Monday, June 18, 2012

cheers to 7 days of raw goodness


I'm coming out of my frump slump. Remember a week or so ago, when I told you I was feeling puffy, sluggish and well, generally just not summer-ready? Well, I am charting a new course. It took stepping back and prioritizing feeling good. I am far from there yet, but I'm on my way. For me, it took signing up for The Nutrition Mom's "Renew" cleanse, just so I had some accountability and support as I embarked on this about face. Hers was a good jumping off point for me, and it's made me  excited to compile a new binder full of super healthy, and in some cases, raw recipes. For the next 7 days, as part of The Nutrition Mom's program, I am whipping up raw meals. Of course, this won't be a perfect science... in many cases my raw main might be the kids side dish. But, I am excited to make it a healthy, delicious week ahead. I'll post a few highlights this week, and who knows, maybe one or two of these raw recipes will catch your eye, you'll give them  try, and they'll become a part of your "normal" recipe rotation.

p.s. this morning's green smoothie (pictured above): 2 bananas + 1/2 cup mango + 1/2 cup green grapes + a few hearty handfuls of spinach + 2 cups of water + the juice of one lemon... bright green deliciousness 

3 comments:

  1. The smoothie looks so yummy! Any ideas for what to add in there for protein?

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  2. Hi Liz!
    Yes, here are some ideas...
    First, here's a great article about vegan protein sources: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4771/10-Vegan-Sources-of-Protein.html
    Since I am going raw this week, I am focused on my greens, which have protein, so I'm getting some that way. If you want to bump it up, I like to either add Vega One vegan protein powder (http://myvega.com/products/vega-one-shake/features-benefits) which they have at Whole Foods, or I sometimes just put a nice hearty dollop of almond butter in the smoothie. Hope this helps!! Let me know if you have any other questions! And, thanks for taking my kiddos to tennis so I could be on this conference call this afternoon! xo

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  3. Sounds like a great idea for cooking with kids! Thanks for sharing! I'd like to invite you to our party, Fantastic Thursday. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com Hope to see you there!

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