Raw Loving Pizza

Pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What kid doesn’t get excited about PIZZA?!?!

Well, there might be a few, but even they will love this super tasty mouth-satisfying yummyness.

RAW LOVING PIZZA

  • 1 ½ cup sprouted buckwheat groats, see sprouting directions below
  • garlic  spices and herbs to taste
  • 2/3 cup soaked flax seeds
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup carrot pulp

Put all ingredients in food processor, blend for 1 minute. Spread onto solid dehydrator sheet making sure to cover sheet without going over edges. Dehydrate at 110 degrees for 4-5 hours. Transfer to a mesh sheet and dehydrate for another 4-5 hours. Top with Mac Cream, Bar B’Que sauce and veggies of your choice. (peppers, olives, zucchini, green onion, basil, tomatoes, grated butternut, cauliflower crumbles)

Bar B’Que Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¾ tsp. minced jalapeño
  • ½ cup dates pitted
  • 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 fresh basil leaves

Place tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, garlic, Celtic sea salt in blender or food processor, process until smooth.  Add  sun-dried tomatoes and dates, and pulse allowing for texture.  Add basil leaves and pulse until processed into nice flecks of green.

Mac Cream (yields 2 cups)

  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked 4-6 hours
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 4-6 hours
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • ¼-1/2 cup water
  • Blend until creamy

Sprouting Buckwheat Groats

Place 1 cup raw buckwheat groat seeds into a bowl or sprouter. Cover with 2-3 times as much cool, purified water. Swish seeds around to assure even water contact for all.  Seeds will sprout if soaked even a minimum of 2 hours at regular room temperature. However, you can soak overnight. Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. Groats create very starchy water (short soak less starchy); it’s very thick! They won’t sprout well unless rinsed well, so rinse until the water runs clear. Drain thoroughly. You can add to your sprouter at this time or simply put the sprouts in a colander and cover with a tea towel. Set out of direct sunlight at room temperature (70 degrees is optimal; if it’s too cold they won’t sprout or may take several days. Warm rooms may see sprouts in 1 day). Rinse 2 to 3 times a day.  Groats will have 1/8-1/4 inch tails. Yields approximately 1 ½ cups of sprouts.

Green Monster Smoothie

Green drinks are a perfect way to incorporate lots of nutrition and flavor into your little ones diet. And if your little one likes this as much as mine does, there might even be a little left over for you!

Simple, easy to prepare ingredients.

Simple, easy to prepare ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s so simple and yummy! There are only 7 food ingredients and very little chopping!

It is best to place in the blender in this order.

It is best to place in the blender in this or

Place ingredients in this order for best results. And here’s a tip for those busy parents … Place all the ingredients in the blender the evening before, and place in the refrigerator until morning. You may lose some of the nutritional value from the pre-cut fruit and veggies, but it’s better to have less nutrients than none at all!

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And here’s the finished product, in a cute little cup that my daughter loves to drink from!

Voila!

Voila!

I never get to finish a full glass as I am a victim of the green smoothie monster!

I never get to finish a full glass as I am a victim of the green smoothie monster!

"Hold on, I'm not finished yet!"

“Hold on, I’m not finished yet!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good to the last drop!

Good to the last drop!

On this particular day, Akemi finished her share of the Green Monster. However, she was clear to inform me that she wasn’t quite finished yet! Gotta love it!!

GREEN MONSTER SMOOTHIE

Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients*:

  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1 large Gala apple (or other sweet apple), or 2 small apples, roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber (or regular cucumber), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • Maple syrup or Agave, to taste (I use a quick squeeze)
  • 5-6 ice cubes (depending on size of cubes)
  • Protein powder or Maca powder (totally optional)

1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until very smooth. Adjust taste as necessary.

2. Enjoy with your little one and feel great about what you are feeding your children!

* We recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible

This recipe has been duplicated from one of my favorite foody sites: http://www.ohsheglows.com