mercredi 29 juillet 2015

What we ate today (low fat raw vegan)

Every now and then we will share here "what we ate today" to give you an idea about raw vegan low fat living style in Europe. Of course it would be extremely nice to live in the tropics and that's our goal for the future, but now we are here and we will are hope to inspire you and assure you that staying raw in colder climates is still possible.

We started our day with our daily big green smoothie. Mine (smaller) was based on peaches and dates with "chénopode multicolore" (lamb's quarters variety that is bigger and tender than the wild one and that you can easily grow on your own till december frosts) from our garden and Abel had his classic banana/spinach smoothie. We add daily a scoop of barley grass juice powder to our morning smoothies to boost up the mineral content of our meals.

Peach/Lamb's quarters smoothie
For lunch we shared a big melon, then we shared 3 Pakistan mangoes. I completed my meal by a few ripe apricots and Abel had another green banana/spinach smoothie.

Kent and Pakistan Mangoes
Later in the afternoon I had a few white peaches as a snack. In the evening (we dinner very early about 6h30-7h) I had a big green salad from the garden with tomatoes, yellow squash and hemp seed/tomato sauce. Abel still wanted another banana/spinach smoothie and he had a similar salad later in the evening.

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Have a fruity day!
Karolina and Abel
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mercredi 15 juillet 2015

Green Smoothie with a New Zealand Spinach

We love green smoothies for breakfast. Just fruit and greens! We are growing some green plants in summer here to have always something fresh to put in our morning smoothie. Today I would like to share with you a recipe with a New Zealand spinach, that grows very well all summer till December night frost. It has a slightly spicy taste, so I use it only in smoothies and sauces (blended). It's very rich in various nutrients!
For Abel, his smoothie is almost always banana based. I do really like some more variety: peaches, pears, apples, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, cherishes...
This is an example of my morning smoothie:

New Zealand spinach and peach smoothie

New Zealand spinach peach smoothie

In the morning I'm not so hungry, so my smoothies are not very filling, feel free to add some dates or bananas in.
  • 4 to 6 flat peaches
  • 3 big handfuls of freshly picked New Zealand spinach
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
  • water to taste
Blend everything in your Vitamix and enjoy.

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Karolina and Abel

mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Green Ice-cream

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Alchimie du Cru

When it's hot and sunny outside I love eating banana ice-cream for lunch. It's always low fat version made from mostly bananas with a few things added for flavour. Today I made one of my favourite recipes with spinach and spirulina.
We've just received French Spirulina set from Algosud to test and write about on our French blog, but I will share my opinion about their products here as well.

Micro-algeas from Algosud
Their Spirulina is very high quality and the taste is very mild and pleasing. I don't use spirulina every single day, but sometimes I really feel like, maybe it's because the quality of fruit here is not always au rdv...

Here is my recipe:

Green Ice-cream (low fat raw vegan)

4-6 frozen bananas
2 huge handfuls of spinach
1tsp of spirulina powder
1/4 tsp of vanilla powder

Threw all ingredients into your Vitamix blender and mix very well using a tamper. Enjoy immediately!

Green low fat raw vegan Ice-Cream

Have a very nice day
Karolina And Abel