February 8, 2012 at 7:46 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , )

Today was rough. The hardest part of only eating raw is that when I work long hours or spend a long time on the road, I can’t just pull over to a subway and grab a quick and easy bite to eat. Although, then I remembered that it’s all possible just need a bit more experience a little time. I wish there was raw food anywhere I go-not just 2 or 3 cities.

Day 8

Breakfast-mango with sesame seeds

  • Fresh Mango slices is good any time of the day! Shake on some HealthForce Maca powder that unleashes a little hint of vanilla then sprinkle some sesame seeds on top….its perfection!

Dessert-I Am bliss!

  • Cafe Gratitude Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie. You can never go wrong with Hazelnut. PS. yes dessert came first. Change it up! Plus, its great for digestion 🙂 I haven’t made it at home yet, but I found the recipe for you! Remember, “You are bliss!”


  1. 1 c. hazelnuts
  2. 1 c. macadamia nuts
  3. ¼ tsp vanilla
  4. 1/8 tsp. salt
  5. 2 ½ ozs. Chopped dates
(can probably replace the macadamia nuts with 1 cup of Living Intentions Sprouted Super Flour, already made)
                    Chocolate Filling

  1. ½ oz. irish moss
  2. 1 ½ cups hazelnut milk*
  3. ¼ c. agave nectar
  4. ¼ cup packed chopped dates
  5. 1/3 c. cacao powder
  6. 2 tsp. vanilla
  7. 1/8 salt
  8. 1 T. + 1 tsp. lecithin
  9. ¼ c. + 2 T. unscented coconut butter (oil)
To make the crust:
In food processer, process nuts, vanilla and salt until crumbly. Add dates while processing till mixture sticks together. Press into a greased, 9”pie plate.To make the filling
Blend rinsed and soaked irish moss w/ ½ cup of the hazelnut milk until very smooth and thick. Add remaining milk, agave, dates, vanilla, salt and cacao powder. Blend till smooth. Add lecithin and coconut oil , blending till incorporated. Pour into crust. Place in fridge/freezer until set (about 1 hour). When set, top pie w/ ½ recipe of meringue. Decorate w/ chopped hazelnuts and cacao nibs.*to make hazelnut milk
In VM, liquefy ¾ cup hazelnuts with 1 ½ cups water. Blend 1-2 minutes, let sit for 10 minutes, then strain using a nut milk bag. Yields 1 ½ cups milk for recipe.


  • Café gratitude is such a fabulous place. Its so sad they cut their menu in half. But they still offer some amazing, creating dishes. I wanted to try something I couldn’t eat at home. (no dehydrator) and thank goodness I tried the Enchilada. It was incredible!! Pour a little bit of their home made hot sauce and it’s perfection.

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