Tuesday, May 22, 2012

RAW Banana Cocount Kream Pudding

In an effort to escape reality for a moment I thought I would try and post a post. We are mourning the very recent loss of my one and only sister. She was 6 years older than me, married to a wonderful man and has a beautiful daughter. Even though she was my older sister I always felt the need to be the one to "care" and protect her from things I knew were hurting her--but unfortunately it just wasn't possible. The reality of her being gone, my brain is neglecting to process, as we are also still mourning the loss of my mother-in-law. Two beautiful lives, two beautiful women who had such an impact on so many lives. One can only put all of their trust in God and know that His will is perfect and some day all of this will make sense.

 I thought I would share what I created today for a treat.
Tonight for dinner I had a 25 oz jar of green juice. Delicious yes, filling yes, but a half hour later and I wanted something creamy and slightly sweet. I created a spur of the moment, raw banana kream pudding--yummy!
Here is my recipe.

RAW Banana Coconut Kream Pudding

by Elizabeth @ rawlivingandlearning.blogspot.com

1/3 C dried flaked organic coconut (raw and unsweetened), soaked 30 min.
1/3 C raw cashews, soaked for 30 min., then drain and rinse
2 bananas
4 T white chia seeds, soaked in a 8 T of water for 30 min.
raw powdered vanilla to taste
tiny pinch of Himalayan salt (optional)

In a high speed blender pour the soaked and rinsed cashews, one of the bananas, salt, vanilla, and the coconut with its soaking water. Blend until smooth. Pour over the chia that has been soaking and mix well until smooth. Top with the other banana, sliced into rounds. Enjoy!

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for the last days I was able to spend at my sister's bedside. I love you!

God has set aside the kingdom of God for the childlike—for those who are loving enough to trust and obey Him and humble enough to depend on Him.

— from Ask the Bible Geek

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pineapple Sprout Salad

Things are mighty dark around here right now--going through some of the most difficult situations I've ever have to face. Needing a little sunshine; I had this for lunch today. Fenugreek sprouts may not be for everyone. I think they are either one you'll love or hate. No in between here--just my feeling, I of course love them!

Pineapple Sprout Salad

2 C sunflower greens (my very own)
1/4 C fenugreek sprouts (mine too)
2 C fresh, diced, pineapple

Eat with a bamboo fork and enjoy!

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for super supportive family and friends!! You know who you are! XOXO

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunny Tomato Salad

I usually grow my sunflower greens in black sprouting trays like these, right in the house, but I tried growing them on the porch this time.

My black trays are being used for growing wheat grass so until I order more I will be using some new pots on the porch for the sunflower greens.

One of my favorite things to sprout are sunflower greens! I just love them. I use them in collard wraps, green smoothies, on top of salads and as a salad themselves--garnished with various herbs or vegetables/fruits. Today I made a simple sunflower green and "Santa Grape Tomato" salad.

Sunny Tomato Salad

2 C sunflower greens
1 stalk organic celery, chopped
1 C "Santa Grape Tomatoes", sliced
Himalayan salt to taste
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Drizzle of fresh lemon juice

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for my children.

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