Just a quick post today… I am definitely way more full of energy than I have been in a long time. I admit it could be from a combination of things, but I’d like to think my recent eating habits have something to do with it! At any rate, I think I’m figuring out my “natural bedtime” and it’s earlier than I’m posting this now.
This morning I had the green smoothie I wrote about in the previous post, followed by lots of water. When I got home I ate the second half of my Purple Basil Kale Salad from Ecopolitan and half of a grapefruit. As an early dinner I ate the salad pictured at the top, which I’m calling the “Torn Basil Salad” in honor of Jamie Oliver and a distinct memory I have from an episode of the Naked Chef 5 or 6 years ago where he urged the hand-tearing of basil right over the greens. It also had two tomatoes, half an avocado, a few tablespoons of Juliano’s House Dressing, diced red onions, and field greens from the farmer’s market.
As a dinner-dessert I made a big fruit salad (with enough leftovers for breakfast!). I used strawberries, an apple, a peach, one kiwi, blackberries, and blueberries, and tossed them with cinnamon, cardamom, and fresh minced ginger. It was kind of like cheater garam masala, and it was spicy and warming against the refreshing fruit. I meant to add raisins, too, but I’d already been raisin-ing earlier to make these:
I found the recipe from Ani Phyo’s new raw dessert book for these tasty Raw Carob Walnut Cookies while perusing We Like It Raw. When I was a vegetarian, one of the things that really interested me in veganism was vegan desserts – they were so much tastier, and not so cloyingly sweet! Now that I’m vegan, I absolutely adore raw desserts above traditional baked vegan desserts. While these raw cookies don’t have the same taste and texture properties of a baked cookie, they’re quite a lovely mouthful. I know there are a lot of carob haters in this world, but I love carob, and especially raw carob! It’s so nummy!
Tomorrow morning I’m planning a slightly more fancy breakfast a la Rawmelettes, though perhaps as a fruit taco kind of thing with the leftover fruit salad. A little date syrup and some nut cream and I’ll be in absolute heaven!
Also, I’m planning a tutorial post about green smoothies for the near future. After a lot of comments about different combinations and additions, I think it’s high time some green smoothie love gets spread!