Thursday, July 24, 2014

Raw Vegan Pink Cheesecake

Raw Vegan Pink Cheesecake Recipe.
Quick, easy and delicious.


I am really excited to share this raw recipe with you!
This is a delicious and refreshing cheese-cake recipe. This recipe is very basic and can be adapted in many other flavours ! All you need for a raw cheese cake is a base and a filling. It's so much easier to make than a real cheesecake! You need a blender, a few ingredients, blend everything up, stick it in the fridge and you're done! No baking or wasting time with ovens or other complicated things. :)

Ingredients:
For the base:
- 1 and 1/2 cups walnuts
- 1 and 1/2 cups dates
- 2 scoops raw vanilla protein powder

For the pink cream filling:
-1 to 2 cups cashews
-1 cups raspberries
- vanilla extract ( I used vanilla stevia drops)
- juice of 1.5 lemons
-optional: coconut nectar, to taste.

Directions: 
To make the base, simply blend all your ingredients in a blender or food processor until you get a crumbly dough.
Press this base onto your cake pan or shape and set aside in the fridge.

To make the cashew cream, place all your ingredients in a high-speed blender like a vitamix and blend until you get a very creamy pink mousse.
Pour this cream over your bottom layer in the cake pan. Use a spatula to smooth it evenly.

Now you can lick the blender :)



Place your cheesecake in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
So much easier than baking!
This is the real colour - I added a filter to the first one :)


Let me know if you try my recipe, and I will post some more raw recipes soon!

Today's Mantra: My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.

Enjoy! :)

Paula

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie, Raw Vegan

Hello everyone! I have a delicious smoothie recipe for you to try.
Enjoy the boost of protein from the raw vegan Sunwarrior and the boost of antioxidants from raw cacao!



My smoothies have been so delicious lately I thought I'd share with you my new favorite!
This is a delicious smoothie to enjoy any time of day, especially after dinner. It's great as a desert, but can be a great breakfast too!

Ingredients:
-2 frozen bananas
-1 cup frozen mango
-vanilla stevia
-Sunwarrior protein powder
-raw cacao powder, to taste
-2 tsp raw maca powder
-cinnamon
-2 cups coconut water

Directions: Blend all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until super smooth!

Thanks so much for reading my blog!

Today's Mantra: Choose to see the good stuff!

 Paula

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Raw Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Raw Mango ice-cream recipe.

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I have a new delicious recipe to share for raw vegan mango ice cream. It's so easy to make, only takes 1 minute! Blend it up and it's good to serve!

Ingredients:
- 1-2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
- 1 tsp maca powder
- vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup or more of coconut water
- cinnamon, to taset.

Directions: Throw all your ingredients in a high speed blender, blend and enjoy!!
It's very refreshing, creamy, sweet ice-cream!



Today's Mantra: I turn every experience into an opportunity!

Enjoy! :)

 Paula

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Homemade Raw Cashew Butter

Today I want to share an older recipe, one of my favorite recipes - Raw Cashew Butter!

Cashew Butter recipe


I love nut butters. Peanut, almond, cashew.. you name it. My all time favorite is almond butter, but cashew butter is pretty close.
I love it in my oatmeal, or just on sliced apple or banana. And I love almond butter and jam on toast!

Step by step pictures and directions to make your own healthy cashew butter! No added oils, no sugar, only cashews!

You can check my Almond butter here, that I made using a very old food processor!
http://fitrawtravel.blogspot.ro/2012/02/almond-butter-homemade-raw.html


And check more recipes on Oh She Glows!












Here is what you need for the cashew butter:

- about 350 grams raw cashews ( or you can use any nuts for this, almond, walnut, pecan, macadamia, cashew)
- 1 Tbsp raw coconut syrup
- a pinch of Himalaya salt (The salt is meant to enhance the sweetness..)
- food processor ( or Vitamix Blender)
- an oven if you want to roast the cashews first..

You have two options here, to use raw cashews or slightly roasted. I like both. I roasted them slightly for 10 minutes until they turned a bit golden.
Then put the cashews in a food processor and turn it on. I turned it to almost max.. like power 9 out of 10.

After 2 minutes looks like this.. You have to keep scraping the cashews off the sides.. keep going..

 Processing..
 After 7 minutes..


13 minutes in it will form a ball.. keep going.

Then it turns creamy.. don't stop here, keep going!
 I wanted to stop then I thought I can make it creamier, why not?
 And it did!



So creamy and sweet, next time I won't use coconut syrup at all, just a pinch of salt. 
And I love to make a smoothie with what's left in the food processor!


What's your favorite nut butter?
Enjoy!!

Today's Mantra: I am going to have an extraordinary day today!

 Paula

Monday, June 9, 2014

Travels: Fraser Island

Feels like I haven't written a travels post in a very long time!
Oh well here it is finally: Fraser Island!
Fraser Island is a World Heritage listed island of the East coast of Australia, in Queensland. It's the largest sand beach in the world, made up entirely of sand and has beautiful rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths.

The Island has so many natural attractions like beautiful lakes, creeks, forests, sand dunes, long beaches like the 75 mile beach, champagne pools, a shipwreck and many other beautiful and unique beauties like a rare orchid, dingoes, stunning sunsets, and if you are lucky you might spot some whales!

Here are some of my photos from the island, hope you enjoy!



A offroad FW drive is the only means of transport through the sand! Driving on the beach, limit is 80k/hr :)


This is how all roads are on the island. sand and more sand! 



 A rare white orchid that is only found on Fraser Island, grows in sand! how pretty!


 Lake Wobby

I absolutely loved this beautiful white creek, even though it was raining in the RAINforest this creek was beautiful! White river and white sand.


Another shot of the creek. It's just breathtaking.


I really recommend visiting Fraser Island, it's beautiful and it's worth it! It's so pretty to camp on the beach and have some quiet nights watching the sunset with some cute dingoes :)

Enjoy!

Today's quote: I speak and think positively! :)

Paula