March has come and now it is officially autumn (sounds much better than “summer is over” hehe).
The Green Smoothie seminar really inspired me to include more greens in my diet. So on the weekend market I bought 7 different greens and so far I have done well to eat 2 big portions every day in some form of smoothie and/or salad.
Last Sunday I also treated myself to a coconut and drank the coconut water after my run, apparently it’s full of good electrolytes. From this came also the creation of some ice creams… Here the recipes
Coconut Ice Cream – Basic recipe
Meat from 1 coconut (I used the Fijian coconut)
¾ cup soaked (and drained) dates
Blend all ingredients until smooth
Chocolate Hazelnut Brittle Coconut Ice Cream
½ portion of the above basic coconut ice cream
50ml filtered water
2 Tblsp cocoa
Blend these ingredients until smooth. Place in the fridge to cool.
For the hazelnut brittle mix ¼ chopped hazelnuts with 1/3 cup dates (soaked and blended), spread on a dehydrator sheet or baking paper and dehydrate for 4 hours until it sticks together. Then fold into the ice cream mixture and freeze until firm.
Lemon Coconut Ice Cream
1/3 portion of the above basic coconut ice cream
1 ½ lemons – juice and rind
Blend the ingredients until smooth and freeze.
Lucuma Coconut Ice Cream (just a little sample)
Blend 4 Tblsp basic Ice Cream mixture with 1 Tblsp Lucuma powder and freeze. Adjust quantities accordingly if you want a larger quantity.
Besides ice cream making, a few more experiments have been happening in my kitchen.
I have made kale crackers following this recipe on Sherie’s awesome blog. They ended up not sticking together, so I just sprinkle the crumbs on my salad – soooo yum!
Speaking of books – my order from the US has arrived and I am super excited about all those gems. A first look through has gotten me really excited about trying lots of recipes over the next few weeks.
However, uni has started again this Monday so I cannot spend as much time as I would like to on reading and rawcking the kitchen J. But I will keep you updated about it of course.
I enjoy being back at uni full time and just starting new courses, learning new skills and gaining new knowledge, meeting people and seeing my old friends on a regular basis.
This trimester I am taking 4 courses: Bookkeeping, Management Accounting, Commercial Law and Industrial & Organisational Psychology. They seem to work well together in terms of the timetable and assessments, so it should be a nice 3 months ahead.
The last few days I got a bit of a cough, not sure why, but I suspect the few times that I got a bit cold in the evenings might have contributed, and my BF had a cough last week so there we go. More greens for me –> fighting the bugs.
Okay, I have to get ready for the day now. I hope you guys are all doing well, loving life, living it to the full and just having an awesome time.
See you again soon,