30.9.13

Chocolate Roasted Almond Butter


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder




Instructions:
  1. Mix Walnuts and Almonds in food processor for 10-15 min until the oils get released and it becomes almost liquid. You might need to stop a few times to move the paste from the side of our mixer.
  2. Add cacao powder.
  3. Enjoy! 
Optional: Add coconut oil or sweetener to make it more Nutella-like.


 


26.9.13

Chocolate Lover Smoothie


One evening this week I whipped up this delicious chocolate recipe and decided that it was too good not to share here. After a long day at work I came home feeling exhausted mentally and emotionally and needed a pick me up- nothing better than a banana smoothie to get my energy levels back up again. This one is paleo to fit in my 2 weeks paleo challenge, vegan and most importantly sugar free and 100% healthy! And taste like chocolate milkshake! I must say I have been having it for breakfast as well which made me feel naughty for having such delicious chocolate drink for breakfast!

Ingredients:


  • 1 banana;
  • 1 cup almond milk;
  • 1tbsp raw cacao powder;
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut;
  • 1 tsp maca powder;
  • 1-2 tsp mesquite powder;
  • 2 tsp linseed;
  • dash of cinnamon;




Instructions:


  1. place all ingredients in your blender and blend away! add some more milk or water if its too thick!
  2. enjoy!



I hope you all enjoy it! 

xx
Claire

1.9.13

Strawberry Cooking Session


I have recently discovered a Farmers market near Stirling (opposite IKEA. Look it up here. I have been going for a few weeks now on Sundays and every week I come home with 2 bags full of fresh local vegetables and other goodies (raw juices, eggs, bread, nitrate free bacon, bee pollen, honey and much other produce!).

This week they had huge trays of strawberries on special - 1 for $10 and 2 for $15. I could not resist their smell and bought a tray. Then it hit me that there is only 2 of us at my house and I would have to find a few different ways to use them up!

So below are a few examples on what to do when you have too many strawberries!







Strawberry Coulis
4-5 cups of fresh strawberries
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chia seeds 
(add more for a more Jam-like consistency)

-simmer on low for 20/25 min




Strawberry IceCubes



 I also froze some into Ziplock bags to use in my smoothies later on. 




RAW STRAWBERRY ICE-CREAM


makes 4
3 cups of strawberries
1 banana
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut (optional)

- mix all ingredients in a food processor
- put in freezer for 4h
- defrost for 1-2h in a fridge
or you can eat them as creams if left in fridge for 3-4h




Strawberry Juice




Kale Strawberry Salad
kale
walnuts
strawberries
balsamic vinegar
brown rice / quinoa




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