Friday, November 9, 2012

Raw Food Friday #1

Happy Friday!  As I mentioned on last week, I'll be making a few changes to our eating habits.  I hate the word "diet."  At some point in the last 6 months we started eating a bit less healthy so it's time to make a change.

I thoroughly enjoyed the No-Bake series I posted here a few months ago so I've decided to make a long-term series called Raw Food Friday.  There are SO MANY healthy, raw food meals out there and I can't wait to share them.  Every Friday I am going to try my darndest to eat raw.  All day!  I won't bore you with in-between snacks of carrot and celery sticks but I'll try to include more than one meal when possible.

1 tablespoon chia seeds (or flax seeds)
1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
1/2 cup mango juice
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh mango chunks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/c cup spinach
*I add 2 scoops of SP complete powder which is a whole food protein powder with veggies included* It also comes Dairy-free 
Add all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.   Add ice and blend until smooth.  Serve.  It might be easier if you blended your chia or flax seeds in a food processor first but that just makes more to clean up.

Today I'll have a shake for breakfast and another for lunch!  Dinner will be a large salad with homemade Apple Cider Viniagrette dressing!  It may not sound all that exciting but I'm looking forward to sharing more next week!

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  1. Sounds delicious..

    You are invited to come and join us at the Follow Who? Social Weekend HOP.
    Hope to wee you!

  2. Are you using sprouted chia/flax seeds (can they be sprouted?) in this smoothie?

    1. I actually soaked the flax seeds first. Technically they are sprouted.

  3. That sounds really good, my kids love yogurt/fruit smoothies. I have not tried to sneak vegetables in on the yet ; ) Thanks for linking up on Super Sweet Saturday.

  4. Yum, Yum!

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)


  5. Looks like a wonderful recipe!

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  6. This is a great recipe! So healthy. Thanks for sharing!

  7. The smoothie looks delicious! Good for you trying to eat raw all Fridays. I have to say the salad with the apple cider vinaigrette sounds delicious!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

    1. The salad dressing is AMAZING! I found it the very first time I did a detox and I've been using it every since!

  8. Yum!! I love smoothies. Such an easy way to get your fruit and make an easy meal!

    Thank you for linking up your favorite post to Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up!
    Come back Friday to see if you were featured!!


  9. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by my blog and follow me back.


  10. If that blueberry smoothie is indicative of the changes forthcoming, your family is in for a lot of treats. :) That looks delish!

    I’m visiting from the Raising Imperfection Hop.

  11. Sounds good! I am still on the path leading up to eating healthy!!! Baby steps are certainly getting me there and I have some habits that are definitely needing to be broken. We enjoy our smoothies in this household and always on the lookout for new combos. I haven't tried one with flax seeds yet. new follower :)

  12. Good for you on setting this healthy goal. I've been wanting to eat better but I've been lacking motivation. Your smoothie looks very yummy, thanks for linking up to Our Favorite Things this week.

  13. Oh my, that sounds wonderful and healthy! Who would've guessed there was celery and spinach in it?? Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble!

  14. I hate the word "diet" too, and I love he Raw Foods Friday idea. I had a yummy cocoa, flax and banana smoothie this morning :) Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

  15. This looks really yummy! Just found your adorable blog through the blog hop! I am excited to be your newest follower and get to know you :) I love new recipes! I would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

    SarahJane @

  16. Mmm, I love smoothies! I haven't for a while cuz I fell out of the habit, but I used to make one for breakfast every morning. :-)

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  17. This looks delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe!! I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime.


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