How corny is that title?
HA! I know, I know…
Lately I have been exploring vegan and raw foods. I have been talking about my experience, showed photos and tweeted recipes all over Twitter. I thought I should also do a quick post on Clumps of Mascara in case there are other Clumps readers looking to incorporate healthier foods in their diets.
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A week starts with a visit to one of the local farmer’s markets here in Orlando. Can you believe I spend no more than $7 for a week’s worth of fruits and veggies? And people say eating healthy is expensive. Ha!
Google “green smoothies” and tell me what you find. Greens blended with your favorite fruits are the ultimate power drinks. They are not only tasty but are full of vitamins and minerals. My body literally craves these things. I usually use kale, spinach, collards, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, bananas, ginger, almond milk, coconut milk, cinnamon. Whatever I can find, I toss in! The combinations are endless and ALWAYS delicious. No matter how funky it looks.
Lunch is usually a huge spinach salad with sunflower seeds, raisins, olive oil, lemon pepper, sprouts, tomatoes, peppers, etc. And although I’m not a fan of carrots, I find that munching on them keeps the hunger pangs at bay. Oh—and a gallon of water a day is a must!
Can you tell I love kale? If I’m craving a crunch with a bit of saltiness, I make kale chips. Toss them in the oven for 10 minutes, sprinkle a little sea salt on top and they almost taste like chips.
And just because I’m incorporating more greens doesn’t mean I have to go without my sweets. I love pina coladas. Toss in a few pineapples, coconut milk, ice and cinnamon and oh wee….sah-weet!
Vegan chocolate chips anyone? Don’t turn your nose up. They taste just as good as the regular ones….if not better! This is the recipe I used.
Many have asked WHY I have gone this route. I simply wanted to spice up the way I eat—in a good way. I’ve been a good eater for quite some time but I am loving adding veggies to everything! And loosing weight along the way ain’t so shabby.
Let me know what you think! You know I find beauty in EVERYTHING so don’t be surprised to see more green foods somehow tied with beauty on Clumps of Mascara.
…..there are so many! My online Coach has even started a support group so if you are looking to incorporate greens in your diet, join us here!