Monday, December 31, 2012

Raw Crumble

This crumble recipe is inspired by one introduced to me by my friend Stephanie. The crumble can go over any fruit salad or combined with a good quality yogurt (raw or not, yogurt has wonderful live cultures that make the gut happy. Probiotics are our friends ;)

I always use raw organic ingredients whenever possible.

Raw Crumble
1 cup almonds
1 cup dates
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)

Process nuts, dates and seeds separately in a food processor to a crumbly consistency. Combine all ingredients in processor and pulse until well mixed. Spoon over your favorite fruit salad. Store in airtight container in refrigerator to maintain freshness.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Watermelon Cooler

Summer is here and I wanted something fast and simple to cool off.  I've never tried a watermelon smoothie before but couldn't resist trying.  Watermelon is naturally sweet and juicy, alkalizing and a staple of a summer diet.  Here is what I came up with:

Watermelon Cooler

2 cups watermelon cubes
1 cup ice

That's it!  Place the watermelon in the blender first.  It's so juicy that you don't need to add any water.  Blend, serve and enjoy.  Its that simple.
This recipe makes one large serving or could be two smaller servings if you are willing to share.

I've been using tiny ice cubes from a special tray I bought that creates little cubes rather than the standard large cubes and I love it.  The tiny cubes blend more easily - my Blendtec can easily handle the large cubes but I like how the littles blend up so quickly and with a lot less noise.

I am committed to consuming a lot more smoothies this summer so I will be posting mostly smoothie recipes for a while.  No doubt I will come across some raw food recipes to post now and then as well :) Here's to summer!!