Popeye's Peachy Green Raw Pudding
I made this a few days ago and it tastes awesome—
What a healthy treat too!
And you thought I was depriving myself, doing this ALL RAW one-week-of-each-month uncooking! Well, let me tell you . . . I'm not!
Yes, I am drinking juices and eating salads and raw veggie this 'n' that. But eating ALL (or mostly) RAW does take a little extra planning, and I'm not used to thinking too far ahead.
There are recipes to find (the fun part) and making sure I have ingredients on hand, and any prep that needs to be done. Then if you're doing 10 other things during the day like the normal lady in charge of the home and kitchen does, on top of those, you still have to plan the what, when, how and why.
In actuality, the first two days I spent with a dull headache but I managed to stay 100% raw. Days 3 and 4 were a bit harder—I felt good and wanted to eat more, and I didn't plan as well, so I managed about 90-95% raw up through today (day # 6). And at least the cooked foods I ate were healthy foods (sweet potato, rye crackers, sauteed veggies, taco shell) except for the small bag of potato chips I ate when I went to hear Sheriff Richard Mack speak last evening (I was hungry and cold it was a long meeting and I ran out of my healthy snacks and it was either that or a hot dog or hamburger). Not too shabby!
I just may do an extension into week 2 since it's going so well, and ideally, THIS IS HOW I REALLY THINK I SHOULD BE EATING to get the most health benefits for me.
My focus today is on GINGER and I'll be sharing some super recipes I've made, and give you some neat links to check out at the end, but right now take a peek at how easy Popeye's Peachy Green Pudding is and enjoy it with your family.
Add the following in order, to your high-speed blender (Vita-Mix) and blend well:
1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk (or your choice milk)
Stevia to taste (I use about 1/3 of a packet) or other sweetener
1 Tbsp fresh ginger sliced
2 cups cut up, partially-frozen peaches
Big handful of spinach leaves
Pour into dessert cups and enjoy!
Why Do I Want to Eat Ginger?
Adding ginger into my diet makes a lot of sense when I see all the following benefits of ginger and how they apply to me:
- Prevents migraines
- Stimulates and improves digestion
- Relieves nausea
- Neutralizes acid
- Decreases joint inflammation and pain of arthritis and also pain after a work-out
- Potent antioxidant (antibiotic, anti-fungal)
- Decreases flatulence
- Lowers cholesterol and improves cardiac health
- Thins the blood and prevents blood clotting
- Boosts immunity
- May prevent ovarian, prostate cancer, and other cancers
- Helps absorption of nutrients in digestion
- Aphrodisiac effect
- And more!
Did you know?Ginger is among the most important plants used in herbal medicine. It has been around a LONG time; the cultivation of ginger goes way back in history and is mentioned in the oldest medical texts from India and China.
Here's another healthy treat I made. Since the recipe only made two dozen cookies, my hubby said to make more!
Raw Ginger Snap Cookies
Inspired from this recipe.
2 cups of raw almond meal (or flour)
1.5 cups of organic raisins
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp fresh peeled ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbs. maple syrup
2 Tbs. melted coconut oil
Raw coconut sugar to garnish
Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix well until you get a sticky dough to work with. (There were chuncky pieces of raisins still present.)
Form into small balls and press flat onto a dehydrator sheet. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
Dehydrate at 110 degrees for approximately 12 hours until the outside is slightly crisp. Keep refrigerated or frozen.
You may also eat the cookies without dehydrating. Like cooky dough?
This is YUMMY stuff!
Lined up ready to go!
Apple-Beet Blend Juice
Put the following ingredients through your juicer:
1 large beet cut and peeled
2 large carrots
2 apples sliced
2 large celery
Tbs size of raw ginger
2 garlic cloves
Few Tbs. of fresh lemon juiceThis is a very good tasting and refreshing drink!
Tropical Fruity-Kale Smoothie
1 orange cut and peeled
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1 Tbs. fresh ginger
1.5 cups frozen cut strawberries
1 Tbs. coconut butter (optional)
Carrot Ginger Soup
I had a cream of carrot soup last month at a restaurant and it was so delicious. I think that's why I thought of making this soup. Do a search for "raw carrot ginger soup" and you'll find many similar soups to choose from if you want to try this.
I liked it OK, but I added in some sauteed onion, garlic and celery, plus I warmed it! (It's been freezing here in Arkansas this week.) It has a base of avocado and is very healthy for you—maybe if I'm sick I'll think of this again.
Stay tuned in and next week I'll fill you in on the rest of my raw diet experience.
How do you like to use ginger? I'd love to hear about it!
More Recipes Using Ginger . . .
Speaking of being sick, check out this Homemade Ginger Tea!
Here is a great recipe for Red Cabbage and Apple Salad With Ginger Vinaigrette
Make Raw Vegan Orange Ginger Pad Thai Recipe (Salt Free - Oil Free)
Make Your Own Happy Juice and Tonic
Seven Ways Ginger Can Spice Up Your Health
10 Healing Benefits of Ginger
Linking up with Healthy Habits Tuesday and Wellness Wednesdays