Strawberry & Papaya Spring Smoothie

End-of-season strawberries are on-sale here, and the papayas on our trees are beginning to ripen, so I give you our...

Strawberry & Papaya Spring Smoothie

1 medium-large ripe papaya, deseeded & peeled 500g/1lb strawberries 1-2 big ole handfuls of pitted dates (several medjool or a dozen dried Iranian) 4 frozen bananas (or more), chopped generous dash of vanilla (extract or liquid stevia drops) lime juice (optional) 2+ cups of water

Blend dates and papaya and strawberries in water. Add chopped frozen banana, blend until smooth, adding more water as necessary. If your papaya isn't very flavourful (early season) or if you like extra zing, add some lime juice. If you want a thickshake, add more frozen bananas!

Makes 1 mega-serving or 2 large servings, includes approx. 405mg Vitamin C (540%), Calcium 150mg (15-25%), Iron 3mg (17%), Copper 0.5mg (53%), Manganese 1.8mg (98%), Potassium 2168mg (46%), B6 1.1mg (87%), Folate 252mcg (63%), and plenty of other stuff. Macros: 146g

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Lunch at From Earth And Water

I've been eating out a little more frequently the last couple of weeks. We used to eat out quite a lot before we had kids... Those were the spendy vegan days! Anywho, since those relatively quiet, non-busy, carefree days have passed into lively, exciting familydom, the first raw food restaurants in Australia opened - among them fRom eArth and Water - and it's one of our favourite vegan places to eat out now. Pretty darn impressive! Our friend Angela took us out for lunch and I took a few photos of the fancy noms...


In the middle: a green smoothie and strawberry ginger smoothie.


From left, clockwise: soft corn tortillas with almond feta & salsa & lime aioli,
courgette/zucchini and aged cashew cheese ravioli,
shaved fennel & almond cheese & leek & lentil salad,
mini tacos with avo salsa & mango salsa & cashew sour cream


From top, clockwise: Raw snickers, Banana cream pie, Lime cream mango tart

The

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