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Eating the Rainbow: Beetroot Bread + Cherry Smoothies

Our Raw Crush, Fiona Sheppard

Plant-based foodie sharing her ideas and inspiring others to eat more raw foods for better health.

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Instagram: @rawcrush

 

Nourishing Your Body

I think when you eat with the intention of nourishing your body, you feel better about yourself and that makes a huge difference for your health.

 

Building a Detox Smoothie

I love green smoothies with kale, spinach, zucchini, celery, cucumber, broccoli and parsley. I usually add either an apple or a slice of pineapple, a few almonds or hemp seeds, and some ginger or lemon

 

"I always put citrus fruits at the base of my fruit platters so they “perfume” the plate."

 

Let's Talk About Citrus!

I just love citrus fruits. I always put citrus fruits at the base of my fruit platters so they “perfume” the plate. I rub lemons and limes on cut pears and apples to stop them browning. Lemon or lime sorbet or segments of orange or grapefruit are really great palate cleansers after a meal. They usually help stop sugar cravings. 

 

Cherry Ripe Cookies

 

Ingredients

150 g rolled oats, ground

50 g rolled oats, whole

70 g whole wheat spelt flour

30 g organic cocoa powder

100 g coconut sugar

100 g rice malt syrup

100 g melted coconut oil

125 g sour dried cherries

125 g

70% vegan dark chocolate

50 g organic coconut flakes, ground

2 tbsp hot water

1 tsp baking soda

 

Method 

Preheat oven to 320°F/160°C. Place the oats (ground and whole), flour, cocoa, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine. Place the syrup and oil in a saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until heated. Combine the baking soda with the water and add to the pan. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well to combine. Add cherries and 100 g chopped chocolate. Place measured balls of the mixture onto baking trays lined with nonstick baking paper. Bake for 12 minutes on the middle rack. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Melt remaining chocolate and drizzle over cookies. Makes 24.

 

Cherry Smoothies

 

Ingredients

1 banana

200 g frozen cherries

3 heaping tbsp coconut yogurt

 

Method

Blend until smooth. Garnish with fresh cherries. Cherry Ripe Food for Fuel I try to find the freshest and best quality whole foods available. Generally, if I am eating a rainbow of organic fresh fruit and vegetables, I know I am fueling my body with all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fiber it needs. Nuts, seeds, chickpeas, beans and lentils are also really important in balancing out my diet.

 

Beetroot Bread

 

Ingredients

3 cups bread flour

1½ tsp pink salt

1½ tbsp vegetable butter

1½ tbsp sugar

1¼ cups beetroot juice

7 g dry yeast (1 sachet)

 

Method

Place all ingredients in a bread maker and set to dough. When complete, the dough will be moist. Turn out onto baking paper and cut into 6 equal portions. Grease 6 mini pans, and with wet hands place one portion of dough in each pan. Set oven to 355°F/180°C and bake for 30 minutes.

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