Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Energizing Food Journal – High Raw

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

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)

2 cups raw organic coconut water post run.

Herbal tea

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Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Organic Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, vegan

 Raw Vegan Gluten-Free Organic Food Journal

~ Pint water

~ 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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Monday, September 17th, 2012

My Raw Vegan Organic Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal


All organic. All raw. All vegan. :)
Quart green juice
Core bar
Handful organic raspberries
Pint hibiscus tea
Quart organic green juice
Core bar
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)
Quart Protein shake (water, hemp seeds, coconut shreds, chia seeds, frozen blueberries, amla powder, camu camu powder, cinnamon, Sun Warrior proteins, cacao nibs, spinach).
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).

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Monday, July 30th, 2012

Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Here are some eats in our home (and pics)…

A High Raw Day

  • 1.5 Quarts Black Juice w coriander oil
  • Core Bar
  • Quart Green Smoothie (peach, strawberries, spinach, parsley, ice water, hemp seeds, cucumber)
  • Vegan burrito
  • Kale salad (avo, ACV, lemon juice, yellow bell pepper, onion, peach, heirloom tomato, dried apricots soaked n diced)
  • Vanilla Mocha Protein Shake
  • Raw Vegan Decadent Chocolate Pudding
  • Quart Black Juice


Grocery Shopping – I get so excited when I’m loading up my cart with so much organic raw goodness. Health Nut Nerd Alert!

Super Nutrient Dense Raw Kale Salad – not shown in pic but that was also added was a bit of raw olive oil, salt, lemon juice, and a peach.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Food Journal (3 days worth)

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

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

July 10

  • Green juice
  • Tea n raw chocolate n Core Defender bar
  • Peach. Protein shake. Raspberries. Cashews.
  • Green juice
  • Salad (romaine, carrot, cucumber, heirloom tomato with Basil Pili Nut Dressing). Core Defender bar. Protein shake.
  • Decaf coffee.
  • Protein shake (there’s this recipe I made and I’m addicted)

Sharing organic strawberries with Kamea

July 11

  • Green juice.
  • Raw chocolate. 2 juicy peaches (1 yellow, 1 white). 4 strawberries.
  • Tempeh Lettuce Tomato sandwich with hummus spread alongside big kale salad.
  • Salad (romaine, carrot, cucumber, heirloom tomato) with Basil Pili Nut Dressing. Core Bar.
  • Protein shake

July 12

  • Green juice. Core Defender bar. Herbal tea.
  • Vegan burrito
  • Raw chocolate
  • Salad (4-ing magic n basil, carrot, cuke, cherry tomatoes). Protein shake.
  • Green smoothie (frozen cherries, pili hemp nut milk, leafy greens).

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Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Food Journal – High Raw

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal

Here is today’s food journal :)

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

Dessert: raw chocolate brownie (here’s a great recipe to try)

Hope you all had a great weekend. Tomorrow, come on back, because I have a great post with goodies about Raw Vegan Transitioning.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Raw Vegan Food Journal. Living Fuel. Motherhood. Running.

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, Motherhood

Hi everyone!

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).

Living Fuel's product line

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Monday, March 26th, 2012

60-Second Raw Nut Milk (VIDEO, Raw Vegan Recipe) & Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, video

Fresh raw nut milks taste delicious, and there’s lots of variety in the nuts or seeds you can use to make them. Plus, they can be used in endless ways…

Earthbound Brazil Nut Milk

  • Drinking it plain – as in a tall glass o’ raw nut milk (add a handful of ice for extra refreshment… mmmm so good).
  • Use in place of water for creamy flavorful raw soups.
  • Super used in fruit or green smoothies. Bonus: it mellows out greens which means you can use less fruit, if desired.
  • Make your next protein shake with raw milk and get an extra boost of performance enhancing nutrients and protein.
  • Great in raw desserts like raw chocolate puddings, raw cheesecake, and raw mousse.
  • 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!

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Dynamic Orange Tomato Dressing (VIDEO, Raw Vegan Recipe) and Food Journal

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, recipe, salad dressing, tomato, vegan, video

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!)

For more great raw vegan recipes, check out my books.

Food Journal 2/28/12 Mostly Raw

Water …. Big bowl of Breakfast Kelp Noodles (my latest recipe)

Water …. Kale salad …. Sandwich from True Food (part raw: avocado, tomato, lettuce and part cooked: bread, hummus, tempeh) …. Raw choc mint pie …. Supplements

Super Spicy n Sweet Green Yogurt Bliss (coconut water, raw vegan yogurt, banana, 1/2 mango, 1/2 habanero, vanilla powder, spinach)

Quart Green juice

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Juicing Delivery Exploding in the Valley! (Plus Food Journals)

by Kristen Suzanne in food journal, green juice

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…

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