Monday, March 17, 2014

Raw Food Recipe Menu: March 16, 2014 ... Happy St. Patrick's Day!






Green is associated with Saint Patrick's Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock. Enjoy these green recipes today and any day!


Breakfast
Green Smoothie (or Popsicles)
makes one batch ~ $2.40 per batch

This recipe is really two recipes in one! It's a recipe for a green smoothie, and also a recipe for spinach popsicles! You can make one, either, or both!

You'll need:

  • 2 bunches of spinach ($1.80)
  • 3 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.60)
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • a little stevia, which is optional

 Blend the water and spinach in a blender until smooth. The add the frozen bananas and a little stevia and blend again on high speed until smooth.

For a smoothie, just drink it like it is.

For popsicles, pour the mixture into popsicle trays and freeze for several hours or overnight.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled if you're really hungry!

Here's our recipe video!








Lunch
Green Pea Soup
serves 2 ~ $1.70 per serving
 

Not all peas are created equal. There are "snap peas," which have edible pods, and "shell peas," which have inedible pods and the larger peas inside are the parts used. This recipe calls for shelled peas, which can be fresh or frozen. Frozen peas will work really well, though they may not be raw.

ingredients
  • 2 cups peas ($1.75)
  • 1 avocado ($1.49)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk ($.70)
  • 1 small onion ($.15)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
directions
  • Set aside a half cup of the peas. 
  • In a blender, puree the rest of the peas, avocado, almond milk, and salt and pepper until very smooth.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in bowls and top with the reserved peas and minced onion.
nutritional information 

calories: 298      fat: 19 gr      carbs: 34 gr      protein: 12 gr
 Dinner
Cucumber Salad
serves 2 ~ $2.75 per serving
ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers ($1.00)
  • 1 medium onion ($.05)
  • 1/2 avocado ($.75)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20) 
  • 1 teaspoon  tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 oz arugula ($3.50)
  • red pepper flakes
This is super simple and it's the dressing that makes it creamy and delish.
In a small bullet type blender, puree about half of one of the cucumbers, a couple onions slices, the half avocado, olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper until very creamy and smooth. This will take a couple minutes.
Slice the rest of the cucumbers and onion and toss with the arugula. Dress and add a few crushed red pepper flakes.
Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
nutritional information:       calories: 307      fat: 49 gr      carbs: 40 gr      protein: 9 gr



 Dessert
Pistachio Ice Cream
serves 2 ~ $1.19
ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado ($.88)
  • 4 ripe bananas ($.60)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.20)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ($.20)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup pistachios ($.50)
Fruit and nuts. That's all this is, but it feels like a treat ...
In a food processor with the "S" blade, puree the avocado, bananas, agave, vanilla, and salt until very smooth. This will take a few minutes. Process in an ice cream maker until the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Fold in the pistachios and freeze until firm.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, just freeze the puree and stir every half hour or so until it's firm, adding the pistachios just before firm.
 
nutritional information:       calories: 552      fat: 22 gr      carbs: 92 gr      protein: 8 gr
 

4 comments:

  1. Hippy Mom, this blog is beautiful...

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  2. this food looks so good! I am not a strictly raw eater but this is inspiring. Best "raw food" thing I've had is kale pineapple salad with lemon coconut oil dressing and red pepper flakes and maybe sesame seeds were in there too-very good. The lemon "cooks" the kale, it is sweet, spicy and great textures/tooth.

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