Friday, August 29, 2014

Blueberry Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min




Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, blueberry
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

For the longest time i thought strawberries were my absolute favourite berries, and maybe raspberries after that. Turns out, blueberries are pretty great too! 
I can't believe it took me so long to make some blueberry ice cream (i mean, i have made stracciatella, pina colada and toffee ice cream with cookie dough, for God's sake!), but now that i have discovered the beauty of raw vegan Blueberry Ice Cream, my world has gained another flavour. 

And it is SO GOOD. 

Seriously. It's good.

Just look at that colour!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Why Legend of Korra is Not as Good as The Last Airbender

reading time: ca. 5 min




“Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked”

Or should i say: Everything changed when The Legend of Korra aired.

On occasion of the season finale of Book Three: Change last Friday i sat down and compiled a juxtaposition of The Legend of Korra (2012-2015) "versus" it's original Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008). As a fan of the original series, i am of course extremely biased. Nevertheless i think a comparison of the two is only fair because after all they are more or less immediately consecutive. And also, the producers must have had a good reason to re-launch the Avatar universe, right? So let's take a closer look at that.

Friday, August 22, 2014

G for Green Tea

reading time: ca. 4 min

Hey there fruitbat!
This is part of a little trivia series on the ABC of raw food lifestyle essentials where i share my knowledge of food and nutrition*. click here for the previous episode.

Episode 7: G for Green Tea.





Green tea is more than a yucky green liquid. About two years ago i have made a habit of starting my day with a big cup of green tea. Not only does this boost my system, it is also just a nice routine that helps me to get up on the right side of the bed. Before that, i was a major black tea, fruit juice and milk addict. And a little coffee addict. To be honest, when i started switching to green tea i initially did it to lose weight. 
That was before i learned about the goodness of green tea...

Fortunately for us, green tea is one of those gifts of nature that is packed with countless health benefits and large amounts of essential nutrients:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sweet Pink Beet Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min



Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, beetroot
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

There's just something about pink ice cream that makes me happy. And makes me think of unicorns and rainbows. And who would've guessed that you could create such a beautiful ice cream with beetroot!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How To: Open a Young Coconut

reading time: ca. 2 min



This is the story of a young coconut... alright, all jokes aside. 

For as long as i can think i have known a coconut to be sort of round, hairy and brown. Sort of like the picture below. Turns out i have only known the mature coconut. Which has firm white flesh and a bristle dark brown shell. The young coconut however is even-skinned, green (or white if store-bought), and has only a soft thin layer of white flesh - as you can see in the following pictures. 

So i grabbed a big knife - 'cause i didn't have a machete or an axe at hand, lol - and, well, basically i let my mum do all the work. 

But hey, i had to take the photos! Right? 

So here they are:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hair & other stories

reading time: ca. 3 min


Are you ready for a personal, awkward, slightly narcissistic post? 
So... here's my somewhat embarrassing hair story. Along with some somewhat embarrassing other stories... enjoy the ride :)


Disclaimer: please excuse the terribly awkward selfies. it's gonna be a lot of those.