 pinch of sea salt 2 TBSP coconut oil * you can also use 1 can of full fat coconut cream instead of the young coconut + coconut water. Just make sure to scoop out the creamy part and skip the watery coconut liquid...

Recipe: Zesty Lemon Curd Pie “Tarte Au Citron”

Yes, yes, YES! When life gives you lemons .. make lemonade, lemon cake, lemon sorbet, lemon CURD! Lemons are like a ray of sunshine on your taste buds, they help your body's alkalinity, contain fiber and vitamins, and are a fine ingredient in countless sweet and savory recipes. An even better name for this recipe might actually be Medicine Cake. It contains so many anti-inflammatory ingredients such as the lemons as well as Irish moss, coconut, turmeric and honey - so next time someone's sick, make them this cake! Lemon curd is a dessert spread similar to jam, yet quicker to make, and will delight you as a breakfast spread, on cake, as a filling for pancakes, swirled into yogurt or turned into ice cream. The...

Recipe: Crisp Chia Chips

Crunchy Chia Chips with Hummus raw vegan
If you already love raw vegan chips and crackers made with kale or flax, you will love these light and crispy chia chips. Chia seeds are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and quite neutral in flavor - perfect to create all kinds of variations, depending on your culinary preferences. The sundried tomatoes and garlic give this recipe an Italian feel, you can also mix in more herbs such as basil, oregano rosemary and thyme. Pictured chia chips were served with ginger hummus, one of many dips that goes well with this delicious little snack.   Recipe for Crispy Chia Chips  Ingredients for 3 trays: 1.5 cups chia seeds, soaked in 2 cups water for up to 1 hour 1 cup mixed chopped vegetables or veggie...

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 portions will already be satisfyingly filling. You would though not he the first one to help yourself to seconds. Or thirds :-) If you are sensitive to cacao, use carob instead - you can also change the frosting to a dark frosting by swapping the lemon juice for carob or cacao.   Recipe for raw vegan Red Velvet Cake Ingredients for the cake: 1 C brazil nuts, ground 1.5 C coconut...

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 fresh raw bread. Ingredients for 4 servings: 6 plum tomatoes, cored + chopped 1 cucumber, chopped 1 red capsicum, de-seeded + chopped 1 stalk of celery, chopped 2 spring onions or 1/4 small red onion, peeled + chopped 1 - 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 1/2 lime, juiced 1 TBSP maple syrup or other liquid sweetener 1 TBSP cold pressed olive oil Sea salt and black pepper to taste  ...

Recipe: Grasshopper Bars aka Chocolate Mint Slices

Peppermint Slices with Chocolate Frosting on top .. like After Eight turned into a creamy, fluffy cloud of sweet, minty deliciousness melting in your mouth. It's best to store the slices in your freezer and let them thaw for a few minutes before serving. RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN MINT SLICES Ingredients for the base: 1/2 C almonds 4 TBSP raw cacao powder 1 TBSP coconut oil 3 medjool dates, pitted + roughly chopped 1 TBSP cacao nibs or more cacao powder 1 pinch of sea salt How to make the base: Roughly process the almonds with the cacao powder and salt in your blender or food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the dough is just starting to stick together. Press into a...

Recipe: Buddha Bowl with raw vegan Satay sauce

Buddha Bowl with Satay Sauce
Have you ever been to Bali? If so, you maybe fell in love with Satay just like I did. This creamy, spicy, sweet and savoury peanut sauce is so delicious that I'd lick my plate clean every single time. This recipe is a raw vegan version of the classic Satay sauce. It is soy-free and keeps for up 2 weeks if stored refrigerated. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup nuts - cashews or natural peanuts 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup almond butter or natural peanut butter 2 TBSP coconut amino acids or tamari sauce 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar 2 cm fresh ginger, grated 1 clove of garlic, peeled 1 pinch of sea salt optional: fresh or dried chili if you like it spicy How to make the...

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 huge bowl of ice cream in front of me. These popsicles are nothing like the ones you'd find at the shops though. They are free of white sugar, food color or additives and therefore actually good for you! Ingredients for 2 popsicles: 1/2 cup Oat milk 1 cup Mixed berries Liquid Sweetener to taste   How to make the popsicles: Blend all ingredients and pour into popsicle containers or cups and...

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 is one of many raw vegan milk recipes you can create. It is a raw version of the traditional dish, with plant based yogurt - you can find a recipe HERE. Ingredients for raw vegan Tzatziki: 1 C raw yogurt OR 1 zucchini, peeled + diced 1/2 cucumber 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 TBSP cold pressed olive oil sea salt black pepper . If using zucchini: 1 lemon,...

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 fat. The usual suspects are almonds, cashews and walnuts - not a lot of variety really. This recipe on the other hand is made without sugar or nuts and incredibly versatile. You can pimp the basic recipe shown below to your heart's desire, be it with chopped dried fruit, sesame, chia, cacao nibs or spices and superfoods such as cinnamon, cacao, matcha or acai. The bars are awesome to bring...

Recipe: Apple Crumble with Vanilla Sauce

Coming from Vienna, Apple Strudel was omni present in my upbringing. This recipe is similar, yet way faster and easier to make than a classic strudel. All you need is a base (and you can even skip that if you wish - simply place the filling in bowls and cover with the crumble), the filling and the crumble. Plus there is need to bake or refrigerate for hours before diving in! The vanilla sauce is what apple strudel would be served with in Austria; sometimes you will also get it with whipped cream (recipe HERE) or ice cream - such as raspberry coconut ice cream! Ingredients for the base: 1/2 C almonds or cashew nuts 1/2 C buckinis or coconut flakes 2 TBSP honey or other liquid sweetener...

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 cucumber) 1/2 red onion, peeled 1/2 jalapeno chili / to taste 1 clove of garlic 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 TBSP olive oil OR hemp oil OR flax seed oil 1/2 TBSP liquid sweetener (agave, coconut, maple or honey) 1 generous pinch of sea salt   1 C quinoa, soaked + sprouted * OR 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped to rice size crumbs   How to make raw vegan Tabouleh: Dice all the...

Recipe: Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Butter Pie

makes 2 pies of 13 cm (5 inch) diameter or 1 tarte of 20 cm (8 inch) diameter   Ingredients for the base: 1/2 C almonds 4 TBSP raw cacao 1 TBSP cold pressed coconut oil 2 TBSP date paste or 3 medjool dates, depitted 1 TBSP cacao nibs or more raw cacao 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 1 pinch of sea salt How to make the base: 1. Process the almonds in a food processor or blender until coarsely ground. It’s ok if bits of almonds aren't broken down, this will add extra crunch and texture. 2. Add the cacao, date paste and salt and process to combine lightly, then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse several times until incorporated and slightly sticky. 3. Line your tart pans with baking paper and...

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, soaked + sprouted / or soaked + cooked / or canned 1 lemon, juice of 3 cloves of garlic 3 TBSP cold pressed olive oil 2 TBSP tahini 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp black pepper / to taste 1/4 tsp sea salt / to taste How to make raw beetroot hummus: Roughly chop the beetroot and puree in a high speed blender or food processor. Peel garlic, and add it together...

Recipe: Buckwheat-Sesame Bread

For me, good bread is made with only a few natural ingredients, soft yet firm on the inside, with a crunchy shell. To find a bread like this can be quite a challenge, especially if you want it to be gluten free and ideally even RAW.  With this recipe for gluten free bread, you will never have to be without delicious, soft bread surrounded by a crisp crust.    RECIPE FOR 1 LOAF OF BREAD Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat, sprouted + dehydrated 1/2 cup flax seeds 1/4 cup psyllium husk 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 pinch of cumin * 1 zucchini 1 date or 1/2 TBSP agave nectar 1/2 lemon, juice 1/2 cup of water 1 TBSP sesame seeds for decoration Preparation: In your blender, blend buckwheat,...

Recipe: PIM’s Balls (Orange Chocolate Almond Balls)

If you like the combination of orange and chocolate flavour and are into healthy treats that not only taste delicious but are good for you too, then you will LOVE these babies. Fudgy, chocolatey with orange zest. Yum. Easy to make, and even easier to devour :)  Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1 orange, zest 1-2 tsp orange juice 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 pinch of sea salt  How to make these orange chocolate bliss balls: Add all ingredients except for the orange rind to a processor and process for 1 minute or so until completely combined, sticky and chopped. It should almost form a large ball in the processor due the stickiness  If it doesn't seem sticky,...

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 need is kiwi fruit, chocolate and wooden popsicle sticks. How to make the popsicles: Peel kiwi fruit and cut it into 1 cm thick slices. Gently stick onto popsicle sticks and freeze. In the mean time, melt the chocolate or make a fresh batch - HERE is how. As soon as the liquid chocolate is ready, get the kiwi out of your freezer and dip it into the chocolate. Return to...

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, nice and creamy with a hint of sweetness. You can store oat milk refrigerated for up to 3-4 days and use it pure, in muesli or as a milk substitute for coffee, cooking and baking. RECIPE FOR OAT MILK  Ingredients for oat milk: 1 cup oats * 3 cups water 1 pinch sea salt * Oats are already very low in gluten, but you can also get them gluten free. How...

Recipe: Key Lime Pie Smoothie

"This smoothie is chock-full with micro nutrients and chlorophyll from leafy greens, healthy fats from avocado and vitamin C from lime. It is low in sugar if you choose to use stevia, and will keep you energized and happy for hours with it’s blended creaminess." Ingredients: 1 Avocado 1 cup leafy greens - spinach (mild) or kale (a bit stronger in flavor) 1-2 limes, depending on juiciness 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 tsp extract 2-3 cups coconut water / water / light coconut milk / almond milk 3-4 pitted dates or sweetener of choice: Stevia/Xylotol 1 cup of ice (optional) Preparation: Cut avocado in half, remove pit. Scoop avocado meat into your blender. Place lime on your work bench, roll it with a bit of...

Recipe: Cardamom Vanilla Pudding with Chia

You may have seen chia seeds in the supermarket already - they are available in black and white, and some call them little dinosaur eggs because they kinda look like that. The truth couldn't be further though - chia seeds derive from the chia plant and are rich in omega 3 amino acids - perfect if you are eating vegetarian or vegan. Chia seeds are also incredibly helpful when preparing plant based cremes, custards or puddings ( -  they absorb liquids just like flax seeds and turn everything into jelly. This is also the reason why recipes with chia seeds will keep you full longer, and this is why I love chia puddings and everything chia!   This cardamom vanilla pudding tastes sensational, but you can...

Recipe: Banana Pancakes with Ice Cream + Chocolate Sauce

Gluten free pancakes, dairy free, without eggs, vegan and even rawlicious? Yup, totally possible, with a focus on LICIOUS - DELICIOUS! If you too aren't a fan of bananas, use some that are still light yellow, and not too ripe (the riper, the stronger the taste), and add more cinnamon to it. And regarding the raw vegan ice cream, cinnamon also works really well in there, or 2 TBSP of raw cacao powder, or frozen strawberries - pink ice cream is pretty and tastes divine! Ingredients for raw vegan pancakes: - 3 large bananas, peeled - 1/2 cup ground flax seed or 3 TBSP psyllium husk - 1 tsp cinnamon - a bit of water How to make raw vegan pancakes: Blend all ingredients in your high...

Recipe: Black Forest Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake

I am all for easy, quick + simple recipes full of green goodness - but every now and then, it is CAKE TIME, especially if one of your best friend's birthday is around. This recipe for raw vegan cheesecake tastes and looks amazing, and it is less work than you would expect: The almond-cinnamon chocolate used as icing doubles up for the chocolate hearts and the chocolate filling, and if you choose to make a 2 level cake, you can work on both levels at the same time - the whole process should take you less than 1 hour (not including soaking and freezing times). *Note: The cake in the image above looks white because it is straight out the freezer - once thawed for 10 minutes, the...

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, vanilla and salt. Add water as necessary to create a creamy sauce. Place de-stemmed kale leaves into a bowl, tear into bite sized chunks, around 2x2 inches (5x5 cm) Pour cream on top, massage into chips until they are fully coated. Add remaining 1/4 cup of raspberries. Place on non-stick sheets of your dehydrator*. Dehydrate at 108 F (42C) for 12 hours / overnight. Store in an airtight container. ENJOY!!...

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 sushi egg rolls, Indian Black salt is your new favorite ingredient. Indian Black salt, Kala Namak, is 100% rock salt - and tastes like egg!" Ingredients for 8 rolls or 1 small bowl of egg spread: 1 large or 2 small avocados 1 zucchini 1/2 tsp kala namak, sample test how much you like personally (buy here)   optional: 1/2 tsp Curry powder Preparation: Slice zucchini into long strips. Cut avocado...

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, chopped 1 TBSP cacao Sea salt Preparation of the base: Process all ingredients in a food processor or blender. The dough should be sticking together, and still be crumbly for some crunch. Add a few more dates if the dough is not sticky enough. Cover a 7 inch (18 cm) cake pan with baking paper, and press dough into pan. Filling: 1.5 cups cashews, soaked 1/2 cup almond milk 3/4...

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 phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin A, C and K, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium and potassium - and some of that in far larger quantities than you’ll find in most other veggies. Kale delivers 4 times more magnesium and calcium than Brussels sprouts; more Vitamin C than carrots or spinach, and it contains more folate than broccoli (source: McCance and Widdowson’s ‘The Composition of Foods). Kale is also full of fiber,...

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 based milk (I used the home made oat milk recipe from Milk, Vegan) 1 pinch of vanilla organic stevia to taste 1 pinch of cinnamon 1 pinch of turmeric, freshly ground or dried Preparation: Stir chia seeds, milk, vanilla and stevia together until the seeds start to swell a little (1-2 minutes). If you mix it all just briefly, the seeds will create a thicker layer on top. In case this...

Recipe: Curry Vegetables with Fake Rice (raw, vegan)

Raw vegan creamy curry with fake rice

I LOVE CURRY! No matter whether Thai Curry or an Indian version, green curry, yellow curry, red curry, massaman, coconut curry – all of these are right on top of my food faves! This recipe is beautifully versatile, just use whatever you have available. You could even swap the cashew nuts for hemp seeds or coconut milk or fresh coconut jelly and blend that with the curry powder and the other spices to a creamy sauce.

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 well) 230g Medjool dates, pitted Vanilla 1 pinch of sea salt Preparing the base: Process all ingredients in your food processor or blender. The dough should be nice and sticky - add more dates if necessary. Press the base into a cake pan and freeze it while preparing the filling.   Filling: 600 g cashews 200 ml rice syrup (not raw, agave syrup is available in raw quality though -...

Recipe: Raw vegan ice cream “Black Sesame”

Being an ice cream afficionada for the longest time – if you look at any holiday pics of me in old family albums, you will soon notice that I always look happiest when there is a huge bowl of ice cream in front of me – I am super happy to share this recipe with you. This raw vegan ice cream recipe is proof that making your own ice cream is easy, and can be done with only a few ingredients, sans sugar, gluten, dairy or any additives that regular ice cream usually contains and it does not even require an ice cream maker and is so good that you might as well have it for breakfast already! Here’s how you make raw vegan ice cream,…

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:

Recipe: Cookie Dough Superfood Paleo Bars (raw vegan)

How often does it happen to you that you are on the road, you would really want a snack but there is nothing around except sugar laden junk food? Try this recipe instead, a paleo bar tasting like cookie dough, and raw vegan on top of it! The paleo diet is a way of eating that is quite popular these days, with low carbs and more protein. Paleo is usually not vegan or vegetarian though, and includes dairy, eggs and meat. It  is based on the ancient ways of feeding yourself - hunting down your food with bow and arrow, but there are more and more vegans and vegetarians therefore these bars are vegan and, as a bonus, even raw! No baking required :)   RECIPE FOR PALEO...

Recipe: Ginger Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola Crunchies

Whatever you may wanna call it, gluten free granola, crunchy clusters, nutritious super snacks - this recipe covers it all! Delicious with nut milk, or on the road as a light yet super satisfying trail mix, sprinkled over your smoothie bowl or crumbled onto ice cream - your imagination sets the limits (as it does with most things - so go further, do more and surprise yourself ♡ Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain, gluten free and absolutely suitable for celiac patients - this might be a great gift to give to someone who has been longing for some crunchiness for a while! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, CRUNCHY GINGER-CINNAMON GRANOLA CLUSTERS makes around 1.3 kg Ingredients: 3 cups soaked, sprouted (dehydrated) buckwheat 2 small apples 1...

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 of 20 from my book, "Feels Great, Tastes Great, Christmas!" and, like all the recipes, it does not contain any flour, sugar or animal products. RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS COOKIES Ingredients: 6 figs, soaked fig soaking water 12 soaked, depitted dates 1 cup raw nuts, mixed (e.g. almonds and hazelnuts - walnuts and pecans are great as well) 1 orange, organic 1 lemon, organic 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cloves,  ground* 1/4...

Recipe: Xmas Cookies! Cinnamon Stars with Lemon-Chocolate Glaze

Yum   When you make these cookies, your whole house smells of cinnamon – lovely! I love making these cinnamon stars at night, and then wake up the next day to their scent. A perfect pre-Christmas Advent Sunday. Or Monday. Or Tuesday or .. 🙂 makes about 24 cookies Ingredients: 300g raw hazelnuts, ground ( a good blender will do that for you) 3 dates, pitted 3 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp coriander, dried 1/2 tsp lemon zest 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 tsp vanilla extract * 1 pinch of sea salt 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid Preparation: Mix nuts, dates, cinnamon, coriander, lemon, vanilla and salt and process to a dough. Add coconut oil, knead into a smooth dough. Roll out 1 cm –…

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 ornaments to decorate your desserts - or simply keep them in your fridge and melt a handful for chocolate frostings whenever you feel like a little bit of chocolate love!   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIPS Ingredients: 3/4 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/3 cup coconut syrup (great, low fructose) or other liquid sweetener of choice 1/2 cup cacao butter 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp...

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 photo yet as the bowl was empty too fast :) Ingredients for 1 bowl  1/2 cup oatmeal or buckwheaties (buckwheat is gluten-free) 1/2 tsp Gingerbread/pumpkin spice or 1 pinch of cinnamon, cardamom and clove powder 3 TBSP of shelled hemp seeds 2 TBSP flax seeds (whole or crushed) 3/4 C sweet almond milk 1/2 TBSP cacao Preparation Place oatmeal in a bowl. Season with spices, spread hemp seeds and flax...

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: makes about 10 bars Ingredients: Nougat layer:  3 TBSP coconut butter* OR 1 TBSP coconut oil and 2 TBSP coconut flakes, ground 4 TBSP nut butter** cashew butter, macadamia butter or almond butter are  best here. 1-2 TBSP maple syrup or other sweetener of choice**, to taste 1 pinch of sea salt peanuts, roughly chopped Caramel layer:  1/2 cup date paste**** OR 1 cup soft dates, depitted (100g) 1/4 vanilla...

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 Decoration fresh cilantro Instructions: Clean fresh vegetables, peel if necessary, chop into small pieces. Peel and mince garlic. Season all veggies with pepper and marinate in Nama Shoyu for 30 minutes. Drain, warm in your dehydrator or oven at 40° Celsius (102F) for around 2 hours. Sauce: open coconut, collect water and enjoy while scraping out the coconut jelly and chopping it into small pieces. Process in a food processor or...

Superfood Sunday Recipe: Magical Nuggets of Euphoria

November tends to let us run out of power; it gets darker and greyer and colder with every day and you wonder how you are going to survive the rest of this upcoming winter. In this situation, these sweet bullets of magic are the best remedy ever! This recipe is SO easy and quick to make and the synergetic effect of its ingredients will let you float in euphoric energy bliss 2 feet above the ground. As opposed to many other raw vegan dessert treats, this recipe skips high glycemic dried fruits and does not have that overwhelmingly sweet taste. If you wish to sweeten it up, add some chopped mulberries or goji berries to the  mix. The key here is to stay balanced while...

Recipe: Coconut-Lemon-Ginger Kale Chips! Delightful!

This recipe is great for anyone who likes crunchy chips yet prefer low carb and low fat - while still getting the full flavor and a chockful of nutrients on top! Dark leafy greens are delicious in green smoothies, juices and salads as well, and if you do not have a dehydrator or the time to dry your chips, you could simply enjoy them as a fresh salad. RECIPE FOR COCONUT LEMON GINGER KALE CHIPS serves .. well, how generous are you? :) ok, it serves 2. Ingredients: 1 bunch of curly kale or dinosaur kale 1/2 cup of coconut flakes 1/2 TBSP lemon zest, fresh or dried 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger or 2 tsp dried ginger 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 TBSP cold...

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 or fresh figs to decorate the cake Preparation: Soak cashew nuts for 30 minutes, and make the base in the mean time. Chop walnuts, almonds and pecans to a coarse meal. Blend with 20 figs until sticky. Press dough into cake tin. Rinse soaked cashews, blend with 8 soaked figs, lemon juice and vanilla bean. Blend until everything is broken down and the texture is creamy. Add a bit of...

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 smaller ones are usually more tender. For 2 main meals or 4 entrees Ingredients: 4 beets, medium sized, washed, peeled and diced 2 TBSP olive oil, cold pressed sea salt, black pepper 2 cups arugula (rocket) lettuce 2 avocados, cut into 16 wedges 1/2 fennel bulb 1 TBSP raw pistachios, chopped Dressing: juice of 1 orange juice of 2 lemons 2 TBSP olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin, ground 1/2 tsp...

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 milk powder and a tiny amount of hazelnuts plus some cocoa. What to do? Make it yourself. It takes 2 minutes, tastes delicious and you can choose the quality of the ingredients used. Here are 2 Nutella / Rawtella / Notella recipes, one with almonds and one with hazelnuts. They are both delicious! RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN ALMOND NUTELLA Ingredients: 3/4 cup almond butter 1/4 cup raw cacao paste (= raw...

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 just like apples. In colder climates, such as Europe and North America, quince has a tougher rind and astringent flesh which does not make it toxic but too acidic and bitter to be enjoyed in its raw version. Quince is laden with vitamin A and antioxidant vitamin C which boosts immunity, reduces inflammatory conditions and viral episodes. The fruit is also a great source of copper, potassium, iron and magnesium as well as B...

Recipe: Mushroom & Curly Kale Wrap with Almond Feta Cheese

This meal is a reward on its own - see how good you can feel, how much more you enjoy life when eating the right things! The pomegranate in here adds just the right touch of tart sweetness to this easy veggie wrap. I like them best with the kale and mushrooms still warm - a truly satisfying meal! makes 4 wraps Ingredients: 1 large or 2 small shallots, sliced thinly 1 medium leek, white and light green part only (use the darker part for cashew cheese or creamy soup) 4 C of (mixed) mushrooms, such as champignons, porcini or shiitake 2 TBSP olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt black pepper to taste 1 bunch of curly kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped 1/2 C pomegranate seeds...

Recipe: Veggie Juice & Juice Pulp Crackers

Do you love juice? Are you maybe on a juice cleanse? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions - what do YOU do with all the pulp? For the longest time, I just threw all juice pulp out but then it occurred to me that I might as well use it in some recipes. After all, it's a ton of fiber with still a bit of nutrients and flavour left. First attempt: Juice Pulp crackers Turned out, there is actually a LOT of flavour left and if you want to intensify it even more, simply go half and halves with fresh veggies or add a bit of matching juice. The variations are endless - literally, because you will always have new combinations...

Recipe: Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie ☆

This recipe can also double up for ice cream - mmmmh! To keep it low fat or make sorbet, simply omit the nuts. Ingredients: 2 apples 2 bananas 1/4 C cashew nuts or hemp seeds or 2 TBSP almond butter 2 dates 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cardamon 1 pinch of nutmeg 1.5 C of water Preparation: Blend all ingredients, enjoy through a straw! Yup. That easy. Smoothies can be stored for up to 48 hours if kept refrigerated - a thermos will do if you want to take yours to work or on a little trip. Only pineapple will go funny over night, as it's enzymes split the proteins in the other ingredients, so if you use pineapple, blend it separately from the rest and only...

Recipe: How to make a Sweet Ricotta Fig Tarte

This recipe was an instant flash idea - it simply popped into my head and I wrote it down straight away. It is a real winner - deliciously creamy, refreshingly tart and sweet with a crunchy base. Perfect for a relaxed afternoon delight in the sun! Enjoy! Ingredients: Base: 1 C raw pecans or almonds - ideally soaked & dehydrated 1/2 C of raisins or dates 2 TBSP coconut oil, liquid 1/2 vanilla pod 1 pinch of sea salt Ricotta Filling: 2/3 C raw cashews, soaked for 30 minutes 1/2 C raw almonds, soaked for 30 minutes 5 dates, soaked in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes OR Honey (no need to soak the honey ;) ) 1 C of (date soaking) water juice...

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 tsp vanilla water 1 pinch of sea salt *sweetener: use to taste. Agave and xylitol are the most neutral in flavor; coconut nectar, honey and maple syrup will affect the “Bounty” flavor with their aroma a bit. EXTRA INGREDIENTS for ALMOND JOY:  (ideally peeled) almonds Ingredients raw vegan milc chocolate:  3/4 C cashew nuts (110g) 1/4 C coconut nectar / agave / honey / maple syrup (60ml) 1/2 C cacao butter,...

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 cup cashews, soaked (or: almonds, soaked and peeled) 1/4 lemon, juiced (2 TBSP) 2 TBSP water 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1 tsp agave, honey or maple syrup 1/2 cup sunflower seed oil, canola oil or cold pressed olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt optional: 1 clove of garlic Preparation: Ingredients need to be at room temperature to keep your oil of choice smooth. Blend cashews, lemon juice, water, apple...

3 Recipes: Summerly Fresh Bali Cheesecake with lime, passionfruit, coconut and orange

This cake is something special! Deliciously refreshing with exotic ingredients, melt-in-your-mouth fruity creaminess - and nobody will ever guess that it is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, without egg - yes! even vegan! :) And the best part? You have three options on how to use it - a quick creme if you need something quick, ice cream for hot days and a beautiful cake for celebrations. Though, ice cream is a pretty good party candidate as well... for 1 tarte of 15 cm diameter or 4 small cup cake sized cake babies! or around 400ml of creme or ice cream, mmmh, ice cream! RECIPE FOR BALI CHEESECAKE - with 3 OPTIONS! Base: 1/2 cup almonds 1/2 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup dates 1...

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 tsp)* optional: sweetener of choice - honey, agave, maple syrup, yacon syrup, coconut nectar, stevia   Even easier: 1L thick nut milk 4 probiotic capsules (1.5 tsp) Preparation: Rinse soaked almonds, peel for a whiter and creamier yogurt, blend with water. ** Stir in probiotic (and sweetener), blend on low for a few seconds. Pour into clean jars, leave space for the yogurt to expand a bit. Dehydrate for 12 hours at...

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 ( soaked for 10 minutes if they are very hard ) 4 TBSP olive oil 4 sprigs of coriander sea ​​salt fresh pepper Preparation: Wash and dry lettuce. Divide between plates. Slice tomatoes and pineapple as thinly as possible . Arrange in a fan-shape or imbricate manner on salad. Peel onion, slice into fine rings, spread on top. Stir orange juice, vinegar, sweetener and oil together - blend if you...

Recipe: Raw vegan burger with french fries and ketchup

Vegan burgers are nothing new these days, but a RAW vegan burger? With a burger bun? And fries? Oh yes, even that is very possible - and extremely delicious! RECIPE for Raw Vegan Burgers (Big Mac style) Ingredients for the BUNS: 1/2 cup oats or flax 2 cups wheat berries or buckwheat, soaked and drained, but still wet 2 TBSP date paste or 2-3 dates 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp sea salt 2 TBSP sesame seeds water as needed Preparation of the buns: Place oats into food processor and process into flour. Add wheat berries, dates, sesame, lemon juice and sea salt, process to a sticky dough. Wet your hands, shape buns, place onto dehydrator tray covered with a teflex sheet. Sprinkle with sesame. Dehydrate...

Recipe: Horchata-Pudding for Bonnie ❣

Chufa, or also known as Tiger nuts are very rich in fiber and used for the Spanish nut milk horchata, so is the best name for this pudding might as well be Horchata Pudding. If Irish Moss is not available in your region, use 1 TBSP psyllium husk or agar agar.   HORCHATA PUDDING! for 2 .. or 1 egoist :) Ingredients: 250ml water  (just over 1 cup US standard which is 240ml) 80g Chufa flour 3 TBSP Irish moss gel 2-3 dates or liquid sweetener of choice - agave, honey, yacon, stevia, coconut nectar 1/2 tsp lemon zest, from a well-washed organic lemon 1 tsp cinnamon Preparation: Blend the water with chufa flour, then strain it through a nut milk bag. ( You can freeze...

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 or sliced 1/4-1/2 red onion, sliced 1/2 C Almond Feta Cheese - make it the day before Dressing: 2 TBSP cold-pressed olive oil 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tsp herbs of your choice - fresh oregano and basil give a fine aroma Preparation: Put all dressing ingredients in a jar with screw cap and shake thoroughly, blend them in your blender or...

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 they keep the blood sugar levels in balance and can lower cholesterol - a good choice for diabetics. In addition, chickpeas are a great source of protein. Combined with oats or barley, they offer all the amino acids and are therefore great for vegetarians and vegans. Chickpeas are easy to sprout and can then be used in wraps and to make crackers or hummus. This recipe is a variation of...

Recipe: How to make raw vegan Almond Feta Cheese

Summer! Holidays! Sun! Warm evenings! Greek Salad! With Feta Cheese! And even better, with raw vegan feta :) Use herbs as you please, I love rosemary, oregano and thyme for a mediterranean feel! PS. the photo was taken on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in 1997!   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN FETA CHEESE   Ingredients: 1 C almonds, soaked overnight, then rinsed and peeled 3 TBSP cold pressed olive oil juice of 1/2-1 lemon - you should get around 1/4 cup or 60ml 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 C water 2 tsp mixed fresh herbs or 1 tsp dried herbs - rosemary, oregano, thyme Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until the mixture has...

Recipe: Sparkling Pineapple-Sage Lemonade (sugar free)

This recipe is super easy, quickly done and excellent for hot summer days. In this recipe, you are taking advantage of its capacity to reduce sweating (by up to 50% according to German studies) and to cool the body. Sage is part of the mint family and has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, it was being used as a fertility drug whereas Greeks knew it to help stop bleeding of wounds and cleaning of ulcers and sores. Sage is valuable for nervous diseases and fevers such as typhoid fever. Sage juice, tonic or tea is also recommended to gargle with when suffering from a sore throat, cough or hoarseness as well as to relieve nervous headache. Herbalists recommend...

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 fact aside that they are totally overpriced, most of these bars are just pretend-healthy and, most importantly, do not really taste great.  What to do? Make your own! It is inexpensive, surprisingly easy, you can make a large batch of several flavours at once - and create the bar of your dreams, completely personalised so to speak! Here is how it’s done: Recipe for 18-20 raw vegan protein bars Ingredients:  2...

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 such as the already mentioned amino acids = proteins, chlorophyll, iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, vitamin E and vitamin K. Matcha is not truly raw; the young leaves are steamed dry in the process which is likely to heat them too much to keep the raw quality. As it is mainly used for taste and, despite its bright green colour, completely natural, this shouldn't be too much...

Recipe: Carrot Cumin Wraps – Flatbread – Crackers

If you do not live in a big city, chances are that gluten free wraps - let alone raw vegan ones - might not have made it to your home town yet. Collard greens or nori sheets are a great alternative, but every so often, I do like a crunchy yet soft shell for my wraps. This recipe is easy with only a few ingredients, and can be adapted depending on what you have at hand! Ingredients: 1.5 C carrot pulp OR grated carrot 1 red capsicum, chopped 2 C water - use less if grating fresh carrots, and possibly a bit more if using the drier pulp 1 C flax meal 1 TBSP cumin 1-2 TBSP coconut aminos or tamari   Storage: Store in...

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 rich with protein (it is a complete protein meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids) and fibre (hello healthy bowels, stable glucose and cholesterol levels!). It contains iron (healthy red blood cells), lysine (for tissue repair and eyes), the anti-oxidant manganese, riboflavin (B2, energy metabolism) and magnesium (muscle relaxant, helps with migraines).   RECIPE FOR DELICIOUS GREEN QUINOA SALAD Ingredients for 4 to 6 hungry friends: 150g quinoa, sprouted*...

Recipe: Cheese Slices (non-dairy, and actually healthy)

Do you know this "plastic cheese", processed and yellow and single wrapped? It doesn't really taste that great but for some reason, it ends up in fridges again and again. Here is an alternative to the store bought version. Raw, vegan - dairy free, and also soy free! So if you ever crave those cheese slices again but prefer to nourish your body, try this recipe, it is fast and easy to make.   Ingredients for 16 slices: 1.5 cups cashew nuts, soaked (=1 cup before soaking) 2-3 TBSP nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp turmeric 2 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 TBSP psyllium husk 1 pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup water, add bit by bit Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender, add just...

Recipe: Key Lime Pie – made in Utila, Honduras!

Recently, I was on the beautiful Honduran island of Utila, in the middle of the Caribbean. I was there to teach and train freediving - hondo means deep in Spanish so Utila is a great place to be, whether for scuba or freediving. And when I think about the Caribbean, I think tropical, lush fruit in abundance - which is true, but only for what's in season. Right now, there are lots of avocados and limes, juicy and ripe, meaning they are actually quite yellow and not green (and unripe) like most of us know them from the store. So what to do with these ingredients other than guacamole or a green smoothie?   KEY LIME PIE! Ingredients for one pie: 1.5 C roughly chopped nuts...

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 more beta-carotene than any other vegetable, even more than the carrot, and are also rich in vitamin A. If you have already tried them, you might be wondering just like me, why the potato, with so little flavour that one might even call it bland and boring, is still used so much - at least in many European countries. In the U.S., Canada and New Zealand for example, there are...

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 wish) 1/2 C cold pressed coconut oil, liquid 1/4-1/2 tsp stevia OR 1-2 TBSP Yacon Syrup 1 pinch of sea salt   optional: 1 tsp Maca powder 1/2 C shredded unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 C chopped goji berries Preparation: Melt coconut oil if necessary - place it a metal bowl in your dehydrator or in a bain marie (hot water bath). Mix all ingredients except for coconut oil and sweetener....

How to make buckwheaties

[vc_column]Whether you have seen the term in a recipe or on a tiny bag in an organic store (for a ridiculous price), buckwheaties or “sprouted” granola seem to be everywhere these days. Or at least in my world 🙂 What many do not know though is how easy and quick it is to make them yourself, for a fraction of the price of store/bought buckwheaties.  

Recipe: Valentine’s Day – Almond Butter Chocolate Tartes

Almond Butter Chocolate Tarte -Rohtopia
Do you still live in the belief that desserts cannot be healthy? Get out of that belief, right now! And instead, into the realm of deliciousness being good for you! These little tartes all full of goodness but omit any nasties: They are gluten free, dairy free, do not contain any industrial white sugar, are vegan .. and the best part? You only need a blender PLUS you can make them in 15 minutes, no baking required! VALENTINES RECIPE FOR ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE TARTES makes 3 tartes with 5 inch diameter (12cm) or 1 large Tarte BASE Ingredients: 1 C almonds - or 165g ground almonds 1/2 C raw cacao powder 1/4 C raw palm sugar 1/4 C cold-pressed coconut oil, liquid 2 TBSP cacao...

Recipe: the uber most delicious Choc Chip Cookies ever!

Ok this recipe is seriously the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever had. Well, at least if you love a lightly crunchy outside and a slightly sticky, gooey, moist inside plus really good, dark chocolate chips! The recipe is best if dehydrated but you can also alter it if you do not have a dehydrator or oven with super low temperature. The good part about the dehydration here is that unlike other recipes that require dehydration, this one is done in 3 hours (nothing "over night") So what I did was to put half the batter into the dehydrator, and the play with the rest, modifying it into a 2nd, non-dehydrator recipe - perfect! Here's how you make these healthy* puppies: * healthy...

How to: Make your own coconut milk and coconut cream

Many raw recipes call for coconut milk or coconut cream but often enough, you either do not have young coconuts available and/or you do not want to use canned coconut milk - and end up not making a possibly extremely delicious dish! The solution? Just make your own coconut milk or cream. Without young coconuts. Easy as and takes not even 5 minutes. Ingredients for 700 ml coconut milk All you need is water and desiccated coconut flakes, unsweetened and not roasted (unless you do not mind them not being raw): 1 cup coconut flakes 2 - 3 cups of water   Add more water or coconut, depending on how thick you want you coconut milk to be.   Preparation Pour water into your blender,...

✰ 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 complex.   CARROTS: Blood cleansing, alkalizing, protecting against free radical cell damage & help flush your liver of accumulated toxic waste. Carrots are also said to improve your vision and skin, they are a top source of pro-vitamin A, beta-carotene and alpha-carotene (converted to vitamin A by the liver & stored. Levels will be low with liver diseases such as cirrhosis), vitamin C, vitamin K and various B vitamins, potassium,...

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 tea bag (content only!) Licorice Spice or pinches of spices (licorice root, cinnamon, orange peel, anise, vanilla, clove, cardamon) 1.5 C greens (beetroot & cilantro) 1 scoop raw vegan protein powder neutral/vanilla 2-3 dates or Stevia to taste   Preparation: Blend all, enjoy!      Grab the TOP 5 RECIPES out of  "Smooth & Juicy", for FREE!     * * *   Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C =...

Recipe how to make Curry Crackers – quick and easy, tasty and full of good fibers!

Quick and easily made, these crackers taste delicious and keep for up to 2 months if stored dry in an airtight container! RECIPE FOR RAW CURRY CRACKERS  Ingredients: 3 C corn, fresh or frozen 1 C zucchini, chopped 1 C flax, ground 1/2 C buckwheat, sprouted (or sprouted & dehydrated) 1 TBSP curry powder 1 tsp celery salt (or 1 sprig of celery, chopped)   Preparation: Blend all ingredients in your blender or food processor until smooth. Spread on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for 4-5 hours at 45 degrees celsius. Flip, cut into desired shapes. Dehydrate at 42 degrees for another 4-5 hours or until crisp. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C =...

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 lemon, juiced 2 cloves of garlic 1 pinch of salt Decoration: 1 TBSP sunflower seeds 1 TBSP pumpkin seeds Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a food processor or in a blender. Spread on 1 dehydrator tray. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and chopped pumpkin seeds. Dehydrate at 50 degrees celsius for 3-4 hours . Flip, cut into desired shapes. Dehydrate for another 4-5 hours at 42 degrees. If it is really...

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, terpenoids, and phenolic acids - so get some strawberries into you! This Strawberry ThickShake is everything you would ever want from a milk shake, it's thick, creamy and sweet full of strawberry flavour. INGREDIENTS - Water and jelly of 1 young coconut or 1 cup coconut flakes, ground - 125g ripe strawberries - 1 medium ripe mango - 1 inch - 2.5 cm piece of vanilla pod Instructions: Simply blend all...

Smoothie Inspiration: not one but 2 new smoothie recipes!

Wondering what smoothie to make next? Here are 2 new ideas to get your taste buds dancing! Ps. To learn how to always make a perfect smoothie, read this.   2 Recipes for green smoothies: Black Minty Kiwi 1/4 pineapple, peeled and core removed 1 C blackberries 1 banana, fresh or frozen 1 kiwi 1/2 pear 1/2 C (coconut) water The Great Green 2 C greens - e.g. beetroot tops, spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, coriander - packed 1 banana, fresh or frozen 1 apple, Pink Lady or Golden Delicious 1/2 pear 10 ripe strawberries, with greens 1 C (coconut) water Place ingredients in the blender of your choice and blend until creamy smooth. Enjoy!    Grab the TOP 5 RECIPES out of  "Smooth & Juicy", for...

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).

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. Tastes great with raw crackers. Simple Cracker Recipe: Ingredients: · 250 grams of flaxseed · 250 grams of sunflower seeds · 200 grams of dried tomatoes (in olive oil) · 1 onion · 2 cloves of garlic · Basil, salt, pepper Preparation: Soak flax until the water is like jelly. Grind sunflower seeds into flour. Finely chop the onion. Puree the tomatoes with olive oil. Crush the garlic with a knife....

Recipe: DIY Meal Replacement – The Better-Than-Slim-Fast-Shake!

This smoothie is so delicious, so filling and rich in nutrients that it can replace an entire meal! As the title suggests, it is NOT a Slim Fast Shake though but something much better :-) A chocolate smoothie, raw and vegan is delicious super sweet, fills you up and requires no chemical additives! Ps. To always make a perfect smoothie, read this. Ingredients: 250 ml almond milk 1 cup mixed salad greens or fresh spinach 1 banana, frozen 1 cup berries, frozen or fresh 2-3 TBSP chia seeds, soaked 1 TBSP agave syrup or a few drops of stevia, or 2 soft dates 1 TBSP raw cacao Preparation: Chop banana into pieces, blend with the remaining ingredients. Chia seeds may be blended or just stirred in at the...

Recipe: Happy Easter! Raw vegan Chocolate Marzipan Eggs

Yes the clip is in German - HOWEVER, this recipe is easy enough to follow without hearing or understanding what I say :-) as it is more about the technique how to make the truffle shell and how to fill the truffles with chocolate ganache.   RECIPE FOR RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG TRUFFLES Ingredients for the Chocolate Shell  you can also use ready-made raw chocolate if you are in a hurry, just melt it gently in a bain marie (hot water bath) or in your dehydrator. 3/4 C Cacao Butter, liquid (150g) 3/4 C Raw Cacao Powder (90g) 1/4 C Agave or Honey (60g) a pinch of Salt Ingredients for raw vegan Chocolate Ganache 3 TBSP Agave or honey (45g) 2 TBSP Coconut Oil,...

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 cup date paste (soaked, pureed dates) ¾ cup of coconut oil Preparation: Grind flaxseed in the dry blender and sprinkle onto cake tin base. Blend all other ingredients and press into the base. Refrigerate for a few hours .... and enjoyyyy! This cashew creme is also great for decorating ☺ ... and with the help of beetroot juice, even in a different color. Coconut cream (= "whipped cream") Ingredients: 1...

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 of 1/2 orange, untreated 2 sticks of celery Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 clove of garlic 1 handful of leaves of salad burnet (Little Meadow head To taste: Sea ​​salt Black pepper, freshly ground Hemp oil Preparation: Soak the lentils one day and then sprout them at least 2 days leave. Then rinse them again. Peel the carrot and cut into small cubes. Wash leek and cut in half, then...

Valya Boutenko: How to fix the most disgusting smoothie into the best smoothie ever

This might be the worst Smoothie ever: 2 leaves of curly kale 1 C of water 1/2 apple This smoothie will have fiber at the bottom, green water in the middle and froth on top. Nothing you honestly would crave every day - or any day, actually! Can you fix this disaster? Yes! Greens, apples and pineapple contain insoluble fiber. To make a smoothie look and taste great, you need to add soluble fibre - Mangos, plums, peaches, dates, prunes, pears, bananas. They are creamy fruits and will make your smoothie absolutely delicious. The beginner green smoothie: For children and people who have never tried green smoothies. It needs to be sweet and mild, and taste fantastic! Mild greens: lettuce, spinach, sunflower sprouts, sorrel Strong flavoured greens: kale, dandelions, rocket...

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.

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 and hemp, spread on a dehydrator teflex sheet, sprinkle with sesame seeds and hemp. Dehydrate at 45 degrees for 10 hours, then flip over and remove the foil. Cut into squares and dehydrate for another 4-5 hours. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP TBSP = table spoon,...

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 (or per 1) 3 TBSP coconut butter 1 TBSP agave 1 pinch of salt 1 pinch of vanilla Preparation: Cake: Blend, fill into the pie shell and put it at least 5 hours in the freezer to set. Remove it 10-15 minutes before serving. Pudding: Blend, pour into bowls and refrigerate to let it set to pudding-like consistency. Decorate with coconut flakes. Enjoy! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

My favorite raw food recipe: “Vitalissimo” Norbert – Apfel Muesli

Long time raw foodist Norbert Wilms from NorbertWilms.de shares his favorite raw vegan breakfast recipe. Try it! Ingredients: 1-2 Apples, roughly grated 1 tsp algae, soaked over night wild herbs if you have any available 1-2 bananas 1 avocado Instructions: Place the apple sticks in a bowl. Slowly blend the other ingredients, until they are creamy. Then place the cream on top of the apple and enjoy ♡

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. Preparation: Puree the ingredients in a blender; as a variation, you can also add a few raspberries or strawberries.    Grab the TOP 5 RECIPES out of  "Smooth & Juicy", for FREE!     * * *   Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP TBSP = table spoon, 15...

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.

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 1 apple, de-stemmed Instructions: 1. Blend it. 2. Most important: Taste it before serving. If it does not taste right, add more fruit. If it is too thick, add a bit more water. 3. Decorate it. Presentation is everything. You could use slices fo kiwi, orange and dragon fruit like in the video or any other colourful fruit. Enjoy!    In love with smoothies? Grab my TOP 5 RECIPES now for...

Halloween Pumpkin Ice Cream or Thanksgiving Pudding / Pie Filling

3 treats in one recipe for you. And me :-) Originally, I wanted to do anything but soup with my pumpkin so I came up with the idea of ice cream. Then my camera broke down while filming the recipe preparation and by the time it rebooted, the ice cream had turned into pudding. No problem at all ...   Ingredients: 1 C pumpkin, grated and frozen 1 banana, frozen 1 C Cashewmilk or Almondmilk 3 dates, soaked 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp all spice 1 generous pinch nutmeg 1 pinch of salt optional: grated ginger Instructions: Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix and place the mix into your freezer for ice cream or just keep refrigerated until devouring. Third option: use this as...

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 C pumpkin, grated 1/2 C coconut flakes 1/2 C carrots 1/2 C almonds, ground - e.g. leftovers from making Almond milk 3 dates, soaked and depitted 1/2 C soaking water 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp allspice 1 cm ginger, freshly grated a pinch of nutmeg 1/2 pomegranate Preparation: Mix all ingredients except for the pomegranate, then stir in its' seeds. Place in your Dehydrator, at 45 degrees for...

Spicy Dip, low fat OR hot veggie chips OR Marinated Vegetables!

This recipe was planned to a dressing for spicy chips, but it tasted so good before dehydrating already that it turned into a dip - though it can also be used for chips. Or marinated veggies - 3 options with one recipe, how awesome is that?!    1. Spicy Dip:  1 zucchini, chopped 1 lemon, juiced 1 TBSP olive oil 1 tsp sunflower seeds 1/2 C sundried tomatoes, soaked 1/2 C soaking water 1/2 onion 1 date 1 clove of garlic, minced 8 basil leaves 1/2 tsp chili, or to taste 1 pinch of salt * Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix, store refrigerated for up to 4 days.   2. Spicy Chips:  Omit the zucchini in the blend, and cut it into thin slices...

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 and lime will help alkalizing your body. Coconut water is a natural electrolyte, and ginger does not only taste delicious, it also has a soothing effect on the stomach and can even relieve nausea and motion sickness. Ps. To learn how to always make a perfect smoothie, read this article.   RECIPE FOR A CLEANSING DETOX SMOOTHIE   Ingredients: 2 cups kale or any other greens you have available 1...

Italian Crackers with basil, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic

RECIPE FOR ITALIAN CRACKERS For 1.5 Excalibur Dehydrator trays Ingredients: 2 red peppers ( I used 1 one red, 1 violet!), chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 C sundried tomatoes, soaked and chopped 1/2 C soaking water 2 sprigs of fresh basil 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 C flax seeds, whole 1/2 C flax seeds, ground 1/2 C buckwheat, sprouted for 1-2 days (and dehydrated if you have a dehydrator) 1/2 C hemp seeds (or more buckwheat if  hemp is unavailable) 1 TBSP chia seeds 1 tsp salt Preparation: Blend peppers, all tomatoes, basil and garlic and soaking water in your Vitamix. Add remaining ingredients, blend until well combined. Spread on dehydrator sheets, dehydrate for around 4 hours at 42 degrees Celsius. Flip over, onto mesh sheet....

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 1 TSP cold pressed olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Preparation:  Blend drained and rinsed sunflowerseeds with remaining ingredients. To intensity the flavour, refrigerate overnight. The spread might at first have a strong taste of lemon which should vanish after a while. Store refrigerated for up to 5 days. Great on this ultimative bread or simply spread onto a stick of celery!

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: 1/2 C cacao 1/4 C agave 1 avocado 2 dates, de-stoned 1/4 C water 1 TBSP hemp seeds 1 pinch cinnamon 1 C cherries Instructions: Base: Blend all, press into small pie tins. Put aside. Filling: Blend everything except cherries. Chop up cherries, divide evenly between mini cakes. Spread filling on top. Decorate with more cherries. Refrigerate until devouring. Tips: 1. You can also freeze the pies for up to...

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 water 1 tsp lemon juice, fresh Filling: 2 TBSP Irish Moss Paste 6 TBSP water 3 tsp Agave 1 tsp lemon juice, fresh 30g Macadamia (or Cashew), ground 30g Cashew, ground 2 TBSP coconut flakes, ground 1 pinch 1 TBSP Lecithin 60 ml coconut butter, liquid 1 banana, sliced Instructions: Cake: Mix nuts and coconut flakes with vanilla, salt, mesquite and cocoa. Chop dates, blend with lemon juice and soaking water...

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 C sunflower seeds 1 C buckwheaties (sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat) 1/2 C pumpkin seeds 1/2 C water 2 TBSP agave or honey 2 TBSP hemp seed oil or cold pressed olive oil 1 TBSP chia 1 pinch sea salt * 2 TBSP ground buckwheaties to shape the loaf How to make a loaf of raw bread:  Grate zucchini. Grind flax, sunflower seeds and buckwheaties in a blender. Chop pumpkin seeds....

7 Tips on How to make the perfect smoothie every single time

If you have tried and tested a smoothie already, it won't be long until you'll want to make your own. You can either follow a recipe or get creative yourself. Worried you might mess up? Fear not - the following tips will help you create a sensationally delicious smoothie, every single time.   To make the perfect smoothie, add your ingredients in the following order to your blender:  1. Liquid ingredients first: In order to blend everything up well, you need some kind of liquid. Depending on how juicy the other ingredients are and on how much you actually want to make, you should place 1 or 2 cups of liquid in your blender. If you use a lot of frozen ingredients, it is important to know...

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 C mixed greens 1 C blueberries, fresh or frozen 2-3 dates, de-stoned 1 TBSP cacao 1 tsp Maca Preparation: Put it all in your blender and blend away! Frozen berries make the smoothie refreshingly cool. If you use fresh berries, add some ice cubes and use a bit less water. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C =...

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 - parsley, mint, coriander, dill, etc 1/2 lime freshly cracked black pepper Dip: Nama Shoyu and Spicy Thai Sauce Preparation: Cut carrot and cucumber in julienne style - fine long strips. Mash up avocado with a fork. Place Nori sheet flat in front of you, spread 2/3 of it with avocado, starting from the side closest to you. Put cucumber, carrot, lettuce, sprouts and herbs on top. Drizzle some lime on...

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 mango, peeled & chopped 2 TBSP macadamia nuts, chopped Water and jelly of one young coconut OR 1 C water and 1 TBSP chopped macadamia nuts 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla essence Preparation: Place all ingredients in your blender. Blend on low then increase to maximum speed and blend until smooth. Benefits of ingredients: Pineapple contains manganese which helps regulate your levels of glucose (blood sugar). It also aids...

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 water 1 C soaking water 1 tsp mesquite 1 pinch salt optional: 1/2 tsp maca or cacao Preparation: Blend all, add water if necessary and maybe another date if you prefer it to be sweeter. CHECK OUT RAW FOOD SELF MADE! Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP...

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 and stone taken out 3 TBSP gojis, soaked in 1 C water (which will be used too!) 10 leaves fresh basil 1/2 tsp chili, or up to 1 tsp if you like it spicy 1 date, soaked and pit removed   Preparation: Blend all ingredients. Add water if necessary. Can be stored refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Enjoy!   In love with smoothies? Grab the TOP 5 RECIPES out of  "Smooth...

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 this raw vegan ice cream: Blend all ingredients except for the apricot in your blender. Stir in apricots and fill the mixture either in an ice cream maker to follow the manufacturers´ instructions or into a glass dish and put it in the freezer compartment. If you use the freezer option, stir the ice cream every once in a while in order to keep the ice crystals small and the ice...

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 2 sprigs mint Preparation: Blend all ingredients, starting on low speed. Gradually increase to maximum speed. Add water if necessary and sweeten to taste with stevia. Ps. To always make a perfect smoothie, read this.  Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml...

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. Then stir in the walnuts. Garlic Pesto can be stored refrigerated for up to one month. PASTA: Drizzle several spoonfuls of pesto over your favorite pasta - spiralized zucchini, pumpkin, kohlrabi, .. or kelp noodles and toss everything lightly. Sprinkle some extra walnuts on top. Enjoy!

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 grapes and pears. Let the pudding sit for 30 minutes, serve. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

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 shapes, using a blunt knife. Dehydrate for around 5 hours, flip over and dehydrate for another 2 hours. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml "soft dates" = medjool are usually best. If...

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 into desired shapes. Dehydrate at 42 degrees, until the bread is solid, but still pliable. For crackers, spread the mixture thinner and dehydrate longer. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

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 * Preparation: Blend all, enjoy! ** Asparagus Orange Smoothie Recipe Ingredients: 2 frozen bananas 1 mango, peeled juice of 2 oranges 1 bunch asparagus 5-10 ice cubes * Preparation: Blend all, enjoy! * * Ps. To always make a perfect smoothie, read this.    Grab the TOP 5 RECIPES out of  "Smooth & Juicy", for FREE!     * * *   MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES:

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!

How to make: Sour Cream – raw, vegan, dairy free

Ingredients: 1.5 C cashews (soaked) 1/2 - 1 C water juice of one lemon 1 TBSP nutritional yeast OR 1.5 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1 generous pinch of salt   Preparation:  Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix and add water by the spoon if necessary. Sour cream is a great as a simple dip for veggies or dolloped onto soup. This recipe will keep for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. MORE RAW VEGAN "MILK" + OTHER RECIPES

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 bunch fresh coriander 1 generous pinch of salt 2 TBSP olive oil Deco: coriander leaves, sour cream and black pepper Instructions: Blend everything except for the oil, first slowly then on high speed, add oil at the end. Place in bowls and decorate with coriander, sour cream and pepper. Variations depending on taste and season - instead of just zucchini, you can also use: zucchini and pumpkin just pumpkin pumpkin...

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 with a spoon and knead them until the combination has turned into a nice dough. Wrap in glad wrap, store in the fridge. For a quick sweet snack: Pit a date, and fill the gap with marzipan instead. Done!

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 coconut, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, apple, tamari, coriander (leave a bit for decoration), ginger, garlic and chili in your Vitamix . Pour into 2 serving bowls, decorate with chopped sugar peas, coriander and sprouts. Enjoy!

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 TBSP raw cacao 3 TBSP Agave 1 pinch sea salt 1 TBSP vanilla 1-2 TBSP orange blossom water How to make Pim's Ice Cream: Blend all ingredients in your Vitamix. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker or into a glass dish and put it in the freezer compartment. If you go for the freezer option, stir the ice cream every once in a while in order to keep the...

Recipe: Raspberry-Orange-Banana-Smoothie

How do you get people to try smoothies? You let them choose the ingredients :) (and then tweak them in case you already know it wouldn't go well together - find my tips on how to make the perfect smoothie here and here for green smoothies.). This one was an order from a friend and it turned out beautifully! Ingredients: 1 banana 1 cup raspberries - 170g 1 orange, either a large one or 2 small ones 1 cup water - 200ml 1 scoop raw vegan vanilla protein powder, e.g. Garden of Life or Sunwarrior The banana was frozen as the last ones I bought ripened so quickly I had no other option. Also, frozen bananas make creamier smoothies and are great to make ice cream!...

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 C almond milk Instructions: Arrange all ingredients in a bowl, pour almond milk on top. Add chopped apple or banana if you wish. Enjoy!

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 to 3 days. Variation - Sweet Milk: Add 1-2 (or more to taste) soaked and pitted dates to the strained milk. Put everything into your blender and blend until the dates are pulverized. Almond milk is an excellent alternative for (cow) milk, and a great ingredient for many recipes. The almond flour can be used in cookies, cakes and crackers, and keeps in the freezer (in a plastic bag) for up...

Can you eat raw aubergines or raw potatoes?

Recently I was asked "What about aubergines and potatoes, can you eat them raw or not? "   Well: I have eaten raw aubergines, and when I was a kid, I also had some raw potato; I once made an attempt to create dehydrated potato chips, they tasted quite alright but there's a lot of room for improvement... So if you have a delicious recipe, let me know!   The reason not to eat raw aubergines or potatoes is an alkaloid called Solanin, which can also be found in green, unripe tomatoes. For potatoes, that's the green spots they get, whereas aubergines only contain it as long as they are unripe. On an interesting side note, pretty much any plant is poisonous, though most of...

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 1 pinch cinnamon (optional) 1 cm ginger 1 pinch cardamon (optional) 1 pinch of salt Water or freshly squeezed orange juice pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil for decoration Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. Either blend until the blender has warmed up the soup or use a bain marie to gently warm it before serving. Decorate with seeds and oil, then serve immediately. Notes: C = cup,...

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 Preparation: Mix carob and coconut flakes in a bowl, add oil and agave, stir until well blended. Use two teaspoons to create round balls, store in the freezer until solid then keep refrigerated until serving or keep them in little paper cups. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4...

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 pinch sea salt 1 cup raisins 3/4 cup coconut nectar, honey or maple syrup 2.5 TBSP olive oil Preparation: Grind almonds (made fresh in blender, or buy ground from shop) in your blender or food processor. Combine with cinnamon, salt and raisins, stir together. Add agave and oil, mix until dough like consistency is reached. Roll into balls, I made around 40 but you can make larger ones if you wish....

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 balls, then roll the balls in the coconut flakes.Add agave and coconut oil, keep stirring until the consistency is similar to dough. Either enjoy straight away or chill in the fridge until serving.

Recipe: Cheese Please – Trio of vegan Cheeses

Craving cheese but not doing dairy anymore? This is one of many raw vegan milk recipes. It is super tasty, plant-based, soy free and takes only minutes to make. Enjoy with crackers, pasta or as a veggie dip.   Ingredients: 3 cups cashews 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 juice of a lime 4 shallots, including the green part as it has most nutrients and flavour. 1/2 - 1 tsp salt freshly cracked black pepper chopped chives Preparation: Blend until smooth adding water if necessary. Divide into 3 even parts. Form each part into a cylindric roll with a diameter of 5 centimetres. Roll one in pepper, one in chives and one in.   Keeps refrigerated for up to 1 week. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml...

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 chill until serving. Great as a dip for veggies or crackers or to spread onto salads and wraps. You know you want it! You might also like: How long can tahini be stored?

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 tsp cinnamon 1 inch ginger peeled - or 2 tsp ground 1/2 inch turmeric, peeled - or 1 tsp ground 1/2 tsp chili 3 drops stevia - or to taste 100g goji berries Preparation: Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender.   Tip: For warm milk, use warm water and blend a little longer at maximum speed. The blender will heat up a bit and make your Tiger Milk deliciously...

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 - use as a pie filling, - chill in the refrigerator or - even put it in the freezer to turn it into chocolate ice cream ... with all these possibilities better make twice as much straight away. * * * This is one of over 60 other recipes from my book Raw Food Self Made - Get it here! * * * NOW OVER TO YOU - HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ENJOY...

It’s Easy Being Green – What is a Green Smoothie?

Green smoothies are what I have for breakfast - daily. But what is a green smoothie and how do I mix my green smoothies?   The green smoothie story Green smoothies were "invented" by Victoria Boutenko. She and her family had already been eating a raw food diet for several years and had benefited greatly (i.e. her son was able to avoid insulin injections), but at some point, they reached a health plateau. Their health did not decline but they felt that it could be even better. So Victoria began to read, investigate and study wild life. She discovered that apes consume a lot of leafy greens and tried to copy them by eating tons of salad every day - to an extent that she could...

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 juicing 1 C date paste / soaked and pitted dates 2 TS flax seed or psyllium husk lemon juice of half a lemon plus the rind (organic please!) pinch of salt Frosting: 1 C coconut oil 3/4 agave juice of half a lemon Decoration: 12 raspberries   Preparation:  CAKE - Combine all dry ingredients: poppy seeds, nuts, lemon peel and salt. Then add the rest: carrots, dates and lemon juice....

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 2 dates 1 capsicum 1 bunch of basil, keep a few leaves for decoration 4 TS olive oil salt & pepper to taste Ingredients for the Spaghetti: 1-2 Zucchini, depending on size and appetite Ingredients for the Parmesan: nutritional yeast or ground walnuts Preparation: PASTA: peel zucchini and cut into long thin noodles, using either a spiralizer or a julienne cutter. Marinate the noodles in a bit of olive oil, sea...

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) Preparation: Mix all ingredients in a big bowl, chill until serving. Tastes also great as bruschetta spread, dip or mixed into a salad instead of a dressing. Notes: C = cup, 240 ml 1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP 1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp tsp = tea spoon, 5...

Recipe for raw vegan Mozartkugeln – Mozart Marbles

The Mozartkugel (english Mozart Ball, Mozart Bonbon, Mozart Truffle or Mozart Marble) is probably the most popular souvenir you can ever take home with you from Austria. It is named after the famous musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was first created in 1890 in Salzburg. This version is vegan and raw, using unprocessed natural ingredients only. You can of course also use ready-made marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate if you wish. But you have to know... this one is absolutely divine and absolutely worth making it yourself.   Recipe for Mozartkugeln aka Mozart Marbles makes around 20   Ingredients: 100g hazelnut nougat 150g marzipan 200g chocolate, melted in the dehydrator or bain marie Water to rinse your hands Instructions: Roll nougat into 20 little balls (around 5mm...

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   Ingredients: 1/2 C Chia seeds 4 dates, pitted 3 TS mesquite 2 TS cacao 1 C water 1 pinch salt How to make chia pudding: There are 2 ways to do this. I personally prefer the first one because I like those tiny jelly bean like seeds. The second version blends everything up and will create a chia pudding with subtle crunch. Blend all ingredients except chia seeds. Stir in chia seeds. Soak chia seeds...

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 leaves or "boats" of fennel and decorate with sprouts.