Monday, March 21, 2016

Raw Food Recipe Menu: March 20, 2016



Hello! I hope you're enjoying these first days of spring! The weather has been pretty wonderful around here and I've been enjoying the outdoors and seed starting and all the bright, shiny, hopeful things that happen this time of year.

Here are some raw recipes that take advantage of some of the things coming into season.

Breakfast
Pineapple Green Smoothie
serves 2 ~ $1.75 per serving
 




ingredients
  • 3 cups chopped romaine (or favorite green) ($1.00)
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple, frozen ($2.00)
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (optional) ($.20)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla ($.10)
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ice cubes
  • stevia to taste (optional)
directions
  • In a high powered blender, puree the greens until liquefied and very smooth. 
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.

nutritional information:      calories: 156      fat: 0 gr      carbs: 42 gr      protein: 3 gr






Lunch
Deviled Avocados
serves 1 ~ $1.50 per serving
 
 

ingredients
  • 1 avocado, chopped ($1.25)
  • 1tablespoon finely chopped celery ($.05)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion ($.05)
  • 2 teaspoons mustard ($.05)
  • 2 teaspoons mayo  (use something like Veganaise or make your own) ($.10)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Lettuce and optional tomato for serving
directions
  • Coarsely chop the avocado, add the remaining ingredients, then stir gently until evenly incorporated. 
  • Store leftovers for up to a day or two in an air tight container.


nutritional information:       calories: 280       fat: 37 gr      carbs: 15 gr      protein: 3 gr



Dinner
Red Pepper Pasta
serves 2 ~ $2.80 per serving





  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced ($.70)
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced ($.70)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced ($1.50)
  • 1 cup black or kalamata olives ($1.50)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion ($.20)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.40)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ($.20)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or agave (optional, for those who like a touch of sweet) ($.20)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1-2 medium sized zucchini, spiralized
 
directions
  • Prepare the red and yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, olives, and onion and place in a medium sized bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, syrup, onion powder, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour over the prepared vegetables. Allow to marinate for at least a half hour, but it can marinate as long as a day.
  • When ready to eat, simply pour the marinated veggies and marinade over a portion of spiralized zucchini noodles and toss.


 

 
 
nutritional information:      calories: 389      fat: 23 gr      carbs: 35 gr      protein: 11 gr





 Dessert
Chocolate Orange Truffle
makes 24 ~ $.54 per truffle (a serving is three truffles)




 
ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds ($8.00)
  • 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped ($4.00)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder ($1.00)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • Cocoa powder for rolling
directions
  • In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the almonds until finely ground. This takes about a minute. 
  • Add in the pitted and chopped dates, cocoa powder, vanilla and orange extract. 
  • Process again until the mixture begins to clump together. 
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out even sized balls, and roll between hands to shape. 
  • For the final finish, roll each truffle lightly in cocoa powder.
 
Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 24 truffles.
 
nutritional information:       calories: 105      fat: 6 gr       carb: 12 gr       protein: 3 gr
 
 
 
 
 
Total cost for the day: $7.67
total calories: 1,140
total fat: 78 gr
total carb: 128 gr
total protein: 26 gr
 
 




Aftertought ...

What does a mostly raw, some cooked vegan grocery cart look like? Well, mine looks like this ...




How about you?



3 comments:

  1. Yum! These look great! I appreciate the meal plan format and price breakdown too. Thank you so much! Have a happy and wonderful day. :)

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    1. Hi EiM :). Thanks so much for saying. Hope you have a great day, too! :)

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  2. I love your site! Thanks for all the inspiration and great recipes!!!

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