Thursday, January 26, 2012

Deep Blue Secret

Hi Friends!

Today I have another yummalicious smoothie recipe for you. Although it appears to be deep blue in color, this smoothie actually contains not one but TWO green things. Blueberries are so high in antioxidants that their pigment will mask the green color of your drink, which is perfect for folks new to green smoothies, kids, or anyone else that might be put-off by green liquid. :-)

Deep Blue Secret Smoothie

1 navel orange
1 banana (frozen if you want a colder smoothie)
1 cup blueberries (again I like frozen, in this case because you can save money by stocking up on frozen berries when they are on sale)
1 large handful spinach
1 tsp SPIRULINA (let's talk spirulina tomorrow!)
1 cup coconut water
1 cup almond milk

Blend it all up and YUM!

I hope you all enJOY this to work, powered by fruit & greens!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chlorophyll 1

Raw greens and sprouts bring light into our bodies. The photon energy from sunlight gets trapped and condensed by the leaves of plants, therefore green plants are high in photon energy and electrons. Electrons are needed to power our body’s cellular energy metabolism. By eating greens we are powering our body’s production of energy! Greens are ENERGIZING foods!

Put down the Redbull and raise up your green drink. Cheers!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Banana CocoNut Mylk

This morning when I walked to work it was a few degrees below zero, in other words, cold as F*&%! (You know it's REALLY cold when you can no longer breathe through your nose and your teeth hurt down to the roots when you breathe through your mouth :)

And after a day's work in the coolers and freezer, I am still cold. So, instead of a Green Drink I just blended up an AMAZING nut mylk creation which I warmed up a little bit on the stove top. As long as the heat is on low and you remove the mylk when it's warm to the touch, it will still be raw, never having exceeded 100 or so degrees.

If you don't have a nut mylk bag, I suggest purchasing one off of Elaina Love's Pure Joy Planet web store. Google it since I can't get the link function to work :)

The recipe is as follows...

Banana CocoNut Mylk
4 cups fresh almond mylk
2 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon coconut butter
smidgen coconut extract (optional)

To make the almond milk, simply soak 1 cup of raw almonds in purified water for 4 hours or longer, then drain & rinse. Next, put them in the Vitamix (or other blender) along with 4 cups of purified water and blend for about 1 minute. Strain the liquid through the nut mylk bag, removing the pulp.

Transfer your nut mylk back into the blender, add the bananas, coconut butter and coconut extract and blend briefly until smooth.

If you want to heat the mylk up a bit, as described above, go for's most certainly delicious on a cold, cold day!!

Peace yall~

Monday, January 16, 2012

Puggy want a green drink?

A favorite...

Coconut water, chard & spinach, bananas, tahini, flax & ice.

If you haven't experienced tahini my goodness you must! Tahini (sesame seed butter) is delicious in both savory and sweet combos. Most people go the savory route ala hummus, but you should totally give sweet a try. Slather some tahini on a banana, make this smoothie, or better yet use it to make the best raw halva EVER. Tahini is a good source of calcium, iron and protein which all of which are "nutrients of concern" in a vegan diet.

So eat up...Puggy says so.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dream Green

Hello Friends~

On my raw food journey I have fallen in love many times over. It gets my heart a-racing just envisioning last August's tomatoes. Then it was figs and juicy pears, followed by fresh Wisconsin chestnuts, late-season spinach and kale, and now... I dream of mangoes. How wonderful is raw food! So much goodness exists in fruits and vegetables.

But as these foods come and go with the seasons, there has remained one steady source of raw dietary joy-- my daily green drink. The contents of my green drink are ever-changing, the only constant being leafy greens. Usually they are sweet and fruity, but sometimes they're more like a savory green soup.

Green drinks are FUN! They are also energizing, alkalizing, hydrating and health-building. I have so much to share about green drinks and would love to pass on the knowledge, recipes and abundant energy.

So, I have decided get back into the swing of posting on the regular by sharing my love for green drinks. Starting today.

Coconut water, chard, spinach, parsley, banana, pineapple and hemp seeds. love.

Dream Green~