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Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Published December 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Plan making this soup a head of time. It taste really delicious, definitely your family and friends will love this soup!

IngredientsChilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

  • 11/2 cups kefir (plain whole milk, or yogurt, not Greek-style)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or creme fraiche)
  • 2 cucumbers (large, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, seeded, and chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado (medium, chopped)
  • 21/2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 Serrano chile (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 lime
  • salt (to taste)

Garnish:

  • avocado (chopped)
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • cheese (crumbled Cotija, can substitute feta)

Instructions

  1. Making this soup can only take minutes. Place in a blender all the ingredients and blend until fully smooth. You can refrigerate first or serve immediately. When serving this soup, garnished it with avocado, chopped tomato, cilantro, and crumbled Cotija cheese.

Enjoy!

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Banana Shake with Wheatgrass

Published November 15, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Adding a wheatgrass to your shake may taste peculiar but you will find it sweet as you get to used to it.Banana Shake

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. All you have to do is put all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until fully smooth and serve!

Enjoy!

Carrot and apple smoothie

Published October 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

These simple but healthy drink is made with fresh fruit, vegetable and wheatgrass. Study shows that wheatgrass purifies the blood in the entire body. What are you waiting for? Try making these recipe!

Ingredients carrot and apple juice

Instructions

  1. All you have to do is to add all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until fully smooth. Pour into glass and ready it’s to serve.

Enjoy!

Cottage Cheese

Published September 25, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

This cottage cheese is made only with two ingredients. These recipe is quick and easy to prepare. Just follow simple steps!

Ingredientscottage cheese

Instructions

  1. Start by heating the milk into 60°C [140°F].
  2. Then gently stir the milk and slowly pour the kefir into the milk as a slow steady stream. (Remember not to stir it too fast or too long or else the curds will break apart).
  3. As you continue stirring the curds will separate –  they should be clear and not milky. But if they are milky, increase the heat and add more kefir. Still slowly stirring it for a while until the whey becomes clear.
  4. Remove the curds using with a strainer. Then place them on either on cheesecloth lined colander or mesh-type strainer.
  5. Allow the curds to drain for about 15 minutes tops and you have a fresh cottage cheese.

Tip: Refrigerate the kefir before making the cottage cheese.

Enjoy!

Nutmeg Donut

Published August 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

These delicious donuts with a hint of nutmeg is made more healthy because of Kefir. Try these recipe, it’s easy to make just follow some simple steps.

IngredientsNutmeg Donuts

  • 3/4 cup kefir (low-fat buttermilk, (1%) or plain yogurt) – click here to buy
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Berry Icing

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries

Instructions

  1. First step is to preheat the oven to 425°. Then lightly grease a doughnut pan.
  2. Next is to combine the in a large bowl the sugar, flour,  baking powder, nutmeg and salt then stir to combine.
  3. Combine in another bowl the kefir, honey, eggs, butter, and vanilla then use a whisk to stir. After that, pour the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  4. Using the piping bag, fill the doughnut pans with the batter. Or you can use a spoon to put the batter into the doughnut pans.
  5. Afterwards, bake in the center of the oven for about 9 minutes until the bottom is golden. Allow it to cool then top it with the berry icing.
  6. For berry icing, cook over medium heat the berries with sugar and a couple tablespoons of water until  berries are turned to sauce. Then strain into a bowl to remove the seeds and  1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix well.

Enjoy!

Banana Bread

Published July 15, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

Bake and prepare this nutritious snacks to your family and friends. It’s delicious and nutritious at the same time!

Ingredientsbanana bread

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (65g) almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp wheatgrass powder – click here to buy
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup (78ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. First is to sieve into a large bowl the wheatgrass powder, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  3. Then combine in a separate bowl the oil, egg and vanilla extract and stir until creamy.
  4. Next is put the sliced banana into a blender and blend fully until smooth. Then you can add the rest of the mixture to the banana mix. Again, blend fully so that the mixture well combined fully.
  5. Pour slowly the mixture into a baking pan and cook for about 50 minutes. Allow it to cool before serving.

Enjoy!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Published June 20, 2014 by Hadufuns Bernardo

These scrumptious buttermilk biscuit recipe are so easy to make, if you follow a few simple instructions.

IngredientsButtermilk Biscuits

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or milk Kefir – click here to buy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons butter (very cold)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. 12 to 24 hrs before to making biscuits, mix in a bowl the buttermilk and flour together. Cover and let the flour to soak. (But if you are using the sprouted flour then you can skip the soaking part).
  2. Preheating the oven to 450°F. Then start by cutting the butter into small chunks and add it to the flour/buttermilk mixture together with  baking powder, baking soda and salt. (Remember not to over mix it, but if the mixture is too dry then add some buttermilk).
  3. Next is place the the dough onto a lightly floured board. Then softly pat the dough to 1/2 inch thick. (This way the biscuits are lighter then using a rolling pin).
  4. Then cut the dough using a round cutter to cut out the biscuits. Place the cut out biscuits into a cookie sheet. Afterwards, bake the biscuits for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy!