For an instant energy boost that is long lasting, yet light on the digestion, frozen bananas are fantastic for smoothies, snacks and even raw vegan desserts.
On Saturday, March 12th, Gentle World volunteers hosted a free vegan cooking class at our favorite NZ venue: The Herb Shack. With 22 attendees who showed lots of interest in the vegan culinary techniques, the day was a fantastic success, as well as a whole lot of fun! As well as demonstrating a number of [...]
Wheatgrass juice is a rich, green chlorophyll drink, extremely high in enzymes and nutrition. Wheatgrass is easy to grow and ensures a supply of fresh, live vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. The juice can be extracted using a specialized juicer, and is great to drink straight or in a smoothie.
one can buy many different types of vegan salad dressing in the health food store, or even in the supermarket. But ready-made dressing can be expensive if you use it regularly, and it really isn’t difficult to make your own. If you include vinegar or lemon in your dressings, they stay pretty well in the refrigerator, so you can always make more than you need so that you’re set for a few days ahead.
Eating more raw food does not mean you have to sacrifice variety and taste. In fact, if you are endeavoring to eliminate cooked foods, it can help to have some exciting raw dishes to help you maintain your enthusiasm.
An excellent source of vitamin C and molybdenum, the humble cucumber is nothing short of a nutritional powerhouse... Here’s a quick collection of simple summer recipes, for those of us whose gardens are producing way too many cucumbers!
This recipe is, quite simply, fantastic. It’s quick and easy to make, healthy and nutritious, and so delicious that it wins everybody over. In fact, we serve this paté whenever we do any kind of educational event, because it’s just so incredibly good.
Raw desserts are a great way to get a ‘treat fix’, because they are made from whole foods only, and are usually sweetened with fresh or dried fruit. This raw pie is made with a nut-based crust (gluten-free), and the ‘cream filling’ is made with banana. Delicious and super-healthy at the same time. Plus, as long as you own a food processor, this recipe is pretty quick and easy to make.
Not only are they quick and easy to make, but smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fresh fruit into your diet. Starting your day with a smoothie helps to flush your digestive system and allows your body to do some cleansing before the rest of the day’s eating begins. If you’re bold enough to add some fresh leafy greens to the mix, your body will thank you for providing it with a whole assortment of essential nutrients.