from Aliso Viejo, CA…
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of hanging out with a couple of new friends: Sheleana and Caleb from YoungandRaw.com.
These two are super into a raw-foods based lifestyle and took AMAZING care of me food-wise: smoothies, salads, and superfoods, oh my! :)
And YES, those are Candied Apples in the pic above!
Sheleana created a sugar-free and whole-foods version of caramel. Yeah, it was delicious, and yes, I wanted to lick the entire bowl.
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These’ll be kid-friendly treats and super easy to make! I even recommended iBooks Author to them for putting it together, and Sheleana loved how simple it was! Yay teamwork! :)
For now, let’s take a look at some of the goodness we (well, mostly they! :) whipped up!
Berry Smoothie with Bee Pollen
Raw Vegan Caesar Salad
(side note: I haven’t eaten Caesar Salad in over 10 years, ’cause I plain didn’t like it the first time. This one is UNBELIEVABLY great, completely dairy-free, and super tasty!!)
Broccoli, Avocado & Mango Salad—that’s right: BAM!
By the way: the next stop I landed (a guest house in Hollywood, owned by a notable actress—how’s that for intrigue!) has no stove, blender or food processor.
Time to go raw!! :)
I did some shopping and picked up everything I’ll need to make this salad again—perhaps for my next meal!
Vanilla Cinnamon Shilajit Latte
The Smoothie Alchemist in action!
And here was my contribution…
Not the most creative or pretty concoction, but it did taste pretty good!
I think this had one frozen banana, some pineapple chunks, blueberries, coconut water, and a scoop of spirulina.
The glass straws were totally new to me and kinda crazy to experience. By the end of the two days: I was a fan!
Ah, and these two may also win for the healthiest fridge I’ve come across…
Wow—guys aren’t completely in the dark when it comes to food—nice! :)
Thanks again to Caleb and Sheleana for being such fantastic hosts! :)
As you might guess, they are also SUPER knowledgeable about food, and I LOVED the conversations we had. I learned a bunch, and excited to share what I picked up.
My #1 tip from them: starting the day with water and fresh-squeezed lemon.
Did you know that when we wake up, we are dehydrated by 2 cups of water?? Gotta replenish the system fast!
Which recipe above looks tastiest to you? (and which one will you make? :)
I’d love to hear your response + any other thoughts you have below.
Looking forward to learning more!