blended lemon fennel soup
ok - I’ve been inspired to start posting again… here’s a really simple recipe for Lemon Fennel soup that I just made for lunch.
1 small shallot
1/2 fennel bulb (I included the greens)
2-3 celery stalks
1 lemon (peeled, seeds removed)
1/2 yellow pepper
about an inch of daikon radish.
tsp cocnut vinegar
1/2 tsp coco aminos
3C cold water
- S+P to taste
roughly chop the veggies, mix with water in blender, garnish with parsley. enjoy!
2:40 pm • 5 July 2011
Avocados contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat like that in olive oil, which actually lowers blood cholesterol. Avocados contain 60 percent more potassium than bananas, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure.
Avocados are loaded with glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that damage cells and hasten the aging process. They are rich in fiber, particularly soluble fiber, which helps regulate the body’s use of sugars and lowers blood cholesterol levels. All of which are important for individuals with diabetes.
Avocados are high in vitamin E which can help to maintain healthy skin.
Avocados contain a higher level of lutein than any other fruit. Studies show that a higher intake of carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which often appear together, is related to a reduced risk of cataracts and age-related eye conditions.
The same phytonutrients in avocados that promote eye health, lutein and zeaxanthin are credited with inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer cells.
just read this after posting my chocolate pudding recipe made with avocados…
7:32 pm • 28 February 2011 • 27 notes
here’s a really simple dessert recipe if you’re craving something sweet & chocolatey.
1/2 C carob powder
1/2 C raw cacao powder
sweetner of choice to taste (I like coconut nectar appx 1/4 cup)
just enough water to blend.
add all ingredients to blender, blend until smooth and enjoy! Sometimes I like to serve with sliced fruit like strawberries or bananas.
7:29 pm • 28 February 2011 • 1 note
beautiful weather inspires more raw vegan creations… today is brought to you by this yummy taco salad with cashew sour kream, raw veg nut meat, fresh guac, tomatoes and some dehydrated kale chips over a bed of romaine. Trust me, it tasted better than it looks. :)
2:48 pm • 27 February 2011 • 1 note
I just made the most amazing green smoothie ever! I love cilantro in raw foods but for some reason have never put it in a smoothie. WOW!
giant handful of cilantro, handful of chard, 1 lime, red grapefruit, 1/2-1c of fruit (I would have ideally used pineapple but all I had was mango), dash of cinnamon and dash of Himalayan salt.
8:57 am • 4 February 2011 • 5 notes
I’m not good at recipes. In fact, I actually had one to use but I didn’t really use it. But, this is kind of what I did:
- I soaked some nuts and seeds (almonds, pecans, pumpkin, sunflower) overnight.
- Chopped an apple, made some date paste in the blender and dumped into the food processor with some vanilla bean, coconut nectar, cinnamon, raisins (not really sure if they are raw or not) and some other crap and mixed until smooth, removed and transferred to a large mixing bowl.
- Then I rinsed the nuts and drained well - chopped those up in the food processor and added the nut mixture to mixing bowl.
- I mixed everything together and spread it thin on the teflex sheets dehydrating at 115 for 8 hrs.
- After 8hrs I flipped the mixture onto the mesh sheets and dehydrated for another 12hrs.
- When it was done I crumbled it all up (well, what was left - what’s great about raw foods is you don’t have to wait for them to be cooked until they’re safe to eat) and packaged it away in airtight containers in the fridge. -This should stay crunchy for awhile.
4:10 pm • 11 January 2011 • 1 note