Friday, November 10, 2006

The Joys of being RAW...

You get to eat ice-cream for lunch! I could list 73 thousand million other reasons why raw is great but that one is enough for today!
So, here is Thursday's FLOG:

Breakfast - Green smoothie with silverbeet, mango, banana, water, young coconut water plus a little of the 'meat.' 2 apples, 1 orange.
Lunch - 2 apples. Three (small!) bowls of ice-cream (see below for details!)
Snack - 1 kiwi fruit, 1 mandarin, 2 apples.
Dinner - big fat salad!

If you've never tried banana 'ice-cream' you really ought to do so in the very near future. It doesn't matter if you're raw, vegan, vegetarian or a raging omnivore, everyone likes it. Example - I gave my grandad who is visiting a spoonful and his actual words were (imagine in very strong british accent - 30 something years in Aus hasn't changed that) "corr, I could eat raw food if I had to eat things like that!" (with an enormous grin on his face). Grandma had a spoonful too and couldn't believe what the ingredients are. That's cos the ingredients are... banana! Break bananas into pieces and freeze for a minimum of 12 hours. When you're almost ready for ice-cream, get them out and allow to partially defrost while you get the food processor/blender, bowl and spoons ready (though it might not make it from the food processor to the bowl! lol!).
Put bananas in food processor/blender and turn it on. At first they'll go all lumpy and weird but just keep going and eventually you get something that looks like a soft serve ice cream and tastes amazing.
I made three flavours yesterday - plain, pecan and (seeded) raisin (that's the one in the picture) and 'Teenage Caronut.' That one had young coconut and truly raw carob powder (most is roasted, but not this!) but the young coco wasn't so young anymore, which meant it didn't really get chopped up and the ice cream was pretty lumpy. Still tasty though!
Okay, that's all for today - go make ice cream!


At 3:46 am, Blogger Urban Vegan said...

I could get used to the ice cream idea.

hey--where do you buy young coconut water? see this in lots of raw recipes. but since I'm new to it, I have no idea what to look for or where. Thanks!

At 6:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love your blog and the beautiful pictures. Thank you for posting what you eat. As a raw food Nutritonal Consultant I think there is not enough greens in your diet in proportion to the amount of fruit you eat. Adding green smoothies and blended salads would be a great idea. For more info you could look at articles on I could make more suggestions but this is a great start.

At 8:51 am, Blogger Freedom said...

Hey UV, good to *see* you here again. To answer your question, I get my young coconut water from inside young coconuts! Lol! But seriously, I get the young cocos from an Asian supermarket (cheap) or, if they don't have any in, there is actually a regular supermarket not too far from me that carries them (twice the price!). So check out your local asian supermarket/chinatown and I bet you can find them.

Hey there anonymous, thanks for the kind words! I do eat a lot of green smoothies and salads - I'm drinking a gs right now! :-) I also regularly consult with a raw naturopath who is helping me make sure my diet is optimum. I'm not sure how far back you've read my blog, but I'm actually overcoming a serious eating disorder so sometimes it is still really hard to get enough food in me since my sstomach has shrunk so much. I fully understand the importnace of greens for the multitude of minerals they contain and I'm always trying to cram more in!
Thanks again and please keep visiting!

At 1:31 am, Blogger ChristineKane said...

Hi there,

I've been a reader for a while now. I'm curious about something and I want to ask you if you experienced this.

I've been vegan since June. And I'm a performer and songwriter, so I tour quite a bit. (which, in the US is hard when it comes to food.) When I was on the road, I was out looking in a local co-op and found these raw food dishes prepared by someone who had studied under Juliano. (I didn't know that at the time though!) It was hands-down the best food I've ever eaten.

So, that's how it started. And I've SLOWLY been moving towards a raw food diet. In the past week, I've been *almost* totally raw. (finally got a dehydrator!)

And this week, I am POOPED! I mean, REALLY tired. I'm also craving lots of stuff. (Okay, and I'm kind of angry too!)

anyway, I've done enough health work (I used to have an eating disorder too) to know this could be a healing response. But I'm wondering if this is just a normal Raw Food Newbie reaction? (I had a similar phase with vegan-ism. But then I just craved cheese!)

anyway, thanks! My apologies for the LONG comment!

At 8:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey I did not know you had a eating disorder. I'll say a prayer for you. You are on your way to great health. And keep posting.
I will keep reading.

Christine who just posted could be deficient in B 12.

At 4:48 pm, Anonymous paleo girl said...

Hi, just wanted to say this looks so yummy! I do a low carb paleolithic plan with mostly meat and fish, but I can have nutritious whole foods desserts with your recipes. Thanks for posting 'em!

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