So as many of you have noticed, I have been shamelessly begging for my facebook friends to vote for me in a Smoothie Contest for Sunwarrior. The prize is a good one. It is a year's supply of Sunwarrior products for first place. You bet your sweet ass I want that prize. So please vote. I am competing against vegan chefs with lots of followers and people with really popular blogs, so your votes are crucial so that I can come close to competing.
To vote for me, please "like" the Sunwarrior page, go into the Smoothie Contest photo album, and "like" my pictures. One is of me and my daughters in bathing suits. It's pretty hard to miss (and is apparently very controversial for the conservative family members of other smoothie contest participants LOL). The other one is three pictures above it and is of a green coffee cup.
Okay, onto the blog.
I have many, many complicated smoothie recipes, but my goal in this contest was to help people make simple, nutritious smoothies that did not involve ingredients that you have to search for like the Arc of the Covenant to freaking find. As I learned more and more about raw foods, I started incorporating these bizarre ingredients into my diet and into my pantry. But for people just starting out, it is best to just keep it simple. Sunwarrior is a yummy, fabulous product to use. I order it online at www.sunwarrior.com. You don't have to be raw to use it either. Replace one meal with 2 scoops of Sunwarrior and 8oz of coconut water and 4oz regular water and you have a delicious chocolate milk that is simple and healthy. Substitute that into your life instead of drinking your morning coffee and believe me, you will feel a difference.
Here is my favorite:
8oz water and a frozen banana or 1 young coconut (water and meat)
1 cup frozen cherries
2 scoops of chocolate Sunwarrior
1 tbspn of raw cacao or cocoa powder
(optional- add 1tspn Maca and 1 tspn greens powder)
Blend, pour, enjoy
So delicious and the chocolate can give you the boost you would normally get from coffee. Making changes can be simple and can happen one meal at a time. Thanks for voting for me, supporting me on my health/nutrition journey, and for being my friends!