We have done a bunch of shopping and bought a tonne of food. Most of the food that we have bought is raw. We will see how this goes. We have some backup espresso shots and red bull just incase we need a pick me up in the middle of the night, but we will see what happens. The weather down here is hot, hot, hot. It was about 27 degrees today and not a cloud in the sky. We went for a quick 30 minute ride just to loosen up the legs and make sure the new Crank bros. pedals that we picked up from Mountain Bike City were good to go. Everything thing seems to be in order. We have 35 energy balls each and I have made about 18 litres of my new energy drink. We also have about 20 litres of fresh water to drink also. We have our Video cameras with us and a couple of still cameras aswell. Before we know it, it will be sunday at noon and we will be finished. I will post another entry about this race once all the dust settles. That one will have pictures and hopefully a video attached.Share on Facebook
Here is the newest recipe from Phil’s Raw Kitchen.
I have made this energy ball recipe to see if I can get away from chocolate. Every energy ball I have made in the past has chocolate in it and I want to make sure that I can make these things taste good without the chocolate.
Now here is the recipe.
In a food processor place:
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1 cup Raw Almonds
1 cup Walnuts
6 heaping Tablespoons of Hemp Protein
Zest from 2 Minneola or other sweet orange
Blend well. This will be the base for the energy balls. Once blended add:
3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1.5 Cups of unsweetend Coconut
1 Cup dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup Juice from the Minneola or sweet orange
1 Cup Pumpkin seeds.
Blend this for a shorter period of time. The longer you blend it the more like a comercial bar it becomes the less you blend it the more the balls will have some different textures and flavours. Pour contents of food processor into a big mixing bowl. Add:
1 Cup hulled hemp seeds.
Knead this until hemp seeds are mixed in. Then start forming the dough into balls. Store the balls in the freezer to ensure they are fresh when you eat them. Ball stay good for about 4 – 5 days at room temperature. Weeks if refridgerated and months in the freezer.
Thanks and enjoy. Please leave me a comment about these balls if you try them or make them thanks.Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 7:18 am. 7 comments
In a Food Processor blend all ingredients togeather. Leave some of the nuts out until the end if you would like the balls to have more crunchy texture.
1 Cup Almonds
1 Cup Pecans
1 Cup Pumpkinseeds
1 Cup Hazelnuts
1 Cup Coconut Unsweetend
1 Cup Rasins
3.5 Tbls Cocao Powder or Carob Powder
4 Tbls Hemp Protien
3 Tbls Agave Nectar
3 Tbls Coconut Oil
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
These energy balls have replaced all of our Gels and Bars that we used to use for racing. We now only eat these balls and other home made balls. I will post more energy food as our season gets rolling.
Please let me know your thoughts on my Chocolate Energy Balls. Thanks.Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 10:16 pm. 3 comments
This shake serves 2.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
1/2 medium to large Pineapple
1 ripe bannana
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup frozen raspberries
2 tbls of hemp protien powder or 3 tbls of hulled hemp seeds
8oz of cold filtered water
Pour into two glasses and enjoy.Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 10:23 pm. Add a comment
8 Campari Tomatoes hand chopped finely
4 Cloves Garlic pressed
Juice from 8 key limes
2 Jalapeno Peppers hand chopped finely
1/2 Serrano Pepper hand chopped finely
1/3 Red Onion hand chopped finely
Sea Salt to taste approx 1 tspShare on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 5:42 pm. 1 comment
1/2 head Red Cabbage
1/2 head Green Cabbage
4 – 6 grated Carrots
1/2 a fresh pinnapple cut into cubes
1 cup of raw seeds or nuts
1/3 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup of Honey or Agave Nector
2 tsp Sea Salt
Blend Dressing until Creamy and White in color. Add dressing to the salad and let chill and soak for atleast 1 hour before serving.Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 9:08 pm. 1 comment
Green leaf lettuce
Make enough for one or two meals and enjoy.Share on Facebook
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1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tablespoon honey/agave nector
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
Blend until creamy. Enjoy.Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 6:31 pm. Add a comment
Juice from one lemon freshly squeezed
2 hand fulls of Spinach
2 leaves of Kale
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 cup or frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons of hemp protein
1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed
1 glass full of water
Put all of this in a blender and blend until smooth it may take up to 5 minutes. For ease of blending add the frozen berries after you have pre-blended the other ingredients. Yum…Share on Facebook
Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 6:28 pm. Add a comment
Raw food is just what it says not cooked. Why raw food? Raw food is alkaline and the more you can keep your body alkaline the better you will feel and the faster you will recover from activities. Going 100% raw is insane and can really affect your social life.
I would recommend 80% raw if you want to try it but don’t go cold turkey as you will have crazy side affects from cutting all your usual food from your diet. If you want to try it just try adding a green shake for breakfast (recipe in recipe section) and a big salad for lunch with or without some meat protein and slowly cancel the meat protein and replace it with hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and whatever else you like on your salad. Try and use balsamic/vinegar dressing to start or you can make your own. (recipes in recipe section)
The nice thing about eating 80% raw is if you want to have beer or a steak for dinner go ahead and the next day start with a green shake and you are starting another day eating raw.
A good book to check out for more information is The Thrive Diet by Brandon Brazier.
If you have any questions on eating raw post a question.
Check out the recipes in the recipe section.Share on Facebook