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Month: July 2017

Tahini Caramel Sauce

Tahini Caramel Sauce

Sooo who doesn’t love caramel.

I have actually never met anyone who doesn’t love caramel. Its gooeyness and sweetness. But its always a cheat treat isn’t. Always associated with something unhealthy and bad for you. Weeeell not my Tahini caramel!

It is absolutely delicious and so yummy you can pour it on ice cream and cake or even use as a sweet spread on toast!

Yep you heard me! Its refined sugar free, dairy free and vegan!  

Matcha Caramel Pralines

And this is one more thing you can make with it. Matcha Caramel Pralines

I don’t have a recipe for the pralines but I sure do have the recipe for the sauce.

See below and let me know what you think.

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  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on low heat until it thickens. Depending on the heat it might take a while. Keep stirring to avoid burning. Let it cool down and you've got your caramel sauce. Yumm
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Supernutritions Energy and Performance Superfoods

Supernutritions Energy and Performance Superfoods

Have you ever or do you ever take supplements or eat superfoods? I am talking about the new superfoods not our old fashioned blueberries and broccoli?

I didnt use to. I didnt believe in the hype. I am a bit oldfashioned and with food just like with any new trend I am very slow to accept it. So I didnt use or eat superfoods. I didnt understand they hype about Chia Seeds Quinoa Spirulina and other superfoods.

That is until I read up on them and there are so many articles you can read and some are contracdicting each ther and others are very sceptical.

Now that I did read about them I am a true believer! But I just find it so hard to keep track of all of them and also the know exactly what to use for which purpose.

So this is where I was introdused to Suernutritions. They are a brand that specialises in superfoods that you can blend yourself. All their superfoods are glutenfree soy free sugarfree saltfree dairy free and purely plantbased.

On their website you can as I mentioned create your own mix based on your goal and purpose.

You can choose from the following goals:

Energy & Performance

Wellness & Immunity

Detox & Body Cleanse 

Based on that goal you get to choose proteins, greens, seeds, veggies, fruits and a flavour.

I went for Energy & Performance and chose the flavour Berries and Cherries. 

So heres what I thought of it and made with it.

So my packet contained 75grams of a mix of Pea protein, hemp protein, Spinach, broccoli, Spirulina, Chlorella, Chia Seeds, Maca Roots, Pineappe, Green Stevia and Berries & Cherries.

When I opened the packet I got a beautiful aroma of fruit so off I went to try it out.

The first thing that came to my mind was to make agranola cup with a cashew and fruit filling. I aded a scoop of the superfoods into the granola base mix as well as to the cashew cream filling. The cream filling took on a lovely  purple colour and the flavour was very Berry as you would exepect. 

Now I havent ben using this enough to tell you whether it had any effect on my performance & energy (not that I am sporty or anything but Ive been lacking energy lately) but Ill see how it gooesn and let you know.

 

Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

I LOVE blueberries! Absolutely love them. It is my favourite fruit and berry and no other fruit comes even close. Isnt it also the most beautiful fruit to photograph?

Just as well it is so so good for you, full of antioxidants and vitamins it should be classified as a superfood! maybe it is HAHA.

Do you actually know how to find out if a fruit has loads of antioxidants? I’m sure you do but here’s what I learned.

Cut it open and leave for a few minutes, maybe half hour or so. If it turns brown like an apple pear or banana, well tough luck hardly any antioxidants, because its oxidation that makes our fruit brown. So what antioxidants do is fight that oxidation. In fact when we get old we get age spots. Guess what that is? Yupp oxidation. So all those yummy berries that don’t change colour are full of those oxidation fighting antioxidants.

Learned something new? I did.

Anyway back to blueberries. As I said I love them and there was a time when I used to eat at least two punnets a day, which was very expensive. My kiddos have blueberries every day with their breakfast. And now I grow my own, but here in Ireland they take forever to ripen. Ours are still green.

So why did it take me so long then to make a blueberry cheesecake? I don’t know maybe because I do enjoy them so much that I thought it might be a waste. But fear not, it wasn’t. I actually think this is my best cheesecake yet. (Sorry not that many recipes here but you’ll see on my Instagram account that I tried out a few.

The review I got today when I brought this cake into work were great, everyone loved it.

But a little warning the biscuit base is made of bought vegan choc chip cookies so is not sugar free. Of course you can replace those biccies with a healthier alternative.

For now enjoy and as always let me know what you think.

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
Prep Time 10
Passive Time 3 hours
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Prep Time 10
Passive Time 3 hours
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  1. Place the first 4 ingredients into a food processor and blend several times until very smooth.
  2. While the filling is blending, mix the crushed biscuits with the melted coconut oil and fill the bottom of a 3 inch cake ring with the base
  3. Now pour the filling on top and smooth out. You will have a bit of the filling mixture left but you can use it to top the cake later
  4. Freeze for about 3 hours
  5. when ready to eat defrost for about two hours but not any longer because it will start to lose its shape
  6. Top with leftover filling (maybe in swirls) and Enjoy
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