It has been a good but cold Wednesday here. I am ready for some real sunshine. I started the day with a 5 mile run and some lower body weight lifting at the gym. I came home and made a green (it came out brown) smoothie with...
Fruity Cinnamon Smoothie
1 mandarin orange
2 huge handfuls of beet greens
It hit the spot and kept me full until lunch. For lunch I packed a green salad with lots of veggies an d hemp seeds.
and a raw bar... have you heard of this one? It is really good, crunchy but chewy at the same time, and only 150 calories, which is low for a raw bar.
For dinner I marinated some kelp noodles in a mix of nama shoya, garlic, ginger juice, and chinese 5 spice powder.
I topped the noodles with bean sprouts, and lots of other raw veggies and topped with an almond butter dressing, original recipe adapted from Averie at Love Veggies and Yoga.I use...
Almond Butter Dressing
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon ginger juice (or grated ginger)
1 teaspoon garlic
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
juice from one large orange
For dessert I am going to have my first raw cupcake! (losing my raw cupcake virginity!)
I'm sure many of you are aware of Shannon over at Rawdorable and the cupcake e-book she has created. After seeing so many of her yummy looking creations I knew I had to buy it. Today I got the time to create one the recipes. I chose to do the "lighter" recipe since I am doing the 11 week initiative over at Raw Food Rehab. The recipe was super simple to follow and came out perfect! The things I love about this e-book are...
Lots of recipes... I love variety.
Savory recipes too
A "lighter" version
Many frosting choices
The recipes are for 1 or 2 serving, which I LOVE because I don't usually like to make big batches of things... back to that liking variety thing (and I know that it is highly possible I will eat them all!)
The book is fun to read and look at, full of pictures and brightly colored.
If you like raw sweets (who doesn't?) that are easy to make, so should go to Rawdorable and pick up Shannon's e-book now. Also, I think Ellen would LOVE any of the cupcakes in your book Shannon!
The verdict... the cupcake is DELICIOUS! I split it with Mackenzie and she loved it too and asked for more before she was even done. Great job Shannon! Thanks!
The naked cupcake...
The frosted cupcake....
Not the best picture... sorry!
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