Simply V vegan cheeseΒ 

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!!

Breakfast

Cheese 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 πŸ˜‹

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Arbonne Protein Mix Chocolate & VanillaΒ 

 

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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 πŸ™‚ ) 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 πŸ™‚ ) 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

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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!

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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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 soft&ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Arbonne chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

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Directions:

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.

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Ingredients:

  • 2.5 ripe Bananas
  • 2 Tbsp soaked Flaxseeds
  • 1.5 cup Provamel Almond Yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp Arbonne Vanilla Protein powder
  • 1 Cup Raspberries

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Directions:

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! 

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Green Pleiadian Smoothie

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This is an easy way to get rid of tired ‘n dull looking winter skin. Shine from your inside and glow brighter than the X-mas lights πŸ™‚

Have two (or at least one!) of these each day and you will feel like a true pleiadian on earth. Plus you’ll not have to worry about being sick with the flu. Pass this recipe on, in order to do some good before christmas πŸ™‚

You’ll need:

  • Handful of Spinach
  • Handful of Parsley
  • 1 ripe Mango
  • 1 ripe Persimmon
  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 1 cup Water/Coconut Water
  • pinch of fresh ground Cardamon

Simply blend and enjoy the x-tra terrestrial vibe.

Much Love

Healthy green flaxseed smoothy

Time for a smoothy recipe again!
This one is perfect for autumn and coming winter days!
I have it often for breakfast, but this green smoothy will do you good all day!
Put:
β€’ 1 banana
β€’ 1 apple
β€’ 1 orange
β€’ a hand full of fresh spinach
β€’ a piece of ginger
β€’ a handful of flaxseeds
In a blender, add a little bit water and blend!!
It’s full of vitamins and stuff that will help your immune system to resist the cold and to stay fit and healthy!

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Strawberry mint smoothy

After way too long time I couldn’t find the time to write something, for it took me too much time to finish my bachelor thesis and also to recover from this πŸ˜‰
My last entry was a green smoothy, so I start again with a green smoothy which I had for breakfast!
Really sweet taste and energy giving in the morning!

β€’ strawberries (a handful)
β€’ 1 banana
β€’ half apple
β€’ 1 pear
β€’ 1 kiwi
β€’ mint leaves (a handful)

For a little extra green I let the leaves on the strawberries and put it all in a blender. Often are many vitamins in the leaves if fruits and vegetables!
After putting a little water and blending you will have a smoothy for 2 or 3 persons. Does it sound crazy if I tell you that I drank all alone? πŸ˜‰

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Celery kiwi smoothy

Today I end the day with a nice movie evening with friends and a green smoothy! All but me were eating pizza by the way but since a few days I eat a lot of raw stuff and it feels great! The more healthy you eat, the more you have longing for all the good healthy stuff!!
Oh and the ingredients…:
β€’ 1 apple
β€’ celery
β€’ 1 kiwi
β€’ a hand full spinach
Blend and ready!!

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Green-health-smoothy

Why not start the day with green smoothy which gives you directly a lot of vitamins for a kick start in the day?!!
For example:
β€’ 1 orange
β€’ 1 banana
β€’ 1 apple
β€’ 1 kiwi
β€’ 1 carrot
β€’ a cup of spinach
β€’ a handful broccoli
β€’ a piece of ginger
β€’ 1 lemon
Just peel what has to be peeled, cut all and blend it with adding water.
This will give you for sure directly energy which will last for a long time!

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Goji pear smoothy

Since a few days this, after a fresh squeezed orange juice, is my breakfast!
A smoothy with:
β€’ 1 banana
β€’ half apple
β€’ 1 pear
β€’ a handful dried goji berries

Mix all and add water till you have the right consistency and ready!

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Pumpkin Power Smoothie

This smoothie gives you an energy boost. Check out this vibrant orange color! Raw amazing freshness with an autumn touch coming from the combination of the pumpkin and the cinnamon. And YES Pumpkin can be eaten (or drunk) raw. Tastes and feels a little bit like biting in an apple if you try a pumpkin piece.

You should definitely give this sweet and nourishing smoothie a try, your body will thank you ❀

You need:

  • half cup grated hokkaido pumpkin
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Β 1/2 cups almond milk (homemade!)
  • dash of cinnamon powder
  • 5 dates

All you need to do is blend & enjoy.