Sunday, 13 April 2014

LIQUID FEAST: DAY TWO


Hello, lovelies! I hope you're having a fantastic day; I definitely am. The liquid feast is going swell (but in any case life can't really be bad when you're listening to this). I've had decent energy levels all day. Actually... as I was typing that I remembered I woke up at 7 am today - an hour earlier than normal - because I couldn't lie still anymore! Hmm, so to correct myself: energy levels have been VERY decent. I'll probably stay up until about midnight tonight. My period has decided to align it's timeline exactly with this liquid feast and that is honestly for the best - I need all the instant nutrition I can get. For that reason, I will be adding cacao to some smoothies. Chocolate banana shakes, anyone? *everyone raises their hand as they sit at their computer - cyber unity*

My partner says he feels good and has more energy than normal. He did mention he was really noticing the smells of food when he was out and about and that makes sense because in my experience when you "fast", your senses are heightened. Of course, he likes a challenge and was much more anticipating getting over to my house to drink all the smoothies, juices and soups I made throughout the day. He tells me he is getting almost as excited about food as I am... this is the best news. If you and I ever get to eat a meal together, you will quickly learn I am very passionate about it. I scream, I moan, I fall over. As much as I love some good ole herbal medication, I really don't need recreational drugs when I have stuff like avocadoes, heirloom tomatoes, blueberry cashew smoothies, and super food truffles to enjoy. The experience of eating organic plants is trippy enough and my sensory systems are like "WOAH ARE WE ON SHROOMS OR WHAT?" Basically, yep.

You might be wondering if I have no life and if all I do is hug my blender and trip out on blueberries all day... well, you'd be partially right. These days I am spending most of my time whipping up juice and smoothie recipes, but I have REASON, OKAY? I am writing my second book, and these fab drinks are the main feature. So it's a perfect time to do a liquid cleanse, especially with another person, because my job is literally to make huge amounts of different juices and smoothies all day... every day. For real - my manuscript is due in a few weeks. I gotta hurry up. 

Here's what I made today that I will share with you: a blueberry cashew smoothie sweetened with dates, beet juice with garlic and carrots, and carrot and onion soup with tomatoes and bell peppers. I was awake for several hours before I made and drank a few different smoothies for my book, and the beet juice (saving half of everything for my lover), then I studied for my final exams for awhile and sunbathed in the nude. I got hungry again so I made the blueberry smoothie. Studied some more, went through my emails, etc. then at about 6 pm I made the carrot soup - it hit the spot. I might make super food hot chocolate later but I feel satisfied right now. I hope this feast is going well for you, too! Get my recipes below:

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BLUEBERRYLICIOUS SMOOTHIE

1 cup frozen blueberries
4 bananas
6 dates
2 cups cashew mylk 

Blend until smooth and creamy. Mmm oh yes. 


RUBY RED JUICE

8 carrots
4 beets
1 garlic clove

Wash, peel and chop as needed. Put it all through your juicer and strain if you wish, then enjoy. 


CREAMY CURRY CARROT SOUP with BELL PEPPERS, TOMATOES & ONIONS 

4 cups carrots
1 onion
2 bell peppers
3 small tomatoes
Cumin and coriander 
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 dates
Vegetable broth or water

Roughly chop all the veggies. Cover the carrots and onions with vegetable broth or water in a pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let them cook for about 30 minutes or until tender. Throw all the ingredients (including the veggie broth mix) into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy, adding the spices as you like. Serve with tomato slices and cilantro if you like.

Note: if ya wanna keep this one totally raw, skip the cooking part! Simple. 

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to make the soup for dinner tonight! Just confirming that the tomatoes and capsicum(bell pepper) is not cooked? I might be a little bad and add some sea salt hehe
Just wanted to say you are amazing and I love what you do! I live in Australia and wasn't sure where to find your book so ordered it online. Can't wait to receive it!! :)

Amanda @ Create N Plate said...

Ah, I'm late to the liquid feast party. But that's not stopping me. I'm going to start today with the blueberrylicious smoothie. It's better to start late than never, right?!?

Kathy Szczesniak said...

Just wanted to say I am loving your book! I'm planning on making one (or two...) of the recipes for my family for Easter! They'll never know its good for them, which is good because they usually don't like to even try anything healthy I bring. Happy feasting!!

Emily von Euw said...

@Amanda - never too late! :) Glad you're with us!

@Anonymous - you're right, the tomatoes and the peppers are raw, just throw 'em in the blender. <3

@Kathy - yay! So glad to hear that x

dishing up the dirt said...

I love the idea of a liquid feast!!!

Heather McClees said...

Amazing! Love this post:) I'm going to make that soup for dinner tonight, thank you for sharing it Emily:) I adore berries in smoothies too, so I will pick up some blueberries this week and give that fabulous smoothie a try:) Thanks for sharing this and good luck on your book!:)

GraceVP said...

Hello, any suggestions for a good banana alternatives? I'm really not a fan :(

GraceVP said...

By the way I ADORE all your recipes and am managing to keep my husband (Greek, consummate meat eater) more than happy with these and all your other yummy goodies! Thank you :)

Kelsey M said...

I love your raw soups- they always look so delicious! Can't wait to try this one out too!

Emily von Euw said...

@GraceVP - Any other fruit is okay - frozen mango will help make it creamy like the bananas would ; )

Alivia said...

Is it to late to join? This is great I will start tax day April 15th

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FOOD AND EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU.

Ötso said...

I made the carrot soup & added some smokey eggplant, chilli & garlic, turned out SO good! Lovin' these recipes.

Emily von Euw said...

@Alivia - join whenever you can :D

Shani said...

Hello fro. Australia!
Almost winter here, so made the carrot soup yesterday for lunch
Oh my gosh SO delicious!!!
I didn't know such a flavourful soup could be so simple!
I added 2 cloves of raw garlic, some salt and some chilli powder into the blender as well. plus at the end, I heated the bell pepper (capsicum here in Australia!) in the broth slightly so the soup would be still be nice and hot.

Anyone who's reading this, if you haven't already- make this soup. Cheap, easy, healthy and oh so tasty :)

More soup recipes please!!!! You are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your love of food with us :)

Flora La Lora said...

I love your description of how much you enjoy food! I actually have fairly similar reactions when I eat food I've created. My mom laughs at me all the time. hehe

Flora La Lora said...

oh and ps. just thought I'd clarify so that I don't seem like I'm crazy, my name is Brooke. Flora La Lora is an account I made for spanish class once. Don't know what that's what just got used. Anyway, if you're interested my blog is www.naturallywholesomelife.com. If you have any feedback on it for me, would love to hear it. I'm just starting to build it and could use any pointers you might have

hippo munchy said...

la la la you're my favorite person ever. Thank you so much for the recipes. I constantly roam your site for inspiration. I am trying to incorporate lots of rawsome foods into my vegan diet. smoothies seem to be easier on my tummy than whole foods.

Anonymous said...

I love your recipes! Thank you so much for posting them. I was wondering what the serving sizes were for your liquid feast recipes? P.S. Love your blog!!!!

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