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Saffron chia pudding

Saffron chia pudding

Delicious and Christmasy chia pudding! Topped with sweet almond butter, coconut cream and granola.

Saffron chia pudding

Active time: 10 min. Ready in: 45 min. Makes: 4 portions.

Ingredients

Chia pudding

  • 2 cups oat milk

  • 6 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 0,5g saffron

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Sweet almond butter

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 0,25 cup maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the chia pudding in a big bowl.

  2. Stir well from time to time during the first 10 minutes, until the seeds have start to absorb the liquid.

  3. Put the chia pudding in the fridge over night or for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Blend the almonds and the maple syrup in a food processor until it reaches a nut butter like texture. Top with your favorite toppings, I used coconut cream, raisins, and granola!

Saffron chia pudding
Saffron chia pudding

Enjoy!

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!

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

3 Delicious smoothies for beginners

Here's three beginner friendly smoothies that will keep you coming back for more!

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First of all, let's just talk about the most important factor when making a smoothies: The blender. The better your blender is, the better your smoothies will taste. If you don't have a high quality blender, here's three things to keep in mind:

  • use powdered ginger instead of fresh
  • skip the high fiber greens such as kale and go for the more easily digested such as spinach
  • blend longer, if you have a real cheap blender it might do the trick just to double your blending time
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For me, the awesomeness of smoothies lies in the fact that you can blend up a few raw veggies, a fruit or two, some seeds and some liquid and you'll have a proper nutritious meal ready. + The fact that you never would've eaten this mix of nutritious raw greens if it wasn't for this great thing we call smoothies!

Green smoothies (meaning smoothies with lots of greens and veggies and less fruit) are something you have to ease into. I've created 3 easy recipes that will make you fall in love with the smoothie lifestyle!

The formula for the perfect smoothie is basically:

Something really nutritious (cucumber, spinach, kale, cauliflower for example)
+ something creamy (e.g. banana or avocado)
+ some liquid (e.g. coconut water or plant milk)
+ something extra (e.g. seeds, berries, spices)

Ingredients that I always keep in my freezer

  • Cauliflower
  • Bananas (without peel, very importatant)
  • Berries
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
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Golden Milk Smoothie

Here's one of my favorite smoothies of all times! A super yummy anti-inflammatory smoothie packed with all that golden-milky-good stuff! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe frozen banana
  • 1,5 cups unsweetened oat milk
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

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

Here's a green plant powered smoothie packed with alkalizing greens! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup spinach fresh or 3-4 kale leafs, remember to remove the stem
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 avocado

DIRECTIONS

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

Here's a super creamy and delicious smoothie that tastes almost like a strawberry vanilla milkshake! Time: 10 minutes. Yields: 2 generous servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cups strawberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 beet (cooked if you want it sweeter and more easily digested)
  • 1 tbsp flax or chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup 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!

Enjoy!

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

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Nana ice cream with 5 simple ingredients, a quick option to homemade ice cream! It's crazy good with chunky walnuts, cacao nibs and a heavenly caramel sauce!

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Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 very ripe frozen bananas

Raw caramel sauce

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (roasted almond butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (roasted peanut butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

  1. The prep needed in this recipe is to peel and freeze 4 bananas. Break them into chunks, preferably.
  2. Prepare the caramel sauce by combining the ingredients in a smaller cup. 
  3. Make the ice cream by adding the frozen banana chunks to a food processor and process until you have a smooth banana ice cream.
  4. Move the ice cream to a bigger bowl and add the chopped walnuts, cacao nibs and caramel sauce. Use a spoon to make some swirls and combine everything without blending it all together too much. 
  5. Scoop and serve immediately. If you want it extra firm, let the bowl sit in the freezer for 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Fluffy banana ice cream + cacao nibs + roughly chopped walnuts + caramel sauce = Drooling yet? If you want the ice cream more firm and less like soft serve just let it sit in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving!

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Pro-tip! To make gorgeously round scoops, let the ice cream sit in the freezer until it's very hard and completely frozen. Dip the ice cream scooper in a cup of hot water right before you make the scoops. Repeat this with every new scoop to get the perfectly looking bowl of ice cream! ;P

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
vegan chunky monkey rawfood

I really hope you enjoy this recipe! If you're like me and trying to cut down a little on sugar, sweet stuff and fruits, try adding 1 cup of coconut cream and use only 2 frozen bananas instead. This will make for a deliciously creamy yet little less sweet ice cream! Enjoy! <3