Guest Post: Day 10 Raw Food Challenge + Strawberry Fig Ice Cream

Today was a lovely lazy day with Gramma. I made us a Blueberry Nectarine “Oatmeal” for breakfast.

1 Nectarine

1/2 cup blueberries

 1 tsp cinnamon

1/2  cup walnuts

1/2 mulberries

1/2 cup shredded coconut

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Threw it all in the food processor till it was roughly chopped and mixed. Separated it into 2 bowls and drizzled a bit of Raw Coconut Nectar and Almond Milk over the top. Gramma loved it!

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Nut Milk recipes are a dime a dozen online. But if you haven’t found one yet, here is a quick recipe.

Soak any type of nut (1 cup at least) over night in equal parts purified water. Drain the nuts and put them in the Vitamix with 2 Cups purified water. (You can throw in spices, herbs or sweeteners in as well.) Blend til it appears everything is liquified. Pour contents into a container THREW a Nutmilk Bag to strain the liquid.  You may use the nut meal for other recipes. (I don’t strain my nutmilk unless the recipe calls for it.) Voila!  Nutmilk.

Later in the day Gramma treated me to a salad. I squeezed fresh lemon slices over it for dressing.


After having a nap I wanted something refreshing and so I made a Strawberry, Banana and Green Fig Ice Cream.

My aunt stocked the freezer with some frozen fruit for me. I guess Trader Joe’s started carrying Frozen Green Figs so she picked up a bag. I thought that was exciting.

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I put a cup of Fresh Strawberries that had been refrigerated, 3 large frozen figs and 2 frozen bananas with 1 TBS of Raw Coconut Nectar in the Ninja Blender my aunt owns. I put it on high, drizzled a wee bit of almond milk in while it was going and let it blend til smooth. (I did need to turn it off and move some of the big chunks around but I was impressed the Ninja did a great job.) Topped it with shredded coconut and Blackberries. My uncle and I split it, he thought it was great.

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Since my uncle and I were just hanging around, I made him a batch of Cinnamon Ginger DoughNot Holes so he could try them. He thought they were great!

Later I pulled out celery sticks, cucumber sticks, fresh slices of avocado and ate it with a side of the Basil Cashew Cheese I brought down with me.

Heather Petersen















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  1. Janhavi McKenzie on May 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

    What a wonderful day of food! I love your morning breakfast. And frozen Figs! I’m off to TJ’s to get some. Also, I had so many figs from my trees last year, I never thought of freezing them. I wasn’t drinking green smoothies last summer. This year I am going to freeze a ton of fresh fruit that I can get from our Farmers Market. I’ve already started with strawberries. Thanks Heather!

  2. Heather on May 22, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks Janhavi! I was starting to think my daily meals were getting a bit boring but I’m glad to know people are still enjoying to see what I’m doing. 😉

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