Beet, Apple, Quinoa & Sprout Salad

gks_green_clean_2015Hey, happy new year everyone! Today we are excited to share this little project that we have been working on. It’s a whole bunch of new recipes including the delicious salad on the photo above. Before we tell you more about the recipes, let us just quickly share some thoughts behind them. Most people want to start the year by eating fresh, right. But getting a healthy start of the year doesn’t mean that you have to go through a full detox. Sure, it can be great if you really feel like you need a complete cleanse, but we believe that it is even more important to focus on eating balanced throughout the year and then just increasing your intake of health boosting ingredients after the holiday season. When you live up in the northern parts of the world, the thought of restricting yourself to only drinking juices and eating raw meals during the coldest season of the year can seem quite difficult for most people.

So we have created a recipe pack for our Green Kitchen app with 14 new and exclusive recipes that focuses on health and getting a fresh start of the year without having to feel like you are on a strict diet. We have worked with nourishing combinations of ingredients that are good for your body and taste delicious. Our recipes are not focused on being low fat or counting calories, we instead encourage healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and plant based proteins that your body needs. There are juices, smoothies, sides and salads in there, but also some warm meals and a soup.

All recipes are gluten free and vegetarian and most of them are vegan or have vegan options.

Here is a little preview of all the recipes.


We have put a lot of love, time and effort into developing and testing these recipes, so we decided to sell them inside the app. If you have the app, there should be a new box with more info at the top of the grid. The price is $1.99 but we are giving it away for only 99 cents now during the first 24 hours of the new year. We always get the question about creating an Android version and the answer is that we are planning on doing it, but it’s just a different world to Apple nerds like us. So we keep pushing it forward. We are so sorry that it’s taking such time.

We have however come up with a temporary solution for those of you that don’t have an ipad or iphone but still would like to try these particular recipes. We have gathered them in a mini recipe e-book that is available to purchase here in our temporary e-store


To give you a preview, we are also sharing one of the recipes here today. It’s a beet, apple & quinoa salad that we have made perhaps a quadrillion times throughout the years, but for some strange reason it hasn’t made its appearance here until now. Beets and apples are shredded raw and they add both flavour, texture and sweetness to the quinoa. The beets also give the quinoa a beautiful red purple colour. It’s quick, simple and very easy to vary. You could add some tofu, tempeh or roasted vegetables to the salad if you want it even more nourishing.

Have a happy, healthy and delicious 2015!

Beet, Apple, Quinoa & Sprout Salad
Serves 4

1 cup / 190 g / 250 ml uncooked quinoa (preferably soaked)
2 cups / 500 ml water
4 raw beetroots
2 apples
1 handful lettuce, rinsed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
black pepper

Serve with
1 handful mixed sprouts
a few dollops labneh or Cashew “Cheese” (both recipes are included in the bundle)
1 small handful almonds or sunflower seeds, coarsely chopped

Cooking the quinoa: Place rinsed quinoa, water and a pinch of salt in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a bare simmer and let gently cook for about 15 minutes, or until you see small tails on the quinoa seeds. Set aside to cool in a large mixing bowl.

Making the salad: Peel and grate the beetroots and the apples on the coarse side of a box grater. Combine lettuce, quinoa, beetroots and apples in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and give it a good toss with your hands. Serve in bowls with sprouts and a dollop of labneh or cashew cheese.

Update! Some people are having trouble finding the recipe pack in their app. Here are a few things you can try to make it visible:

1. You need to have iOS7 or iOS8 installed on your device to for the latest updates to work, so that’s the first thing you want to double check.
2. You need to switch off the gluten free and vegan settings temporarily to see the new recipe pack (we will fix this issue in the next update).
3. Also make sure that your device is connected to internet when you start the app otherwise it won’t find the recipe pack.
4. Try restarting the app (not just closing it but also quitting it by double tapping on the home button and swiping up the Green Kitchen tab).
5. If it still doesn’t show, send an email to our developers and see if they can figure out what’s wrong.


  • Kris
    Thank you so much for all you do, I really love your recipes and videos which are not only healthy, but beautiful and original as well! I have one question for you--do you know anything about dragon fruit and if it is ok to eat the pink outer part of a white-centered dragon fruit? I see such conflicting opinions on this on the web. Have a wonderful New Year, I am looking forward to trying all your great new recipes! Love your App too :)
  • I really love your blog. I just discovered it thanks to your award. Great job and keep posting these great recipes. Great inspiration.
  • Paulina
    Hey! Happy New Year! That salad look fantastic. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I live in Santiago, Chile and I got your Green Kitchen Travels for Christmas. It's brilliant!
  • what a wonderful thing for 2015! This recipe looks gorgeous. Happy New Year to you and your family! much love - minimalistbaker
  • Jean
    Thanks, Eva. The Clean and Green in-app box showed up when I turned off the toggle for hiding non-vegan recipes.
  • Eva
    All fixed! It worked when I turned of the option of hiding all gluten recipes.
  • Eva
    Hi, I have the app but can't find a way to buy the Clean & Green recipes. I have opened the app several times during the day but no luck. /eva
  • Blanca
    Hi - I've tried to download the app but the cost is $4.99. Will this be changed? Thank you and happy new year.
  • Jean
    I just purchased the app. How do I make the in-app purchase? Sorry: I don't use a lot of apps. I looked on the index pages, the settings, and the information page, and I don't see an option to buy the Clean and Green add on. Thanks.
    • Hi Jean, it should appear at the top of the recipe grid inside the app. It might take a short while before it appears after you have bought the app, but let me know if you still haven't found it. /David
  • Thank you for the wonderful and colourful ideas, and a very happy New Year to you four!
  • Isabelle
    Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you very much for this wonderful small collection of delicious recipes! And it's also a feast for the eyes! What a great start in the new year! I'm really looking forward to trying all of the recipes. I wish you a lot of inspiration for this year and I hope you will surprise us with many new creations!
  • Claudia
    ive just purchased your book and after it downloaded I remembered why I didn't do it before. The app is very nice and easy to use, pictures are beautiful. I eat predominately vegan (no dairy or eggs) and pulling up recipes marked as vegan that contain eggs and cheese? The cheese has a tofu substitute but the eggs are vegan? With no suggestion as to what use instead? Sorry, but this is deceiving and disappointing.
    • Hi Claudia, Could I ask which recipe in the app you are referring to? We would only mark a non-vegan recipe as vegan inside the app if we have listed a vegan alternative (eggs included). Unless we have perhaps made a mistake somewhere? Let me know and we will take care of it. Our general way to replace an egg in baked goods is by mixing 1 tbsp ground chia seeds with 3 tbsp water and let it set for 10 minutes until it forms a gloopy egg yolk like texture. If it's cooked or fried egg, I would probably just omit it from the recipe. /David
      • I believe Claudia is referring to the "beetroot & sheep cheese burger". Well, I also noticed the tiny mistake but the app is wonderful nonetheless, I'm not at all deceived nor disappointed ;-) Thank you Luise & David.
  • Just purchased the e-book. I kinda like the New Year spirit because I think it is just a nice opportunity to check in and focus (even though it can´t hurt to do that throughout the year as well). So I am really looking forward to discovering some new healthy recipes to kick the year off right! By the way I like the small price cause almost everybody can afford it but it is still a chance for us to show that we appreciate you. Happy New Year everyone :)
  • Sonja
    Hi I would like to buy this new recipe bundle. I am at the Canadian App store,on your page and this new bundle is not listed. I see the Healthy Recipes and Healthy Desserts Bundles but not this one - Help please :)
    • Hi Sonja. If you have the Green Kitchen App, the recipe pack will be available to purchase once you open it. There should be a box the says Green & Clean 2015 at the top of the grid. /David
  • This is so beautiful and vibrant. Anything that bright must do you good
  • Beautiful! All the recipes look super delicious. Cant wait to try some of them soon :-) Happy New Year! Best Camilla
  • What a lovely looking collection of cleansing recipes. I can definitely see how much love you've put into this project. And I couldn't agree more with your perspectives on clean eating. Ironically I've written very similar thoughts for an upcoming post. ;-)
  • emily
    Wow, all those recipes look so gorgeous and delicious! Off to download the app update now. Can't wait to try them out.
  • Sue
    Just had a Green Kitchen Stories New Year's Eve with 2 cakes from your Green Kitchen Travels cookbook after chanting and meditating until midnight with our friends. The Torta di Ricotta e Polenta cake was fabulous. But I had trouble with the No-Flour Chocolate Cake which after 1 hour 10 minutes at 180 degrees came out really dry. So we cut a layer of off the top and I added some more orange juice. I think it might be better cooking it for maybe just 55 minutes - so I will try it again! Thank you for all your fabulous recipes, we hardly eat anything else now!
  • Happy New Year! Gorgeous recipe, have to try it soon! Thank you!
  • birgit
    happy new year to you and your loved ones and all my best wishes love your blog lg birgit
  • Eva
    Is there a promo code? Price is showing as 1.99!
  • Tina
    This is great!!! I also live in a cold place!! Not great for smoothies in the winter. How can I get the ebook for 99 cents, is there a Promo Code?? Be blessed!
  • This looks wonderful, I love the way beetroot turns everything pink! Gosh I forgot about getting your app, but now with these new recipes I have to download it! Love the look of the stuffed avocado... wonder whats inside? ;-) With love xx
  • Mamagralda
    Sorry I forgot to say: Happy New Year!!!!
  • Mamagralda
    Hi I discovered you at the beginning of December, as we are approaching an healthier life style since september, and I red about all your life in all your posts! You are fantastic!! I clicked on " green kitchen app" but the price showed was 4.99 I wanted to take advantage of the very tempting new year you think I still can? Thanks and congratulations!
  • This looks so wonderful and what a great balance of flavours!! Definitely going to check out the e-book! Have a wonderful 2015, I'm excited to see what comes your way!
  • Marieke
    This was just what I needed, thank you! I am going to buy it as soon as possible! ;) Happy New Year, may we enjoy a lot of healthy food in 2015!

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