Monday, 5 August 2013

Super calcium and protien smoothie

This smoothie is packed with natural protien and calcium (no powders required!) and tastes far more indulgent than it is.  You can use any berries that take your fancy, it is great with raspberries, blueberries and even strawberries or a combination of them all. I'm not going to try and be an expert of proteins and minerals and all that but I have put a few links to some interesting articles about vegan sources of protien and calcium. If I could recommend one source of information in would be the book Vegan For Life. It has so much wonderful information for creating and maintaining a healthy vegan diet across all parts of the lifespan. 
But on to the good stuff! Not only is this smoothie full of protien, calcium and antioxidants (from all those berries) it tastes more delicious than healthy. Try it with coconut milk for a an extra creamy treat. 

1 cup berries
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp seeds (hemp, sunflower, flax)
1 cup water or milk of choice
1 tsp bee pollen
1 banana
1 tbsp almond butter 

Protein sources: (see here for more information)
Bee pollen

Calcium sources: (see here for some interesting information)
Almond butter

Optional but delicious:
dates for extra sweetness
raw honey
coconut yogurt
pro-biotic powder
dash of pure vanilla

All you have to do is pop all the ingredients in your blender and mix until well combined and then Enjoy.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Summer cooking inspiration: Vegetable sushi

It is a long way off summer here in South Australia but if it was warm this is what i would be trying to recreate. While we were in Japan we went to an amazing Vegetarian sushi place in Ginza. Here are some photos to help share the experience. Seriously amazing food, handmade in front of you. I wish i could remember the name of the place so I could recommend it to you!