Archive for the ‘Breakfast, Porridges and Puddings’ Category

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RAW VEGAN COCONUT BERRIES CHIA PUDDING

September 17, 2013

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Chia seeds pudding is definitely my favourite breakfast : virtually no carbs, loaded with healthy fats, fibre and slow release energy, chia seeds are one of nature’s near perfect foods. It is believed that just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds could sustain an Aztec warrior for 24 hours !

Although I am no Aztec warrior, chia seeds definitely do work for me : they give me the energy I need to work and play all morning, leaving me with a moderate appetite when come lunch time. In other words, the ultimate breakfast food.

Raw vegan coconut berries chia pudding

Serves 2 to 4 :

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

2 cups fresh pure water

a small punnet raspberries

a small punnet strawberries, halved

Put the chia seeds and half the water (1 cup) in a mixing bowl.

Prepare a creamy coconut milk by blending the desiccated coconut with the other cup of water. Strain, pour on the chia mixture and give it a good mix using a fork.

Allow to stand for at least half and hour to allow the chia seeds to soak up the coconut mylk.

Serve with the berries, adding toppings of your choice : ground flax, sesame and pumpkin seeds, goji berries, bee pollen (not technically vegan) and cacao nibs are my current favourites.

Also easy to eat on the move, just put everything in a recycled glass jar :

Coconut berries chia pudding in glass jar

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RAW MANGO PUDDING

September 15, 2013

 Dear One,

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This little wonder is a creamy pudding that can be whipped up in 5 minutes, with only 2 ingredients : super creamy coconut milk and super tasty mango.

Serves 2 :

the meat and water from 1 fresh green coconut

or

creamy coconut milk made from 1/2 cup dessicated coconut and 1/2 cup pure water

1 ripe mango

Put the coconut meat, coconut water and the flesh of the mango in your blender and simply blend until perfectly smooth. Sprinkle with some dessicated coconut and op with a piece of dried mango if you like. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for an hour or so before eating.

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YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT IS RAW CHRISTMAS PUDDING RECIPE : VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, NO ADDED SUGAR

December 10, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Just 2 weeks to Christmas … There are those who are so excited they can’t wait … Those who are overwhelmed and who wish they had more time to decorate the tree, get the presents for their loved ones and plan the Christmas meal … Why not try a raw Christmas pudding this year for something different ?

Or you might have recently started enjoying the benefits of including more raw foods in your diet. The best way to stick to your raw food diet and still indulge over the festive period is to have your own raw decadents desserts. Maybe take some with you if you are invited to a Christmas dinner / party ; just make sure you make enough, as this pudding is very popular.

I am very excited to share my raw Christmas pudding recipe with you. Try this raw, vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar christmas pudding for a guilt-free alternative and you will have to keep reminding yourself that it is indeed, raw.

Raw Christmas Pudding

Serves 4 :

50g raisins

50g sultanas

50g currants

1 orange, juiced

2 tbsp Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) or liqueur of your choice

(replace with more orange juice for alcohol free pudding)

1/2 cup mesquite

1/4 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup lucuma

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup pure water or orange juice

1 tbsp cinnamon

pinch ground nutmeg

pinch ground cloves

pinch crystal salt or sea salt

Put the vine fruit to soak in the orange juice and orange liqueur (if using) overnight or for at least a few hours.

Using your hands, thoroughly mix the mesquite, lucuma, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and the water and mix until well combined. Add in the soaked fruit and any soak liquid, mix again. You should get a sticky mixture.

Using your wet hands / one or several moulds, shape mixture into one or 4 individual Christmas puddings. Eat right away or keep in the fridge, but before eating, take the pudding(s) out of the fridge and allow to stand at room temperature for a few hours to warm up. Alternatively, you may also warm the pudding (s) in the dehydrator for an hour.

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RAW FLAX PORRIDGE

November 24, 2012

 Dear One,

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If you are already sold to the goodness of flax seeds, you will be thrilled to find yet another way to eat these little wonders.

(drum rolls …)

Did you know you could make a porridge out of flax seeds ?

Start of with the same ideas as for making chia seed porridge, only that you need to blend your flax seeds in a coffee grinder or dry blender. Then add some dried fruits or cacao powder and sweetener. The soluble fibre in the flax seeds make a really surprisingly slippery porridge, but I find it is quite easy to get used to it. Think about all that fibre and all the good it is doing you …

Serves 2 :

1/2 cup golden flax seeds

2 tbsp bee pollen* (not vegan)

2 tbsp lucuma

2 tbsp goji berries

1 tbsp flax oil

1 tbsp agave or sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)

1 cup freshly boiled water

pinch crystal salt or sea salt

Grind your the flax seeds while the water is boiling.

In a bowl, mix the ground fax seeds with the pollen, lucuma, goji berries and salt. Gradually add the boiling water until you reach your desired consistency. Add the flax oil and agave, if using.

Eat right away while still warm.

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RAW OATS PORRIDGE

November 22, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Raw or cooked oats porridge are a fantastic breakfast food, providing a steady source of energy. They are full of soluble fibre and keep your blood sugar levels stable so you can keep going until lunchtime without a mid-morning sugar crush.

Raw oats porridge actually taste similar (not identical, though) to cooked oats porridge with the major additional benefit of preserved enzymes, nutrients and life force. If you want to reap those benefits, you will ideally want to use raw oats. Rolled oats are usually steamed to stabilize them. Whole oat groat are more likely to be raw. To check whether your oat groats are raw, you can attempt to sprout them. Soak them overnight, drain them and leave them out in a well aerated place. If you do get little shoots the next day, your oat groats were raw.

Serves 2 to 4 :

1/2 cup oat groats (ideally raw and organic)

1 cup freshly boiled water

1 tbsp coconut butter

1 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice (pudding spice)

pinch crystal salt or sea salt

2 red apples, grated thick

agave or sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)

Soak your oat groats overnight. The next morning, drain the oats and blend them with all the other ingredients apart from the grated apple. Do not overblend, so that you get a chewier porridge.

Taste test and adjust sweetener, if using.

Serve topped with grated apple and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon or mixed spice.

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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SMOOTHIE / PUDDING

November 15, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

This is a Vitamin C packed smoothie that is delicious everyday of the year, but that will particularly boost your immune system as the Autumn sets in and the days get gloomier and colder.

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are native to China. If you don’t know goji berries yet, I am confident that once you discover them you will fall in love with them and will be adding them to everything, sweet and savoury, and struggling to keep your hands out of the bag, as they taste so good …

They look like little bright red raisins, but not as sweet and have a taste faintly reminiscent of pink bubble gum …

Said to increase longevity, goji berries are one of the richest sources of vitamin C on the planet – a handful when you are getting a cold could be just enough to make you well again – and probably the richest source of beta-carotene.

They contain all of the essential amino acids, as well as B vitamins, trace minerals and polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been found to fortify the immune system.

Keep things simple and super sweet and couple goji with Vitamin C rich oranges.

If you want some of grapefruit’s goodness but you are not too keen on the bitter taste, use as little of the white part of the rind as possible.

If you do like the slight bitterness of grapefruit and the lovely tanginess of lemon, add them to have a full spectrum citrus goodness.

If you do use grapefruit, eat right away for a smoothie consistency. If allowed to stand, your smoothie will set, due to the pectin from the grapefuit rind (also rich in citrus bioflavonoids).

Add anti-viral and anti bacterial ginger and turmeric and you get a super hero that will help you ward off colds.

For 2 (about 3 cups immune booster smoothie) :

2 oranges

2 pink grapefruits (if not using, just subsitute with 3 extra oranges)

1 lemon

1/4 cup goji berries

1 small piece (1 inch / 2,5 cm) piece fresh ginger root

1 small piece (1 inch / 2,5 cm) piece fresh turmeric root

Wash and prepare your citrus fruits by quartering them and removing the skin. Put the citrus flesh and everything else in the blender and blend until super smooth.

Eat right away if you are in the mood or a smoothie or allow to set to a beautiful pudding.

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RAW VEGAN HEMP BAOBAB CHIA PUDDING

November 11, 2012

 Dear One,

If you are reading me for the first time, welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by. If you have been here before, thank you for visiting again.

Chia seeds are one of the most powerful nutritious superfoods on the planet : they are an excellent source of fibre (more than bran flakes), packed with antioxidants (more than fresh blueberries), full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals (more Calcium than 2% fat milk), and the richest known plant source of omega-3 fatty acids (more than Atlantic salmon and flaxseed)  !

Adding just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately 7 grams of fibre, 4 grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping 5 grams of omega-3 !

Chia seeds are really a great food to make into a breakfast pudding.

In this recipe, I sweeten the pudding with raisins and add baobab powder for a delightful lemon sherbet flavour. I also added camu camu because it is loaded with immune system boosting Vitamin C.

For 2 to 4 servings :

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup whole hemp seeds

2 cups fresh pure water

1 tbsp soy lecithin *(not raw)

1 tbsp baobab powder

1 tbsp camu camu (optional)

Put the chia seeds and the raisins in a mixing bowl with half the water (1 cup).

Prepare the hemp milk by blending the hemp seeds with the other cup of water. Strain. Rinse blender. Return strained milk to the blender, add the lecithin, baobab powder and camu camu (if using) and blend again. Pour on the chia mixture and give it a good mix using a fork.

Allow to stand for at least a couple of hours or ideally overnight. Will keep in the fridge for a few days – actually the flavours improve with time.

Would you like to use this article on your blog, website or in your newsletter ? You are welcome to do so, as long as you include the following text with it :

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