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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:

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

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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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FOOD IS MY MEDICINE

Food is my medicine. Food is my fuel. I can even stretch it to say that food is becoming my religion. Call me crazy but the more I experience what a profound impact the food I eat and what I drink has on my health, the more I want to fuel my body with only good stuff

Kjersti Buaas PURPS superfood smoothie bowl
I want to use my platform as an athlete to showcase these companies and people, who are committed to providing us with products that are good for us and for the environment.
Kjersti Buaas PURPS athlete

So much of our food has/ is getting depleted and altered, and it is getting harder to find pure, fresh, non-chemical food. Our soil used to have over 52 trace minerals, compared to now when it's reduced to only 3 in most conventional agriculture. I started waking up to this (harsh) reality about 8-9 years ago, and it's important for me to keep educating myself. Knowledge is power and when I go to the store I want to be able to make choices I can really stand behind. I want to understand who and what system I am supporting with my purchases. There are many companies and people out there who are serving a purpose for the greater good. I want to use my platform as an athlete to showcase these companies and people, who are committed to providing us with products that are good for us and for the environment. If you are curious about this delicious superfood smoothie bowl in this picture please visit www.purps.com/blogs (see link in my bio) to find the recipe - It's made by myself as a pre-workout meal, with fresh ingredients and lots of intention to support good health. It provides me with clean every that enables me to adventure and use my body all day long

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YUMMY & HEALTHY BREAKFAST BOWL

Here is a favorite breakfast bowl of ours that came to life by just having a good time in the kitchen. We are such big fans of eating clean and healthy, meaning using ingredients that are grown in pure soil, without all the chemicals and GMO's 🌱

Our bodies are depending on us to take care of them and through our food we can create a healthy environment. This will show both on the inside and outside of ourselves. We also believe that the food has to taste good, so by using high quality ingredients like this is also a ticket to successful, simple and delicious meals. 

This breakfast bowl involves organic fresh greens at the bottom, sourdough artisan whole grain bread, avocado and eggs from pasture- raised chickens. Drizzle organic, cold pressed olive oil over the whole bowl and sprinkle with raw hemp seeds. Top it with sea salt of good quality and fresh cracked pepper. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and jalapeños for spice. We assure you this bowl will inspire some loud sounds and make you wanna go dance

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Vegan Strawberry Milk

This delicious vegan strawberry milk is so easy to make. It's great to use with cereals, as a smoothie base or just drink chilled with a glass straw :) You can add anything you like to make it even more powerful, like spirulina, chlorella or maca root.

Recipe:

  • Coconut shavings
  • Hemp seeds
  • Water
  • Strawberries
  • Sweetener of Choice
  • Blend everything together. Amount depending on how much you want to make but generally I just eyeball it to get the right consistency :)

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Breakfast With Benefits

Breakfast bowls are so quick and easy to make and they can be made relatively cheap as you can mix and match with things you have at home. Here is a yummy, yummy, yuuuuuuummy breakfast bowl filled with good, nutritious ingredients that I love and eat before I hit the gym or slopes in the morning. l can guarantee that it will help kickstart your your day!!!

You don't need to use exactly these ingredients, let them be a guide to the overall experience but get creative with what's in your kitchen and cabinets :)

Recipe

Handful of Raw Cacao nibs / 2 tbs Raw cacao /  2 small organic, fair-trade bananas / Couple of Goji berries or other berries / Couple of Cashew nuts / 2 organic prunes/  1 tbs of Raw Green vegetable powder with chlorella / Couple of Sweet apricot kernels (can use almonds instead) / 2-3 leafs of Kale / Couple of drops of Peppermint oil / 1/2 tbs coconut sugar / Coconut shavings / 1/2 ts cinnamon /  1 cup of cold water / Blend everything in a high speed blender and pour in a bowl. Decorate with hemp seeds, granola, cacao nibs or what you may prefer. This recipe makes two servings. Serve chilled & enjoy!

Make sure to use RAW CACAO (naturally fermented) as cacao and processed chocolate bars are two different foods. Chocolate bars usually contain lots of processed sugars, additives and milk. Studies has shown that by adding dairy to the chocolate this actually blocks the absorption of antioxidants in chocolate. While processed chocolate may taste delicious, the benefits of cacao are only found in the raw form. Raw cacao can improve your memory, increase your bliss, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy! Read more on these blogs about the benefits to raw cacao and raw foods here

http://dailysuperfoodlove.com/2852/21-fantastic-benefits-of-cacao/#ixzz3pwjdANrU  http://www.therawchocolatecompany.com/raw-chocolate/benefits-raw


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WELCOME TO THE PURPS TEAM!

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I am so honored to officially be a part of PURPS and their prestigious team! Here is what they wrote in their press release and blog about our new partnership --->>> 

Purps is stoked to partner with four-time Olympic snowboarder, inspirational role model, and all around health advocate, Kjersti Østgaard Buaas. Kjersti discovered her love for snowboarding in Norway over 20 years ago. In her 14+ years as a pro, the four-time Olympian has locked down an impressive list of accolades, and crowned the “queen of snowboard style” for her performances in Halfpipe and Slopestyle. She attributes her longevity in the sport to friends and family, long hours training on-and-off the mountain and to a commitment to healthy lifestyle. Fresh off of her 12th X Games competition Kjersti has a busy travel schedule ahead, mixed with competition and a greater mission for community outreach.

If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers you might be factoring the early childhood events that helped propagate Kjersti’s success, or maybe considering how she logged 10,000 hours of training to break into her now 14+ year professional career. Kjersti highlighted some of the childhood opportunities that fueled her success.

“I grew up in the city of Trondheim, a northern municipality of Norway. As a kid, I was always very active. My mum and dad took my sisters and me to any activities we wanted to do. We did everything from cross country skiing, soccer, ballet, and dancing. My mom worked as a ski patrol at our local mountain called Vassfjellet (it means Water mountain), which is pretty funny and accurate because it does rain there a lot. She would pick us up at school and drive to the mountain and we would ski/snowboard all evening. We would get home around 9:30 PM, after she was finished patrolling the slopes. We were always the last ones to leave the mountain. Growing up there, first skiing, and then at age 12 snowboarding, I was inspired and motivated by the support our tight-knit community. The local older guys helped me learn tricks, supported me when I entered local contests and initiated my first ever sponsor deal with one of the local shops. From there, I traveled and competed in many of the local contests throughout Norway.”

 

 

 

Kjersti quickly transitioned from amateur to professional in just three short years. She won the Junior World Championships at the age of 17, and clinched her first World Cup contest victory the same year. From there the list goes on: World Cup, X Games, Olympics x 4. Kjersti holds several World Cup podiums, 3 X Games medals and an Olympic bronze medal. Kjersti bested 4th place at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and earned her bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy for her Halfpipe performance, only a short week after healing a broken leg. Not only is Kjersti a phenomenal competitor, she has an even more impressive longevity in the sport. The four-time Olympian has held down a steady 10-year run in the top ten of the World Snowboard Tour and isn’t planning on touring anytime soon.

Kjersti’s attributes her athletic longevity to her healthy lifestyle. Over the years, inspired by friends in the snowboard community, she realized that nutrient intake and diet are just as essential as the physical components of training. Many of her friends on tour followed the same thinking; throughout the years they challenged each other to broaden their perspectives on the meaning of health. Kjersti taught herself nutrition by researching a wide range of topics, and also by experimenting with dietary habits of her own. As Kersti’s awareness developed, she had an epiphany and opted out of her mainstream energy drink contract to resolve the internal conflict about promoting a product that did not align with her values. Today, Kjersti lives and breathes healthy lifestyle.

“I started eating organic food, I cut down dramatically on my meat intake and I integrated way more veggies into my diet. I also started practicing yoga and meditation. I quickly realized that it all connected into this beautiful circle of a healthy, natural lifestyle. I suddenly had more energy and clarity and I also stopped getting sick so often. Today if I feel run down I add some extra veggies and super foods and my health peaks right away.”

During her 14+ years as a professional snowboarder, Kjersti has created a broad platform to reach both younger and older generations. Kjersti now sees it as her responsibility to support products and companies that align with her core values. Shortly after the launch of Purps, our paths crossed and we were in awe of the lifestyle she lived. Kjersti is an incredible person and inspirational role model that lives and breathes the brand ethos. Purps + Kjersti are indeed a perfect match.

“I simply have been waiting for a company like Purps that is committed to bringing healthier alternatives to the market,” said Kjersti. “I am also passionate about sharing this message with the snowboard community and helping educate the youth about the importance of prioritizing good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. I’m so honored to partner with Purps and become an integral part of their already prestigious advocate team.”

Kjersti has a very busy schedule ahead of her. She’ll be collecting passport stamps and earning air miles as she crisscrosses her way around the globe to compete and inspire. We wish her well on her travels and are proud to welcome Kjersti to the Purps family. You can follow her story on and off the slopes at kjerstibuaas.com, purps.com, and on Instagram @kjerstibuaas@purps, Facebook and Twitter.

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Food For Fall

Fall is a special time of the year. The trees start breaking down the chlorophyll in their leafs and we get to see what's hiding beneath; red, yellow, orange - the most beautiful color combinations to just fall in love to. Fall to me is also about cuddling up in front of the fire inside and making yummy food. Here is a simple recipe for a healthy lunch snack that is easy to make and taste so gooooood. 

- Rye crackers - avocado - chick peas - radish - sprouts - some seeds - fresh lemon - cucumber

Treat yourself with a hot milk tea made with cashews, sprinkled with turmeric, cinnamon and maple syrup.

Happy fall :)

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