After Work Fruit Bowl
I got out of work late. My blood sugar was dropping fast. I stumbled into the kitchen. Not much left. A few bananas, and two pluots. Mango and cashews in the freezer. So I threw this together, topped it with coconut flakes, and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was.
2 bananas
2 pluots
1 frozen mango
1 tbsp coconut flakes
5 cashews
Chop up the bananas and pluots. Blend the mango, pour it on your lovely fruit, top with coconut and cashews.

After Work Fruit Bowl

I got out of work late. My blood sugar was dropping fast. I stumbled into the kitchen. Not much left. A few bananas, and two pluots. Mango and cashews in the freezer. So I threw this together, topped it with coconut flakes, and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was.

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 pluots
  • 1 frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 5 cashews

Chop up the bananas and pluots. Blend the mango, pour it on your lovely fruit, top with coconut and cashews.

Another Sprouty Salad
You want to know how to improve your diet? Improve your pantry!! Really, stock the heck out of your fridge with your favorite produce, and I guarantee, you will find yourself eating and craving healthy food. 
This may seem like a strange amalgamation of raw fruits and veggies, but it works because everything is crisp, fresh, and healthful. I can’t wait to get home and eat these salads lately, and I know you will too. 
This one had:
1 cucumber
2 pluots
10 strawberries
1 handful sprouts
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1 tomato
1 gala apple
Chop and eat!

Another Sprouty Salad

You want to know how to improve your diet? Improve your pantry!! Really, stock the heck out of your fridge with your favorite produce, and I guarantee, you will find yourself eating and craving healthy food. 

This may seem like a strange amalgamation of raw fruits and veggies, but it works because everything is crisp, fresh, and healthful. I can’t wait to get home and eat these salads lately, and I know you will too. 

This one had:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 pluots
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 handful sprouts
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 gala apple

Chop and eat!

Fig and Pluot Sprout Salad with ‘Bacon’
THIS. Salad. Wow. 
First, the ‘bacon.’ I saw some pins on Pinterest regarding making bacon bits using coconut flakes. I had to try it, and I am SO pleased with the results. Not raw, but a tiny bit goes a long way. 
The salad. I bought some sprouts (not positive which kind, but they’re big, long guys) at this incredible raw vegan cafe. Stay tuned for a post about that place. There were a ton of them in the container and were about to go bad, so I used the whole thing as the base for the salad. If you get bored of lettuce, try out different sprouts to switch things up!
Really, this is a fantastic salad and a lovely marriage of salty and sweet.
4 fresh figs
4 dried figs
1 pluot
huge bunch of sprouts
1 lime
2 tbsp coconut flakes (bigger the better)
1 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy sauce works too)
Chop up the fresh and dried figs and the pluot into bite-sized pieces. Combine with sprouts in a bowl and toss with the juice of the lime. 
Warm a pan over medium heat. When it gets hot, add coconut flakes and toss around very quickly until they start to brown. Add Braggs, toss some more, and remove from heat QUICKLY before they burn.
Top salad with the coconut flakes and eat! 

Fig and Pluot Sprout Salad with ‘Bacon’

THIS. Salad. Wow. 

First, the ‘bacon.’ I saw some pins on Pinterest regarding making bacon bits using coconut flakes. I had to try it, and I am SO pleased with the results. Not raw, but a tiny bit goes a long way. 

The salad. I bought some sprouts (not positive which kind, but they’re big, long guys) at this incredible raw vegan cafe. Stay tuned for a post about that place. There were a ton of them in the container and were about to go bad, so I used the whole thing as the base for the salad. If you get bored of lettuce, try out different sprouts to switch things up!

Really, this is a fantastic salad and a lovely marriage of salty and sweet.

  • 4 fresh figs
  • 4 dried figs
  • 1 pluot
  • huge bunch of sprouts
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes (bigger the better)
  • 1 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy sauce works too)

Chop up the fresh and dried figs and the pluot into bite-sized pieces. Combine with sprouts in a bowl and toss with the juice of the lime. 

Warm a pan over medium heat. When it gets hot, add coconut flakes and toss around very quickly until they start to brown. Add Braggs, toss some more, and remove from heat QUICKLY before they burn.

Top salad with the coconut flakes and eat! 

Raw Almond Spirulina Milk
I had some raw peeled almonds leftover from an Indian dessert I made recently, so I made milk out of them. Not just any old almond milk. No. This milk takes it a step further. Into the realm. Of. SPIRULINA.
…
See what happens when you eat healthy? You become obnoxious, apparently. 
Anyway. The recipe. I keep this jarred up in the fridge and use it as a base for smoothies. It is perfectly tasty by itself, though I’d recommend adding a few dates if you plan to drink it straight.
2 cups soaked, peeled almonds
1 tbsp spirulina
4 dates (optional)
Soak the almonds for as long as you wish. I think I soaked mine overnight. Once they are soaked, the skins pop off quite easily, and deskinning them can be as satisfying as popping bubble wrap, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Blend the almonds and optional dates with 4 cups of water. In a high speed blender. For a long time. Strain the milk using a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Stir in the spirulina. Done.
Some separation may occur in the fridge, so be prepared to shake shake shake before using.
*This recipe was vaguely inspired by an image seen on Pinterest, source here: http://nutritionstripped.com/blue-green-spirulina-milk/

Raw Almond Spirulina Milk

I had some raw peeled almonds leftover from an Indian dessert I made recently, so I made milk out of them. Not just any old almond milk. No. This milk takes it a step further. Into the realm. Of. SPIRULINA.

See what happens when you eat healthy? You become obnoxious, apparently. 

Anyway. The recipe. I keep this jarred up in the fridge and use it as a base for smoothies. It is perfectly tasty by itself, though I’d recommend adding a few dates if you plan to drink it straight.

  • 2 cups soaked, peeled almonds
  • 1 tbsp spirulina
  • 4 dates (optional)

Soak the almonds for as long as you wish. I think I soaked mine overnight. Once they are soaked, the skins pop off quite easily, and deskinning them can be as satisfying as popping bubble wrap, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Blend the almonds and optional dates with 4 cups of water. In a high speed blender. For a long time. Strain the milk using a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Stir in the spirulina. Done.

Some separation may occur in the fridge, so be prepared to shake shake shake before using.

*This recipe was vaguely inspired by an image seen on Pinterest, source here: http://nutritionstripped.com/blue-green-spirulina-milk/

Fruit Cereal

I slept until 1pm today. So around 2pm, I stumbled upstairs to the kitchen, bleary-eyed and barefoot, wrapped askew in a cotton robe. Cereal and milk and coffee. These things were on my mind. 

Being the raw vegan jerk that I am, I made a super healthy amalgamation of the things I was craving. Behold. Raw cereal and milk. It’s nothing like cereal and milk, except that pieces of things are floating around in a liquid. That sounds gross.

Anyway.. the recipe!

Make a fruity smoothie of your choice. I threw together banana, mango, papaya, and pineapple. Chop up some fresh fruit. I had plums, apricots, and bananas. Combine in a bowl. Eat and feel better about your life choices.

Fruit Cereal

I slept until 1pm today. So around 2pm, I stumbled upstairs to the kitchen, bleary-eyed and barefoot, wrapped askew in a cotton robe. Cereal and milk and coffee. These things were on my mind.

Being the raw vegan jerk that I am, I made a super healthy amalgamation of the things I was craving. Behold. Raw cereal and milk. It’s nothing like cereal and milk, except that pieces of things are floating around in a liquid. That sounds gross.

Anyway.. the recipe!

Make a fruity smoothie of your choice. I threw together banana, mango, papaya, and pineapple. Chop up some fresh fruit. I had plums, apricots, and bananas. Combine in a bowl. Eat and feel better about your life choices.

Summertime Salad

This just screams summer. Not in like, a ‘behind the shower curtain horror movie’ kind of way. But in a ‘everything is from my garden so there is literally summer in my mouth right now’ sense. 

My family kept a huge garden when I was growing up, so we always had fresh tomatoes and basil by the pound. I remember running out to get a handful of basil for my mom, courageously braving the bees, and running back victorious, earning hands that smelled like basil for hours afterwards.

So this salad is summer for me, and reminds me of my mom. Even though she’d be all ‘ew gross tofu’ about it.

3 tomatoes
1 handful of basil (beware of bees)
1/2 lemon
1/4 block firm tofu (optional)

Cube the tomatoes and tofu, and toss with lemon juice and roughly chopped basil. Sprinkle with black pepper and salt if desired.

Summertime Salad

This just screams summer. Not in like, a ‘behind the shower curtain horror movie’ kind of way. But in a ‘everything is from my garden so there is literally summer in my mouth right now’ sense.

My family kept a huge garden when I was growing up, so we always had fresh tomatoes and basil by the pound. I remember running out to get a handful of basil for my mom, courageously braving the bees, and running back victorious, earning hands that smelled like basil for hours afterwards.

So this salad is summer for me, and reminds me of my mom. Even though she’d be all ‘ew gross tofu’ about it.

3 tomatoes
1 handful of basil (beware of bees)
1/2 lemon
1/4 block firm tofu (optional)

Cube the tomatoes and tofu, and toss with lemon juice and roughly chopped basil. Sprinkle with black pepper and salt if desired.

Rawrange Julius
So I got a bunch of oranges on sale a while ago, and threw them in the freezer and sort of forgot about them.
Fast forward to today. It’s hot. It’s muggy. I want a refreshing beverage. So was born, the raw orange julius.
4 small oranges 5 pitted dates 1 frozen banana (optional) Water
Blend! Adjust water to your liking. I opted out of the banana, because I wanted a lighter drink, but I’m sure the banana would add some creaminess. The dates make a lovely thick froth that makes it seem like there is ice cream on top.

Rawrange Julius

So I got a bunch of oranges on sale a while ago, and threw them in the freezer and sort of forgot about them.

Fast forward to today. It’s hot. It’s muggy. I want a refreshing beverage. So was born, the raw orange julius.

4 small oranges
5 pitted dates
1 frozen banana (optional)
Water

Blend! Adjust water to your liking. I opted out of the banana, because I wanted a lighter drink, but I’m sure the banana would add some creaminess. The dates make a lovely thick froth that makes it seem like there is ice cream on top.