Nirvana Coconut Water I've bought several different types of coconut water and some I've really hated but fortunately the one I tried today was really wonderful. There is a subtle sweetness to this drink so it was quite enjoyable. The real reason I'm including this in today's narrative is because soon thereafter my headache went away. I was totally surprised that I didn't have to take any medicine. I think I will have to stock up on this type of coconut water. A drink is better than a drug, hmmm?
The Raw Revolution diet plans are much less prescriptive than the ones we've followed thus far. The variety that each recipe offers helps clean out the fridge of accumulated veggies from prior meals. And there's no running off to the grocery store nearly everyday for the one or two things you have to have for a recipe.
Later in the morning we have veggie juice. So excited to get the juicer out again. Just amazing the difference in the amount of produce one uses for a juice vs. a smoothie. Cherie's menus feature this Green Giant Juice pretty much every day. This juice has kale, romaine, cucumber, an apple, lemon and some celery. The apple, lemon and cucumber in this juice gives it a light, refreshing flavor. This nice green juice deserves at least a B+ in my book.
For lunch we got to repurpose yesterday's Broccoli Tahini Pate'. Although it's nice to try out as many recipes as possible I also like that she shows how to use something that we've already made in a few different ways. So today we use the pate as the basis for some veggie rolls with some onions and avocados thrown in. We're doing this two different ways. First, we smear the pate' on a collard leaf, add a few onions and avocado and roll it up. Then repeat with a sheet of Nori sea weed. Slice the rolls like a sushi roll and enjoy. I thought this was a great use of the pate'. I actually liked it better in the roll than I did as a dip with veggies last night.
The plan was to have the soup with a large salad - but I just couldn't eat that much. However I thought I'd give her dessert idea a try. So tonight we have Figgie Nut'ins. These sweet little nuggets are made from soaked figs and walnuts with almonds all processed together and then rolled into little balls to be either chilled or eaten right away. Personally - I ate them up right away. These are very nice, sweet but not too sweet and I'll definitely make these again. They get an A from me. Wish the picture looked more appetizing.
Here's the spreadsheet:
|Broccoli-Tahini Pate||Dip||Raw Rev||one||144||C|
|Green Giant Juice||Juice||Raw Rev||two||119||B+|
|Banana Blueberry Smoothie||Smoothie||Raw Rev||two||102||B|
|Garden Blend Soup||Soup||Raw Rev||two||188||A|
|Figgie Nut'ins||Dessert||Raw Rev||two||212||A|