Category Archives: Low fat raw vegan

Breakfast Ice-cream

Breakfast Ice-cream

Ice-cream for breakfast? You can eat it all day long on a high raw, plant based diet

For the base blend: 3 frozen and 1 fresh banana with 1 tablespoon of almond butter and a heaped teaspoon of cacao powder

On the top blend 2 frozen bananas, 3 soft dates and 1 vanilla pod.

And for an extra health kick, drizzle some black strap molasses.

Black strap molasses will give you b vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, and great hair 🙂

Eat it guilt free 🙂

Note: Always make sure you use really ripe bananas (spotty skins) to ensure sweetness and optimal digestion.

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Mango and Turmeric Smoothie

Mango and Turmeric Smoothie

I love turmeric in juices and I love to cook with it. It makes me feel invincible over the winter months. Now that it is back in season, I thought I’d try it in a smoothie. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed.

Recipe:

1 cup of coconut water (you could just use water or almond milk)
1 – 2 inches of fresh turmeric
2 cups of mango (frozen if that is all you have)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla essence
3 bananas

Peel and chop your turmeric before blending it on medium with your coconut water. If you don’t have a high speed blender,  juice your turmeric first. Add the rest of your ingredients and blend well. If you find you’ve used too much turmeric then add some coconut palm sugar. This yields 4 average servings. Adding frozen bananas will give you a creamier smoothie.

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Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl

Move over green smoothies, smoothie bowls are the new black. You’ll need your blender, large bowl, spoon and…

1 tablespoon of Maqui Berry Powder
1 handful of organic baby spinach
1 cup of raspberries
3 frozen bananas
Some water or coconut water for desired consistency
Blend well and top it off with hemp seeds, cacao nibs and raspberries.

We use maqui berry powder in our smoothies often. Whilst you may of seen goji berries or acai berry powder used in many recipes, maqui berries are less known.

Maqui berries grow wild in Chile and Argentina and are one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the berry family. They are a beautiful vibrant purple colour, which comes from a pigment called anthocyanin.

Research indicates that consuming anthocyanin rich foods may protect against high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and have anti-cancer properties.

 

 

Dessert for every meal

Dessert for every meal

One of the best things about eating this way is being able to eat dessert for breakfast (lunch and dinner) and knowing it’s good for you.

To make this delicious chocolate sauce you will need:
5-6 medjool dates
1 vanilla pod
1 heaped tablespoon of cacao powder (or carob)
1 teaspoon of Acai berry powder
1/2 cup of filtered water.
Blend until smooth

In a mason jar, spoon in your banana ice-cream (made from 1 banana and 4 frozen bananas) and layer it with sauce.

Simply delicious 🙂

Sweet way to start your day

Sweet way to start your day

Celery doesn’t really get a huge rap. People find it bland and often stringy, but juiced or blended into your smoothie those two factors are irrelevant.
Why bother you ask? Because it is seriously good for you – just make sure you buy organic.

Some of the health benefits include:
* Celery reduces inflammation. Great for joint pain, asthma and acne.

* It’s calming as it contains magnesium, so eat it to soothe your nervous system and help you sleep    better. A great snack to eat at night.

* It helps regulate the alkaline in your body and aids with digestion because of it’s insoluble fibre content.

* It contains “good” salts. Yes, celery does contain sodium, but it is not the same thing as table salt. The salt in celery is organic, natural and essential for your health.

* Raw organic, whole celery reduces high blood pressure.

Try some in your next smoothie.
This mornings breakfast smoothie contained:

3 sticks of organic celery
1 cup of frozen raspberries
3 large organic bananas
3 frozen organic bananas
filtered water.

Organic Kale Juice

Organic Kale Juice

3 Large curly kale leaves
1 stick of celery
1 large carrot
2 red apples

Serves 1

There are many benefits of adding more kale to your diet. If you find the taste unpleasant in juice, just make sure you add enough carrot or red apples to sweeten the taste.

* Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.

* Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

* Kale is high in Vitamin K. Increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

* Filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

* Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

* It’s  great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

* Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung cancer.

* High in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

* High in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility

*Kale is a great detox food. It’s filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.