Jul 25

Superfoods Energy Balls

Superfoods Energy Balls & Veg Fest

 

image veg festGetting ready for the Veg Fest tomorrow on Granville St in Vancouver and will doing samples of these Superfood Energy Balls, having a FREE Draw and giving out $50 Gift Cards to people who are looking for Greens, Superfoods, live, raw, vegan, organic and Non-Gmo!!

So if you are in the area stop by and say hi – there will be some great vendors there!!

What a mission we are on and it’s so exciting to be part of this and connect with such cool people on the same path or journey!!

Just to be up front – this recipe does have several of the Purium products in it as you know it’s about Greens and Superfoods – but you can always substitute your own. These are tasty and will substain you for hours, so a great little snack to carry around and reach for when you get hungry, miss lunch or need a little boost!!

Energy Balls

Superfoods Energy Balls

-  3 cups Dates

-  11/2 tbsp Ric Bran Solubles (Rice Bran Solubles are the most potent, nutrient-rich part of rice. They are amazing plant complexes that contain a wide variety of nutrients not found in other foods.)

-  1/2 cup Activated Barley (is a unique, complex carbohydrate from pre-sprouted grain that is digested slowly, providing energy and endurance for hours. It is a great source of immune-enhancing beta-glucan and has extremely low gluten content. It makes a great addition to any green drink.

-  1/4 cup Hemp

-  2 tsp Spirulina (has been widely regarded as nature’s most complete nutrient source. Purium’s Organic Spirulina is a rich, whole-food source of vegetarian protein, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, anti-oxidants, and vitamins.)

-  11/2 tbsp Coconut Oil

-  1/2 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

-  1/2 cup Raw Cocoa Powder

Optional is to add instead of the hemp or Cocoa Powder is L.O.V.E. - 1 tbsp –  which will really knock the nutritional value sky high!!)

Throw all ingredients in a food process and process until it forms a ball.  Then break off little pieces and roll into small balls.

You can also roll into shredded Coconut if you like. (both are shown in photos)

Keep in fridge in sealed container and will keep for a couple of weeks if sealed well.

Pop into a little baggie and throw in your purse, car, or fridge at work – great for an afternoon snack instead of coffee or sugary things!!

Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share!!

See ya at the Veg Fest!!

Jodi

Energy Balls-2

 

Jul 16

Olive Spread with Dandelion Flax Crackers

Olive Spread with Dandelion Flax Crackers

 

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Olive Spread with Dandelion flax Crackers

A nice, light, tasty, vegan and raw spread!  Black olives (pits still in ) are raw (unless they come in a jar) .

This recipe started out like a tapenade but I took it further and I think tastier :)

Not only is this good on crackers but also through it in a romaine leaf  - still healthy and tasty.

In the hotter weather eating lighter I find I prefer doing and snacking more often – this makes it easy.

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Olive spread

 

Olive Spread

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Olive Spread

 

-  1/2 cup Almonds soaked for at least an hour (optional – soaking is optional, health wise it is better to soak the almonds even for several hours plus it softens them a bit, tight on time – you don’t have to soak them)

-  1 cup black Olives – pit removed

-  2 cloves Garlic

-  1 cup Parsley

- 5 – 6 Basil leaves

-  juice of 1/2 Lemon

-  2 tbsp cold pressed Olive oil

-  pinch Salt & Pepper

Throw all ingredients into processor and process and process.  I did not do it until it was fine – I left it kind of course  - process until desired consistency.

 

Dandelion Flax Crackers

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Dandelion flax Crackers

When I make raw crackers I love experimenting with flavours, so they usually never taste the same!! I also use what I have been juicing or have on hand.  I was juicing Dandelion leaves in the spring here as it’s good for detoxing the liver and I saved the pulp to make crackers with.  I did the recipe again as not only did I love them so did everyone who tasted them – no one believed it was with Dandelions but I think the spices I used added great flavor.

These are vegan and raw and were created in a dehydrator – in the oven could be done but at the lowest possible temperature and it may not be low enough to be raw.

 

-  2 cups ground Flax

-  11/2 cups Dandelion pulp (left over from juicing – if you don’t have a juicer you can always use a Vitamix or Blender – throw in the Dandelion leaves and some water and blend then strain it)

-  1 cup Water ( a little more may be needed – you want somewhat thick consistency so not to funny but not stick either – as you mix it together)

-  1 tsp Himalayan Salt

-  2 tsp toasted Cumin Seed (that has been ground to a powder – it’s used in Indian dishes)

-  Caraway seeds (optional)

Mix all together.  You can let it sit for a couple of hours or over night and have it a bit fermented, or you can spread it on the dehydrator sheets (with the teflon sheets so nothing falls through)

Spread evenly then score it into crackers the size you would like.

This is where I like to add a little more Caraway seed and sprinkle some coarse Sea salt but that is totally optional.

Dehydrate for 6 – 8 hours, flip the sheets over and remove the teflon sheets and dehydrate until you like the crispness – usually 2- 4 hours – I like crispy crackers so I do them longer – these times are just guidelines depending on the dehydrator, the size, the temp. so check in till you get what you like.  I find once I flip them I don’t need as much time on the second side.

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Dandelion Flax Crackers

Hope you try these and enjoy them!!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and please feel free to share this – it’s always greatly appreciated!!

Jodi

 

Jul 11

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

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Summer Salad

With this weather of summer finally being here it is so easy to eat more raw foods, eat healthier, eat fresh and fast- not that we want to eat fast but fresh, natural food really is fast food as it’s best!!

Today is also International Raw Day – so get some more raw foods into your beautiful body!!!

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Summer Salad

 

-  1 cup julienne Green Zucchini

-  1 cup julienne Yellow Zucchini (or called also Summer Squash)

-  1 cup chopped Parsley

-  1/2 cup chopped Chives

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Summer Squash

 

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Summer Salad

Mix together

Add in

-  4 tbsp raw Pumpkin Seed oil (optional but oh so flavorful – I just found this amazing tasting raw, cold pressed oil a short time ago and fell in love with it – it is very nutritious but also tasty and adds a beautiful flavor, if you are unable to find it or have other oils on hand like Olive oil it will work – you may want to add another herb or more garlic for a little more flavor)

-  2 tbsp White wine Vinegar

-  2 cloves Garlic minced

Pinch Salt and Pepper

-  3 tbsp Pine nuts (optional you can roast / toast these – I didn’t for this recipe)

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Summer Salad

Mix together well, serve as a side dish or main dish -eat, enjoy and please feel free to share!!

Happy International Raw Day!!!

Jodi

Jul 07

Flavored Water

Flavored Water

 

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Water

 

Now that the hotter weather is here, we all need to be drinking more water.

Did you know that by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated?

Forget buying bottle water or flavored water or mineral enhanced water – save your money and the environment – make your own.  It’s easy, fast, tasty and nutritious and you will be making a big difference in the world by reducing the amount of plastic that gets thrown away.  Most bottled water is tap water or dead water.

Fresh spring water is a great choice and it’s free – Find A Spring has locations of free spring water all over North America – it’s right from the earth, is live, has no memory (yes water has memory), is fresh and tastes amazing!!

You should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces to stay hydrated and healthy – we are after all more than 70% water.

Grab a glass decanter and throw in fresh foods like blueberries & strawberries, raspberries,cucumber, mint & lemon or lime or both or mint & cucumber, mango and strawberries, oranges & mangos….and I could go on.  Fruits (not bananas), most herbs will work depending on your preference, and some veggies make for a good water like peppers, cucumbers, beets to name a few.  It’s mostly fruits and herbs so get creative and stay well hydrated all the time – your body and skin will love you for it!!

Have an awesome day!!

Jodi

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