Raw vegan carrot cake

Hello everybody!

This carrot cake is so easy to make, you will be surprised.

Ingredients:

For the base

  • 3 large carrots grated
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup of soft dates
  • 2/3 cut shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt

For the cream layer

  • 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or agave or liquid sweetener)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted

Directions:

  1. Blend all base ingredients in the blender till well combined
  2. Press half of the batter in a round medium springform
  3. Blend the cream ingredients until smooth
  4. Pour half of it on the base and freeze for 20-30 minutes
  5. Press the rest of the base over the cream layer and top it with the rest of the cream
  6. Freeze it again for 20-30 min
  7. Spread the cream all over your cake and freeze a little more
  8. After it’s ready to serve
  9. Enjoy!
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Low carb blueberry muffins

Hello everybody!

If you like quick desserts this one it perfect for you. You need just a few basic ingredients and a blender.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 325 F
  2. Combine the eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract in a blender
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients but NOT the blueberries to the blender and blend for 30-60 seconds
  4. Stir in blueberries by hand
  5. Pour the batter into muffin tray
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden
  7. Let it cool and enjoy!

Raw vegan lime cheesecake

Hello everybody!

I have a great recipe today for those who love a fresh and easy dessert. The limes give this cake a tangy fresh note, but it’s also a very creamy and rich.

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup sweetener
  • 5 tbs of coconut oil melted

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup sweetener
  • 1/2 avocado (for the color and creaminess)
  • 4 tbs coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Process all crust ingredients in a food processor. Transfer into a springform pan and press it down firmly. Set it in the freezer
  2. Blend all ingredients into a creamy consistency
  3. Pour the mixture on the crust
  4. Freeze it for 2 hrs
  5. Enjoy!!

Raw chocolate cake

Hello everybody!

Today’s healthy dessert is this delicious healthy coconut chocolate cake.

If you love chocolate this recipe is perfect for you.

Ingredients for the crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (swerve)
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

Ingredients for the coconut filling

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 5 tbs coconut butter melted
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetener

For the chocolate layer you just add 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder after you are done with the first layer

Directions:

  1. For the crust: In a food processor, process first the pecans than add the other ingredients
  2. Mix it till all ingredients are blended
  3. Press into a spring form cake tin and place in the fridge to set
  4. For the filling blend all ingredients (not the cocoa powder!!) till smooth and pour on top of the base
  5. Set it in the freezer till you make the chocolate layer
  6. Add the cocoa powder to the filling and place it on the top of the coconut layer
  7. Freeze it for 2 hrs and it’s ready to be served
  8. Decorate it with berries
  9. Enjoy!

P.s. place in the fridge before serving

Healthy raw brownie balls

Hello everybody, happy weekend!

I have a heavenly dessert for you, it’s sweet, dense and very easy to make.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups raw almonds
  2. 20 menfolk dates (pitted)
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  5. Pinch of salt

Directions:

  • First process the raw almonds until till they become a fine almond meal
  • Add all the other ingredients into the food processor
  • Process it until everything is well blended
  • Roll the dough into small balls
  • When they are all done, roll some of them in coconut flakes, others in cocoa powder or roll them in melted chocolate
  • Store them in the refrigerator
  • Enjoy!

Thai Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk (vegan)

Hello my dears!

Fall is definitely here, low temperatures, leaves on the ground, lots of rain, yeah i know its a cliche but this is what it is.

So if its fall that mean everything pumpkin: pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin doughnuts and obviously pumpkin soup.

IMG_1655Today I made the best pumpkin soup ever, so here is the recipe:

Ingredients
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1.5 kg (3 pounds) butternut pumpkin, peeled, chopped
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 bunch coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 litre water
  • 400ml (13.5 oz) coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat before adding the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the ginger, lemongrass and coriander roots and stalks. Cook until the stalks become soft before adding the pumpkin.
  3. Toss the pumpkin in the oil and cook for 5 minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil before reducing the heat to lower. Cook for 30 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Add most of the chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves reserving some to garnish the soup.
  5. Return to a clean saucepan and add the coconut milk. Serve with shaved coconut, the remaining coriander (cilantro) leaves and chili.

Here you go, is this simple!

Enjoy! 🙂

About my detox experience featuring JUICEit

IMG_20150305_013308Hello my dears! I wanted to write about a detox diet, or cleanse some time ago, first of all because a lots of my clients are asking me what is my opinion about it, is it ok to try it, is it safe, is it healthy. Second because I wanted to try it first and tell you my own experience. JUICEit made this experience possible.

They are a Company based in Bucharest. Their juices are 100% natural, cold pressed and delicious. All their ingredients are local, fresh and in season. The juices are made daily and sent for their clients all over the country in the next day. More info about the company here.

Firstly let’s see what a detox is.

A juice fast is a type of detox diet or cleanse that involves consuming raw vegetable and fruit juice and water for a short period of time. It is considered one of the more rapid methods of detoxification due to the reduced food intake and absence of solid food.

A typical juice fast lasts one to five days. Consultation with a health care professional is recommended, particularly for fasts lasting longer than three days or for anyone with a health condition.

Why do we need to detox?

The point of detoxing is to get rid of toxins from your body. Detoxes may shift you away from bad habits like too much coffee, alcohol, sugars and fatty foods, and help to adapt to healthier habits after you’re done

Benefits of juicing

A juice cleansing is a great way to give our bodies the break they deserve while also keeping ourselves energized and nutritionally sated. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables.

A few days of juicing can help you with

  • Concentration
  • It gives a glow to your skin
  • Reduces cellulite
  • help your digestive systems function
  • boosts your energy level
  • helps you with sugar cravings
  • helps people with high blood pressure

IMG_20150305_102752My experience with JUICEit

First rule, before you start a detox diet, pay attention on what you eat 2-3 days before. Try to avoid fast foods, alcohol, sweets and coffee.

Rule nr 2. Consume only juices and water. I received 6 bottle of 500 ml each for the whole day of juicing. These juices are specially created to give your body the nutrients and vitamins for the whole day.

Rule nr. 3. Every morning before you start your day, drink a glass of water with fresh lemon juice. When you feel like snacking, drink a tea.

Rule nr.4. A detox plan can last from 1 day up to 5 days, but for a person who never did this kind of cleanse, they recommend the 3 day detox program. You will receive your 6 bottles, all of them will have a number on it (for you to know which one is next).

Rule nr.5. After you finish your detox plan, the company recommends to not to get back on an unhealthy lifestyle immediately. For the first 2 days after the detox try to eat as clean as possible, mostly salads and fruits.

IMG_20150227_130045_1JUICEit offered me the NEW YOU detox program and I have to tell you it was a great experience. Being a very active person, I work all day with my clients doing personal trainings and also teaching aerobic group classes I really need to nourish my body the best way possible.

My first juice components were: lemon, ginger, goji berries, cayenne pepper, agave syrup and filtered water. It was very spicy and energizing, perfect for the morning.

The next juice components: spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, ginger, lemon and kale. I think this was the less tasty one of all, but I drink it without any problem.

The third juice: grapefruit, pineapple and mint. This one was one of my favorite. I adored this mix of flavors and I felt super fresh after. This was the drink before my aerobic classes.

The forth juice: spinach, pineapple, celery, cucumber, ginger, mint and kale. I had this drink during my classes. I have to tell you after this drink I felt super hungry. Maybe because I had 3 heavy classes, cardio, circuit and functional training. I think it’s normal to feel hungry. I have to admit I ate 2 kiwi fruits after the training.

The fifth juice ingredients: beetroot, carrots, apple and sea-buckthorns. After drinking this juice I still felt hungry, so I opened the 6 bottle. It was only 8 o clock in the night.

The last juice: cashew nuts, agave syrup, dates, vanilla powder, cinnamon, banana and filtered water. This was far the best tasting juice. It was like a banana ice cream shake.

In the night around 10 o clock I ate some baby carrots and green salad. I really tried to focus on and not to cheat on this one day of detox, but training so hard I think it made it almost impossible.

The day after I really felt energized, fresh and my belly was so flat, not that it won’t be flat all the time :)) hahaha

I recommend this program to everybody, who wants to recharge his/her batteries before spring is here. I definitely believe that you can lose weight by doing this program for 3 days, before an important event like a photo shoot or to fit in a nice dress or wedding or vacation.

Hope you liked this little review and you will try it yourself, I tell you it worth it! 🙂