Recipe of the week – Lemon Melt-Away Balls

Lemon Melt away balls

I hope you enjoy these yummy and healthy lemon treats:

RAW VEGAN LEMON MELTAWAY BALLS
THIS RECIPE IS :
Dairy FreeGluten FreeGrain FreeRaw VeganVegan

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup organic raw coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1 – 2 tablespoon organic maple syrup (or raw honey for non-vegan)
3 organic lemons (fresh squeezed juice)
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
1/4 cup organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
PREPARATION
Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined.
Take out about a spoonful at a time and roll them in the palms of your hand into a ball shape.
Leave them plain or roll in shredded coconut flakes, almond flour, or powdered sugar (not raw).
Put them in the refrigerator to firm for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature as the coconut oil melts.
Enjoy!
NOTES
Recipe inspired by and lightly adapted from: http://www.addictedtoveggies.com/2011/10/coconut-lemon-meltaways.html
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Nutella – yummy, healthy and home-made

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The idea comes from a Thermamix recipe – one of many – but I have decided to make it yet a bit healthier (and there is still room for you to improve on it further, e.g. replace the white chocolate)

120 g toasted peeled hazelnuts
30 g dark Agave Syrup (or other natural sugar substitutes, like Styvia)
100 g dark 70 % Lindt Chocolate
100 g white Lindt Chocolate
100 g full-cream milk
60 g organic coconut oil
1 tbsp Brandy (well, I used the Austrian ‘Stroh’-Rum, but that’s a luxury item here)
2 tbsp raw cacao

Blended it until I had the smooth shiny appearance on the photo.
Pour into a jar and keep refrigerated.

I usually don’t eat Nutella, but love this one.

Structure and Passion

We all have the same amount of hours in a day, trying to navigate through our essential tasks (those that we imagine will keep us alive – food intake, work, sleep and other basic survival activities) and then aiming at prioritizing between a competing force of distractions, social interactions, relaxation, expectations, upkeep of ourselves and our possessions – and on top of it dealing with unexpected dramas. Where and when do you find time for your “passion projects”?

I have to deal wish the same amount of daily choices as you do and people often ask me how I have time for everything I do – and for passion projects, such as:
– writing books
– painting
– blogging
– travelling to overseas workshops…

while working with more clients than ever before and dealing with my husband’s work challenges and the different needs of our four children.

The answer sounds simple…structure.

However, as much as structure sounds like a rigid regiment of self-imposed discipline, for me it is a matter of deciding on a sequence of priorities, a project I am very passionate about and of nurturing myself first . Only if I have filled my own tank, have energized my entire being – body, mind and spirit – before anything or anyone else, then everything else falls into place easily.

The grounding aspect of ‘structure’ or ‘order’ is often amiss from spiritually minded people who love to play in the field of all possibilities, missing the field that is right where they are.

Creativity rewarded

CJ Hendry 2

http://max.distractify.com/culture/cj-hendry-large-hyperrealistic-drawings/?v=1

When CJ Hendry, an Australian artist, had made the decision to drop out of university, leaving two incomplete degrees behind and embark on a journey to find her true passion, most people thought her crazy. Enjoying nothing more than shopping, luxury items and drawing, she set about combining the three by producing hyper-realistic renditions of shoes, crumpled Armani shopping bags and other luxury items. Without former training in art, the 26-year old has never exhibited any works in galleries, only through social media. She was discovered through Instagram – and her life-size artworks carry price tags of $ 50,000.

So whatever you do, FIND YOUR PASSION AND follow your DREAMS!

Weekend of Tranformation

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almost full – only 1 room for a couple left – and 2 single beds.
September 12 – September 14

check out details on earlier post. Great opportunity to expand and relax your mind and body.