Posts Tagged ‘avocado’

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!

Before:

After:

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.  🙂

Rainy Day Eats

It’s raining and raining here in my world today.  In my pre-kids days, I’d be at work drinking lots and lots of hot tea on these kinds of days, unless of course it was a weekend in which case I’d be in my pjs sleeping, reading or watching either Lifetime movies, House, CSI or NCIS.  I have strange taste in TV, no?  What do “Mother May I Sleep With Danger” and CSI have in common?  Not much.

Rainy days at home with two small kids does not allow for shameless and thoroughly enjoyable marathon TV watching.  We did watch 3 episodes of Little Bear, but it was nowhere near as satisfying as Dr. House or Gil Grishom.  Sorry Little Bear.

My rainy day enjoyment today was limited to watching my kids play in the rain while sipping a cup of hot tea (way better than sipping hot tea at work) and a nice bowl of choco-avocado-banana pudding while the kids watched their 3rd TV show.I love this stuff and eat it a couple of times a week.

This pudding + Dr. House = pure bliss….

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?