Thursday, April 19, 2012

You are what you eat

Ever heard of whole food? It seems to become more and more popular these days, but we have been eating whole food for years, so it's nothing special in our house really :-)
Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Whole foods typically do not contain added ingredients, such as salt, carbohydrates, or fat (I found this description on Wikipedia). It's also called 'clean eating'.
Diseases like cancer, diabetes or obesitas became more common, since everyone is eating too much processed food which contains too much sugar, fat, white flour, and  provides little or no nutritional value.

I don't know how supermarkets in other countries are arranged, but here in the Netherlands you can find most fresh foods or unprocessed foods in the outer line of the store and all processed foods are in the middle of the supermarket. Simply avoiding the middle rows in the supermarket helps a lot to not buy processed food, or, if you really need something in the middle part of the supermarket, then simply read the label!

I love the website, it has such wonderful recipes and so I thought it would be great to share one recipe here :-)

Raw lime mousse pie

Makes 1 8-inch Pie for Entertaining (Serves 8-12)
Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Raw Cashews
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • Dash of Salt
  • 4 Packets of Stevia
  • 2 Tbsp Agave (You can use maple syrup)
Mousse Ingredients:
  • 4 Large Ripe Avocados (Pealed and Pitted)
  • 1/2 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Lime Zest (You’ll need 6-8 limes for this entire recipe)
  • 1/4 Cup Agave (or maple syrup)
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Salt
  • 8 Packets of Stevia
  1. Place the crust ingredients in your food processor and blend until dough-like.
  2. Spray your 8 inch spring form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Using your hands press the dough evenly into the pan.
  4. Place all mousse ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth (stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides).
  5. Pour mousse over-top of crust.
  6. Chill in your refrigerator or freezer (depending on your desired texture) for at least 3 hours.
  7. Cut and serve immediately.
  8. Enjoy!

Do you eat clean too? And if not, what's keeping you from buying natural, unprocessed food?

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