Monday, June 3, 2013

Raw Food Menu: June 2, 2013 & Meal Plan Week Eleven




Breakfast
Kitchen Sink Smoothie
serves 2 ~ $1.70 per serving

ingredients
  •  2 big handfuls greens (kale, romaine, etc) ($.75)
  • 3 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.75)
  • 1 cup blueberries ($1.00)
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds ($.20)
  • 4 tablespoons hemp protein powder ($.90)
  • about 2 cups water for blending

I love making big, sweet, hearty green smoothies in the morning, and this is what I had this morning. I'm pretty sure I put just about everything I had in it, hence the name "(everything but the) Kitchen Sink Smoothie!"

My blender is small and weak, poor thing (but has lasted forever), so I blend my greens first. If you don't have a VitaMix or other high powered blender, this might work better for you, too. They get pretty smooth if I process them for a minute or two.

I also used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 50, 50% Protein Powder, 32-Ounce which is my favorite hemp powder. Manitoba Harvest leaves all the good omega-3s intact.

Just blend everything well until smooth and serve.


nutrition information:      calories: 342      fat: 9 gr      carb: 60 gr      protein: 14 gr      fiber: 13 gr




Lunch
Watermelon Tomato Salad with Mango Dressing
serves 2 ~ $3.33 per serving




Salad

4 oz lettuce (1.30)
1 cup watermelon, chopped (1.50)
1 tomato, sliced ($1.00)
1 cucumber, sliced ($.50)
1 small onion, sliced ($.20)

Dressing

1 cup mango ($1.00)
1 tablespoon tahini  ($.20)
4 dates ($.40)
1 orange, peeled ($.50)
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Red pepper flakes

Assemble the salad by arranging the greens and then topping with the watermelon, tomato, cucumber, and onion. Then, in a small blender, process the mango, tahini, dates, orange, garlic, salt, and pepper until very smooth. Pour over the salad and top with red pepper flakes. Any leftover dressing will last a day or two in the refrigerator.
nutritional information:       calories: 359         fat: 9 gr       carbs: 85 gr       protein: 9 gr

Dinner
Sweet Potato Noodles
serves 2 ~ $2.30 per person




3 sweet potatoes (2.50)
3 green onions ($.30)
6 tablespoons agave or maple syrup ($.60)
3 tablespoons olive or flax oil ($.30)
3 tablespoons lemon juice ($.30)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ($.30)
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup walnuts ($.30)

Spiralize the sweet potatoes using your chosen tool and method. Whisk together the agave, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. When ready to serve, toss with the sliced green onions and walnuts. If desired, warm the noodles in a dehydrator or a warm pan before serving. Store the noodles and dressing in separate containers.

nutritional information:       calories: 481      fat: 22 gr      carbs: 28 gr      protein: 5 gr



Dessert
Lemon Cherry Cheesecake
serves 8 - $1.50 per serving


crust
1 cup almonds ($2.00)
1 cup dates ($2.00)
pinch salt

filling
2 cups almonds, soaked and (optionally) blanched ($4.00)
1/4 cup lemon juice ($.40)
1/2 cup agave ($1.60)
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
1/2 cup water for blending

topping
1/2cup cherries ($.40)
1/2 cup dates ($1.00)
2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.40)
1/4 cup whole cherries ($.20)

In a food processor fitted with an “S: blade, process the almonds until coarsely ground. Add the dates and process until the mixture sticks together. Press into the bottom and up the sides of an eight inch springform pan.
For the filling, in a food processor fitted with an “S: blade, process the soaked almonds until finely ground. Add the lemon juice, agave, vanilla, and salt and process, using additional water as necessary. Pour into the prepared crust and smooth. Cover and freeze until firm

In a bullet type blender, process the cherries, dates, and lemon juice until very smooth. Stir in the whole cherries and spread over the top of the frozen pie. Cover and freeze again until firm.

To serve, remove from freezer about twenty minutes beforehand and allow the pie to thaw slightly before cutting and serving.

nutritional information:       calories: 343       fat: 21 gr       carb: 30 gr       protein: 6 gr 
  



Total cost for the day: $8.83
total calories: 1,525 
total fat: 61 gr
total carb: 223 gr 
total protein: 34 gr



Meal Plan Week Eleven
 
This week's meal plan includes the Watermelon Tomato Salad with Mango Dressing, Lemon Cherry Cheesecake, and Sweet Potato Noodles from above, more new recipes and old favorites.


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10 comments:

  1. that cheesecake looks magnificent! yum!

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  2. Is there a tomato in the sweet potato noodles? It says the soup may warm up? Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Oops, that was a total typo, thanks for pointing it out! I've edited it and the recipe is as it should be now.

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  3. Girl, you are so clever!! I just adore your recipes.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  4. Green never looked so tasty as on your header! Cool.

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  5. How long should almonds be soaked?

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    1. Hi dajewel ... in the cheesecake recipe above the almonds should be soaked for at least several hours and overnight is better. They don't need to be dehydrated after.

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