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LOVING SMOOTHIES

By Caroline

This summer I tried several new versions of smoothies, first with recipes and then I tried my own flavors. One of them I did 10 min. ago and I like to share it with you.                    Done in 3 Minutes and I have my portions on fruits for the day inclusive 1 veggie! 

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Makes 2 glasses:

1 middle sized banana

1 bigger carrot

10 pieces of grapes

1/2 gala apple

1/2 cup of  plain yogurt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 – 1 cup  orange juice

1.) Peel the bananas and the carrot and cut in pieces and into blender

2.) Add 10 pieces of grapes and cut a the apple in smaller pieces and add in blender

3.) Add the yogurt, the milk and the orange juice,  Enjoy the burst of Energy!

 

INDONESIAN BAKWAN – INDONESIAN “VEGGIE FRITTERS”

INDONESIAN “VEGGIE FRITTERS”   (from our international friend Lina)

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Ingredients:

2 small carrots

1 hand full spinach

1 hand full different greens

1 small pepper, if you like

1 egg in a bowl (stir)

1 1/2 cup flour (self rising)   (you can use Gluten Free flour)

2/3  cup of water

salt & pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

 

Preparations:

1 Cut all veggies in small pieces, set aside

2 Add all ingredients in a separate bowl and mix very well until batter smooth (but not too liquid) and then add all veggies.

3 Fry a spoon full of the veggie-batter for 10 min. or until brown on both sides in a pan of any kind of hot cooking oil.

4 Place on a piece of household towels to drop the oil.      Enjoy it warm!

FALAFEL – MIDDLE EASTERN PLATE (RAW FOOD)

Recipe from friend Irena, Macadonia    (posted by Caroline)

Ingredients:

3 cups garbanzos

1/3 cup raw tahini

1/4 cup ground raw sesame seed

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup parsley

2 cloves garlic

1 medium onion, minced

2 tbsp ground cumin

3 tbsp Braggs

Preparations:

Soak garbanzos for 8 hours. Drain and rinse morning and evening until tails sprout as long as bean. Homogenize garbanzos and garlic in Champion (blank plate). Mix tahini and lemon together. Mix all ingredients together. Spread on dehydrator trays as round disks, patties or balls. Dehydrate for 12 hours. Flip over and dehydrate 1 hour on other side.

Top with Hummus, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, parsley and mint. Enjoy the healthy food!

Back to School

Posted by Colleen

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There are just a few more days until the end of summer vacation for some kids but for some it has already ended. Now the hustle and bustle of back to school and what to prepare for their lunches – I remember those days!

Spring and summer has been a time when families can go together and spend a morning at the farmers market. Markets have of course fresh produce but also booths that offer foods prepared for you to eat while wondering around, music to listen to, and some booths offer activities for children, like face painting. Make a family venture out of shopping at the farmers market by letting your child help pick out produce to prepare at home, it gets them interested in real, whole foods at a young age.

Getting the whole family involved in the kitchen to prepare a meal, helps the child to learn about cooking but also they’re excited they chose what is being prepared to eat. Allow your child to create a menu for the week what they would like to eat for lunch at school, hopefully incorporating some of the fresh produce they helped pick out.

Dehydrating fresh fruit can make fruit roll ups and fruit chips, dehydrate kale for kale chips and roast fresh nuts. Prepare a whole chicken and use leftovers to make a chicken salad, curry chicken wraps or just eating pieces of chicken with some whole grain crackers. Celery and carrots sticks can be dipped in a small container with nut butter, squash and cucumbers can be dipped in homemade ranch dip. There are websites with wonderful and tasty recipes for quick and easy child lunches.

Educate your child on allergies and not sharing their food with other children unless they ask the teacher first.

Most farmers markets continue until November so keep enjoying the fresh local produce as long as possible and watch your children get inspired to eat healthier.

Enjoy the last days of summer vacation!