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Congratulations Joc! Your name was chosen as the winner of my 22nd Awesome Giveaway. The prize: A $40 Giveaway from Sunlight Blvd. Simply email me with your address so I can get the details sent to you.
When asked, “What do find is the biggest struggle with living a healthy lifestyle?”
Here is what Joc had to say…
“Having the time to prepare diverse allergen-free, mostly raw, foods without reverting to just basic fruit and salad.”
Thanks to everyone for such amazing participation!!!
I get asked all the time about what books I recommend for pregnancy and baby information. I compiled a list on my Green Mommy Blog. They are not necessarily vegan, but most are friendly toward that, as well as natural childbirth. Read more here.
I’m hot today. I wouldn’t usually feel this way yet, but my pregnant body is extra warm. So, what do I do? I’m turning to some refreshing and nutritious raw beverages to keep my body cool and my cells (and baby) nourished. Here are two awesome ones I’m enjoying today!
Cukes On Ice
I’ve been drinking green juice (including plain cucumber juice) for years since going Raw, but I had no idea how fun and refreshing this simple hydrating beverage would be… on ice! Who KNEW!? Simply juice 2-3 cucumbers and pour over ice. (To make this juice extra fast, I used my Breville.) Enjoy and feel the cool!
Sweet Chilly Shake
I whipped this up in my blender because I was hungry, hot, and wanting something super yummy. It had 1.5 cups nut milk (or any plant based milk), couple handfuls of ice, 2.5 bananas, 2 tablespoons flax meal, 2 tablespoons hemp protein powder. This was AWESOME! I’m going to have another one later today.
Whew. Third trimester hormones that make me loopy are setting in. Fatigue from the growing baby inside me effects me from time to time. And, as many of my Facebook friends know, I found the cutest stray puppy who turned out to have a broken leg (poor thing!), is not potty trained (he’s about 8 months old we suspect), and he needs weekly vet care (he’s now wearing a splint for 6-8 weeks in the hope that we can avoid surgery). Did I mention that he needs constant supervision? I’m getting a bit of a head start in my mommy training to say the least. He wants to be by my side all day, and needs to be carried a lot. Needless to say… I’m a tad exhausted – lol. But. He has the sweetest and cutest face. I can’t help but melt every time he looks up at me. We’ve named him Miso.
Meanwhile, my belly is growing, my lower back aches terribly (I’m not sure if it’s from bending over so much to pick up the puppy, my crazy lack of sleep which includes sleeping on the couch many times with Miso in about 2-4 hour increments, the baby pressing on my back, or a combo of everything. My allergies are crazy, too, and that can be tiring in itself. I’m pooped.
But… I’m filled with love and excitement about the last couple of months in my pregnancy (hoping my back improves). And, I’m grateful that we found Miso and saved him from what would most likely have meant death to him (we found him in the desert area of our neighborhood where the hot sun beats down and bobcats, owls, and coyotes roam. The poor little guy couldn’t walk because of his broken leg).
On a raw food note… I’m going through the final edits of my next recipe book. I’m very excited about that! And, I’m working on some other projects (when Miso gives me a five minute break – lol).
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.
Congratulations Elena Gracia! Your name was chosen as the winner of my 21st Awesome Giveaway. The prize: One variety pack of Protein Grenades! Simply email me with your address so I can get the awesome prize sent to you.
When asked, “In which activity would you like a lesson from an expert?” “What are your favorite sources for vegan (i.e., plant-based) protein (raw or not)?”
Here is what Elena Gracia had to say…
Sunwarrior Protein — it’s practically perfect!