Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today's Smoothie

This is a very simple smoothie to make. I am just using a regular blender. I have not taken the plunge and bought a high powered one yet.
This smoothie has blueberries, mango pieces, banana, an orange, water and a handful of fresh spinach. Just process until it is smooth and blended together.

This is the finished product. Very colorful means lots of vitamins and lots of flavor.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Raw Chocolate Pudding

Meat of 2 coconuts
6 dates
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Blend ingredients in blender or food processor.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Simple Juice

Started today with this very simple juice:

Baby Spinach


Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Got A New Bike!!!

I also got a doggie basket for the new bike. Our Pom is trying it out in this picture.
I am really hoping for some good weather this week. I am excited to try out my new bike and get some fresh air and vitamin D.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Asian Kale

This week seems to be all about kale!

For the dish, I just combine these ingredients to taste and add fresh kale and let it marinade in the fridge for a few hours:

Sesame oil, honey or agave, lemon juice, tamari, garlic and sesame seeds.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kale Chips

I have been hearing a lot about how delicious kale chips are. I had to finally try them out for myself. Ok, I am addicted too. So yummy and very easy to make.

Kale Chips

3/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup tamari
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 clove garlic
1 lemon (juiced)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Wash and break up kale into large pieces (remember, everything shrinks in the dehydrator)
Dehydrate for 4-6 hours and enjoy

Monday, April 12, 2010

Raw Shopping Trip

This is what I purchased today at Whole Foods yesterday. I am also going to finally try the kale chips recipe that I have heard so much about. I will post pictures and the recipe in the next post.

Yay, fresh farmer's market produce is coming soon. Maine is a hard place to find good produce in the cold months.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Simple Breakfast

Strawberries, raisins and sunflower seeds make a very quick and healthy breakfast.
This would also be a great lunchbox treat for your children to take to school.
Kids are naturally drawn to colorful fruit dishes. Do some experimenting at home.
Let them choose between a bowl of sugar filled cereal and this simple bowl of berries.
I bet you will be surprised to see which one they gravitate to!

Some fun nutritional facts for this dish:

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and manganese. They are also a great source of dietary fiber.

Raisins are rich in vitamin A, iron, potassium and selenium.

Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin B and vitamin D is actually stored inside of them.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Turning over a new (lettuce) leaf

I have been neglecting my blogs for quite some time. I have a little extra time in my week right now and I am hoping to give them the attention they deserve.

You may remember my grandbaby Maddy. There is a photo of her posted when this blog was first started. Well, here she is now. Almost three years old and boy does she love her smoothies!