Thursday, 31 January 2008
Okay so I finally got my bluetooth dongle today, so can now take pics on my phone and move them onto my pc! yipee
Here is from last week strawberry chocolate desert, topped with strawberries
4-5 Cut strawberries
1/2 cup coconut-- mature, grated or organic shredded store bought
blended, add carob to taste
This was rich and filling.. whats better than eating choc pudding first thing in the morning!! Tastes better than anything SAD I ever tasted!!
This one is in the making currently.
The base is raspberries/coconut
(15 rasberries/ 1/2 cup coconut)
layer on top carob/banana/raspberries
(3 tablespoons carob, 3 banana, 10 raspberries)
Just an experiment so very very rough.. but man it smells so so good!!
If it comes out well I will refine it at the and give you some proper measurements
Its dehydrating atm..so will report back when its finished!
Here is the base being mushed, and the dehydrating "pudding cake"
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Lots of people came to my desk, shook it, sniffed it..looked at this brown smoothie..perplexed as to what it was!... okay so blueberries I have found not such a great idea, they have a gelling property of their own-- which is fab for making raw jellies, but not so much for smoothie unless you want a giant brown jelly(JELLO to you lovely Americans)!!
Okay so I am in love with green smoothies, in fact I start getting a cold sweat if there isn't 3 hands of banana's and at least three types of greens in the fridge!!
Frozen Banana seems to make a velvety mylk that works as a perfect base, then soft fruits.. greens.. ice if wanted..for a kick a bit of cacao or goji berries towards the end..
My camera is down at the moment but I will take pictures and post recipes as soon as I can of various smoothie variations I am trying!!
I don't ever eat greens, but more than happy to drink them this way!
Go on...be brave... try a green smoothie... (green moustache..far sexier than a mlyk one!!)
As a side note:
Some fab Green smoothie sites I found today
Green Smoothie Recipes http://www.eatsprouts.com/blend/green.html
Valerie Winters Experiment (closed now but awesome) http://greensmoothieexperiment.blogspot.com/
Some green..... raw-kin video's!!
So glad you enjoy my little commentary!! So pleased, it was one of those nights I was feeling so low, and this has shoved me and kept me going!! -- was just thinking how to keep going, keep inspiring and starting a little raw-volution in my home!!
Thank you so much.. link here for Writers Review :)
So with that.. I will continue, if my rambling on is inspiring then I hope long may it continue!!
Today had a huge green smoothie; greens, blueberries, 2 banana and some agave, raw cacao
Going to make banana mlyk tonight
Excited, motivated!!.. watch this space :)
Sunday, 27 January 2008
Had a chilled weekend, did a little shopping. Trying to plan what I want to eat for a few days is a bit tricky right now, either I dont want to eat anything or I am very very hungry!!
Bought these bits for green smoothies
Banana's 3 bunches
Loads of water
Almonds(for making mlyk)
So lots of green smoothies and water this week, keeping it simple. Feeling very drained still, so taking things easy, simple and clean!!
Supplementing with some green powders and aloe vera
Arranging a raw party for the near future, Will be testing the waters and seeing what location is best. I have a feeling London will get a lot more takers than out here in Norfolk!!.. but shall see!
Finally getting my camera back so I will be posting some pics again this week! yippee!
Sunday, 20 January 2008
I am hoping this will help my eyes to heal faster, taking it one day at a time right now.
Saturday, 19 January 2008
They are green and wonderful!!
Anyways I still have some lingering visual problems after the flu which still are there 3 weeks later, which is rough. It is hard having problems seeing, especially with my job which requires screen work constantly. Just hoping my sight returns to normal soon!!
I am eating lightly or not eating at all, just taking things easy and listening to my body. In a way it was a good thing having time out away from the PC for a short while
Also put things into perspective-- that its time to TAKE ACTION if I want to change my life now. Not just think about it. So I am setting to work on doing just that.
Today has been a nice pottering kind of day, extreme weather warnings here again for Rain and wind. Expect there will be a lot of flooding Monday to deal with at work-- but for now I will focus on rest and enjoying the weekend!!
Went shopping, bought various berries, water, LOADS of Sweetie fruit and some tomato
All in all feeling blissed out, taking a step back and actually changing things for myself.
Thursday, 17 January 2008
Anyway I will update soon
I am still having problems with my eyes, so I am taking things easy.
Good to be back in the blogging world!!
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Okay so I haven't numbered my days or anything like this, mainly because I want to be intuitive-- if I want juice, drink juice and if I want a smoothie-- go ahead with any condemnation. So that's the way I am playing it by ear right now.
My immune system is shot after 5 years on steroids for crohns. So I am just taking it slow coming out the other side of this week-- sinus infection not cleared yet. Very tired, but just focusing on nourishing myself with juice and getting some extra supplements down me also!
Going to take it slow this week and definitely keep in tune with my body-- resting when I need to, drinking juice when I need to and taking a break if I have to.
Looking forward to the times ahead though.
Juiced this morning :
Pear and lemon juice
Apple and lemon juice
Orange, grapefruit, clementine and lemon juice
Also made a green smoothie and stuck it in the back of the fridge-- Pear, spring greens, life's greens powder, cucumber, celery and lemon juice
I have had water today and a few sips of apple juice today-- the rest is in the fridge
Anyway that's all for today!
Saturday, 5 January 2008
My local organic man is a godsend!! He was getting re-stocked after the holidays but still chirpy and happy to help as always!! Anna's Farm Shop in Norwich-- well worth a visit!!
Got lovely cucumber, local apples, oranges, lemons, grapefruits and some spring greens to top up the fridge! -- This along with whats in the fridge should be great for a few days juicing
Also got some supplements, hemp seeds-- Never seen this company before Yaoh Organic De-Hulled Hemp Seeds. was about £5 for 250g which isnt bad. Dr Gillians are £3.99 for 100g.. and the jars were dusty in Holland and Barret!! So I took a raincheck and went to the Wholefoods store, I will let you know how I get on with this Yaoh Brand!
Also got H&B Life's Greens Powder-- Spirulina, various other greens, algae and Aloe Vera
Will try this out along with my usual coconut oil, juices, lemon water and yogi detox tea daily.
Did all that shopping, then been asleep since, still feeling like my body is repairing so taking it slow, very slow. Be up early to do yoga and start my juicing with a clear mind.
Okay adding juice for today
Friday, 4 January 2008
Also made a little jelly with the mixture..here it is.. (thats raw-kin jello to you americans!) ---just blueberries and blackberries
So..finally I am feeling a little better, less symptoms. Mainly the coughing, floaters in vision and glue eye now. but compared to Monday its a whole lot better now.
Going to soak in the bath tonight, get a proper steam and just relax. Tomorrow a new day, try to start juicing and getting myself ready for returning to work next week.
Will blog what juices I drink, will be a lot of water during the day-- I will pack what juices I can but ideally fresh juice is best!
Added a list for Juice Feasting blogs-- support you guys feasting right now, Neens blog I found today, so have added it-- raw-kin it!
Got a load of lovely vegan goodies for the bath for xmas, but haven't used anything since I have been poorly! Going to crack some of the stuff open later
Got this Vanilla bod @ Lush.co.uk-- Its VEGAN!!
From a lovely colleague..I will be in a creamy vanilla scented bath..relaxing to the max later!!
One thing I have missed this week is the gals I work with, they are a constant support-- whatever I do, they completely support me which is just awesome! So yeah..they all went to the trouble of ordering me raw choccies for xmas, and vegan smellies-- totally grateful to them, weekdays they are my little family. So its all good ..having a slushy moment!
2008 is going to be one of change, working on a lot of things right now.
Booking into Alissa's certification course in the next couple weeks, working on website and so forth. Massive support from the lovely Kristen , Much Love!!
So yeah watch this space... BIG things are coming!!
Thursday, 3 January 2008
This is what I have been doing, resting and resting-- finally some symptoms are easing. Its mainly the sensitivity to light which is causing me a problem, its very hard to leave the house right now with the bright winter sky. But I am going to try to go outside for a little tomorrow, and then a little more Saturday. Just to get some air.
So I have been just drinking water, lemon water and resting more. Will be good to finally have some juices over the weekend when I feel ready to try them again.
Got some vegan tonic today, I don't normally believe in supplementation of vitamins-- but right now I need to mend and keep healthy without having another bought. This is now 2nd episode in 4 months. So will start on that, and adding some more nutrition in a few days. I will keep a log of what juices.
If theres nothing mentioned for food or juice-- then its just water
A couple of people in my life have been asking about raw, a close friend who I have offered to support through trying it out-- from shopping to any other support needed.
My mother has kept asking and asking. She is eager about the weight loss, however she is still hesitant because of her diabetes-- I am reading up a lot to be able to help her and offer some practical ideas to add more raw to her diet. Its a traditional Asian/West Indian diet -- rice and chicken basically--Also noodles, small portions of vegetables. But not much variety, same thing every night.
I really want to be able to assist her, so researching more. Either way I am happy to help, offer support and try my best to coach using the experience I have gained with my own transition.
Anyway I shall be continuing to rest for now, looking forward to having some juices and feeling back to myself.. just have to be patient.
Right that's all for now!!
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Here I am after nearly 4 days in bed..with this thing..still feeling awful. Sinus infection, flu and glue eye -- whatever modern medicine wants to call detox its rough as. Been drinking lots of water, sleeping..and sipping lemon juice with agave
Taking things slow and mainly water fasting, when I am over this I think I will be supplementing and having as much juice as I can to get back to feeling normal again.
I managed to break my blender this morning trying to mix up something to stop me coughing my lungs up.. I was so upset!!.. going to have to replace it at the weekend once I am strong enough to leave the house again.. very annoyed..but it was cheap and had lasted me 18months, so cant complain! Think I will be going for a new one with a glass container ..lovely! Saving up for a vita-smooth for my birthday but that's 6 months away, so will get a glass one to tide me over, I use my blender 2-6 times a day so I really do need it, I have a tiny hand blender that will have to do for a few days!!
Thanks to the fabulous lot at... We Like it Raw.. I have had many recommendations for Alissa's chef certifications in the UK-- excited about this-- shall tell you more nearer the time!!
I am desperate for a t-shirt-- We Like it raw one-- Bring on that international shipping!! Mind you saying that when I do get one..think it will be impossible to get me out!!
Anyway off to wrap up warm on the sofa
Rawk-on dudes x
Tuesday, 1 January 2008
So day 1 of 2008 has been pretty chilled, lots of reflections, thinking and resting.
Sticking to my water still, trying to get this bug out of my system. Just taking it easy. Tried a little juice and it was too much for me, so water and lots of sun tea.
I had to put my cake in the freezer!! Much to my annoyance!! -- anyone who visits will be getting a large piece of cake!
Been doing a lot of research on certifications today, is mind blogging the amount of information and the sheer cost-- plus flights stateside etc etc. Is a lot to take on board.. but thinking.. thinking hard!! (harder than you think with a temperature!)
Lots of water 2-3 litres
Suntea --- mint and a little green extract
Few sips of apple juice
Thinking I will oil pull in the morning and try to get myself a bit perked up! Still feeling less than great, but a good improvement.
Excited for what this year will hold, it feels clean, fresh and full of superb energy.