Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 4 plus a review on Go Raw snacks!





Wow! We are officially half way there! Easy peasy isn’t it!? 



Breakfast: It’s Day 7 of Young and Raw’s 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. We’re already finished with week 1! Today’s smoothie, the Green Apple Ginger was a bit of a hit and miss. Apples, in my experience anyways, just do not blend well unless something creamy like a banana or an avocado or something similarly junky like ice is added. Either one throws off the applesauce texture of the smoothie and make it more pleasant to sip. However, it was a nice mix up from what we have been drinking, so can’t complain there right!? I added some aloe leaf and lemon juice to balance out the mild sweetness. I think ½ a banana would work well too.

Day 7: Green Apple Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 Apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 handful of Greens like Spinach
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled (or frozen and grated)
  • 1 cup of water or Coconut water


Snacks: Strawberry Kombucha from MTO (yummers!), a banana, and a Go Raw Spirulina Bar!




PRODUCT REVIEW


COMING SOON!

Haha Gotcha there. I have a giant review coming soon that requires a post all on its own thanks to their awesome generosity.

Lunch: Yesterday I began searching for new recipes based on the ingredients I had and needed to use up. Good and Bad idea. Now I have a giant list of must makes! One recipe stuck out to me: a Thai Pineapple Curry “Rice” by The Taste Space, adapted from the wonderful Rawmazing. They used parsnips but I figured cauli would work out just as well. So I whipped out my processor and went to work!

This dish is refreshing and a combination of flavors AND textures…my favorite kind of dish! Sweet, tart and salty with some crunch, chew and a bit of creaminess. So so good! This turned out yummier than I expected!

Thai Pineapple Parsnip Cauli Rice

adapted from The Taste Space and Rawmazing
modified to serve one


  • 1 cup of Cauli florets
  • 1 small Carrot, peeled
  • ¼ cup fresh Pineapple, diced
  • ¼ cup Cucumber, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. of Currants or Raisins
  • Juice of ½ small lime
  • 1 tsp of Curry (or less depending on heat and flavor preference)
  • 1 Tbsp of Cashews, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Mixed Greens


  1. Use a food processor to chop the cauli and carrot until they resemble rice.
  2. Pour the cauli rice into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  3. Serve on top of a bed of mixed greens.


Dinner: An orange and major snacking on tomorrow’s lunch

Dessert: Munching on more of Hail Merry’s mouth watering macaroons!

Workout: Time to get back on track! 3 minute run at 6.0, 2 min walk at 4.0 (6X)