So a friend and I (hey Kas!), bought a truckload of peaches from an orchard a few weeks back. The last few members of the bushel were super ripe and smelling sweet when I had the idea to juice them! The result was delicious! Just throw 6-8 ripe (and pitted) peaches, a peeled orange and 2 cups of spinach in the juicer. And when I say ripe, I mean easily-bruised-smells-super-sweet-and-is-super-soft-ripe. This juice is refreshingly sweet and jam packed with call sorts of vitamins and minerals including beta carotene (from the peach… who knew?), vitamin C, and phytonutrients without tasting super verdant.
One thing I like to do when I have a little extra time is to make a bunch of raw salads, pâté, dips and/or sauces and keep them at the ready in the refrigerator. It’s a lot easier to stay on track when hunger pangs hit and you have a bunch of things to choose from. The great thing about making an all raw dish or pre-made dip or pâté is that it’ll keep up to 5 days. They do lose some of the nutritional value the longer they rest, and the flavor will slowly dissipate after a couple days or so. But still, these little salads are a great go to!
This sweet juice is so great for all things circulation. Beets are naturally high in antioxidants and nitrates (which improve blood flow by naturally increasing nitric oxide). In a very basic description, it opens up your blood vessels and gets your blood flowing. So it can improve all things blood-flow related including lowering blood pressure. And don’t forget to wash and juice the beet greens as well. There are a ton of phytonutrients in those.
So it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. I admit my focus has been a little scattered the past few months, and part of getting shiznit back together was to get my health and mental space back up to par. So, in addition to reinstating (again!) a workout regimen, I’ve returned to eating a clean, high raw-diet as well as drinking a lot of smoothies and juices. More importantly, I’ve inspired my parents and my grandmother to start adding fresh juices and some low-fat, raw foods into their diet as well. So with that extra, super-important family accountability, I thought that I would start posting again.
This is one of my favorite juices in the morning. It’s crisp and fresh, sweet and tart. It packs a huge nutritional blast and enough zing to get you buzzing. Continue reading “G’Day Sunshine Juice”
Before I started eating a primarily plant-based, raw diet, one of my favorite salads was a wilted spinach and mushroom salad. Of course, what made it wilted was the hot bacon that was tossed into raw spinach (and sometimes) sautéed mushrooms. I had all the ingredients on hand one night around dinner time and I whipped this up. It quickly became one of my new favorite dishes. Continue reading “Raw Vegan Wilted Spinach & Mushroom Salad”