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Raw Chocolate Vegan Easter Egg Recipe

Raw Vegan Easter Egg

Caramel Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbl agave syrup or 1/2 cups of soaked Mulberries
  • 2 tbl coconut butter, warmed to liquefy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch Celctic sea salt or Himalayan Salt

Chocolate

  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter or coconut butter, warmed to liquefy
  • 3 tbl cocoa powder or cocoa paste
  • 1 tbl lucuma
  • 2 tbl agave syrup

Make the caramel cream first by combining all ingredients in a  food processor until smooth. The smoothness of the mixture will depend on the strength of your machine.

Then make the chocolate by combining all ingredients in a food processor or simply stir in a bowl with a whisk or fork ensuring any lumps are broken down until smooth. Pour the chocolate into each egg mould so half is filled. Then spoon some caramel cream into the mould. Then pour over some more chocolate so there is no trace of the filling. Set in the fridge or freezer to set.

Enjoy!!!

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Healthy Lunch Box Recipe Ideas

Packing a healthy lunch box for your children is a daily challenge for parents. It’s so hard to know how to pack healthy kids’ lunch bags. Kids are hungry at lunchtime, so they need a packed lunch that satisfies their appetite and gives them plenty of healthy food, including lots of the all important fresh fruit and vegetables. Trouble is, that it can be a bit of a challenge to keep coming up with healthy lunch box ideas. What to include? As well as providing stuff that’s healthy, parents are also trying to find food that’s a bit more interesting than the predictable cheese or ham sandwich with an apple.

Frittata

A frittata is a baked omelette.

Ingredients:

8 large eggs

150ml (5fl oz) single cream or any nut milk

50g (1¾ oz) Cheddar cheese, grated

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 cup grated courgette or carrot

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/350°F/Gas 4). In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the cream; add cheese, herbs and salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in a 23cm (9in) oven-safe, non-stick omelette pan over a medium heat until hot. Pour in the egg mixture and shake the pan a little to spread the ingredients evenly.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the omelette is just set in the centre.

Hold a warmed plate upside-down over the pan and turn the two over together so that the omelette inverts on to the plate. Serve hot or warm.

Avocado Hedgehog

lunch box chlorella

Instructions:

1 avocado

Sunflower seed

Raisins

Ingredients:

Cut avocado in half. Spoon it out and lay flat.

Press sunflower seeds into avocado so they will look like spikes

Use two raisin for eyes and one for hedgehog nose

Alfa Alfa Sprout & Avocado Wrap

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 Ingredients

1/8 cup alfa alfa sprouts

1 boiled egg

Half of avocado

1 tsp linseed

1 tbs hummus

Wholegrain wrap (wholewheat, rye or spelt)

Instructions:

 Cut egg and avocado into small pieces.

Add linseed, hummus and alfa alfa sprouts and mix.

Put the mixture in the middle of the wrap and roll.

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Alkaline Raw Vegan Pesto Recipe

raw pesto

Ingredients:

1 cup pine nuts

2 cups basil

½ olive oil

½ lemon juice

¼ walnuts

1 avocado

Pinch of Himalayan salt and black pepper

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth

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Hummus Recipe

Try this red pepper hummus recipe for your next snack. The red peppers make a sensational addition to this traditional hummus recipe.

Ingredients:

1 can (16oz -19oz) of chickpeas

1 red bell pepper

1 tablespoon of tahini

1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

3/4 teaspoon cumin

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ½ tablespoons water

Preparation:

Wash and dry red bell pepper. Chop into ½ inch pieces.

In a blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas. Add red bell pepper, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, water, and salt until the ingredients form a creamy, paste-like consistency. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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Aubergine Dip (Greek Style – Melitziana Salad)

Ingredients:

2 Aubergines

2 gloves garlic

½ onion

½ cup of olive oil

¼ cup of seamen seed

Instructions:

Slice the aubergine in thin slices and pierce with a fork. Grill in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Let it cool. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

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Why to dehydrate…

A food dehydrator delivers the vast majority of foods with the same vitamins and minerals as their fresh counterparts, in a remarkable array of concentrated flavors, nutrients and enzymes!
Dehydration process retains almost 100% of the nutritional content of the food, retains the alkalinity of fresh produce and actually inhibits the growth of microforms such as bacteria.

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Healthy Granola Recipe

 

Ingredients:

½ cup Toasted Coconut Chips

1 cup Rice Pops

½ cup Roasted Almonds (cut in pieces)

½ cup Cranberries ( or roasted/dehydrated apples pieces)

1 cup Qunioa Pops

¼ Cup Cacao Nibs

Mix all ingredients in bowl and serve with a milk of your choice we prefer homemade Almond or Hazelnut Mylk

Super Quick Porridge

1 cup of Oat Flakes

1 cup of Brown Rice Flakes

½ cup Goji Berries or (Cranberries, Raisins, Mulberries)

2 large spoons of Psyillium Husk

2 tea spoons of Chia Seeds

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and keep in sealed container. To cook: add ½ cup of mix in a bowl, add hot water and cover with a lead for 1 minute. Add fresh fruit berries or banana and enjoy your morning porridge

 

 

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Superfood Muesli

Superfood Muesli

cereal

Ingredients (Serves approximately 10):

1 cup oats

1/2 cup of raw almonds (chop in a food processor)

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1/3 cup chia seeds

1/3 cup wheatgerm

1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped

4 tbsp linseeds

2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl then add into a large glass jar to store.

Cornflakes

1 cup of toasted coconut chips

1 cup of sliced Almonds (can slightly roast them)

4tbsp linseeds

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Choosing a Healthy Breakfast Cereal: Taste or Nutrition?

Choosing a healthy breakfast cereal is not a simple task. The cereal aisle is a long one, full of contradictions. You’ll find cereals made with refined grains with nearly no fiber  and cereals made with whole grains and bran boasting 7 grams or more of fibre. There are cereals with so much sugar they seem more like boxes of little cookies. And there are cereals with sugar listed far down on the ingredient list.

If you eat cereal almost every day, either for breakfast or as a snack, the cereal you choose can say a lot about your health. It can add a lot of good stuff to your diet — or it can add a whole lot of nothing.

Cereals made with refined grains have generally not been linked to health benefits, like a lower risk of death from heart disease, as whole-grain breakfast cereals have. Refined-grain cereals do not lower the risk of gaining weight or having a higher BMI (body mass index), but whole grain-rich cereals do.

Choosing a Healthy Breakfast Cereal: Taste or Nutrition?

The trick is finding a breakfast cereal that is full of healthful attributes, low in sugar, and has no saturated fat and trans fat — but still tastes great! It doesn’t matter how good for you a cereal is; if it doesn’t taste good, you’re probably not going to eat it day after day.

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Why to drink vegetable/fruit juices or smoothies

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Why to drink vegetable/fruit juices or smoothies

Holistic health practitioner opines that for complete health and vitality relying on an effective detox diet menu is significantly important.

Virtually every health authority recommends that we get 5-12 servings of vegetables or fruits per day and only very few of us actually get that. Juicing is an easy way to virtually guarantee that you will reach your daily target for vegetables.

Consuming green smoothies is a great way to increase your daily vegetable intake. Think about it, how many quality vegetables do you really consume in a day? Juices & smoothies deliver a natural source of energy. Ever feel like taking a nap in the afternoon? Rather than going for a coffee or diet soda, try a smoothie. The natural sugars from the fruit and vegetables will give you a boost, but the high fibre content and vitamins and minerals will help to prolong the energizing effects. Remember, your body is better fueled by real foods than food substitutes.

No doubt about it, juicing for children is a great way to get nutrition into their growing, developing bodies. Create a fun name and let your kids help run the blender. Some of our kid tested and approved favorites that will have them drinking their greens. Making it fun can make it more exciting and appealing to drink. This is a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack for a great anti-oxidant hit. Making snacks bright and colourful is important to gain a range of micro-nutrients which is important for healthy cognitive function and immunity. Recipes can be made to your child taste…

          

Juices and smoothies are completely different and require different machines.

Smoothie – this is when the whole food is blended into a thick drink using all of the fruit – except for the skin and seed depending on what it is.

Juice – this is when only the juice is extracted from the fruit or vegetable leaving the fiber in the pulp collector at the back of the machine.

Finally, drink plenty of water to complement with your complete detoxofication programme to achieve health and vitality.

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