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.

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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

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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
salt
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 hello@amazing-apps.se and see if they can figure out what’s wrong.

85 Comments

  • This looks so scrumptious! :) Great idea for fall/winter salad. Thanks for sharing!
  • Heloisa
    What is in the picture 5 ? Leek? Thanks
  • Wow those pictures are amazing! I just found your blog and I'm just sooo impressed - WOW! Amazing pictures, great articles and wonderful design! Keep up the good work! :) All the best, Ju
  • Patti
    Hello, As I only have android, I tried unsuccessfully to buy your ebook. I could not check out. Is there an alternate method to purchase the book? My kind thanks for your time and help. Patti
  • This looks so beautiful, healthy and delicious! I can't wait to make this and try some of your other recipes... Your pictures are great!
  • Helena(FoodForThougt
    Happy new year! This post definitely gives a lot of inspiration to start it the healthy way :) If you have tried every diet and you are interested in changing your entire outlook on diet and nutrition, make sure to check out my blog. I am a Health Psychologist I just started out, so it would mean a lot to me! nutritionpsychology.blogspot.co.uk
  • Alicia
    Hi, I have just received your Green Kitchen Travels book. It looks great, I can't wait to start using it. 2015 has started and as probably lots of other people, I have a goal this year. I think I eat a very healthy diet (mostly thanks to your recipes) but I would like to reduce the amount of carbohydrates / sugar and eat more protein and good fats without putting on weight. As I am vegetarian, I always find it difficult. Any thoughts on this? Happy New Year!
  • Kari B. U.S.
    I made the miso noodle soup with the egg this weekend and loved it!! Love the mini e-book!
  • Pei
    Hi, Love your posts and recipes. Thanks for sharing them via e-book. I've ordered it on New Year's day and haven't gotten it. Wondering what went wrong.
  • I love your efforts.I really like green vegitables. delicious food recipes
  • Asia
    David I've purchased app Lind time ago, we'll both spa, but u can't see clean plan in grid? Is there a chance that there is a mistake?
    • Hi Asia, Here are a few things to try if you can't see the Green & Clean 2015 recipe pack in your Green Kitchen app. 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 can 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 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 apps tab). 5. If it still doesn't show, send an email to our developers hello@amazing-apps.se and see if they can figure out what's wrong. Good luck! David
      • Asia
        David, first of all sorry for weird English previously - iPhone autocorrect. After switching off vegan and gluten free buttons I was able to see and to download new recipes. Thanks ;) A.
  • Brenda
    Purchased your e-book, but did not receive it in my email yet. Please check into order #3196720. Love your website and can't wait to try the new recipes!
  • Kate
    Today I purchased your e-book and wrote a shopping list for ALL the ingredients. Our fridge is full of fruit and veg and we've just eaten a small portion of an absolutely delicious (but gianormous) apple and beetroot salad! Looking forward to eating our way through the book over the next week :-)
  • Rachel
    I would love to get the new recipes. I have recently downloaded the app and have been trying to get the recipes to show up in the grid for purchase the last two days. I have tried toggeling the gluten and vegan options on and off. No luck! Suggestions?
    • Hi Rachel, Here are a few things to try if you can't see the Green & Clean 2015 recipe pack in your app. 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 can 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 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 apps tab). 5. If it still doesn't show, send an email to our developers hello@amazing-apps.se and see if they can figure out what's wrong. Good luck! David
  • Brittany
    Hi, I couldn't wait to get the ebook. Ordered it right after I read this post. The payment has left my bank account but I haven't received the ebook. I was wondering how long it takes to receive the email?
    • Hi Brittany, that is weird. Perhaps there was a typo in your email adress or something like that? Anyway, I'll email you a new link right away. /David
  • goska
    I got your app but still can't buy Green&Clean2015. Why?

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