Posts in Recipes

Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies!

Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies

April 30th, 2020 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies”

Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies!

Who doesn’t want to stop relying on sweet goodies & drinks to get through dread afternoons overall in stressful times? Who doesn’t want to lower blood sugar level & the risk of disease? Who doesn’t want to lose weight, reach a healthy one, and keep it off? Who doesn’t want to feel and look younger than the chronological age? I do, but I have to be honest, it requires a lot of willingness and perseverance, passions and dedication, love & respect for one’s body to start changing old eating habits and start adding new ones to transform old patterns into a new way of eating.  It is true that it is hard & takes time to acquire a new way of thinking, but it is not impossible! ⁣

The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives to start making small changes toward a total transformation without sacrificing our palate & I venture here to say that my Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies are one of them! ⁣

I prepare them while on a quick WhatsApp conversation with my new IG friend @cinthyaq from London and had them as a snack while enjoying live music at the park with great friends, not without enjoying two “quesadillas de queso” each and a jar of fresh strawberry water first!

I made them with what I have handy and no recipe followed just my intuition, so I will improve them one of these days.⁣

 

 

What you need:⁣

3 cups homemade flourless mix (coconut, arrowroot flour, nopal cactus powder, ground sprouted lentils, mung beans, buckwheat)⁣

7 dates soaked⁣

1/4 cup olive oil⁣

1/2 cup hazelnut (or almonds, walnuts, Brazilian nuts) soaked⁣

1/4 cup almond milk ⁣

A pinch of baking soda & Himalayan salt⁣

1/4 cup cocoa powder⁣

How to prepare⁣

⁣Place flour on a bowl. In a food processor process the dates, nuts, cocoa, salt, olive oil, and milk until smooth. Mix it with the flour in the bowl. Add more milk as needed. Blend thoroughly until it becomes creamy.  Grease an oven tray and extend the mix on it. With a knife cut it in squares. Baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Celsius. Let them cool down and enjoy!! ⁣

Have you started making true changes to reach your healthy body weight?  ⁣

Ivette

Radish Greens Salad with mandarin dressing

April 7th, 2020 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Radish Greens Salad with mandarin dressing”

On my daily video call with my mom in Mexico, we were showing at each other our dishes and as usual, she came up with a saying: “The kitchen is life because that’s where our food comes from.”⁣

We should eat to live rather than living to eat and although eating healthy and clean demands time, some kind of sacrifices, and a strong commitment to remain healthy, vibrant, fit and joyful, it is also true that eating wholesome foods comes with amazing rewards: not only makes us feel healthy and vibrant but also makes us feel great about ourselves and the conscious choices we make, knowing that there are so many other options to choose from out there. ⁣

I love to take time to craft my salads and experiment with all kinds of dressings so that my gut can enjoy the last result. ⁣

Although this Radish Greens/ Mandarin salad seems to have more radishes and mandarin than greens, it actually had the right balance of sweetness and bitterness.⁣

What you need:⁣

– The greens of two radish bushes⁣

– Segments of 3 mandarins thin tough skin removed⁣

– 5 medium radish roots spiralized⁣

– Toasted coconut flakes to taste⁣

For Dressing⁣

– Segments of 2 mandarins⁣

– Olive oil⁣

– Garlic/Onion to taste⁣

– Himalayan Salt⁣

– The juice of one lemon⁣

How to prepare⁣

Place all the salad ingredients in a bowl.  Blend in a blender all the dressing ingredients until smooth and pour it at the top of the salad.

Enjoy!

 

Classic Super Crispy and Crunchy Flax Seeds Crackers

March 19th, 2020 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Classic Super Crispy and Crunchy Flax Seeds Crackers”
Flax Crackers

Have you ever noticed how some people, and that includes me, eat crunchy food truly out loud? Crunch, crunch and every crunch is like a scream saying: “hey, I am here, look at me,” or “don’t get close or I am going to snap back at you.”

If more than often you crave for crunchy, salty, spicy or sweet snacks at the end of a hectic day, very likely you are just looking to release tension, some kind of madness or frustration or just to pat yourself on the back for a job well done.  However, munching too much on fatty, salty or sweet comfort food every time you feel like to release tension might not be a very healthy habit.  The good news is that there are many healthy homemade crunchy snacks you can munch on to let go of madness or simply to reward yourself.

These super crispy and tasty flax seeds crackers will help you get back to your center after a stressful day and experience that emotional comfort that you might be looking for, but without adding extra pounds or suffering stomach cramps, and still with that zest of a healthy crunch.

 

 

Classic Crispy Flaxseed Crackers

What you need:

  • ½ cup flaxseeds
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ cup water
  • Himalayan salt and red chili flakes to taste – to make it sweet add a smashed ripen banana, cinnamon and cardamon powder and skip the lemon juice
  • Juice of a half a lemon

How to make it:

Mix flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds with water.  Let sit for about 2 hours.  Preheat a dehydrator to 104-113 degrees (40-45C). Drain the seeds and place in a bowl and add the salt, lemon juice, and chili flakes.  Mix together and spread a thin layer on one of the trays with parchment paper.  Divide the spread with a knife into smaller squares or triangles.  Let them bake in the dehydrator for about 5 hours. Bring the heat up to 125/134 degrees and keep baking them for another 2 hrs or until they become really crispy and crunchy.  Remove from the dehydrator and start crunching yum out loud!

With love.

Ivette

Warrior Green Salad

March 17th, 2020 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Warrior Green Salad”

We do not exactly what is going in the outer world right now and it seems we do not have control over it either. However, it feels like we must be warriors of all times and act upon what we can control and that is what we will put in our body, mind, and heart from now on in order to strengthen our immune system and win this battle we all are currently living in.

What about making this Warrior Green salad packed with vitamins, and minerals, all micronutrients necessary to overcome this pandemic in optimal health? Let’s be strong enough to quit on our comfort foods during this period and stick on nutrient-dense foods instead.

Spring mix greens, red cabbage cherry tomatoes and yellow and orange bell peppers are excellent sources of antioxidants such as in vitamin C and bioflavonoids and carotenoids to form vitamin A.  They also contain vitamin B6 and K, packed with dietary fiber and have a trace of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.

What you need:

  • 2 cups mix greens, washed and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced into strips and soaked for 1/2 an hour in 1 cup of water with the juice of a 1/2 of lemon and 3 tbs of white apple vinegar, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas, soaked, rinsed, sprouted and cooked
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, preferably without seeds
  • 1/2 medium each orange and yellow bell peppers finely cubed
  • Black olives to taste

Dressing:

  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

Place all the salad ingredients in a salad bowl and pour the dressing at the top. Serve as a side dish and eat with your favorite lean animal protein or serve at the top of a bed of cooked quinoa.  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

Fresh Mango Salad

August 28th, 2019 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Fresh Mango Salad”

d

mango salad

 

mango salad

mango salad

Get your FREE Three-Day Green Smoothie Cleansing Plan

Sign up for my newsletter and receive a FREE 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleansing Plan, as well as health inspiration, recipes, updates, and special offers, delivered right to your inbox.