I think it's pretty neat that in the past week 10 days or so, I've been fortunate enough to receive 2 great reviews on my Just Desserts ebook. You're probably familiar with the ever creative Shannon Marie from Rawdorable. She had such nice things to say about the book, and has her eye on a number of recipes including the Double Chocolate Maca Cake (which I recommend!). Check out what she has to say about it.
Next up, Debra from Vegan Family Style
did a review on the book
, where she outlines what the book has to offer. If you don't already know Debra, she does a lot of cool product reviews and shares a lot of info/resources.
On the topic of sweets, my darling Courtney
, brought some of her coconut donut holes to NYC
These guys are insanely yummalicious! I still have some leftover, but they've been sitting in the freezer for safe keeping while I've been doing a juice/smoothie feast for the past week - actually, I took them out briefly to snap this pic, but was diligent about tucking them away for safe keeping. She told me they're even better dipped in chocolate... easy to convince me! I'll be trying it in a few days when I'm back into cacao.
I've got a few easy green smoothies
to share with you today. As I mentioned above, I've been on juices/smoothies for the past 7 days, with Philip
. He fasted for 30 days on juice, and is now on soups/smoothies, so I decided to join in - I was feeling the need for a cleanse. It's been effortless and fun, with minimal restrictions. The only guidelines I've established for myself are: everything must be juiced or blended (smoothie form rather than pudding), and no fats (no nuts, coconut, avocado, cacao, oils). I've been having a big green juice most mornings: celery, cucumber, romaine, ginger, lemon OR grapefruit juice (which my body seems to crave at this time of year), and then a large smoothie in the afternoon consisting of a combo of: frozen banana, water, spinach, green powder, maca, lucuma, mesquite, vanilla, goji berries, frozen blueberries, carob, ice, and stevia as a sweetener. I like to top them with some bee pollen for a sweet crunch!
In the evening we've been enjoying soups made out of a bunch of veggies: carrot, red pepper, celery, cucumber, garlic, ginger, spinach, green powder, miso, and nutritional yeast, plus some dried/fresh herbs.
I enjoyed this smoothie for lunch yesterday...
Blueberry Goodness Smoothie
1 handful blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 large handfuls spinach
Irish moss gel (soaked moss blended with water)
1 tsp each Lucuma, maca, mesquite
English toffee stevia, to sweeten
Blend until smooth and drink up!
Green Toffee Smoothie
This is a really yummy green smoothie. I bought a bottle of english toffee stevia the other day at Whole Foods and have been using it a lot ever since - it tastes like candy!
1 large frozen banana
2 leaves lacinato kale
2 handfuls spinach
1 teaspoon maca
1 tsp lucuma
3 large ice cubes
Water to thin
Blend all ingredients until smooth, adjusting water and stevia.
I'm totally loving this carob smoothie these days! Since I'm not having cacao, carob is the perfect alternative. We've been enjoying a lot of it! Remember the "old" days when carob was "in"?!
Carob Banana Smoothie
2 frozen bananas
2 heaping spoons carob powder
1 teaspoon lucuma
1 teaspoon maca
1 teaspoon mesquite
Handful ice cubes
Water to thin
Stevia to sweeten
Blend all ingredients until smooth and frosty, adding enough water for desired consistency.
What's your favourite smoothie??