Organic Kale Salad from Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market

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Awesome delicious smoothie that has maca in it

After hot yoga, I came home to have a monster warrior smoothie:

Organic kale, Navitas raw cacao, Sunwarrior warrior blend (vanilla), Pacari raw cacao nibs, Navitas raw maca, Madecasse vanilla extract, Living Intentions sprouted almonds, 365 brand unsweetened organic vanilla almond milk.

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(All possible thanks to my vitamix)

Strawberry-Pomegranate-Cherry, Vanilla Vegan Milkshake

Wanted to use up the rest of the ice cream in the freezer before the winter hits. This one is so yummy. Depending on how much ice cream/milk ratio you put in, it can be thicker or thinner…

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Ingredients: Organic pomegranate powder, vanilla, frozen organic strawberries, organic coconut sugar, SoDelicious cherry amaretto ice cream, unsweetened organic vanilla almond milk, cinnamon.

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Anti-Aging Protein Smoothie

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Raw organic cacao nibs, heaven mountain raw organic goji berries, raw organic pomegranate powder, vanilla extract, flax milk, sunwarrior warrior blend (vanilla), raw organic flax seeds, raw organic hemp seeds, raw organic lacinato kale, organic strawberry.

Want to add a booster? Try Medicinal Mushrooms.

Vegan Weekend Extravaganza, Washington DC

Ok, so I had quite the weekend…

It all started with a trip to MOM’s Organic Market at their new location at Mosaic. What I came back home with is this – a bounty of plenty and abundant living greens:

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Lots of Kombucha Brooklyn (and I could do a whole post about how awesome they are!), collards, kale, chard, sprouts, raw food collard wrap (from Zia’s), cucumbers and celery for juicing… also a bottle of motto (sparkling matcha), strawberries etc..

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This Friday evening, a friend and I devoured an evening meal from Raouche (legit, family-owned, super delicious Lebanese food in Falls Church, VA..). Here a picture of the results of devastation:

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Raouche Cafe

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So you may – or may not – ask.. What exactly do you do in the morning.. Well, thing is.. I love to cook. So, first thing I do, yes even in my bathrobe – is turn on the stove top and cook something… #SaturdayMorning. This happens to be authentic, whole-spices, black tea vegan chai – in coconut milk, with coconut sugar. (spices include cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, etc..). DELICIOUS. Look at photos of me executing the process. Note: straining is required because of infusion of whole spices and loose leaf tea :)…

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Saturday afternoon a friend and I took a big bike ride from Rosslyn (cycling down the Mall past the Washington Monument) to Big Bear Cafe, coffeeshop in Bloomingdale, Washington DC.

At Big Bear, I had the most legit espresso ever. The coffee was so deep, dark and delicious – yum yum yum! Then a storm was brewing… Good thing we were in Big Bear, because otherwise we would have been caught in the rain – a downpour.

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By the way, Big Bear Cafe has a nice outdoor patio in the summertime, awesome place to enjoy a coffee surrounded by foliage on days when it’s not raining!…

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Big Bear Cafe

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When we got home (we dodged the rain, by chilling in Big Bear) a meal to satisfy tired bike bodies was prepared. Seriously though.. I put this together in a matter of seconds. NO JOKE. Get home, and 90 seconds later, – poof! – THIS:

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Baba ghanoush and quinoa tabbouleh (gluten-free!). Both of these were prepackaged, that I bought at MOMs, all natural – no preservatives, etc..   Served with raw, dehydrated sunflower bread (from Lydia’s).

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And a little bit later, whenb night had fallen over Rosslyn, Virginia (were I live)…
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…the fridge was still full of greens.
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So I turned on some music…

…put my green juice hat on… and cut, cut, cut!
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When green juicing: choose the perfect quantity of each vegetable (in general for green juice: 80% celery and cucumber, 20% dark leafy greens – in this case kale, collards, chard, etc..)
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Get your juicer out (mine is an OMEGA VRT400 HD masticating juicer) and JUICE!!! :D

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Green Juice. 100% organic.

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On Sunday I made health-promoting vegan burritos.. made with ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas (no flour, just sprouted grains!), sprouts (alliteratively substitute for spinach), and sauteed enokitake mushrooms + chard (in vegetable broth and tamari). #Vegan

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And… finally, when I woke up and was home again this (Monday) morning, I made a couple of foodthings before going to work.

CHAI:

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I made chai this morning.. damn that looks like coffee! (almond milk, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, black tea)

RAW COLLARD GREENS, TRI-COLOR QUINOA, WILD CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS:
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Whoa! What a weekend! :)
What a lot of fun! A snapshot of good food :)

Thanks for checking out my food blog.

Until next time…

Magic Mix Juicery, NYC

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Magic Mix Juicery is located in the Financial District of New York City. They serve raw foods, superfood smoothies, and fresh organic cold-pressed juices.

I love their selection of salads and their use of superfoods across the board (like in smoothies and raw desserts).

The space is very clean. The design is white. The products are colorful and original. I enjoyed my experience there very much.

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(Almondmilk with superfood powders)

(Green Radiance Juice: kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery)

(Endurance Brownies: goji berries, almonds, cacao nibs, dates, mesquite, lucuma, maca)

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Magic Mix Juicery
102 Fulton Street @ William Street
New York, NY 10038
www.magicmixjuicery.com

Organic Vegan Health-Promoting Food

Sprouted Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Carrots, Spices and Herbs.
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Sprouted quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, Himalayan salt, saffron, vegetable stock, fresh rosemary, fresh oregano, Bragg 24 herb seasoning, fresh hand-cut turmeric root, carrot, bay leaves, raw untoasted sesame oil, black pepper, cayenne pepper, maharajah curry, lemon juice.
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