Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
November 27, 2015
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This post is sponsored. The opinions are my own.

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Natural Protein Banana Chocolate Cacao Shake | Sprouted FigHappy thanksgiving to all of you lucky souls who get to celebrate that lovely holiday! It’s black Friday, we are in between Thanksgiving and Christmas and here I am with a totally non-winter-y shake. But I loved it so much I had to share it.

I’ve always been quite sceptical about protein powders, but I love the idea of a protein shake. This little problem was solved quite recently when amazing brand Creative Nature send me some hemp seeds. Seriously those little gems are amazing (and for those who were wondering; yep, they do come from the same plant as marijuana, but have nothing to do with said).

Glædelig Thanksgiving til jer, der er så heldige at fejre den skønne tradition! Det er Black Friday og december lige om lidt og her kommer jeg så med en meget ikke-vinter-agtig drik. Men jeg er så vild med den, at den måtte deles.

Jeg har altid været ret skeptisk over for proteinpulver men kan godt lide ideen om protein drikke. Hm, hvad gør man så lige? Svaret kom, da Creative Nature sendte mig nogen skønne hampefrø for ikke så længe siden (og til jer, der skulle undre sig; jep, de kommer fra cannabis planten, men har intet til fælles med deres uheldige halvbror hash).

Natural Protein Banana Chocolate Cacao Shake | Sprouted Fig

Creative Nature Hemp Seeds are almost one-third protein and very high in omega 3 fatty acids, which helps lowering blood pressure and decrease risk of blood clots (source). The seeds don’t have much of a taste which means you can add them to anything without tasting it (like this smoothie). I do love the slight taste they have though and therefore love sprinkling them on my morning porridge or salad.

To this shake I also added some Creative Nature Cacao Nibs, because banana and chocolate will always be one of the best combos ever. Good thing cacao nibs are full of good stuff, for instance antioxidants en masse such as flavonoids. Raw cacao also contains tryhthophan – a fatty acid which helps on the levels of serotonin in the brain (source). How abundant serotonins in the bran has been linked to how happy you feel – it os for instance this compound you lack, if you have a depression. So yes, chocolate makes you happy.

Creative Nature Hampefrø indeholder næsten en tredjedel protein og er derfor noget af det mest proteintætte, man kan finde. Derudover indeholder de gode fedtstoffer som omega 3. Omega 3 hjælper med at sænke blodtrykket og modvirker blodpropper (kilde). Det skønne ved dem er, at de ikke smager af så meget, og man kan derfor komme dem i alt. Den svage smag de har, kan jeg til gengæld godt lide, og drysser dem derfor over min morgengrød eller i salater, når de ikke lige kommer i en shake.

I denne drik puttede jeg også Creative Nature Caco Nibs i fordi intet passer bedre sammen end banan og kakao. Cacao er den rå form for kakao (faktisk er det bare knuste hele kakaobønner) og er sprængfyldt med gode ting og sager som antioxydanter nærmere bestemt flavanoider. Derudover indeholder rå kakao tryptopan – naturens eget lykkemiddel, idet tryptopan påvirker serotonin positivt (kilde). Indholdet af serotonin (en neurotransimmer) i hjernen styrer kort fortalt, hvor glad, du føler dig – det er bl.a. dette stof man mangler under depression. Åh chokolade, du er fantastisk.

Natural Protein Banana Chocolate Cacao Shake | Sprouted Fig

The rest of the ingredients are wonderful stuff such as banana for some healthy carbs and avocado for some fatty acids. And almond milk to bring it all together. Including both protein, carbs and fats this shake is great as a meal in itself – or as a super delicious, healthy and filling snack.

Drikken er lavet med banan for at få nogen sunde carbohydrater og avocado for lidt fedt. Dermed indeholder den bade kulhydrat, fedt og protein og fungerer derfor fint som et let måltid. Ellers nyd som en skøn, sund og mættende snack.

Natural Protein Banana Choc Shake

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 big glass

A super delicious, creamy and filling chocolate shake that is bursting with nutrients from shelled hemp seeds, cacao nibs and avocado. Including both healthy carbs, fats and protein this smoothie works great as a meal or breakfast.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Simply add everything to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy and the cacao nibs are completely grinded. Serve right away topped with banana, cacao nibs and a sprinkle of chia seeds – the colder the better.
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September 6, 2015

Healthy, dark chocolate tahini sauce. Perfect for topping off oatmeal, nana-ice cream or desserts.

Sund, rå, mørk og lækker chokolade tahin sauce. Perfekt itl grød, banan-is og desserter. 

Healthy, raw, vegan hot fudge sauce. So dark, delicious and luscious.  The healthiest chocolate sauce you'll ever make.

Sorry for the tahini spamming. Both here on the blog and on Instagram.

The thing is that I’ve been obsessed with tahini ever since I came home from Israel. That stuff is just so insanely delicious, healthy and not least versatile. Caramels, dressings, desserts, cookies, on toast, as topping… The possibilities are endless. Seriously. You wait. In a couple of weeks I will probably be making tahini soup or ice cream (hey, the latter doesn’t sound really bad come to think of it…) Okay, I promise to stop before I get any more good insane ideas.

Jeg beklager overfloden af tahin billeder for tiden. Både her på bloggen og på Instagram

Men jeg kan bare ikke gøre for det. Lige siden jeg kom hjem fra Israel har jeg været besat af tahin. Den lækre sesamsmør er bare så skøn og kan bruges til alt. Virkelig. Tænk karameller, dressinger, desserter, cookies, på toast, ren som topping. Anything. Bare vent, om lidt danser jeg sikkert rundt i køkkenet i fuld sving med at lave tahin suppe eller tahin is (hey, den sidste er faktisk ikke så dum igen…). Okay, jeg stopper, før jeg får flere gode skøre ideer.

Healthy, raw, vegan hot fudge sauce. So dark, delicious and luscious.  The healthiest chocolate sauce you'll ever make.

Well, this sauce… Oh my! I am not joking when I say it is one of the best chocolate sauces I’ve ever had. Dark, dark, creamy, flavorful, luscious, not-too-sweet chocolate sauce. Which actually tastes like chocolate – not that sugar-y stuff you used to get as a child for ice cream desserts, that didn’t even taste like chocolate, but more like cocoa flavoured sugar sauce. No, this is the real deal. With less sweetener, which leaves plenty of space for the cocoa to shine through.

Okay, så den her sauce er så noget af det bedste, jeg nogensinde har smagt. No joke. Mørk, mørk, mørk, cremet, fuld af smag, lækker, ikke-for-sød chokolade sauce. Som endda smager af chokolade – ikke som den sukker sirup med et snært af kakao, jeg fik som barn, der ikke engang smagte af chokolade. Nej det her er the real deal med mindre sukker, så chokoladen får lov at dominere i en fantastisk saucedrøm. Jatak!

Healthy, raw, vegan hot fudge sauce. So dark, delicious and luscious.  The healthiest chocolate sauce you'll ever make.

This recipe is a result of the combination of two of my biggest obsessions: tahini and getting creative in the breakfast kitchen with all kinds of different nana-ice creams and oatmeal combinations with 700 different kinds of toppings. So use it to top off oatmeal, yoghurt of choice, nice cream, smoothies and desserts.

Or eat it by the spoon like I do. 

Denne opskrift er resultatet af en kombination af to af mine største besættelser: tahin og så det at gå helt krea-amok i morgenmadskøkkenet med oceaner af banan-is og grødkreationer og 700 forskellige slags toppings. Muuuuums. Så brug saucen som topping til grød, yoghurt, banan-is, smoothies eller desserter. 

Eller spis det med ske, som jeg gør. 

Raw Hot Fudge Sauce

Healthy, dark chocolate tahini sauce. Perfect for topping off oatmeal, nana-ice cream or desserts.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp. raw cocoa powder (you can use non-raw)
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey*
  • 1/2 cup water, approximately

Instructions

  1. In a jar, mix togehter tahin, cocoa powder and honey. Add in water as needed.
  2. Store in a jar in the fridge for a week (but it won't last that long - I promise)

Notes

* Sub agave for vegan version

http://sproutedfig.com/raw-vegan-hot-fudge-sauce/

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May 17, 2015

Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw.

Super sunde raw barer med spiret boghvede, mandler, goji bær og kakao. Vegansk, glutenfrie og raw.

Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw.

I am insanely picky when it comes to sweets and cakes. I actually really often say no to all the cake you are offered everwhere. Sometimes I really hate it, since I am afraid people think I do it because I want to show off, get attention or – worst of all – don’t appreciate them offering it to me. But really, I am completely honest when I tell you I am just picky – and I don’t get the idea of filling my body with rubbish if I don’t even enjoy it.

On the other hand, if it is something I really like I am definitely not fanatic. And I am a firm believer that desserts are a necessity in life! Period.

My mind already wanders off to the world of big soft cookies, ice cream and molten chocolate cakes…

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Jeg er ufatteligt kage- og slikkræsen. Jeg takker faktisk virkelig ofte nej til alle de søde sager, man konstant tilbydes. Hvilket kan være utroligt træls nogle gange, for jeg er så bange for, at folk tror jeg gør det fordi jeg vil have opmærksomged eller vise mig eller – værst af alt – ikke værdsætter det arbejde, de har lagt i det. Men for at være et hundrede procent ærlig – jeg er bare virkelig kræsen. Og jeg gider ikke spise usunde ting, jeg ikke nyder.

På den anden side, hvis det virkelig er noget, jeg kan lide er jeg ikke fanatisk! Livet er for kort til at leve uden lækkerier, siger jeg med tankerne allerede på vej til drømmeverdenen af store bløde cookies, is og flydende chokoladekager…

Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw. Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw.

Then I thought what do you actually like? And then it hit me – anything healthy and healthified. I know, I know. I sound fanatic. But really, there’s a reason all the recipes on this blog are some degree of healthy.

I simply like the taste of healthy desserts.

And I mean it when I say any degree of healthy. Sometimes I just cut out the flour but keep the butter like in my grain free apple pie. Sometimes I go paleo or vegan like this chocolate cake. Sometimes things are just lower in bad fats like this ricotta cake.

But sometimes I like to go all in! Like these super food bars.

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Så var det jeg tænkte, ”hvad kan du egentlig sådan rigtig godt lide?”. Og så slog et mig – alt, der er lavet sundt eller bare sundere. Jeg ved det, jeg ved det… Jeg lyder utroligt fanatisk. Men ærligt, der er en grund til at alle opskrifter på denne blog er en eller anden grad af sund.

Jeg kan simpelthen godt lide smagen af sunde søde sager.

Når jeg siger en eller anden grad, mener jeg det virkelig. Nogle gange er det for mig nok bare at undgå det hvide mel, som i denne korn-frie æbletærte. Andre gange laver jeg tingene palæo eller veganske. Nogle gange skal tingene bare være mindre fede, som denne ricotta kage.

Men nogle gange går jeg all in! Som ved de her superfood barer.

Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw. Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw.

Oh my… These are incredible. Not lying here. I finally jumped on the sprouting bandwagon and made sprouted buckwheat. I really don’t know why I didn’t do that before. That stuff is seriously amazing (and insanely versatile – I’ve been eating it with everything). And so healthy packed with proteins and enzymes, gluten free, wheat free, and, and, and…

Additionally these bars contain a lot of healthy plant based fats (from the almond butter and coconut oil) and antioxidants (from the cocoa and goji berries) – oh, and they are sweetened with dates.

Enjoy!

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Jesus, de her er lækre. No joke. Jeg er langt om længe hoppet med på spire-bølgen og har spiret mine egne boghvedefrø. Seriøst, hvorfor gjorde jeg ikke det før. De små guldkorn er jo fantastiske (og utroligt alsidige – jeg har spist dem på alt de sidste par dage). Og super sunde, pakket med proteiner og enzymer, gluten frie, korn frie, og, og, og…

Oveni får du i de her barer en masse sundt plantebaseret fedt (fra mandelsmøren og kokosolien) og antioxidanter (fra kakaoen og gojibærne) . og så er de sødede med dadler.

Velbekomme!

Super Food Bars w/ Sprouted Buckwheat & Goji Berries

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Yield: 10 bars

Delicious sweet super food bars with cocoa, goji berries, almonds, dates and sprouted buckwheat. Vegan, gluten free and raw.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup buckwheat groats (OR 1 ½ cup sprouted buckwheat)
  • 1/3 cup (70mL / 40 g. / 4 pieces) medjool dates (or other big soft dates)*
  • 1/3 cup (70mL / 80g.) almond or brazil nut butter
  • ¼ cup (60mL / 40 g.) virgin coconut oil
  • 20 g. raw dark chocolate (preferably sugar free)
  • 2 tbsp. raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. goji berries
  • 40 grams raw dark sugar free chocolate OR 2 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • Optional: freeze dried berries, chopped nuts or more goji berries for garnish

Instructions

  1. SPROUT THE BUCKWHEAT**: Rinse the buckwheat groats very well. Place the buckwheat groats in a bowl and cover completely with water. Let soak over night. The day after rinse very well again and place the groats in a sieve in a big bowl until they begin to sprout – this takes two days. Rinse very well at least twice a day.
  2. In a food processor blend together dates and nut butter until smooth.
  3. Melt together the coconut oil, dark chocolate and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Stir in the date-nut paste and lastly stir through the sprouted buckwheat and goji berries.
  4. Pres the mass out into a small dish covered in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Melt the 40 grams of chocolate over a water bath or melt together the coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder and pour the mixture over the bars. Eventually garnish with berries or nuts. Refrigerate for anther hour.
  6. Cut into 10 bars. Store in an airtight box in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

* If you can’t get soft dates, just soak them over night ** If you already have sprouted buckwheat in the fridge, this step can be skipped.

http://sproutedfig.com/super-food-bars-w-sprouted-buckwheat-goji-berries/

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February 25, 2015

Healthy raw vegan chocolate “cheesecake”

Sund raw vegan chokolade “cheesecake”

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

Have you ever thought about the fact that the social media are filled with nothing but perfect things? Here everything is beautiful. Everything’s wonderful. There are no flaws. Just take a look at your Instagram feed, your Facebook wall or, well, this blog. Everything is fun and games. Life is perfect. But let’s be honest – it’s just a facade.

I’ve been a little absent lately and oh how I would love to say that the reason I’ve been away is that I’ve been oh-so-busy doing aaaaall sorts of woooonderful stuff. But honesty – that’d be a flat lie. So why even bother pretending to be perfectly happy? The thing is, I’ve had quite a tough time lately. There it is. I said it. Yes, bloggers can have hard times too, though it doesn’t always seem like it.

SO THAT IS WHY I HAVEN’T BEEN COMMENTING ON ALL YOUR LOVELY BLOGS – SO SORRY!

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På de sociale medier er alt et glansbillede. Alt er godt. Alt er smukt. Alt er perfekt. Tag et kig på din Instagram feed, din Facebook side, ja, bare den her blog. Her alle konstant glade og livet er perfekt. Men inderst inde ved vi alle sammen godt, at alt dette kun er en facade.

Jeg har været en smule fraværende på det sidste, og nu kunne jeg let skrive at det er fordi jeg har haft åh-så-travlt og har fløjet rundt til aaaalle de her skøøøønne arrangementer. Men ærligt talt – det ville være en lodret løgn. Sagen er, at jeg har været lidt nede på det sidste. Ja, bloggere kan også have nedture, selvom det ikke altid virer sådan i en verden af farver og regnbuer.

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake" Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

Now, I do not tell you this because I want you to feel pity for me. I do not say it because I want attention. I only say it because I think it is time we break with this picture of a perfect world that are dominating the medias. I’ve been struggling a lot with bad self-esteem when I was younger (and other more personal things which I don’t really want to discuss). The social media triggered a lot of these problems. Why didn’t I have two meters long legs? Why couldn’t I be a model too? Why wasn’t it always sunny? Why wasn’t my life perfect? Fortunately I had some wonderful people – lot least a very caring and loving mother – who helped me get out of the hole I was in. For that I am forever grateful.

Today I’ve learned, that life doesn’t have to be perfect. Everyone has something with which they struggle. There are ups and downs. Bad days and good days. By now I have some even closer friends whom I know will always be there for me. So I am sure I’ll be perfectly happy again very soon

In the meantime – let’s have chocolate!

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Jeg fortæller ikke dette fordi jeg vil have medlidenhed. Jeg fortæller det ikke, fordi jeg vil have opmærksomhed. Jeg fortæller det, fordi jeg synes, det er på tide at gøre op med det glansbillede, der dominerer en verden, vi alle sammen dagligt er en del af. Da jeg var yngre var jeg ude i noget værre rod med en masse dårlig selvværd (og andre ting og sager, der ikke hører hjemme på en blog). Jeg vil ikke udelukkende give de sociale medier skylden, men truth be told, de var en stor del af det. Hvorfor havde jeg ikke to meter lange ben? Hvorfor kunne jeg ikke være model? Hvorfor skinnede solen ikke altid over mig? Hvorfor var mit liv ikke glansbillede-perfekt? Heldigvis havde jeg et par søde mennesker – og ikke mindst en utrolig kærlig og omsorgsfuld mor – omkring mig til at hove mig op ad det hul, jeg havde placeret mig selv i. Og det er jeg meget taknemmelig for.

I dag ved jeg, at alt ikke behøver være perfekt. Alle har noget at kæmpe med. Der er op og nedture. Gode dage og dårlige dage. Jeg har i dag nogle endnu tættere venner, jeg ved altid vil være der for mig. Så jeg er sikker på, jeg nok skal være flyvende igen om ikke så længe.

I mellemtiden synes jeg, vi skal have chokolade!

Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake" Healthy raw vegan chocolate "cheesecake"

This raw chocolate cheesecake is partly inspired by Pana Chocolate (whom I love for their lovely IG, but hate because I am not able to taste it!!) and partly inspired by one lovely reader who told be about an avocado cheesecake she’d once tasted. Seriously, that comment made me crave avocado cheesecake though I’ve never had it before.

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Denne raw cheesecake er hald inspireret af Pana Chocolate (som jeg elsker for deres skønne IG og hader fordi jeg ikke kan smage deres produkter!!) og halvt inspireret af en super sød læser, der fortalte mig om den her avokado cheesecake hun havde smagt. Seriøst, den kommentar fik mig til at crave cheesecake, selvom jeg aldrig har smagt det før.

Raw Chocolate Snack Cake, vegan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 squares

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup wallnuts
  • ...
  • 100 grams blueberries
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  • 2 small avocados (1 1/4 cup avocado flesh)
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 30 grams (3 squares) dark raw chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey (or agave for vegan)

Instructions

  1. Start by making the crust: Blend together dates and wallnuts until it resembles dough. Then spread it out into a small spring form.
  2. Place the blueberries on top.
  3. Now make the filling: blend the avocado and cocoa powder until smooth. In a small saucepan melt together coconut oil, dark chocolate and honey. Make sure you dont heat it too much. Pour the coconut oil micture into the avocado mixture and blend until well mixed.
  4. Pour the filling over the crust and refridgerate for at leat one hour.
  5. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
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January 1, 2015

Raw Brownies with glaze

Rå brownie stykker med glasur

RAW BROWNIES

Happy New Year! I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful year that went by. 2014 has been crazy to me. So much has happened and I’ve learned so much. I turned 18 which means I am of age, I’ve gotten a drivers licence, taken a diving certificate in Indonesia, participated in Singapore International Mathematical Challenge, run half marathons, made musicals and much much more. Thank you everyone for making it a year worth remembering. I hope 2015 will be an amazing year for all of you!

I really like all the posts popping up on my Bloglovin feed with 2014 roundups, so I thought it would be fun to see, which of my recipes from 2014 were the most popular too. Here are the recipes you liked the most this year:

Avocado Brownies (I wasn’t surprised at this, since the “mother-recipe” is the most popular post on this entire blog)

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Raw Coconut, Blueberry & Almond Tarts

Paleo Marble Cake

Healthy Coconut Macaroons

 

Oh, and is it okay if I just add my five favourites too? :P

Kale & Cabbage Salad w/ mustard vinaigrette

Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread

Zoats w/ maple caramelized pears

Egg-Free Scrambled Eggs

Spaghetti Squash w/ roasted hazelnut & cauliflower sauce

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Godt nytår! Jeg kan slet ikke takke jer nok for året, der gik. 2014 har været utrolig. Der er sket så mange ting og jeg har lært så meget. Jeg er blevet 18 og dermed myndig, taget kørekort, fået dykker certifikat i Indonesien, deltaget i en international matematikkonkurrence i Singapore, løbet halv maratons, lavet musical, og meget meget mere. Tak alle sammen for at gøre det år, der er værd at huske på. Jeg håber 2015 bliver et fantastisk år for jer alle!

Jeg er helt vild med alle de posts, der lige nu popper op på min Bloglovin feed med 2014-roundups, så jeg syntes, det ville være sjovt at se, hvilke af mine opskrifter fra 2014 var de mest populære. Listen kan ses ovenover. Og så er det vel okay lige an inkludere mine egne yndlings også ikke? Så de er i liste 2.

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Last January 1st I posted some new year resolutions just for fun and I was very happy to look back at them and confirm, that I’ve actually achieved all of them: ★ more photography ★ run a half marathon (I’ve actually run 7 this year ★ go to more concerts (YES! This was the year of concerts) ★ explore more vegetarian food ★ buy clothes I actually like ★ start dancing modern.

 

I was so happy to read my resolutions from last year and appreciate that I’ve actually achieved them. If I hadn’t written them down I think I would now take for granted that I’ve actually run all those half marathons (because it isn’t such a big deal as it once was), and that I actually like my closet now. We tend to forget what we once wanted just because we’ve achieved it now. So I’ve decided to write down some of the things I really want to do now again. My 2015 resolutions.

1) Run a 10K in under 50 minutes (I’ve improved a lot during the last half a year, so I should get there soon)

2) Improve my photography (oh how I dream to one day be as talented as my two idols Ditte @ The Food Club and David @ Green Kitchen Stories)

3) Stop snacking as much as I do now

4) Learn to play the guitar (this has been a dream for such a long time – I have to do something about it)

5) Learn more about gluten free baking (ever since I discovered Thea’s amazing blog Baking Magique I’ve become very interested in gluten free baking)

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Sidste første januar postede jeg nogle nytårsfortsæt, og jeg blev virkelig glad, da jeg kiggede tilbage og opdagede, at jeg faktisk har opnået dem alle: mere tid til fotografi ★ løb et halvmaraton (jeg har faktisk løbet 7) ★ gå til flere koncerter (YES! Dette var koncerternes år) ★ lav mere vegetarisk mad ★ start med at danse moderne.

 

Jeg blev så gad da jeg læste fortsætterne og værdsættede, et jeg faktsik havde opnået dem alle. Hvis jeg ikke havde skrevet dem ned, ville jeg i dag ikke være så glad for at have løbet et halvmaraton (for det er ikke så stor en ting, som det engang var for mig) eller have et klædeskab, jeg faktisk godt kan lide. Vi har det med at glemme de ting, der engang var drømme, bare fordi vi har tingene i dag. Så jeg har besluttet mig for at skrive et par ting ned igen. Mine fortsæt for 2015:

1) Løb nu bare de satans 10K på under 50 minutter (jeg har forbedret mig meget det sidste halve år, så mon ikke det kommer snart)

2) Forbedr mit fotografi (åh hvor jeg dog drømmer om en dag at være lige så dygtig som Ditte fra The Food Club eller David fra Green Kitchen Stories)

3) Hold op med at snacke så meget, som jeg gør nu

4) Lær at spille guitar (dette har været en drøm længe, så nu må jeg tage mig sammen)

5) Lær mere om gluten fri bagning (siden jeg opdagede bloggen Baking Magique er jeg blevet virkelig interesseret i det)

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I am currently on ski holiday in Flachau, Austria with my lovely family. It is great here and it is nice to be back on the slopes, but I kind of miss home, my friends and my kitchen. So the recipe I’d like to share today is one I made some weeks ago. And look how I uphold the tradition about sharing a healthy chocolate snack on the first day of the year (;

Happy New Year!

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Lige nu er jeg på skiferie i Flachau, Østrig med min dejlige familie. Her er skønt og det er dejligt at være tilbage på pisterne, men jeg savner alligevel hjemme, mine venner og mit køkken en smule. Så opskriften i dag er en, jeg lavede for nogle uger siden. Og læg lige mærke til hvordan traditionen med en sund chokolade snack holdes i hævd her på årets første dag (;

Godt nytår!

Raw Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 9 squares

Raw brownies with glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (75 g.) hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup (30 g.) cashews
  • 1/4 cup (20 g.) shredded/ dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (30 g.) raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 5 medjool dates (or other big soft dates)
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • ...
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. raw cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Place nuts, coconut, cocoa powder and salt in a food processor and pulse for until it resembles flour.
  2. Add in the dates and honey and blend until everything is combined an stick together like a dough. Press dough out into a pan.
  3. Gently melt together the coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder fot the glaze. Do not heat too much. Pout out over the brownies.
  4. Refridgerate for at leat one hour and cut out into squares.
  5. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.
http://sproutedfig.com/happy-new-year-raw-brownies/

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March 14, 2014

Raw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie Lover

I have been playing around with the thought of making a raw dessert for quite a while. My Pinterest feed is drowning in incredibly delicious-looking raw desserts and they all look and sound so good. An abundance of cashews, dates, coconut, fruit, almonds, walnuts, dried figs, cocoa and all kinds of berries. All some of my very favourite foods. Wo why not make some tarts?

I had never tried coconut whipped cream before I made these. WHAT? WHY? …I really don’t understand why. That stuff is great! So delicious and it has just the perfect texture. If you’ve never tried it go put a can of coconut milk in your refrigerator right now! Seriously.

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I made these super delicious tarts last Sunday – a wonderful sunny and warm spring day… which I sadly spend doing tons of homework. Gosh, how I’m tired of school and homework at the moment. I was warned this might happen. It does to almost everyone when they’re half way through second year (Ok, so the Danish school system is very different from others. It is totally optional if you want to go to high school or not (though the majority of people do go to high school). You are very independent and the idea is that you are there because you want to – not because someone told you to. Second year does not mean sophomore year. The Danish high school is like something in between high school and college. You start after 9th or 10th grade and it only takes three years to get through. But gosh, those are 3 tough years). Sigh…

I’m sorry. I’m very grateful I live in a country where you have an easy access to education. And I love learning. I just have to make something I really like doing in between all that work. Like cooking! Oh yes, cooking and photographing is definitely the key.

And so is eating delicious and healthy raw tarts. Back to the wonderful small desserts. Enjoy!

Raw Coconut, Almond & Blueberry Tarts || The Smoothie Lover

These small tarts are great as a sweet treat in the afternoon or as a little dessert.

The coconut whipped cream isn’t very sweet, but accompanied by the sweet date based crust these tarts are just the perfect mix between sweet and nutty. Enjoy!

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Raw Coconut Blueberry Tarts
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • Beans from one vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup soft dates (or dates soaked over night)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 500 g.(1,1 pund) blueberries
Instructions
  1. Refridgerate the coconut milk overnight. DO NOT shake it.
  2. The day after open the can carefully and scoop out the thick layer of coconut "cream", which will be in the top of the can. Whip with an electric mixer until it resembles whipped cream. Add in vanilla and honey and whip for another 10 seconds.
  3. In a food processor grind the almonds until fine. Add in the dates and turn until everything sticks together.
  4. Shape 8 small tarts and place them on nonstick paper. Top with coconut whipped cream and blueberries and serve right away.

 

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February 15, 2014

Raw Raspberry Jam || The Smoothie Lover

Do you know what the best thing to do with jam is? Splashing it on top of plain yoghurt. Seriously. I love it. I actually never eat jam on bread. Two slight problems though: (1) I often find that jam is way too sweet and (2) jam isn’t exactly the healthiest thing in the world with tons of sugar. ALSO I really wanted to make a raw version, since I like the idea of raw foods.

The idea of raw food is that heating food to over 42°C/ 108°F changes the food chemically and that way around makes it less nutritious. I don’t however think it is good for you to live totally from raw food, but I like to include a lot of it to my daily life.

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Yesterday we went to Sweden for a lovely 16km walk at Söderåsen. Of course I brought my camera, and I just wanted to share some of my favoutire photos. I seriously consider making a portfolio. I really love photographing and I think that would be a good next step for me. So I can learn how to me more critical about my photos and don’t have to shove them in your faces – haha (:

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Anyways – back to the raw jam.

Serve it for fresh baked buns or add it on top of your yoghurt.

Raw Rapberry Jam

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Raw chia raspberry jam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480mL) raspberries (you can use frozen - just thaw first)
  • 3 tbsp. raw honey*
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Puree the raspberries in a food processor and sweeten with honey.
  2. Add in the chia seeds and pulse until combines (about 5 seconds).
  3. Transfer to a jar and cover with a lid. Place in the refrigerator over night. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

* Amount may differ depending of the sweetness of the berries. I kind of lack a sweet tooth so you might like to add a little more.

http://sproutedfig.com/raw-rapberry-jam/

 

 

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March 18, 2013

Lately i’ve been completely obsessed with paleo food and recipes. I’ve always been kind of a “nature girl”. I love spending time outside, running walking, and I love the thought of organic foods and eco-friendly things. Oooh, and I love Greenpeace and I really really really wanna participate in Earth Hour the 23th of March. Aaaaaand I often think about taking an education in something like geography and geo-informatics. You know something about the environment. Yeah, I know it sounds quite nerdy, but really – I love the thought of saving the environment :-)

Well, back to the topic – food: I think the fact, that I really like everything natural, also makes me like natural foods. I love the thought of getting back to basis. You know – eating like cavemen did. Eating the things us humans used to. This is why I like the idea about a paleo diet.

That said, I’m not going completely paleo. At least not while I live at home. But from time to time I think it’s great to eat paleo. And it actually makes you feel you have more energy :-)

Well, and as a bonus, it’s incredibly delicious!

Just look at these lovely raw, paleo, vegan cocoa energy bars.

Yummy yum! They are so good.

I got the idea from these raw brownie bites. I really like those, and then I thought: Why not making them into bars instead of bites? That means more deliciousness for me. Win!

I really have to excuse it has been such a long time since I have blogged last. I’ve been so busy. It’s spring (surprise) and spring means time for ballet performances. Wuhuu. It’s the best time of the year (though it can be a bit stressful with school and everything).

We are going to Barcelona in just 10 days :) I can’t wait!

Well – here’s the recipe :-)

Paleo Cocoa Energy Bars
6 bars

If the dates and raisins are very hard soak them in water (eventually boiling) for 5-10 minutes.
In a food processor, grind the nuts. Add the salt and cocoa powder and blend until combined. Add the dates and raisins and pulse until a dough forms.
Spread the mixture out in a little square pan. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes then cut into bars. 
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Enjoy!

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