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Olive Dolci – vegan ice cream shop Rome

I can’t believe it that I didn’t checked Happy Cow good enough to find out that Rome has a whole vegan ice cream shop!! Luckily I had still a free day left as I was teaching nearly every day yoga and stretching classes ๐Ÿ˜…

This place is not only awesome because it has only vegan ice cream, but of its special way to produce it!! It’s all made of olive oil!! And as I am the biggest olive oil lover this place was heaven for me!!

Of course the different tastes are not all olive oil flavored! Actually you’ll taste nothing of olive oil in it! But it makes such a creamy consistence for flavores like Lolla Nonna, which is like Nutella, peanut or steccialtella! 

It took me a quite while to choose my flavors because there where a lot i never tried before, like white wine, red wine, black sesame and and and ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

So I decided for Goji, green tea, Lolla Nonna and coconut! Later I got to taste a bit of the olive oil ice cream and it was sooo delicious only with a really soft taste of olive oil! For me it could even have been more ๐Ÿ˜œ

But that’s still not all! They have ice cream on a stick and a few different cakes, made of olive oil base as well ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

I don’t have to mention that I had to take also an ice cream on a stick ๐Ÿ˜…

This by far is my favorite ice cream place in Rome and I can’t wait to come back to taste a lot more of all these, I guess over 30, different flavored ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Find it: 

Via Emanuele Filiberto 140/142 &

Via Vittoria Colonna 20, Roma

Facebook: Olive Dolci

Green Garden delivery

And again we tested a food delivery! By now you might know that we love to order food ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

This time we tried a few things of Green Garden delivery and are absolutely excited about it!! Not everything is vegan but we found some really nice vegan foods on their menu! There are also a lot of extra ingredients which you can add to everything like dried tomatoes, artichokes or vegetable quinoa! If you want you can order completely gluten and sugar free! And of course fully vegan! They even told me on the phone that the salad sauce is not vegan because of the vinegar! And this really is advanced vegan knowledge which should be given with every food delivery! ๐Ÿค“ Continue reading Green Garden delivery

Sixty Degrees

That’s the thing with Berlin: there is such a huge amount of ever expanding vegan discoveries to be explored that it’s difficult to keep up with it all sometimes.

That’s why we are quite happy if people get in touch with us about suggestions, letting us know about new vegan spots or new vegan dishes on the menu.

This is how we found out about Sixty Degrees, who are a vegetarian coffee shop, serving speciality coffee, breakfasts, lunch, sandwiches, smoothies, cakes and a lovely typical Berliner atmosphere with a book exchange corner and changing art exibitions. ย  Continue reading Sixty Degrees

Paletas Berlin

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I’m so happy to see how Berlin has flourished, in terms of vegan products, cafes, restaurants and shops. If you see billboard advertisements of one of the biggest chocolate manufactures in Germany, who are advertising for their new vegan chocolate range, then I think things are really rolling towards a vegan revolution. 

Yey! So this is a relativley new store from Paletas Berlin whose vegan “Eis am Stil” we have already tried a few years back on the Neukรถlln Flowmarkt (A really beautiful fleamarket on Maybachufer). 

Now they opened this really sweet little popsicles shop that also serves coffee in Wรผhlischstrasse, Friedrichshain. Look how cute it looks!!

Not everything is vegan, but you can get vegan versions dipped with dark chocolate and hazelnut crunch or coconut flakes โค๏ธ

I chose strawberry basil covered in dark chocolate and coconut flakes. 

Made from fresh fruits and veg these artisan popsicles are a thousand times better than the flavoured water ice creams you can get in normal stores. It’s basically like a frozen smoothie ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Find it @ 

Wรผhlischstrasse 26, 10245 Berlin

http://www.paletas-berlin.com

Arbonne Protein Mix Chocolate & Vanillaย 

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ) 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ) 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

www.michellemcatee.arbonne.com

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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The Dutch ย Weedburger – Amsterdamย 

Had it already two times and surly will go for a third when visiting Amsterdam again!! Actually there’s a high chance of eating one every time I find one in Netherlands, cause it’s so good and we don’t have it in Berlin ๐Ÿ˜‰ till now!! 

 It’s said that the Weedburger is one of the healthiest burgers on the planet! It’s key flavor maker is seaweed and the green color of the bun comes from the superfood chlorella. So it’s not only fully vegan but also super healthy! And by the way absolutely tasty ! 

Check out their website to find out more and to know about the places you can have one!

The last one I ate I found at De Foodhallen, a big streetfood market in Amsterdam near Vondelpark.

http://www.dutchweedburger.com

   
    
     

Vegan Hippo London

New fully vegan place recently opened in Soho ! Only a few minutes walking from Picadilly Circus!

As I was just heading to a dance class in Studio 68 and was already late, I couldn’t order that much but definitely want to come back for having more of their menu!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the aubergin caprese sandwich and a peanut butter banana crepe ! On the menu you’ll find a lot more salty crepes, sandwiches, hot dogs and English breakfast! There are also more sweet crepes, cakes and cookies!

Super nice place, with a beautiful interior and a lot of vegan books to explore!

Find it at :

52 Rupert st, Soho, London

https://www.facebook.com/VeganHippoSoho/

   
    
  

  
   
 

Kontor Eismanufaktur Berlin

Finally finally finally there is an all vegan ice cream shop in Berlin !!!
And finally after a long long time, feeling like ages, I had spaghetti ice cream again!!
The banana split is also great and they have also a donut sundae with the donuts of Brammibal’s Donuts!!
Choose of daily changing tastes like salted caramel with popcorn, tahini, banana with chia seeds and of course classics like vanilla chocolate and so on… If you want it sugar free, there was for example blueberry!
It’s open every day from 1 till 9pm. So make sure you get there as soon as possible!!
It’s in:
Danziger StraรŸe 65,
10435 Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg
Near SBahn Prenzlauer Allee or underground Eberswalder StraรŸe

http://www.facebook.com/ZeitfuerEis.de

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The Bowl

New super cool spot in Berlin for eating healthy! This clean eating organic restaurant is located directly at S-Bahn station WarschauerstraรŸe over Veganz, the all vegan supermarket!
They offer different bowls, a lot of starters, salads and of course desserts!
A lot is raw and all without sugar, gluten or dairy of course!
A big variety of healthy drinks like home made lemonade or kombucha, smoothies and a smoothy bowl for breakfast are also waiting for you!!
And while sitting and enjoying you meal you also can look over the bridge of WarschauerstraรŸe!
We’ll definitely try all the bowls and anyway all on their menu ๐Ÿ˜‰
Find it:
WarschauerstraรŸe 33
10243 Berlin
And check
http://www.thebowl-berlin.com

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Black Cat Vegan Cafe, London

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So here we are, hungry vegan food hunters tracking down a colorful flyer promise of non profit, 100% vegan food that we found hanging on the blackboard of our favorite of all yoga studios: Jivamukti. Arrived in Hackney with roaring stomachs we don’t get disapointed of the menu – no we are in sheer delight of all the variety that is offered here! There is so much that we want to try, so we decide to take three main menus and starters and share them between us. Whilst we eagerly eye the cakes on the counter we know It will take a looong time until we leave this place and we get comfortable with a Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows.

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While we are waiting for our orders we explore the shop and find lots of bargains like a lovely Jutebeutel for 5 Pounds and a pizza cheese for 1.50.  You can find snacks, chocolate bars, faux meat and cheese, vegan household items and there is also a lot of interesting books about Veganism, Vegan cookery books or also anarchy literature. Everything is really cheap, of course because it is a non profit shop. Yeah!

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The Main dishes are all really tasty and we feel that everything is homemade and fresh. We find out that we all three think that the Seitan Sandwich tastes outstanding good and we like the Lentil Pie with Mashed potato and Kale. The Burger is of course amazing as well. Its the first time for us to try a sausage baked in a bread roll and we wonder how this could happen?!

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We can’t behave and order our cakes and brownies with whipped cream and large scoops of ice cream and have an amazing munch on the end of an amazing munch! Life is good with places like these! We are grateful to have found such an affordable, graceful, pleasure bringing institution and plan a return as soon as we can. meoooow!

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