Sometimes the best things are the simplest things!
Take the banana date smoothie for example.
Bananas. Dates. Water.
Simple yet soooo amazing!
I make this as a breakfast smoothie or a lunch smoothie. I have been eating more high carb raw foods and this smoothie gives me a TON of energy that lasts!
Banana Date Smoothie
- 3 frozen or room temp bananas
- 4 pitted dates
- 3-4 cups water or coconut water
Add the liquid and dates. Blend for a minute or so, or until the dates are blended. Now add your bananas and blend some more. Serve right away and enjoy your delicious drink!
I am ALWAYS being asked what I eat in a day – I should do these food journal posts more often! 😉
Black Coffee + Overnight Oats
My overnight oats my be ugly but they sure were tasty!
I measured 1/3 cup of quick cook steel cut oats, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (half a serving) and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I mixed it all up and placed it in the fridge over night. This morning I stirred it together and added a splash more almond milk.
If I don’t add protein powder, I will add a teaspoon of nut butter and a splash of honey or maple syrup.
Raw Kale Salad! I LOVE raw kale salads!
I use my original Raw Kale Salad recipe but I will change it up every time! This time I added cayenne pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes and dried cranberries. Yum!!! Can you believe this was an entire bag of Organic Tuscan Kale from Trader Joes? I almost ate this entire salad for lunch! This is a good reminder for those that are going to make a raw kale salad – the kale shrinks down!
I was pretty hungry before dinner (5:00) so I started noshing on my quinoa veggie patties I made a few night back. I topped them with some edamame hummus (YUM!).
I ended up eat two while I cooked some turkey patties and rice and I became full! Woops! So I gave Jordan his portion of dinner and saved the rest for tomorrow!
Now I am settling in on the couch with a hot cup of coffee and watching the Seahawks game with Jordan! 🙂
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What do you put in your overnight oats?
As soon as I tasted this wonderfully, AMAZING juice I knew I had to share this!
It is SO SO easy yet so satisfying!
1/3 of a LARGE seedless watermelon, or a blender full (you can make as little or as much juice as you want)
10 frozen strawberries
Blend Blend Blend! Blend your watermelon first. Since watermelon is mostly water you don’t have to add any liquid. After your watermelon is liquid, add your strawberries and blend again.
This juice is SUPER sweet and refreshing!
You can also add frozen mango chunks for a creamy texture.
Try it for breakfast and feel energy ALL day long!
As the hot summer sun shines down on me, I crave and eat more raw food than any other time of the year. As my passion for clean eating deepens, it only makes sense to eat most, if not all, of my meals in its most natural state: RAW.
When I coach clients to start incorporating a clean eating lifestyle, I promote eating a diet that is 80% raw food. The most commonly asked question is: How do I eat that much raw? Individuals are afraid that they will become bored and not feel satisfied by eating so much raw food. However, once people start eating a diet high in raw food, they are even more satisfied than before, and they have a greater appreciation for food in its most natural state.
Here are some wonderful salads that you can not only eat in the summer, but these salads are great to serve all year long! They are full of variety, color and nutrients, and they will have your taste buds jumping for joy!
Shaved Carrot Micro Green Salad – Kitchen Apparel
Baby Kale Strawberry Avocado Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing – Pickles & Honey
Rainbow Raw Pad Thai – Oh She Glows
Raw Empanadas with Chili Macadamia Filling – Young and Raw
Watermelon Jicama Mint Salad – Rawmazing
MoRAWccan Salad – Raw Food Recipes