Olenko’s Happy Easter Raw Peach-Carrot Cake 

This cake is all raw, vegan and gluten free. This healthy raw carrot cake is made with pure and natural ingredients. It is a raw carrot cake with peach- cashew frosting, it’s so yummy and very easy to make. I promise you everyone will love it : ) even the Easter Bunny!

Carrot Base:

3 cups organic chopped carrots

1 cup organic walnuts

1 cup organic pitted dates

1 tsp cinnamon powder

Combine all in the food processor until sticks together. In the cake dish sprinkle 2 TBS organic raw buckwheat grouts and 2 TBS organic dry mulberries. Then use about 2/3 of the carrot base and press to the bottom of the cake until smooth. Set the rest aside for the top and make peach-cashew frosting.

 Peach- Cashew Frosting:

1 cup organic cashew ( soaked for 30 min)

2 cups frozen organic peaches

1/2 cup raw coconut water or pure water

Mix all in the Vitamix until smooth. Use half for the layer of the cake, press with fork or spoon until smooth, then add another layer of carrot base mix, press and finish up with the top layer of the peach-carrot frosting. If you want your cake to be more sweet sprinkle more of the mulberries between the layers. Set in the freezer for about 2 hours or overnight. When ready to serve sprinkle some shredded coconut and the top and decorate the cake with spring flowers and enjoy. Happy Easter everyone : )

Olenko’s Wonderfully Raw Coconut Macaroons

5 very ripe organic bananas

2 cups organic cacao powder

3 TBS organic lucuma powder

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of pink Himalayan salt

3 cups fresh coconut meat from Jamaican coconut

1 cup fresh coconut water

4 TBS raw coconut  nectar

5 dates

3 TBS raw buckwheat grouts

shredded coconut as a topping 

Mix all in the Vitamix or food processor accept buckwheat grouts and shredded coconut. In the brownie dish sprinkle some buckwheat grouts, pour the mixture in and sprinkle some shredded coconut with raw cacao powder on the top. Place in the freezer and freeze it for about 2-3 hours until frozen. Take the pieces out and enjoy, transfer the rest of them to a glass container. Store in a freezer for 2 weeks. They are smooth, coconut like and amazing! Enjoy : )

Stressed Out? Get a Massage!

I get a 90 minutes massage once a month but sometimes when I am very stressed out even every 2 weeks. I love massages of any kinds. When I am away on vacation the first place I visit is a spa for my massage.

You can get Korean wet massage, Swedish massage, acupressure massage, massage on a beach or in nature, hot stone massage, there are so many kinds. My favorite is a Chinese massage with food reflexology with herb foot bath and Thai massage. When I visited China I saw massage places everywhere, at the airports, supermarkets even in the parks. When I visited Thailand I had the best massages on the beach under palm trees, they were so incredible.

I also add Young Living essential oils to my massage oils for a therapeutic and healing effects on my body and soul. I go For Chinese Massage in White Plains to

Healthy Massage www.healthymassagewp.com

and to a Thai Spa in Tarrytown www.castlehotelandspa.com/Spa.aspx

Massage Therapy

Therapy is a part of Traditional Chinese medicine which dates back to 2500 BC. According to Traditional Oriental medicine, “Qi” is the essence of life. When “Qi” flows freely in a person’s body the person is in good health. At Healthy Massage, our Massage Therapists use hand techniques to manipulate the various acupressure points and meridian lines throughout the patient’s body in order to stimulate and balance “Qi” in the patient.

Having massage Therapy Treatments on a regular basis can help to improve your immune system and keep you in top form. Massage works to relieve numerous symptoms which include stress, insomnia, poor digestion, menstrual discomfort and muscle pains due to sport injury of car-accident. Massage can reduced pain and reduced stress.

Foot Reflexology

Herbal Foot Bath & Foot Reflexology Treatment is the precious heritage of the Traditional oriental medicine. There are sayings from the classical medical materials: Foot is similar to the root of the tree, the tree dies from the root, and human ages from the foot.

According to modern medical science, the human organs were reflected at the bottom of his feet. If something goes wrong with any organs, it will be reflected at certain parts at the bottom of his feet. To identify and “Massage” these sick spots can generate surprised results.

Special Chinese Herbs for feet bathing

First the patient’s feet are soaked into the herbal water, After feet bathing for some time, the “Massage” of the bottom of patient’s feet is to stimulate the reflective parts of human’s organ on it. And to speed the blood circulation.

“Massage” of patient’s feet could lead to great comfort, and the stress will be greatly relieved, This method is also helpful in the treatment of hypertension, insomnia and disability.

So if you are stressed out go for massage, I promise you you will feel amazing after the massage : ) I am going to get my massage right now!

Life is too short!!! Spend it happy : ) 

We are all so busy, doing, doing, doing something all the time. The more we have, the more we want. The more we have, the more stress we have. But stress is just a word, it doesn’t have the power over us and can’t pull us down and make us sad! So stand up for your life and choose to be happy!!!!

Make sure that every day you find the time just for yourself to be happy. Even for 10 minutes, find the time for YOU!!! You can go for a walk, drink cup of tea, read a book, take a nap, take a walk, practice yoga or ride your bike. Find the time to smell the flowers, look at beautiful sunset, play with your cats or dogs, jump around, dance, sing, paint, draw, cook, smile, dream, meditate, just breath and be happy. Be in the moment, right now and right here! 

The simple moments like this are the best moments in our life! Don’t wait for the perfect time to be happy, don’t wait for others to make you happy!!! You can choose to be happy right now! So start today, start now!!! Life is meant to be simple, easy and fun! Love to you all xoxo

Life is too short!!! Spend it happy : )

We are all so busy, doing, doing, doing something all the time. The more we have, the more we want. The more we have, the more stress we have. But stress is just a word, it doesn’t have the power over us and can’t pull us down and make us sad! So stand up for your life and choose to be happy!!!!

Make sure that every day you find the time just for yourself to be happy. Even for 10 minutes, find the time for YOU!!! You can go for a walk, drink cup of tea, read a book, take a nap, take a walk, practice yoga or ride your bike. Find the time to smell the flowers, look at beautiful sunset, play with your cats or dogs, jump around, dance, sing, paint, draw, cook, smile, dream, meditate, just breath and be happy. Be in the moment, right now and right here!

The simple moments like this are the best moments in our life! Don’t wait for the perfect time to be happy, don’t wait for others to make you happy!!! You can choose to be happy right now! So start today, start now!!! Life is meant to be simple, easy and fun! Love to you all xoxo

What’s For Dinner?

People often say to me “You are so lucky you like to cook, I don’t! ” and another one “I can’t afford organic food, it’s too expensive for me!" but the truth is it doesn’t have to be. I choose to eat organic, fresh, local food every day. I don’t buy pre-made food at delis or supermarkets. I also don’t go out as much anymore because there are not too many vegan and raw food options for me. But the first reason is I love cooking my own food at home. So yes fresh, organic produce is not cheap, but I know what I am eating, I know my food is fresh, 100 % organic and healthy, oil free, salt free, sugar free, gluten free, chemical free and it taste great. Everyone tells me I should open my own restaurant, lol.

Most of the people in America love to go out for dinner and they don’t cook much. But going out is very expensive and you really don’t know for sure what you are eating. Don’t get me wrong going out with friends or family on the weekends or for spacial occasions is ok, but I know so many people who go out every day or buy already made food at fast food places, frozen food that is ready to just go to the microwaves. Food that is not even food, dead, unhealthy, full of ingredients we cant even pronounce! Who wants to live like this? Who wants to eat like this? Not me!

I was raised in Poland, my mom and grandma had gardens and every day we had fresh, homemade food. It wasn’t called organic back then, but it was 100 % natural and full of nutrients. What happened to us? To our society? To humanity? We have so much, we spend money on expensive cars, mansions, toys, computers, technology, exotic vacation, we spend so much time on Facebook, playing computer games, but we eat garbage from the package! Sad : (

If we don’t eat healthy food we will get sick, our children will get obese and we will cover the whole planet Earth with plastic containers and paper bags leftover from our fast food. We need to change! We need to teach our children about gardening and nature. We need to educate ourself where the food is coming from? Are you ready to take a first step?

So I challenge you; start making your own food. You will feel healthy, you will learn something. Start supporting local farmers www.mikesorganicdelivery.com , join organic coop, or plant your garden. You are what you eat! So eat fresh; plenty of organic greens, fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, fresh juices and smoothies. It’s not as hard as you think. For many of my yummy raw, high raw vegan plant base recipes please visit my blog: www.olenkoskitchen.com

Olenko’s Red Quinoa Salad with Edible Flowers

2 cups cooked quinoa

2 TBS fresh beet juice

1 TBS fresh lemon juice

1 TBS chia seed oil

pinch of cumin

pinch of pink Himalayan salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve the quinoa salad with raw carrots, beets, jicama and edible flowers on a bed of mix greens. Enjoy : )

Olenko’s Raw Banana-Sweet Potato Crepes with Carob Filling and Fruits

Crepes:

5 large organic ripe bananas 

2 small organic sweet potatoes (cubed)

1 cup of pure water

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

fresh juice from 1 lime

5 drops of Young Living lemon essential oil (optional )

If you want your crepes more sweet add a little of maple syrup or agave  to your taste. I like my food not to sweet, more fruity : )

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in the Vitamix or other high speed blender. Mix until smooth. Pour batter at time onto nonstick teflon sheets. I made 10 crepes from this recipe. Use a spatula to form smooth circles. Dry in the dehydrator for 5-6 hours on 110 F. Check them and when they are ready peel them carefully. Store them in the fridge and when you want to serve them you can warm them up in the dehydrator. 

Carob Filling:

1/2 cup organic carob powder

5 dates

1/2 cup organic cashews

pinch of cinnamon

1 cup pure water

Mix all in the Vitamix until smooth. Chile in the fridge and when ready to serve the crepes spread the filling inside and on the top. Tastes great with fresh kiwi, blueberries, pears, watermelon and mango on the side. Serve with fresh made watermelon juice. This is amazing as raw dessert or breakfast or brunch. Enjoy : )