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Acai-chocolate covered popsicles with peanuts and seasalt

Acai chocolate popsicles

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of frozen mixed berries

1 tbsp agave syrup (optional but recommended)

1 tsp Acai powder (buy it at organicburst and make use of 10% when using the code LARA10)

1 tbsp Spirulina (organicburst)

1/2 cup coconut cream

a handful of peanuts

1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate

pinch of sea salt

Method

For the Acai mixture, mix the berries with the acai and the agave syrup in a food processor until smooth.

Fill in popsicles tins and freeze for at least 2 hours

For the cover melt the chocolate and pour it over frozen popsicles. Decorate with peanuts and sea salt before chocolate has cooled down and hardened.

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For the Spirulina option, mix coconut cream with the spirulina and layer popsicles. (Add sweetener if you like to have it more sweet.)

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Popsicle Acai

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If you like to purchase Spirulina or Acai Powder, make sure you safe 10% by using my code LARA10

Happy Popsicle Party <3

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three kinds of vegan Nutella

3 kinds of vegan Nutella

The “nutty” one

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Ingredients

1/2 Cup Hazelnuts

1/2 Cashews (soaked overnight)

1/4 Cup full-fat Coconut milk

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp Carob powder

1 tbsp agave syrup (maple or any other sweetener also works fine)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

a pinch of sea salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 350F

Roast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes

Mix your hazelnuts with the soaked cashews and the coconut oil in a food processor. Make sure the mixture is smooth and creamy! (this may take a while)

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until you like the consistency.

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The “dark” one

Ingredients

3/4 cup hazelnuts

4 ounces vegan dark chocolate

2 tbsp mild coconut oil

2 tbsp almond milk

2 tbsp agave syrup

2 tbsp raw unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F

Roast the  hazelnuts in the oven for about 10 minutes, until browned .

Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in the water bath. Stir until smooth.

In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts with the almond milk for about 4 minutes. you want to have a smooth paste! Add the stevia, cocoa powder and vanilla, and continue processing until the mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate-oil mixture and blend again well. Fill in a jar and let completely cool down in the fridge

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nutellaThe “creamy” one

Ingredients

1 cup of raw hazelnuts

4 ounces dark chocolate

3/4 can of full-fat coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut sugar

2 tbsp coconut oil

a pinch of sea salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 350F

Roast the raw hazelnuts in the oven for 15 minutes.

While the hazelnuts are toasting take out a medium sized bowl and heat up the coconut milk, coconut sugar agave syrup and salt. Stir over medium heat until the coconut sugar has fully dissolved into the coconut milk. Once the mixture is hot pour it over the dark chocolate (placed in a bowl) and wait for 1 minutes. Then stir the mixture until chocolate is fully melted in the hot coconut mixture.

After the hazelnuts are done, remove them from the oven.

Rub the hazelnuts to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Process the hazelnuts in a food processor until they become a very fine meal

Add the coconut chocolate mixture and the coconut oil and mix until smooth.

Bottle it up and keep it in the refrigerator!

3 kinds of vegan Nutella

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How I got fat when turning vegan- or the story of never ending eating and fitness debates

What about if it wouldn’t be about  the weight loss but more about just being healthy and happy and friendly to our bodies?

Sometimes people get confused in the jungle of “healthy” eating and within concepts of diets, which promise a fast weight loss. Everyone of us has at least tried one of them. May it be, no carbs, size zero, rawtill4, weight watchers, high carb low fat, high fat low carb, protein based diet, and all the other I forgot. I am not questioning these form of diets, and they might work for people. However, in my opinion everyone has to figure out what is right for him. It might take a while, until we found our place where we are happy and we start to listen to our bodies. Don’t stress yourself, if you are not at this point right now. I had 8 years to find it :) It is ok to try different things, also to fail!

Remember that saying: “Stop searching, and you’ll find it”? Sometimes my journey reminds me a lot of this saying. The more I tried to eat perfect, or to control my sport activities, the less output I got. Then I started to focus on the journey more than on the actual goal. To be honest I got rid of every goal and just focussed on the moment. Your body will learn to crave fruits and healthy veggies and carbs. I learned that I love to have smoothies after my trainings, no matter how many fruit sugar or carbs they contain. Sometimes I eat Pasta for lunch and then sweet potatoes for dinner. Further I’ll have dessert everyday! Not a Snickers or Maltesers, but I love protein bars from Squarebar, dark chocolate or homemade sweets. While you might expect that I gained weight, the opposite happened. The first month after going vegan I did not weight myself. Actually, I threw that machine that spits outs a number away. My weight might have fluctuated but after weighing in after some month I lost 1 pound. Besides of feeling happy on a 24/h basis, having a high level of energy during the day and eating whatever I wanted, my body started to change. I don’t care about numbers cause the feeling I have is more important than any number ever could be. (Except my birthday date, cause then I’ll have cake)

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It is hard to describe my eating routine, but I could name it balanced vegan lifestyle with the freedom to be imperfect.When I feel like having chocolate, I’ll have chocolate. And if it happens the next day, I’ll have it again. (I am not speaking about having a piece of dark chocolate, cause that is like having a tin small 1/16 of a tomato. No ONE would do that, right?!) Further, I am lucky enough to have a great family and great friends. They are not vegan. Whenever we cook or eat together, we try to eat as vegan as possible. Of course this is not always possible, and I eat a cake with eggs or just normal sugar from time to time. Cause I think it is just not the moment to ask for the ingredients , when your grandma is making you a cake. This is my way and my opinion about it :)

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Of course I am still working out and try to move my body as often as possible. A good thing is always to love different kinds of activities. I love Yoga, Gym, Tennis, Volleyball, Dancing, Walking, Surfing and many more. You can basically do whatever you like, just move that body. Positive effect: Better digestion, happy, more energy, positive mindset, better skin :)

I am curious about your experience and would love to hear your opinion!

Peanut butter pie

Fluffy Raw Peanut Butter Pie

I tried a lot of vegan recipes, who either were made with bananas (no offense, I love bananas, but I don’t like them in a PB Pie), or with greek yogurt (very stiff consistency!)

What I wanted was a fluffy consistency without the loss of flavor of the peanut butter. For people who are following me for a while, know that I recently addicted to whipped coconut cream. So why not combining the fluffiness of the whipped cream with the creaminess of the Peanut butter…..

Gotta say the result was amazing!!!  Never ever have I had something so fluffy and peanut buttery like that. The chocolate crust then makes the pie perfect. Actually chocolate makes every dessert perfect :)

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Crust

1 cup cashews (soaked overnight)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp agave syrup
1/3 Cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond milk (you might need more if crust is too dry! Depends on the dryness of the brand of the coconut flour)

Peanut butter filling

1 can coconut cream (chilled overnight, whipped)
2/3 cup all natural peanut butter

Peanut butter crumbs

Place 1/3 cup of peanut butter in a heat proven bowl in the microwave and heat for 40 seconds. the Peanut butter will get crumbly and a lil burnt. Put the crumbles on the finished pie.

Method

For the crust place all the ingredients in a food processor. The crust should be crumbly put still sticky enough that you can put it with your fingers in a silicon form. I used a round form but feel free to use other forms. (muffin tins are cool for small peanut butter raw pies!) Then freeze for 20 minutes.

While the crust is freezing you can do the feeling. First mix the peanut butter with approx. 1/3 coconut milk. (you can use the leftovers from the coconut cream, which is over the cream once you open the can.)

Secondly, whip the “hard” part of the coconut cream in a bowl until fluffy. Once done fold into the bowl with the Peanut butter mixture until nicely combined. Then pour into the crust form. Let freeze for a minimum of 3 hours.

You can serve it frozen or fresh from the fridge. Just how you like it.

Peanut butter up guys <3

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Raw Peanut Butter Pie - You never tasted something fluffier like this! No bananas, no greek yogurt, no soy!

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Vegan Coconut-Berry-Passionfruit mousse and Bachelor thesis

Hey guys

As some of you might know I am currently writing my bachelor thesis about social media. Therefore I am also doing a little research about the different aspects of social media.

I would appreciate if you would take some time (3 min approx.) and fill out my questionnaire. Every submission is valuable to me and adds validity. Thank you <3

here is the link: Survey

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now you deserve the recipe ;)

Ingredients

1 can full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight (coconut cream is even better but only few stores have it available)

50mL agave syrup (or any other sweetener)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp of Arctic power berries blueberry powder

1 handful of blackberries

1 passionfruit

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Method

Mix berries in a food processor.

Place can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, upside-down.Pour out the liquid milk, and scrape the remaining hard cream into mixer.

Whip the cream with the mixed berries on high until it becomes fluffy. Add berry powder, passion fruit,  agave syrup,vanilla.

Whip until well combined.

Place in fridge for about 1 hour.

Serve in small bowls and decorate it with Arctic power berries cranberry powder

Enjoy

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The DETOX experience

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With the first sun rays of spring I decided to do a little freshing up for my body and especially for my stomach

I had the juices from @privatdetoxbased. A company which is based in Geneva and has experienced friendly employees. Check out their homepage it is so nicely designed! You can also order there which is pretty convenient! The juices are then brought to your house and you can store them for the next three days.

I had some downs at afternoon the first day. I killed my head ache then with juice number 6 with almond milk vanilla and cinnamon. That juice is really the yummiest thing I have ever had!! Wish privatdetoxbox could just send me a present with white juices <3

After the second day I felt that my body is cleaning itself. I experienced short head aches that usually disappeared when I drank some herbal tea. On day 3 I woke up feeling really active and enthusiastic and had some food that was suggested from privatdetoxbox. I think part because I could do 2 days was because the juices really taste authentic and fresh. I also had a mental coach. Guess next time I would do the detox with a friend. Maybe Jules would be in cause she is such a mind strong person!  My last fav was the green one with cucumber. What I really missed during these days were my sweets and homemade chocolates. But know what? They tasted even better after the detoxing. It seems like you taste and smell food way more intensive than before!

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So I could recommend a detox to everyone!! I think it is even more fun to do it together! For all Swizzys you can order with a 10% discount when using the code “vanilla10″ on www.privtdetoxbox.com

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eBook Review from the wonderful MELISSA from vegandoesit.com

I was lucky enough, that Melissa from vegandoesit.com reviewed my ebook “nicecream for breakfast. Moreover, she even made my Raw Vegan Coconut-Berry treats!! This actually means a lot to me and every feedback is valuable.

You can get the ebook here, if you wanna try the recipe by yourself!

For wonderful pictures of the Berry Cakes head over to her site and check out what she has to say about my ebook <3

Here is a preview what you can expect:

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