VANELJA | by Virpi Mikkonen @vanelja

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Dream Pie that says L.O.V.E. 💞 Prefering food over material this Valentines. Recipe below. ⤵︎ ✨ BLUEBERRY FIG DREAM PIE WITH LAVENDER ✨ (vegan, gluten free) ✨ Filling: 2 cups cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour 1 cup oat milk, or other vegan milk 7 tbsp coconut syrup (or organic raw honey, if not vegan) 5 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla powder 1 cup coconut oil, melted 3 fresh figs 3 tbsp blueberries 1 tsp dried lavender ✨ Crust: 1 ⅔ cup almonds ⅓ cup coconut flakes 6-7 fresh dates, pitted tiny pinch salt ✨ Tin size: 18-20 cm / 7-8 inches ✨ Prepare the crust first. place the almonds and coconut flakes into a blender or food processor and blend until fine crust. Add the dates and blend until moldable dough. Take about 4-5 tbsp dough and set aside. Press the remaining dough into a cake or pie tin so that you cover also the sides. Take the dough you set aside and press it to a 0,5 cm / 0,2 inch thick plate for example on top of a parchment paper. Cut with a small cookie cutter to get about 6 small cookie dough pieces, for example flower shaped. Prepare now the filling. Place all the filling ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth mass with no crumbs. If needed, add just a little bit more liquid to get it smooth, but keep the mixture as thick as possible. taste and add some of the spices or more sweetness, if needed. Pour the mixture into a cake tin on top of the crust. Place the cookie dough pieces on top and place into a freezer for about 2 hours or until solid. Take out of the freezer and let thaw for about 30 minutes. Top with some fresh blueberries and lavender, if you like. Serve and enjoy!

14 Feb 2020

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⁣Ready for the Valentine’s? These Sweet Love Muffins most def are. 💋 The day of Love is within a week and if you’re planning to surprise some special one these cupcakes are just perfect for that. ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏽Another HOT & VERY LAST MINUTE gift tip is our Ebook bundle that is on sale only for a few more hours. What would be a better gift to your loved one than something that is going to change their life around? Over 3,000 plant based recipes and ebooks on finding your purpose, manifesting your goals, self-confidence and more. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ You just click on the little present icon on the shopping cart and add your names, your message and when you want the gift to arrive (like Feb 14th 😘)⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Get the 97% Discount (90 ebooks for 50$ / 45€) by following the link in my bio. The sale is ending TODAY Sat 8th at 12:59 AM Finland time. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ And here’s the recipe, ENJOY! ⠀ ✨⠀ Vanelja’s Sweet Love Muffins⠀ ✨⠀ 1 cup organic gluten-free flour blend⠀ ½ cup almond flour⠀ 1 tsp baking powder⠀ 1 tsp baking soda⠀ tiny pinch of salt⠀ ½ cup coconut sugar⠀ 1 cup oat milk or other vegan milk⠀ 1 tsp apple cider vinegar⠀ 1 tsp vanilla extract⠀ ¼ cup coconut oil, melted⠀ ¼ cup peanut butter, melted ⠀ Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F degrees. Mix flour blend, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar. Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter until liquid. Stir in the oat milk, apple cider vinegar and vanilla. Mix with dry ingredients. Pour into muffin molds and cook for 15 minutes.⠀ ✨ ⠀ Frosting:⠀ 2 cans full-fat coconut milk, kept in the fridge⠀ 2-4 tbsp maple syrup⠀ 1 tsp vanilla extract⠀ 1 tsp pink pittaya powder or beet powder⠀ 1 tsp blueberry powder ⠀ ⠀ + fresh raspberries or peanut butter to be hidden inside of frosting. ⠀ ⠀ Open the coconut milk cans & scoop out the white thick paste into a bowl. Add syrup, vanilla, blueberry powder and beet powder. Whip until fluffy. When the muffins are cooled place the coconut whipped cream in a piping bag. Place one raspberry or 1 tsp peanut butter on top of the muffin. Frost the muffins with the coconut whipped cream. Store in the fridge until served. ⠀ Dip in chocolate for extra deliciousness.

08 Feb 2020

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Todays cravings: Plant-based Tuna Sandwiches. 🤤💫 Forever loving this recipe. ⤵︎ I have to say that a totally new wave of inspiration has hit me after we launched our ebook bundle. Though the internet & IG is full of recipes I usually stick with my own creations, but now I have been literally daily scrolling through the ebooks in the bundle and trying out different brekkies, dinners & treats non-stop. So refreshing.⁣ ⁣ With this bundle you really won’t face a boring food day or the ”What to eat?” dilemma ever again. It has literally over 3000 recipes! So I’ll be living in our kitchen for the rest of the year.⁣ 👩🏼‍🍳 ⁣ Follow the link in my bio to get 90 ebooks for 45€ / 50$ which is 97% OFF. Sale ends Sat 8th FEB 👉🏽 So only 3 days left. ⁣ ⁣ And remember that some lucky bundle buyer who gets the bundle through my personal link (the only way I can see your purchase) will win a Sana EUJ-707 by Omega juicer (valued 429€) which has become my new favorite kitchen tool beside my Vitamix. It makes the best juices as well as nut butter, ice cream & even pasta. 🙌🏽 And when you purchase through my link you’re automatically in. Good luck!⁣ ✨⁣ VANELJA’S NO-TUNA SANDWICHES ⁣ Makes about 4 stuffed toasts⁣ ✨⁣ Filling: ⁣ 1 can (about 300 g / 10,5 oz) chickpeas⁣ 4 tbsp Plant-based mayo or natural spread⁣ ¼ cup pickles, cut to small pieces⁣ 1 small red onion⁣ 2 tbsp yellow mustard⁣ 2 tsp juice from a lemon⁣ 1 tsp maple syrup or raw organic honey⁣ ¼ tsp sea salt⁣ small handful dill⁣ black pepper ⁣ For the toasts:⁣ Multi-grain gluten-free toasts⁣ Plant-based mayo or natural spread⁣ sprouts⁣ avokado⁣ fresh dill⁣ ⁣ First, prepare the mixture. Smash the chickpeas in a bowl so that you leave some whole chickpeas in the mixture. Stir in the rest of the filling ingredients (Add first a little bit of mustard and then add more, if needed). Taste and add some of the spices, if you like.⁣ ⁣ Spread plenty of filling onto a toast. Add sprouts generously. Top with avocado slices and dill. Spread some mayo onto another toast and place it on top. Slip in some edible flowers and also on top of the toast. Serve and enjoy! #plantbasedrecipes #sandwichlover #foodieforlife #vanelja #sandwiches

05 Feb 2020

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⁣Sweet as Snickes! 💫 Your wishes are answered: Our EBOOK BUNDLE is back! 🎉 And with 30 new ebooks. 🎉 I am so so happy to share these news with you as based on hundreds of messages we authors recieved after the sale ended last month I know there are many of you out there who missed the bundle but would have wanted it so bad. So NOW is your change to start shining, baby! The company who organized this let us do a quick 5 day relaunch, so don’t miss it. 💃🏼👍🏽💫⠀ ⠀ So our collection of 90 ebooks includes now over 3000 recipes in total, loads of great meal plans, workbooks for healtier lifestyle, one on healing your gut, getting back your period & keeping your period (my favorites!), body love, workouts, new brilliant titles about kids food, eco beauty, minimal living, zero waste, manifestation etc. The package is just insane. Head to the link in my bio to see more!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I truly & deeply believe that anyone would benefit from it enormously. And based on the messages I’ve seen, you guys have really loved it, which makes me incredibly happy. ⠀ ⠀ 🍒 And as a cherry on top you can win my new favorite DREAM MACHINE: When you buy the bundle using my personal link http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja OR by following the link in my bio you’ll automatically join my giveaway where you can win maybe the best juicer out there: Sana Omega (valued 429€) which makes also nut butter, ice cream, pasta etc. I have it myself & I love it and wanted to give it to some lucky bundle buyer too.⠀ ⠀ Good luck & let me know how you’ve enjoyed the bundle so far! Any favorite books, recipes or tips? Would love to hear! I’m personally for example addicted to these Snickers Bars found in Healthy Vegan by Caroline Deisler on page 112. 🤤⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 👉🏽 Note that Everyone who bought the bundle last time can now download the 30 new ebooks for FREE. ⠀ ⠀

03 Feb 2020

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Sundays are for relaxation, pleasure & joy, right? So is this Dream Cake, baby. 💞Recipe below! Wishing you a heart full of lightness & gratitude, because that is where all the magic begins. And eating should be done as blithely & joyous as you would celebrate life with each bite. True wellness cannot be found through restrictions, but through throwing oneself deep into delight. ✨🥄 I am light ✨🥄 I am joy ✨🥄 I am life ENJOY! ✨ VANELJA’S STRAWBERRY DREAM CAKE Crust: 1 cup almonds ½ cup pecan nuts 4 tbsp raw cocoa powder 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tbsp almond butter 1 dropperful liquid stevia (or 2 tbsp organic honey or maple syrup) pinch sea salt Filling: 3 cups raw cashew nuts, soaked for 1-5 hours, then rinsed 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen & thawed) ½ cup coconut oil, melted ½ cup full-fat coconut milk 3 tbsp juice from a lemon 2 dropperfuls liquid stevia (or 4 tbsp organic honey or maple syrup) ½ tsp vanilla powder Can tin: approx. 23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9 inches Cover a cake tin with a baking paper. Place the almonds and pecans into a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until fine crust. Add the rest of the crust ingredients and blend until well combined. Press firmly into the cake tin. Place all the filling ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add a bit more liquid, if needed, so that you get the mixture super smooth, still keeping it as thick as possible. You may have to scrape down the sides occasionally. Taste and add some sweetness, if desired. Pour on top of the crust and smooth out the surface with a spoon. Freeze for 2 hours or until solid. Let thaw for 30 mins before serving. Top with LOADS of fresh berries, the more the merrier.

02 Feb 2020

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Tiramisu Pancake Stacks. 🥞☕️✨ Quick & easy luxury comfort. Kaupallinen yhteistyö @iittala . Super inspired to start my year as a ambassador for a legendary Finnish design house Iittala, as their roots are deep in our Nordic nature and their design is built to last from generations to generations, which I value highly. These fetro Miranda footed bowls are originally designed 1971 by Heikki Orvola and now they are brought back to production. 🙌🏽 From several different colors this shade linen / pellava is my ultimate favorite. And of course I just had to design a dessert that would be a perfect fit to these bowls. Something classical, yet something easy-going and modern. Go give these stacks a try! ✨ Tiramisu Pancake Stack (serves 2) ✨ Pancakes: ½ cup rolled oats 1 ripe banana ½ cup almond meal ½ cup oat milk 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Coconut whipped cream filling: 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk (refrigerated overnight) 1 tsp organic local honey or some liquid stevia ½ tsp vanilla powder Other fillings: ¼ cup strong brewed coffee 2 tbsp raw cacao powder If not vegan: ½ cup organic mascarpone Measure all the pancake ingredients, except the filling, in a blender. Blend until smooth. Heat a pancake pan over medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of batter into the hot pan and spread it a little bit. Cook for 1,5 minutes, flip and cook the other side too. Cook the rest of the pancakes. Leave to cool down and prepare the filling. Open the coconut milk cans and scoop the solid coconut cream into a bowl. Mix with beaters until fluffy. Mix in honey or stevia and vanilla. If the mixture gets too runny, place it in the fridge for a while. Place a pancake on a serving bowl or plate, brush some brewed coffee on top. Add a layer of mascarpone, if using, and then some coconut whipped cream. Otherwise add only a layer of coconut whipped cream. Sprinkle on some cocoa powder and add another pancake over the top. Add again the brewed coffee and the fillings. Place a third pancake on top and top with coconut whipped cream and cocoa powder. Serve & Enjoy right away. Tip! Try also banana slices as a filling. #collab #iittala #iittalamiranda #grownewroots

28 Jan 2020

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Cinnamon Oat French Toasts. 💫Easy like Sunday morning. Kaupallinen yhteistyö @vaasan_leipomot . Tried out something different today with my favorite thin oat breads (100% oat & totally wheat-free 👌🏽) Vaasan Ohut Kaura 100%. First toasted them all nice n crispy in a toaster, then diped them in oat milk with cinnamon bun spices and finally roasted them on a pan & served with coconut whipped cream & jam. Fully inspired by a dessert classic Poor Knights. So goood. ✨ Cinnamon French Toasts with Apple Jam 4 oat breads (I used Vaasan Ohut Kaura 100) ⅓ cup oat milk 1 ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon ½ tsp cardamom ½ tsp vanilla 2 tbsp erythritol or xylitol + 1 tsp coconut oil for frying On top: Whipped coconut cream Apple Chia Jam Toast the oat breads in a toaster to get them really dry and crusty. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat. Pour the oat milk into a small bowl and stir in the spices and sweetener. Dunk each bread slice in oat milk mixture for a few seconds. Don’t over-soak them so that they don’t become soft. Place in pan and cook on both sides until golden. Serve with whipped coconut cream and apple chia jam. Apple Chia Jam: 2 apples ¼ cup water 4 tbsp chia seeds ½ tsp vanilla powder ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon Blend one and half apple in a blender and blend until smooth puree. Cut the one apple halve into tiny cubes. Place water into a small pot and add in the apple cubes. Cook on a low-medium heat for a few minutes until apple cubes soften a bit. Take off the heat and pour in the apple puree, spices and chia seeds. Leave to cool down and thicken. Store in a sealed jar in a fridge and use within 5 days. #collab #vaasan #ilmanvehnää

19 Jan 2020

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The Royal Stack. 👸🏼🥞🤙🏽 Recipe from my FREE brekkie ebook that you can download following the link in my bio. 💫 Including 17 other feel-good breakfast recipes. Just added 3 NEW dishes in the ebook and will be sending the copy to all my newsletter subscribers within the next 24h. 💃🏼 So if you’ve already subscribed, keep an eye on your email, and if you haven’t, head to: http://bit.ly/FreeBrekkieEbook OR follow the link in my bio. Have recieved quite many messages on people missing my In Bed with Vanelja ebook, so thought to re-send it with some bonus recipes. ✨👉🏽And to be sure you don’t miss my emails in the future: Add vanelja@vanelja.com to your email address book, in that way my emails will find you & will not accidentally go to the trash folder etc. 💋 #inbedwithvanelja

14 Jan 2020

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Started the day with nourishing comfort.🧡 Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes. Recipe below! 💫 Another wholesome & delish dish I created for #AtTheHeartOfDiabetes campaign, that is at the moment spreading important information about Type 2 Diabetes strong connections to cardiovascular diseases. Not many people know that T2D relates with heart disease, and also that you can reduce the risk on T2D & heart disease by eating well. Meaning following a regular meal pattern, eating wholesome food, lots of vegetables and good fibers and skipping excess sugar and processed foods. You can read more in Finnish through the link in my bio. Though fast food biz is promoting itself as a cool, carefree option, eating junk is actually far away from sexy. But you know what is sexy? Sweet potato is sexy. Even in the morning, as a brekkie, with her just-woke-up-like-this face smelling all cinnamon & almond butter. 💋 ✨ Loaded Breakfast Sweet Potatoes Serves 2 ✨ 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean On top: coconut yogurt, unsweetened pecan nuts hemp seeds almond butter a few slices of banana, or for example apple + a good dash of ceylon cinnamon Preheat the oven to 425 F / 220 C degrees. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray covered with a baking paper. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork (around 8 times.) Bake for 40-45 mins, until soft. Let cool. Split the tops open with a knife. Add the toppings and enjoy. Pst, plenty of cinnamon is not a bad idea. 👌🏽 Collaboration with @boehringer_ingelheim #attheheartofdiabetes

10 Jan 2020

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✨ GLOBAL VITAMIX BLENDER GIVEAWAY. ✨ Ok, do I have SUCH a treat for you. 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 Everyone who buys our Ebook Bundle through my link (http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja" title="http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja" target="_blank">http://http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja) will automatically enter my giveaway where you can win my all time favorite blender, the one that I always recommend to everyone, the one and only Vitamix Ascent 2300. 💫 (valued 649 € @vitamixsuomi ) I mean what could be a better start for this year than 60 high-quality Ebooks on healthy living and the the best blender out there, brand new Vitamix to prepare your vibrant dishes with?! 🥰 No greater inspiration for a tasty feel-good life than this set, if you ask me. But notice that our bundle is available for only less than 3 days. So click your way to http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja" title="http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja" target="_blank">http://http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja OR follow the link in my bio, get your bundle and you’re in! 👍🏽 And the giveaway is GLOBAL. 🌍💫 Now I wouldn’t tout about this so much if I wouldn’t think this is actually the best book deal out there. 60 brilliant health eBooks for 50 $ (45 €) + FREE access to an online yoga platform The Practice for 3 months AND a chance to win the best blender ever. And babe, if you’ve already purchased our bundle THROUGH MY PERSONAL LINK, you’re automatically in! And if you have our bundle, drop me a comment below and let me know how you’ve liked it so far, what are your favorite ebooks in it, any special recipes, workouts or health tips in it that you’ve liked? Would love to hear your experiences! Or if you’re still wondering whether to get the bundle and have any questions about it, lemme know! (BTW: I’ll share the recipe for this Pink Cacao Dream Cake I’m making in this video on my Stories) ✨Gift by @vitamixsuomi

07 Jan 2020

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Snickers Parfait, anyone? 🤎💫 👉🏽 More healthy comfort in our glorious EBOOK BUNDLE. I’ve had a long break from smoothies, nice creams, chia puddings etc which you know I did A LOT of in my past. Lately I’ve been again strongly pulled towards these smooth lovers, like this parfait here. (BTW: Sharing the recipe on my Stories!) Or the Warm Winter Smoothie from my Dreamy Season eBook (in our eBook bundle too) from which I’ve received tons of amazing feedback. Thank you! 🙏🏽 I’ve personally been super inspired by many eBooks in our bundle, like the ones with winter comfort food and them smoothies + eBooks for personal growth, meal plans & plant-based keto recipes. I’ve shared a lot of info about our bundle in my Stories (check my highlighted post: BUNDLE🎉), but here’s the deal, if you’ve missed it: ✨60 eBooks for 60 USD ( 44,50 EUR) ✨96% SALE (normal price $1300) ✨Over 1000 healthy recipes ✨All vegan, naturally sweetened & mostly gluten-free ✨workouts + nutrition + beauty + meal plans ✨Available until January 9th ⇨ Get yours through the link in my bio or http://bit.ly/HealthBundleVanelja Don’t forget that bundle buyers will also get 3 months FREE training in an online yoga platform The Practice. 🙌🏽🧘🏼‍♀️💞

05 Jan 2020

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Start the new year like a royal. 🌸💫👉🏽 Our ULTIMATE EBOOK BUNDLE is here! 🙌🏽 I am so excited about this launch & happy to share it with you finally. So here it comes. I got to team up with the biggest health food & wellness talents here on Instagram from all around the world to deliver you guys something extremely epic: A hand-picked collection of 60 ebooks & programs designed to help you start eating, feeling, and living better than ever - to help you rock the year 2020. Our collection of 60 ebooks include high-level recipe ebooks, workout routines, lifestyle guides, workbooks + much more. All plant-based, so perfect fit for everyone. There’s also an ebook on overcoming emotional eating, intuitive eating, healing your gut, a manifestation workbook, an effective cleanse (with real food, not just juices), one on getting your period back & keeping your period, plant based weddings & kiddos, switching to natural beauty etc. It’s like your personal health coach, a life coach and a personal trainer all combined that you can download on your phone, computer & iPad and carry with you everywhere. So the bundle has a total of 60 ebooks, which would normally cost $1,332,65 if bought separately, yet you’ll get an almighty 96% discount and will be getting the whole thing for ✨$50✨ (44,50 €) through my personal link found on my bio. So the deal is like nothing else and it’s for 1 week only. Plus there’s a beautiful BONUS: When you buy the bundle you’ll be getting a secret link to get a FREE 3 month access to the legendary yoga platform The Practice (normally $57), where you can practice yoga wherever and whenever you like guided by a professional yoga teacher. One of my personal new year resolutions was to start doing yoga again so I almost teared up when I heard we’ll be getting The Practice included to out bundle. How lucky is that?! So if you wish to get the perfect kick-start for a healthier New Year, click your way to the bundle through the link in my bio, read more & make the new you happen. And remember that this deal is for ONE WEEK only, so don’t wait for too long. Wishing you all beautiful love filled New Year. Today is the perfect moment to start shining.💫

01 Jan 2020

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Let’s toast to the New Year! 💞🍞💫 Filled with joy like nonpareils & love like peanut butter. To symbolize all the success & goodness you wanna attract 2020 try this fun toast cake with all the color & goodies in it: chia jam, coconut whipped cream, banana coins, berries, fruits, PB etc. To be eaten one layer at a time. 👉🏽✨And TOMORROW January 1st I’ma announce something super fun I’ve created with my friends to give you the ultimate kickstart to the New Year, so keep tuned, babes! 😘 #toasttuesday #vanelja #newyearsparty

31 Dec 2019

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Oh hello, Gingerbread Fat Bombs. 👅💫 The recipe & XMAS SALE CODE waiting for you below! ⤵︎ If you’re still wondering how to treat yoself & pamper your loved ones on Holidays, look no further: my Gingerbread truffles are designed for that exact purpose. AND More feel-good food & xmas treats for the Holidays you’ll find from my Dreamy Season ebook, that I just put on a ✨Pre-Christmas Sale✨ for you guys: with the code XMAS you’ll get it now only for 9,90e. 🥳 I hope you’ll enjoy it! Shop link in my bio. Take it easy & enjoy this last week before Christmas to the maximum. ✨ Gingerbread Fat Bombs (Keto, Vegan) makes 12 ✨ Truffles: 2 cups almond flour 3-4 tbsp erythritol, powdered * 1 dropperful liquid stevia 8-10 tbsp local grass fed butter, melted OR IF VEGAN: mild coconut oil, melted 2 tsp ceylon cinnamon ½ tsp powdered ginger ½ tsp cardamom 1 tsp nutmeg Glaze: 5 tbsp erythritol, powdered * 2 tsp water ½ tsp ceylon cinnamon Place all ingredients into a bowl and combine. Taste and add seasoning or sweetness, if desired. Mold into balls. Freeze for 30 mins. Prepare the glaze. Measure the erythritol, cinnamon and water into a small bowl and combine. When the truffles have hardened & cooled a bit, spread about ½ tsp of the glaze on top of each truffle. Sprinkle on some cinnamon. Store in the fridge. *You can make powdered erythritol in a blender by blending erythritol full speed for 10 seconds in a high-speed blender.

16 Dec 2019

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Looking for a Christmas Spirit? Jump with me into a forest bath. 🌲🛁🌲This is where the true calm originates. My father has had this Christmas tradition for nearly all of his life which brilliancy I have only recently deeply understood. When I was growing up I remember him leaving to the forest every Christmas Eve. Heading there early in the morning and spending the whole day alone warming up an old lodge my grandfather had built in the middle of the wilderness in the Northern Finland. He always said he went there to find the Christmas Peace and to appease the forest spirits. And when the evening came he returned home from his solitude and joined us to the Christmas dinner table. I remember that my mother wasn’t too pleased with his tradition as he was always gone for the whole day. And my friends thought it was weird that my father spent the Christmas Eve’s day alone in the forest, while other fathers were preparing ham or doing other christmassy things with their families. I still thought there was something mystical and some super cool independency with his forest excursions. And still do. Something I could now see myself also doing. Because there is no greater healer or a better place to find the calm than the forest. I’ve shared a lot of posts about “forest bathing” on my Stories. Basically meaning walking in the forest, being present and connecting with the calm energy of the woods. Taking deep breaths, smelling the fresh forest air, touching the trees, leaves and soil and listening to the sounds of the forest. This kind of forest bathing, spending time mindfully in the forest has been scientifically proven to improve health. It lowers the heart rate & blood pressure, reduces stress hormone production, boosts immune system, raises creativity and builds happiness. So if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, nervous, overwhelmed or lacking creativity, or if you want to find the Christmas Spirit: Go to the forest. ✨🌲💫

15 Dec 2019