serves 1 ~ $.70 per serving
1 banana ($.15)
1 tablespoon walnuts ($.05)
1 tablespoon coconut flakes ($.10)
1 cup almond milk ($.40)
This doesn’t contain any actual cereal grains, but does give that same feeling of nice big bowl of cereal and milk. The milk is even sweet and drinkable when finished.
Layer the banana, nuts, and coconut flakes in a bowl. Pour in almond milk. Top with pinch of cinnamon and an optional teaspoon of agave or other sweetener.
fat: 20 gr
carbs: 41 gr
protein: 6 gr
Mimi Kirk’s Simple Mediterranean Salad
serves 2 ~ $3.82 per serving
4 firm heirloom tomatoes or slightly green tomatoes, cut into wedges ($3.00)
2 sweet red or yellow peppers, seeded, cored, and sliced into thin strips ($2.10)
1small or 1/2 medium sweet onion or red onion, sliced into strips ($.10)
1/2 cucumber, coarsely diced ($.25)
1 cup raw olives, pitted ($1.59)
good quality extra-virgin olive oil ($.30)
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice ($.30)
himalayan or celtic sea salt, to taste
freshly milled pepper to taste
This recipe is from Mimi Kirk’s wonderful new book, Live Raw.
This is one of the best raw food books I’ve read. Mimi’s recipes are elegant and gourmet, but they’re also very simple and easy to make.
To make the Simple Mediterranean Salad … place the vegetables in a bowl and sprinkle generously with extra-virgin olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper. Let salad rest for 15-20 minutes to meld flavors together.
Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary. Flavors should be lemony and light.
Serve on chilled lettuce leaves.
fat: 20 gr
carbs: 19 gr
protein: 5 gr
serves 4 ~ $1.80 per serving
1 cup ground flax seeds ($.50)
1/2 cup whole flax seeds ($.30)
1 cup water
6 carrots ($1.20)
1 red bell pepper ($.59)
1 medium onion ($.05)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 zucchini, peeled and chopped ($1.29)
2 tablespoons tahini ($.20)
1 tablespoon olive oil ($.10)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tomato, sliced ($2.00)
1 onion, thinly sliced ($.05)
4 oz mushrooms, marinated and dehydrated (optional) ($1.10)
This doesn’t taste like traditional pizza, and it’s also not quite like a tostada … but I’ve called it pizza because that’s what it looks like.
The crust can be started the evening before and left in the dehydrator to get crispy. Start by soaking the ground and whole flax seeds in the one cup water. They will get gelatinous and this is what helps hold the crust together.
While the flax is soaking, in food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the remaining crust ingredients until smooth. Stir into the soaked flax. Spread thinly on teflex or plastic covered dehydrator trays.
Let dehydrate for a couple hours, then score into desired shapes and flip. Peel the sheet off the back of the crust and let it finish drying on the screen.
To make the hummus, simply process all the ingredients in the food processor with the “S” blade until very smooth.
Assemble the pizzas by breaking the crusts long the score lines, spreading on a layer of hummus, and adding the toppings.
fat: 25 gr
carbs: 23 gr
protein: 12 gr
Da Da Daiquiri
serves 2 ~ $1.49 per serving
juice from 1 lime ($.69)
1 cup strawberries ($1.29)
1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed ($.70)
1 tablespoon agave or sweetener of choice ($.20)
2-3 tablespoons sparkling soda water ($.10)
a few mint leaves
I’ve never liked alcohol, but have always had a fascination with the ritual and accessories that goes along with drinking … I even collected antique wine glasses for a while. Mimi has a “Mocktails” section in her new book
, and, wow, are there some great recipes and ideas. They’ve even sparked my urge to collect again!
To make the Da Da Daiquiri, blend all ingredients except ice in a blender. Pour into ice-filled jar with a lid and shake several times. Pour into glass through a strainer. Garnish with a piece of orange on a skewer.
fat: 1 gr
carbs: 34 gr
protein: 2 gr
serves 2~ $2.82 per serving
1 ripe cantaloupe, cubed and frozen ($2.29)
1/2 cup pineapple juice ($.90)
juice of 3 oranges ($1.25)
1/2 cup coconut water ($1.00)
1 tablespoon coconut aminos ($.20)
The Mocktails section is one of my favorite parts of Mimi’s book, and it set me off experimenting. This drink was clean, fresh, and just sweet enough. Because ti was inspired by her book, I decided to call it The Mimi.
In a blender, puree the cantaloupe until smooth. Add the rest of the juices, coconut water, coconut aminos, and stir.
fat: 4 gr
carbs: 34 gr
protein: 4 gr
Total cost for the day: $7.81
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Mimi, at age 72, is a mom of 4, grandmother of 7, and has had several fascinating careers … including board game and jewelry designer, Las Vegas showgirl, and stand-in for Mary Tyler Moore. She’s been vegetarian and vegan for most of the last 40 years, and is now a raw vegan. She has some amazing tips on food, diet, longevity, aging, and living well.
Mimi’s book, Live Raw, is packed with stunning full color photos taken by Mimi’s boyfriend, Mike Mendell, and includes a detoxifying program, easy to read charts of what vitamins we need and what foods they’re in, and lots of beautiful and delicious recipes … including Lemony Cheesecake, Butternut Squash Soup, Mike’s Burger, Stuffed Grape leaves, Pomodoro Lasagna, and more.
And if you can’t wait, you can order your own copy of Live Raw HERE