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RAW MANGO GINGER HEMP MILK NO SUGAR RECIPE

October 13, 2012

 Dear One,

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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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2 INGREDIENTS SMOOTHIE

September 30, 2012

Dear One,

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For those mornings when you just have 5 minutes to make yourself breakfast, or while travelling, this is a smoothie you can whip up in no time, using just 2 ingredients : blueberries and hemp seeds. No soaking required.

4 tbsp whole hemp seeds

2 cups / 300g fresh or frozen blueberries or berries of your choice

Prepare the hemp milk by blending the hemp seeds with 1 cup pure water. Strain. Rinse the blender jar. Return the strained hemp milk to the blender jar, add the berries and blend until smooth. You will have some grit left from the blueberry seeds. I actually like it that way ; if you don’t, use other berries, which will blend completely.

If you have one extra minute, top with hulled hemp seeds, bee pollen and cacao nibs.

Enjoy. Lick the glass clean.

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RAW VEGAN STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE, NO BANANA (LOW SUGAR)

September 13, 2012

Dear One,

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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 !

I posted a first low sugar smoothie without bananas here : RAW VEGAN BLUEBERRY CHIA HEMP SMOOTHIE, NO BANANA (LOW SUGAR)

This smoothie has strawberries, which are sweeter than blueberries, but still way less sweet than bananas or other fruits. I also used hemp and lecithin in this one, for all those healthy fatty acids. And the irish moss not only gives the smoothie it’s super creaminess, but it also high in minerals, like all sea vegetables.

  

For 2 large smoothies :

10 g irish moss (carrageenan), thoroughly rinsed then soaked for at least 24h (or follow you manufacturer’s instructions)

2 tbsp whole hemp seeds

1 cup water

2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen

1 tbsp soy lecithin* (not raw)

1. Thoroughy clean the irish moss by rinsing it ; there will also likely be tiny shells trapped in it. This will ensure that there is no ‘sea smell’ left at the end. Drain.

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

3. Prepare the irish moss gel by blending the drained irish moss with 1/2 cup hemp milk, preserving the other half of hemp milk. Blend until the irish moss is completely broken down and you can not see any chunks of irish moss. This takes some time, and the irish moss gel will get heated a little. It is ready when it is perfectly smooth and has a beautiful purplr colour (I use red carrageenan).

4. Add the remaining hemp milk, lecithin and strawberries to the blender and blend again until perfectly smooth. Serve into beautiful glasses, with any toppings that take your fancy (hemp seeds and cacao nibs would be great no sugar options).

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.

** Strawberries can of course be substituted with other berries, or a mix.

*** 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.

Keep Smiling.

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RAW KALE AND AVOCADO GUACAMOLE SALAD

August 28, 2012

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KALE and AVOCADO are 2 of my favourite foods. Not only do they taste great, they both are amazingly nutritious. This is a salad in which the kale is wilted, then mixed with a guacamole dressing. Use 2 varieties of kale if possible, as the salad will look even prettier.

For 2 hungry people :

200g red kale

200g black kale (Cavalo Nero)

1/2 tsp crystal salt (I use pink Himalayan salt) or sea salt

1 lemon, juiced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 avocado

1 red chilli (optional, halve for less heat)

1/2 tsp mexican chili spice mix (homemade or store-bought)

2 spring onions, chopped

4 garlic cloves, crushed

a dozen cherry tomatoes, sliced

1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds (optional)

1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)

Wash and drain the kale, removing the hard stems. Using your hands, cut the kale into small bite-size pieces and put it into a bowl. Add the salt, the lemon juice and the olive oil. Massage the kale with your two hands until it wilts.

Blend the avocado, the chilli, the mexican chili spice mix and just enough water. You don’t necessarily need a high speed blender for this.

Add the avocado guacamole, the chopped spring onions, the crushed garlic, the sliced cherry tomatoes, the hemp seeds and the cacao nibs to the wilted kale. Massage again by hand.

Serve with an extra sprinkling of hemp seeds.

Keep smiling

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5 minutes salad

August 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.

Sometimes we have a very precise idea of what we fancy for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack … we might have decided to try that recipe a good friend gave us, or one from that excellent recipe book … but sometimes, we just have no idea. Yet, we have to come up with something.

On one of such mornings, right after our breakfast of green juice, I had to make ‘something’ for my partner to take with him for lunch. I started by washing some salad leaves, cutting them into bite-size pieces and throwing them into a bowl. Then I opened the fridge to see our jar of homemade kimchi / fermented vegetables (this particular batch had white cabbage, carrots, cucumber and leeks) say hello to me … 3 tablespoons of fermented veggies later I spotted the sprouting jars. The jar that was ready had a mix of quinoa, white radish and lentils.

With 2 minutes to go, I topped the bowl with some Goji berries, cacao nibs and hemp seeds. I kept dressing very simple (and very fast) : just some flax oil and some kelp powder. The salad already have enough complex flavours : the sourness and saltiness of the kimchi, the sweetness of the Goji berries, the wonderful slight bitterness of the cacao nibs, … I thouroughly mixed everything with my hands, and hey presto ! it was ready to pack. Oh, and at the very last minute I added a few black olives.

I had no idea of what the salad tasted like, but if not exactly delicious, at least he would have something healthy to eat …’  Around 1pm he sent me a text message saying that the salad was just amazing !!! I wished I had made enough for 2 … That evening he mentioned how much he had enjoyed the salad again, and I thought : ‘Oh, we might have a hit here …’

The next day I made the salad again, adding a few extras to take it to the next level. This is the improved recipe.

For 2 salad lovers in a hurry :

Salad greens (I used 1 lettuce and a handful of rocket, use any or your favourite)

Kimchi/fermented vegetables (Homemade or store-bought ; it is a pity to buy these, though, as they are so fun, easy and inexpensive to make). I will be posting a recipe soon, watch this space …

Sprouts (2 handfulls, any sprouts)

Wakame (or your favourite sea vegetable, to top on on those minerals – 5 to 10g of the dry sea vegetable to be rehydrated as per product instructions )

Goji berries (1 teaspoon, you don’t want to make the salad too sweet)

Cacao nibs (1 teaspoon)

Hemp seeds (1 teaspoon)

Flax oil (1 tablespoon)

Black olives (a dozen)

Ashwaganda (1 teaspoon – reputed adaptogen, also known as indian Ginseng)

Mushroom powder (1 teaspoon – Reishi, Cordyceps and Shiitake, to name but few, are used in traditional Chinese medecine for their exceptional immune boosting properties. We use store-bought exotic mushroom powders, and make our own from local mushroom. More on this coming soon …)

Kelp powder (1 teaspoon)

Chili flakes (just a sprinkle – optional, especially if you already used chili in your kimchi)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, throroughly mix with both hands … ta da

I am sure you have exciting 5-minutes recipes …

Keep Smiling

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