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.


  • Linnea
    Hi! Do you have any plans of making an app for phones other than iPhones? //Linnéa
  • Jessica
    Hej! Köpte e-boken igår mitt på dagen, men jag har fortfarande inte fått någon länk till min mail :( Sparade inte kvittot på köpet, men pengarna har dragits från mitt konto. Har ni möjlighet att skicka en ny länk, eller vem ska jag vända mig till? Nyfiken på recepten! God fortsättning :)
    • Hej Jessica, det ser ut som att du har stavat fel på din emailadress och därför har inte länken kommit fram. Jag skickar en ny till dig nu direkt. /David
  • Ólöf
    Happy new year!!! this recipe pack sounds so nice, I would really like to purchase it. I don´t have the app but last night I tried to purchase it on your temporary e-store but without success. I wonder if your e-store does not accept Icelandic master cards ?? I have never had problems with my card before. Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom and wonderful family stories! look forward to se what you come up with in 2015 best wishes for the new year, Ólöf
    • Hi Ólöf, that's weird. I think it should accept all mastercards regardless of country. Please try again and send me an email if it doesn't work and I'll see if I can fix it. /David
      • Ólöf
        Thank you David! it worked this time!!!
  • goska
    is it still possible to buy Green & Clean 2015?
  • Happy New Year! I just changed my iphone for a samsung and find out you do not have the app for Android :( But thank you for the e-book! I will do that! You should do that for all the recipies on the app, it would be wonderful for the ones using Android! Thanks a lot!!
  • Natasha
    I recently discovered your blog and have been so inspired that I bought both apps yesterday… I then embarked on a baking frenzy last night but was dismayed to see that the measurements are not given in cups on the app, like they are on your blog! This meant that I just went back to using the blog recipes again instead of my stylish new apps, because it is so much easier. Any chance these could be added to the app?… Other than that, I have been grateful for the inspiration and have recommended your blog widely.Thanks...
    • Hi Natasha, Change the language to English (US) in the settings (located in the left top corner of the grid) and you will have all measurements in cups an oz. Enjoy the app and Happy New Year! /Luise
  • Happy New Year, David,Luise + Family! Just sending over a big THANK YOU for your continually inspiring work. These colors! Beautiful as always! x
  • Louise
    Don't worry, just had to turn off the non-vegan toggle!
  • Louise
    hi! Is it available to purchase within the Australian version? I can't seem to find it anywhere and I've closed and reopened the app just to be sure... I hope our lovely city of Sydney is treating you all well. Are you liking the heat?!?!
  • 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!

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