Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Raw chocolate. Manna Bread link :)

Well we are more than half way through the week. Where does the time go? The weather is still cold and windy here in Northern California, it has been a month since Spring began and we have only had a few nice days. I am ready for some nice weather already!

I went for a 9 mile run and packed a little bag of dried fruit to eat along the way if I was feeling tired. Thanks to those who have given me running advice. It was sooooo windy I felt as if someone was pushing me backwards while I was running. 

When I got home I made a smoothie with banana, cantaloupe, a mandarin orange, almond milk, twister powder, ice, huge handful of swiss chard and a few drops of stevia. Yum. It kept me full until lunch when I had a almond butter and honey sandwich on sprouted bread, carrots, and a piece of raw chocolate that I had made last weekend when trying my hand at moonie pies. For the chocolate I used...

coconut butter (melted)
coconut oil (melted)
carob powder 
cocoa powder
agave (to taste)

Sorry I didn't measure anything, just eyeballed it. 

I LOVE carob powder and the coconut butter makes these super yummy!

I LOVE nut butter and honey sandwiches but it did not agree with my tummy. The gluten? I might need to try making lettuce wraps with the nut butter and honey instead. Or... I need to find a raw bread recipe that is not flavored with herbs or onion, you know, a neutral flavor... do you have one you can share with me?

Did you catch my Manna Bread recipe? I have been eating it and it is soooo simple but so good, I love the raisins and nuts and the breads dense texture. You should try it!

Since it is Earth Day I decided to buy myself one of these eco friendly reusable water bottles with filters from Bobble. Today only, for each bottle you buy, get one free. I ordered a few. 

Tomorrow I have a raw spanish "rice" recipe for you that I made for my Spanish meal. 


  1. Awesome job on the run! It's been really windy here too.

    Happy Earth Day :)

  2. wow the recipe looks great and awesome run, too!