Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Nettles--> A natural healthy way to heal yourself

If you are on facebook and are interested in some great info for raw food and natural ways to heal yourself look up Raw foods on a Budget and Heal thyself.   Both are pages that have some GREAT info,  I have found them very healthy in my new lifestyle journey.  

Anyways to the website to naturally heal yourself and get yourself acquainted with before purchasing.  Nettles--> a natural healing method used all over the world. 

To make an infusion of nettle:

  • place one ounce of dried herb in a quart jar
  • fill to the top with hot (not boiling) water
  • cap tightly and let steep for 4-8 hours
  • strain and drink



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Strawberry, Mango, and Mint Deliciousness


     I combined some of the ingredients from a few different smoothies and invented this very tasty treat. :-)
    *Strawberries, fresh, 1/2 lbs sliced
    *Dannon Greek Vanilla Fat Free Yogurt-24 oz
    *Avocado 1/2 medium sliced
    *Agave Nector Light 1/2 cup
    *4 Tbs. fresh mint,
    *Mango, 1 cup, chopped in cubes
    * Ice, about 2 handfuls
    * Water as needed to make smoothie not so thick

      Directions

Mix all in blender, except water and ice.
Add water as needed to thin out and ice last after everything is blended.
Blend again with the ice and enjoy.

Serving Size: Makes approximately 5- 6  -->  8 oz servings

     

Monday, July 16, 2012

Smoothie time part 2......I LOVE smoothies

So I found some nice smoothie articles thanks to a friend's pin on Pinterest. :-)   

Fist article is for 5 Yummy & Healthy Detox Smoothies to loose belly weight {just click the name is you want to go to the website.  I always like to give credit when due and since I did not invent this smoothie I just added the link for you all :-D}

Below is a picture of the Silky Mango Smoothie......As I try the others I will add photos :-D 
 

Silky Mango

  • 1/4 cup mango cubes
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Brain health blueberry dream

  • 1 cup of unsweetened frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp of cold-pressed flaxseed oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Strong bones green almonds smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 small handful of kale leaves
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Healthy heart choco-raspberry smoothie

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 organic, fair-trade dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 cup of fresh organic raspberries
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Healthy dessert in a glass

  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 tbsp of natural hazelnut butter
  • 1 tsp of organic, fair –trade cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Smoothie time part 1.....Can you tell I LOVE smoothies

So I found some nice smoothie articles thanks to a friend's pin on Pinterest. :-)   

Fist article is for Strawberry-Lassi {just click the name is you want to go to the website.  I always like to give credit when due and since I did not invent this smoothie I just added the link for you all :-D}


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved 
  • ½ cup honey I used Agave nectar instead because I didn't have honey 
  • pinch of salt 
  •  2 cups plain Greek yogurt  I personally used Vanilla Greek Yogurt and it tasted AMAZING  
  • 1 cup crushed ice  
 
 
  1. The website I got this from suggests combining the strawberries, honey, and salt together first.
  2. Add in the Greek yogurt
  3. Finally add in ice and enjoy
 
*Note*  
One alteration I may make, depending on my mood is adding in some greens just to make this have some veggie nutrition in it as well. :-)  
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Helpful tips, books, and other faves of mine

I just wanted to let you all know that I added some helpful tips/book links to the top of my page for whoever would like it. :-) 

Just click on the links and it will provide you with some awesome info about becoming raw foodie or just helping you out along the path.  I especially like the 100 snacks link. 

Anywho just thought I would share :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Saw these awesome posts!

Saw these awesome posts on my facebook and decided I had to share......oh and FYI in the process of making the banana pops Ideal so when they are complete later this evening I will post pics :-) Can't wait!  YUMMY 

http://kaleuniversity.org/6864-5-great-tasting-juice-recipes?3
  On this page there is a recipe for green lemonade, green life juice, Mexicana green juice, sweet green juice, and mint julep.....(all of the pictures for this are from the website above.)
I put the pictures in order of my list above. :-)



 I haven't tried any of these yet but they all sound delicious so check back regularly and as I try them I will leave my review of how they taste :-D

http://www.fettlevegan.com/4/post/2012/07/frozen-banana-pops.html

here is one picture from the banana pop website, I will put mine up later but don't they just look DELIC! :-)


Here are my banana pops below.....didn't stand up quite as good and since I only had a few toppings they look a little plain compared to the article pics but they still taste great :-)





Thought I would share:
Saw this cool raw snack food book     :-)   Click the link if you would like to try it

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It has been a minute....

Sorry all, I know it has been a good minute since I have posted anything.  I have been in a financial tight spot and honestly probably will be that way for the next few months...

so I am going from eating raw 50ish % of the time to eating whatever I have available and since I don't live alone I buy just the basics that I know we will both eat which means very little raw foods

Any-who if you don't see me post for awhile don't worry I will be back just continue checking in.  If I see any recipes that sound good or ones that I managed to squeeze into the budget I will post some pics and a review about it.