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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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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February 2, 2012 at 11:50 am (Raw Food) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I’m on day 2 and ready to start creating! During the work day, it’ll be a bit more tough to do much but dinner will be my first real creation! For today, I’m hoping I can make something that fills me up this time. 


Breakfast-Left over smoothie with acai blueberry cereal added

  • I’m a fan of left overs. If you’re not hungry…then don’t finish it! Just pop it in a jar or closed container and eat it up the next day 🙂 So I got a little creative. Instead of milk, I took my left over smoothie from yesterday and added Living Intentions Acai Blueberry Cereal. Created some great flavor and texture!

Drink-Coconut water

  • Whether you’re a raw foodist, health nut or love your junk food, who can resist a nice cold glass of coconut water with pulp!


  • Fresh diced mango and a glass of coconut water….felt like I was back on the beaches of Thailand. Sandy white beaches in my living room!


  • Easy and quick…a salad is always nice. Throw on some onions, cucumber, sweet bell peppers, Zukay Raw Sweet Onion Basil salad dressing. Top off with Living Intentions Gone Nuts! Rosemary Garlic and Living Intentions Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy. And don’t forget some fresh blueberries for a nice sweet taste. Pretty good!

Dinner-Cauliflower Mash + Mushroom Gravy

  • I love mashed potatoes! So having an alternative is crucial. Check out this bomb recipe.
  1. 3 c Cauliflower broken to small piece
  2. 1/4 cup avocado
  3. 1 minced Garlic
  4. 1/8 c lemon juice
  5. 1 tbls olive oil
  6. 2 tspn sage
  7. Living Intentions  Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy (as much as you like)
  8. 1/4 c Living Intentions Ayurvedic Chili Blend Sprouted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds.  (added for spiciness and crunch)
Put everything in a food processor till smooth (or texture you like)
  1. 1/8 c Olive Oil
  2. 2 small mushrooms
  3. 1/4 Filtered water
  4. 1 tspn Apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 small minced garlic
  6. Himalayan salt (to taste)
Put everything in the blender till smooth.
I put the mash in a bowl, poured on the gravy and topped with some small cucumber slices. Then  have a side “slice” of Raw Mineral Rich Crust by Mauk Family Farms. Lots of taste so I drank it with some coconut water…perfect to wash it all down with 🙂 My family tried it and definitely like it.
Dessert-Don’t forget some nice sweets to finish off a great dinner!
  • Super nice Lemon & Coconut by Cafe Gratitude (YES! they make package cookies!) Sitting down with a perfect cup of tea and raw honey. Not too shabby.
This was definitely a delicious day. Hopefully getting the hang of this! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Day 2~Winning 🙂

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