Monday, June 18, 2012

cheers to 7 days of raw goodness

I'm coming out of my frump slump. Remember a week or so ago, when I told you I was feeling puffy, sluggish and well, generally just not summer-ready? Well, I am charting a new course. It took stepping back and prioritizing feeling good. I am far from there yet, but I'm on my way. For me, it took signing up for The Nutrition Mom's "Renew" cleanse, just so I had some accountability and support as I embarked on this about face. Hers was a good jumping off point for me, and it's made me  excited to compile a new binder full of super healthy, and in some cases, raw recipes. For the next 7 days, as part of The Nutrition Mom's program, I am whipping up raw meals. Of course, this won't be a perfect science... in many cases my raw main might be the kids side dish. But, I am excited to make it a healthy, delicious week ahead. I'll post a few highlights this week, and who knows, maybe one or two of these raw recipes will catch your eye, you'll give them  try, and they'll become a part of your "normal" recipe rotation.

p.s. this morning's green smoothie (pictured above): 2 bananas + 1/2 cup mango + 1/2 cup green grapes + a few hearty handfuls of spinach + 2 cups of water + the juice of one lemon... bright green deliciousness 


  1. The smoothie looks so yummy! Any ideas for what to add in there for protein?

  2. Hi Liz!
    Yes, here are some ideas...
    First, here's a great article about vegan protein sources:
    Since I am going raw this week, I am focused on my greens, which have protein, so I'm getting some that way. If you want to bump it up, I like to either add Vega One vegan protein powder ( which they have at Whole Foods, or I sometimes just put a nice hearty dollop of almond butter in the smoothie. Hope this helps!! Let me know if you have any other questions! And, thanks for taking my kiddos to tennis so I could be on this conference call this afternoon! xo

  3. Sounds like a great idea for cooking with kids! Thanks for sharing! I'd like to invite you to our party, Fantastic Thursday. Hope to see you there!