Last nights dinner was whatever was in the fridge it became Stir Un Fry 🙂
Spiraliser or Juliette/potato peeler
2 sticks celery
1 bag watercress
4 tbsp pine nuts
3 tsp Chinese five spice
1tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp hemp oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp agave nectar
Squeeze of lemon
2 tbsp cashew nuts
Spiralise or slice with peeler the courgettes and carrots.
Marinade courgettes in
Tamari, lemon, salt, half of five spice and agave syrup (honey if you use it)
Put watercress, basil, pine nuts, chilli powder, rest of five spice and hemp oil in food processor until well mixed.
Slice avocado into 4
Put courgette/carrot mix in a bowl
Top with spicy watercress mixture
Finish by topping with cashews, pistachios and avocado.
Shrek Juice today 🙂
If you are thinking “how do I make a green smoothie” yet still not got round to it ? This green smoothie is quick and easy to make. Takes 10 minutes maximum. You get the benefits of a drinking an alkaline, cleansing, filling, comforting, yummy drink! What more could you want ? Yeah I know you could think of a thing or two 🙂 Start by nourishing your body you will soon discover or have already discovered that starting the day with a smoothie really sets you up for a good day!
Your body and bowels will thank you 😉
My quick Green smoothie recipe:
I made my smoothie using half bag kale, 1 banana, 2 apples ,3 oranges juiced 1 grapefruit juiced, 3 tbsp flaxseed, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp raw honey, add water to your desired consistency.
Makes 4 glasses
Whizz up in a blender
Day Three of my spring cleanse.
It’s been a good few days to be honest, I felt like I was overdue for a cleanse, my body is enjoying the feeling of lightness!
This cleanse is one of my own programme’s I’ve devised. This particular one ive used a few times before now and it works well. This time my eldest Daughter whom is 22 and my Partner Jamie have joined me.
I will give a quick rundown of the format of this cleanse.
This is a raw vegan cleanse, I will not eat cooked foods during this time. This cleanse is gentle yet very effective at cleansing the digestive tract and rejuvenating your cells with living foods containing live enzymes.
It’s a gentle start on Day One ease in with two smoothies, raw lunch, herbal tea, lemon water and various Qi gong exercises to stimulate the lymph system.
Day two Two juices, raw lunch, herbal tea (my own blend), minimum of 20 mins exercise enough to raise core temperature.
Day Three liquid only day, warm nut milk with carob, juices, smoothies, water. No tea, no solid food.
Day four 24 hour water fast
Day five ease out of water fast with juices, smoothie and a few herbal teas and two pieces of fruit.
This is a five day cleanse, however I may carry on for longer see how I feel Friday.
Today is Day One of my spring cleanse. This is my own programme I’ve created that I’ve used many times and it works a treat. I will be offering this programme and a few others once my website is up and running 🙂
It was my Vegan/Began/Vulcan or whatever label it is Birthday on the 1st April! Two years! It’s been a journey, a great journey, a tough journey, an enlightening one for sure!
Will be writing in more detail tomorrow. Wanted to let you know I’ve completed day one of my cleanse.
Feeling ok so far 🙂
Here is a some pics from today.
The broccoli was grown at our allotment.
Night night x
Raw nut free chocolate spread
30 grams cacao butter
40 grams coconut oil
40 grams cacao
20 grams sugar
30 grams lucuma
10 grams sun warrior powder (optional)
Sprinkling of Himalayan Rock salt
Melt cacao butter & coconut oil in a double bowl method.
Add dry ingredients once melted
Allow to set
Enjoy on raw oat cookies or out of the jar 🙂
Happy New Year 🙂 I hope 2014 brings you all you wish for and more!
Christmas was fantastic, spent lots of time with my family. We had lots of laughter, too much food and not enough salad!
I’m feeling rather yucky!
It has been a great experience….. Why ? Because without the Yin we do not appreciate the Yang. Check out this video explanation http://youtu.be/0BgThtHsakU
We have to have the opposite to appreciate things.
Without darkness, how would we appreciate the light ?
Without sadness, how would we appreciate happiness ?
Without feeling unwell how would we appreciate feeling well ?
You get the idea 🙂
Its approaching nine years now since I gradually integrated more raw foods, juices and fermented drinks/foods. I have been eating predominantly Raw food living foods for near on two years now! My 2nd Vegan Birthday is coming up on 1st April 🙂
I do not see this bloated, aching body as a negative, I’m not beating myself up! I realise its all part of my journey.
It’s come to show me the polarity of cooked versus raw food diet!
How do I feel ?
I feel bloated, heavy, lethargic, my knees hurt, my ankles ache, I smell different! Yes I smell musty again! When you consume mostly living raw foods you smell fresher! The worst side effect has been constant wind, yes I’ve turned into farty pants. Not attractive really 🙂 I’ve not been sleeping as well and my connection to Spirit is not as strong.
I will not do this again next Christmas, why did I do it this Christmas ? To fit in, laziness, greed, self sabotage to name a few.
Next Christmas I will plan at least a month in advance like I did last year, last Christmas I lost weight.
During Christmas I have remained on a Vulcan, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian diet, I’ve eaten far too many Yin foods(acid forming) such as roast potatoes, nuts and some crisps.
What I’ve realised though is its not what I’ve eaten! Its what I’ve not eaten! I’ve not had enough Yang foods (alkaline forming) such as juices, salads, sprouts or fermented foods/drink.
I didn’t practice my Tai Chi and Qi Qong enough either, Tai Chi oxygenates the blood and is a Yang (alkalising) activity.
I am getting back on track now and feeling better already. I am looking forward to the aching in my knees and ankles to disappear.
I felt 10 years older and that’s not where I want to be.
I will continue to keep you posted on how I’m feeling, will be interesting to see how long it takes for my body to recuperate.
I have some great new Healthy Raw recipes to share, watch this space!
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I decided to make an old favourite of mine Cherry & Almond Flapjack.
I didn’t get as far as dehydrating it as it tastes great just as it is.
This is quick, nutritious with cashew nuts and oats to fill you up. These are perfect as a breakfast or snack bar. Would also be good before or after exercise.
1 cup cashews (ground into powder)
1 cup oats (ground into flour)
7 dates (mixed to a paste in coffee mill)
2 tbsp agave or honey
1 cup cherries seeded and halved
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp almond essence
Mix all ingredients in food processor
until your required consistency (add more oat flour if need be)
Eat straight away or freeze for 2 hours for a firmer bar removing halfway through to cut into bars.
Keeps in fridge for 2 days.
Happy New Year may 2013 be all you need it to be!
We all get the Snack Attack at times. You no the one where you fancy something to eat yet not sure what. You look in the cupboard and nothing leaps out. I got myself a lovely set of glass heart jars, they look pretty on the worktop and are functional. I filled one with a mixture of healthy raw snacks to help fulfil the snack attack! I’ve put a mixture of Goji berries, almonds, hazelnuts, dates, cranberries and cacao nibs. This covers something sweet, something crunchy, something chocolate and all healthy 🙂 try this yourself and share your snack attack mixture with us.
I got up today feeling good. I have been working on the happiness exercises that are included in the program. Its quite interesting thinking about what makes us happy! I have been focusing on small things that make me happy. Moments that make me happy. Feelings and thoughts that make me smile.
Today I had some fruit for breakfast, salad with a few walnuts for lunch and nut sushi for dinner they were scrummy and filling. I couldn’t eat them all so I have saved some for lunch tomorrow. I went to the cinema tonight with my partner, I decided to make myself some raw chocolate to take with me as a treat. I have been craving chocolate for a while now. I made a concious decision to allow myself some as a reward for all my hard work. Its so much nicer when we have the head space to consult our cravings, debate with them and make an informed choice. I made raw chocolate with crushed hazelnuts, I took a small amount in a bag to eat during the film. I put a couple of straws in my bottle of water to make it feel special. One massive lesson I have learnt is the rituals of my eating habits.
If we can change the ritual just slightly each time a new healthier ritual replaces old habits.
I am going to have a Shrek Juice in the morning. I am going to really increase my exercise for this 28 Day Challenge to really kick start my body.