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So, I decided to go with Deanna on the raw food mondays. I mean, really, it’s not so hard when you realize that, um, as a vegan pretty much everything can be done in that manner (save some dressings, tofu, margerine, etc.). So, I tried a smoothie that she’d raved about and I absolutely love it!

I guess it’s called a spinach smoothie and you can find the recipe here. I did, however, take a picture of it:

Then, I had the chance to come up with a little something. I had a little bit of spinach but I was making enough for my mother and myself so clearly like, a cup and a half or so isn’t enough. So, I came up with this cute smoothie:

The Fruity Girl

  • 8 large strawberries
  • 2 large saturn/saucer peaches
  • 10 bing cherries, pitted
  • 2 or more cups of spinach
  • 1 banana

You blend it all together and you get something like this:

I suggest you give both a try. I just basically did a clearing of a bunch of fruit I had in the fridge. Yummmmm… If it weren’t so full of food at the moment, I’d totally be making one.

Just one more thing: FUCK YOU Jackson, Mo Wal-Mart for not having spinach and having terrible mangos! When 90% of your mangos are wrinkling and acting as if they are going to collapse, stop trying to sell them! That kind of thing is whyI tend to shop at Shnuck’s, man. 😛 But, when in dire need…

For breakfast I ate some cereal and also ended up trying out a smoothie. It was quite delicious and since I didn’t go off a cookbook, I’ll post how I did it.

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water (depending on how thick you want it).
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 1 saturn/saucer peach or a white flesh peach if you can’t find the former.
  • 5 strawberries.
  • sugar or some other substitute if you want.
  • a dash or two of cinnamon to taste.

Get your blender out and pour the water in and drop in the carrots. Let it go until it’s mostly pureed. Then add in the peach and let it blend for about 2 minutes. After doing so add in the strawberries. I destemmed and halved them. I don’t guess you have to but I think it helps break them up more.

After it’s pretty much blended add in the the sweetening and cinnamon to taste. After you blend it a bit more for that, you’re done. It’s soooo yummy.

Now, for dinner, I took Deanna’s BBQ Tofu recipe and made the garlic mashed potatoes from Vegan with a Vengeance. I also added in some peas, strawberries, and more saucer peaches! Sorry, here in Missouri, a lot of our peaches didn’t survive the cold snap that had come through so now that I’m finally getting some peaches and I’m going to enjoy them while I can!

I was so full that I could barely eat the peaches and half of the potatoes but there are left-overs that I will be able to enjoy today. *is full of happy* I will definitely have to make this again sometime!

And now for some bento love/porn:

I got the Leaflet Tight bento at the asian farmer’s market in St. Louis and the rest from bamboo70 on ebay. ❤