On sunday we did a raw food demonstration at Real Foods in Rusty’s Market!
We love raw, organic locally grown plant foods and showing others how easy it is to make delicious and simple raw meals is really rewarding!
We started with a breakfast dragon fruit smoothie bowl, which is as simple as blending fresh ripe dragon fruit and frozen bananas together, pour into a bowl + top it with some goodies – we used dried coconut, dried mulberries, sliced banana with a sprinkle of edible rose petals! – to make this even more delicious a drop of rose essential oil or a dash or so of rose water and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios would take this to another magical level.
Starting the morning with fruit is a great way to start your day, not only are you hydrated and get lots of beautiful fruit sugars to help your brain function fantastically, eating a meal of fruit at the start of the day helps with digestion (so we have found) – as fruit digests faster than other foods eating it after cooked foods can cause some bloating and digestive problems.
We also made a beautiful creamy basil pesto served with zoddles, this makes a lovely light lunch or dinner, follow the recipe below to make this tasty refreshing meal.
Basil Pesto with Zoodles
1/2 cup of ripe avocado
1/2 cup of packed basil
1/2 cup loosely packed rocket
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of water
1/2 teaspoon of Murray river salt
1 clove of crushed activated garlic (aprox two teaspoons)
1-2 medium zucchini
1-2 medium cucumber
For garnish, sliced spring onion, sun dried tomato, crushed pistachios.
1. Blend all ingredients except for the zucchini and cucumber in a high speed blender until smooth.
2. Spiralize cucumber and zucchini to make zoodles (make as many zoodles as you wish, depending on how much sauce you like with your zoodles) and stir through pesto sauce, garnish and serve immediately.
Do what you love everyday!
Missy & Netia