Going Bananas for banana smoothie bowls

Going Bananas for banana smoothie bowls

I love eating smoothie bowls because first of all they are SO TASTY and second – they are packed with nutrients and easy on the digestion. When you include bananas, they give your smoothie a thick consistency, flavour and, if you are looking for more satiety, caloric density.

The unique mix of vitamins, minerals, and low glycemic carbohydrates in bananas make those meals a raw plant-powered fuel before or after your workouts!

Here are some quick suggestions, I hope you enjoy them too!

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Base: Blend three-four cups of spinach, handful of chard, 2-3 frozen (ripe!) bananas and  a cup of blueberries. Toppings: Goji berries and Unsweetened Coconut flakes.

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Base: This consists of only frozen bananas, two small zucchini and a teaspoon of Spirulina powder.

Spirulina is a blue-green algae rich in vitamins, minerals and also protein!

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More (optional) superfoods toppings: Maca Powder, Chia seeds, Goji berries

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Base: 2-3 frozen Bananas, a bunch of kale (or spinach, if you prefer), one small cucumber, a cup of almond milk (or coconut milk), cumin for taste.

Toppings: a scoop of Wheat Grass Powder, Goji berries, a teaspoon of Flax seeds

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This one combines two superfoods together and is doubled with nutrients and protein value.

Base: Bananas (ripe or frozen), one small pear, 2-3 sticks of celery, handful of parsley,  two teaspoons of Spirulina and Barley Grass Powder.

Optional add: A scoop of  Raw Sunwarrior Protein (consisting of hemp seeds, coconut and cacao)/ or simply blending a table spoon of hemps seeds and cacao powder.

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You can also add a pinch of Cayenne Pepper for a spicy kick and Cumin for enhancing digestion.

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“Wise” Bread Recipe – Anti-Inflammatory and Protective

“Wise” Bread Recipe – Anti-Inflammatory and Protective

If you are wondering why “wise” – walnuts are one of the most abundant plant-based sources of Omega-3, essential for the proper functions of your brain and efficient levels of concentration. No wonder why their shape resembles a human brain, right?!

Garlic in turn is one of the most eminent anti-inflammatory foods, helping you stay resilient to disease and infections, and also improving your iron metabolism and protecting your heart.

Ingredients:

Cup of Gluten-Free Flour

Cup of walnuts, 2 table spoons of sesame seeds

Clove of garlic

Touch of cumin

Tea spoon of baking soda

Table spoon of  apple vinegar

Salt for taste

Touch of olive oil

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Blend the walnuts,  sesame seeds and garlic together with the cumin and add them to the flour. Add the rest ingredients to the dough and knead it until it becomes well formed and ready to be put in the oven. 

Bake for around 30-40 minutes on 300° F/ 150°C.

In all honesty, I didn`t get around to taste my creation but I`ve heard it was very good!:)

As a high raw foodist the feedback coming from others is all I need to feel satisfied!:) And for what I can tell, it smelled really delicious!

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7-Layered Gourmet Cake – VEGAN

7-Layered Gourmet Cake – VEGAN

A Decadent Vegan Cake That Will Appeal To All Tastes

I highly recommend you trying this recipe.  

Investing energy into cooking a meal is not only self-rewarding but also energetically charging for the people who consume it. With every bite, they absorb the love you prepared the food with.

Ingredients:

1/5 packages of gluten-free crackers*

A cup of oats 

2 cups of Coconut milk

3 ripe bananas and 5 frozen

2 small plums (a quarter of a cup of dried prunes works too)

2 teaspoons of Vanilla

A cup of strawberries

2/3 tea spoons of Unsulfured Molasses

Drops of Lemon Juice

A tea spoon of Cacao Powder (or Carob)

A tablespoon of almond butter 

A cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

A pint of blueberries

A packet 70/80% Vegan dark chocolate

*You can substitute the crackers for oats only. 

Note: Usually I encourage you to modify and tweak my suggestions according to the ingredients you have at home but for this particular cake my tips is that you follow closely the measurements in order to achieve the taste I was looking for in creating it – tart, gooey, not overly sweet, and chocolatey mouthwatering.

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1st Layer: Soak the crackers in coconut milk (just for a second or two to soften without breaking).

2nd Layer Adding no liquid, blend the ripe bananas with the strawberries and the cocoa (or Carob), adding the Molasses (*or Maple Syrup) and two tea spoons of Vanilla. You can use Stevia as well but Molasses gives a better taste for this particular recipe (It is also not so processed like white sugar and is also rich in Iron and Copper).

Add the mix on top of the 1st layer.

3rd Layer: Blend the oats and place them on top of 2nd layer.

4rd Layer: Blend 3 frozen bananas (with traces amounts of liquid; I used coconut milk) with the two small plums (or, when not in season, dried prunes) and some lemon juice (and place on top of 3rd layer. Add a tablespoon of almond butter into the mix to enhance the creaminess and richness of the formed paste.

5th Layer: Repeat the 1st layer by soaking crackers in coconut milk and placing them on top of 4rd layer.

6st Layer: Blend 1, 1/5 frozen bananas with the coconut flakes.

7th and last Layer – By pulsing on low scale, blend the dark chocolate and the prunes until they become like crumbs and gently spread the paste on top. The finished layer can be decorated with fresh blueberries.

For the decoration, I also used also açaí powder, goji berries and basil.

Finally, make sure to keep the cake in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Then grab a spoon and ENJOY! 

wasn’t paying attention on the number of the layers until I sat down to write the recipe but am actually not surprised– 7 is a magic number and that cake transcends your senses into a fairyland too!;)

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I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you make it. 

Eden Bread – Healthy and Nourishing as Mother Nature!

Eden Bread –  Healthy and Nourishing as Mother Nature!

I personally follow a predominantly raw way of eating (about 80-90%).

However, I felt inspired to prepare some soulfood for people who are not always bananas for bananas like me and enjoy eating solid meals. Plus, it is very therapeutic to prepare food. I absolutely enjoy cooking for others!

For the recipe, I used a cup of flour and mixed it with a cup of blended oats and a spoon of flax and sesame seeds for taste.

Add a spoon of vinegar, Himalayan salt, a little bit of baking soda and olive oil and knead the mixture until it forms a shape. Decorate with toppings of your choice and bake until crispy.

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I hope you enjoy making and eating this delicious bread. For me, the pleasure of cooking comes from the ultimate satisfaction of feeding not just yourself but the ones you love!=)

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Heart-warming strawberry porridge

Heart-warming strawberry porridge

Overnight oats for healthy-food lovers – warming your body and soul!

For the topping – blend on low speed (or by pulsing) cup of strawberries, dates, raisins, carob (or cacao) and a table spoon of blackstrap molasses for extra sweetness (optional, and you can also use stevia, maple syrop or coconut sugar – limit to a spoon. Avoid agave because it is claimed to contain GMO).

Mix the oats together and decorate with berries or more strawberries and dates.

I recommend using a non-dairy milk for the base. I like almond milk best!

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