Eat + Drink – Smoothies & Recipes

Simple but delicious gluten and dairy free vegetarian/vegan recipes, smoothies and juices for easy living.

Home Grown Tomatillos and Salsa Verde

by Merja Willock on October 2, 2013

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This year we have been growing tomatillos both on our high rise balcony and in a garden. The ground garden flourished, while the high rise suffered from small pots in a high windy spot. This past weekend we harvested half of the tomatillos which made about 1,5 litres of Salsa Verde. Our recipe was similar […]

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Blueberry Milk with Reishi

by Merja Willock on July 19, 2013

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I have had Four Sigma Foods‘ Instants on daily use for a couple of weeks and I love them! So easy to take with you no matter where you go or throw in smoothies, foods or just mix with water. More recipe inspiration on their site here. I have enjoyed mixing reishi with blueberry milk […]

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Baba Ganoush With Asparagus

by Merja Willock on July 3, 2013

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This easy baba ganoush recipe is adapted from here. Delicious with asparagus, different salads, veggie sticks or crackers! Ingredients: 1 eggplant juice of half a lemon 2 tbsp tahini 4 cloves garlic 4 tbsp olive oil pinch of sea salt Cut eggplant in half and place cut side up in oven at 215 degrees C for […]

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Pancakes have always been one of my favorite weekend (and comfort) foods and can be easily varied by adding different berries on the side or mixing them in the batter. One of my favorite combos is bananas and raw cacao, which works perfectly with buckwheat and coconut flour in this recipe. Best enjoyed with dandelion […]

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Refreshing Coconut Banana Berry Smoothie

by Merja Willock on June 11, 2013

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This is a perfect smoothie for hot summer days. Refreshing, cooling and sweet. Best enjoyed with a pink glass straw and a good book while listening to your favorite music. Ingredients: 250 – 300 ml coconut water 1 banana 1-2 dl blueberries 2 tsp acai powder 2 tbsb raw cacao powder 1/1 – 1 tsp […]

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Carrot, Sunflower Seed, and Cashew Soup

by Merja Willock on May 20, 2013

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Recipe for this energizing colored, warming and filling carrot-sunflower seed-cashew soup comes from Katja Kokko, one of the founders of Jolie, a finnish well-being web media and natural cosmetic store (online and in Helsinki). The original recipe here is from an earlier entry in her Moments blog, which currently resides under Jolie’s web media. The […]

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As an esthetician I love all the beautiful, colorful and well-designed things that are also practical to use for many different purposes on a daily basis. I especially enjoy bright colored glasses that reflect the sunshine through them and bring extra spark to the morning smoothie moments. One of the new practical, and beautiful finds […]

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Sweet Coriander Smoothie

by Merja Willock on December 7, 2012

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As you have probably already noticed I love blending together simple smoothies with not too many ingredients. In this one, I am featuring coriander, which has many health benefits. One of its greatest being that it is a powerful heavy metal chelator (wonderful in different dressings and pestos too). It adds a wonderful depth and […]

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Chocolatey Chia Pudding

by Merja Willock on September 26, 2012

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Chia seeds are a staple in my kitchen because using them is extremely easy, quick and healthy. They are packed full of protein, calcium, potassium, antioxidants, iron, omega 3’s and are a great source of fiber. I always notice an improvement in my digestion, and they are delicate on my sensitive stomach. Chia seeds are […]

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From Garden to The Table – Kale Blackberry Smoothie

by Merja Willock on August 15, 2012

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Greetings from Toronto! This week I have been able to get fresh herbs, kale and other leafy greens from an organic garden. What a joy it is to enjoy a freshly made green smoothie outside in the sunshine! Today’s take from the garden included kale, basil and mint. Approximate ingredients: 2,5 dl coconut water 3 […]

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