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Beet, Apple, Quinoa & Sprout Salad

Hey, 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 [email protected] and see if they can figure out what’s wrong.


  1. Marieke
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 08:33 | #

    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!

  2. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 09:32 | #

    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!

  3. Mamagralda
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 09:56 | #

    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 price…do you think I still can? Thanks and congratulations!

  4. Mamagralda
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 10:04 | #

    Sorry I forgot to say: Happy New Year!!!!

  5. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 11:09 | #

    Totally agree, we feel like a cleanse after xmas/new year but it’s more important to eat well all year long! The photography for each new recipe looks amazing – need to up my game for my recipes :)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  6. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 11:19 | #

    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

  7. Tina
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 11:35 | #

    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!

  8. Eva
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 12:57 | #

    Is there a promo code? Price is showing as 1.99!

  9. birgit
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 12:58 | #

    happy new year to you and your loved ones
    and all my best wishes
    love your blog
    lg birgit

  10. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 13:05 | #

    Happy New Year!
    Gorgeous recipe, have to try it soon! Thank you!

  11. Sue
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 13:22 | #

    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!

  12. emily
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 14:17 | #

    Wow, all those recipes look so gorgeous and delicious! Off to download the app update now. Can’t wait to try them out.

  13. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 14:19 | #

    It’s time to download your app..
    Happy new year!! ^_^

  14. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 15:48 | #

    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. ;-)

  15. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 15:58 | #

    Beautiful! All the recipes look super delicious. Cant wait to try some of them soon :-)

    Happy New Year!
    Best Camilla

  16. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 16:17 | #

    This is so beautiful and vibrant. Anything that bright must do you good

  17. Sonja
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 16:27 | #

    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 :)

    • Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 21:37 | #

      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.

  18. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 16:59 | #

    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 :)

  19. Claudia
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 17:28 | #

    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.

    • Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 21:49 | #

      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.

      • Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 22:37 | #

        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.

  20. Isabelle
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 18:10 | #

    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!

  21. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 20:08 | #

    Thank you for the wonderful and colourful ideas, and a very happy New Year to you four!

  22. Jean
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 20:08 | #

    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.

    • Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 21:44 | #

      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.

  23. Blanca
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 20:20 | #

    Hi – I’ve tried to download the app but the cost is $4.99. Will this be changed?
    Thank you and happy new year.

  24. Eva
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 22:16 | #

    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.


  25. Eva
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 22:37 | #

    All fixed! It worked when I turned of the option of hiding all gluten recipes.

  26. Jean
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 22:49 | #

    Thanks, Eva. The Clean and Green in-app box showed up when I turned off the toggle for hiding non-vegan recipes.

  27. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 23:06 | #

    what a wonderful thing for 2015! This recipe looks gorgeous. Happy New Year to you and your family! much love – minimalistbaker

  28. Paulina
    Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 23:29 | #

    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!

  29. Posted 1 Jan ’15 at 23:51 | #

    I really love your blog. I just discovered it thanks to your award. Great job and keep posting these great recipes. Great inspiration.

  30. Kris
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 00:39 | #

    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 :)

  31. Louise
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 03:15 | #

    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?!?!

  32. Louise
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 03:24 | #

    Don’t worry, just had to turn off the non-vegan toggle!

  33. Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 08:41 | #

    Happy New Year, David,Luise + Family! Just sending over a big THANK YOU for your continually inspiring work. These colors! Beautiful as always! x

  34. Natasha
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 11:27 | #

    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…

    • Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 13:05 | #

      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!

  35. Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 12:42 | #

    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!!

  36. goska
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 13:31 | #

    is it still possible to buy Green & Clean 2015?

  37. Ólöf
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 14:27 | #

    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

    • Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 15:41 | #

      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.
      [email protected]

      • Ólöf
        Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 16:16 | #

        Thank you David! it worked this time!!!

  38. Jessica
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 15:02 | #

    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 :)

    • Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 15:33 | #

      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.

  39. Linnea
    Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 17:46 | #

    Do you have any plans of making an app for phones other than iPhones?

  40. Posted 2 Jan ’15 at 18:09 | #

    Your photos are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Congrats on the app!

  41. goska
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 00:29 | #

    I got your app but still can’t buy Green&Clean2015. Why?

  42. Brittany
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 01:11 | #

    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?

    • Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 11:52 | #

      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.

  43. Rachel
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 05:15 | #

    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?

    • Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 12:15 | #

      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 [email protected] and see if they can figure out what’s wrong.

      Good luck!

  44. Kate
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 05:19 | #

    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 :-)

  45. Brenda
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 12:57 | #

    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!

  46. Asia
    Posted 3 Jan ’15 at 18:21 | #

    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?

    • Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 12:16 | #

      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 [email protected] and see if they can figure out what’s wrong.

      Good luck!

      • Asia
        Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 16:41 | #

        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 ;)


  47. Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 15:54 | #

    I love your efforts.I really like green vegitables. delicious food recipes

  48. Pei
    Posted 4 Jan ’15 at 22:16 | #


    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.

  49. Kari B. U.S.
    Posted 5 Jan ’15 at 20:47 | #

    I made the miso noodle soup with the egg this weekend and loved it!! Love the mini e-book!

  50. Posted 6 Jan ’15 at 03:57 | #

    I am buying it right now! Can’t wait :)

  51. Alicia
    Posted 7 Jan ’15 at 12:32 | #

    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!

  52. Helena(FoodForThougt
    Posted 7 Jan ’15 at 23:40 | #

    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!


  53. Posted 8 Jan ’15 at 15:36 | #

    Love the recipe ! Yummm

  54. Posted 8 Jan ’15 at 16:41 | #

    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!

  55. Patti
    Posted 9 Jan ’15 at 19:50 | #

    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

  56. Posted 11 Jan ’15 at 19:35 | #

    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,

  57. Heloisa
    Posted 13 Jan ’15 at 17:22 | #

    What is in the picture 5 ? Leek?

  58. Posted 19 Jan ’15 at 12:46 | #

    salad looks fantastic.

  59. Posted 28 Jan ’15 at 12:52 | #

    This looks so scrumptious! :) Great idea for fall/winter salad. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Posted 29 Jan ’15 at 21:31 | #

    This looks so healthy! What a great way to start 2015!

  61. Posted 30 Jan ’15 at 09:55 | #

    Just found your blog and just got to say, the imagery is amazing! Hats off =]

  62. Meg
    Posted 14 Feb ’15 at 07:17 | #

    Just wondering when the other recipes of the food photographed on this post will come out? They look amazing!


  63. Posted 24 Feb ’15 at 02:01 | #

    These look great! I’m always looking for healthy new gluten free recipe ideas and these look delicious. Can’t wait to try!

  64. Posted 24 Feb ’15 at 19:57 | #

    I have not started the year right… There was the Kings cake, my birthday, my Dad’s birthday, my son’s birthday, well, impossible to start the year right at home. Result: 3 extra kilos since Christmas (thanks chocolates!). I’ve decided to be reasonable from March until These awful kilos are gone and mixed salad recipe will be a great help, thank you!

  65. Ari
    Posted 25 Feb ’15 at 05:07 | #

    I just downloaded the app and it is so great! Just one question though – does the cashew cheese melt? Can it be a substitute for cheese in other recipes such as the Spinach & Quinoa Patties or Root & Spinach Frittata?

    • Posted 26 Feb ’15 at 22:27 | #

      Hi Ari, no cashew cheese doesn’t melt. It’s great served cold in a salad or on a cracker.

  66. Posted 23 Apr ’15 at 13:07 | #

    This is a great way to keep our bodies clean. Thanks for sharing this lovely post <3

  67. Mary
    Posted 2 Jan ’16 at 10:32 | #


    I just bought it within the app, but the problem is once I bought it the recipes just merged with the rest if the app so now I don’t know which ones were the ones from Green and Clean. Is there a list somewhere, or a way within the app to separate those ones out?


  68. Lisa Power-Mirfin
    Posted 19 Dec ’18 at 06:35 | #


    Would a coconut yoghurt work with these flavours in replace of the cashew cheese? Looking for a nut-free, dairy-free alternative.


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