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alternative breakfast spread

pre-mashed bananas
pre-mashed bananas

Felt like having kind of a different breakfast this morning. Kind of mixing up healthy and non-healthy food. So I went for fresh white bread with mashed banana-spread. I took four bananas, mashed them in a bowl and added some lemon juice. Yummy, very yummy indeed. It even impressed my hubby *proud smile*

Now the task could be to replace the white bread. Still have to say that I don’t have bread when my husband is at sea. I want to have healthy options, that’s why I am doing all these experiments. It’s not about proving anyone wrong or right.

You can bring a horse to the water ….

The zebra got it :)
The Zebra got it 😉

… but you can’t make it drink.

This is so true in many areas in life. Today I attended a meeting at the “Raw Food & Healthy Living” Community Group. Rado and his team have the right mind set and they always attract interesting people. What I like is that we see always new people attending these kind of events, but I also see familiar faces every time I go there.

We are now in the Information Age, so lack of information is definitely not a valid excuse anymore. But how can we make more people being aware of that they are responsible of their health and not the government. I guess we could put hundreds of books in front of them, give them plenty of power point presentations or show them x amount of dramatic videos … in the end they have to make the decision themselves whether they care about themselves or not.

Why is it not obvious to them? Don’t they have common sense? Again, what is obvious to me, doesn’t have to be obvious to someone else. I know, it is a big surprise and it took me a while until I understood and accepted it. Still, there are moments when I could bang my head against the wall or on the keyboard 😉

It is great to have the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thoughts and all this stuff. But it is not ok, when people have to pay for other people who give a s**t about themselves. Disease is a burden not only for the person who has the disease, but also for the people who have to take care of you now.

I am really looking forward to the day, when people will finally wake up and take responsibility of their own well-being. I know, it is easy to blame others, and I am guilty of that as well. But always remember … you are what you eat.

Stir raw fried

Stir fried the raw way
Stir fried the raw way

The latest newsletter from Raw-Pleasure inspired me again to try something new from the raw food world. The challenge around this time is that it is winter and being a German you expect something warm. But I have learned to eat chilli and ginger to a degree and it has the same warming effect as a hot chicken soup 😉

The suggested preparation time of 15min … man … I doubled that. Maybe it is me being over-focused to not cut my fingers. The taste is yummy and it is very filling … thumbs up for this recipe. Check out the video … Jennie from Raw Pleasure does an awesome job.

Ingredients and Procedure

 

Blizz balls – my way

Health is for me a hot topic, but for more than a year now I am more interest in how we can improve our health through the right nutrition. I have attended several events and meetups covering topics about raw and whole food. And yes, my scientific brain got fried and I was tempted to leave the event earlier. However, I could increase my tolerance level a bit and tried to listen and understand. But theories don’t really do anything, except keep your mind juggling.

To know and not to do is not to know. – Unknown source

So, what’s the worst thing that can happen when you try to eat raw? You won’t starve to death and you might save some chickens. You can always go back to your old habbits.

Last Friday I went to the Raw Food restaurant here in Burleigh From Earth and Water. Very yummy food. The actual natural taste of fruits and veggies is amazing and unfortunately we have forgotten it. Yes, you can have a meal without tomato sauce! I already tried several recipes from a guy in the US, but I have forgotten his name 🙁 I am sure I will post about his book later. So, this weekend I’ve tried several things:

  • Mixed berry smoothie with raw almond milk
  • Tomato basil soup (with coconut water …. super yummy)
  • Blizz balls
Blizz Balls in the bowl
Blizz Balls a la JS

As I did the almond milk, I had almond pulp left, which I then used in the Blizz Balls. The balls are a mixture of Almond pulp, sesame seeds, Marple Syrup, Dates, dried cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Coconut and a bit of Vanilla Essence. I put everything in the food processor until it came out a s a kneadable dough 😉 The vanilla essense is very strong, one or two drops could be enough. Between the marple syrup and dates I could have left out one of them. The dates themselves give the dough enough stickiness. I put the balls in the freezer and get them out as a snack … not too bad, but could be better, hehe!

I like the idea of eating living food. If you think about a human body’s normal temperature is around 36-38 degrees Celsius. Above that we actually die. Proteins denature and the whole metabolism just goes wrong. But we still eat food sometimes near boiling temperature, we burn our lips and tongue and maybe damage the oesophagus and even stomach.

The other thing is high temperatures kills … it kills plants. Therefore the stew we just brew together is a bunch of dead things. But yes, they say it is full of vitamines, minerales and proteins … that’s right, but it what state are they? Non-functional! Our body is a system and everything has to work with each-other so the whole body can function. An isolated Vitamine A (as you can buy it as a capsule) can’t do anything because it is not in the right environment it meant to work.

So, it’s lunch time now here and I will warm up a bit the Tomato-Basil soup (not above 40 degrees Celsius) and enjoy.

If you want to share your recipes or you want to know the soup’s ingredients … let me now in the comment section.