Great responses to the Organic vs Conventional topic, and I’m honored so many of you were interested in receiving the report from me. Hope you like it!
Detox is still going well, although I really should indulge more in meditating & Yoga! I haven’t had the motivation to go take a class for some time now and I’m still a bit intimidated by doing random Yoga poses by myself. But I should bite the bullet and start, today. I’ll also try and download some Yoga vids to get me on my way.
Last night I was really dragging, overly tired, and this morning it was hell waking up with my alarm at 6:30. Maybe it’s because I got up at 6AM for a few days but I can’t imagine because most times I woke up quite easily at that time. Could also be because I ate chips at the movies last night, I did get very tired & heavy afterwards. Could also be random, or some detox symptoms, who knows. I’ll keep an eye on it!
I sat in the sun yesterday for almost an hour, it was so lovely! Our backyard is protected from wind so I can sit in a top and shorts these days already to get some vitamin D action on .
Now I forget, did I promise y’all some recipes?!
Raw Vegan ChocoCado Brownies
Yields 9 small brownies (or 4 normal sized ones)
Adapted from Dani
* 1/2 cup cashews
* 1/2 cup pecans
* 7 fresh dates (or soak dried dates)
* 1/4 cup cacao powder
* 1/2 t vanilla extract
* dash of salt
* 2 avocado’s
* 1 cup frozen cherries
* 4 T cacao powder
* 2 T agave (optional)
Grind nuts in food processor, don’t over process or they’ll become too oily (trust me…). Add rest of the base ingredients and process until a ball forms and the dough is sticky. Line an oven dish with foil and spread the dough out. Use your hands or a spatula to flatten the surface. Procees to process all the topping ingredients and spread out over the base. Place in the fridge for about an hour or in the freezer for 15 minutes for the brownies to firm up.
There you have it, healthy brownies!
Onto the next chocolate-y recipe
Raw Superfood Smoothie
* 3/4 cup water (180ml)
* 3 Romaine leafs
* 1 T chia seeds (or flax)
* 1 T raw cacao powder
* 1 T raw chocolate protein powder
* 1 T coconut butter (or oil)
* 1.5 T raw honey or agave
* 1/2 t vanilla extract
* 1 small banana (ripe)
* 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
Start with blending the water, Romaine leafs & Chia seeds (you can use flax instead), until the Romaine is completely dissolved in the water. Then add the powder, top with coconut butter, agave, extract and banana, and blend until smooth. Lastly, add the frozen blueberries and blend. Blending like this will give you the best (smooth) consistency without chunks
That little ball is chilled coconut butter, now I don’t have to scrape it from the jar everytime!
I also made sure I ate at least one meal without chocolate so y’all wouldn’t think I’m addicted…
Strawberry Explosion Salad
* 2 hands mixed greens (I used arugula, watercress & baby greens)
* 6 small/4 large strawberries, cubed
* 1 chunk cucumber, cubed
* 1 chunk carrot, cubed
* 3 dried apricots (unsulphered) , sliced
* 1 dried fig, sliced
* 1-2 T pine nuts (or almonds!)
Omega-3 Agave/Mustard Dressing
* 1 t flax oil
* 2 t mustard
* 1 T agave
* 2 T apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
This is a really nice, fresh, summer-y salad! Stawberries are not in season obviously but I can’t help myself! Now that I’ve vowed to only buy organic for at least a week, let’s see if I’m still so eager to buy them (hello twice the price!) .
Bursting with omega-3 (flax), iron (apricots, fig, pine nuts, greens), vitamin A (carrot, greens) fiber, hydration and most yummy of all: phytonutrients!
That’s all the recipes you’re going to get today, don’t get greedy now! Here’s some other foodie stuff that’s been going on:
Hubba hubba. I love good-looking salads.
Fruits & veggies are taking over my fridge! I went from oneandahalf shelf to three shelves in a mere two weeks!
My first grocery stash for the green challenge! I was out €40 but that’s including about €15 for plant seeds (psyched!!! beets, spinach, carrot and SWISS CHARD (snijbiet)) & organic cleaning agent. I bought arugula & bananas on sale.
Is it obvious I have an adiction for lemons & avocados :p? I think I eat about one large avocado a day on avarage. I hoard them like they’re going out of style…
Healthy school snacking:
Brown rice cake sandwich! With raw almond/coconut butter, cinnamon & banana
+ Coffee date balls, clementine & unpictured apple. All before lunch
The boy was getting a bit tired of salads haha so he made himself this awesome vegan meal!
Quirky little Isa .
I have a ton more awesome recipes to share with you all the coming week, get excited!
Any nice plans for today? I have to work for school/intern but I hope to catch some sun (ifit decides to make an appearance at all) and I plan on doing some homestyle meditation/yoga. Urgh, why is this so hard for me???