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post #61 of 138
Cherry nut milk -

Almonds or some other nut, Aguave, Sea salt (pinch) when ever I have it I add coconut butter but I was out today - and pitted cherries. Add water and blend. I use the frozen cherries from Trader Joe's. Fresh cherries are of course better.

The family is not raw but of course the more raw I eat the more they eat.

I cooked for lunch. I am going grocery shopping now so I am better prepared for lunch tomorrow.
post #62 of 138
Mmmmmmm. Today was:
Smoothie (almond butter, coconut oil, peaches, banana, cherries, cacao and vitamineral greens)
Wheat Grass
Mock Tuna with tomato (sprouted beans, broccoli sprouts, mung bean sprouts, onion, dulse, sea salt, almond butter and celery)
Coconut milk with meat and banana
Raw pasta with Pesto (oh my god-YUM!)
Raw Carrot Cake.

I feel wonderful! Alissa's recipes are so easy and SO yummy.
post #63 of 138
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Originally Posted by firefaery
Mmmmmmm. Today was:
Smoothie (almond butter, coconut oil, peaches, banana, cherries, cacao and vitamineral greens)
Wheat Grass
Mock Tuna with tomato (sprouted beans, broccoli sprouts, mung bean sprouts, onion, dulse, sea salt, almond butter and celery)
Coconut milk with meat and banana
Raw pasta with Pesto (oh my god-YUM!)
Raw Carrot Cake.

I feel wonderful! Alissa's recipes are so easy and SO yummy.
ohmygosh that sounds GOOD!!!
post #64 of 138
I had a bowl of my dh's cheerios last night

Good news though...I'll never do that again! My stomach is killing me. Payback is no fun at all
post #65 of 138
What was for breakfast?

We had mango/pineapple/banana/coconut milk smoothie with some green powder for a little boost.

Believe it or not, I'm making 4 pizzas today for my cooking club. I made two crusts last night and they looked so good. How am I going to resist THAT?

Any suggestions for a living pizza?
post #66 of 138
Okay, this is going to sound like a dumb question - but I have this coconut and I want to use it, but I'm not sure how to get it open. I remember my dad doing it when I was a little kid, but the liquid inside was mostly spilled and the rest of it had all the brown coconut stuff in it (which can be strained, but still most of it was gone). Is there a good way to get the darn thing open?
post #67 of 138
For breakfast I just had some fruit. Normally we have a smoothie but we had to run out this morning so I just threw some apples and bananas in the diaper bag. I love that

Dunno about the coconut though...I've never had fresh coconut
post #68 of 138
Thread Starter 
Yay! you got a great start today jaspersmommy! It's so nice that fruit is so portable. I've been putting those banana barley cookies I made in my purse when we go somewhere. It has helped curve those temptations!

About the coconut, is it a regular coconut, or young coconut?
post #69 of 138
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Originally Posted by ColoradoMama
Okay, this is going to sound like a dumb question - but I have this coconut and I want to use it, but I'm not sure how to get it open. I remember my dad doing it when I was a little kid, but the liquid inside was mostly spilled and the rest of it had all the brown coconut stuff in it (which can be strained, but still most of it was gone). Is there a good way to get the darn thing open?
take a clean screwdriver or something similar and poke open one of the three holes you see in the top (looks like a monkey face...poke open the mouth (one of them is softer usually)..this is how I learned) then drain out the liquid..I make sure the water tastes good and wont bother opening the coconut if its not...then wrap it in a old towel and hit it with a hammer until you have broken it up and gotten the hard shell off, you can then pull off any pieces of shell, a butter knife works to pry shell off then rinse. hope that helps

so far I'm all really raw today and feeling really good...I do feel a bit wieghed down by the almonds though.

I started with barley juice powder mixed with water then ate a grapefruit and just had mango, some almonds and cacao powder w/maple syrup
post #70 of 138
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Originally Posted by tweetybirds2

About the coconut, is it a regular coconut, or young coconut?
good question..my directions were for a brown coconut.
post #71 of 138
Well, it's brown! So, your directions should work. Thanks - I'm anxious to crack the thing open. I had a pretty yummy smoothie this morning with some juice, fresh strawberries, a banana, and some dried coconut.

I am apparently really ignorant about coconuts - are young ones a different color? I have a "cookbook" called "Raw in Ten Minutes" and I think he talks about young coconuts. How are they different - I mean, besides, obviously, being young! Do they have softer flesh? Thanks for the info!
post #72 of 138
Thread Starter 
Yep, it is soft, and delicious.

I've only had a green smoothie today so far.

Last night I tried a portabella mushroom with lots of guacamole on top. It's good! I'll have to remember the portabellas for when I want something for an open face sandwich.
post #73 of 138
On alissa cohen's site she has a recipe for a living pizza. Haven't tried it-but I bet it's awesome!
Breakfast: watermelon
Wheat grass
banana
Snack: Mango and 1/2 asian pear
Lunch: nori roll with leftover mock tuna salad, tomato, avacado
post #74 of 138
young thai coconuts are white and for them you insert a knife at an angle on the top and cut (using another tool to pound the tip of the knife if needed) a hole, the flesh scoops right out.

there is some controvercy over the young coconuts,,,I've heard this issue often in raw circles that some of the y coconuts are dipped in formaldahyde as a preservative

i'm off to make a salad for dinner...with some cooked veggies and tempeh, I think I'm detoxing a lot here because of the raw/barleypowder and all the excercise I have been doing lately so I'm not feeling so hot right now.
post #75 of 138
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama
there is some controvercy over the young coconuts,,,I've heard this issue often in raw circles that some of the y coconuts are dipped in formaldahyde as a preservative
I never heard that about the coconuts before.

I have never opend a young coconut before. I always ask someine else to do it. They usually use a big macheti like knife and wack it 4 times at the top until a square is cut. Remove the square and stick a straw in.

I am having a hard time sticking to raw. I came here today to get some inspiration.

Thanks mama's
post #76 of 138
I had a delicious dinner - um, I'll call it spicey peanut cabbage slaw.

Peanut butter, ginger, scallions, and more with green cabbage, carrots, and red and yellow peppers. It was delish but not completely raw because I don't have all raw stocked up in my pantry yet - peanut butter, etc. But soon!

I was going to make some cherry nutmilk but never had time. I look forward to it tomorrow!

I also bought some raw macadamia nuts. They are like butta.
post #77 of 138
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Originally Posted by Mommy&Will
I had a delicious dinner - um, I'll call it spicey peanut cabbage slaw.
I also bought some raw macadamia nuts. They are like butta.
The dinner sounds great! Maybe I will try that this week.

I love Macadamia nuts. I especcially like making milkw/them. I stopped buying them because TJ's stopped carrying the raw ones and I can never justify the $16 or what ever it is in the health food store.
post #78 of 138
Cabbage sounds great! I am debating buying some wild jungle peanuts so I can make peanut butter....maybe I'll try it with pumpkin seed butter and some salt...That would seriously satisfy some cravings for me!
post #79 of 138
You all are doing so fabulously (is that a word??)!!!! The recipes you come up with are so fantastic. How's every feeling? are you high in energy? happy? or are you feeling a little down? I'm always amazed at different people's reactions when they begin this lifestyle.

Today I made a huge container of "black forest smoothie" and drank it for breakfast and snacks throughout the day:

2 young coconuts (water and meat)
1 cup frozen sweet cherries
2 scoops of hemp protein powder
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp Maca
1 Tbsp Mesquite meal
dash of stevia powder

whirrrrrr it up in the vitamix and yummmmmmmmm

lunch was a big kale salad with hemp seeds, tomato, avocado, carrots, celery and cucumber. I massaged the kale with juice of 1 lemon and some himalayan crystal salt then added some flax and olive oils. Had a few flax crackers with it.

Dinner was rushed as we had a Holistic Moms Network meeting tonight (I love those folks!). Had a big salad. and when we got home had apples with almond butter.

I also snacked on some raw macaroons with carob. man, those are fab!

I had so much trouble getting to sleep last night due to all the raw energy coarsing through my veins! It feels so GOOOOOOD!
post #80 of 138
I'm feeling incredible! I keep waiting for a drop-but it isn't happening!
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