Passion 4 Juice were delighted to support to recently successful Rainbow Serpent Festival in country Victoria. With record numbers and a diverse range of international performers the 4 day event was considered one of the most successful yet. Passion 4 Juice kept punters healthy, happy, energised and dancing longer with the most popular juice being the Immune Booster with Pineapple, ginger, local apples and oranges. The Directors of the festival also were keen to get in on the action, requesting delicious fresh fruit platters for the performers and international DJ's.
Festivals and performers are becoming more health conscious. If you require healthy catering for your next event in Australia or the UK then get in touch. We can supply raw, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten free, sugar free options for all special diets.
Don’t forget try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun, that is what life is about on the coast, where we meet the locals,their friends, family, the homes they live in, the real estate they enjoy and the lives they live.
You can read our feature in Coastal Food For Thought here http://coastfoodforthought.com.au/?p=993
Passion 4 Juice will be joining many lucky people at Wonderlust Festival in Thredbo from 18-21 feb 2016.
We will be joining a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at Thredbo Alpine Village on Mt Kosciuszko, New South Wales, Australia. This will be an experience that will get into our mind, body and soul. Wanderlust is an experience that will leave you different than when you came — with new ideas, new friends, newly-discovered abilities, and greater peace. For more information about this festival click here http://wanderlust.com/festivals/thredbo/experience/
Passion 4 Juice will be offering healthy catering, fresh pressed juices and smoothies at Rainbow Serpent Festival from the 20th January 2016 for the Australia Day Long Weekend. Serving refreshing, organic, locally sourced drinks that will save lives, keep people hydrated and keep them dancing longer. If you are coming to the festival be sure to download our 2 for 1 voucher so yu can shout your mate a free juice. You can download it here. http://www.passion4juice.com/site-files/voucher-for-website.jpg
Food and Beverages from Thailand, Lebanon, Japan, Italy, India and Israel to name a few, and including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and organic dishes, gourmet deserts, chai tea and real, good coffee, and organic juice and smoothies. There is something to feed the hungriest soul and tickle the fussiest taste buds.
Here is a little more about the festival.
Rainbow Serpent Festival has come a long way over the years. From a small gathering in a secluded clearing, to an internationally recongnised, multifaceted weekend of dance, colour, expression and celebration. People now travel from all over the world to Western Victoria to experience what some have said is the best outdoor festival of it’s type in the Southern Hemisphere.
For many of the 10,000 plus people that attend each year, Rainbow has become an institution, and annual reunion, a marker in the year that’s looked forward to for months in advance. For others it’s a fresh discovery of opportunity and escapism, a chance to connect with like minded individuals and to celebrate nature, community and harmony. Perhaps the continued success of Rainbow can be accredited to the broad experiences and opportunities on offer.
No longer just an electronic music festival these days you can expect to experience a unique combination of music, art, performance, spiritual education, relaxation and healing. "While dancing their Dreamings, aborigines spiritually connect themselves to the land and to the Dreamtime. The drumming of feet during the dance draws the earth into dialogue with the dancers, allowing the ceremony to bring the power of the Dreaming to life." The name Rainbow Serpent is distinctly Australian, coming from the Dreamtime creation story told by the traditional owners of the land. Dreamtime stories often vary between aboriginal tribes, however the story of the Rainbow Serpent is special as it is one of the few common to all. The Rainbow Serpent is protector of the land, and the source of all life.
Music has always been a highlight of Rainbow. From the early trance days to the broader musical style of today, one thing Rainbow has never compromised on is the quality of it's acts. With world class décor, roving artistic performances, crazy activities you cant imagine a more exotic sensory mix spread over four days.
You can see more on the website https://www.rainbowserpent.net/
Are you feeling tired all the time? Did you overeat at Christmas? Going raw and eating nutrient dense, wholesome foods will help you feel more energised and ready for the year. Try some of these delicious recipes to help you feel energised, healthy and happy. Get in touch and let me know what you think.
Juices, smoothies and mocktails.
Give the booze a break and try some of these deliious recipes.
Apple Turnover a New Leaf
2 red apples
Thumb of ginger
½ a lemon
Serve over ice with a cinnamon dust
Or why not serve WARM?
Cherry Backwell Smoothie
A handful of overnight soaked almond
Handful frozen black cherries
A few frozen raspberries
A glug of coconut milk
Blend till smooth
Orange and Mango Mojito
4 mint leaves
¼ of a cucumber
Juice 3 oranges and 1 chunk of cucumber
Chop and blend 2 mangos (tinned pulp is ok too)
Blend together without the mint
And chop the mint and sprinkle on the top
Orange and Coconut Tart
Grind all the dry ingredients
Slowly blend the rest of ingredients, add the ground almonds and dry ingredients
Pour into the pasty tart
Decorate the tart with sectioned satsuma
Or decorate with delicious fruits and drizzle with honey
Raspberry and Almond Tart
Grind the almonds and add the coconut oil
Layer on top of pastry
Blend the raspberries with lemon juice, salt, honey and slowly add cranberry juice – make sure it’s not too runny.
Grind the oats in a Thermomix or high speed blender until turned to flour.
Grind the cashews
Then mix together, push the mix into a tart tray, then place in dehydrator for 105 degrees for 3 hours.
Ch ch ch ch cherry Bombs
Thaw and drain cherries and place on mesh screen in dehydrator at 105 for 30 minutes.
Whizz the walnuts and salt in food processor with the S blade until finely ground.
Add the dates and process until the mixture begins to stick together.
Add the vanilla, a few freeze dried raspberries, cacao and carob and process until the powder is mixed in.
Add the water and pulse a few times.
Roll a tablespoon of the dough into a ball. Press your finger into the centre to make a hole. Pop a cherry in the hole and close the hole forming a ball.
Roll in the coconut or freeze dried raspberries! YUM
You can easily mix this recipe up a bit by swapping the cherries for soaked almonds, soaked brazil nuts. But add more freeze dried raspberries.
Easy Raw Vegan Chocolate Sauce
Slowly blend and store in the fridge
Mix in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil, Himalayan rock salt, freshly ground pepper.
You could add:
satsuma and mange toot
sugar snap peas and tarragon
Carrot and Coconut salad
You can either use the dried mango finely chopped or use fresh mango thinly sliced.
Place carrots in the bowl. Pour the coconut milk over and fold in the coconut shavings and mango pieces.
Classic Nut Dressing
Place ingredients in the blender and whizz for 5 seconds
Simple Parsnip and Cauliflower fragrant Rice
Put all the parsnip and cauli in a bowl and slowly fold in the rest of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the sauce:
This is an easy one!!!!!!!!!!! Blend together and place in the fridge for an hour or 3. Drizzle with lemon oil, and sprinkle fresh parsley then serve!
Creamy Avocado and Pine Nut with Zucchini Pasta
Smash avocados, lemon juice, a 2 tables spoons of olive oil with a folk and add finely chopped red onion, parsley, tomatoes and salt. Mix gently.
Spiralize the zucchini and add another sprinkle of salt with sunflower seeds and pine nuts. Dress with more olive oil and lemon juice.
Serve the avocado mix on top of the zucchini.
Raw Nut Roast Burgers with Cranberry Dressing
Soak the nuts overnight and then wiz in a blender with parsley, sage, rosemary, onions and garlic for 10 seconds, Do not blend until a paste, ground them.
Finely chop the walnuts
Blend the avocado and the nut mix together and the walnuts together with a good glug of walnut oil and the salt and ground pepper
Use a deep grease proof dish and parchment and press into. Cover with the parchment.
Soak the cranberries in the lime juice overnight then blend with walnut oil balsamic vinegar and mustard powder
(A Jamie Oliver recipe - inspired this dish)
For the marinade
Tenderise the meat; Rap in cling film and smash it until it starts to become quite thin.
Season the beef fillet really well. A seriously thin the sliced beef so it is almost transparent.
Put the thyme and rosemary in hot water for about 10 seconds to realise the oils and rub over the meat
Strip the leaves from the stalks and chop them up roughly. Sprinkle the thyme over the filleted sliced meat
Then place the beef in a bowl and add all the marinade ingredients
Place in fridge for an hour or so.
Serve with fresh rocket leaves a drizzle of lemon and fresh tarragon
This recipe is from the fantastic Raw Food Chef Russell James and here at Passion 4 Juice we felt you guys needed to know this one.
Hummus and Falafel:
For the tortilla
* Flax meal is flax seeds that have been ground in a coffee grinder or similar, to produce a fine flour.
For the falafel
For the hummus
Optional “roasted” Mediterranean vegetables