Happy 4th of July! I’m busy getting my Fruit, Veggies, Smoothies & Juices ready for the big weekend.
See my brand NEW Recipe for raw Vegan Sugar Free . Chocolate Brownies
I’ve been SO delighted with my beautiful Buckwheat Greens, Wheatgrass & Broccoli Sprouts lately!
These greens are so EASY to grow with just a little time, dirt & effort. Ha!
And such superior nutrition.
Raw, living baby plants give you so much energy & tons of nutrients & enzymes!
When I’m traveling, I just bring the whole tray of growing greens with me. Silly, but this ensures they stay alive & fresh until I eat them.
Ask any of my neighbors how many HEAVY bags of Fresh Fruit, Greens, Juices & Smoothies I take with me every weekend. Ha!! It’s Ridiculous.
I travel with a LOT of fresh food.
But I always have healthy snacks 🙂
Have a super FUN safe healthy & Happy 4th of July!
70K Healthy People
We had a an absolutely OUTRAGEOUSLY FUN & exciting time at this past weekend! I love this event Expo West SO much I wish it happened once every month.
It’s a GIANT Health Expo in Anaheim, featuring the newest & very BEST in Healthy Food and products. TONS of Vegan food to sample and so many inspiring people!
Most EVERYTHING there is Organic, Non GMO, Fair Trade, made by compassionate, ethical Green companies that truly care about people, the environment and our four legged friends 🙂
Some of my very favorite products were and Fresh Origins, fermented products, FRESH Raw Wild Brine frozen Pichu Berries, Columbia Fruit Dragon Fruit Mix, and Sambazon Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream.
Here are more DELICIOUS treats below!
Nib Mor, Theo, Endangered, !!! Les Beaux Chocolats, Kiwa (Rose, Golden Berry, and Beet flavors!!) Addictive Wellness, Raw Energy & Life, Wonderfully Raw, Emmy’s, Whoopie Pies Vivoo Organics, honey filled Heavenly Organics, Divine Organics
Raw Vegan Sweet & Savory Snacks
Rhythm BEET Chips, Kale Chips and Broccoli Bites, , luscious LaraBar, Kind Bars, Pure Bars, Brad’s Kale Chips, Go Raw WATERMELON Seeds and Raw Food Central Living Intentions
, creamy Veggie Fries Cheese, Daiya Vegan Vegan protein, Beyond Meat and VegeUSA, Jicama Chips Jica Chips, Nut Butter Blends by Indus Organics, Chlorophyll Water by Kalot, Temple Turmeric Juices, . Verday
What 12 Year Olds Already Know
Our brand NEW is Instagram account SO much fun!! I JUST joined and can barely use it. Ha!! I didn’t realize how it was 🙂 fabulous
It’s so EASY to share pictures, make new friends and connect with like minded people all around the world.
Plus it’s to see all the outstanding & inspiring beautiful raw vegan food photos people upload.
Recipes, creations and works of art!! Wow!! Everybody’s so talented.
There’s SO MUCH Fruit in Season!
As you can see we’ve been picking Dragon Fruit from the Farm, and I’ve been making LOTS of Green Juice with wild Curly Yellow Dock & Dandelion Greens.
Plus lots of Carrot/Beet/Ginger/Turmeric Veggie Juice. I try to make over a quart of of Green Juice and Roots Juice every week.
SECRET Salad Super Foods
Want to know a SECRET? I absolutely LOVE using Pink Guavas in Salads. And Goji Berries too! They add a sweet tart taste that’s really yummy.
Our little Goji Berry Plant is producing SO many Berries! They keep coming and they’re SO CUTE!! Goji Berries grow so well here in S. CA.
I try not to use any guava seeds because they’re tiny and very hard!
In my opinion, the Guavas go well with crispier greens like Romaine & Cabbage, and the Goji Berries are delicious with more delicate Greens, like Arugula & Spring Mix.
I think Dragon Fruit would be absolutely divine in a spring mix Salad but I always want to savor them by themselves since they’re so precious!!
We’ve also been picking LOTS of White Sapotes on the Farm, Pink Guavas, Tomatoes, there are still a few Figs hanging on, and waiting for all the bright Orange Persimmons which will be ripe SOON.
Make this FUN easy and super yummy healthy
Salad Wrap in minutes!
Really filling and so satisfying. Low fat, raw vegan, gluten free with lots of vitamins and fiber to fill you up for a few hours!
All Summer long, I enjoyed the most Fabulous Fruit Salads ever! I would invent a new one every morning for breakfast.
The apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries, pluots and plums were SO GOOD this year that I bought WAY too many and had to make all these GIANT fruit salads to eat them up.
Fruit Salads are FUN, healthy, super nutritious and very filling because of all the fiber. They’re for breakfast, dessert, at a party, as a side dish or snack! fantastic
Sweet juicy Mangoes and White or Yellow Nectarines & Peaches taste like pure sunshine when they’re ripe. These fruits combine so well with lots of different fruit!
So they were a base for most of my Fruit Salads. I especially LOVE Bee Pollen on top when I have it.
Fruit Salads are so happy and colorful and kids love them. You can be creative and pair for a new & unique tasty treat! all kinds of different fruit together
Below are some of my favorite Fruit Salad Creations this summer.
Out of all of these, the was the most stunning. Bright red, maroon and purple, it was Cherry Fruit Salad beautiful!
Rainier Cherries would probably with Nectarines & Peaches. I didn’t get to try it because I ate all my Rainier Cherries so taste terrific FAST 🙂
Very elegant, and perfect to serve to guests. The cherries take a little time but they
! taste divine
Another exciting Fruit Salad was Figs, Raspberries, and sliced Bananas.
The craziest Fruit Salad I made all summer was for the 4th of July. My lovely neighbor bought Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Blueberries, Strawberries, Watermelon and Grapes to make it with. I was hesitant to combine all these flavors…but it turned out delicious!
The sweetness of the melons helped to bring all the flavors together and the tang of the strawberries and pineapple was so refreshing. I couldn’t stop eating it!
It’s easy to make Fruit Salads all year long if you can find ripe fruit!
When I was little, I wanted to be Queen of the Fairies. I’m still waiting for that to happen, but this summer I feel like ! Queen of the Berries
All summer long I’ve been so lucky to have had SO many sweet Raspberries, Blackberries and Cherries.
Right now I’m visiting the magnificent Pacific Northwest, enjoying the majestic Forests and all the beautiful Wildlife.
And also making my family giant Salads and Green Smoothies with Dandelions and other fresh nutritious wild greens.
I love to visit this time of year because the Blackberries & Huckleberries are ripe!
So I was absolutely thrilled & delighted to find FRESH local organic Aronia Berries from Guemes Island at the health food store.
I’ve never seen them or tasted them before! Aronia Berries are reputed to be one of the MOST AMAZING Super foods EVER!!
Also known as Chokeberries, Aronia berries are of antioxidants,vitamin C and anthocyanins. CHOCK FULL
They’re said to have impressive cancer fighting & ANTI AGING nutrients as well as be good for your heart.
prevent diabetes and lower chloresterol.
Plus help protect your SKIN from UV radiation.
Aronia Berries have more antioxidant activity than , Blueberries, Cherries !! Pomegranates, Goji Berries or Mangosteen
Aronia Berries may be the absolute BEST FOOD to fight Colon Cancer.
The check out girl made me nervous because she said they were really astringent and bitter. Yikes!!
I got brave at midnight last night and tried one. They were better than I thought they’d be! In my opinion they are astringent and tart but somewhat sweet too.
I couldn’t stop eating them! I was SO excited to be eating fresh Aronia Berries I couldn’t go to bed!
They’re an incredible black purple color. Great for a lovely natural lip stain! 🙂
Like a lipstick you’d wear if you were a fairy, to go with your dress made of Fairy Dust and Dewdrops!
I’m totally hooked on the Super Food Power of Aronia Berries now, their nutrition and tart sweet taste.
I’m going to start ordering them frozen and hopefully be able to add them to smoothies all year long!