Raw Chocolate Orgasmic Smoothie.
Ginger, Lime & Maca Green Smoothie.
Kale Crisps – Dehydrated.
Raw Chocolate & Coconut Cheesecake.
Peach & Coconut Water – Green Summer Smoothie.
Amida’s Macachino Drink – how to take Maca Powder.
Raw Chocolate Smoothie.
Goji Berry Smoothie.
The Most Amazing Breakfast Smoothie.
Amida’s Roughie Breakfast (as opposed to a smoothie ; ).
Hemp Milk Recipe.
Raw Chocolate Recipe – That works!!!.
Flaxseed Crackers – The Basic Recipe!!!
Raw Granola – worth owning a dehydrator for this!
How to Sprout Seeds – Wonderful year round live food – & it’s so easy!!
How To Make Raw Chocolate!
Raw Banoffee Pie Recipe
Raw, Sugar Free, Dairy Free Banana Ice Cream Recipe
Raw Chololate Valentine Tarts
You won’t believe there’s no refined sugar in this awesome raw chocolate tart, tastes really rich and buttery! This deserves a share :)
For the base:
¾ cup of rolled oats
¾ cup of almonds
Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
Approx. 10 dates
1 tbsp agave syrup
Coconut oil as required
For the filling:
1 cup of soaked cashew nuts (soak for 4 hours)
¼ cup of water
⅓ cup of cacao powder
⅓ agave syrup (www.detoxtrading.co.uk/agave.htm)
1 tsp vanilla powder
Pinch of Himalayan crystal salt
⅓ cup of coconut oil
Chocolate Orgasmic Raw Smoothie with Cacao, Banana & Avocado
Makes 1 large glass of this amazing smoothie
½ Cup of Hemp Milk or Almond Milk
1 Ripe Banana
½ an avocado
4 Dates (Medjool is best)
2 tsps of Raw Cacao Powder
1 Tsp of Agave honey of 1 Tsp of Coconut Palm Sugar
1 Tsp of Nut Butter (Almond Butter is best)
a few ice cubes
Jane’s – Ginger, Lime & Maca Green Smoothie
This is a great winter smoothie with the freshness of the greens and the warming of the ginger & maca combo
Ingredients to whizz into your blender
200ml 100% Apple Juice
1 x Banana
1 x 2-3cm of Fresh Root Ginger
½ lime juice
2 handfuls of Baby Spinach
1½ Tbsps of Maca Powder
Serves 2 large glasses
* if you want a creamy smoothie – add a fresh avocado
400 gms Organic Kale
1 cup cashew pieces nuts, soaked for up to 1 hour
2 tsp yeast flakes – (I use Engevita Yeast Flakes)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp tamari or 2 tbsp of soya sauce.
¼ tsp sea salt
Enough water to blend the mix into a cream in your blender
1. Strip and use the kale leafy bits from the hard stems – compost the stalks.
2. Then massage the salt into the kale leaves, squeezing and rubbing for a good 5 + minutes. Do this until they wilt and start to give off liquid and then set aside.
3. Blend all the rest of the ingredients till very creamy, in a high speed blender (Vitamix Blender) – add a little more water if needed for smooth result.
4. Mix creamy blend in with the kale – well coated.
5. Place the mix kale onto the mesh sheets that usually come with your dehydrator – don’t pile it up, just make it even across the sheets.
6. Dehydrate for around 8 hours at 115 degrees until they’re proper crispy. I tend to do mine at night, and in my garage as the kale has a particular smell.
Kale crisps are a delicious savoury sprinkle or eat straight out of the bag. Adding the yeast flakes makes them yummy cheese flavoured. You will need a dehydrator (I use the Excalibur 5 tray version) and a good high speed blender. If you are into raw food prepping then it has to be a Vitamix Bender . . . simply the best ; ) . . . but at a price ; ( . . . and its well worth it :o)
Raw Chocolate and Coconut Cheesecake
This amazing recipe was designed and made by my daughter Sophia who is a Raw Food Chef in training. I am the lucky one at the moment as its in my fridge disappearing into happy tummy. Its cake without the cream sin!!!
1 cup nuts of your choice – e.g. hazelnuts / brazil nuts / almonds
1 cup dates
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
‘Cheese Cake’ Filling
3 cups raw soaked cashews (soak overnight and drain)
1 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup water or coconut water for extra coconuttyness
1 cup coconut palm sugar
¾ cup organic nut butter of your choice (we went for hazelnut)
½ tsp vanilla powder
5 tbsp raw cacao powder
Base: Put the nuts, dates and melted coconut oil in to a blender and whiz until mixture is thick and sticky. Push the mixture in to a cake tin, ensuring it is spread evenly and refrigerate until set.
Filling: Add the cashew nuts, water (or coconut water) and coconut oil in to a blender and mix until smooth. Continue to add agave, vanilla powder, raw cacao powder and nut butter – the mixture should form a consistent and gooey paste. Pour this on top of the nutty base and again refrigerate until set. Yummy!
Peach & Coconut Water – Green Summer Smoothie
A wonderful summer slightly sweet green smoothie. If you want it sweeten it just add a banana, which also adds more potassium.
2 cups spinach, fresh
1 cup coconut water
2 cups grapes
Blend spinach and coconut water until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.
How to Take Maca Powder in a drink!!!
Many folks ask me how to take Maca Powder – my simple solution is to make a hot drink – which I usually take twice a day.
Recipe for MacaChino – a hot frothy affair!!
2 heaped teaspoons of Maca Powder
1 Cut of Hot Water – just off the boil.
A squeeze of Agave, or 1 tbsp of Coconut Palm Sugar.
Leave to soak for 5 mins.
I whisk it up in a top loading smoothie bender till its froths.
This tastes better than a Chocolate Milkshake!
and it’s 100% RAW
1 medium-sized ripe banana
1 heaping tablespoon raw organic cacao
1 tbsp. (or to taste) raw sweetener: raw agave, coconut palm sugar, 2-3 fresh dates, etc.
1 scoop raw protein powder (Hemp or Coconut Powder)
¼ cup walnuts (soaked 6 hours)
1 cup almond milk
½ cup ice cubes
Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Put the protein powder and raw cacao first so that it doesn’t end up stuck to the top of the bender when you start it up. Blend until creamy smooth. Enjoy!
Goji Berry Powder, Banana & Strawberry Smoothie
1 ½ cups plain, vanilla almond or hemp milk (see recipe below)
½ cup water
1 sliced banana (fairly ripe/overripe is best)
1 cup strawberries
2 tbsp. of Goji Berries Powder
2 tbsp. whole flax seed – Try Chia Seeds instead!
¼ tap. cinnamon (optional)
1) Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and whiz for a few minutes to make sure flax seeds are pulverized and well incorporated.
Makes 2 medium-large smoothies.
How to Make an Amazing Green Smoothie
It’s often challenging to get the super-greens down one’s gullet – I have found that making a mix with fruit & leaves, makes for a much better way to get those essential greens down. . . In fact in makes it a pleasure!!
Just bung everything in your blender!!!
1 banana (frozen ahead of time into chunks)
1 big handful of spinach – about 1½ cups
1 cup of Hemp Milk (see recipe) or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp. Spirulina Powder
1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
Make Delicious Algarroba Caramel
1. 9 soaked ordinary dates or 6 juicy medjool dates in water for say 3 hours
(don’t forget to remove the stones).
2. Blend 2 tbsp. of Algarroba Powder with soaked dates until smooth and creamy.
3. Use as a spread instead of jam/honey and the like.
The Most Amazing Breakfast Smoothie
Soak cupful of nuts in water – favourites are Brazil’s (selenium content and forest ethics), with some pine nuts (£££), pistachios, or pecans. (but can be replaced with almonds, walnuts, hazels, sunflowers, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
Soak a cupful of dried fruit in water – favourites are figs (brain food), White Mulberries, Goji Berries (but can use raisins, apricots, prunes, mango, banana, etc.)
Leave to soak separately overnight.
Discard the water from nuts/seeds and put half in blender, the rest in a bowl.
Into the blender pour some of the water from the dried fruit (now that it is sweetened). Blend until smooth and creamy. If it gets too thick for the blender to turn effectively, add a little more water.
If it is too thin – like milk, you’ll need more nuts or less water next time.
Add in half of the dried fruit you soaked, and blend again.
The rest of the fruit you add to the nuts in your bowl.
Optional Extras are endless:
I often add a whole banana or a sprinkling of coconut to the bowl, and into the blender goes a bunch of superfoods.
1 dessert spoon Acai and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Powder.
Lucuma, Agave or Coconut Blossom Sugar are possible sweeteners.
How about trying:
Maca, Camu Camu, Cacao Powder, Cacao Nibs, Green Powders (Wheatgrass, Barleygrass, Chlorella, Spirulina).
When you’ve finished tasting it, add the smoothie into the bowl for that ‘breakfast bowl’ experience.
Amida’s Roughie Breakfast
Here is my breakfast delight – Allow 20 minutes to prepare.
Chopped variety of fresh (organic) fruit Includes: Mango, Blueberries, Strawberries, Golden Kiwi, Fresh Figs, Peach, Pears, Banana, & Melon.
Sometimes soaked overnight Goji Berries or White Mulberries
The Important Extras.
1 Handful of Flame Raisins
1 Dessert spoon of Acai (Super high Antioxidants)
2 Dessert spoons of powdered Lucuma
1 Teaspoon of Lamberts Eliminex (food for your friendly gut bacteria)
1 Tablespoon of Lecithin Granules (breaks down fats in the body)
1 Dessert Spoons of Chia Seeds (stamina booster & calcium)
Soaked for 5 minutes and whizzed in a coffee grinder
4 Brazil Nuts
A choice of nuts. Favourite being Macadamia, Pecan & Cashews
Fresh spring water to mix in – Or better yet the water from soaked dried fruit.
Hemp Milk Recipe
Hemp seeds are an ideal superfood for a raw food or vegan diet due to their protein and essential fatty acid content. This quick and easy recipe for a raw food hemp milk made from hemp seeds can be used over raw granola, a bowl of fruit, in smoothies and shakes, or enjoyed on its own. You can omit the vanilla and sweetener if you prefer an even more nutritious beverage.
Soak the hemp seeds overnight and wash away the water
1 cup hemp seeds
5 cups of water
1 tablespoon raw agave nectar (or 2 medjool dates)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Add ½ teaspoon orange zest
Add 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
Add ½ teaspoon of spice such as cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg.
Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender the strain the liquid through a fine cheesecloth to remove the seed particles.
Can keep up to 3 days in the fridge
Amida’s Raw Chocolate Recipe
120g Cacao Butter, grated
4 tbsp. Maca Powder
6 tbsp. Cocoa Powder (suit to taste)
2 tbsp. Raw Agave Syrup / or Coconut Palm Sugar.
Stevia (liquid drops) for sweetening to taste
Whiz up some Raw Cacao Nibs – adds a crunchy texture
Soak Goji Berries – place a few in each mould.
Add Coconut Oil – this makes the Chocolate softer!
Boil a kettle full of water and pour into a saucepan that allows you to fit a glass bowl (pyrex type). Carefully place the glass bowl inside the saucepan of boiling water, making sure its simmering rather than mad boiling.
Add the grated cacao butter and stir continuously until it has melted.
It is important not to overheat the Cacao Butter (not more the 60 degrees Celsius otherwise its no longer raw) dip your finger in,
should feel warm (not hot) about 38° is good.
Once Butter has melted to a clear yellow liquid, pull off the heat and slowly stir in the Maca and Cacao Powder (bit by bit). . . last
add Agave Syrup or Raw Coconut Palm Sugar.
Pour the chocolate mixture into small chocolate moulds and place in fridge to chill for at least 2 hours. Once hardened, these
chocolates will remain solid at normal room temperature, but you may prefer to keep them in the fridge anyway.
How To Make Flax Seed Crackers
Basic Ingredients: Flax seeds and pure unfiltered water
2 cup flax seeds soaked for 5-8 hours or overnight – not ground up
Or you can use 2 cups of flax seeds unsoaked ground in a blender.
2 tsp. sun dried sea salt
2½ to 3 cups or a lot more of pure filtered water
Mix with each other in mixing bowl and add far more water if needed. It ought to be quite moist. Do not be concerned – it does not have to be excellent. They constantly turn out. Spread onto dehydrator trays about 1/four inch thick.
Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares. Dehydrate at about 95 degrees for 12-24 hours or till they appear dried and crispy. About half way by way of the process, re-score with the pizza cutter and spot one more tray on top rated and flip over and continue dehydrating.
Now this is a really simple flax seed cracker recipe. But you will want to add spices or more substances to make them flavourful. Otherwise they will be bland.
Substitute the liquid above with canned chopped tomatoes
3 tsp. of Italian seasoning for a far more pizza-like cracker
3 tsp. caraway seeds for a caraway seed cracker
4 dates for a sweeter cracker
1 tsp. coriander seeds or add 2 cups of unsoaked sunflower seeds that have been ground up fine in a food processor or any mixture of any of those.
Raw Granola Recipe
This is my favourite granola to make – when finished its crunchy goodness is difficult to tell apart from bought version and none knows it’s raw and so full of easy to digest enzymes. For this one thing its worth owning a dehydrator (the best is the 5 tier Excalibur dehydrator). I usually triple this recipe!!!
1½ cups soaked almonds
½ cup soaked sunflower seeds
½ cup sprouted whole buckwheat
5 cups grated apple, (about 7 small apples), any kind
½ cup puréed dates (about 7 large dates) soaked for about 15 minutes
½ cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
½ cup dry coconut flakes
½ cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
⅓ teaspoon fine sea-salt
How to Sprout Buckwheat.
Put buckwheat groats into a bowl and cover it with 2-3 times as much warm water. Mix the seeds up so that none are floating. Allow the seeds to soak for about an 1hr. You need to give them plenty of time to soak, but also remember that buckwheat groats can take in too much water which will keep them from sprouting.
Drain the water in a colander and let them stand, rinsing 3 times per day with cool water for 2 days. You will notice a gloopy substance on the buckwheat, which is starch. Make sure that you wash this off thoroughly.
If you can’t be bother to sprout them – I sell already sprouted buckwheat.
How to make the Granola
Rinse and drain the seeds. Place in food processor and quickly chop to reduce size of seeds only. Place mixture into large bowl. Grate apples, add to nut mixture. Puree dates in food process with the “S” blade attachment, if the dates are soaked for a short time (not too much or they’ll be too soggy) it helps this process, if you forgot to soak the dates, add a little apple while puréeing, it will help. Add all the ingredients to the nut mixture and stir.
Prepare your dehydrator trays with Paraflexx sheets. Place the mixture on each sheet, use your hands or a spreader to spread approx 3/8 inch thick. The mixture is moist, but that’s a good thing, in the end it is wonderful and chewy. If you like it crunchy, use less apple. Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour and then reduce temperature to 115 until done. When your granola is dry enough to peel off the Paraflexx sheets, do so and place onto the grid sheets. Continue to dehydrate until dry.
How to Sprout Seeds
Take 1 tablespoon seeds into a wide-mouthed glass jar.
Cover the seeds with water.
Soak for 8 hours.
After 8 hours, rinse the seeds thoroughly and drain well before returning them to the jar.
Cover the jar with a light piece of cloth.
Place the jar in a cool, semi-lit location.
Rinse and drain the seeds at every 8 to 12 hours, or 2 or 3 times a day.
Wait for about 5 to 7 days.
After 5 to 7 days its time to give your sprouts a final rinse.
After rinsing, place the cloth covered jar into the fridge.
This will keep your sprouts fresh for up to 2 weeks.