Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Garden of Life Organic RAW MEAL Replacement

When I'm a little hungry and want a quick snack, sometimes I reach for Garden of Life RAW MEAL. In my experience with RAW MEAL, I have found it best to mix one scoop, (instead of the suggested serving of two scoops), with almond milk, vanilla powder or extract, and a touch of stevia. Shake it all up with a few ice cubes in a blender bottle, and consume within 5 minutes; otherwise, it may begin to swell/thicken which is not as pleasant tasting. The health benefits are great; and, it's quick and easy!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Raw Chocolate Monkey Shake

Recipe: One frozen banana, ice, almond milk (or milk of your choice), handful of raw cacao nibs, vanilla powder (or extract), stevia (or sweetner of your choice).  Blend in high powered blender and enjoy!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Reach for the Beach!

Where is your favorite place to be? 
It's obvious where mine is...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

How are you sleeping these days?

"...for he grants sleep to those he loves." Psalm 127:2 (NIV)

Place your trust in God.  Surrender your anxiety and worry to Him. 
The bible is a great source of help.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Be Cool... Frozen Mango Fizz!

Refreshing for the summer! 

Blend frozen mango chunks, mineral sparkling water, squeeze lemon, splash o.j., few ice cubes, and sweetener of your choice in a high powered blender.


Green Juice or Prilosec? H-m-m-m....


A few years ago, I was prescribed Prilosec.  After lots of research, I decided to take an alternate route, (with the Dr.'s okay of course). 

This was my prescription: Drinking fresh green juices and smoothies, eating more raw, live, organic foods; and, do my best to omit the processed and refined "junk".

And remember,... "Don't sweat the small stuff",......"Prayer is Key".......

Friday, June 21, 2013

Raw Chocolate Mousse Pie - Guilty-free pleasure! It's actually good for you...

You don't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making raw desserts. I am a no-nonsense kind of gal.  I was craving some rich "chocolate-ty" goodness; so, I whipped up this raw chocolate mousse pie in 10-minutes.

In a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) or mixer add:

One whole avocado
1/4 chia seeds  (grind in the coffee grinder first)
1/4 cup pecans (grind in the coffee grinder first)
1/2 cup of nut milk, or coconut milk, or any kind of milk such as rice or soy
dash sea salt
dash vanilla
4 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used raw cacao powder)
1/4 cup sweetner (I used raw honey and pure maple syrup and additional stevia).  You can also use raw agave, or raw sugar, etc...add to your taste

Throw everything into a high powered blender or mixer on high, and slowly add two tablespoons of room temperature coconut oil for added richness.
Add to a pie plate sprayed with oil, or put in pudding dishes.

For garnish, I grinded up some raw almonds, or use whipped cream.  Put into the freezer to make a pie or leave in the fridge as a mousse pudding.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

HOME: The Perfect Nest....

Home is one of my favorite places to be...  
It's my "slightly imperfect" nest. :-)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

White Slipcovers. They're the best!

There is something about the color white.  It's relaxing and serene to look at. 

White slipcovers are a great way to keep your sofa clean; and, it's a neutral color to work with when you are considering interior decorating.  When the slipcovers get dirty, throw them in the wash and let them soak with a little bleach.

Friday, June 7, 2013

"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10

Walking the beach, reflecting, contemplating, breathing fresh air, the breeze in your hair, the sound of seagulls, doesn't get much better than that..........

Love My 1995 Vitamix! That's right....It's almost 20 years old!

My Vitamix was a hand-me-down from my brother about 18 years ago.  It has served me well over the years; especially, the last few years since my journey with Raw Foods.  I use it almost daily, sometimes 2-3 times a day to make smoothies, shakes, frozen desserts, blending soups, nut pates, and more.

Check it out:

It has an ole' fashion look; but, the motor runs like a charm.  I did have to replace the pitcher, lid, and blade over time; however, it was worth it. 

For All Your Raw Food Needs!

For all your raw food needs, check out "the Raw Food World".

Matt Monarch has been a 100% Raw Foodist for several years.  His wife Angela Stokes-Monarch has lost 160 pounds on a raw food diet.  They are also raising their daughter on raw foods. 

I Love My Omega VRT Juicer!

Juicing has become almost a daily event for me.  My Jack Lalanne Juicer Express couldn't keep up with my juicing demands.  After 6 months, it started to wear down.

Recently I purchased the Omega VRT juicer from Kohl's.  I love it!  It comes with a 10-year warranty.  Can't beat that! 

"Heads-up"!  If you have a 30% off coupon to Kohl's, wait until the juicer is marked down from $399 to $329, and then you will get almost $100 off.  You'll pay around $230 for your Omega VRT.