Thursday, July 11, 2013

International Raw Food Day!

International Raw Food Day is a great day to try going raw, see what all the fuss is about, why so many people are now using a mostly raw diet (50-80%) in their lifestyles.  If you still haven't signed up to receive all the free goodies click the banner above- it's not too late!

Raw for a Day Menu

Breakfast: Raspberry Lemonade Shake
Lunch: Watermelon Cherry Salad
Dinner: Pea Soup

Dessert: Chocolate Mouse Raspberry Pie

Breakfast:  Raspberry Lemonade Shake

1 banana
1 frozen banana- sliced
4 pkts stevia or agave to taste
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 a lemon- or 1-2 tbsp lemon juice- to taste
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1/4-1/2 C raspberry soak water
1/2 C raspberries

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. This delicious shake is high in antioxidants and vitamin C from the raspberries, and the lemon juice aids digestion and helps flush excess fluids from your body!

Lunch: Watermelon Cherry Salad

1-1/2 C Watermelon cubed
1/2 C pitted cherries
2 handfuls raw oat groats (optional)
1 handful raw almonds
1 handful dried cranberries
1-1/2 tbsp raw chocolate sauce- about 1/2 of the recipe below
            1/4 C coconut oil
            1-1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
            1 pkt stevia

Load your bowl with each ingredient and chow down- it is soo good! It is also great with a pear instead of watermelon! This dish is also full of healthy fats, plenty of protein to keep you going, and water to keep you hydrated on hot summer days!

Dinner: Pea Soup

1 C peas - fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/2 avocado
3/4 C almond milk
1 green onion
1 tbsp white miso
1/8th tsp pepper
1/4 tsp minced garlic

Pour almond milk in blender and add half the peas. Pour the remaining half into your bowl. Place the avocado, white miso, pepper, and minced garlic in the blender. Chop the green onion and place half in the blender. Set aside remaining green onions. Blend the soup till smooth and pour into bowl- be sure to scrape the sides with a spatula- you don't want to miss one delicious drop! Garnish with remaining green onions.

This soup is great because the peas are full of fiber and protein, the avocado makes it super creamy and the healthy fat it contains helps burn fat naturally and so does the miso! Onion and garlic are both great for the heart and blood! Making an all around awesome soup!

Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Pie

1/4 C Ground Walnuts 
1/4 Ground Flax
1/4 C Coconut Flour
1/4 C Oat Groats
2 squirts of agave
1 C sun dates
small dash of water

Grind nuts and seeds in a food processor and mix together in a bowl. After chopping up the sun dates in to pieces, place the dates and the flours into the food processor (a bit at a time if necessary) and give it a good squirt of agave. After processing for a little bit and everything is crumbly, add a dash of water- just a little!- and process until it sticks together. If it doesn't stick add a little more water and if you add too much water add more flour. Once it is sticking together, spread and press evenly into your pie plate.

Chocolate Mouse
1 avocado
3 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 pkts stevia
1/8th tsp salt
2 tbsp agave
1/4 (or more as needed) coconut milk

Place all ingredients into blender and blend until it is smooth and a pudding consistency. Be careful not to add too much milk. Scoop onto pie crust and spread until even.

10 sun dates
1 C berries
1 pkt stevia
 big squirt of agave

In separate bowl have 1-1/2 C berries. Place all above ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add to berries in bowl and mush them together using a hand held pie dough cutter. It should be a jelly/jam consistency. Pour over chocolate mouse and refrigerate until serving. Full of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants this dessert really is a treat!

Have a great International Raw Food Day everyone!!