Monthly Archives: October 2012

Strawberry Crunch Bites

I had this idea for a sweet, strawberry granola bar that can substitute as actual granola.  It’s quick and easy to make & tastes soooo good!  Feel free to substitute other fruit in for the strawberries.

Strawberry Crunch Treats

dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of buckwheat crunchies* (or use sunflower seeds)

1 cup chopped nuts or seeds

1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit

wet ingredients:

1/2 cup raw honey or other sweetener

1/2 cup coconut butter, softened

1/4 cup coconut oil, softened

3/4 cup strawberries (thawed frozen berries ok)

pinch sea salt

1. Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside

2.  Blend all wet ingredients together in a high speed blender or food processor until creamy and scoop into bowl with dry ingredients. Add water as needed.

3.  Mix everything together until well coated and then spread mixture to 1/4 inch thick onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

4.  Place in fridge for 1 hour to harden and them break into pieces or chunks or roll into balls to eat as is or use it as a grawnola with nut milk.  Store in fridge.

*NOTE:  buckwheat crunchies are made by soaking buckwheat groats in water covered by 3 inches for 1/2 hour.  Then rinse and drain buckwheat & place in dehydrator to for 6 hours, until they turn crunchy.  You can take it one step further by sprouting the buckwheat before dehydrating them.  Make a large quantity & store in an airtight jar.

 

 

Coco-Carrot Curry Soup

Fall is in the air & nothing warms your body like a bowl of soup.  Enjoy this with a tasty side salad.  Or try chopping up some veggies to mix in after it has been blended.   Yummmm!

Coco- Carrot Curry Soup – serves 3-4

5-6 carrots, cut into chunks

1 avocado (or 1/2 is fine too)

1/3 cup shredded coconut

2 Tbs honey or other sweetener

1 clove garlic

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp curry

1/4 tsp cumin

pinch cinnamon

3-4 cups hot water

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth & creamy.  Serve right away & garnish with some fresh basil & cilantro.  YUMMM!

Watermelon Wednesday: Patrick Dempsey!

Made you look!!

October 13 and 14th is the annual Dempsey Challenge, a fundrasier bike ride that raises awareness and money for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing in Maine.

Kids Gone Raw will be there Saturday from 10-2 and Sunday from 9-4 in the Kid’s Zone making Green Smoothies and leading a Painting with Produce area!

Will Patrick stop by and try a smoothie? WE HOPE SO!!

http://www.dempseychallenge.org/kidzone

Also on Saturday from 10-2, KGR will be selling Green Smoothies, Kale Chips and RAWkin’ Rolls at the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival.

Situated on some of the most gorgeous property in Maine, as we celebrate sustainable agriculture and the Harvest! There will be pumpkin hayrides, face painting, apple pressing and nature art.

We hope to see you at both events!!

http://wolfesneckfarm.org/fall-festival.html

 

Wicked Smaht Monday: Smoothies Gone Raw

We did it!! After many fun months in the kitchen creating smoothies we know your family will love, we published Smoothies Gone Raw last week. And nothing is smahter than adding a smoothie to your day, everyday!

Elizabeth and Maggie came up with 131 recipes that are divided into three rawlicious sections: All-Fruit, which is great place to start if you or the kiddos are new to smoothies; Green Smoothies, where we expand the nutritional value by adding rawkin’ greens like kale, spinach and watercress; and Dessert, all guilt-free and delicious!

Smoothie Lickin' Good!

Here is our Berry Muddy Smoothie that you can make today! Kids love it and can’t even taste the spinach.

In a high-speed blender, place two peeled, ripe bananas; two cups of your favorite berry mixture (in these pics, we used raspberries, blackberries and blueberries); two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 cup filtered water and 1 cup ice. You can add sweetener like agave if you wish, but it really isn’t necessary! Blend until smooth and drink up! (Or store some extra in a mason jar for later.)

This RAWK STAR keeps asking for more!

To buy Smoothies Gone Raw for only $4.99, please visit Amazon.com at  http://www.amazon.com/Smoothies-Gone-Raw-Gorgeous-ebook/dp/B009J3KI56/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349120533&sr=8-1&keywords=smoothies+gone+raw

Thank you so much for your RAWSOME support!