Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Yay, we’re packing up and going to my mom’s for a little trip. It’s going to be fun and a real opportunity for Nana to bond with Kamea. But GEEZ! So much to pack – lol! So much that we need my mom to come out and help drive the stuff over to her place (stroller, stroller seat, car seat, Kamea’s rocker, big dog, clothes, laptop, work folders, dog stuff, raw foods and snacks, and much more!)
Here is my food journal for yesterday.
Large Protein Smoothie: Water, frozen organic bananas, spinach, sun warrior protein powder, and hemp seeds
Double serving kale salad: This was super delish. It was curly kale, mango, garlic, sprouted sunflower seeds, lemon juice, Himalayan crystal salt, black pepper, and olive oil
2 organic apples
Sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds, goji berries, and raisins
Part Raw / Part Cooked Snack
Carrots and hummus
Part Raw / Part Cooked Dinner
Mexican dinner – rice, black beans, guacamole, wheat tortilla, salsa
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
The other day we were very low on fresh raw food (GASP!), so here is how my day turned out.
banana and two pieces of sprouted whole grain toast
raw granola with rice milk (large bowl)
Sun Warrior protein shake
carrots celery and hummus
quinoa with cooked veggies n fresh mango (large serving)
quinoa with cooked veggies (large serving)
Then, Monday, I found myself in a similar situation. Not as low in raw foods as the other day, but close.
Quart Mango Green Hemp Smoothie (water, ice, powdered ginger, large mango, lots of spinach, hemp seeds and hemp protein powder)
Sprouted whole grain toast
Romaine salad with carrots, apple, coconut vinegar, Herbamere salt, pepper, sprouted sunflower and pumpkin seeds, raisins, goji berries (huge salad)
Mango Green Hemp Smoothie ABC Cookie (umm… okay, here’s the deal. Kamea needed a nap, like pronto. She was being a fuss-meister. She naps best when I’m with her in bed, nursing her. I was hungry and didn’t have time to make a smoothie and drink it, so I ditched the Mango Green Hemp Smoothie I had planned and grabbed an ABC Cookie.)
Carrots and raw almond butter
Frozen Banana Protein Smoothie (1 cup water, 2 frozen bananas, 2T hemp seeds and 1 scoop Sun Warrior brown rice protein powder)
UPDATE: I sent Greg to Whole Foods last night to stock up! So, today is a day full of fresh raw goodness. I made a double batch of organic kale salad with mango and sprouted sunflower seeds. I also have celery, greens, apples, red bell peppers, romaine, and more. Yum!
Sunday, September 12th, 2010
Remember that awesome raw recipe for a delicious sauce I told you about here? Well, I’m going to share the recipe in my next email newsletter, along with another delicious recipe that I just perfected “raw style” from one of my childhood favorites that was cooked. If you’re not signed up, be sure to do so here.
Here is my Sunday High-Raw (All Vegan and organic) food plan:
1 large cup Teeccino
1 large banana smoothie (water, bananas, hemp protein powder, hemp seeds, coconut oil, cinnamon)
1 recipe Indian Mango Soup
1 large romaine salad with cucumber, olives, and dressing (olive oil & coconut vinegar)
Hummus with carrots and cucumbers
1 serving Sun Warrior’s protein powder with water, Greener Grasses, and wakame
1 large bowl of (cooked) quinoa with peas, carrots, and diced avocado
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Hi everyone! Here is the food I had on Sunday.
3 cups Bleh Blackberry Protein Shake
This was not particularly yummy – it was bleh. The result? I plugged-n-chugged! Lol. It had blackberries, sunflower lecithin, Sun Warrior Natural Protein Powder, avocado, agave nectar, vanilla, lucuma, and green powder.
1 Goji Wonder Treat
I had to have something to cover up for the bleh shake so I had one of my Goji Wonder Treats. The recipe is from my soon to be released Raw Vegan Transition book. It worked… the bleh shake was quickly forgotten. ;)
Kelp noodles with _____ Sauce
I’m not a real fan of kelp noodles, but I’ve figured the trick to liking them… giving them a good rinse, then soaking them in water with a little lemon or lime juice, then rinsing again. And, finally, topping them with a rich, creamy sauce.
Hence, ____ Sauce. I made a new recipe and haven’t committed to a name yet, so I’m calling it _____ Sauce for now. And, this sauce? THE BOMB!! It was love at first taste. I was hoping to add it to my Raw Vegan Transitions book, only 6 simple ingredients, but I think I’m too late in the editing and book designing process. Therefore, I guess I’ll just have to publish it HERE on my blog. :) It’s sooooooooooooooo good! It reminds me of a cheese fondue sauce my mom used to make when I was little. Anyway… I served it over the kelp noodles with a diced organic apple.
On facebook, I was told about a different kind of noodle that is supposed to blow kelp noodles out of the water – no pun intended – lol – is that even a pun? They’re Raw Sea Spaghetti from Sirova.com. Have you had them? Do you like? I’m eager to try them.
Toast with _____ Sauce
What can I say? I loved the sauce so much that I had it slathered all over some rye toast.
Romaine Lettuce with chickpeas and Olive Tahini Dressing
Delicious, refreshing, and both my husband and I were licking our plates because the dressing is fantastic. Who wants that recipe?
2 teaspoons green powder with water
I finally found a green powder that I feel comfortable taking while breastfeeding. I’ll blog about it this week.
Kelp noodles with _____ Sauce
Another serving. Yum!
Romaine Lettuce with chickpeas and Olive Tahini Dressing
Another serving. Mmmmmm!
3 cups Banana Finesse
rice milk, bananas, ice, carob and almond extract blended up
A day’s high raw, all vegan, all organic food plan – giving little Kamea lots of nutrition!
Ummm… 1 bite of organic dark chocolate :)
3 cups calorie packed green smoothie
water, ice, spinach, lucuma powder, hemp protein powder, hemp seeds, vanilla, bananas, Sun Warrior Ormus Supergreens (update: I have read that parsley can dry up a mom’s milk supply so I’ll hold off on using too much of this; that means more for my husband and he likes it!)
Curried lentils n rice n sweet potato
I made red lentils with rice and sweet potato and seasoned it with curry powder and soy-free miso
romaine, spinach, apple, cucumber, avocado, red bell pepper, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Himalayan crystal salt
Salt-n-Pepper Snacky Seeds with raisins
Zucchini, carrot, and avocado salad with olive oil, coconut vinegar, Himalayan crystal salt, pepper
Curried lentils n rice n sweet potato
On another note… we are having a great discussion about vaccines over at Green Mommy Blog (come check it out and share your opinion!). I just bought this book, Make an Informed Vaccine Decision. As if I need another, I already have five books on the difficult topic. Although, this one is very recent so I decided to buy it (June 2010). The others I have: The Vaccine Book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children’s Vaccinations, Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, The Parents’ Concise Guide To Childhood Vaccinations, and Mother Warriors.
I loved every bite of food I’ve had today. Well, that’s usually the case since food that is fresh, organic, raw, and even some of it as cooked vegan… all plant-strong foods… are always yummy to me! Partly for the actual taste, but also partly because I’m so happy eating this way. (Read how raw vegan foods changed my life and why I love them so much here.)
So… without further ado… my Saturday eats for this “still” pregnant gal. :) My baby is just chillin’ out in my womb. It must be very comfy in there because I am getting zero indication that the time is coming. I thought baby might have been waiting for Father’s Day, but that is more unlikely with each passing hour (although there is still a chance). Or, perhaps Monkey is waiting for the full moon?
Or, perhaps Monkey wants me to be able to see Eclipse and is holding out until July 1 so that I can do that on June 30? I get chills just seeing that trailer… I can’t wait for the movie – it might just be the best one so far! Team Edward over here at Kristen’s Raw Blog, but I DO LOVE the werewolves!!!
3 cups organic green juice (cucumber and celery)
1/2 organic mini watermelon (waited for this to digest before having blueberries since watermelon should always be eaten alone for optimal digestion)
1 cup organic blueberries
2 cups organic fruity hemp protein smoothie
Thick slice of Manna Organics sprouted bread slathered with organic hummus
Dinner & Dessert
Vegan Chicken Ratatouille (see cooked recipe at bottom of this post)
Organic vegan dark chocolate bar
1/2 organic mini watermelon (same as before… waited for this to digest). Watermelon…. my favorite, is also known as the iron fruit! Read why here!
2 cups organic cherries
The day isn’t over yet… if I’m hungry still later tonight, I’ll probably have a Sun Warrior protein shake of just the powder mixed with water.
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Here’s my organic food plan for today:
Herbal Iced Tea that I drank when taking my supplements and vitamins (prenatals, wheat grass tablets, vitamin k, vegan DHA) – my supplements vary every couple of days and this is what I took today.
Protein Shake (hemp protein, brown rice protein, flax meal)
3 cups green juice (cucumber, celery, kale, romaine)
First Small Lunch
Creamy Green Soup
Second Small Lunch
Red quinoa (cooked) with raw bell pepper and avocado mash and Terriyaki sprouted seeds (Kaia Foods)
Spinach salad with red bell pepper, avocado, coconut vinegar, and (cooked) seiten
2 raw chocolate almond butter truffles
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Wednesday I wasn’t feeling my best, so today I wanted to eat extra clean and a little on the lighter side. I’ve been craving a lot of fruits (especially red fruits, although today’s food in particular isn’t high in red because I already gobbled up the strawberries, raspberries, etc earlier this week).
Protein Shake – 1 scoop Sun Warrior Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder & 1 scoop Garden of Life RAW Protein Powder
Organic pineapple – a whole pineapple – I ate most of it in the morning, the rest in the green smoothie below
Protein bar from GoMacro (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) – I really like these. They’re available at Whole Foods, but I get mine online from Amazon.com by the box so it’s cheaper per bar.
Organic Green Smoothie – small head of romaine lettuce, pineapple, orange
Organic red bell pepper – sometimes I just eat these like an apple
1/2 cup homemade organic raw sauerkraut
Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake!
My day has a nice amount of protein, but I might need more calories. I’ll see how I feel tonight and eat more if needed.
We’ve been spending time at my mom’s on the weekends so we can get little Miso used to being here. He has been loving it. My mom has a small dog and they play non-stop. Here he is sleeping after some hard core playing. :)
I’m super happy because I have one of my best Internet buddies coming to visit little ol’ me! We met, maybe 2 years ago(?), online and we’ve labeled ourselves as soul sistas because we have so much in common. In fact, when I was blonde, we looked like actual sisters. You might know her, she calls herself Girl On Raw. She arrives next weekend. I’m taking her for a fabulous raw lunch, then to Whole Foods for a little shoppy-shop, and then we’re heading to my mom’s to stay the night. I think (if I have the energy) I’ll make her one of my newest recipes Ginger Spice Carrot Cake (to live for!), which will be featured in my new book.
~ 2 cups Teeccino with coconut milk
~ 3 cups Organic Green Smoothie: water, bananas, lemon juice, ginger, spinach (the vitamin C in the ginger and lemon juice help the body to better assimilate the iron in the spinach)
~ Double serving Sun Warrior Brown Rice Protein Shake (getting baby some extra protein)
~ Heirloom lettuce salad with broccoli and carrots topped with Sweet Capri Dressing (my parents love this dressing)
~ Candy Bites (raw)
~ Cashew butter
~ For dinner, I’m making everyone my Vegan Chicken Ratatouille that we’ll have with big salads
~ Dessert? If I’m still hungry… bananas and cashew butter drizzled with raw chocolate sauce – OK, even if I’m not hungry, I suspect I’ll still have this. lol
On another good note… my back has improved! I still have some problems with it (low back pain from pregnancy), but my rockin’ midwife pressed on it and alleviated a lot of the pain so I’ve been having my mom do it for me, too. It’s made so much of a difference. I’ve even been able to get some walking back into my days. Yay!
Quick run down of the food I am having today…
- Raw (homemade) granola buckwheat cereal (Cinnamon Banana Crispies) with organic soy milk
- Dilly Orange Coleslaw with organic tofu cubes on top
- 1 and 2/3 Righteously Raw Caramel Cacao Bars (Yes, almost two whole chocolate bars, which according to the package would be 5 servings – lol – not in my world. YUM! Oh, and I didn’t have it all at once. I had the 2/3 bar and about 2 hours later had the 1 bar)
- Sauerkraut on Hearty Buckwheat Biscuits
- Protein Shake
I’ve not had a huge appetite this week. Perhaps it’s due to my organs getting squished as the baby and my belly(!) grow.