Aloha! Another raining day over here on Maui but no problem....it was a work day so I didn't miss anything!
( I'm not sure if the tourist felt the same )
I couldn't resist a repeat of the fabulous Apple Mint Juice I made yesterday....
Apple Mint Juice
2 large organic Granny Smith apples
large handful local mint leaves
3-4 cups fresh organic spinach
Free Cafeteria Salad
papaya seed dressing
( I ate about 1/2 of this....)
I also brought 3 small slices of organic Cinnamon Date Manna Bread to work with too ( love this stuff!!)
You can find Manna Bread in the freezer section of most health food stores. This stuff rocks and it was very helpful when I was a high raw vegan years ago...
Carlos was craving pizza so he made a "Safeway" brand Margarita Thin Crust Pizza that was in the freezer...It was actually pretty decent ( I totally doused mine with hot sauce of course ). I also had a small organic spinach salad with Annie's "Goddess" dressing to balance it out.
Remember yesterday when I was cracking coconuts? Well, this is why.....I wanted to make my first raw vegan coconut based "Ice Cream". I've been wanting to do this for years but I always too lazy to crack open a real young coconut. ( What a waste!)
This was awesome!!
Raw-no dairy no soy Chocolate Chip "Ice Cream"
Vanilla "Ice Cream" base
1.5 cups raw young coconut pulp
1 raw unsalted cup cashews ( soaked for 3 hours and rinsed )
1/2 cup agave syrup
1 cup fresh coconut water
1.5 Tb pure vanilla extract
1 Tb raw coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender like a Vita Mix and blend until smooth. Chill for several hours ( I chilled it over night )
Pour into ice cream maker and run for about 15-20 minutes until "soft serve" texture. While running, add about 1/4 raw cocao nibs.
Pour into a glass container and freeze until very firm.....
I also made a raw fudge sauce with a mixture of raw cacao powder, raw agave syrup, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
This was actually Carlos's serving. I was wayyyyyy too full from dinner for dessert( but I did have a bite.) It was RICH, CREAMY and DECADENT. I cannot believe I pulled this off. Carlos said it was the best ice cream ever! I can't wait to try different flavor combos now :-)