It’s time for a food journal post. I get requests for this quite a bit, and I understand the desire… I love reading about other people’s healthy eats. So, without further ado… here we go.
This stuff rocks the nutrient house.
1 Quart Green Juice with a tablespoon of Vitamineral Green powder stirred in and 4 drops of raw coriander oil- this started my morning off with a bang. I’m a total Green Monster. (I was super pleased to learn that adding the Vitamineral Green powder to my Norwalk pressed green juice hardly altered the flavor. I was expecting to have to chug down my green juice but I barely noticed the green powder addition. That makes me so very happy because by adding some green powder to my potent green juice, well, I just kicked up that nutrition extra big time. I was flying high after drinking it.)
1 Quart Protein Power Smoothie: Protein powders with Cocochia, hemp seeds, spinach, acai powder, cucumber, and berries. I packed in the nutrients for this puppy. Fueling my body with everything it needed.
Core Defender Bar – love these. I have a weird addiction to them and have often had days where I eat two, sometimes three (gasp!), in a day.
1 Quart Green Juice with Greener Grasses and Sun Warrior’s Ormus Supergreens added. I was so elated to learn that mixing a nutrient dense green powder as hardcore as Vitamineral Green into my juice wouldn’t alter the flavor much, that I made a another but used different green powders. Again… it was completely enjoyable. Yeah baby!
Large salad. Homemade Veg and Bean Soup with hemp seeds stirred in. Core Defender Bar (I know, two in one day? Addicted)
~ Quart green juice (my favorite recipe right now: 1 bunch celery, 2 heads broccoli with stems, 3/4 bunch parsley, small pkg cilantro, 1 head romaine, 1 bunch kale, 8 med cucumbers). This yields about a gallon with our Norwalk. This is refreshing and light yet packs a vibrant punch.
~ Raw Chocolate Milk Rasperry Protein Shake (raw chocolate milk from hemp seeds, pili nuts, raw chocolate powder, salt, vanilla, chai spices, and stevia – then added… raspberries, frzn blueberries, spinach, Sun Warrior protein powders, and ice). Plus supplements.
~ Core Bar and cold brewed green tea
~ Large Nourishing Salad Wraps
–> salad: avocado, rosemary, dill, arugula, black pepper, lemon juice, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, shredded cucumber, raw olives.) ALL WRAPPED IN MINERAL-RICH COLLARD GREENS… Plus Raw Onion Bread in it. –> Here’s what I did: I mixed up the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Using a large bowl really helps you toss all the ingredients of everything to ensure it all gets mixed properly and every bite is perfect. I took a collard green and cut off the excess stem. I laid some soft raw homemade onion bread on top of the collard green (if your bread isn’t flexible, then you could crumble it). Then, I topped the onion bread with the bright-n-nourishing salad. Finally, I folded it like a simple taco and ate it.
Two large wraps… those are for me :)
ProTip: I love shredding my cucumber for salads. It makes it juicy, easy to eat, easier on the mouth, and fun.
ProTip: Super nutrient dense collard greens are bitter so a great way to eat them is as a wrap like I detailed above. I have also made a simple wrap with collard green, spread Jem raw sweet almond butter on it and topped with shredded (or minced) apple and/or cucumber. Banana would be great, too.
A family of wraps. Raw vegan organic nutrition.
~ Herbal Beauty Feminine Ginger Tea
~ Quart green juice (same as above)
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Large raw broccoli salad (minced broccoli, chopped cherry tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, arugula, shredded cucumber) with raw cashew butter dressing (cashew butter, lemon juice, tamari, shredded garlic)
Today, I made raw onion bread. Inspired by Kamea’s fondness for onions … I used red onions, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper, flax meal, chia seeds, reduced sodium tamari, lemon juice, olive oil, ground sunflower seeds, ground pumpkin seeds. Our home smells delicious. We get to eat it tomorrow night.
I also used my nut butter machine to make an amazing, smooth, silky, stone ground raw nut butter mixture (brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, and hemp seeds). Talk about well rounded in nutrition using that variety (selenium, iron, zinc, vitamin e, plus more).
As requested by many, here is my recent food journal. Three days worth of delicious, fresh, awesome and nourishing food. On a side note, we took Kamea to a trampoline and tumbling gym today. Wow, it was so fun! I love seeing her smile so much. :)
Delicious fresh salads with creamy raw dressing
Tea n raw chocolate n Core Defender bar
Peach. Protein shake. Raspberries. Cashews.
Salad (romaine, carrot, cucumber, heirloom tomato with Basil Pili Nut Dressing). Core Defender bar. Protein shake.
Protein shake (there’s this recipe I made and I’m addicted)
Breakfast: Herbal tea blend (nettles, raspberry leaf, lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint) and raw chocolate. Yup, I eat raw chocolate for breakfast often, err, I mean, sometimes. I followed that with a Sun Warrior protein shake (my new go-to flavor mix that I’ll blog about soon).
Snack: 2 cups Green Smoothie: kale, pili hemp milk, apple, banana, and celery
Lunch: 1 quart Green Protein Smoothie: spinach, apple, banana, water, ice, and protein powders
Dinner: beans, brown rice, and veggies with more herbal tea to drink
Kamea is taking a nap and I’m feeling energized so I thought I’d share a quick blog post of my food for today. It was a Raw Vegan Day – high energy, nutrient dense, and EASY PEASY for this busy mama.
Before that though, I have FOUR things I want to cover:
1) How many of you have tried Living Fuel products? I’m intrigued. I realize some have vitamin D3, not vegan, but other than that… has anyone tried? Thoughts? I found these two reviews on them. Natural News and Evolving Wellness (she also did a 12-day challenge with it and blogged about it, be sure to check that out too. Lots of good details).
Use on raw granola or any cereal of choice, whether raw or not.
Add to coffee and tea.
The down side to keeping a ready-to-use stash of raw nut milk is that it generally means a routine of soaking, blending, and the dreaded straining in order to make it. Not anymore though! Here is a great way to make raw nut milks that is easy and fast. No straining! So… guess what that means? No excuses!
I’ve really gotten into the video mood, can you tell? Are you enjoying them? Are they useful? I hope so!
In this video I decide to totally wing it and make a dressing I’ve never made, while doing it on camera. My plan was to post the video no matter what because I figured 1) we’d all learn something anyway (I learn a lot from failed recipes) and 2) it’d be kind of funny if the dressing sucked seeing as I was doing it on camera. I still don’t have the ingredients written down so I can’t add them here to the post yet, but I remember… water, oranges, grape tomatoes, garlic, salt, raw almond butter, basil??? I think those are the ingredients. When I find time, I’ll come back and add the ingredient list.
Spoiler alert...Turns out, it was so good! Easy to throw together as you’ll see… and mega fresh. I loved it on fresh lettuce and I also gobbled it up on cauliflower. If a dressing makes you enjoy raw cauliflower, then you know it’s darn good.
Enjoy the show! (By the way, as you know by now I’m still in a video making mode – I suspect I will be for a long time – so check out my popular Cinnamon Brownies post I wrote a while back because I put up a video showing you how easy they are to make here!)
Wow! That’s all I can say! Well, not true… I can say more and I will. :) The valley here in Arizona is exploding with juice maniacs! Let’s just say I’m a tad excited. In the past month I’ve learned about 4 companies that are offering (or will offer) organic raw fresh pressed juice – delivered to your door (and some are planning on store fronts, too). We are one juicy city and I can’t help but take a moment and think about what all of this means? It means something to be sure… times are a changin’. Add to that, Starbucks is planning on offering juice in their coffee bars as well. From what I’ve heard, the juice will be flash pasteurized which is a deal breaker for me, BUT, it’s great to see people taking note of how popular juice is.
So… on to my food journals and speaking of juice delivery…
Hi! I'm a chef, author, homeschooling mom, and I love to eat and cook super healthy food. I'm a former vegan, now real-food omnivore, who enjoys coffee(!), dark chocolate, rebounding, and researching the latest tips for optimal living.