Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vegetable stock from juiced vegetable pulp

Just another use for my vegetable pulp. I juice veggies everyday, and my juicer yields a lot of pulp. I usually put it in my compost, or feed my trees and herbs with it. This weekend, I made 12 cups of veggie stock! I threw the pulp in a large pot of water, along with an onion, salt, thyme, and sage from my yard. Boil and let simmer for 30 minutes or more. Strain, bag, and freeze until ready to use.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Post-workout Pudding

Straight out of the Thrive Diet.  This is great after a long workout.  Chock-full of antioxidants...a MUST for outstanding recovery!

2 bananas (I put one)
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup soaked almonds
1/4 cup flax
1/4 cup hemp protein
1/4 cup cacao nibs
2 tsp rooibos tea
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt

Throw it all in a processor and that's it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pre-Workout Pudding

This is right out of Brazier's Thrive Diet.  It's great before a workout.  Easily digested and a great simple carb source.

2 bananas (I only use one)
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt

Throw everything into food processor.  I make this the night before a long workout and store in the fridge. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Apple Cinnamon "Bars"

These are straight out of the Thrive Diet.  There are different recipes for fruit energy bars, but this is the best one I've tried.  That's my granola in the top of the pic.  The "bars" are at the bottom.

1 apple
1 cup fresh dates
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup hemp protein (you can substitute this with wheat germ)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp sea salt

Put all ingredients into food processor.  Blend until desired consistency.  I like my to have chucks of almonds, so I don't process it too much.  Wrap individually and store in the freezer.  They defrost really fast, so you don't have to take them out in advance.  A perfect snack!