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G r e e n P o w e r

5 Oct, 2016

I thought that now, that it’s getting colder I would share one of my go to green Smoothies that I like to have.

Starting off with the fact that when it gets colder most of the times our bodies need something warm, rather than a big salad.

I’m still not a fan of combining vegetables and fruits,
but with spinach I love to make an exception,
since it’s the fastest and best way of getting my greens when I don’t feel like eating salad during the day.

The best combination with Spinach is a fruit that is sour and for the taste balancing it out with a neutral one.

Most of the times I like keeping it simple, so this is pretty much it.
This smoothie is light and refreshing.

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You will need : 

An Orange

Half of a Lime

A handful of Spinach

Grapes

Spirulina, Maca & Lucuma ( optional )

Coconut Water

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Add Spirulina, Maca and Lucuma on top and then add coconut water .

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If you don’t wanna lose all the vitamins,
try creating as less heat as you can by mixing it with short times until it’s ready,
instead of just letting the mixer swirl around.

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Wishing you a lovely start of fall!

ahimsa

l o v e b o w l

19 Aug, 2016

Chia here , Chia there, Chia everywhere.

I feel like nowadays Chia seeds are included in everything…

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But I do get why – after all, those magic seeds not only are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and fiber,
but they also contain 20 % of protein and 20 % of omega 3!

( Plus – they come close from where I’m from and they mean ‘strength’ haha )

It’s just that, allowing them to absorb water first is the only way to truly receive the benefits.

I usually care more about how I eat things in a way that my body absorbs the ingredients well,
rather than focusing only on what tastes delicious –
so I try to adapt things to food combination, instead of confusing my body each time I eat, so:

Here is a simple ( and kind of a fancy ) one that I’ve been liking the most for the past year.

 

You will need : 

Chia seeds ( surprise )

almond milk ( I used rice, too, since I don’t like such a thick texture )

matcha & cinnamon

frozen berries

any nut cream ( I used a dairy free nougat like)

sunflower seeds

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Steps :

  • place about 1 to 2/4th Chia seeds of what you would use liquid in your bowl and add milk
  • Mix your Chia seeds ( using a whisk works the best ! )  & slowly add 1 – 2 teaspoons of matcha
  • Let it sit about 20 mins ( if you like it cold place it in the fridge )
  • Put a hand full of frozen berries in a pan using low heat and a tiny bit of water
  • Allow the berries to warm up and add about a spoon of nut/nougat cream
  • Serve your berries/nut sauce on top of your Chia seeds and sprinkle cinnamon & sunflower seeds

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– Stay hydrated –
oh and can you count how many times I wrote down the word Chia ?

Pictures taken by the lovely Carolina Auer 

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ahimsa

e a r t h y g r e e n

26 Jun, 2016

Actually one of my favorite combinations.
Something crunchy, something green and something warm.
Perfectly balanced between a light and filling meal.

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So here it goes, you will need :

Buckweat

Broccoli

Scallion

Zucchini

Asparagus

Salad leaves ( I used romain salad )

Herbs ( I used an Italian mix. )

Lime

Sesame Oil ( Optional )

Simplicity in the kitchen is my way to go,
so this dish is based on a salad “bed” and the warm veggies on top.

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Steps :

  • prepare your buckwheat as you would prepare rice  ( the double amount of water and add a little bit more liquid if you want it a bit softer )

  • Wash your salad, cut the leaves in small pieces and place them in your bowl. Sprinkle some lime, herbs and if needed some oil.

  • Cut your veggies and add the broccoli a few minutes before the buckwheat is ready, so it stays crunchy and filled with vitamins.

  • Add Zucchini and Scallions in the mixture and keep a part of the zucchini aside for the end.

  • Meanwhile you can warm up the rest of the Zucchini, Scallions and Asparagus ( using a little bit of oil if needed ) and flavor them with salt and herbs on the pan.

  • Serve your buckwheat as you like it. I like it rather dry than mushy. Place the rest of your veggies on top and if you like it sour, sprinkle some more lime juice and top it with herbs againcarolina_auer_selene-3

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If you like it simple and delicious,
share some love 🙂

( Shots by beautiful Carolina  )

ahimsa

f u l f i l l i n g p l a t e

1 May, 2016

Simplicity has become a must for me in the kitchen.
Food combining while keeping it simple,
has become my everyday way of preparing meals in a way that I have developed my taste.

I find that nourishing the body and enjoying the actual taste of food is a lovely way of allowing yourself to feel good.

Here is a little and quick Quinoa Inspiration ♡

all you need is :

  • red Quinoa
  • Celery
  • browned ( almond ) Tofu
  • Broccoli
  • ( canned ) Chickpeas
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soy sauce
  • Lime

Steps :

  • prepare the Quinoa as you’d prepare rice ( add a little bit more water than the double amount & as you desire a bit of vegetable broth )

  • cut Broccoli, Celery & Tofu

  • when the Quinoa is almost ready and a bit of water is left, put in the Broccoli ( so it keeps it’s vitamins and remains a bit crunchy )

  • allow the Quinoa to dry a bit, then add the Tofu, Chickpeas & Celery ( optional: with Olive Oil )

  • sprinkle a bit of Lime juice & soy sauce on top

  • decorate your plate with your favourite herbs and sunflower seeds 🙂

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