Chocolate Covered Popcorn with Goji Berries

20141022194142(2)Happy National Chocolate Weekday everyone!
I’m celebrating with raw chocolate and goji berry covered popcorn.
So yummy!
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Chocolate Covered Popcorn with Goji Berries

Ingredients:

– 1 cup popcorn

– 1 cup goji berries

– 3/4 cup and 1 tablespoon coconut oil

– 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

– 3 tablespoons coconut nectar

-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla

– 1/2 Himalayan salt

♥L

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How to make Dehydrated Crisps in an ordinary oven

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My absolutely favourite naughty food is gorgeous salty crispy crisps.
But do you know that if you dehydrate thinly sliced raw potato you end up with healthy and super delicious crisps that are as good as the ones you get in a bag!
And you don’t need a dehydrator-oven to make them, an ordinary oven and 12 hours is all you need.
I hope you like it!

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Dehydrated Crisps
Ingredients:

– 2 organic potatoes

– olive oil

– raw apple cider vinegar

– sea salt

♥L

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Raw Energy Balls

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It’s so hard not to eat these raw energy balls in one go!
But I do try to share since they are filled with goodness like chia seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini and plant protein.
They are a godsend when you are longing for something sweet and satisfying and you need it quickly!
No cooking or machinery is needed it literally takes 3 minutes and if you are desperate forget about the fridge part!

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Raw Energy Balls
Ingredients:
Makes 12

– 4 tablespoons tahini

– 3 tablespoons cashew butter

– 3 tablespoons coconut flour

– 1 tablespoon raw protein (sun warrior vanilla flavoured)

– 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut and an extra 2-3 tablespoons to dip the balls in

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

– 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

– 1 tablespoon raw organic honey

♥L

See more videos: Raw Chocolate and Zucchini dessert, Raw Fudge Balls, Mixed berry and Chia dessert..
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Hot Healthy Chaga Latte

 

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It was only eight degrees C when I took the kids to school this morning and I was forced to reach deep in the wardrobe to get out my warm dip-dyed fake fur coat out, but even that was not enough.
I needed something more to de-frost and quick.
I hate being cold!
(No, having been born in Scandi-land does not make you immune to cold weather).
For breakfast I first had my good old trusted smoothie, and then I made my warming and insulating healthy latte with medicinal mushroom, almond butter, one date and hot water.
Don’t get repulsed by the mushroom part, it’s really super tasty and so full of hard-working antioxidants!
For this latte I used instant chaga powder from Four sigma you can pick it up at the health food store or online.

 

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Hot Healthy Medicinal Latte

Serves 1

Ingredients:

– 1- 1/2 sachet of instant chaga or shiitake (I use four sigma foods)

– 1 date soaked in water (or date syrup a soaked date tastes better)

– hot water

– 1 large tablespoon of almond butter

– cinnamon on top (optional)

 ♥L

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Cucumber and Avocado Soup, How to ferment Vegetables

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Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale

Result!
The kids want kale after school EVERY day!!!
I can’t belive it myself.

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around brimming with vitamins like C, A and K, researchers have found  no less than 45 different flavonoids in kale and it’s also very detoxifying.

This weeks veg-box was full of kale and I decided to follow my friend The American Resident’s recipe for crispy kale HERE.

It’s so easy to do: Wash the leaves, dry them really well. Put coconut oil or olive oil on your hands and cover the leaves. (Some people cut the stalk off, but I eat it). Arrange them in one layer on a baking try and bake in the oven (190°) for 10-20 minutes, until they are crispy. Sprinkle Himalayan crystal salt on top and serve immediately.

♥L

Popcorn

home popped popcorn

This Sunday at 9pm I’ll be parked in front of the telly box with a large bowl of home popped popcorn for the season 2 première of Downton Abbey, can’t wait!
Home made popcorn is a great source of Fibre, Folate (important for pregnant- and planning to get pregnant ladies) and Iron, among other nutrients.
But they have to be home-popped!
I stay well clear of micro bags. Microwaving can cause toxic chemicals in the lining of the bag to leak into the popcorn and the ingredient that provides the butter flavour, diacetyl have been linked to health issues among popcorn workers, it even has a disease named after it, “Popcorn worker lung”.
Movie popcorn is also best avoided, cooked in unhealthy oils, artificial colourings and preservatives are added and again that butter flavour aint reel butter.
It’s so easy and cheap to pop your own and the kids love it when they explode all over the kitchen!
This is how I like mine:
1. Pour coconut oil in a large pan.
2. Add 3-4 kernels, when they pop the oil is hot enough.
3. Add the rest of the kernels, I use organic kernels.
4. Take off the heat, when it’s 2-3 seconds between pops.
5. In a pan melt 1 part butter and 1 part virgin coconut oil (beyond delish!)
6. Pour over the popcorn and season with healthy salt, Himalayan crystal salt, comes with 84 minerals.
If you fancy a naughtier sugary choc- version:
Add 1 part high quality choc powder (use a sieve to get rid of lumps) to 3 parts sugar, mix and sprinkle over.
A third version I like is to just add salt and Tabasco! Low in calories  and needless to say I don’t have to share this one.

How do you like yours?

♥L