Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 12 & 13 - Superfoodies

Never fear, I am here.

Nearing the end of Week 2, I'm feeling much better today than I was most of the week -- as I my have explained in the previous post. I was getting somewhat bitter about not being able to eat certain things that would tickle my tongue and make me feel nice inside.

So last night D and I went to Karyn's Raw restaurant on Armitage/Halsted in Lincoln Park. This place is so divine. I mean, it really is. They do things with raw food that I only dream about. Once we get our point-and-shoot camera loaded with battery juice, we will return and photo-op their cuisine. It's just wonderful. I had a plate of nachos that were the most satisfyingly amazing nachos I may have ever had. I also had a plate of empanadas, which weren't as good as the nachos, but seriously delicious no less. I really felt like I was cheating, because it was so good. And truthfully, some of the foods they use (corn masa) may have been out of bounds, but it was so worth it -- 100% raw, 100% organic -- I think I'll be fine. The dining experience was quite motivating to get back on the prep wagon and start making even tastier raw treats. I'm going to try a tomato basil flax cracker next, using the leftover tomato sauce from earlier in the week. YUM!

After our scrumptious dinner we went and saw The Social Network, which I was somewhat against seeing when I first heard about a "facebook movie" even though I'm such a FB addict it's not even funny. But since it won all those Golden Globes and whatnot, I figured it was worth my gift card to AMC theaters to check it out. I didn't realize that they were going to use actual names of people and things, I figured it was "based" on the facebook concept, but that it would be called something far cheesier. I was wrong. So anyway, good movie, it's really well done and I'll stop hating on it now.

And now, my Superfood Smoothie that can be used as a meal replacement because it's loaded with so much schtuff -- I like to have one after I work out, or as a quick dinner. I'll probably break my fast (after the 4th week) with one of these.

Superfoods are a classification of foods that contain a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some say you can survive on these foods alone, if you had to.
In this shake: Green juice powder, frozen organic raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, frozen organic spinach, raw cacao nibs, raw goji berries, MSM, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, tbsp honey, lemon juice, fiber blend, chia seeds, celtic sea salt.

Other superfoods we use include, bee pollen, hemp seeds and mesquite -- I generally change up what I put in the shake and mix things until it tastes good. Don't you love the dark color?! Honestly, without the honey and the lemon juice, this thing would be almost inedible. However, the lemon juice and honey REALLY bring out the flavors of the fruit, and make this a truly delectable smoothie. Two glasses = meal replacement.

I can tell you more about superfoods in a later post. This one's already pretty long.




  1. K did you know you can grow Goji berry bushes here in Chicago? Hurry up and get yourself a bush or plant one at your parent's house :)

    it'll save you a ton of $

  2. How do you do that? I thought Gojis grow in the Himalayas? Do tell...