Posts Tagged ‘ginger’

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SWEET FRUIT AND VEGETABLE COCKTAIL

December 17, 2012

 Dear One,

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This is a mild and sweet tasting fruit and vegetable juice that everyone will love, even children.

Makes a little over 1 litre :

2 large cucumbers

1 large celery head

1 green bell pepper

a dozen carrots

2 green apples

2 inches / 5 cm fresh ginger root

3 limes or lemons

Wash your fruits and vegetables, cut them into pieces that your juicer can handle. Juice. Enjoy.

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RAW CHOCOLATE, RASPBERRY AND GINGER MACAROONS

December 16, 2012

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Taking inspiration from my quick and easy coconut and vanilla macaroons, I made these chocolate, raspberry and ginger macaroons. Chocolate and raspberry must be the best combination ever, and ginger gives these macaroons such a delicious kick.

 

Makes 16 small macaroons :

1 cup dessicated coconut

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup raw almond butter or tahini

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

2 tbsp agave or your favourite sweetener, to taste

2 tbsp raspberry powder

1 tbsp fresh ginger root juice

generous pinch Himalayan pink crystal salt or sea salt

Process all ingredients in your food processor until crumbly. The mixture should stick together ; if not, add a tiny bit of agave or water.

Take about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and either roll into small balls or shape into macaroon halves using an ice cream scoop or a silicon mould to make pop cakes or a similar gadget. Pop them in the fridge to set.

You should even have time to wash the food processor and put the kettle on before your friend gets to your’s.

Enjoy.

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WARMING APPLE CARROT GINGER LEMON JUICE

December 5, 2012

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Everybody loves apple and carrot juice. When I first got my Champion juicer years ago, I would literately make it everyday. It is a great combination for those starting out with fresh fruits and vegetables juices, and sweet enough for children too.

By adding ginger and lemon, you get a more grown-up version, delicious year round, but particularly appreciated on a cold morning.

Makes a little over 1 litre :

6 apples of your choice

a dozen carrots

2 inches / 5 cm fresh ginger root

3 lemons

Simply juice all your ingredients.

Enjoy !

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GINGER HIBISCUS FLOWER TEA

November 25, 2012

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Hibiscus flower tea is a herbal tea consumed by people all around the world. It is an infusion made from the deep red petals of the Hibiscus flower and it can be drunk both hot and cold.

It is also referred to as bissap or wonjo in West Africa, sorrel in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago and red sorrel in the wider Caribbean.

Hibiscus tea has a tart, cranberry-like flavour, and sugar is often added to sweeten the beverage.

In some areas the tea is made with a number of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg and is a traditional Christmas drink. The tea is thought to have been popular with the ancient Egyptians, and even today hibiscus tea is a traditional drink at Egyptian weddings.

Benefits of Hibiscus

  • The tea is packed with vitamin C and can help to fight the symptoms of colds and flu and strengthens the immune system. It has powerful antioxidant properties and can help to remove bacteria from the system. It is useful for preventing and fighting infections.
  • Hibiscus flowers contain high amounts of beneficial bio flavonoids (that give them their intense crimsom colour) that protect cells from free radicals damage.
  • The tea is a mild diuretic, which helps the body to expel toxins, and is often used to lower blood pressure. It can be beneficial for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • The tea is also of benefit to those who wish to lose weight, as it is thought to inhibit the body from absorbing too many carbohydrates.
  • Regular consumption of the tea can keep the body’s bladder function healthy and prevent constipation. It can help to keep the digestive system generally healthy and has a soothing effect on inflammation.
  • Note : While Hibiscus flower tea is very beneficial for PMS, due to its effect on the hormone function of the body (especially estrogens), it is best not to consume it during the first 3 months of pregnancy,  so as n ot to disturb the natural hormonal balance.

Serves 1 (makes 1 litre) :

1 handful dried Hibiscus flowers

1 handful fresh ginger root, cut into thin slivers

1 litre freshly boiled water

Put the hibiscus flowers and gringer root slivers in a 1 litre teapot. Pour the water and brew for at least 10 minutes.

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RAW MANGO GINGER HEMP MILK NO SUGAR RECIPE

October 13, 2012

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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

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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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