Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving morning smoothie

I opened the fridge this morning and pondered what I was going to put into my morning smoothie. A small carton of fresh cranberries caught my eye. What better way to start a Thanksgiving day than with a yummy fresh cranberry smoothie? :)

So here's what I came up with:

-2 kale leaves
-1 cup filtered water (add more as needed)
-1/2 cup cranberries
-2 bananas
-1/4 cup sweet cherries
-1/3 cup blueberries
-1 tsp cinnamon powder
-dash of stevia, to taste
-4 ice cubes

Optional, but these foods add lots of good nutrition, and they don't mess up the flavor:
-1-2 Tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 tsp spirulina

Blend it all up and enjoy!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

And to go with your delicious raw brownies, I give you...

RAW BANANA ICE CREAM!! *sigh* I am in raw dessert heaven right now. I was going to take a picture of the brownies and ice cream together, but...unfortunately...they were eaten before I even had a chance. :D

This "ice cream" has a breath-takingly smooth, creamy texture. Actually, I think the texture is more like frozen yogurt than ice cream, but whatever. It's delicious no matter what you call it. :)

Raw Banana "Ice Cream":

Serves 4
-3-4 frozen bananas
-dash of vanilla extract
-dash of cinnamon
-few drops maple syrup (optional)

Place bananas in food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Add other ingredients and pulse a few more times to blend.

Serve alone or with homemade chocolate syrup (recipe coming up soon) or raw brownies (see previous post).

Enjoy!! I sure did. ;)

Delicious raw brownies!

I am IN LOVE with these moist, rich, chocolatey brownies! They are filling and actually rather nutritious,'s a win-win. :)

Raw Vegan Brownies


1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
1 Tbsp agave nectar (I'm sure honey would work just as well)
-Note: If you're not vegan, add approx 1 Tbsp of raw milk to increase moisture-

1/2 avocado
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder (or less if you want a milder chocolate flavor)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
dash salt
dash cinnamon


1. Food process the brownie ingredients until blended and chunky.
2. Press into a small pan.
3. Put all icing ingredients into blender, and blend on high until smooth.
4. Spread icing over brownies and pop in freezer to set for 1 hr. then cut and put in snack sized baggies.

Oh, and I sprinkled a little coconut sugar on top of the finished brownies to satisfy my ultra sweet tooth. *wink*