For me there are not many things as relaxing as a warm cup of tea in my hand maybe a good book and a candle next to me 😻 As a big tea lover I’m drinking every day one liter green tea already in the morning! I start my day with tea and I love to end it with tea 💚 And so I’m always looking for new tea creations 💖🍵 Continue reading Teasire
It’s the end of the year and we are looking back to a lot of vegan places, we had the chance to visit, vegan food we ate in restaurants, got delivered or cooked by ourselves and many beautiful human beings we met while exploring the vegan world 🌱🌍
There is not much to say, looking at all the pictures we made, we are feeling just grateful for all places we saw, people we met and seeing that there are actually so many people out there who really care about this planet and all live on it! Thank you to everyone from all our heart!!! ❤️
So the year started with eating vegan Cupcake in Amsterdam at Cafe Vegabond
As we love vegan cheese we are more than happy to see more and more vegan cheese alternatives !!
One very good one is the cheese of SimplyV ! This company is fully vegan and produces all its cheese on base of almonds, without soy, artificial flavor enhancers or palm oil!
The mix of almonds, water, coconut oil and salt makes a perfect creamy texture! By now we tried the plain cream cheese, cream cheese paprika, sliced cheese with pepper and chocolate cream! We tried a lot of recipes with these different cheeses! All recipes are from SimplyV and here is the outcome! Let’s start with breakfast!!
We are getting started with maybe one of the most classical versions of German breakfast… Buns with cheese and chocolate cream!! My favorite of this one: sliced cheese with cucumber and of course with the creamy but still light chocolate cream 😋
Us girls from Berlinveganlove finally got together again in my current home in Stoke Newington, London. We had lots of fun and laughter and also a lot of food. We explored vegan restaurants in London that we haven’t blogged about yet (all to come in the next few weeks 🙂 ) And we created new raw-vegan recipes in my kitchen. As we are both into yoga and sports and Aino dances a lot we enjoy a little protein boost from time to time.
If you are vegan you have probably experienced people bombarding you with the question “where do you get your protein from?” Infact this is a running joke amongst vegans and there are quite a few funny youtube videos on that topic like this song for example:
Infact It is easy for a vegan diet to meet recommendations for protein, as long as the calorie intake is adequate. It is more important to eat a varied diet throughout the day than the strict protein combining which is not necessary.
If you are working out a lot though, your protein needs can be higher. For us that means taking care to nourish ourselves after workout with either a natural occurring protein like chia seeds, asparagus, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, almonds, quinoa, spinach, peanuts, oatmeal, kale, tofu, beans, lentils, spirulina….(and the list goes on and on 🙂 ) or a protein supplement after our training to help our muscles to recover and to get stronger.
We got two samples of protein powder given by lovely Michelle from Arbonne who are a cruelty free company so that we could test them in our post-workout recipes. Airbonne is a company that has decided to be as “green” as possible, providing pure and natural products. Apart from nutritonal products they also stock skin care, bath&body and cosmetics. All are natural products, botanically based and vegan certified.
Here is a link to the protein powder: http://www.arbonne.com/Pws/homeoffice/store/AMUS/catalog/Post-Workout,1026.aspx
The recipes that we created are very simple and easy to make with solely natural preferably organic ingredients and you can of course also make them without the protein powder as a normal dessert!
Here we created a Chocolate Protein Avocado Pudding with raw cacao powder, avocados, bananas, maple syrup and the chocolate protein powder by Arbonne which is vegan, GMO-free, gluten free and absolutely delicious.
- 2 soft&ripe avocados
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp Arbonne chocolate protein powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
1. spoon out the avocados into your food processor or blender
2. Add bananas, cacao powder, protein powder and maple syrup and blend until smooth
3. decorate with raspberries and raw cacao nibs
We also made this baby! A raw-vegan Vanilla-Raspberry Protein Smoothie. For that we used bananas, flax seeds, raspberries, Provamel almond yoghurt which is sugar free and the Arbonne vanilla Protein powder.
- 2.5 ripe Bananas
- 2 Tbsp soaked Flaxseeds
- 1.5 cup Provamel Almond Yoghurt
- 2 Tbsp Arbonne Vanilla Protein powder
- 1 Cup Raspberries
1. soak flaxseeds for about 10 to 15 minutes
2. Peel bananas and place in blender
3. add Yoghurt plus the soaked flaxseeds as well as the protein powder
4. blend and pour half amount of the mixture into your smoothie glasses
5. blend remaining smoothie with the raspberries
6. pour on top of the vanilla smoothie
If you like you can decorate the smoothie with mashed up raspberries like we did in the last picture.
So our conclusion: if you are doing a lot of sport and work out it can be very helpful to add extra protein to your nutrition! With the Arbonne protein mix you can easily make tasty smoothies, shakes, puddings or just add it in your porridge for example!