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!