Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More of the Kids...

Pic at Dino Museum ($2 Tuesdays in August)

I know I have been a little "selfish" with my blogging, talking mostly about me and the dietary changes I have been making, so I need to post about my cute kids.

Audrey got into the preschool they have at the elementary school. She gets to ride the bus every day and loves it! Her friend Colton goes with her and if he is not on the bus she will not get on and instead cry for him. I guess she is a little scared to do it alone.

Nathan is talking more. He can repeat a lot of the things we say and even says I love you, but more like: I wuh woo! Everything he says is so sing songy. It is really cute. If you tell him to do something he'll say Why? and then after you tell him he will say Oh!. Whenever he finds a headband or necklace laying around, he puts it on and says, "Tute!" (cute) or "Diddy!" (pretty). We all get a kick out of that.

I have been feeling great. My energy has increased, I am thinking clearer, finishing projects and I can actually think ahead to prepare a tasty dehydrator snack. I am working on cinnamon almonds right now. Raw foods can taste good! Speaking of tasting good, I am still loving my green smoothies and am starting to experiment with them more. Today I put in a cucumber, 2 celery stalks, spinach, a banana and a handful of green grapes. Mmmm! If you don't believe me come on over and I'll make you one! =) It is exciting to be feeling so good.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yummy Chewy Raw Granola Recipe

Honestly, this recipe is very flexible,
you can make it however you want
and it will turn out delicious!

Mix together till smooth:
1/2 cup honey or agave (I first add 1/4 cup and then wait till the end to see if it needs to be sweeter, I rarely use the whole 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup coconut oil (A very healthy oil, good for weight loss, skin and hair and heart health)
1/4 cup nut butter (I use almond butter, but you can use peanut butter)
Add 1 tsp vanilla to mixture

In a bowl, blend:
1 cup rolled oats (I use unsweetened coconut because I can't eat gluten)
1/2 cup raw coarsely chopped almonds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raw pistachios
1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews
Optional: Add some dried fruit (I don't really like raisins in things so i used dried cherries

Most of the time I don't have all these ingredients, so I just use what ever I have on hand, adding up close to 1 3/4 cup, sunflower, pumpkin and mixed nuts usually, or use coconut for part of it if you used oats for the main part.

Mix them together and press into an half cake pan and cool in fridge or freezer until firm.
Cut into squares and place in baggies in the freezer for later.

My family enjoys these, even Curtis will eat a couple. I hope you like them too.