Rainbow Smoothie

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  • 1/4 honeydew, peeled and remove the seeds
  • a good hand full of spinach
  • 1 small hand of cilantro
  • 1 small hand of parsley
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 ripe yellow peach
  • 1-2 ripe red plums
  • 2 TBSP water (if you have a regular blender and not a vitamix)

Blend all ingredients well, it should yield to 2 big glasses of Smoothie. Suggestion: Blend the complete Honeydew and share with a friend :)

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Decadent Cacao Banana Smoothie

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  • 1 cup DIVINE ORGANICS Hazelnuts, Almonds, Macadamia or other nut of your choice plus 3 cups water and prepare nut-milk (mix in a high-speed blender and strain through a nut-bag) or:
  •  substitute with 2-3 TBSP Nut-butter of your choice
  • 4 soft Dates, if you can get only dry dates, soak them.
  • 1/4 cup DIVINE ORGANICS raw Cacao Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon DIVINE ORGANICS ground Vanilla
  • pinch of Cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of Cardamom
  • 1-2 Bananas, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon raw Macadamia Nut-butter, (for decadence)

Mix all ingredients in a blender (add the ingredients one after the other, don’t use all the water or nut-milk at once, add it little by little for creaminess). Enjoy!

Strawberry Chia seed pudding

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Mix 1 cup of DIVINE ORGANICS defrosted Thai Coconut Meat
with 1 cup of DIVINE ORGANICS defrosted Thai Young Coconut Water and blend creamy.
or:
Substitute: with 2 cups of ready made coconut milk
add:
2 cups of organic fresh strawberries (mix with raspberries)
4-6 Tablespoons of DIVINE ORGANICS Coconut Crystals
5 Tablespoons of DIVINE ORGANICS Chia seeds
dash of ROYAL HIMALAYAN Pink Salt
dash of DIVINE ORGANICS raw ground Tahitian Vanilla
lemon zest of 1/2 a lemon

Blend all ingredients quickly in a blender, stir a few times and let sit for a few minutes. Stir again and check if you would like to add sweetener.  Let sit for an hour in the fridge before serving.

Decorate with berries and edible flowers.

Lime Chia Drink “Chia Fresca”

 

Inspired by a recipe of Dr Wayne Coates, an educator on Chia Seeds, we started to love this detoxifying as well as tonifying natural drink.

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Juice 3 limes (organic)

Fill a Vitamix with 4 cups of cold purified water, lime juice and add 3 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds, a dash of Cayenne Pepper and optional a Teaspoon of raw Honey.

Blend on high speed. Let rest for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy the subtle taste of lime. It is a perfect detoxifying and mental clarifying experience. This simple drink is high in Vitamin C, and you get this huge circulation boost from cayenne.

Basic Chia Pudding with Coconut Water

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3/4 cup DIVINE ORGANICS raw organic Chia seeds
2 cups DIVINE ORGANICS Young Thai Coconut Water (defrosted) or fresh from the Coconut if available.
(optional: add a dash of ROYAL HIMALAYAN pink salt,
a dash of DIVINE ORGANICS raw ground Tahitian Vanilla
and a 1 Teaspoon of DIVINE ORGANICS Coconut Sugar)
(yields 3-4 servings)

Mix the Chia seeds into the coconut water, and let the liquid rest for a while. Stir occasionally and then let sit for about 30 minutes. The Chia seeds need about 1/2 hour to plump up.

This pudding is hydrating and aids with electrolytes after a workout, it is a light and energizing meal before a hike, bicycle ride or extreme athletic performance.

Basic Chia Pudding with Almond Milk

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3/4 cup DIVINE ORGANICS raw organic Chia seeds
2 cups almond milk
(prepared with DIVINE ORGANICS raw unpasteurized Almonds,
a dash of ROYAL HIMALAYAN pink salt,
a dash of DIVINE ORGANICS raw ground Tahitian Vanilla
and a sweetener of your choice
(yields 3-4 servings)

Mix the Chia seeds into the almond milk, and let the liquid rest for a while. Stir and then let sit for about 30 minutes. The Chia seeds need about 1/2 hour to plump up. The consistency resembles Tapioca starch pudding. I garnished with raspberries.

This pudding is not sweet, but each bite is satisfying and provides an array of minerals and fiber which you can expect of a nourishing superfood treat.

10 Benefits of Cherries

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I am munching on fresh cherries right now and spontaneously used the moment to share with you why they are so good — especially during the hot summer-days.

Cherries are sweet, fragrant, refreshing, tart and can be snacked fresh or as a high oxidant rich superfood juice. Dried cherries are mostly tart and you might add a sweetener. Cherries are also delicious in cakes, pies, muffins and jam. In this post i want to talk about fresh cherry power.

  1. HYDRATION AND NUTRITION
    Because of their tart quality, cherries quench the thirst and replenish energy when you need hydration. In Chinese Medicine doctors would recommend cherry juice and tart fruit-teas in a hot humid climate, when the body needs to add fluids and nurture at the same time. Often we do not really feel that the body craves water, when the humidity is high; then the sweetness and tart of cherries can replenish energy and refuel at the same time. Suggestion: Climates similar to Florida and hot humid summer days all over the country will benefit of the quality of cherries.
  2. STOP INFLAMMATION
    Delicious orchard fresh fruits burst of energy and are rich in antioxidants, as you probably suspect. Cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both are related to relieve and prevent inflammation such in arthritis and gout.
  3. ANTI AGING
    Two important flavonoids are queritrin and iso-queritrin. Both help to eliminate oxidative stress and help to repair cell damage. Scientific research has linked them also to slowing down the aging process…. what we all like to hear, right?
  4. PREVENT CANCER
    Ellagic acid is a natural occurring plant compound which has shown in research to be a very effective way to prevent cancer. Ellagic acid working in synergy with Perillyl Alcohol (POH) is related to stop the growth of cancer cells (go to links below)
  5. STOP MIGRAINES
    Maybe the pharma industry is not fond about this benefit, but cherries help reduce migraines and work very similar to ibuprofen. I think it is worth a try.
  6. RELAXED SLEEP
    This is my personal favorite: Melatonin. I was always aware of the calming and satisfying energy of cherries since childhood. Cherries can increase melatonin levels in blood and improve relation and sleep. Women with PMS or in Menopause will honor this benefit. And of course, everybody who experiences high stress levels during the day: why not substitute a heavy lunch for a bowl of cherries and get the relaxed alert state which is so good for business and yourself. Munch before starting a yoga session, during or after a bicycle ride (juice), afternoon snack at the pool, perfect snack for the Friday afternoon rush hour (yeah, it works!)
  7. MEMORY
    I nearly forgot about it, but cherries are an excellent brain food and help in the prevention of memory loss :-)
  8. AND MORE…
    Cherries are low glycemic and high in vitamin A , also rich in Vitamin C,E, Magnesium, Iron, Folate and Fiber.
  9. WEIGHT LOSS
    Low glycemic and fiber rich Cherry aids weight loss. Cherries are refreshing but will not slow down digestion like other cooling fruits. A handful of cherries satisfy hunger and cravings and are excellent for weight control.
  10. SUPERSNACK
    Take a handful cherries and pair them with fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in  a bowl. Cut a banana for extra hunger. This power blast is not to beat by any imported, dried or powdered superfood.

When summer, give priority to fresh and juicy tree ripened fruits, like cherries, they will make you smile… relax… and sleep well.

ImageWell, well, … i had some raw young coconut yoghurt made and the cherries are super delish with it. Just made the picture for you guys :)