Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gojis and Seeds Snack Balls

1/4 cup goji berries (soaked and drained)
1/4 almonds
1/4 chia seeds
1/4 hemp seeds
3 dates (pitted, soaked, and drained)
pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp coconut oil
drizzle of honey or stevia to taste

roll into cookie balls and freeze or roll out on teflex and slightly dehydrate

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Carrot tops, granny smith apples, and ginger juice.

Carrot tops are just as good as or better than parsley when it comes to juicing.

Raw Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes

Raw Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes

young coconut meat
young coconut water
lemon juice and zest
coconut oil 
cacao butter

sea salt

Process filling in the vitamix, crust in the food processor. Smash into cupcake tins or whatever you have hanging around.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blue Green Protein Smoothie

Blue Green Protein Smoothie

2 scoops Sunwarrior Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tbs Vitamineral Green
1 tbs maca
12 oz hemp milk (water, or almond milk)
1/4 cup blueberries
handful of ice cubes

Blend and enjoy! 

Sunwarrior is my favorite vegan protein powder that I have tried so far.  It blows hemp protein away.  I also love Vitamineral Green for  an overall nutritional addition.  

Saturday, August 21, 2010



1/2 cups of coarsely chopped tomatoes (I used 2 yellow, 1 red tomato)
1 medium/large cucumber
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1 jalapeno pepper
black pepper to taste

Blend the above ingredients well, reserving half of the cucumber for garnish.  I also topped the cold soup with avocado.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Chia Seed Red Sauce

Oil-free, nut-free, raw marinara.

1/4 cup chia seeds
1.5 cups of water
8 pieces of sun dried tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1 red bell or italian sweet pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
a teeny pinch of stevia
black and/or cayenne pepper
soak chia seeds and sundried tomatoes in water for 30 minutes stirring every few minutes. Blend with remaining ingredients and serve over your favorite pasta, kelp noodles, or zucchini noodles.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cucumber Summer Salad

Cucumber Summer Salad

2 cucumbers spiralized
1 cup of sauerkraut
heirloom cherry tomatoes
black sesame seeds
tossed with an asian dressing:
2 tbs agave
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 tsp tamari, soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp sesame or olive oil
black pepper

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Warm Elixir 7-31-10

Cell phone pictures (I was at a stop sign) of my warm elixir this morning.

12 oz gynostemma tea
2 tbs raw cacao powder
1 tbs maca
1 tbs eucommia
1 tbs vitamineral green
1 tbs hemp protein powder
1 tbs coconut oil
dash cinnamon
pinch salt
honey and/or stevia to taste

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lemon Gynostemma Eucommia Elixir

12 oz gynostemma tea 
1 tbs eucommia bark powder available at hyperion herbs
juice from 1/2 lemon
ginger to taste

stevia to taste

Don't brew the gynostemma tea too long, or it will get super bitter.  Blend the above in your vitamix and enjoy warm.  Honey or gojis could be added for a sweeter drink.

Gynostemma is an adaptogenic leaf usually brewed for tea.  I like to mix it with holy basil or goji berries.    Its anti-inflammatory, and high in antioxidants.  It is known as the immortality herb, as drinkers of gynostemma tea live long lives.  

Eucommia bark is famous in Chinese herbalism for nourishing the kidneys and liver, aiding in joint paint specifically in the lower back, knees, and legs, and strengthening the bones.  It also supports the endocrine system and is great for pregnancy.  Eucommia pairs well with reishi or ginseng.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vitamineral Green and Coconut Water

Blend, shake, stir, or whisk 1 tbs of Vitamineral Green with 12oz of young thai coconut water.  (Boxed coconut water will do.)
Good for breakfast or as a way to re-mineralize anytime of day.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sun Chips

Kale on the steps of my back deck.  It's 95+ here lately, so I figured why not maximize the sun's energy?

Destem your kale and massage with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.  Let the sun have fun and enjoy after 4ish hours or until crispy.  If you like your oven instead of the sun you can let your kale marinade at about 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Honey Vanilla Lavender Ice Cream

handful of fresh lavender
2 cups of raw cashews soaked 6+ hours with half of the lavender
only the "meat" from 1 thai coconut
1/4-1/2 cup of local, raw honey to taste
pinch of sea salt
pinch of cinnamon
2 tbs of vanilla extract

soak cashews all day with the lavender.  make a tea with the remaining lavender and cool the water.  steep at least 8oz and combined with soaked and drained cashews (without the lavender unless you're feeling crazy) and the other ingredients in your blender, blend and add to your ice cream maker.  My three favorite smells right now are honey, vanilla, and lavender- inspiration for this creamy treat.  :)

Cantaloupe Blackberry Ginger

8oz of young thai coconut water
1/2 cup cantaloupe
1/4 cup blackberries
thumb sized knob of ginger

so refreshing on a summer day :)