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Wishing you a beautiful start into the new season, love and good vibes!
Peeps, I can´t believe it´s already September! We are
heading now straight into a new season and so this weekend I would like to
celebrate with you the September harvest month and transition into fall with
this delicious raw cake with plums and figs!
Yes. Raw cake. Raw cake is a passion of mine I can´t hide.
Once I tasted a raw cake I never had any cravings for normal cake again. But
raw cake got also some cooling qualities, because it must be served a bit cold
– so it is perfect for summer and the beginning of September! This cake is also
a win for Thanksgiving folks!
As we have so many plums now, I thought this is the perfect
way to start into the new month!
Also find my reccomendations today for a perfect September/Autumn diet! If you change your nutrition now a bit, you will have a smoothe transition into the cooler seasons! Promise. Find the post here:
Let´s get started to prepare that cake!
For the bottom you will need:
1 cup of almonds, soaked in water overnight
1 cup of Medjool dates, soaked overnight
4 tbsp. raw cacao powder
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 pinch of cardamom
1 pinch of himalayan pink salt
1 pinch ground nutmeg
For the Cheesecake you will need:
2 cups of Cashews, soaked in water overnight
1 very ripe and frozen banana
6 very ripe plums, chopped
4 tbsp. melted coconut oil
5 soft Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight
1 pinch of cinnamon
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or fresh vanilla (1/2 teaspoon)
2 tbsp. fresh orange juice
½ cup of water fort he consistency, eventually more – but start with less!
For the topping you can use:
4 thinly sliced plums
1 hand full of chopped hazelnuts
1 big ripe fig, thinly sliced
I drizzled also a raw cacao chocolate spread on the cake
Soak all the necessary ingredients over night in
small bowls, covered and room temperature.
Drain the cashews and add them into your
highspeed blender. Add plums, the banana, maple syrup, water, orange juice ,
cinnamon and vanilla and dates and blend the mixture until it´s very smooth.
Eventually you will need more water. The consistency should be creamy and
sticky and not too liquid! Set aside.
Bring now the dates, almonds, vanilla, cacao,
turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg and salt into your blender or – food processor. Add
a little bit of water and pulse until you have a sticky mixture – it shouldn´t
become a paste, their should be little pieces of almonds be seen.
Press the crust now into a small springform and
make it even with a tablespoon. On top, our cheesecake filling! Also tab here
with a teaspoon evenly.
Place your cake in the freezer overnight. Before
you eat the cake, let it sit outside for 15 – 20 minutes and garnish with the
figs, plums and hazelnuts.
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As you might recognized, since the last week of July the mornings and evenings are cooler, and since the beginning of August the days got shorter, sometimes the sun is glowing already golden in the evening hours. Vata season starts exactly around that time of the year and so we are heading into a new season – autumn is close!
Our body starts to get cravings for warm and grounding food by itself and instead of your leafy summer greens, you might think about a bowl of mashed poatoes for lunch instead. Your body is telling you that it is time for a shift and need carbs to build layers of fat in your body.
This change of your metabolism can cause dry skin, especially when your Dosha is Vata! Daily oil massages before bed will keep your skin nourished. I suggest sesame oil or another warm, nourishing oil. The vitality of your skin will fade in autumn and so your sensitive face skin needs extra love and attention!
Get yourself an
oil cleanser, fermented foam cleanser and a nourishing toner before you apply
lotion onto your skin. It will let your skin look healthy, glowing and not so
How does it come that your skin get dry now so quickly?
Your body protects
itself from heat loss and is reducing the blood flow – especially in your legs,
arms and skin. But with massages, oil and extra love you can support your skin
and body to don´t feel freezy and dried out.
Lifestyle & Nutrition tips for late summer and early fall
Start to wear layers of clothes and warm socks. Keep your body warm at night and if you experience cold feet, wear socks to avoid insomnia. To keep your circulation up, start your morning with dry brushing and a warm shower. Use a nourishing lotion or dry oil. And for sure…the biggest part – change your diet into a fall friendly one!
Your stomach gains now more blood and you will feel a natural cravings for
ingredients like garlic, potatos and with a smart nutrition change you can
prepare your body for flu season which starts around November.
Prefer now food and recipes with the following ingredients:
Sweet potatoes, potatoes, porridge and overnight oats
Beets, carrots and pumpkin
Garlic, ginger and onions, turmeric and salt
Lemons, apples, pears, grapes, plums
Avoid dry food and cold food like:
Cracker, Chips, Popcorn
And last but not least, support your body with herbs!
Chyvanprash can help your immune system to stay balanced
Ashwagandha is calming your mind
Amalaki to cool down your Pitta in late summer and feel more balanced
Licorice root – helps you to soothe dryness
I also love to start September with a week of Kitchari cleansing – I mostly eat a big bowl of Ayurvedic porridge for breakfast, Kitchari with warm sesame oil instead of Ghee for lunch and a small bowl of warm soup in the evening. I prefer here soups with vegetables like potatoes, squash and Miso soup! Kimchi Jigae is also something that works for me and my Vata clients as well!
Find here two of my recipes which are perfect for this season:
A warming and nourishing soup:
Start your day with this delicious and grounding porridge:
You can join my free and exclusive Facebook group end
of September if you want to detox, lose weight or just want to start a new
healthy way of eating and lifestyle! The group is limited to 10 peeps so that I
have enough time to take care of all your individual needs!
More infos coming soon,
when you read this, I am already traveling and this blog will be silence for two weeks! 🙂
I am sorry that I am not the food blogger which takes 500 pictures from my creations! I am simply too hungry when I am making food! ⠀
But I am the food blogger which shares with you this mouth watering “Late Summer Porridge” recipe – and this! Is going to serve your taste buds!
This Porridge recipe is perfect for breakfast in August and beginning of September, it is also Pitta – Vata friendly! Done with water and without the banana, using quinoa instead of oats it can also serve you Kapha peeps!
So here is this delicious bowl of mine! I hope you will love it! I was spooning it so slowly this morning because I loved how the tastes melted together on my tongue…
1 cup of gluten free oats⠀
1 tbsp of tiger nuts porridge ⠀
1 – 2 cups of water⠀
1/2 cup of frozen berries ⠀
1/2 ripe banana ⠀
1 tsp of raw chocolate ⠀
1 tsp of chias ⠀
1 tbsp of coconut flakes ⠀
1 tbsp of agave syrup ⠀
1. Bring water in a small pot to boil, reduce heat and add the oats. Stirring is recommended a whole lot! 🤗⠀
2. Start to heat the berries in another small pot together with the agave juice. ⠀
3. Add tiger nuts porridge to your oats, stir well and turn off the heat, remove from plate and set aside. ⠀
4. Chop banana into slices, chop raw chocolate into pieces. Add the porridge to a bowl and start topping: first the banana slices, then the warm berries on one side of your bowl, now the chocolate and everything else on top! ⠀
It’s one of the most delicious combinations I ever tried and I hope you will love it too! The choclate melts on your hot porridge and the wild, warm berries and chocolate are tasting together so vibrant and grounding!
I used here @lovechock_official chocolate because that’s my favorite raw chocolate around! #notsponsored
Try my recipe, make a picture and post it on your Social Media, tag our page @fromayurvedawithlove to get a repost or story feature! And let us know how much you liked it for sure!