The Blended Life, if I do say so myself, was the best and most fun I have had teaching a class yet. The women, amazing! They were so wonderful! All so funny, attentive, smart, and generally lovely! They really made my job so easy! I got some great feedback and the general consensus was that they loved the food! Which for me, is always the most important considering all recipes are my own creations. It would be dreadfully embarrassing if they were awful!! Can you imagine...
This class was particularly important to me because it really resonated with how I eat normally. Usually, my raw food classes involve lots of nuts and seeds because that's what people want; they want that raw gourmet transition food-- which is totally fine. It's supposed to be that way in the beginning. Yet, it is a lot more fun for me when I can show people that sure, nuts and seeds are great for getting protein and helping you transition from SAD to raw, but it's really the water-rich, mineral-dense, instant nutrition of soups and smoothies that are going to make raw foods a lifestyle vs. a diet.
What was on the menu? Oh, wouldn't you like to know!
- Tomato Basil Soup w/ Garlic Aioli
- Dill-licious Cucumber Soup
- Lucious Avocado Herb Soup
- Corn Chowder w/ Fixins'
- Cookies N'Cream Smoothie
- Green Smoothie Magic
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Shake
Strawberry Shake (using Vanilla Coconut Bliss)
Green Smoothie Magic
This was def. one of their favs.!
The ladies toasting with the Cookies N'Cream Smoothie
They went wild for the Bliss! Per usual, most cannot believe the simplicity of the ingredients and how creamy the ice cream is for being total diary free! We even discussed how the fact that it is low glycemic makes it perfectly suitable for diabetics, since one women was pre-diabetic, thus proving that you can still be healthy and indulge without guilt!