Happy Friday Friends,
I am glad to see that everyone enjoyed our water kefir lesson yesterday! If there are any more questions just email us firstname.lastname@example.org, and we be glad to answer any more questions.
Last nights dinner was a new recipe idea that we thought of last minute. Here is the final results:
Michelle’s on left and Lori’s on right….. so who plates better???
After staring at our dinner plates we realized it just needed something else….
Lori’s plate…. black sesame seeds did the trick
Michelle’s plate.Can you guess what the meal is?
Creamy wilted down spinach with avocado, lime juice, and nutritional yeast!
The beets on the creamy spinach salad are roasted. This is the one ‘cooked’ food we decided to have today. And yes when we cooked food these days it has been at our last meal “dinner”. By eating all raw during the day and come cooked at night gives us the energy we need to perform our best during the day.
Don’t worry we still had room for dessert. I guess our run early in the day got our metabolisms going.
Our dessert cocktail
This little dessert cocktail was rockin!! We used our clean un-cleaned leftover coconut yogurt blender to mix up a little something special. Again we just threw ingredients into the blender and volia…. perfection! *More on the coconut yogurt recipe later.
Twins Dessert Cocktail:
- 2 cups coconut water
- about 1 tbsp carob powder
- 1 packet stevia
- very small drop of mint extract (optional) we just love mint!
- - leftover coconut yogurt (what was left inside from trying to clean out our vita-mix blender) * if had yogurt already made than I would suggest putting about 1-2 tbsp worth of yogurt into blender.
Blend and enjoy!
Our Friday morning started off with some warm lemon water followed by our first cup of our homemade Kombucha. * And we try to recycle as much as we can in our house so you can see our re-used Kombucha glass bottles that we bought in the store. So clever… like no one else has already thought of this before
Not bad we must say Though it was not has fizzy as the bottled ones in the store :/
Next was finally breakfast…. can you guess what it is?
Yep Green smoothie. This was filled with apples, water, lemon zest and juice, half banana, 2 bunches of watercress. Key is to blend till smooth. Than drink with a must have item— glass straw!
Ok… now time for coconut yogurt making 101 lesson.
How to make coconut yogurt 101:
* this is our second time making it… we have tried a few new things to make it better than the last one and still nut free. If you missed our first time making it you can check it out here. This is Michelle trying to recreate and modify the cashew coconut yogurt she learned at school.
Tools needed: blender, measuring cups, spoons and/or spatula
- 4 cups coconut meat (it took about 8 coconuts to get this amount of meat)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/4 cup lucuma
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp pro-biotic powder (we used powder from opening up capsules)
Place all in blender
This is how we use pill form probiotic in our yogurt….our drugs HAHA
Blend in blender till smooth.
Now time to pour into bowl to let sit overnight and cover lightly with a towel in warm place.
And the next morning here is what you get
Now we just took a few bites of it to see if it has improved since our first attempt…. much better. Love making progress in the kitchen.
What to do with your yogurt?
Use it in smoothies, granola/cereal, or use it as ‘sour cream’ or ‘mayo’ in more savory dishes, the choices are endless…Here is what we did
In honor of all the other bloggies who have been enjoying lost of pumpkin creations. We took some roasted pumpkin, pureed it and stirred it with our yogurt.
We stirred in chia seeds and drizzled with yacon syrup (or any favorite sweetener) We like yacon because it is low glycemic and reminds us of molasses. : )
Pure- Simple- And Delicious! Are you drooling yet… I am haha!
Don’t worry about the coconut kefir…. it is almost done fermenting. We will show more of that tomorrow. I know you are all so excited…
But here is what it looks like so far…. we are scared….
It is exploding…yikes this will be interesting. Check back in tomorrow to see how we did.
Till next time,
Lori and Michelle