Acai Smoothie & Roastin’ Veggies


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Good Afternoon friends!  How’s the humpy day goin’ so far?  I am sooooo glad you’re all diggin’ the Raw Vegan Cheesecake I posted earlier.  To answer some random questions….cashews I think are best because they are a soft nut and lend well to blending and making a nice creamy filling.  Macadamias may also work but almonds…nah, I probably wouldn’t.  Not to mention, the dark skin on almonds would make the creamy visual look of the cheesecake have a lil more of a sandpaper look and that’s not quite as perrr-dey.   

This is pretty if I do say so myself.  Raw Vegan Cheesecake Goodness at it’s Finest.

Raw Vegan Cheesecake in container with slice cut out

And I’m also glad my appliance pep talk at the end of the post is helpin’ out.  Woot!

This morning I popped a load o’ nanners in the Magic Box.  The house smells so yummy.  I also tried a few baby carrots cuz as you may recall from last time, my thinly sliced carrots were a shrivel fest.

Sliced bananas on dehydrator trays

I also made an Acai Berry Smoothie with some Acai Power Powder I received from Navitas Naturals.  I used some TJ’s lowfat vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbsp Acai Power Powder, dash of agave, dash of stevia, 1/2 of a frozen nanner and blended.

Container of Organic Almond Milk and Package of Acia Powder

Yumm.  I love that I can get in on the Acai Craze without paying for an HFCS-spiked beverage with imitation acai that you find in some of those juice places.  TWSS.

Glass of Acai Berry Smoothie

Also roasted up some veggies.  Used coconut oil today vs. the last time I roasted veggies I used EVOO.  Coconut oil also makin’ the house smell yumm.

Here’s 1 sweet potato cut up into fry slivers and a dozen baby carrots.  2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, S & P, and a dash of ground ginger…Roasted covered for a half hour at 400F Convection.

Glazed sliced sweet potatoes and baby carrots in foil lined pan

 And then uncovered for another 20 mins.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots in foil lined pan out of oven

Voila.  Very fall-like.  Yeah, it’s only 90F here so falls a comin’.

Close up of Roasted Sweet Potatoes on foil lined pan

What’s your fave thing to do once cooler weather hits?

Stay tuned tomorrow for a banging raw cookie dough kinda dessert….

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  1. I have to say Averie, I tried the kelp noodles at the beginning of my Raw journey and, echk…. They may be easier on the palate now that I have been 100% Raw for 6 months, I'll try again:)

    As for the little flax treats, I made them and they are sitting in the freezer for when I have a sweet craving. I will say that a few have crossed these lips already and they were perfect for that little sweet treat. I made them into about 20 little bite-size cookies, yum!

  2. Thanks for the bloggie comments today! Can't wait to go to napa. I'm not a football fan either, too bad it doesn't effect NY'ers that way… esp. the tourists. ;)

  3. haha I like your football theory — never thought of it that way.. hell, now I'm a fball fanatic!

    just as the famous phrase goes.. "two desserts are better than one".. or something like that ;) you are a girl after my own heart!

    Love you, A!

  4. Averie – Hey, I have a yoga question for you… Do you know of any great ways get more flexibility for your wrists or wrist strengtheners? Whenever I try poses like crane or anything that requires your wrists to be in 90 degree angles with all your weight on them tends to hurt and feels like I'm overstretching my wrists (Chaturanga, Vasisthasana, etc.). When I get out of the pose I have to bend my wrists the opposite direction (palms towards inner wrists) to make them feel better. Downdog doesn't hurt, because the angle isn't as severe and because I can put more weight on my legs.

    I suspect that my years of data entry as a secretary and those blasted retractable dog leashes (the act of stopping a heavy dog pulling away from you with all his might with your hand gripping the plastic while your thumb is pushing a button did great havoc on my hands, and I had two dogs one in each hand) are the culprit for my 'weak wrists'.

    Any suggestions?

  5. Hey Averie!! Wow, an ex NC-er! How cool, It's a great state. We have only lived here about a year now, but we really love it. you can't beat having mountains on the west and the ocean on the east! OMG as for football, yeah not a big fan at all. Even when I was little and played sports I was always like "oh we lost, okay whatever" lol.

    Have fun at the mall! And ps.. I have never ever tried kelp noodles. Your dish looks tasty!!

  6. Both of those noodley dishes AND desserts sound absolutely incredible!

    Ugh, I hate going to the malls when it's really crowded. I hate crowds in general so when I can do my beloved shopping without a mass amount of people, I'm in the zone!

  7. I rock the kelp noodles when I'm really trying to cut the cals down. Can't say I love them, but they do the job. I also use a pressure cooker and cook the bejeezers out of them so that they are soft. That thai dressing…mmmmm

  8. I was addicted to those kelp noodles before getting pregnant again. Then, they stopped agreeing with my taste buds. Now that little lady is no longer inside me, I'll have to pick some up.

  9. OMG, you are SOOOO my sport's twin. Haha, yes shopping while all the football games are going on is definitely a favorite pastime of mine. ;)

    I've actually never been to much of a fan of Asian inspired dishes. I have a sensative stomach and the sauces usually tend to bother me. Even so, your dishes look FABULOUS!

    I'm totally impressed by your crane pose! To be honest, I've actually never tried crane myself. However, I LOVE crow pose, and it's quite similar besides being a more simple version of crane. I did an hour of yoga yesterday that had a few crow poses in it and just love it!


  10. Seriously girl, everything you make looks absolutely fabulous! I'm especially drooling over that Cheesecake.. NOMNOMNOM!