Thursday, July 11, 2019

Blackberry - Banana Smoothie With Wheatgrass Recipe

BlackBerry - Banana Smoothie with Wheatgrass

It was 37 C degrees outside yesterday morning. I prepared this powerful smoothie with ice cubes. That was what I had in my mind after waking up and doing my morning yoga... Ice cubes!

An easy, antioxidant-rich recipe for thick, refreshing smoothies with wheatgrass powder. 
Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free.
Wheatgrass is considered a super food and contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, magnesium and chlorophyll (increases red blood cells, prevents cancer, aging and much more).

1 banana (sliced)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp wheatgrass powder
3 ice cubes (crushed)

Using a blender mix almond milk, banana slices, wheatgrass powder for a minute. Add blackberries, ice cubes and blend for another minute until thoroughly mixed. Pour into a small glass. I used a jar and served right away with a straw.
Perfect start to a summer day!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A New Year, A New Start ๐Ÿค—

A daily meditation and yoga practice is a life changer. I joined Yoga Vidya Turkey Teacher Training Program in Dec, 2018 and welcomed 2019 with something new in my life. A new year, a fresh start! The picture was taken on certification day. Yoga has always been a part of my life since 2007. This year yoga is a life style for me. I’m so happy that I decided and completed it. Grateful to Yoga Vidya Turkiye, our teachers Hakan Kireckaya and Semra Binici for this education, providing positive energy, being patient and helpful ๐Ÿ™

That’s me at the bottom right! ๐Ÿ˜Š
  “ There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change. - -K. Budig.”

Hope 2019 brings y’all what ever you want.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ Btw, pancakes anyone? There are two pancake monsters in our home. So, won’t be there for so long ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday, November 19, 2018

4 Healthy Recipes For Your Holiday Table ๐Ÿ˜‹

Vegan Green Lentil Balls

2 cups green lentils (cooked in water and cooled)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dry thyme
A handful of parsley (chopped)
1/2 tsp red flake pepper
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 onion (grated)
1/2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup oatmeal breadcrumbs
2-3 tbsp olive oil

Oatmeal flour to coat

Put all of the ingredients together (except flour) and kneed with your hands. Better to let it stand for 20-25 minutes in the fridge.
Use a scoop (dusted with flour) to shape each ball. Spread some flour on a tray. Roll them, shaking the tray. I use a large tray which is easier to shake and cover them with flour.
Heat the skillet on medium heat. Add one spoon of oil and brown balls until golden brown, shaking the skillet and using a wooden spatula to roll the balls around. Serve with pasta sauce! Healthy, tasty and fun to make! Kids will love it ๐Ÿ’•A good way to make them eat lentil.

Easy Seedy Savory Cake With Herbs ๐ŸŒฟ

A handful of dill (chopped)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cup rye flour
1/2 cup grated feta cheese/ or shredded tofu
3 tbsp yogurt/or soy yogurt
1 egg (For vegan version, 1 tbsp chia seed+ 1 tbsp warm water instead)
1 tsp baking powder
Sesame, flax seeds, black seeds

Mix your main dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder) in a bowl and set them aside. Mix egg, yogurt, oil and add the dry ingredients. Add dill, thyme and cheese using a spatula to gently push them to the sides to make it well. Transfer the dough into a small Pyrex dish (greased with oil).
I prefer to use a glass dish for this cake and greasing with oil instead cooking spray) Sprinkle with seeds and bake for ~25-30 minutes at 350 F (175-180 C). Let it cool. Enjoy your tea or coffee with a slice anytime. Also makes a delicious breakfast! ๐Ÿ‘

Ginger-Cinnamon-Apple Almond Cookies

1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 apple(peeled and grated)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
(For vegan version, 1 tbsp chia seed+ 1 tbsp warm water instead)

Put all the ingredients adding only 1 tablespoon of grated apple in a bowl and make a cookie dough. Make small balls and press them just a bit in your palm and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Top with grated apple each cookie. Bake them at 325 F/ 170 C for 13~15 minutes. Let it cool. These easy and delicious cookies make your house smell like cinnamon!! Happy Holidays!

Stuffed Pepper With Bulgur -Lentil and Basil

6 green pepper (cut off the tops and set aside after washed)
1 cup green lentil (washed and rinsed)
1 cup bulgur wheat (washed and rinsed)
A handful of dill and basil (chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
1 tomato (grated)
1 clove garlic(minced)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
3 tbsp olive oil
Boiling water

Sautรฉ onion and garlic in olive oil. Add lentils and bulgur; keep sautรฉing for 5 more minutes. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and saute a couple of minutes more. Add a cup of boiling water and cook until lentils and bulgur softened. Put aside.
Spoon into peppers and cover each with the top of peppers. Place them in a pot and add boiling water ( don't cover the peppers). You might need to add more salt. Cook until the peppers have softened. Allow to cool. Put the peppers onto the service plate. This is a tasty and healthy dish to add your Thanksgiving tables๐Ÿ™ Enjoy!
Happy Holidays!


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