Magical Mylks - 3 ways

Three magical Mylks
Strawberry cashew mylk

Make your own plant milk flavored with chocolate, vanilla & strawberry!

Plant milks are delicious, nutritious and super easy to make! The only thing you’ll need is a blender and a nut milk bag.

Maca oat milk

Maca & Vanilla Oat milk

  • 1,5 cups oats

  • 1 tsp maca powder

  • 4 dates (without the pits)

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • pinch salt

  • 4 cups of filtered water

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender. You can put the whole vanilla bean in.

  2. Pour the milk through the nut milk bag, squeeze as much liquid as possible. Serve straight away and enjoy! If you store the milk, it is best stored in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge (about 5 days.)

Chocolate & hazelnut mylk

Chocolate & Hazelnut Mylk

  • 1,5 cups hazelnuts

  • 3,5 cups filtered water

  • 4 dates (without pits)

  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender. (FYI: Hazelnuts do not have to be soaked because they don’t have enzyme inhibitors.) Blend until really smooth.

  2. Pour the milk through the nut milk bag, squeeze as much liquid as possible. Serve straight away and enjoy! If you store the milk, it is best stored in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge (about 5 days.)

Strawberry Cashew Mylk

Strawberry Cashew Mylk

  • 1,5 cups soaked cashews

  • 4 cups filtered water

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 2 dates (without pits)

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp pitaya powder (optional, just for color)

  • pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender. (If you have sensitive a stomach: soak the nuts overnight to give the milk a smoother taste and get rid of enzymes that are hard to digest. Rinse the nuts properly from the water that they’ve soaked in and blend with fresh water.)

  2. Pour the milk through the nut milk bag, squeeze as much liquid as possible. Serve straight away and enjoy! If you store the milk, it is best stored in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge (about 5 days.)

Magical Mylks - 3 ways

Enjoy!

Cheesy kale chips

Cheesy kale chips

Kale chips, a super-snack! Easy to make with only a few ingredients, all that is required is big scoop of patience...

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Cheesy kale chips
Cheesy kale chips
Cheesy kale chips

Ingredients

  • 6-8 big kale leafs

  • 1 cup cashews

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp bell pepper spice

  • pinch chili flakes

Directions

  1. Wash and dry your greens

  2. Remove the stem and tear the leaves into smaller pieces. How big you want the kale chips is up to you. I like them quite big

  3. Place the dry greens on an oven tray.

  4. Mix all ingredients for the cheese dressing by blending cashew nuts, water, nutrients and spices in a blender or food processor. If you are using a food processor, you will need to blend for a longer time than if you’re using a blender. You may also need to add some extra tablespoons of water

  5. When the dressing is blended into a smooth cream, pour it over the greens and massage it (with clean hands). Be sure to cover the whole kale leafs with dressing

  6. Then dehydrate the kale chips on 140°F (60-70°C) for at least 8-9 hours. Be sure to keep the oven door open so that there is an even flow of air in the oven. You can use a butter knife or any other wooden kitchenware to keep the oven door slightly open. (If you use a dehydrator, you can put it on 42 degrees for 10 hours.) Make sure the chips are completely dry before removing them.

Cheesy kale chips
Cheesy kale chips
Cheesy kale chips

Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie

Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie

Maca will support your body’s own production of numerous hormones, increasing or decreasing their levels according to your individual needs.

This magical smoothie is boosted with delicious raw cacao and the sweet-tasting South American  adaptogenic root called Maca. Maca helps support the body’s own production of numerous hormones, increasing or decreasing their levels according to your individual needs.

What does adaptogen mean?

Adaptogens are natural substances like herbs and plant extract that increases the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.

Think of adaptogens like a thermostat. The keep your body’s stress response at a desirable level, much like the way a thermostat keeps the temperature from becoming too high or too low. They’re good for you all the time, not only when you have a high level of stress.

I'm not really stressed, one might think. I'm sure you feel that way and it might be true for some people but most of us are kind of semi "stressed" all day long. Think about stress as what is commonly called your “fight or flight” response. Today, most of us don’t have to worry so much about lions or other obvious dangers like that. However, most modern-day stresses are ongoing. Like sitting at your comuter and working on a project with a deadline. When your adrenal system remains in a constant active state, it throws your body out of balance. Constant stress can create a lot of imbalances in your body, especially on your digestive system and energy levels.

Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1/2 tsp ashwagandha*
  • 1/2 tsp reishi
  • 1/2 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
  • pinch pink Himalayan salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you prefer it sweeter add a banana or another date. If you prefer it thinner add some almond or oat milk. This serving serves two small glasses or one big.

* Ashwagandha Dangers for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Plain and simple, please do not use Ashwagandha during pregnancy. There is evidence that it could cause miscarriages. I don’t know enough about the effects of using this herb during breastfeeding. It may be unsafe. If you are trying to become pregnant or if you have had previous miscarriages in your life, Ashwagandha is not for you. It's natural and safe to use if you're not taking any medication. But with that being said. It's very powerful.

adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie
Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie

The small adaptogen pantry. This choloate smoothie is a pretty basic smoothie that I drink quite often. I sometimes make it green with plenty of spinach and kale instead of raw cacao, but one thing that's always the same is my adaptogens. These are 4 of the adaptogens that I use on a daily basis.

Maca

Some women get life-changing results from maca and others feel worse. If you are thinking of trying it or have tried it in the past with mixed results, try different phenotypes (colors of maca) and change up the amounts, dose can make a big difference. Phenotypes, the different color types of maca contain some different active ingredients which trigger specific health benefits. Maca is a nutrient-rich root that is known to relief PMS, help with libido stimulation and balance Peri- and Menopause.

Reishi

Also known as the “mushroom of immortality,” reishi is a Chinese herbal mushroom that comes in six different types. The most potent variety, red reishi, is used for it's immune-boosting properties. Reishi mushroom benefits the liver and heart organs foremost. Reishi is able to down-regulate alpha-glucosidase, the enzyme responsible for breaking down starches into sugars. This magic mushroom has also shown to help with kidney problems and wound healing in diabetics.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda (a form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing). Many of it's health benefits are attributed to the high concentration of withanolides, which have been shown to fight inflammation and tumor growth. In a controlled study of chronically stressed adults, the group that supplemented with ashwagandha had significantly greater reductions in cortisol than the control group. The group taking the highest dose had a 30% reduction, on average.

Ceylon cinnamon

Cinnamon is known to have an anti-diabetic effect. It helps lower blood sugar levels and also can improve sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which is the vital hormone needed for keeping blood sugar levels balanced.

Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie

I try to avoid too much fructose in my smoothies. As you can see in the recipe, the base of this smoothie is zucchini instead of the more common base of bananas. What I love about zucchini as a smoothie base is that it's completely natural in flavor but still creamy in texture. So it's perfect for those of you who doesn't really like that banana flavor that overshadows pretty much anything.

I also try to add as much good fats to my smoothies as possible. Nut butters, seeds, full fat coconut milk and algae oils.

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I hope you'll enjoy this thick and creamy chocolate smoothie. If you're one of those people who doesn't like thick smoothies, be sure to add some water or plant milk to make it thinner.

Adaptogenic Chocolate Smoothie

Enjoy!

Black Detox Smoothie

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Teeth-whitener, skin purifier, detox supplement and poison remedy. The benefits of this product seem to be quite a few

I'm definitely not the one to say if it's true or not. I'm always pushing people to do their own research. There are definitely both fans and critics of this trendy health product.

Unlike regular charcoal, activated charcoal is said to be medicinal. It’s the byproduct of slowly burnt wood, peat or coconut shells that is treated with oxygen.

How does it work?

Studies show that activated charcoal may be the most effective GI tract decontamination available. It can adsorb up to 50-60% of unwanted substances in the stomach and intestines when taken quickly after ingestion. It can even have a positive effect as long as two hours after ingestion!

In fact, emergency rooms routinely administer large doses of activated charcoal for certain types of poisoning. Next, it’s important to understand that when and how you take activated charcoal is incredibly important. Juice brands generally fail to mention that charcoal binds to everything in your system! Not only will charcoal help pull out any toxins floating around, it will also render medication taken in recent hours inert and prevent you from absorbing the nutrients in your food if taken within several hours of eating. The best time to drink charcoal is either at the start of the day if you won’t be having breakfast for several hours, or before bedtime, with dinner having been eaten several hours prior.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp granulated activated charcoal
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until really smooth.
  2. Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
Black Detox Smoothie

The charcoal's porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases. This helps it trap toxins and chemicals in the gut.

Because activated charcoal is not absorbed by your body, it can carry the toxins bound to its surface out of your body through feces.

Black Detox Smoothie

My opinion

If the activated charcoal works or not, I don't know... I've been taking it from time to time, in small doses, and quite frankly I haven't noticed much of a difference. But with that being said, charcoal-tinted ice cream and candy and smoothies makes for excellent Instagram pictures so I will keep using it just for fun. Black-hued dishes are rare and unique — and lets be honest, doesn't it look really cool?! :P

Coolness aside: I recommend buying high quality and Pure Activated Coconut Charcoal. Everyone responds differently to different doses, so to avoid potential undesirable effects, such as constipation, please consult your doctor and use only as suggested.

Never take activated charcoal with prescription medications! Excessive charcoal consumption,  can result in constipation.

Final warning, if you use activated charcoal, it will stain your poop black. This is great because it tells you how long food takes to go through your bowel (called transit time). So don't be scared! :P

Chocolate Fat-Balls

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I try to always have some Fat-balls stored in the fridge and freezer because this is the best everyday snack you can ever imagine!

Fat-balls!! Every one that follows Lee from America knows about them already. And if not, they're pretty much superyummy balls that are high in fat + protein and low in sugar. I love chocolate so I had to create a CHOCOLATE fat-ball recipe! I try to always have some Fat-balls stored in the fridge and freezer because this is the best everyday snack you can ever imagine!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut shreds
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 10 Brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp coconut palm sugar (optional)
  • pinch salt
  • 3 dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by combining all of the ingredients into a food processor. 
  2. Process for 1 minute until a crumbly dough has formed.
  3. Next, add some extra coconut oil if needed. Process for an additional 1 minute until well processed.
  4. Fill a bowl with coconut flakes. (I have colored mine with natural coloring such as spirulina, and pitaya powder. Just for fun, this is completely optional.)
  5. Roll mixture into balls. Roll in coconut to coat.
  6. Store in an air tight container for up to 3 months in your freezer. Or about 1 week in your fridge. Best enjoyed slightly thawed. 
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This recipe makes about 10 balls and each ball is around 170 kcal. Each ball has around 4,5 g of protein. 15,5 g of fat and 2,5 g of fiber! :) There's also a very good and healthy amount of zinc, iron and magnesium in these balls!

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Enjoy! <3

Apple pie smoothie

Sweden’s most underrated season is upon us! The apple harvest is about to begin. Swedish apples are famous for being some of the best in the world!

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Hey guys! Today I'm sharing a real fruitylicious smoothie that might be considered more of a healthy dessert than your regular day to day smoothie! You guys know by now that I eating sugar and fruit less often nowadays... I very rarely find myself craving it anymore (thanks to a 60 day long cleanse I did a few months back, completely free from all kinds of sugar) What I do enjoy though is to still be creative and also have a small treat once in a while. The treat does not have to be sweet or sugary, it's more a matter of variety and to eat or drink something that's out of the ordinary for me...

Creativity and to try new things is extremely important for me and also a way for me too not get bored and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This weekend I prepared a delicious dessert, Vegan dulce de leche and chocolate fudges! Yes, that's right! Dulce de leche made from coconut milk! How amazing is that?! Anyway's more about that in another post. Of course I'll be sharing that recipe with you too... :)

Apple pie smoothie

INGREDIENTS

Apple cinnamon swirl

  • 1 apple
  • 2 dates
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond butter or penut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 pinch of ground ginger (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Apple smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients for the apple smoothie.
  2. Use a food possessor to mix together the ingredients for the apple cinnamon swirl.
  3. Using a spoon layer some apple-cinnamon swirl on the bottom of your glasses then pour the apple smoothie on top. Top with garnishes if you want and enjoy!
Apple pie smoothie

Apple pie with vanilla sauce has always been one of my favorite desserts. My mother and grandma always used to make it whenever the whole family got together or whenever we had guests. The combination of the slightly sweet and acidic apples with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg takes me right back to my childhood. :) It's interesting how important tastes and flavors are to our memories.

Apple pie smoothie

This is a fairly healthy option to a quick treat that you can make yourself or your kids! It's very simple to make and it has all the yummy flavors of a freshly baked apple pie!

What we choose to nourish our bodies with plays a huge role in how we feel. I have found that I feel so much better in avoiding fruit and sugar every day. For me it's never about banning foods or putting unrealistic standards on myself. It's just about becoming more conscious and in tune with what makes me feel more energetic and peaceful both mentally and physically..


Love, N