Layered Rose Hip Mousse and 3am

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2012 | 16 Comments

Right there.

Right between your left fingertip and your heart it lies. Miles and miles of vast possibility-land.

It stretches two times around the earth then to the moon and back. Back to that fingertip and pumping passionate heart of yours.

Do you dare to silence the buzz of structured life and tune in to the possibilities and magic that awaits in that land?

Listen.

I swim around visiting (and pursuing) my various passions. I dive deep into the ”doing” of things I love, always with two spare batteries in the backpack. Many times I have found myself heading to bed at 3am (yes, am) and while Fabian asks me sleepily what time it is I am still high on excitement for all kinds of loved project and not at all worried about next days energy levels or overall health.

But all must be good since I adore my work and connecting with You is such bliss, right? Or can one person listen to their passion too much? I suppose we need to dare to really listen both outside of our passion space and inside that rush. Urgh. Looking myself in the mirror and say ” I trust you” helps, or drop what I’m doing and play wizard in the kitchen for a while. 

So regardless of what kind of flow we are in, those minutes of breathing are vital. Creamy rose hip flavors are grounding so combine them with sitting in front of the fire and all is well.

BIGtime note: If you have a deep desire to do something then it means you have listened and silly numbers on a round metal thingy should not stand in your way, that would just be nuts..

Fun & Fabulous Facts

Rose hip is one of those things that has been used in home remedies for centuries and since I have grown up with plenty of these red gems around me, they feel like a natural go-to superfood. (Rose hip is actually one of the shining stars in my Nordic Superfood Mix soon to be sold here at Earthsprout.com – exciting!).

Over the last few years rose hip has gotten some well deserved attention because of it’s ability to ease the pain of arthritis suffers better than painkillers. As well as being a pretty face, rose hip is one of natures most concentrated sources of the wondrous vitamin c. Together with the amazing content of antioxidants and by aiding hydration, rose hip really works from the inside out. Eating rose hip regularly as a superb superfood will not only reduce inflammation, it will also boost both beauty and energy and deepen your sleep.

I guess this is the dessert for me when I need to crawl to bed a bit earlier than 3am.

Layered Rose Hip-nog Dessert

Moving on to the updated eggnog. It’s now a very hip nog, a Rose hip-nog! You can make it vegan by substituting the honey for coconut sugar (coconut nectar/crystals). This dessert will brighten your day for sure – Go lycopen kick! I have to point this out: if you end up with leftovers, please blend them up and eat as an insanely tasty ice cream.

Makes 4 small glasses of layered dessert

Rose hip-nog
1.5 cup plant based milk of choice
3 tbsp chia seeds
4 tbsp rose hip, powdered
2 tbsp rose hip, dried shells
1 tbsp goji berries
2 tsp raw honey (or coconut sugar)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
a dash of lemon juice

1. Put all ingredients in your blender and blend on very low speed for 5 minutes. Refrigerate.

Base
100 g raw whole Hazelnuts
a pinch of good quality salt

1. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and toast in a dry frying pan on low temperature with the salt.
2. Put the lightly toasted nuts at the bottom of each glass

Creamy topping
3 large organic bananas, chopped and frozen
a pinch of pure vanilla

1. Put the chopped and frozen bananas in a food processor together with the vanilla. Blend until a creamy ice cream is formed.

Arrange
Spoon up the Rose hip-nog ”mousse” onto the hazelnut layer, ad a scoop of ice cream and sprinkle some cinnamon and nuts on top of the creations. Eat and feel nourished because in this moment, you are.

So put on your dancing shoes, listen in and step into that vast land of possibilities. You have the power to take you there, baby!

So if Rose hip is one of my childhood superfoods, what are yours? Did you grow up in a country full of beautiful Maca root, goji berries or grapes? I would love to know (and drool) in the comments.

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°°Elenore°°

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16 Comments

  1. Mary from Sweet Roots
    30 november, 2012

    This looks amazing! I too enjoy rose hips every fall but never ever thought to make such a wonderful concoction!
    Elderberries are another super food that grow around here. I love making an elderberry cobbler every once in a while plus some syrup to sip on throughout the winter.
    Love your site! Quite pleased to have found a blog with such nourishing and heartfelt posts!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      1 december, 2012

      Hi Mary,

      Oh I love elderberries too! Wonderful to hear that you are using those gorgeous superfood berries! Welcome into the Earthsprouty world, friend! <3

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  2. Andreia
    1 december, 2012

    Hi Elenore,

    Honey, you need to slow down hehe
    It´s not funny to wake up Fabian at 3.am :p
    Try to drink Valerian tea at night..it will help you.
    Rose hip..i never tasted! I studied their benefits but i never found that at farmers market or health stores.
    I´m so glad for you! you´re always thinking about developing new recipes and ways to share your knowledge with everybody!
    I´ll be a pharmacist (i´m in 4th year) and i want so much to help people to have a better and healthier life..I´m not an huge synthetic drugs fan – there´re lots of people taking drugs without control or severe disease..that´s not right.
    I want to be helpful..that´s all i want :)
    Kids hate vegetables and love meat and candies..when i was a little girl, i loved vegetables and fruit (specially spinach, broccoli and carrots) and i was so picky when my parents gave me meat or fish! I remember i was always requesting for spinach puree and soup! i´m still crazy for that..vegetables and fruit have been my superheroes!
    In my country we´ve lots of grapes..have you ever tasted Porto wine? :p

    Have a nice weekend*

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  3. Kelly
    1 december, 2012

    What a great recipe<3! I really want to make it, but i can't find rose hip powder or shells. So I had the idea to replace it for something else, do you have ideas?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      1 december, 2012

      Hi Kelly,

      How about your favorite berry .. or fruit or mix of other superfood powders. Use the chia base and play around! Good luck, love!

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  4. Oly
    2 december, 2012

    Oh, Elenore you are such a beautiful fairy dancing around! I just loooove rosehips, I collect them during fall and freeze them after cleaning them, lot of work! They contain all the sweetness of summer and sun. I used to make marmelade of them, now I use them in my smoothies. And what a delightful dish you have made of them. That will absolutely grow into one of my new favorites :-) Have a lovely Sunday, week, month ….

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    • ElenoreEarth
      2 december, 2012

      HI Oly, yes.. I know its such hard work but I agree – so satisfying and beautiful to take care of those babes!

      M-mm rose hip smoothies I love <3

      Big hug°

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  5. undead_q
    3 december, 2012

    Sounds delightful and delectable! I’ve been meaning to try chia pudding, and I haven’t found soy or coconut nogs to my liking. This homemade dish will knock the socks off the traditional nog. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Caitlyn
    3 december, 2012

    Hello lovely,

    I do not mean to spam with this comment. I wrote this comment on another post, however the post was over a year old so I thought perhaps it would get missed there and decided to post it here if that is okay :):

    Hello dear one!
    Sounds delish. I have a question about Irish moss. I tried making a cranberry sauce with it and it tasted like seaweed!! I rinsed it and soaked it. Perhaps not long enough? Any tips? Also how do you make the gel. I’d love to try this recipe but I don’t want it to taste like seaweed.
    Thank you so much. Many blessings to you.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      5 december, 2012

      Hello dearest!

      So.. onto irish moss.. I know that the first time I tried making something with irish moss gel I had an epic fail much like yours.
      I cannot say anything about the particular moss you use but I think mine was a bit bad.

      I bought a new package and tried again. It worked!
      The tricks are the ones you’ve listed:
      Rinse really really well
      Pick out any signs of left over greens from the algaes
      Rinse again
      Soak in pure water
      Blend until the rotation has made the mixture a bit warm.

      Good luck and I hope you will give it a go again!

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      • Caitlyn
        5 december, 2012

        Thank you SO much for your reply! I appreciate it :). I certainly will give it a try again. I wonder if I didn’t soak it long enough…or perhaps it is a bad bag. I didn’t soak it overnight, which I read a lot of people do, perhaps that was the problem?

        In any event, I’ll give it a go again. Have a glorious day!

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  7. Wild Plant Forager
    4 december, 2012

    Elenore, this sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to give these a try. Unfortunately all the chia seeds here in Belgium and in the neighbour counties are sold out, so I’ll probably have to wait some more weeks, but this seems like such a nice thing to eat with a lovely chatting companion.

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  9. Paula- Mitt lilla gröna
    8 december, 2012

    That sounds really good, I love rosehip! Do you pick your own, and how do you dry the shells in that case?

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