Sunday, November 2, 2008

Raw-Riffic happenings...

A Spook-less Halloween

This is the first year that we didn't celebrate Halloween, by decorating and passing out candy. It was a weird feeling, but also a relief. My son left for California with his marching band to compete in a marching band tournament, and they were going to hang out at Disneyland on Halloween night. So, being that it was just my husband and me, and most of the kids on our block have either moved or grown, up I wasn't into doing anything this year. Plus I've been so busy with work, volunteering for marching band boosters, and working on my various projects, I just haven’t had time to plan anything special. Maybe next year! I hope everyone else out there had a fabulous time! Did you hand out candy, or raw treats? Hopefully raw treats, or something close…LOL! Speaking of that, I saw some really clever raw Halloween treat ideas! Very cool!

EFT and The Laws of Attraction

So recently I picked up some self-realization and motivational books recommended by Philip McClusky. One of them is The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne. It’s mainly about the “laws of attraction”. I have to say, it all makes great sense, and I can truly identify with it. I realize that I have fallen off the path of spiritual insight, and positive thinking and have been trying to get back on the path for several years now. I know that’s why I’ve been feeling out of balance. However, it's obvious to me that I am slowly getting back on track, because here I am surrounding myself with positive influences, and making strong efforts to change my life, and feel better and stronger about my path.

Another very cool thing that was recently introduced to me is the power of EFT. EFT is Emotional Freedom Techniques. My friend and co-worker actually told me about this first. So then I looked it up on the internet (love the internet), and discovered the site, I signed up for their newsletter, and got a free downloadable eBook, entitled “15 Ways To Health, Happiness and Abundance”. It’s a great book! It talks about EFT, and EFT in combination with the Laws of Attraction, and so many other inspiring and healing concepts using this whole method of EFT. You should check it out.

Super-Sweet, Sproutein Green Smoothie
Here’s a great way to get your greens, and enjoy the latest raw protein product, Sproutein: Perfect Protein Superfood. Sproutein is packed with nutrition, blends well, and is delicious too!

1 scoop Sproutein
1 scoop Hemp
Protein Powder
1 scoop MSM granules
1 scoop Amazing Grass Green Superfood Powder
1 ½ cups frozen organic mango chunks
½ cups frozen organic dark cherries
2-3 handfuls organic baby spinach
1 tsp. raw honey
1 dropper full peppermint flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
1 banana
purified water and ice to cover

Place all ingredients in the blender except for the ice. Blend well on high, slowly adding the ice (enough ice to chill the blender). Makes 2-3 tall glass servings.

Raw-Riffic Smoothie Recipe:
Creamy Cherry Delight

1 apple (skin peeled)
1 pear (skin peeled – recommend Bosch pear)
2 small bananas
1 ½ to 2 cups dark cherries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup raw nut mylk (recommend almond or brazil nut)
2 handfuls spinach
1 dropper peppermint flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia
Purified water and ice to cover

Place all ingredients in the blender except for the ice. Blend well on high, slowly adding the ice (enough ice to chill the blender). Makes 2-3 tall glass servings.

This recipe was taken from my recently released raw recipe eBook, "Raw-Riffic Food's 101 Super-Charged Juices, Shakes & Smoothies". This book is packed with great information, resources and tips; and of course, 101 colorful, nutritious, and delicious raw recipes to make and drink! So check it out!

Well, that's it for tonight! I'll try to write again real soon!



- Debbie