Monday, August 14, 2017

Simple Green Juice

This recipe is very simple, it only has 4 ingredients you can find in any supermarket, and it takes just a few minutes to prep and juice.
I recently made a decision to start juicing after watching an eye opening documentary about Joe Cross. The movie is called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and it got me to do something I wanted to do for ages – buy a juicer and start juicing regularly.

Simple Green Juice

I have to be honest. I know most people who juice make it seem like a simple job, well I hate to disappoint you, but it's not. It's not hard, everyone can do it, but it takes time to prep, and mostly to clean the juicer after the juicing is over. Juicer companies make it look so easy and quick as if cleaning a juicer is just like cleaning a plate or a fork, it's not.
With that being said, it's worth it, but the busy life we all have leaves us with less and less time to worry about food and cooking, so juicing can seem like a huge task.
My tip is to make larger portions of 2 liters, 64 ounce whenever you feel like juicing, and to keep it in the fridge. I bought some nice jars (0.5 a liter, 16 ounce) which are dedicated for juice only. I keep the juice in the fridge for couple of days and then my husband and I get to enjoy the juice for couple of days without the hard labor of juicing for every single glass of juice. Believe me – it's the way to go when you don't have much time.

I promise you that even though juicing takes some time, it's worth it! here's my super simple green juice recipe.

Ingredients:
3 stalks of celery (I like the leafy greens as well)
1 lemon
1 large cucumber
1 large apple

Directions:
  • Wash the fruit and vegetables.
  • Peal the lemon (you can keep the peal on if you love a little bazinga in your juice).
  • Cut the ingredients to pieces which are suitable for your juicer.
  • Juice the ingredients.
  • Serve with 1-2 ice cubes and have fun!
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Today's track is a song I can't stop listening to lately, it's perfect, I had to share it with you all. Enjoy!



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Watermelon juice

I had to tell you about this simple yet amazing juice/smoothie. Summer is just around the corner so we can start preparing our summer recipes and get ready to celebrate the sun :)
This watermelon juice is a very simple way to eat/drink your watermelon, I can hardly even call it a recipe, it's more of an idea to inspire you to play with food, regardless of what your mother told you.
You can play with it even more and add some herbs, I like adding basil or mint, and you can also strain the smoothie to get a clearer juice, or leave it as is.
One thing to keep in mind is to serve it cold! So make sure you put the watermelon in the fridge. 

Watermelon Juice
Ingredients: (amounts are up to you and how thirsty you are)
Cold watermelon
Basil or mint (optional)

Directions:
  • Peel the watermelon and cut to slices.
  • Place the watermelon slices in your blender and add a few basil or mint leaves.
  • Blend the water melon. Now you have a watermelon smoothie ready to serve.
  • You can strain the smoothie for a clear juice, I personally prefer it as a smoothie.

Hope you enjoy your watermelon, and hope summer of 2017 will be epic. In the meantime, enjoy some Frampton.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Avocado on Toast

I'll be bringing you some quick and easy ideas from my kitchen, cause let's face it, most evenings we don't have the energy to cook a big meal, we just want to fix something up quickly and use our time to rest.
Modern day life is challenging, and most of the world still thinks being a vegan is just one more chore added to the list, well, with the ideas I'll be sharing each week, you'll see it's not the case, you can be a vegan and not waste hours in the kitchen.

my debut recipe is my Avocado on Toast - works like magic every time!

Avocado on Toast

Ingredients for 4 toasts:
4 nice fresh bread slices
Large avocado
2 medium tomatoes or 4 cherry tomatoes
1/2 lemon
pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:
  • Toast the bread slices in a toaster.
  • Peel the avocado and mash it in a bowl using a fork.
  • Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, salt and pepper and mix.
  • Cut the tomatoes to thin slices.
  • Spread the avocado on the toasted bread slices.
  • Place the tomatoes nicely on the bread and serve.

Told you it's simple... now relax with this beautiful song by Benjamin Clementine: