RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 5

February 5, 2012 at 11:03 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , )

Its GAME DAY!!! My Boyfriend definitely wasn’t too excited that Superbowl Sunday was going to be missing the pizza’s, pretzels and chili. But with RAW-just have to be creative! So heres to a day of figuring out the art of raw…for game day!

Day 5

Breakfast –Granola w/hemp milk

  • New Flava! Living Intentions Chia Ginger Granola. Has a bit of zest and big bite! Throw in a cup of homemade hemp milk, delicious.

Snack-Zucchini hummus w/carrots

  • Check back on the fabulous recipe from yesterday. It’s good on everything! This is great dip for today.

Dinner-Nachos

  • Yes. Thats right! I made nachos for the big day. And can you believe it? My boyfriend actually liked these cheesy bites! Gotta try this:

                   The ‘Meat’

  1. 3 Carrots
  2. 1  C Living Intentions Ayurvedic Sunflower Seeds (love the spice)
  3. 4 green onions
  4. 1 garlic clove
  5. 1/2 tbsp tomato powder
  6. 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
  7. Cilantro – to taste
  8. Cumin – to taste
  9. Cayenne – to taste
  10. Sea salt – to taste
  11. Splash of Tamari

Process all in food processor

                    The Raw Food Nacho ‘Cheese’

  1. 1 cup cashews
  2. 1/2 yellow pepper
  3. 2 tbsp tamari
  4. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  5. 1 clove garlic
  6. juice from 1/2 lemon
  7. 1/4 turmeric

                    For the Bite

  1. Cut a piece of Romain Lettuce in four bite size pieces
  2. Top with a bit of nacho ‘meat’, ‘cheese’, and garnish it with chopped up tomatoes and avocados
  3. 1 cup cashews
  4. 1 red bell pepper
  5. 1 japaleno
  6. Splash of olive oil
  7. Splash of apple cider vinegar
  8. 2 Tablesppoons nutritional yeast
  9. 1/2 t tumeric
  10. 1/2 t cumin
  11. 2 t paprika
  12. 1/4 t cayenne

Dessert-chocolate goji berry cookies

  • Had a few left and I love them just as much as I did yesterday. Raw cookies-what a dream!
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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 4

February 4, 2012 at 7:35 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Feeling pretty darn good today! I know, its only the 4th day but thats 4 days without all the foods I’m accustom to and all my comfort food. It definitely is a bit tough without having a food processor yet (bought a broken one apparently) and wishing I had a dehydrator to make chips and pizza crust!

Day 4
Living Intentions Acai Berry granola and my homemade hemp milk. Top this with fresh blueberries and it is super delicious! Breakfast-Granola and Hemp Milk

Snack-banana bread

  • Today, my boyfriend and I went hiking and I went to grab an energy bar. Then realized that wasn’t something I could eat anymore. So I took the Go Raw Flax Banana Bread instead. At first, I didn’t quite hang on to the taste but after a few bites, it grew on me.

Snack-Zucchini Hummus

  • Before I started this cleanse, there were about 2-3 containers of hummus in the fridge at once. It’s one of our favorite snack foods. So, I wanted to try to make it raw! You would think that chick peas would be what should go in raw hummus. But chick peas are actually kind of fattening and hard to digest. Thanks to my brother, I now have the most incredible hummus…made from zucchini! Again, I really never liked zucchini, but this was so good, I’m planning to have my fridge stalked with this recipe!
                    Zucchini Hummus
  1. 2-zucchinis
  2. 4-garlic gloves
  3. head of cilantro
  4. 1/3 cup olive oil
  5. 1/2 cup lemon
  6. 3/4 cup tahini
  7. 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  8. 5-10 green olives
  9. spoonful cumin
  10. 1 serrano or japaleno chili
  11. Himalayan salt
  12. ground pepper

This makes a TON so cut this in half if its just 1 person. I eat these by the spoonfuls so was definitely good for me. 🙂

 

Drink-Mango Milk Shake

I’m a huge fan of fruit smoothies. In this one heres what I threw in:

  1. 1 Mango
  2. 2 Clementines
  3. 6 ice cubes
  4. 1/2 Hemp milk
  5. Living Intentions Chia Powder (need to make this a superfood drink of course!)
Throw everything in the blender and put it in till smooth. Even having a few bits of mango is fabulous!

Dinner-Avocado fennel soup w/mango

  • I can’t even put this recipe on here! I finished making this and once I poured it in the bowl, just looking at it I knew this was going to be a bad one. I ate one. Ate 2. By the 5th spoonful, I had to throw it out before I got sick! I’ll have to work on this one. And I definitely won’t put up a pic, might get sick just looking at it lol

Dessert-Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies

  • I couldn’t end the night on a bad note! I can always count on a nice dessert to make me feel better 🙂 Here is an AWESOME recipe and taste fabulous since I’m a total sucker for chocolate. Quick, easy, and yummmy. Thanks to Living Intentions Super Flour recipe I was able to create a goodie that my whole family is eating now! And a Raw flour!? This is perfect. I’m going to be making so much stuff from this cool ingredient since I’m a huge dessert person.

 

Chocolate Goji Berry Cookies

If you like soft and chewy, this is for you! This will be good for about 8-10 cookies

  1. 1 c Living Intentions Super Flour
  2. 1/4 c agave
  3. 1/4 c cacao powder
  4. 1/4 (or less) Goji Berries ground in coffee grinder
  5. 1 soft date, mashed
  6. 1 1/2 tspn Cacao or any nut butter

Put everything in a bowl, knead well, shape and stick in the fridge! I recommend putting these on a Glad clear wrap so it can peel off easier. Enjoy! Soooo good!

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RAW FOOD CLEANSE~DAY 3

February 3, 2012 at 11:44 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Still feeling good about this cleanse. I think whats really carrying me through this is the excitement of creating new and tasty recipes. My friends asked me about this cleanse and wondered what I was going to eat besides a bunch of salads. Well, this is my journey to find out what else there is to this wonderful world of healthy foods.

DAY 3

Breakfast-Cereal with help milk

  • Cereal is definitely something I’m craving. I used to eat it every morning. And people always say to cut out the cereals because its not healthy and is just empty calories. So I was very excited to know that I could still eat my morning bowl of cereal with Living Intentions Cacao Crunch Cereal. (You’ll probably see me having this a few times a week!) The best part with the chocolate flavor is when it soaks in the milk, it gives me chocolate milk!
  • I also made super healthy Hemp Milk in almost 2 minutes! This is a super healthy alternative to regular cow’s milk and was surprisingly quick to make!
  1. 1 c coconut water (for a lil sweeter taste)
  2. 2 c filtered water
  3. 1 c shelled hemp seeds
  4. 2-3 tbsp agave nectar
  5. 1 tspn Vanilla
Throw all this in the blender on high till very, very smooth! (even a minute is fine) Pour this in a sealed jar and it’ll last 3 days 🙂 (good for 2 people)

Lunch-Left over Cauliflower Mash

  • I show that good lovin’ to left overs!

Snack-Epic Kale chips

  • I never thought I would be a fan of kale but I am officially ADDICTED! Blessings Alive and Radiant Foods rocked these! I could easily finish the entire bag of the Quite Cheesy Kale chips! Crazy good.

Dinner-Epic Arugula Pumpkin Seed Pesto Lasagna!

  • This day just keeps getting better. My mom and boyfriend aren’t eating these foods with me but when they tried this dish, they asked me when I was going to make it for them! HA. So good. I’m also not a fan at all of Zucchini, but this is the bomb. I know what I’m making again next week!!
                    Pumpkin Arugula Pesto
  1. 1 c Arugula
  2. 1/3 c Living Intentions Ayurvedic Chili Blend Pumpkin Seeds
  3. 2 garlic gloves
  4. Himalayan salt to taste
  5. 1/4 Sun Dried tomatoes
  6. 2 tbsp tahini
  7. 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  8. Handful of basil
  9. 3 tbsp natural yeast
  10. 1/4 Living Intentions Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy
Put everything in the blender  till creamy
                    Lasagna Layers
  1. Zucchini
  2. Small tomato
  3. Sauerkraut
Take the zucchini and slice into strips. Use a mandoline for thinner pieces but a knife
works well too.  After that, slice a small tomato.  Now you build the lasagna.
  1. Take a few slices of zucchini and place it on the place
  2. Next a tomato slice
  3. Top it with the Sauerkraut and Pesto
  4. Repeat the layers! ( I made 3)
  5. Top with raw cheese (if you’re not vegan)

Today just made me super stoked about what more creations I will make over the next month. If it looks like today, then I will be extremely satisfied. Definitely let me know what you think bout this one. “Cooking” is an invention and an art. Sharing, changing and mixing are all part of the process. And I can’t wait to share these with the world!

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