Its time for a green smoothie which is not green:) Today’s breakfast is a love potion for your body – in bright red.
Beetroot offers a high concentration of Betain and stimulates the liver. Your body will be able to more easily detox from all those toxins. The minerals in pineapple help to fight hyperacidity and basil has an antibacterial effect, in case you caught some mean cold while partying.
Recipe: Red Love Portion
Once again a very special time is approaching. In less than a week the Oktoberfest 2017 will start. Locals and tourist, young and old, hipsters and traditionalist, they all come together to drink, eat and enjoy Bavarian cosiness.
Much beer will be consumed and, unfortunately, many pigs, cows and chickens have to give their lives to fill hungry stomachs. But vegans do not need to despair. Vegan food has conquered Oktoberfest, too, and you will find vegan options at nearly all tents. Below I did put together some tips & recommendations for a vegan Wiesn 2017. So get ready for a stroll around the Oktoberfest and have fun!
(Picture: Michaela Schellhorn, pixelio.de)
Not everything always works out as expected, sometimes things just go bananas and a bit nuts. Just make the best out of it – turn it into a banana-bread and enjoy the ride!
Most of us love the sea. The salty air, this light “fishy” breeze makes us feel happy and recharged. We walk the beach, watch the fishes happily swim along and if hungry we thoughtfully gaze at the seaweeds – could we, should we, can we dare to eat 🙂
If you are missing a bit of sea breeze in your life right now ( or if you try to go vegan, but love a fishy taste) this pasta- salad is a good start. I recently did discover Seamore, a company selling algae products. Some of my “former-fish-addicted-now-vegan” friends can’t get enough of their algae pasta and bacon which I did use for this recipe.
Recipe: Foursome Pasta Salad with a touch of Seabreeze
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Every single year my friend Bea bakes a vegan birthday cake for me and also one for my husband’s birthday. Every single time a different one. Every single time her cakes are not only super-tasty, all vegan and organic, but they always are true eye candies. I even have created a Facebook album just for all her creations.
This year’s cake was especially pretty with it’s blueberries, coconut topping – and a filling of avocado, peanuts and raspberries.
Bea’s Birthday Cake for Daniela – 2017
Green Smoothies do not always have to be green. Depending on what you throw into your mixer you can end up with some interesting colours. Blueberries and Beetroots will make this smoothie turn out a very bright bloody red. Yes, vegans are mean hunters – poor little beetroots and blueberries better hide from us:)
Recipe: Beetroot-Blueberry Smoothie (for 300 ml)
I have to admit I have been in kind of a hibernation, just hanging in there, waiting for nicer, warmer days to come. You have to keep in mind, sleeping is a real energy guzzler. During your night’s sleep you spend nearly 50% of your base metabolic calories!
But now spring is in the air, my spirits are up again and I am back to fill up those empty batteries with healthy delicious food. It is time to switch from warm comfort food to healthy green vitamin bombs for a perfect start into the day and as a prep for summer and bikini time (you never can start too early). It is Green Smoothie Time!
Recipe: Green Superhero – Broccoli-Pear Smoothie (250ml)