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Zoodles for Days RECIPE

What do you do when you see Organic Zucchini on the reduction rack at your local grocery store? You buy them ALL!!! And you make Zoodles, lots of them.

Zoodles are noodles, only made from raw zucchini.  You will need a spiralizer, this handy piece of equipment can be purchased off amazon for an affordable price, and turns zucchini into noodles!

I don’t like formal recipes, so here is how I created this masterpiece..

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5 medium zucchinis peeled and noodled using a spiralizer

2 large cucumbers peeled and noodled using a spiralizer

chopped tomatoes, raw corn, chia seeds (you can add ANYTHING you like, whatever is in the fridge!)

carrot ‘noodles’ made with a vegetable peeler

THE SAUCE

The sauce is everything.

I blended one large perfectly ripe avocado, 1 peeled small zucchini (this doubles the volume), generous handful of herbs from the garden including basil and chives, a small tomato, and lemon juice.

Salt free. Oil free. Gluten free. Guilt free. Dairy free. Sugar free.  Just a big bowl of LOVE and hydration, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Everything your body needs, and nothing it doesn’t.  You’ll want to run after, not nap.

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And yes, it’s KID APPROVED!

 

~ 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