10 Refreshing Spring Breakfasts!

Welcome the warmer months with FRUIT YOU GUYS ALL THE FRUIT... Okay, yes. After the winter, the best fruits start to emerge. First papayas, then mangoes, mulberries on our tree, and early summer stone fruit.

My Top 10 Favorite Spring Breakfasts!

1. Watermelon! Watermelon! I love, you love, watermelon! Blended up with some mint. Yummy. 2. Papaya and strawberry smoothie: end-of-season strawberries meet start-of-season papayas for a rosewater flavour straight from Eden. 3. Kiwi feast: stuff in as many soft, ripe kiwis are possible. About a dozen should do it! 4. Citrus-herb water to start: slice up a lemon or limes, maybe an orange, too, stuff all the slices into a big jug or jar along with some leafy pungent herbs like basil or mint, and fill with water. Leave overnight in the fridge, and drink first thing in the morning to add a fresh zing to your day! Then on to a super-thick banana cinnamon smoothie/custard poured over
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Choc Green Power Smoothie

One of my favourite breakfasts, guys. It doesn't look super-pretty because I can't be stuffed chucking a garnish on top, but hey: tasty and healthy and BIG! Excellent breakfasting... But I can be stuffed chucking it through a filter on my smartphone in an attempt to pretty it up for this blog... Sorry about that. HEARTS.

Choc Green Power Smoothie

4 cups water
6 bananas
handful pitted dates
tablespoon flaxseed
3 tablespoons soaked/sprouted buckwheat
dash vanilla (extract or liquid stevia)
stalk off a bunch of broccoli
2 big handfuls of kale
4-6 tablespoons carob or cacao (or a mix of the two)
2 tsp maca powder
half tsp ground cinnamon

Blend, adding more water or ice as necessary. If you don't have a high-speed blender, blend the water, dates, flaxseed, buckwheat, broccoli, and kale before adding the other ingredients. Makes 1-2 large servings.

You might want to use frozen bananas to keep it cool, or toss in a handful

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Exploring Cookbooks + A Book Giveaway!

I've been trying out more recipes from my extensive book collection - new and old. My breakfasts were getting dull, so I've upped the variety there... and at every meal!

Apple Pie Pancakes

I usually go with Banana & Brazil nut pancakes from Ani's Raw Food Essentials, but without access to a dehydrator and a hankering for something different, I found these marvellous cake-pie hybrids from Sarah Kramer's La Dolce Vegan! and put sliced banana and date syrup on top. Epic nom. They were rather huge and filling. Next time I'd make tiny pikelet-sized cakes.

Lemon Cranberry Poppyseed Muffins

Another recipe from Sarah Kramer's La Dolce Vegan!. I'm more of a raw/flourless cake fan, but I made these for a friend who had a birthday last week. He doesn't like chocolate, but likes orange and poppyseed cake, so I went with something similar, yet different! Lemon and cranberry is a great combination of flavours. The recipe only called for

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Vegan Parenting Interview

I was interviewed by Sarah about vegan parenting at her blog Stuff About Stuff.

The post includes one of Alice's favourite recipes - check it out!


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Photos of vegan food, raw food, cats, baby... and stuff in general

Baby
Morning sleep-in.

Broccoli
Broccoli monster!

Markets
Yummy fresh stuffs from the local farmer's market.

Brain food
Consumin' brain food in the car!

Mao
One of these fuzzies is not like the other... (Mao!)

Happy faces!
Happy faces! Fuji kitty & baby smiles-a-lot.

Car trip
HAIRCUTS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. That's where we were off to. CHOP CHOP. Haven't finished my hair update yet, though. Haircut was only stage 1! More later... unless I destroy my hair & have to hide away for a few months. ;P

David's pesto pizza
David cooked a pesto pizza.

Chopstick!
Chopstick vs Grassblade: FIGHT!... Well, if you want to be entertained in a mall food court, you have to be creative.

fruity thief
Fruity thief enjoys her spoils. (Ali managed to pick up some fruit while we were shopping without us noticing! We went back & paid 40 cents for this plum. Shopguy was very amused.)

raw pizza base
Raw pizza base in the dehydrator for tonight's dinner.

salty chocolate balls
David wanted me to show you his "salty chocolate balls." K THX. He made them this

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