Posts tagged blueberries

Healthy Eats Playdate II – Recipes

Thanks to everyone for coming to the playdate yesterday! We had such a great time. Dylan was excited to hang out with some of his ‘older’ friends. I really appreciate everyone chipping in on the recipe ingredients. And those organic bananas were particularly tasty…Thanks Heather! ; ) A lot of the recipes that we made were repeats of the one in my previous post below, so I will just post the Blueberry Truffle Recipe (aka Raw Blue Balls with Nuts) here. Let me know if you have any questions and/or if you want me to provide you with a recipe that ‘sneaks in’ a particular vegetable. ENJOY!!

Blueberry Truffles

1 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Almonds
5 Dates (soaked for 15 min and pitted)
2 Tbs Raw Cacao Powder

Put into Food Processor
Roll into Balls
Dehydrate at 110 for 5 hours if desired

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Raw Food Dessert – Blueberry Chia Cooler

This is one of my new favorites! And it is so easy to make. Just blend the ingredients below in your vitamix or blender!

BLUEBERRY CHIA COOLER
1 cup frozen blueberries (you can use fresh blueberries; just add a couple of extra ice cubes)
1/4 banana
1/4 cup chia seed gel (instructions below)
About 4 ice cubes
Stevia to taste (or no sweetener is your blueberries and bananas are sweet!)

Power up the vitamix and pour into your favorite chilled glass!

Why Chia Seed?? They are high in Omega 3 and Omega 6, calcium and protein! They are also super hydrating which is perfect for a hot summer day. You buy the chia seeds and then make the gel because chia seeds alone absorb water. If eaten alone they can absorb water from your intestinal tract which can cause dehydration (defeating the purpose of this hydrating drink!)

How to make Chia Seed Gel
I learned this from my friend, Rene Oswald. She has a great book called “Transitioning to Living Cuisine” which gives you the instructions on making this ‘oh so healthy’ concoction!
1/4 cup chia seed
2 cups water
Put 2 cups water in container. SLOWLY pour Chia Seed into water while whisking. Let sit for 4 min and whisk again. Let sit for 10 minutes and then refrigerate!

Blueberry Chia Cooler

Blueberry Chia Cooler

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My Breakfast this morning – Green Smoothie

This morning, I had a delicious Green Smoothie for breakfast. Here is the recipe:

Two Frozen Bananas
Handful Frozen Blueberries
2 large handfuls spinach
3 stalks celery
2 tablespoons chia seed gel
About 8 ice cubes
2 cups water
2 scoops stevia (I use the scoop in the container)

Blend in Vitamix!

It was so delicious! My husband and I split it, but I also had some raw granola. My appetite int he morning is nearly insatiable! Oh, I think I had an apple too.

My Raw Breakfast 0 Green Smoothie

My Raw Breakfast 0 Green Smoothie

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