I know, I promised a video.....Where it is, you say? Well, I picked a pitiful hair day to shoot my first video and I am just too vain to post it. Plus I am still trying to upload it and figuring out how to post it here. I'll work on glamming it up for you people next go around, mkay? Even though I know I disappoint, I am still excited about the fact that I'm making personal inroads in my tech savvy-ness!
Now onto the good stuff! I've always been a fan of Cinco De Mayo....especially back in my gourmet cooked food days! I could totally put down the Mexican food, and over time, it really began to show! So what's a juice feasting raw foodist to do on such a celebratory day as this? As the phenomenally creative Shannon Marie, of Rawdorable says, it's time to rawify it! Here are a few recipes that I have come up with for those of us who don't want to miss out on all the fun and festivities! Although the last two are technically juice recipes, you could also easily turn them into raw salsas or soups by blending or chopping instead of juicing.
1 pint of kumquats (12 oz.), halved and juiced by hand.
1 cup mint leaves
juice of 3-4 oranges
juice of 1 lime
2-4 oz. kombucha (substitute Perrier or Club Soda, if you are a good juice feasting boy or girl)
(Note....if you are not juice feasting you can add some raw agave nectar if you prefer things a bit sweeter.)
In a cocktail shaker or pitcher, add the mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, vigorously muddle. Pour the freshly squeezed juices over the muddled mint and add kombucha and chill, allowing time for the flavors to marry together. Serve up, in chilled martini or wine glass. Add a slice of lime and mint leaf garnish on the rim of your glass for a perfect presentation.
Tomatillo Salsa Verde - Juiced
1 lb. tomatillos, husked
water of one thai coconut
1 jalapeño (serrano chiles work well too)
a few stalks of celery
1 small sweet onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
juice of 1-2 limes
1 tbsp. cold pressed olive oil, hemp oil or macadamia nut oil
(Add a couple of tbsp of raw honey if you'd like it sweeter)
Push all ingredients through your juicer, except the coconut water, oil and honey. Combine all ingredients into your VitaMix and blend 30 seconds, or until creamy.
Nectar of the Mexican Goddesses
3-4 ears of corn, kernels cut from the ear
4 stalks of celery
1 red bell pepper
1 small yellow onion
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
juice of 1-2 limes
dash of ground cayenne pepper
a sprinkling of mace or nutmeg
Celtic sea salt to taste
Juice all ingredients and add seasonings. Mix well and enjoy!