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Home visit: 100% plant-based superfood recipes

Boost body and mind with these simple yet healthy recipe ideas, made from plant-based ingredients that you can grow at home…

Green vegetables and leaves on a wooden chopping board.
Green vegetables and leaves on a wooden chopping board.

Green power juice

Makes approx 1 litre

Ingredients:
• 1 cucumber
• 4 sticks celery
• 5 apples
• 3-4 handfuls spinach
• 2 limes
• Fresh ginger, to taste

Method:

  1. Rinse ingredients and peel the limes.
  2. Run everything through your juicer.
  3. Serve in a glass carafe to show off the rich green colour of the juice.

Layered chia pudding

Makes 4 small glasses

Ingredients:
For the pudding layer:
• 3 tablespoons chia seeds
• 150ml coconut milk
• 100ml unsweetened nut milk, oat milk or water
• 2 drops stevia or 1 tablespoon honey, agave or maple syrup
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
• 1 pinch salt

For the smoothie layer:
• 1 banana
• 200ml raspberries
• 50ml blueberries
• 1-2 tablespoons water

For the bottom layer:
• 4 teaspoons almond butter

Method:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the pudding layer and leave to stand in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Give it a stir every now and then so it doesn’t form clumps.
  2. Mix the smoothie and put it to one side.
  3. Place a teaspoon of almond butter at the bottom of each glass, add a layer of the chia pudding and top with the smoothie.

Raw cashew cream with thyme

Makes one small bowl

Ingredients:
• 400ml raw unsalted cashews
• 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
• 1 pinch salt
• Water as needed, depending on desired consistency
• 1/2 handful fresh thyme

Method:

  1. Soak the cashews in water for at least two hours (the longer the better).
  2. Rinse the cashews and put them in a blender with all the other ingredients.
  3. Blend to a smooth paste, adding water as necessary – a thicker cream works well as a sandwich spread, while a runnier one is great as a dip or with stews and salads.
  4. Flavour your cream with whatever you like – we chose thyme, but you can make it savoury or sweet. From mustard seeds to vanilla, get creative!
  5. Store the cream in a sealed container in the fridge – it will last for about five days.
We want to bust the myth that eating healthily is just carrots and lentils

Mia

‘We made a conscious choice to try to live as healthily as possible and do as little harm to the planet as possible,’ says Jakob. ‘One of the keys was changing the way we ate.’ Jakob’s girlfriend, Mia, was always into healthy eating. Jakob, not so much, until he was diagnosed with cancer a few years back. His treatment was successful, but the ordeal prompted a lifestyle change for them both. Now, Mia and Jakob love nothing better than finding ways to develop exciting, new recipes using organic produce they’ve grown in their home and allotment.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior stylists: Sofie Lawett, Caroline Richter
Photographer: Andrea Papini
Writer: Carmilla Floyd