Saturday, August 23, 2014

Paulo Coelho's latest book: Adultery

Hello and thank you so much for reading my blog!

It's been rainy here the last 2 days, in sunny Queensland, so the only thing I want to do is cosy up on the lounge and read a book.
I love reaing - it relaxes me and takes me to another world. The best book I've read in the last few years is still 1Q84 - by Haruki Murakami.

And my fav vegan cafe has great coffees - soy cappucinos, beautiful raw vegan cakes, free wi-fi, beautiful music, friendly service, great atmosphere and very cosy lounges - score!!

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If you haven't heard already, Paulo Coelho's latest book is out so hurry up and go grab it while it's fresh! I had mine pre-ordered months ago on Amazon, so on the 19th I had a great surprise on my Kindle!

It's a great and interesting book, not really Paulo Coelho's usual style, but it's still a good read! The title doen't really do it justice, I think it's more about love in the book, but I haven't finished it yet. The book is set in a modern world in Geneva, telling the story of a woman who has the perfect life - a great family, kids, job, house but is bored and depressed with her life. It's not his usual style of writing that gives you a lot to think about, it's a very simple read.
The reviews on the book aren't that good, but I think it's ok. Looking forward to his next one !

I recommend all his books, they are all great and so inspiring! Top three books I recommend from him are:
The Alchemist
The Pilgrimage
The witch of Portobello

Let me know if you read his book and let me know what did you think?

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Raw Mango-Blackberry cake!

Raw Mango-Blackberry cake recipe

Cheeese cake!

Hello everyone, only a few times have I been more excited to share a recipe with you as I am today. This raw vegan cheesecake is very rich and creamy that no one will believe you it's raw, vegan, and healthy!

Ingredients:For the crust:- 1 cup almonds- 10 large organic medjool dates
- pinch of salt
- organic vanilla extract
- 1 tbs organic cacao powder
- 2 scoops raw vegan protein powder
- cinnamon, to taste

For the cheesecake filling:
- 2 cups cashews, 
- vanilla stevia drops
- juice of 2 organic lemons
- coconut water, if needed 
- 1 cup mango
- 1 cup blackberries

This part is very easy! Using a food processor or a high-speed blender, process all your crust ingredients until you have a sticky dough. Press the dough on a cake pan and set in the fridge while you make the cream.

Process the cashews, lemon juice and vanilla in your high-speed blender. Process until you have a very creamy consistency, (you might need to add coconut water). Divide this cashew cream in two, and blend one part with the mango and the other part with the blackberry.

Pour the mango cream on top of your base layer, set in the fridge or freezer for a few hours and then add the blackberry cream on top.
Decorate and serve!


Today's Mantra: Love yourself!Paula

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. :)

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.

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! :)


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!

-2 frozen bananas
-1 cup frozen mango
-vanilla stevia
-Sunwarrior protein powder
-raw cacao powder, to taste
-2 tsp raw maca powder
-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!


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!

- 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! :)