Spring has arrived and summer approaches here in the U.S. and Canada. That means an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a great time to try a healthier living lifestyle.
The My Crazy Sexy Cancer Community has a great raw foods group that generously shares recipes and thoughts on the raw foods lifestyle.
And if you’re feeling lucky, My Wooden Spoon is running a contest this week giving away a Cuisinart Food Prep. The last day to enter is May 7, 10 PM CST.
The Super Food Connection
Super Foods are foods that are rated high in oxygen radical absorbency. They include:
- Tea (green or black)
Check out Sunfood Nutrition for great articles and sources of information and ordering super foods and raw foods.
GoVeg.com offers a free vegetarian starter kit. You can also get a free Johnny Rockets Streamliner, veggie burger, “During the entire month of May PETA has teamed up with Johnny Rockets to celebrate World Vegetarian Week (May 19 to 25).”
From Martha Stewart, one of my favorite antioxidant, get the day going, smoothies.
Makes one 14-ounce smoothie
1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries
1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries
1/2 cup chilled green tea, unsweetened
3/4 cup plain low-fat organic yogurt
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Turbinado sugar or other natural sweetener to taste
Combine all ingredients in an electric blender and blend on medium speed until smooth, about 20 seconds.
Garnish with fresh berries and serve. Note: For a nondairy alternative, you can substitute cultured soy for the yogurt.
Another great recipe:
1 cup blueberries
2 teaspoons lime juice
Cut the mango in half around the stone, and then criss-cross the flesh of the mango halves with a knife into 1/2-inch squares.Push the diced mango flesh outwards and then slice off the squares from the skin into a bowl.
Tumble in the blueberries, then halve the pomegranate and bash out the seeds with a wooden spoon over the mango. Finally squeeze over the lime juice and serve.
I admit I don’t cook as much anymore, but I still have an addiction to great cookbooks.
Here’s a few:
Eating well through Cancer: Easy Recipes & Recommendations During & After Treatment by Holly Clegg and Gerald Miletello (2006)
And don’t forget–comment on any blog post through Friday May 9th, for a chance to win a free pound of Bald Lady coffee.