Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New Food Combos + Coffee Weakness

Afternoon : )
Well this is pretty fabulous being able to say hello on this sunny afternoon with nowhere to be and nothing to do but chill out and just do what I want! I some more delicious food to share with you today. I have been trying more new to me foods and combos which have been so yummy maybe you'll try them too...........

For yesterdays lunch I had a one of these new combos. Before heading out to town mid morning I put 1/2 a cup of buckwheat in water to soak. When I got back an hour later the buckwheat was ready to make into lunch. I mixed it together with chickpeas and vegan pesto (not raw!) a sqeeze of lemon and a pinch of rock salt. I then added the mix into a bowl of grated carrot and courgette. This was so good I will definitely be having it again.

After lunch I made some coconut milk, which is so easy to make! Use 1 cup of dessicated (no added sugar) coconut, 4 cups of filtered water and a pinch of finely ground rock salt. Put all of this in a blender and whiz up till the water goes white then strain. Its not sweet so you could add agave syrup or a date but it is a lot cheaper then shopped bought!

I used some of the left over pulp to make a yummy pud, nectarines and coconut yum!

I yummy juice was drunk in the evening : )

This morning I had to be in Brighton to train a client for 7.30am so I was up super early to get ready

Before hitting the road I had a light breakfast of coconut chia pudding, chopped apple and a little tahini. Client sufficiently trained I had some time to kill before my Bikram class...........

Hmmmmm I broke! I got a soy decaff latte and sat in the sun to drink it with a gossip mag : )
Should I feel guilty? Ha well I don't I'm loving eating more raw but I guess I am not going to be able to go the whole hog : )

I had a fab Bikram class, the room was sweltering but I loved it!

After class I popped into the shop to see my work colleague Jill as she has just got back from her holiday then I walked back to my car to hit the road home.

I didn't get home till after 2 so was very hungry, I had already being dreaming up lunch on my way! I mashed together 1/2 an avocado with chickpeas, vegan pesto, lemon juice and a little salt. I put this mix on top of romaine lettuce and also chopped pepper and grated some courgette into the bowl. Perfect!

Another combo I will be enjoying again!

So it seems my raw week has been slightly compromised! Coffee and non raw vegan pesto but I am loving the fresh food I have been eating so plan to just carry on with lots more of it! I am planning a smoothie for dinner on this warm evening and just chilling out. I have to be up and out by 5.30 tomorrow morning to get to Bikram for 7am which means I will definitely need an early night!

Until tomorrow x x

Question:

Do you make your own nut milk?

I know some of you do, I am looking forward to trying almond and cashew very soon!

7 comments:

  1. I have made almond milk before, which was fab, and I really want to make brazil nut milk but I have not got around to it yet- maybe this weekend :)

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  2. your chia seed pudding looks SO good - love how thick that stuff gets.

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  3. I love making my own nut milks as it can be so much cheaper than buying form the shops. I love the idea of your coconut milk!

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  4. I've also made my own almond milk before...it was delicious!

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  5. I love making home made nut milks, they are so easy and taste so good! I've made coconut milk using raw coconut flour before, using the desiccated stuff sounds awesome too!

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  6. I definitely make my own as I can't have agave or honey.. I think the more you make yourself the better. Loving the raw, it's a little cold down under for raw at the moment but in summer I do up the raw food.

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  7. the chia pudding looks wonderfully yummy!

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