Friday, July 13, 2012

Cafe Gratitude and Peach Smoothie

If I could have three meals a day here I would. I added Maca powder to this yummy peach smoothie.

 Basically, the menu as a whole is the ideal clean way of eating and is packed with all the superfoods

 like Kale, Acai, Beets, and Raw Cacao (think milkshakes and agave-sweetened desserts). I may be

 back for lunch.

But because this can get really expensive, really fast here's my at-home peach smoothie recipe:

1 ripe, organic peach

1 tablespoon organic almond butter

1 teaspoon organic agave syrup

2 cups organic coconut milk

Blend until smooth.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Plum Cake

I promised my aunt that I would make cookies for my grandmother's 40th day memorial. It's hard to

think of going to her house without her being there, and baking while on Clean seems just as ridiculous.

 I'm in one of those use-what-you-already-have moods and just came away with two big bowls of

 plums from our backyard. It's hard to bake and not lick the spoon. Until I have better sweet alternatives

 for the family, I'm going to stick to the traditional stuff. Rome wasn't built in a day or even 6.

I had two smoothies today and made falafel from all that wonderful Bob's Red Mill garbanzo flour. The

recipe is right on the bag. Dr. Junger recommends that you have the non-juice meal for lunch, but it's

 just easier to feed all of us at the same time some days.

Regardless of the diet over-haul I'm enjoying having some edibles in our yard.

Plum Cake recipe:

Thursday, July 5, 2012


About four days into the Clean program and I tried this socca recipe that we just devoured. I also got a

 trainer three weeks ago, so clearly I am serious about something. I even (barely) made it through a

 county fair yesterday without so much as a deep-fried morsel passing my lips.* Okay off to read

Chocolate Fever to little guy.

*The previous weekend I spent making cupcakes and a cake, licking chocolate frosting off my fingers and eating pizza and the best veggie corn dog, purportedly the best in the world thank goodness because it will probably be the last one I eat for a long time. I admit, in the middle of munching on a slice of pizza this past Sunday, in the midst of reflecting on my sins, I thought, oh, Middle America, this is how people become obese.