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Nice Cream. Thank me later..

Hi Fruity Family!

I’m alive and well.  Raw Food 365 is in full swing, and I’m happy to say I am thriving in month 5!  The things I eat day to day vary quite a lot, but nice cream seems to always be on the menu at least every couple of days.  I change up the recipe depending on who I’m making it for.  This recipe and method is for the family, but easy to clean up and raw-ify for myself. Here is how I turn bananas into pure love..

What you’ll need..

2 bunches ripe spotty bananas

almond milk

natural peanut butter (optional)

cocoa powder/carob powder (optional)

pure maple syrup (optional)

Vitamix/any high speed blender/food processor

What you’ll do..

The day before: Peel bananas and break each into 2-3 pieces. Freeze them in a sealable reusable container.  Also, pour your choice of almond milk into an ice cube tray. Freeze overnight.

The day of:  Place 4-5 frozen bananas and 2-3 almond milk cubes into the blender.  Add a splash of almond milk to help get the blender started.  Use the tamper tool to press down the bananas, it’s an aggressive arm work-out don’t be afraid to show that blender who’s boss.  This will be your base.. from here you can add any flavour combination you like! Frozen fruit for a sorbet feel, cocoa powder, peanut butter, vanilla extract, etc.  You can be as creative as you like!  Our favourite is maple syrup and natural peanut butter, or throw in a few spoon fulls of cocoa powder and you can satisfy any chocolate craving.  Top with organic cacao nibs or a home made sauce.  Check out my Instagram for sauce recipes!

Enjoy in abundance.

The best things in life are certainly, cruelty-free.

N

 

RAW FOOD 365

Update Time!

It’s been a long time coming, this is something I have been wanting and dreaming of for the last 5 years.  I’ve never tried and failed in the past, but I have tried and continued learning, plenty of times.  However, the time has finally come and the roller coaster has begun.

I’ve embarked on a 365 Day Journey with nothing but raw food.  Yes, raw food.  No cooked food, no alcohol, no coffee, no processed food, no baked goods, I think you get the picture.  Simply food, real food.  Fruit in it’s whole form, including frozen fruit.  Vegetables (including all greens) in their uncooked birthday suites.  And to drink?  The only acceptable liquid is water or home made fruit/veg juice.

The journey began on July 1st, 2017.  So far, it’s been a joy.  I was expecting the first couple of weeks to be the hardest, but in fact they were the easiest!  I prepared myself mentally, this was the key.  I’ve practiced on and off for 5 years, so this is NOT uncharted territory.  I have many raw foodist friends to consult with and confide in should I need some guidance or support.  Community is key!

If you want to know more of what I am eating day-to-day please follow me on INSTAGRAM!

I don’t want it to seem that I am pushing others to join me or that this is the one and only way to thrive.  However.. I certainly, unapologetically, encourage people to always research where there food comes from, encourage them to make improvements no matter where they are starting from, and to simply care, try, and experiment!  The way we feel, think, and perform in this world is directly related to our diet.  Our diet influences our physical being and metal state, this is who we are.  You are literally what you eat, everything is connected.  You and I are living breathing organisms, made up mostly of water.  We need living food for our living bodies.  I would not do this if it didn’t mean the world to me.  You cannot compare life on this planet on raw food vs processed cooked food (even vegan).  It’s day and night.  And I prefer.. day.

Please contact me directly for questions!
I am always looking to coach and guide so don’t be shy, I’m here for you.

Much love,

N

2017, Bring it.

Hello Fruity Family!

We are well into January 2017 now, and have you kept your resolutions so far? How many have you broken? 😉

 

It doesn’t matter because today, and every day, is just simply that.. a new day, a new moment.  Never get down on yourself for “failing” because it’s all in your head.. whatever failure you say you had, it’s only because you have labelled it that way.  Flip it around and say.. “I’m either winning, or I’m learning.”  If you are learning a lot, that’s great!  Every negative thought you have about yourself or your actions, are because of you.  Look inward, change your vocabulary, change your attitude, and the actions will follow.

So yes, the worst thing that you can ever do is get down on yourself, it only furthers the spiral downward.  I don’t believe in hitting rock bottom before climbing up.  If we can change our thoughts, and our perception of what’s actually happening, we can change the result.

No matter what, never give up.  Hold your goals, hold your desires, hold your dreams!  If you want it badly enough, you will make it happen.  It may take longer than you expect but who cares.. if you want it enough the only sure way of getting it is to devote all you have.. trust me, the years will pass anyway!

Go get em’

N

~ Holy GUACAMOLE Recipe ~

Who doesn’t love a classic creamy GUAC? Seriously?  

guacHere’s my quick and easy version.. and yes, this is a meal!!  For anyone who may think I eat a handful of spinach and grass every day, not the case! 😜😂😆 here’s THE PROOF.

3-4 RIPE Avocados

1 cup chopped cilantro

Juice of 2-3 limes

1/4 cup diced red onion

handful of chopped cherry tomatoes

Raw corn kernels (slice off one ear of corn)

Optional additions: Red bell pepper, hemp seeds, chilli flakes or spice of your choice!

Simply combine all ingredients, except avocados.  Mash ripe avocados in a separate bowl and then mix everything together.  Add more lime juice if necessary.  I prefer to keep all my recipes salt free, but feel free to add this if you must.

Eat with anything you like! I enjoy it spread on romaine lettuce leaves, with carrot sticks or cucumber slices, or even with a spoon.

Enjoy!  & let me know in the comments if you have an epic guac combo, I am always looking for new flavours.

Bye for now,

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Fruit And Family!

Welcome to Fruit And Family

Welcome to my BLOG!

I began “Fruit And Family” with a blog many years ago, and I am so excited to finally bring it back to life! The focus has been YouTube for the last while, but I truly believe there is something very special,irreplaceable, about the written word..coaching-img

I’d like to introduce you to my family. Those faces behind the scenes, those lovely people fast asleep upstairs as I type. These lovelies pictured here are my reason for.. everything. My husband D, and my 3 little kiddies. But I’m not your typical mama! Call me crazy.. but I want my family to eat as many plant based food as possible so they can enjoy life fully at all ages, and avoid common health issues in today’s world. I want them to grow up seeing mom and dad working hard, doing what they love, setting and achieving personal goals. I want to show them unconditional love and support, as they do for me. They are truly my EVERYTHING. Thanks for putting up with me!!

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You too, are very much a part of this family. We are all in this together. Single, married, divorced, re-married, polyamorous, you name it.. you belong here. If you are ready to embrace, or simply flirt with the idea of vegan living, then this is the family for you. We welcome you with open arms! Share your progress, accomplishments, struggles, fears, and tears. I’m here to listen, guide, and help in any way I can.

So once again,

Welcome to my family!

-Natalie