Friday, May 30, 2014

Eat in Season and Save!

It's Mango season raw people! I got 15 mangoes today for .33 cents each! $4.95 people! They aren't quite ripe, but never pass up a good deal! When blessed with great abundance freeze and dehydrate what you can't use right away! It's all about eating what is in season! .. Oh and yes, I know three are missing, I ate the ripe ones already, LOL!

Raw for under $10 a day!

May people are frustrated by the high cost food items that are pushed by many raw gurus out there. I know I was! i almost gave up my raw vegan diet because I simply could not afford to spend nearly $6000 a month on my family that was recommended on one site. 

Well your health is more important than money they say, well yes it is. But what about for those of us who can not afford to spend $40 a day or more on food? Well join me next week as I show you how you can eat a fully raw vegan diet on less than $10 a day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Summer Treat! Raw Pear Carmel Pops

A couple weeks ago I ordered these super cool silicone freezer pop maker things on Amazon. Not that's not actually what they are called. They are made by FoodWorks and I think I may have a new favorite toy for treats for the kids this summer.

I had some fresh organic pears sitting around from Trader Joe's so I decided that they needed to become Ice Pops! I try to keep my recipes simple and quick, because time is not something I have a lot of and these babies fit that bill with only 4 simple ingredients! Bonus prize for today is that this makes exactly just enough to fill all six of these!

Raw Pear Carmel Pops

2 Pears cored and roughly chopped.
6 Raw Medjool Dates (remove pits)
1 1/1 Cups of Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp of Vanilla.
Dash of Sea Salt

Dump it all in the blender and blend until smooth, easy as pie Popsicles!

Fill each silicone container leaving about an inch at the top for expansion and room for the lid.

Pop in your freezer, I found that sticking these between the wires on my fridge shelf worked perfectly!


Strawberry RawColada

I love this little imperfect slightly sunburned strawberry my toddler brought me from our garden patch. I couldn't resist adding it as a garnish to my morning smoothie today! I make my smoothies in huge batches that fill my Vitamix to its abundant brim, so if you want less just cut the recipe in half.

3 Cups Coconut Water 
1/4 Cup Raw Shredded Coconut
1 Banana
3 cups of Frozen Strawberries

Add ingredients to your Vitamix and blend until smooth! Its that simple to make a refreshing smoothie that's perfect energy for your morning! Now me, I'm going to use my Raw energy to take a swim in the pool with my kids! What are you going to do with your day?