Archives for Avocado

Beauty: Moisturizing mask for all skin types

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

Recipe: 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...

How To Make a Green Tea MATCHA Ice Cream Shake

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

Recipe: Green Quinoa-Curry Salad

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

Why juice instead of blending?

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

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

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

Perfect Health Favorite: Orange Avocado Smoothie

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

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

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

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:...

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 -...

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...

Recipe: Creamy Rich Pumpkin Soup

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

Recipe 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 -...

Avocado-Fennel Boats

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

Recipe: Easy vegan Guacamole

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

Avocado

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