Category Archives: Raw Vegan

100% Pure Almond Milk

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Consuming Almond Milk everyday can leave your pockets rather empty by the end of the week. So here is a little tip – make it yourself.

This is quite literally the easiest recipe i will be posting, ever!

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But firstly – some exciting facts on this delicious alternative to cows milk.
Almond Milk contains 
Unsaturated fats – Reducing the risk or heart disease
Protein – Aids in body growth & repair
Omega-3 fatty acids – Lowering bad cholestrol, improving mood & treating arthritis
Magnesium – Helps to breakdown the food we consume into energy
Manganese – Activates enzymes helping digestion & improving strength in teeth & bones
Selenium – Supports the immune system fighting illnesses
Vitamin E – anti-aging.
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One cup
1 g of fiber and protein,
30-40 calories,
2 . 5 g of fat.
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Homemade Almond Milk only lasts a few days in the fridge, so make sure you only make what you think you’ll consume. The process of making almond milk is quick & simple, so making it on a regular basis shouldn’t be a problem.
 
Preparing your Almond Milk
Fill a medium sized glass jar 1/2 full with raw organic almonds and fill to the top with filtered water. Leave this for 6 – 8 hours. I usually leave mine for 24 hours as i find the almonds become more plump and easier to grind making my milk smooth and creamy.
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Making your Almond milk

Drain and rinse the almonds, they should feel plump and squishy. Wash well with cold water.
Combine the almonds and 2 cups of water into a blender and blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes.
Using a strainer pour milk into a large bowl.
Use a wooden spoon to help sift the milk through.
Make sure you really squeeze the milk from the almond meal, get dirty and use your hands.
Taste your almond milk, use sweeteners if you’d like. E.G. agave syrup, honey, raw sugar or maple syrup.
For a healthier alternative, leave one organic vanilla bean in your almond milk jar, this adds a little sweetness to your milk minus the calories.
Store your almond milk in sealed jars and refrigerate.
Note – Keep the Almond Meal for fresh smoothies & cereal toppings.
Also be sure to freeze the almond meal in bags and use for future creative baking. YUM.
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I think i will be dreaming about my breakfast smoothie tonight.
(Future Post)
Goodnight flowers
xOx
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Berry Boost Balls

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Eat your sweet lil’ heart out with this soul food.
Just one super ball is thoroughly rich in antioxidants including Vitamins A, C, B1, B2 & B6, E, K and loaded with minerals such as zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
These round balls of goodness will be a great way to kick that 3pm sweet tooth and get your body moving with all that nature provides us.
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Dairy free
Wheat free
Gluten free
100% Vegan
All natural sugar
& oh so Yum!
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Ingrediants
2 cups Raw organic Oats
1 cup Goji Berries
4 Medjool Dates
1 cup Mixed Berries – Blackberries & Raspberries
Handful each:
Cashews
Almonds
Walnuts
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
2 Tbsp Black Chai Seeds
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil – Melt with boiling water
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Firstly start by pitting the dates, place these with nuts into a blender until the mixture is at a thick crunchy consistency. If a blender doesn’t exist in your kitchen, don’t threat. My mother always taught me to place your ingredients on a chopping board with cling wrap over the top and to bang away with a hammer. Works like a treat.
Next, add the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, 1/2 chai seeds, oats & Goji berries. Mix.
Blend your mixed berries until runny – this will be a binder.  Pour into your mixture adding the cocount oil. Mix until sticky.
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For coating – Blend the rest of oats, a handful of walnuts & cashews. Pour into a bowl with the remaining Chai seeds. Roll your mixture into balls (size of your desire) and cover gently in coating.
Feel free to use a variety of coatings eg. Coconut or Almond flakes.
Lick fingers
&
Refrigerate your power snacks.

Raw Seaweed Wrap

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Who needs sushi that’s loaded with excess carbohydrates and sugar when you could be making and consuming these guys!

Highly nutritious and ready within 10 minutes.
100% Raw Vegan 
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Ingredients:
Seaweed
Cucumber
Mushrooms (experiment with varies types)
Carrot
Avocado
Fresh Chilli
Fresh mint
Lemon
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Slice your sheets of seaweed into desired sizes.
Grate/slice the cucumber, mushroom, avocado & carrot, place onto the seaweed 1/4 down. Finely chop some chilli, ginger and mint. Sprinkle on top with a squeeze of lemon, Wrap it up and that’s it! A simple delicious soulful nutritious snack or lunch.
Now you try it 🙂
Why you should be including seaweed in your diet:
Not only is seaweed one of the natures most mineral-rich vegetables,  but there has been research into its medicinal properties, as well. Seaweed has traditionally been used to cure a variety of maladies in Ireland and Scotland, and Japan’s low rate of breast cancer may be traced to the fact that the Japanese eat a great deal of seaweed. There have also been studies proven that seaweed has killed cancer cells in lab experiments, though research is still ongoing.
So why not add a little seaweed into your life.
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xOx