Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kick-Off to 31-Day Challenge

It's been five years since I did my only 31-Day Challenge. Afterwhich, I remained high raw and felt phenomenal. That is until July of 2007 when I went through a pretty major lifestyle change. Although I stayed raw through most of the day, my dinners were usually SAD ... terribly sad, as a matter of fact! To the tune of 45 pounds, but that can also be attributed to my transition from an active lifestyle to a sedentary one. Well folks, it's time to get my life back on track.

I started this blog last year with the intention of "getting my life back on track" but didn't quite achieve the success I had desired. I re-read my first post and noticed I mentioned starting a 31-day challenge back then. Not sure what happened there!!

The first time I went raw was very easy for me. The second time, not so much. You really have to be in the right frame of mind, and although I started out that way at the beginning of this year, I vascillated a bit. I managed to lose 15 pounds, but I still have 20 more to shed.

So here I am again ... I decided to start a 30-day challenge tomorrow - October 1st. To keep myself accountable, I will be posting my daily consumption of raw foods. To motivate myself, I finally purchased a long-coveted item to add to my raw kitchen!


YEEEEHA!! If anyone needs a dehydrator, I have a cute lil Nesco American Harvest for sale! = )

Tomorrow's the day! I'm eager to start experimenting with new dehydrated snacks and getting myself to high raw again! Wooohooo!! =D

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Peachy Grape Green Smoothie




Whipped this up the other day and it has become one of my favorites!





Combine in blender:
2 handfuls of Spinach
1-1/2 LARGE Peaches (or 2 Medium)
2 handfuls of Red Grapes
1 Orange, peeled
1 cup of Ice
1 cup raw Almond Milk or Water


It's much creamier with the almond milk, but tastes great both ways!

Blend and enjoy!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

RICH & RAWESOME FUDGY NUTZ!!

I had a hankering for some Turtles; those simply delicious candies made with caramel, chocolate and walnuts. Mmmmmm mmmmmmm good!!! BUT! There's a price to pay for eating those scrumptious treats, so I decided to come up with a raw alternative to satisfy my craving. It took me about 15 minutes to whip up something delectable and RAW that is simply delicious and oh so quick and easy to make!! Wooohoooo!!

By the way, if you're trying to lose weight, you may not want to eat too many of these.

RICH & RAWESOME FUDGY NUTZ

1/2 cup of raw walnuts
1/2 cup of raisins

In a food processor, blend the walnuts and raisins until it makes a greasy "Playdoh" consistency.

Wrap in a paper towel to absorb some of the oil from the raisins.

Roll about 1/2 tsp. of the fudge into a ball, flatten and press a walnut on top. If you don't care about presentation, then just roll the fudge around a walnut and enjoy. You can also drop the "fudge ball" into some cacao for a nice dusting.

Enjoy!!