Thursday, June 21, 2012

highlights from raw day 4

Today was blazing hot in CT, and I had to do a ridiculous amount of driving two kids two different places the bulk of the day. Honestly, I was pretty thankful to do doing this raw eating week because the alternative would have most definitely involved less than stellar food from the snack bar, or mindless grabbing of things to tide me over from our snack drawer. Instead, I ate well. Really well, in fact...

a green smoothie made with 1 banana + 6 or so big organic strawberries + a few handfuls of organic spinach + 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed + 11 oz. 100% pure coconut water

Here's a deal though: some days, the smoothies come out really pretty. Other days they come out downright nasty looking. Needless to say, appearances can be deceiving. So, I have a new deal with my children: trust mom. Take the first sip with your eyes closed, and then tell me whether you like it.

Chia pudding (which I'd made a few days ago and completely forgotten about... actually the darn stuff was taking so long to gel up that I think I'd given up hope) with fresh berries for a quick lunch in between taking a fabulous long walk and driving the kids here and there.

An afternoon snack of these cucumber boats with homemade sun dried tomato-cashew-pine nut pesto that I am totally digging... and the kids are too. Who doesn't love food you can pick up with your hands?

And, last but certainly not least, this amazing green gazpacho I concocted with what I had on hand... in mere minutes. I have a crush on this gazpacho.


  1. Everything looks good especially the smoothies. And I do agree that the looks on smoothies can be deceiving but once you taste it all you can say is WOW. thanks for the recipe. Is this your own recipe?

  2. recipe would be a strong word when it comes to smoothies, haha! i just kind of eyeball ingredients, and use what I have on hand. i like "greener" smoothies, but my children prefer more of a 1/2 to 1/2 ratio greens to fruit....

  3. AnonymousJune 26, 2012

    I make a smoothie like the one you've described (tho instead of coconut water, I usually use orange juice and ice), but I also include blueberries, wheat germ, cinnamon, a tiny bit of vanilla, sometimes yogurt or tofu.... it's all good. I explain the green coloring as "blue blueberries plus yellow banana makes a green smoothie of course!" and my kids by it. very interested in reading more of your blog (thanks, Forbes!)

  4. your smoothie sound delicious and I absolutely LOVE your way of describing it to your kids. classic!!


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