Archive for the ‘Avocado’ Category

Raw Carrot Avocado Soup

Raw food can be time-consuming to prepare, but it can also be made in 3 minute like this soup from last week.  And, in case my husband is reading (which is highly unlikely), I still love, love, love my VitaMix!



Raw Carrot Avocado Soup

  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 – 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • sprinkle of cayenne (to taste)
  • 1/2 in ginger
  • 1/2-1 c water (as needed to blend)

Add all ingredients and blend to smooth.  Add more water if needed.






I know my taste buds have changed…

when I eat this for breakfast:

collard greens + avocado + banana – inspired by  Raw for $10 a day

and find it wonderfully satisfying.  I truly crave raw greens in the morning.  Maybe I am morphing into a rabbit.  Or, I guess a cow, but I’d prefer to be seen as a rabbit.

What’s for breakfast in your kitchen today?

If you had to be viewed as an herbivore, what would be your animal of choice?

Orange + Avocado = surprisingly good!

I’ve already marveled at the orange + broccoli combo, but I have an even more random one for you today: orange + avocado.

I saw a recipe in my VitaMix cookbook for an Orange Avocado Sorbet and was quite intrigued.  Here is my modified version:

Orange Avocado Sorbet

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • about 1in square of orange peel
  • 1/2 small lemon, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups ice

Blend in vitamix until sorbet forms.  Then eat and be amazed.

My husband could quite get past the green color, but did agree that it tasted just like an Orange Julius.  Anyone else remember getting Orange Julius in the mall?  Back in the tight-rolled jeans and scrunchie days?  I remember getting an Orange Julius and a pack of sour patch kids and walking around feeling so cool to be old enough to be at the mall with my friends and no parents.

Now I can’t imagine letting my kids go to the mall alone.  I will be the mom walking stealthily behind her kids, hoping they don’t catch me.  I’ll leave my scrunchie at home, you know, as to avoid embarrassing them and all.  🙂

Second Chance Choco- Avocado Pudding

I’ve tried the avocado/cocoa blend before and wasn’t too impressed.  But, after reading this post, I decided to give it a try again.  I know, never get a second chance to make a first impression, right?  But, I believe in second chances.  Oh the cliches….  🙂

Hooray for second chances.  This was much better!  I’ve had it twice already.  The texture is light and creamy and it’s only slightly sweet, so it’s a great snack.  For a rich dessert, I’d go with this chocolate pudding.  For a nice mid-afternoon snack, this banana/avocado/cocoa blend is perfect.  This week I plan on making it again and letting my kids use it as a dip for fruit and graham crackers.

topped with shredded coconut and cocoa nibs

Here is my modified version:

Chocolate Avocado Banana Pudding

  • 1 avocado
  • 4T rounded cocoa powder
  • 1/4c almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1-2T honey or 1 packet stevia or sweetener of choice
  1. Combine all in blender (I used the magic bullet)
  2. Process and scrape bowl a few times until thoroughly combined and fluffy.

Salad Love – part deux

Some salads I’ve been enjoying these days:

Field Greens, Dulse, Hemp Seeds, Macadamia Oil (where have you been my whole life?), Cilantro, Avocado, Lime Juice

Shredded zucchini, cherry tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, salt

Field Greens, Roasted Vegetable Salsa (not raw)

Red Pepper Hummus

I had 6 red bell peppers from our farmshare box to use.  My 4-year-old eats raw bell peppers daily, but even she can’t eat 6 in a week.  Here she is eating a pepper on her 2nd birthday.  Isn’t she a sweetie?

Anyway, I was looking for something to do with bell peppers beyond just slicing and eating and came across the recipe for Red Pepper Hummus from Ani’s Raw Food Essentials by Ani Phyo.

Ingredients: ground sesame seeds, garlic, sea salt, bell pepper, tahini and lemon juice.

I loved it!  It made 2 cups and I ate it for lunch for a couple of days.  The first day I made a collard wrap with the hummus, more red peppers, avocado, shredded carrot, romaine and diced cucumbers.

On day 2, I ate the remaining hummus as a dip with vegetables and tomato, walnut zucchini crackers. When the kids go to nap/rest time, I sometimes like to make platters like this just for me.  It feels indulgent, especially since I usually eat it while sitting on the couch catching up on DVR shows.  It’s funny what feels indulgent once you become a mom….

Key Lime Smoothie

Stop what you’re doing and make this right now.  Seriously.  It is that good – if you like creamy, tart and sweet.  And if you don’t, well, you have bigger problems.  🙂

It is from Living Raw Food by Sarma Melngailis

  • 3/4 c fresh squeezed green apple juice
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 chopped (frozen) banana
  • 1/4 c fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 c agave (honey could work too)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Blend and enjoy the sensation of drinking a pie.