Ayurvedic Sugar-free ‘Heavenly Muesli-Crunch Cookies’ Recipe!

Organic Home-made Sugar-free Muesli Crunch Cookies!

This recipe has been blowing my mind and deeply exciting my tastebuds and senses since I first made and intuitively put together a batch of these delicious cookies a week ago!

They are super simple, require no processed sweetener (not even beloved maple!). They are a great wholesome treat to have on hand for afternoon tea, a snack at work, the kid’s lunchbox’s and or any other excuse you can make in your day to open the cookie jar and sit down with one of these amazing treats in your mouth!

…Okay, enough cookie-talk, let’s get to the cookie-cooking!

wholesome ayurvedic sugar free cookie recipe!

Wholesome Ayurvedic

Heavenly Muesli-Crunch Cookies!

(sugar-free, nut-free, gluten-free*, vegan friendly)

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of organic oats*
  • 1 cup of organic sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of organic pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons of organic cinnamon powder
  • 2 tablespoons of organic cardamon powder (or seeds)
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds 
  • 1/2 tsp of fine organic sea salt
  • 200ml of home-made organic melted ghee or coconut oil
  • 20 organic dates soaked, de-pitted and mashed into a puree or blended. 
  • 1 tsp of organic pure vanilla essence
  • your love! 

* Note: If you are celiac, use ‘gluten-free un-contaminated oats‘.

Creation process:

**Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes while you prepare your cookie mix.

  1. Place all dry ingredients; oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon powder, cardamon powder & sea salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Prepare your dates: take the pits out of the dates and place dates in a medium bowl. Cover dates in hot water and let soften for 3-4 minutes. Once dates are soft use a fork and mash the dates with the water to make a date puree. (It’s ok to leave some chunks!) Add the date puree to the dry mix of oats and seeds.
  3. Now melt your ghee or coconut oil and stir into the dry mix with the dates.
  4. Add vanilla essence and stir with a wooden spoon or clean hands until the wet and dry ingredients have mixed well together and your happy with the consistency.
  5. Take some melted ghee or coconut oil and oil your baking tray or use a sheet of baking paper.
  6. Take a small piece of cookie mix and roll into a ball in your hands then flatten with the palms of your hand to create a circular cookie shape.
  7. Place your tray of cookies in the oven and bake for approx 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take them out once they’re done and let them cool before stacking them in your favourite cookie jar or container!

Voila! Your cookies are now ready for your nourishing pleasure! Yum!! :) 

If you loved this recipe – share the love by sharing the recipe link below with your friends via facebook! 

Happy wholesome cookie munching friends!

x Lorien

Organic Ayurvedic Sugar free Muesli Crunch Cookies!

I am clear – Ayurvedic Moong Bean Soup Recipe

During my last trip to India I literally lived off Moong Bean soup! It was the staple meal served during my pancha-karma (ayurveda cleanse of the entire body) and even though it is virtually all I ate for two weeks, I still loved it. Yep, every single mouthful, even after 2 weeks!

This recipe has vegetables in it however you can also make this soup with no veggies – as a super simple cleansing soup that is perfect for recovering from illness, resetting your digestive fire (agni) and getting your inner flame burning bright once again.

Moong bean soup blog post recipe

{Recipe from my recipe eBook coming soon!} 

Ingredients: 

*Soak moon beans over night then rinse before cooking.

  • 2 cup whole moong beans
  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • Pinch of fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • A few cracks of black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 litre’s of boiling water from the kettle

Creation process:

  1. Warm ghee or coconut oil in your pot and add dry spices; cumin, coriander and fennel seeds. Stir to lightly to toast the spices for 2-3 minutes until they start to sizzle.
  2. Add fresh ginger, onion, garlic and turmeric powder. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes soft.
  3. Add soaked moong beans, freshly chopped green beans and zucchini. Stir for 3-5 minutes to sauté the moong beans and vegetables with the spices.
  4. Add 2 litres of boiling water from the kettle, 1 tsp of sea salt, a few cracks of black pepper and a handful of fresh coriander. Place the lid on and boil for 10 minutes then turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes until moong beans and vegetables are soft. Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander and a few cracks of black pepper.

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photography: Shantanu Starick 

Yum, yum yum! 

The possibilities of what you can make with Moon beans are endless…

May this soup recipe inspire you in the kitchen and nourish you from the inside out!

 Eat soup and shine and your light in the world! 

x Love, Lorien 

Wholesome ‘Carob Chocolate’ Recipe!

For those choosing to eat a path of Wholefoods, avoiding excess stimulation to the nervous system, avoiding processed sugars and unhealthy hydrogenated oils, then the prospect of finding some ‘Chocolate’ pleasure to share with your love (or simply your beautiful self!) might seem unnerving.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Chocolate is considered to be heating for the body and easily over-stimulating to the nervous system (brain) which really needs to stay cool, calm & collected! Due to these and some other reasons, Chocolate is not something you will find your Ayurvedic practitioner generally prescribing.

A big part of Ayurveda’s holistic approach is about maintaing balance not become too ‘rigid’ or stuck in one thing or another.

We always have wholesome choices we can make however. When it comes to eating ‘treats’ and things of a ‘Chocolaty’ kind… This is the way I like to do it!

Ingredients:

  • 10 tblsp’s of Coconut oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp’s of Carob powder
  • 1 Tbsp of Tahini/Almond butter or Sunbutter
  • 1/4 tsp of Sea salt
  • Dash of Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon powder (In Ayurveda this helps the body digest Sweet foods & improves circulation)
  • Major ingredient, LOVE!

*To set the Chocolate’s you can use an ice-cube tray (one with silicon at the bottom for ease is best!)

 Method:

  1. Melt Coconut oil and pour into a bowl.
  2. Add your Carob to the bowl and mix with your favorite spoon.
  3. Add Tahini, Almond butter or Sunbutter and stir thoroughly. (We want the consistency as smooth as possible!)
  4. Next add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and stir.
  5. Pour your mix into your chosen chocolate mould or ice cube tray and place the chocolates in the freezer for approx 30mins to allow them to set!

When they are ready to serve, pop out the hearts and enjoy these real – wholefood sweet treats!

An easy peazy, simple, homemade creation that will satisfy your Chocolate taste-buds & leave you feeling balanced and calm after-wards!

*Carob is naturally sweet. This recipe is 100% sugar free and sweetener free as this is how I love to make them 95% of the time! J To make these chocolate treats a little sweeter or for a special occasion, you can add a dash of maple syrup – both delicious and slightly different! J

* Customise your choclates by adding a few Goji berries on top, some currants, desiccated coconut or whatever your tummy, heart and taste-buds desire! Yum! 

With Love!

x Lorien

 

Ayurvedic Superfood Energy balls!

This was a new creation that I made for the recent SoulFire Spirit Adventure & Wholesome Loving Goodness retreat last week at Fraser Island. They were a hit!

Certified Organic Ingredients:

  • 10 Medjool dates1 handful of raisins
  • 10 Blanched almonds1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon1 tsp of cardamon powder
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  • Half a tsp of ginger powder
  • 3-4 tblsp’s of coconut oil
  • 1.5 cup’s of desiccated coconut
  • A dash of organic vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp of Organic Brahmi herb (For the brain!)
  • 1 tsp of Organic Shatavari herb (For hormonal balance).

Method:

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor & blend for a few minutes until all ingredients are mixed.
  2. Roll into balls, and then roll the balls in a bowl of desiccated coconut to give them a finishing touch!

These balls are rich & full of energy. A great afternoon or mid-morning snack for a spicy, sweet, Ayurvedic inspired boost of energy!

Enjoy ♥ x

(Note: It is still possible to make these balls, without a food processor. If you do this, you need to cut the dates into small pieces and let them sit for a few minutes in a small amount of warm water to soften them slightly. Then cut the almonds into small pieces, add the other ingredients and mix in a large bowl with your hands! Keep mixing until creamy!)