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AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

THIS SMOOTHIE IS PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS

THIS SMOOTHIE IS PACKED WITH NUTRIENTS

THIS RECIPIE MAKES ABOUT 2 SERVINGS

MAKING THIS SMOOTHIE AND ENJOYING IT AFTER SOME MEDITATION AND YOGA IS MY FAVORITE WAY TO START THE MORNING

MAKING THIS SMOOTHIE AND ENJOYING IT AFTER SOME MEDITATION AND YOGA IS MY FAVORITE WAY TO START THE MORNING

1 BIG AVOCADO

HALF LEMON OR 2 TBS LEMON JUICE

2 HANDFULS OF ORGANIC SPINACH

1 CUP SUGARFREE COCONUT MILK OR NUTMILK OF CHOICE

1 SCOOP OF VITAL REDS (CONCENTRACTED BLEND OF HEALTHY PHOLOPHENOLS & ANTIOXIDANTS FROM DR GUNDRY)

1 SCOOP OF PRIMAL PLANTS (BLEND OF SUPERPOWER GREENS FROM DR GUNDRY )

1 SCOOP OF PREBIO THRIVE (PREBIOTICS FROM DR GUNDRY)

OPTIONAL:

CINNAMON TO TASTE

FRESH GINGER ROOT (AS YOU PREFER)

1 TBS TURMERIC (IF USING A BLEND MAKE SURE IT HAS BLACK PEPPER OR ADD A PINCH OF BLACK PEPPER YOURSELF)

DECORATE WITH ORNAGIC CACAO NIBS FROM NAVITAS ORGANICS

WHY POLYPHENOLS?

Mulberries, Aronia cherries, and Blackberries contain powerful micronutrients called polyphenols. Polyphenols, in fact, are what give berries and other plants their dark color. In the Vital Reds blend from Dr Gundry, that I mentioned and linked to above, there are plenty of these super-fruits that contains polyphenols,. They natural energy boosters, have antioxidant properties, and play a huge role in keeping your body healthy

Sourced from https://gundrymd.com

MORE ENERGY WITH PLANTS

When I travel I bring supplements so I can stay healthy and energized on the road and engage in all the outdoor activities that I love so much

When I travel I bring supplements so I can stay healthy and energized on the road and engage in all the outdoor activities that I love so much

It can be difficult to get enough greens and plants into your meals. When I travel I bring supplements so I can stay healthy and energized on the road and engage in all the outdoor activities that I love so much. Dr Gundry´s Primal Plants contains only 100% natural and safe ingredients and is completely free of soy, lectins, lactose, artificial sweeteners and sugar. Each batch of Gundry MD Primal Plants is tested for purity and potency in the USA, at a CGMP-Certified facility.

Sourced from https://gundrymd.com

WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS

Having a healthy gut involves having a probiotic-friendly environment in your gut. Probiotics are sort of the food that your probiotics eat. So you need both for a balanced microbiome. PrebioThrive from Dr Gundry is a supplement that will help you achieve:

  • More efficient digestion

  • Reduced stomach and bowel discomfort

  • A more balanced gut microbiome

  • Boosted feelings of energy and vitality

Sourced from https://gundrymd.com

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AVOCADO PESTO WITH LENTIL PASTA

Ingredients:

- 1 avocado - 1 garlic clove - The juice from half a lemon - Salt and pepper - 1-2 tablespoons of good olive oil - (1 handful of spinach) - (1 bun basil) - (1 bag of pine nuts or a handful of cashew nuts) - (Possibly broccoli or green peas) - (possibly cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and parmesan) - Taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

This is what you do

Drive all the ingredients to a steady mass with spellmixer or food processor.

What's so nice with this pesto is that the variations are endless. The basic recipe is avocado, garlic, lemon and salt and pepper. Then you can vary with, for example, adding steamed broccoli or green peas. You can use other fresh herbs if you do not have basil and if you do not have pine nuts, you can add cashew nuts for example. Serve the pesto pasta with fresh cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes and vegan, homemade parmesan (0.5 dl nutrient ginger mixed in food processor with 1 clove of garlic, a handful of cashew nuts, salt, pepper and some lemon juice), but it is also good to panfry a little mushrooms to get a little more crunch.

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EARTH FRIENDLY BEET BURGERS

#VEGGISVEKO DAY 5

BEET BURGERS (VEGETARIAN & KETO FRIENDLY)

Beet Burgers

What You Need

2 Yellow Onions

2 Big Beets

1/2 Cup to 1 Cup Nut flour (almond, pecan, walnut paleo blend)

2 Tbs Tapioca Flour (to help bind)

2 Pasteurized Eggs

Pinch of Cumin

1 Glove Garlic

1 tbs Rosemary Extract

1 tsp Lemon Juice

Salt & Pepper To Taste

Coconut Oil (refined) or Avocado Oil

Goat Cheese (optional)

Fresh Rosemary


What You Do

beet burgers

Caramelize onions in Iron Skillet in Avocado Oil or other high temp oil.

Shred the beets into a bowl and squeeze out the water

Add the flour and eggs

Add the spices and lemon

Grade in preferred amount of Goat Cheese (Optional)

Kneed it together like a dough and put in fridge to cool for about 15 min

Take the dough out of fridge and heat up the iron skillet

Shape into burger patties. Use your hands to squeeze it so it sticks well.

Cook in high temp oil on medium to to high heat on both sides until golden (about 3-5 min on each side) Be gentle as they are fragile before they get cooked. You can keep shaping the burgers in the pan with a spatula

Serve with avocado, lettuce, kale, sweet potato fries, regular potato wedges with fresh rosemary or other preferred sides. Avocado pesto is also a nice touch. I will post a recipe on that and link it

I promise, these beets will make you wanna dance

I promise, these beets will make you wanna dance

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We already know how to reduce emissions from the livestock industry, reducing the consumption of meat is one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve this. What we lack is the will to implement and carry through the solutions. Therefore, POW Norway urge you to have a meet free week this February! We'll be posting inspirational recipes and facts regularly - to show you just how easy, and important, this is.

Beet Burgers Paleo style

To follow the challenge visit my instagram story @kjerstibuaas & give @protectourwintersnorway some love in their quest to help make this planet a cleaner more sustainable place to thrive. and make sure to tune in at the following links:

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OR

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HEAVENLY SPINACH SOUP

#VEGGISVEKO DAY 4

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Spinatsuppe veggisveko kjersti buaas

Ingredients

  • 450g chopped frozen spinach

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil butter

  • 1/2 can organic coconut milk (full fat)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cube vegetable broth

  • 2 ts nutmeg

  • 2 ts black pepper

  • A little olive oil

  • Fresh chilli gives it a kick

  • Bonus points for decorating with parsley

This is what you do

This soup is soooo easy to make and really yummy!!!

This soup is soooo easy to make and really yummy!!!

Peel and chop onion and garlic. Cook in iron skillet in avocado oil. Take a bigger pan and add spinach, coconut , water, broth and nutmeg. Boil up. Season with pepper and olive oil and cayenne pepper if you like. Decorate with parsley.

Serves 3-4

To follow the challenge visit my instagram story @kjerstibuaas & give @protectourwintersnorway some love in their quest to help make this planet a cleaner more sustainable place to thrive. and make sure to tune in at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/events/847922492045050/?event_time_id=847922528711713

OR

http://www.protectourwinters.no/2018/11/26/veggisveko-2018-1/?fbclid=IwAR2jzqf1xk8tseKB2WbfBTCHL9rCKmF4PSl1n7BxBEBNE-gRIbN8hSl8-Pc

We already know how to reduce emissions from the livestock industry, reducing the consumption of meat is one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve this. What we lack is the will to implement and carry through the solutions. Therefore, POW Norway urge you to have a meet free week this February! We'll be posting inspirational recipes and facts regularly - to show you just how easy, and important, this is.

We already know how to reduce emissions from the livestock industry, reducing the consumption of meat is one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve this. What we lack is the will to implement and carry through the solutions. Therefore, POW Norway urge you to have a meet free week this February! We'll be posting inspirational recipes and facts regularly - to show you just how easy, and important, this is.

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Sweet Potato Gnocci

#VEGGISVEKO DAY 3

Veggisveko søtpotet gnocchi

Ingredients

  • 500 g = 2,5 cups sweet potato

  • 150 g = 1/2 cup ricotta (you can also skip the cheese or use goat cheese)

  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

  • About 2 cups of flour

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter or use olive oil (if cooking on low heat), coconut oil or avocado oil for high temperatures

  • Cayenne to spice it up if you like spice :)

This is what you do

I added sage to an iron skillet and ate it like this :)

I added sage to an iron skillet and ate it like this :)

Boil the sweet potatoes until they are completely soft and cool. Then mashed together with ricotta, parmesan and salt. I skipped the cheese and it is completely fine. The add flour little by little, until you get a dough. I actually altered with sorghum and organic corn flower to try to make it glutenfree. I had to add two eggs to get it to stick so if you are not using wheat and eat eggs that is a good option for gluten free. You can even use green banana flour and tapioca flour if you like. Its all about getting a good consistency on the dough. It may be a little sticky in shape, but as long as you have flour on the workbench and hands, it should be fine. Divide the dough into six pieces and roll each piece into a long strip. Cut each strip into gnocchi-sized pieces and roll a fork over each piece to get the classic gnocchi look. Boil a saucepan with water and a little salt. Add the gnocchi and cook until they float up, then they are ready. Heat a frying pan and add butter or I use refined coconut oil. Add the gnocchi and fry until they have a golden color. Serve right away. I added sage to an iron skillet and ate it straight off the pan but you can use the gnocchi in a salads or with a pasta sauce like pesto. It can be enjoyed in many ways :)

TIPS: You may want to make the pasta in advance. Complete all the steps, even the cooking, and gnocchien store in the refrigerator and fry it just before serving. if you have leftover dough the gluten free version made great pancakes :)

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Chana Masala 

#VEGGISVEKO DAY 2

Chana Masala 1-2 servings

Chana Masala 1-2 servings


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil (coconut oil or olive oil)

  • ½ yellow onions 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 whole chili without seeds, finely chopped (add more or less according to how spicy you want. It becomes medium spicy with a whole chili)

  • 1 handful of finely chopped fresh coriander

  • 1 topped ts cumin 1 topped

  • tsp malt turmeric

  • 1 topped tsp malted coriander

  • 1x finely chopped ginger or 1 tablespoon of ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 1 box of canned tomatoes

  • 1 box of canned chickpeas

  • 1ts garam masala (optional, both in paste and spice mix), possibly ½ teaspoon cardamom, 1/8 teaspoon ground mashed potatoes, a little pepper, ¼ teaspoon of malt carnations.

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

RESULT: I made mine with a lot of veggies and ditched the chickpeas and it tasted so good!!!

RESULT: I made mine with a lot of veggies and ditched the chickpeas and it tasted so good!!!

This is what you do

Oils, onions, garlic, fresh coriander, chili are cooked in a pan of high heat together with cumin, salt, turmeric, ground coriander and ginger for a few minutes. Add more oil if it is too dry on the pan. Then add canned tomatoes and canned chickpeas with either garam masala or spice mix. It's not a crisis if you do not have all of these spices. Add some water if necessary, the masala should have a slightly thick, juicy consistency. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with salt, sugar, chili etc. Remove the heat and stir in 1ss lemon juice. Can be eaten as it is, then it is enough for one person or server with rice or quinoa, for example, it's enough for two.





What is The easiest way to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

If everyone in Norway eats one vegetarian meal a week, it has the same effect as removing 170 000 cars from the roads for a whole year (1). If everyone in the world turned vegetarian, it would reduce the Greenhouse Gas Emissions related to food production by 60 %. Moreover, if everyone turned vegan, it would further reduce the emissions by 10 % (2). Since food-related emissions account for about 15% of total global emissions (1), this will, in other words, have a very big effect. It may not be realistic to expect everyone to turn vegan or even vegetarian overnight, but if we all eat a little bit less meat, it will help! It might even ensure our children and grandchildren can experience the same wonderful and snowy winters we've been so lucky to live through.

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We already know how to reduce emissions from the livestock industry, reducing the consumption of meat is one of the simplest and most effective ways to achieve this. What we lack is the will to implement and carry through the solutions. Therefore, POW Norway and I urge you to have a meet free week this February! I will be posting inspirational recipes and facts regularly - to show you just how easy, and important, this is.


Kilder/sources: 

  1. http://www.framtiden.no/201409246561/aktuelt/mat/kjottfri-dag-=-200.000-farre-biler.html

  2. http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201603_Plant_based_diets 


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Take the challenge, JOIN THE VEGETARIAN WEEK!

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Protect Our Winters Norway challenged me to have a meat free- week this February! Off course I said yes, and now we invite YOU to join POW´s vegetarian week with us. To make it easy and fun, we've made recipes for the whole week, and they're all cheap, timesaving, simple, delicious, healthy and most of all - good for the environment!

Take the challenge, JOIN THE VEGETARIAN WEEK ——->>>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/847922492045050/?event_time_id=847922528711713

Kjersti Buaas veggisveko


The easiest way to reduce our Greenhouse Gas Emissions is to eat less meat. If everyone in Norway eats one vegetarian meal a week, it has the same effect as removing 170 000 cars from the roads for a whole year (1). If everyone in the world turned vegetarian, it would reduce the Greenhouse Gas Emissions related to food production by 60 %. Moreover, if everyone turned vegan, it would further reduce the emissions by 10 % (2). Since food-related emissions account for about 15% of total global emissions (1), this will, in other words, have a very big effect. It may not be realistic to expect everyone to turn vegan or even vegetarian overnight, but if we all eat a little bit less meat, it will help! It might even ensure our children and grandchildren can experience the same wonderful and snowy winters we've been so lucky to live through

Take the challenge, JOIN THE VEGETARIAN WEEK!


Kilder/sources: 

  1. http://www.framtiden.no/201409246561/aktuelt/mat/kjottfri-dag-=-200.000-farre-biler.html

  2. http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/201603_Plant_based_diets 

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Get out of your mind - The Reason Why Modern Society is stressed

We all know that feeling of rushing through our day, disconnected, unfocused, feeling behind on our to do list and stressed out of our minds. In fact, I believe that last saying “stressed out of our minds”is not used properly to describe this situation. When we are stressed we are actually very much into our minds, in fact so much that we believe we are our minds and our identity is the content of our minds. This identification and the absence from the present moment are two things that tend to cause lots of stress in the body.

The key to elimination of this stress, is to bring awareness and attention to the #PRSNT moment. In this moment it is nothing to fear, nothing to be stressed about, because stress and fear belongs to the ego and the ego simply can’t live here. The ego feeds on thoughts and identification, labeling, drama, future and past. In the present, time doesn’t even exist, because this is the only moment that is. It doesn’t need time. Time is future and past. The ego likes time and tries to tell you you are sooo busy and have no time.

So, next “time” you are running around, stressed and crazy, stop yourself & take a second to tune in with your breath. The breath lives in the moment so you can always trust that it will help calm you. It’s like an inner GPS for peacefulness.

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EASY TIPS YOU CAN DO TO BRING YOURSELF INTO THE PRSNT MOMENT

  • If you extend your exhales and make them about twice as long as your inhales you will notice the instant benefits that happens due to a neurological switch of your nervous system.

  • Extended exhale triggers the relaxation part of the nervous system and is a great way to channel peacefulness.

  • You can’t be present and stressed at the same time.

  • You will not feel chaos when you are peaceful.

  • Embrace this moment & reconnect with who you truly are. Then, as you keep going with your day and feel stress arise, return to the Prsnt moment with your breath as a guide

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5 Ways To Use Fresh Herbs

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I love and enjoy the process of planting from seed to full grown flower or harvest. Bringing my presence into this process is beautiful because it connects me to the natural world in such a special way. Reaping the benefits of what we plant is like an added gift. Life and gardening is quite similar. We plant seeds. Water & nurture. Love & give patience. Let go. And then, suddenly, we get to harvest the fruits of our labor of love. But, we need to give our attention and presence to each step along the way. And accept and love it just as it is. The fruits are equal to short moments of pleasure, that eventually will be gone (eaten) Then, the cycle starts over again.

Fresh herbs like rosemary, basil, sage, oregano and thyme have been abundant lately and I am integrating them into different recipes. We have planted our herbs in alignment with permaculture principles in zone 1 so they are easy to access. I love to snip off the herbs straight from the raised garden bed and mix and match into my meals. Below are some ideas for ways I like to integrate the herbs. I am not a vegan. Nor am I a carnivore. I actually work to not label myself as anything that my ego easily can take and turn into separation from others. I like to eat plant based and avocado is often present in my choice of plant fat. Coconut tortillas (found these on amazon) are so yummy and I use these to substitute for bread. When my body is asking for more carbs, I source for sourdough bread (the real kind http://www.pragerbrothers.com

Brussel Sprouts and farm potatoes with fresh rosemary & cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

Brussel Sprouts and farm potatoes with fresh rosemary & cold pressed extra virgin olive oil

Okra Bowl with sauerkraut, avocado, sweet potato and farmers market lettuce topped with garden herbs

Okra Bowl with sauerkraut, avocado, sweet potato and farmers market lettuce topped with garden herbs

Farm Egg and avocado sourdough toast with garden herbs

Farm Egg and avocado sourdough toast with garden herbs

Heirloom tomato and avocado sourdough toast with garden basil, thyme and oregano, garden chili, roasted garlic and drizzled with olive oil

Heirloom tomato and avocado sourdough toast with garden basil, thyme and oregano, garden chili, roasted garlic and drizzled with olive oil

Farm Egg on coconut tortilla, radish and fresh oregano and thyme (my friend has chickens and quail and these are amazing. So different than the store)

Farm Egg on coconut tortilla, radish and fresh oregano and thyme (my friend has chickens and quail and these are amazing. So different than the store)

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SOLAR IS THE FUTURE

ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLE POWERED BY THE SUN

Celebrating the power of the sun as we got #solarpanelsfrom @brightlifesolar installed on the California summer casa. Using natural energy from the sun to power our needs & lifestyle is so great. In California the sun shines almost everyday so solar energy is such a great solution. Good solar panels also works good with cloudy conditions, so don't get discouraged if you don't live in sunny areas. In Norway, where I come from, and in Scandinavia in general, hydro & wind is utilized often. Solar is also used in many countries in Europe like England & Germany. Do you have solar or natural energy at your home or places you go visit? I’m curious to hear about your experiences with it and if it’s been a positive switch for you. I hope renewable energy like solar, alongside with wind and hydro power will be prominent in the way we harness energy in the future 🌎 🌊🙏🏻

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