Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Green Machine :)

I haven't been feeling emotionally well the past couple days, a lot of ups and downs. I think it might be that for whatever reasons, cooked foods and a little bit of dairy snuck into my diet. I've notice that since eating highly raw living foods going back to cooked foods can sometimes be very pleasing, but in the long term not so much. The long term affects are really brutal on me, physically and emotionally. I am feeling better today, but I credit the greens for this and the sun!

Check out my greens for the day...

First my every day green juice :) I've given this recipe here before, but it is such a great combo that I'll share it again.

"Everyday Green Juice"
6-10 pieces of Romaine Lettuce (or any green you have on hand)
1 cucumber
1/2 a lemon
1 large apple or 2-3 small apples

I've been making it this way for so long I forgot that my old recipe called for a pinch of ginger! I'll have to start adding ginger again for that extra bite. Silly me :D

Second and certainly my new favorite soup is the Cream of Spinach Soup. This recipe comes from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food made Easy.

I am a super picky person when it comes to raw soups. I have made quite a few that haven't turned out, mostly my own concoctions. It takes a bit of practice to get what makes a delicious raw soup. This recipe nails it hands down. It incorporates veggies, spices and fats to make it a creamy bowl of goodness.

"Cream of Spinach Soup" (Serves 2 or 1 hungry person)

1 handful of spinach
1/2 a cucumber, peeled
1 tomato, cut in wedges
1/4 cup water (I used warm water and my soup ended being room temperature, rather than cold)
1 avocado
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons of Namo Shoyu or Soy Sauce
1/2 teaspoon of salt
dash of Cayenne Pepper
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil

Blend everything till smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.

This was so satisfying and tasty. I totally recommend it to living food beginners to the accomplished.

As you can see from my soup pictures, I'm outside enjoying today. It is so warm outside I almost think that spring might have left us for the day and summer decided to visit. Yesterday, since I was feeling well I stayed inside and cleaned everything. Our house is spotless, at least for a few hours. Anyway, my point is today I'm outside enjoying the sun, eating greens and feeling HAPPY!

Enjoy yourself today :)


Lorra Fae said...

If you are picky about raw soup, you HAVE to try this one - it is SO amazing.

I leave out the jalapeno because it's too spicy for me, and I use sea salt instead of Nama Shoyu. 1 tsp is enough, honestly. Try it, it's soooooooooooOooOoo good.

Maggie said...

I keep meaning to try fiery lava out because I remember you mentioning it befoe, thank you reminding me :D I'll make it tomorrow, grocery shooping day, so I'll have the ingridents! :D


Lorra Fae said...

it's so good, you'll luv it!