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Dragonfruit (Pitaya) Bowl

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya and belongs to the cactus family.

Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya and belongs to the cactus family.

Native to America’s, Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants. It is a perfect ingredient for your morning fruit bowl. The pink scaly outer skin encloses a white, yellow or red inner flesh, specked with black seeds, which is sweet in flavour and extremely refreshing. The seeds are rich sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for the body.

Here are 5 Delicious Ways for You to Try it:

  1. Scoop out the fleshy part.

  2. Slice or chop the flesh for fruit salads

  3. Juice it

  4. Blend it.

  5. Freeze it.

Try this pitaya bowl Recipe! The great thing about this recipe is that it is:

Nutrient-rich
Engages your sense of fun and creativity
Has great visual appeal
Tastes yummy!

Plus you can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner…

You will need:

1/2 a dragon fruit

Small handful strawberries

1-2 drops DoTerra lemongrass essential oil (optional)

1/2 tbsp ground chia seeds

Just enough liquid to blend it up: almond milk, coconut water

Do this:

Add all ingredients to the blender and purée until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with your favourite fruit etc.  As you can see, I saved some of pitaya to top with, along with hemp hearts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, strawberries, dried shredded coconut, black currents and passion fruit.

Choose your Toppings:

When it comes to toppings, a few of my favorites include:

  • 2 tablespoons goji berries

  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats or your favorite granola

  • 1 tablespoon almonds, chopped

  • unsweetened finely shredded coconut

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Fresh fruit slices

  • Dried fruit

  • Cacao nibs

  • Coconut yogurt

Variations: You can blend different combinations as a base for your bowl.


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Parsnip with Lime and Coriander 🌿

For those who love a rice-like dish, this recipe will liven up your taste buds…

Parsnips are a sweet, juicy root vegetable

Parsnips are a sweet, juicy root vegetable

Parsnips are closely related to other root vegetables like carrots and parsley root, they are very nutritious and are associated with many health benefits. Parsnips are rich in potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and dietary fiber.

For raw vegans, this recipe is a handy substitute for rice or couscous and a great way to add more vegetables to your diet.

You will need:

2-3 parsnip

1 habanero pepper, diced

1/4 tsp salt

2 scallions, diced

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro or 2-3 drops DoTerra coriander essential oil

3 tbsp fresh lime juice, or 2-3 drops DoTerra lime essential oil (use some of the zest if you want a dominant lime flavour)

To start, you wash the parsnips, peel and slice off the ends. Cut into chunks, place and pulse in a food processor. You only need a to pulse for 30-60 seconds before the mixture starts looking like rice or couscous, but be careful not to over process. That’s the main part done.

Next you want to give it some flavour. In a glass or ceramic bowl (not plastic), add the lime and other ingredients and mix together. Add in the parsnip and toss together to combine thoroughly.


Variations: You can use jicama in place of parsnip. You could add dried coconut, to make lime coconut rice.

Tip: You can use a box grater if you don’t have a food processor. Avoid using wild parsnips.


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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions. 

Golden Berry Breakfast Pot

Sistahintheraw's summer golden berry breakfast pot

Sistahintheraw's summer golden berry breakfast pot

 

Morning creativity in the kitchen to create a delicious jar of edible art!

In this gorgeous 19th Century antique French jam jar, I’ve soaked gluten free oats, chia seeds, baobab fruit powder, ground flax meal & dried fruit, overnight in tigernut milk and left to stand in the refrigerator.

Then I’ve layered on some coconut yogurt and fresh fruit, topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder, coconut sprinkles and physalis fruit (also known as golden berries). The yogurt adds some a lovely creaminess to the mouth feel.

Golden berries are high in protein and vitamin A and they’re much lower in sugar. They’re also loaded with antioxidants. Phytochemical screening has revealed an abundance of flavonoids as well. Flavonoids are specific antioxidants that promote cardiovascular health and other benefits.There is also some research suggesting the fatty acids' effectiveness for promoting good health in general. They are popular in Colombia and South Africa.

Options:
You can use any available dried fruit to soak overnight, this gives the pot added sweetness if necessary, or can be omitted altogether. Use whatever fresh fruit you have available. I used sliced physalis and pears. You can also try ground nutmeg instead of cinnamon.


 

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You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Anita McKenzie, is a Raw Soul Food and Holistic Health Lifestyle Mentor, she is founder of the brand "Sistahintheraw" and "Raw Soul Food" and a leading authority on Raw Food Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make healthier choices, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Sistahintheraw now at: www.sistahintheraw.com

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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions. 

Mango Coconut (Birthday) Smoothie

I feel so fortunate to have been born on 24th July, its nearly always sunny and it's also in the holiday season. I'm definitely a committed sunshine person, with a Leo lioness heart. My love of summer tropical fruit gave creation to this special, delicious summer smoothie to celebrate my birthday... You can also add freshly made coconut water, almond milk or sunflower seed milk to this recipe if you desire more fluidity.

I'm inviting you to share my birthday with me on Monday. Lets have some healthy smoothie fun together, why not create your own special smoothie and share it with me? I'd love to hear about your recipe...

You can message your recipe creation to me below in the comments section, on Facebook, or tag me on Twitter (@sistahintheraw). I'll choose three smoothie recipes from the ones posted to receive a surprise FREE gift from me.

Have a fab weekend.
One Love birthday vibes from
Sistahintheraw x
 


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Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

I'm in the Jamaican sun again, this time I'm staying in the city of Kingston. Loving my usual pastimes - family & friends, exploring ever more raw food, arts and culture.

The sunrise is so spectacular anywhere on earth and I love the promise it conveys for the start of a new day! This morning instead of the usual solo coconut water, I decided to create a new smoothie, which is vibrant with its superfood energy. 

So here you are, play with it and enjoy the sunrise wherever you are.

One Love,
Sistahintheraw x

 

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To Celebrate my travels, look out for my new 'Raw Soul Food World Kitchen' recipe ebook coming to you soon.