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RAW MANGO GINGER HEMP MILK NO SUGAR RECIPE

October 13, 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 raw mango ginger hemp milk recipe was inspired by a drink bought in a fancy all vegan supermarket in Berlin. Although the store-bought version was good, the home made version is raw, tastier (juicy fresh perfectly ripe mango), healthier (no sugar or sweetener of any sort) and cheaper.

Hemp seeds are one of the best foods in the world. These little wonders are not mind altering at all, yet you can’t stop smiling when you eat them.

They are very sustaining, with 23g of protein and 31g of fat per 100g. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids in an easily digestible form and all the essential fatty acids with an optimal 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids.

And they are quick to use, as they don’t require soaking before use : they contain no phytic acid, the mineral-binding anti-nutrient common to most nuts, seeds, grains and legumes, and one of the reason most require soaking.

Eat hemp seeds everyday, and you will be rewarded with strong healthy hair, silky smooth skin and strong nails.

Serves 1 or 2 : (You will need a knife, a chopping board and a blender and 10 minutes)

1/3 cup whole hemp seeds

2 cups pure water

about 2cm fresh ginger root, peeled

mango, flesh only

1/4 tsp ginger powder

1 tbsp soy lecithin* (not raw, optional)

1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed

vanilla pod or 1tsp vanilla powder

Start by making the hemp milk. Place the hemp seeds, water and peeled ginger in the blender and blend until the hemps seeds are completely broken to pieces. Strain using a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or a very fine sieve. Put the hemp seed and ginger pulp on the soil of your flower / herbs. Rinse the blender.

Return the strained ginger flavoured hemp milk to the blender. Add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Enjoy.

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

September 21, 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.

The following foods are good for you, and they actually look like the organ they are good for ! Another logic for “you are what you eat”.

So for example, if you eat carrots, you will have good eyes …

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CARROTS EYES
Slice a carrot and it looks just like an eye, right down to the pattern of the iris. It is a clear clue to the importance this everyday vegetable has for vision. Carrots get their orange colour from a phytochemical called betacarotene, which reduces the risk of developing cataracts. Betacarotene also protects against macular degeneration, an age-related sight problem that affects one in four over-65s.
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WALNUT BRAIN
The gnarled folds of a walnut mimic the appearance of a human brain – and provide a clue to the benefits. Walnuts are the only nuts which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. They may also help head off dementia and Alzheimers disease.
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TOMATO HEART 
A tomato is red and usually has four chambers, just like our heart. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, a phytochemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers. It also helps counter the effect of unhealthy LDL cholesterol.
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GRAPES LUNGS
Our lungs are made up of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny bunches of tissue called alveoli. These structures, which resemble bunches of grapes, allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. A diet high in fresh fruit, such as grapes, has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which appears to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy.
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GINGER STOMACH
Root ginger often looks just like the stomach. And interestingly, one of its biggest benefits is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it for over 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, while it is also a popular remedy for motion sickness. But the benefits could go much further. Tests on mice have shown that ginger slow down the growth rate of bowel tumours.
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BANANA (SMILE) DEPRESSION
Cheer yourself up and put a smile on your face by eating a banana. The popular fruit contains a protein called tryptophan. Once it has been digested, tryptophan then gets converted in a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin. This is one of the most important mood-regulating chemicals in the brain and most anti-depressant drugs work by adjusting levels of serotonin production. Higher levels are associated with better moods.
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MUSHROOM EAR
Slice a mushroom in half and it resembles the shape of the human ear. And guess what? Adding it to your diet could actually improve your hearing. Thats because mushrooms are one of the few foods in our diet that contain vitamin D. This particular vitamin is important for healthy bones, even the tiny ones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.
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BROCCOLI CANCER
Close-up, the tiny green tips on a broccoli head look like hundreds of cancer cells. Now scientists know this disease-busting vegetable can play a crucial role in preventing the disease. A team of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute found just a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45 per cent.
Stay Healthy and Happy
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RAW VEGAN BLUEBERRY CHIA HEMP SMOOTHIE, NO BANANA (LOW SUGAR)

September 12, 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.

Question : Can I make smoothies without bananas ?

Answer : Yes.

Whether you are diabetic or looking at reducing your sugar intake for other reasons and have deciced to consume bananas in moderation, or whether you just don’t like the taste of bananas, you can still make delicious vegan creamy smooth smoothies without causing havoc to your blood sugar levels !

Chia and hemp are loaded with fibre and healthy fats and berries are the most nutritious fruits, while being the lowest in sugar.

For 2 large smoothies :

2 tbsp chia, soaked for at least 4 hours or overnight in 1 cup water

4 tbsp whole hemp seeds

1 cup water

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 tbsp soy lecithin* (not raw)

1 tsp hulled hemp seeds

1 tsp cacao nibs

1. Soak the chia seeds in 1 cup of water overnight to allow them to absorb liquid.

2. Prepare hemp milk : blend hemp seeds with 1 cup water. Strain milk. Rinse blender.

3. Return the hemp milk, soaked chia seeds, lecithin and blueberries to the blender and blend until perfectly smooth. Serve into beautiful glasses, sprinkled with hulled hemp seeds and cacao nibs.

Enjoy this smoothie for breakfast, snack, lunch, brunch, dinner, midnight snack …

* Soy lecithin is not raw (sunflower lecithin is, though), but I aim to always add it to my fats, to make sure the fats are properly broken down to assimilate the essential fatty acids.

** Blueberries can of course be substituted with other berries.

*** If you have a sweet tooth and you find the smoothie not sweet enough for your liking, add a tiny bit of stevia or your favourite low glycemic index sweetener.

Stay Well and Happy.

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 :

© 2012 RAW FOOD ETC Want to look good and feel great by including more RAW FOOD into your diet ? Get FREE healthy raw food recipes, articles and tips from https://rawfoodetc.wordpress.com/

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