Kale goat cheese salad

 I love kale salads, and especially this kale goat cheese salad! It is not difficult to make, it just needs a bit of love and attention. Here is how you make it!

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Kale goat cheese salad
A very nutritious, simple & delicious salad.

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Recipe type: salad

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Ingredients
  • Kale
  • String beans (cooked but still a bit crispy, cooled down)
  • Goat cheese
  • Cranberries (dried)
  • Pine nuts (roasted in olive oil)
  • Sesame Oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt

Instructions
  1. Cut the kale and take out the hard stem/stalk, and cut in small pieces.
  2. Wash the kale, and soak in cold water.
  3. Drain the kale, put in a bowl and add sesame oil and some sea salt, and mix together.
  4. Put the goat cheese in aluminum foil and put in oven until the Goat cheese is warm, soft and maybe browned.
  5. Cut the cranberries in halves
  6. Put the Kale on a plate.
  7. Add the cranberries, string beans, cranberries and pinenuts on a plate
  8. Crumble the goat cheese on top.
  9. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top.
  10. Enjoy!

Love, Lonneke

 


quinoa stuffed bell peppers

It is a known fact I love to use the oven for cooking! So here I have another delicious recipe for you to try. I am sure you will love it!

quinoa stuffed bell peppers
Stuffed bell peppers from the oven are so delicious!

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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 2

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Ingredients
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • Handful of Raisins
  • Quinoa
  • Sliced King Oyster mushrooms (or any other kind you like, like chanterelle)
  • Collard greens (or kale)
  • Crushed almonds
  • Olive oil
  • truffle oil (optional, I use oil of real truffles and not truffle flavored oil)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 slices of cheese (optional)

Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa as recipe indicates on the label. (usually 10 minutes on medium heat until the quinoa becomes clear and you can see the seed softened)
  2. Drain quinoa & mix with raisins and put aside
  3. Slice the bell pepper in half and clean inside and remove seeds.
  4. Fill bell pepper with quinoa mix
  5. In a pan stir fry the King Oyster mushrooms with olive oil until soft.
  6. Drizzle a bit of truffle oil on them at the end.
  7. Take mushrooms out and put aside
  8. In a pan stir fry the collard greens in a bit of oil and mix with crushed almonds.
  9. In a casserole place mushrooms & collard greens on bottom.
  10. Place the stuffed bell peppers on top
  11. For a nice topping add a slice of cheese.
  12. Put in oven on 350F until the pepper has become soft and cheese melted (for about 30-40 minutes.)
  13. Enjoy!

Notes
If you want to make it totally vegan, you can use vegan cheese, or no cheese and just add a mix of olive oil and breadcrumbs on top of bell peppers so it gets a goldenbrown crust in oven.

quinoa stuffed bell peppersLove, Lonneke


Lonneke on De Dino Show

Philippe, Lonneke, Jandino & Adje

Hi everyone!

Yesterday was my first time being on a tv show ever, showing how to make juices and smoothies and mentioning Organice Your Life®! It was the talk  show by comedian Jandino Asporaat, "De Dino Show"  which is very popular amongst young people in the Netherlands.

I could not stop laughing while I was there! Jandino and the other two guests: Philippe Geubels (a Belgian comedian) and Adje ( A Dutch rapper) were so funny! I hope to be back sometime in the future and I hope to do more of these shows too!

I showed 2 recipes:

*A Juice, juiced with the Versapers juicer with: kale, apple, carrot and ginger. To find more juices  on our website that you can make with your chosen juicer, go HERE.

*And my famous Banana, spinach and almond milk shake. If you want to know how to make a smoothie with these and other ingredients, find the article I wrote for this site about that HERE.

Smoothie Dino Show 1
Pouring in Almond milk into the blender.
Smoothie Dino Show 2
Blending the banana, almond milk and spinach.
Dino show smoothie 3
I poured the drink into the glasses...
Dino show drinking smoothie
And everyone tried the smoothie and thought it tasted good!

 The last one they loved the most!

If you live in the Netherlands, you can watch the tv show below through Uitzending Gemist.

Philippe, Lonneke, Jandino & Adje

Otherwise see a short clip here on a news website.

Love, Lonneke


Blender by Teresa

Smoothie making for dummies.

Blender by Teresa
A good blender is essential. Picture and blender courtesy of OYL Contributor Teresa Lourenco.

Hi!

You want to incorporate healthy foods like smoothies into your life but don't know where to start? I give you some easy simple tips so you can start right away!

STEP 1: Buy a GOOD BLENDER. The quality of the blender is really important because a smoothie really needs to be blended well to get best result for taste and texture. The more watts usually means better crushing of tough foods like kale or ice. I like the ones with a square glass container as it helps the blending process. (foods are thrown into the corner and bounce back into the middle.) There are many good ones. Vitamix, Magimix and Breville are good brands. Check out reviews online before you buy yours. the sound of the machine while working is important too. I don't like it when it is making too much noise.

Blender Magimix
Blender I have at my home in the Netherlands

STEP 2: Work with FRESH CLEAN FOODS. The most important thing is that you always work with foods that are good to eat. Not going bad.  And cleaned thoroughly. As it changes the flavor right away and maybe ruins the whole smoothie if you put in only one ingredient that is not totally clean or fresh. leafy Greens are great as they have A LOT of essential minerals and vitamins. in a smoothie with fruits you won't taste it but you take it in. Try it! Options are: Spinach, Kale, Parsley Collard Greens, Romaine.. anything you like. They are good juiced too :) Other vegetables like carrots and beets can work too. The more vegetables you put in, the more fruits you should add to balance the flavor out. Find more smoothie recipes here on organiceyourlife.com  in the recipes section, right here.

Fruit Juice by Joey
OYL contributor Joey Holthaus also likes to make smoothies with fresh ingredients. Doesn't it look great?

STEP 3: SAFETY. Place the blender in a safe place when you work with it and make sure the lid is tight.

 FORMULA OF A SMOOTHIE:

1. 1/3 liquid (That can be anything you like: water, almond milk, rice milk, milk, hemp milk, soy milk etc)

2. 2/3 fruits and vegetables you want to blend. (the more fruits, the sweeter it will taste.)

3. spoonful of extra ingredients like vitamin powders.

blending takes +/- 15 seconds. So making this is like less than 5 minutes with cleaning the ingredients and the blender included!

So my favorite smoothie is:

-Almond milk

-Kale

-Banana

-Vitamineral or Detox powder or any healthy powder.

Just blend and enjoy! Or I get it at Juice Generation at Equinox Gym, that's easy too ;)

Juice Generation
Juice Generation smoothie (Almond milk, kale, banana, Detox powder)

Love, Lonneke


Raw Green Coconut shake

As a raw foodie I live of coconuts, spinach and kale so here is one of my favorite shakes that I have every day.

To make this shake you need a full coconut, a handful of kale without the stems and a hand full of spinach and a banana.(As an option you can add a table spoon or 2 of hemp seeds for added protein or sun warrior raw protein powder) I usually add protein powder after a work out to the smoothie.

To make the shake crack  the coconut  and take out the coconut water and flesh . Put it into the blender with one banana, spinach and kale and bend till smooth and creamy.

This takes about 10 min to do .

This is what I have for breakfast almost every day or after a workout. I hope you can enjoy it as much as I do:)


Smoothie For Breakfast

Hello, lovely OYL readers!

Today I want to share a smoothie that I like to have for breakfast. It contains fruits - for vitamins, leafy greens - for minerals and avocado - for fat (natural, high quality plant-based fat), which is a key ingredient for beautiful, glowing skin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1/2 cucumber (do not peel organic cucumber! skin contains essential minerals)
  • handful peppermint
  • handful kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Place orange, cucumber, pineapple and water in high speed blender. Blend till smooth consistency. Add kale, peppermint and avocado. Blend again. READY!

LOVE, VALENTINA


Post work-out smoothie

I made a beautiful yummy smoothie that contains KALE – for an extra boost of Vitamin K, beta carotene, Vitamin C and fiber- NECTARINES – good source of vitamin A, potassium and antioxidants - and ORANGE – good source of Vitamin A and C, sodium, pectin and anti- cancer flavonoids.

  • 2 stalks of kale
  • 1 orange
  • 2 nectarines
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1 cup of pure water

Put all the ingredients into a blender, mix. READY!

LOVE, VAL


5 Foods That I Eat Every Day

1. Cucumber

I juice it every morning with other vegetables. It is so hydrating for the skin. Cucumber will make your skin look young and fresh.

2.Kale

I use kale in my salads as a green base; I add other veggies as well. Or I use it in my green smoothies (banana, apple 1 cup of water and kale). The other way to use kale is to juice it with other veggies and fruits. Kale contains lots of fiber, vitamins K and C, calcium.

3.Himalayan Pink Salt

Your body needs 1 teaspoon a day of a high quality salt. I love Pink salt, it is full of minerals and it makes everything tastes better! I add a pinch of Pink Salt at the very end, so I don’t destroy vitamins and minerals in a cooking process.

4. Olive Oil

Our bodies need a good fat to keep us healthy and slim. Choose Organic Cold Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Toss it in your salad instead of mayonnaise or any other commercial dressings. I use 2 – 4 Tablespoons a day.

5.Lemon.

Every morning I squeeze a fresh lemon in a glass of water for an extra detox. Contains Vitamin C for immune system, but the best quality of a lemon is that it keeps our body alkaline.

This is not the only food that I eat! Those 5 foods I include in my diet every single day TOGETHER with other whole foods: fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, dark chocolate, green tea, organic coffee and last but not least – pure clean water!

LOVE, VAL