Recipe of the week – Lemon Melt-Away Balls

Lemon Melt away balls

I hope you enjoy these yummy and healthy lemon treats:

Dairy FreeGluten FreeGrain FreeRaw VeganVegan

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)
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.
Recipe inspired by and lightly adapted from:


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.

Discover YOUR INNER THRONE – makes you younger!

 This very cool exercise by the ‘barefoot doctor’ is only available till Aug 20…well worth it!

Treat yourself to a new experience:

let me know what you thought (I first thought, now here are two hyperactive guys…but what a message!)

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.

Create or Write something every Day

Kurt Vonnegut Portrait Session“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut