I’ll be honest, I don’t always feel like drinking water, but I know how I feel when I don’t drink enough – brain fog, irritability, fatigue, to name a few – so I try to get at least 100 ounces of water everyday by drinking varying amounts of hot, room temperature, and sometimes cold water.
I started a 10-day raw ‘til dinner challenge this past Thursday in an attempt to fill up on the last of summer’s vibrant fruit and veggie harvests. I haven’t been craving much fruit these days and have been a little too heavy on the kale and mustard greens, so I wanted to challenge myself to go outside of my comfort zone and get a wider variety of veggies and fruits in. But I have to admit that I’ve been a bit lazy the first few days, choosing to eat out instead of making my own meals.
I live, work, and play in Brooklyn, except when I’m living, working, and playing somewhere in the Hudson Valley. I spend so little time in Manhattan (or any of the other boros for that matter) that this blog probably shouldn’t be called blended “nyc”. :o/
Simone Turner, Certified Health Coach and fellow Institute for Integrative Nutrition Grad is like me when it comes to our blender recipes – we don’t have any!
Organic Soul Chef Madea Allen is a professionally trained whole foods & community foods chef and health coach working in private practice in NYC. She’s also a good friend and colleague.
Now that it’s getting colder, it’s all about the warm beverages baby!
I’ve started back up with the Yogi Tea chai (herbs + assam tea) and I usually add half & half, but after ordering about ten pounds of raw almonds from my buying club, I figured it was time to make some milk (and cookies. Flourless almond butter cookies, yeah!). After my previous almond milk experiment, I decided that the 1:3 almond to water ratio was a good bet, blanched when I’m not being lazy, and sea salt (important!).
I’m keeping it pretty simple for the recipes that are going into the Vitamix for this challenge by focusing on the food of the day and going to my neighborhood farmers market or my buying club to source ingredients.