Turmeric Latte

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As the winter nights draw closer bring in some warmth and sunshine with this Turmeric latte!
The spice turmeric contains a super powerful pigment called curcumin.
It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants found and it comes with strong anti-inflammatory action so really good for auto-immune disorders.
Researchers  has also found it has anti-carcinogenic action so may protect the body against cancer.
The only problem is it’s not easily absorbed by the body, so to boost absorption I blend it  in warm milk and also add some black pepper.
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Turmeric Latte

– 1 and 1/2 cup almond milk

– piece of fresh turmeric

– piece of fresh ginger

– stevia or maple syrup

– cinnamon

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Kombucha for Beginners

Kombucha is a drink, where bacteria and yeast from the mushroom or scoby (symbiotic Culture of bacetria and yeast) work together with tea, sugar and water and ferments into the final health promoting kombucha drink.
It’s full of probiotic microorganisms, active enzymes, beneficial bacteria, C and B vitamins.
According to researchers it can have a positive effect on stomach ulcers and liver/kidney function.
The drink originally comes from China, but it’s also consumed in eastern europe and Russia, and is used for treatment of a whole host of disorders.

I love it that I can grow my own probiotics at home, It’s really empowering, easy and cheap, and it tastes so good as well!

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Kombucha for Beginners
Ingredients:

– Scoby medium size (mine was from here)

– 4 teabags

– 1 litre filtered water

– 90-100 grams sugar about 1/2 cup

– 1 tablespoon raw vinegar

Simple Steps:
Wash your glass container in the dishwasher on a high temperature or put it in the oven 150 C for 20 min to sterilize it.

Boil your filtered water and add tea and sugar, seep for around 20 min, remove tea bags and let it cool.

When luke warm add the scoby and vinegar.

Cover the container with a cheesecloth, muslim or thin kitchen towel. Place in warm dark place like an airing cupboard.

Leave it for 5 days, then with a wooden or plastic spoon taste it every fem days until it has the strength you like.

When it’s ready take the culture out together with some of the kombucha and start the next batch.

It’s now ready to drink!

(look out for my post about 2nd fermentation where you add flavourings! Coming soon)

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Watermelon and Mint Salad

 

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So apparently we’re getting a proper heat wave this weekend!
I Can’t wait!
And with the hotter weather I’m craving fresh, delicious and healthy salads like this Watermelon Mint and Avocado salad.
Incredible easy to make and it goes with whatever you decide to throw on the barbie the weekend.
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Watermelon and Mint Salad
Ingredients:

– 3 cups watermelon

– 1 avocado

– 1/2 red onion

– small bunch of mint leaves

– 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

– salt and pepper

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Lime and Rose Dessert Raw and Vegan

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This Lime and Rose dessert is so good!
I love love love to use rose in puddings, well in actually  everything I can get away with.
This is also the perfect way to hide avocados for the kids as they think (well the little one does) that the green colour comes from the limes.

Lime and Rose Dessert:
RAW and VEGAN

Ingredients:

– 3 avocados

– 6 majool dates

– 2 lime zest and juice

– 1 tablespoon rose water

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– pinch of Himalayan crystal salt

– berries for decoration: strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, blueberries

 

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Vegetable Soup for Fussy Eaters

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Getting kids to eat a health-inducing warming soup is not always easy!
Especially if you got several kids who like really different types of foods and are fussy in different ways.
Add some food allergies into the mix and it’s easy to throw in the towel.
In this video I show you what I did to get my kids used to and later liking this healthy vegan vegetable soup.

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Warming Vegetable Soup
Ingredients
Serves 4

– 1 litre water

– 2 tablespoon gluten free vegetable stock powder

– 1 large or 3 small red onions

– 1 sweet potato

– 3 carrots

– 2 tomatoes

– 2 handfuls of kale

– 1-2 garlic cloves

– piece of ginger

– fresh herbs thyme and or rosemary

– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

– 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

– black pepper

– olive oil

– fresh coriander for decoration

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Raw Vegan Curry

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Spice up your life with a Raw Vegan Curry!
Blend the sauce in a high speed blender, chop up the veg and hey presto you got yourself a incredible satisfying creamy raw curry!
Hope you like it .
♥L

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RAW VEGAN CURRY
Ingredients:

DRESSING:

– 5 tablespoons coconut manna

– 3/4 C water

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– juice from 1/2 lime

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons curry powder

– 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Salad:

– 1 small cauliflower

– 1 cup red cabbage

– 1/2 cup tomatoes

– 3 tablespoons red onion

– 3-4 tablespoons fresh coriander

– pumpkin seeds

– black pepper

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Raw Choco Smoothie Bowl

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As I did the school run this morning some beautiful red and orange leaves dropped down on my head reminding me that even though it’s warm and a long time until I have to get out the cashmere, autumn is here.
I have to say I love it!
Autumn in London is gentle and gorgeous, and soon it’s Halloween which is so much fun in my neighbourhood!
This weeks recipe is a chocolate smoothie bowl full of goodness and beautifying avocado and acai powder.
Great as a filling breakfast or healthy pudding.
It’s also perfect for hiding avocado from picky eaters!
Hope you like it!

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Raw Choco Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients:

– 1 avocado

– 1 cup homemade coconut milk

– 1 frozen banana

– 4 teaspoons raw powdered cacao

– 3 teaspoons acai powder

– 5 ice cubes

– topping: cacao nibs, raspberries, dessicated coconut

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Healthy Guilt-free Frappuccino (vegan)

20140705163824(3)I absolutely adore Coffee Frappuccino’s ever since I had my very first Ice-blended coffee at The Coffe Bean in Beverly Hills 1994.
I was working on a documentary with a less than uplifting subject, and sipping on this in the early morning sunshine as I watched the city come to life just made my time in LA very special.
Ice cream have always been my comfort food of choice , I guess I need to cool down…
The above recipe is my healthy version of  an ice-blended drink and It’s super yummy!!
I use dandelion as a coffee substitute, it’s good for the digestion it supports important liver function.
Hope you like it!
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Link to Healthy Latte: https://youtu.be/YPS4aOERYqc

Healthy Vegan Frappuccino

Serves 1

Ingredients:

 – 1/4 cup hot water

– 2 tablespoons dandelion coffee

– 1/3 – 1/2 cup home-made coconut milk

– 2 dates

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1/2- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs

– a few drops of peppermint extract

– 1 trey of ice cubs

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Healthy Morning Smoothie for Kids

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If you start your morning with a healthy nutritious breakfast you are more likely to continue in that vein for the rest of the day.
But breakfasts can be tricky to get right, the traditional breakfast normally contains absolutely no good nutrients, just stodge and milk…
It is certainly not the way I want my kids to start their day.
It’s important to eat  7-10-ish portions of vegetables (and some fruit) a day but without starting at breakfast time it’s more or less impossible to keep up.
I give my kids a super nutritious and delicious smoothie hiding sprouting broccoli, avocado, chlorella and chia seeds. ( And they have no idea!)
I feel happy and content they’ve started their day with a nutrient-dense breakfast that supports them as they head off to school!

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Healthy Breakfast smoothie for Kids
Ingredients:

– 1 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries

– 1 1/2 cup water

– 1/2 avocado

– handful sprouted purple broccoli

– 2 dates

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

– 1/2 teaspoon chlorella

– knife edge stevia

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Raw Chocolate and Mint Truffles

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Desperate for chocolate but still want to keep healthy?
Look no further!
These chocolate and mint truffles are divine.
Blend all ingredients in your food processor roll into balls, put in the fridge and voilà!
Hope you like them.
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Ingredients:

– 1 cup dates

– 1 1/2 cashew nuts

– 1/4 cup cacao powder

– 2 tablespoons coconut oil

– 1 tablespoon water

– 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

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