Just found this item online, called Seedballz. They are a special mixture of herbs and quality humus. Plant them in pots, or in the backyard and you have an herb garden just like that! I know, not food related but for people in dorms or rooms keeping a few of these make the place look nicer and keep for a tastier meal.
i repeat, disgusting juices will change your life.
let me explain. This past week I have made approximately 3 and a half disgusting juices, and not on purpose. I was just experimenting because I was a) bored and b) peckish, so instead of eating something wrong I just kept whipping out the blender. The first juice was a giant FAIL, mostly green with less fruit than my usual green smoothies. It had tons of romaine, cilantro, a few strawberries, and one peach. It was absolutely disgusting but I shoved my little dharma straw in there, closed my eyes and drank it.
The second unappealing beverage had the same kind of ingredients but with a carrot, gross. Today's disgusting juice however made me realize something I HAD to share with all of you. It had a big handful of cilantro, and parsley and huge amounts of spinach, a squeeze of lime juice and 2 cups of water. My realization after drinking this juice was that all three of these juices as unpleasant to the mouth as they were provided me with a different sense of satisfaction.They halted cravings in their tracks, and helped me stay full for hours.
One of the reasons this is huge for me is because I realized the parallel between a non-vegan converting to veganism. In the beginning people are usually told to go ahead and have those processed soy products, and meat substitutes when the true base to your diet should be raw produce. The same is when anyone converts to raw veganism, in the transition phase one of the things people are attracted to are the green smoothies that TASTE sweet but have greens in them, as well as the gourmet snacks. I think the lesson to learn is that the more raw you eat you have to balance out the greens with the sweets. If you find yourself always reaching for a banana or an apple, go for a red pepper, or a few leaves of romaine and some cherry tomatoes. ALSO. don't be afraid to rummage through your fridge and go crazy with your blender, either way whatever you make will be good for you!
Here's the other half disgusting juice recipe, it looks gross, but tastes epic..so it's only half gross!
Breakfast: mango + spinach + 2 cups water + banana
Dessert Experimentation: My goal was to make some sort of tart with the coconut filling, but it changed forms after I chilled it. The picture taken was right after I blended it, it was less dense so I felt it had taken on a yogurt-y, creamy texture. HOWEVER, after refrigerating it, it was like a heavenly little mousse that just melted in my mouth. It took two seconds to make, so try it and see how you like it, I'm sure with the refrigerated version it would make a perfect tart centre.
-meat from 1 coconut
-juice from half a lemon
-some lemon rind
-1T agave nectar
-vanilla extract, two drops
-a little coconut water to blend
-two teaspoons coconut oil
chill or eat over fruit as is.
*ALSO, this time I did not cut my finger while opening this beaut!
lemon thyme as garnish, enhanced the existing lemon flavours.