29 September 2014

Acai-bluberry smoothie

Acai-bluberry smoothie dairy free, vegan raw vegetarian

I totally love my morning smoothies. 
While I am on holiday and visiting my parents, I decided to share some love to smoothies with my parents.

This smoothie is an  amazing combination of delicious blueberries, full of antioxidants, vitamin C and acai berry powder, which is just  a mega booster of so many amazing things like ; has very good levels of anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins, is rich in medium chain fatty acids like oleic acid (omega-9) and linoleic acid (omega-6). These help reduce cholesterol level.

To make this delicious smoothie you will need:

Serves 2

1 cup of blueberries ( fresh or frozen)
400 ml any non dairy milk
1 ripe banana
1tsp flax seeds
sweetened of your choice
2 acai berry capsules ( Organic Burst)

Mix all ingredients in your high speed blender and enjoy.

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23 September 2014

Superfood breakfast blend

maca baobab chia seeds flax goji berries coconut pumpkin superfoods

I am always amazed by all this lovely new products available on the market. I wish to be able to buy them all but unfortunately sometimes I can afford it. 
I usually have plenty of healthy and yummy super foods at home. This is why i decided to create my own breakfast blend, full of goodies. 
This is my version of a  delicious blend of super seeds,nuts and berries beautifully flavoured with concentrated superfood powders.


2 tbsp Coconut - fiber bulks up your food, contains iron, healthy fats 
2 tbsp Goji beries- antioxidants, Vitamin A, loaded with beta-carotene (a pigment found in plants and fruits) which helps promote healthy skin
2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds - hight in magnesium, zinc, omega-3 fats,fibre, antioxidants 

2 tbsp Flax seeds - fibre, omega-3 fatty acid, low in carbohydrates, It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones 

1 tbsp Maca powder Organic Burst - rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids 

1 tbsp Baobab powder  Organic Burst - vitamin C , iron 

handful of Walnuts- contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, antioxidants, vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats 

2 tbsp Chia seeds The Chia Co- antioxidants, proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids

Mix all ingredients in food processor and enjoy it with your oatmeals, smoothies, desserts and even salads.
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11 September 2014

Nutella Cake recipe

Last Sunday I went to a fantastic even called  Plant Based Picnic, gathering for healthy foodies.

The event has been organized by three amazing girls, Maxine , Natasha and Pixie . I have been following all of them on Instagram for a while already and I was always amazed by their food creations. The event was based in Tanya's Cafe in Chelsea .

As my contribution I decided to make my first raw,vegan cake. I made Raw Nutella cake based on my own recipe.

So this is step by step how to make this delicious raw and vegan cake.

Ingredients needed for 7'' cake tin.

For the crust:

3/4 cup pecans
3/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup medjool dates
1/4 cup prunes
pinch of himalayan salt

For the filling

1cup and 1/4 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 15min
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup cobnuts or hazelnuts
1/2 cup walnuts
2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp organic burst maca powder 
1 tbsp organic burst baobab powder
2 tbsp smooth almond butter ( alternatively peanut butter)
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 cup Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk
pinch of himalayan salt


1.To make the crust: 
Place tall nuts, sea salt, and coconut in a food processor and grind. 
Add the dates and process until the mixture sticks together when you squeeze.
Press mixture evenly onto the bottom and sides of packing tin.

2. To make the filling.
Drain the dates. Transfer the dates to a high speed blender or powerful food processor. Add the nuts, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate mykl
Blend until the mixture is totally smooth.
3. Pour the filling into the. Smooth the top over with an inverted spatula. 
Place in the freezer for at least 1h and then keep in the fridge for few more hours to set. 


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10 September 2014

Vitamin C booster oatmeal

Last night I wasn't feeling to well. I decided to boost my immune system with some extra Vitamin C powers.
Started my day with beautiful and yummy overnight spiced orange oatmeal with some deliciously juicy orange and frozen raspberries from local farmers market and some yummy Punch Foods supersedes.

Serves 1
1/2 lime zest 
1/2 tap cinnamon powder 
3/4 tsp vanilla powder 


Simply combine all ingredients together and leave the mixture in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can eat it cold or warm it up for couple of minutes in the saucepan.
Add your favourite add all your favourite toppings, i added some juicy oranges for even more vitaminC.

*(baobab powder is packed in vitaminC. Vitamin C Is great for your skin as it helps forms collagen. Adding vitamin C rich foods such as baobab fruit powder (or fresh baobab fruits if you can get them) to your diet might also enhance your body's fat burning capabilities during a workout especially if your current diet does not contain enough vitamin C. VitaminC is also a natural liver cleanser)

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Raw, vegan blackberry cake recipe

This is my second raw, vegan cake I made for last week for Plant Based Picnic.

The sezon for blackberries is at the end of summer and beginning of autumn. 
You can easily serve them with a little sugar and a lot of cream ( like my grandfather use to do). They're also great in jams and juices as well taste deliciously in hot pies and puddings.

Did you know that the dark blue colour of blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits, blackberries also have  healthy dose of Vitamin K aids in muscle relaxing, vitamin C and fibre.

This cake is quite easy to make. Combination of vanilla crust and beautiful blackberry flavour is just divine. 

To make it you will need allowing ingredient, food processor and 8'' baking tin.

Ingredients for crust:
I suggest making the crust first, at least 4h before you will add the filling.

1 1/2 of mixed nuts
1 cup dates
1 tbsp vanilla powder
pinch of himalayan salt
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
2 tbsp almond butter

Ingredients for filling:

2 cups of blackberries
2 cups of soaked for minimum 2h cashew nuts
2 tbsp coconut sugar or any other sweetener
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
4 capsules of organic burst acai berry 

1. Place the nuts, sea salt, vanilla powder, coconut oil, baobab powder in a food processor and grind until all ingredients are crumbled. 
Add the dates and process until the mixture sticks together when you squeeze.
Press mixture evenly onto the bottom and sides of packing tin. Set aside while you make the top layer, you can chill overnight if you prefer. 
2. To make the top layer, blend the cashews, blackberries, oil, acai, sea salt, coconut sugar or another sweetener  in a high speed blender or food processor till they're as smooth as possible. 
Pour the top layer over the bottom layer in the pan. Use a spatula or inverted knife to smooth the top layer over very evenly.
Leave in the fridge to chill for minimum 4h.

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8 September 2014

Asparagus hummus

This recipe was in my head for some time. I always had something else to do and was pushing to try it for so long. 

But, yesterday I was going to plant- based picnic where we had to bring some healthy food with us. 

One of the dishes I made whas this delicious hummus. 

If you love asparagus , you will love this. 
( and is so easy to make) 

This healthy dip take mere minutes to make. The only extra step compared to making traditional hummus is blanching some asparagus for a few minutes. 

Ingredients :

1 bunch of asparagus ( woody ends trimmed)
1 1/2 avocado
1 can or 250gr chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
Juice form 1 lemon 
2 tbsp tahini
3 tbsp olive oil 
Pinch of Himalayan salt 
3 cloves of garlic 


1. Blench asparagus and keep on the side to chill.
2. Add the chickpeas,salt, lemon juice,garlic,salt and avocado to the processor bowl, and pulse until everything is finely chopped. 
3. Add chopped asparagus, olive oil and tahini and pulse until everything is smooth.
4. Serve with pita, crackers or carrot sticks. 


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Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

There's nothing better than a really good picnic.

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Except maybe a picnic with plant based foodies, in beautiful cafe Tanya's Cafe owned by super nice Tanya.

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe
Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe
This fantastic even was organised by 3 amazing food bloggers, Pixie from Plantbased Pixi , Natasha from Nutritiously Natasha and Maxine form Gloriously Delicious .

This was the best foodie event I attended this year. 

Here you are some photos of todays plant based picnic. Was so nice to meet you all and taste your beautiful food.

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

Thank you to all sponsors for this amazing goodies bags 

Sunday plant-basted picnic at Tanya's Cafe

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7 September 2014

Gluten Free part 1

I'm trying to find as many gluten, dairy and refined sugar free products available on UK market.
I got in touch with few companies and waiting to hear back from them about their product range. I would love to do review on all products gluten, dairy and refined sugar, unfortunately I'm not a millionaire and I cant buy every single one.

Soon I will be writing post on all products i bought and tried so for, about their prices and shop locations. 
Please let me know if you like the idea and if you would like me to write and check any particular product.

What is gluten !
Gluten can be found wheat, rye, barley and some oats. 
Avoiding this products can be very hard because it means that you have to avoid all wheat- based flours and ingredients, this include :
  • white flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • some candies
  • modified food starch
  • dressings
  • rise and pasta
Some products, liked mixed or in packaged foods may contain gluten, so the best is to always check the product label.
The best way to eat gluten free products is to eat as much as possible unprocessed foods.

Gluten free products: 
  • apples
  • acai
  • alfalfa
  • artichoke
  • avokado
  • almond flour
  • amaranth
  • brown rise
  • wild rise
  • pineapple
  • cabbage
  • carrot
  • celery
  • kale
  • green beans
  • spinach
  • blueberries
  • figs
  • quinoa
  • flaxseeds
  • buckwheat
  • dates
  • kiwi
  • lemon
  • papaya
  • plum
  • peach
  • strawberries
  • watermelon
  • orange
  • mango
  • garlic
  • dairy products
   This is not the whole list of available products. If I have some more I will be update this list.

There are many recipes available on gluten free meals, I will also do my best to post some of them here. I have already few available on my Instagram account.

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Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

It was a spontaneous decision to go to Beachy Head today, we ask couple of friends to join us. We never been there before but it looked amazing on the photos.

We went there today for the first time to escape from London for a day. 
Weather was amazing, although it was windy in some places so I would advise taking extra cardigan.

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

We had picking with BBQ with the most amazing view you can ask for.  I had time to read and relax before busy week.
I love nature and escapes from London like today. I wish to have more time to explore more beautiful places like this one.

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

After having a nap under the sun we went for amazing walk for miles along the cliff, stunning scenery! 

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

Beachy Head- Sunday getaway from London

The views are breathtaking, and there are many different paths you can follow. Definitely worth visiting.

Ania xxx

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