Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Thought I’d put up a quick post with today’s Raw food for us (my husband added a Vega bar, berry flavored and a large protein shake made with 2 scoops Sun Warrior Protein, 1 scoop pea protein, and 2 tablespoons hemp protein powders). Everything is always organic. It was a day of blissful, energizing, Raw, vegan, delicious, and nutritious food.
Banana Carrot Smoothie (3 cups)
Green Smoothie (3 cups): banana, pineapple, Wheat Grass powder
Easy Fresh Salad: 1 avocado, dice;, 15 grape tomatoes, halved; 3 leaves basil, chopped; squeeze fresh lemon juice; tiny pinch each of Himalayan crystal salt and black pepper
Kristen Suzanne’s Harvest Soup (1 1/2 cups (from my book Easy Raw Vegan Holidays)
Handful of pumpkin seeds
Hemp Milk Super Berry Smoothie: 1 cup hemp milk, 1 cup blackberries, 1 cup strawberries
Chopped Veggie Salad Mix: carrot, zucchini, olives, basil, red bell pepper, Sweet Capri Dressing (dressing from my book Easy Raw Vegan Salads & Dressings)
Cinnamon Vanilla Chia Pudding
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
I made a kickin’ dressing for my salad. I say “kickin’” because it has a little spicy kick to it. And, would you believe that this dressing has prunes in it? Personally, I don’t think prunes get the respect they deserve so I’m determined to change that. I use them in dressings, desserts, chopped up on my salads, and just snack on them plain. I love them because they’re not “too” sweet. Step over dates, it’s time for something a little less sweet. Prunes (a dried European plum) have an impressive nutrient profile (one source I found claimed that prunes have more antioxidant activity than any other fruit… more than twice the antioxidant capacity or blueberries!).
The Goods On Prunes:
High in fiber (constipation is not the sexiest topic, but hey, fiber helps reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, among other things, and THAT is sexy!)
Potassium (helps maintain normal blood pressure and heart function)
Iron (better absorbed due to the vitamin C in prunes)
Loads of antioxidants (notably neochlorogenic acid and chlorogenic acid)
And much more
Creamy Kickin’ Dressing
Yield 2 cups
2/3 cup water, or more
1 avocado, pitted and peeled (an amazing, nutrient-packed whole food)
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon Mexican Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Blend until creamy and enjoy this thick, creamy and kickin’ dressing over your next salad or with chopped veggies. It’s sooooo good!
News To Peruse:
Seattle’s Ban on Plastic and Styrofoam
Local TV News Report Orthorexia On The Rise – haha
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