Guide to: healthy and vegan food in London!

London is one of the best destinations for a weekend, either you are into sightseeing, shopping, being cultural or just want to eat good food. The city is really a forerunner when it comes to healthy foods and drinks, and they have understood how to make it trendy and tasty. Here are a few tips of some places which are worth visiting.SAM_4849

Nama Foods (110 Talbot Road, Notting Hill) 

Nama foods is one of the best veggie restaurants ever! The meals are so beautiful and tasty, and it is really inspiring to see how they create such good raw and vegan plates. They have everything from the creamiest chocolate cake to buckwheat porridge, Italian pizza, Mexican bowls and the most delicious sweet treats. They also have a blog where they share a few recipes.SAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSCSAMSUNG CSC

SAM_4919SAM_4911WOKIT (Borough Market) 

WOKIT is located in South Bank, which is really worth a visit. Borough Market is filled with organic produce, and it is really nice to take a walk alongside the river. WOKIT serves delicious woks, with many types of noodles, different ingredients and a host of flavours.

LabOrganic (58 Neal Street, Convent Garden) 

LabOrganic is a great place to get green cold pressed juices. The juices are always fresh and made within a short time before they are consumed.

Planet Organic

Planet Organic is a great health store and restaurant in north Kensington. They specialise in organic food, and it is a great place to come for inspiration, lunch and a tasty juice while filling up on health products.SAM_4940

Whole Foods

Heaven on earth! Whole Foods has it all, good restaurants, smoothie bar, fresh ccold-pressedjuices, organic fruits and everything you could ever imagine in the health department. The best one in London is in High Street Kensington, and they also have one near Oxford Street although it is usually very crowded. Please open up in Norway.SAM_4960SAM_4948SAM_4939

 Maroush Bakehouse (131 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9RQ)

We found this amazing place on trip advisor and decided to give it a go due to the high reviews, and we were not disappointed! Lebanese food is one of our favourites and this place really knew what they were doing. We recommend the moussaka, hommos, tabbouleh, and falafels.SAM_4853 SAM_4856SAM_4852Officially very hungry and wish we were on a plane to London. Byebye

Simple quinoa summer bowl

This light, tasty bowl of goodness is just a 10 minute prep away, and is really easy to make. All you need is quinoa, broccoli, avocado, pine nuts (optional), cherry tomatoes, good olive oil and some herbs. It's the perfect dish to just throw together if you are in a rush, for example in between work and work out in the middle of the week.Simple quinoa summer bowl (2 portions):

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 dl quinoa
  • 1/4 broccoli
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • Pine nuts (optional)
  • Fresh basil (preferably organic)
  • Salt, pepper and sweet paprika spice

Cook the quinoa with the double amount of water until it's boiling. Then, let it simmer until all the water is absorbed. Spice up the taste with a squeeze of lemon, fresh basil and spices. While it's simmering, cut the broccoli in small pieces and wok it until it's nice and tender. Slice the avocado and tomatoes. Lightly wok the pine nuts in a pan (no oil needed) until they get a nice tan. Bring it all together in a delicious dish and serve it with homemade guacamole. Celebrate that the summer has arrived with light, fresh, easy, yummy food!

Chocolate and banana smoothie

This smoothie is rich in taste and full of good stuff. Raw chocolate is filled with antioxidants which is good for our cells.

Dette må være verdens diggeste smoothie når man vil slå litt på stortromma. Den er rimelig mektig og rik på smak og vil holde deg mett i en god stund. Rå kakao er full av antioksidanter som bekjemper de frie radikalene i cellene. Frie radikaler er kjemisk ustabile molekyler som konstant vil forsøke å inngå i reaksjoner med andre stoffer for å bli stabile igjen, men de vil ødelegge disse stoffene. Dermed kan de forårsake celleforandringer i kroppen. Frie radikaler lages i store mengder i for eksempel sigarettrøyk, ozon, radioaktiv stråling og forurenset luft, samt at de påvirkes av stress og kosthold. Altså, sjokkis (i form av ekte kakao) er bra for cellene.

  • 2 bananer

  • 1 dl rismelk

  • 2 spiseskjeer rå kakao

  • 1 neve frossne bringebær

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Toppet med

  • Bakte mandler

  • Bakte hasselnøtter

  • Mulberry

  • Kokosflak

  • Hempfrø

  • Chiafrø

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Grapefrukt-, sitron- og grønnkåljuice

Frisk juice til den fineste vårmåneden! Ved å juice får man raskt i seg all næringen fra frukten/grønnsakene, og får skikkelig påfyll av vitaminer, mineraler og fytokjemikalier (som for eksempel antioksidanter). Det er som er genialt, er at dette taes veldig lett opp i kroppen så en juice er garantert superrask energi. SONY DSC2 glass:

  • 1 sitron
  • 1 grapefrukt
  • 3-4 stenger stangselleri
  • 1 agurk (økologisk)
  • 1 neve grønnkål
  • 2 dl vann

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Squash & brokkolilapper

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  • 1 squash
  • Et par buketter brokkoli
  • En håndfull spinat
  • 2 egg
  • 1 ss linfrø
  • 1 ss kikertmel (eller annet mel)
  • Oregano, urtesalt, pepper og fersk persille
  • Olivenolje til steking

SONY DSCSONY DSC  Kutt av topp og bunn på squashen, vask den og riv den med rivjern over en sil. Ha over litt salt, og la den ligge og renne av seg vann i ca 20 min. Kutt opp brokkoli og spinat i små biter og ha det i en bolle med resten av ingrediensene. Bland alt sammen med stavmikser. Form små kaker med en spiseskje og stek dem på middels varme til de bli gylne. Perfekt å ha med til lunsj eller å fryse ned til en senere anledning. De ble utrolig smakfulle, kanksje takket være at squash tiltrekker seg andre smaker den blandes med.SONY DSCPeace ut og lev i det grønne!