Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Best Blended Salad, Cashew Cheese, Raw Chips & Strawberry Julius

I love Mango season!   I get to make my favorite blended salad.

The peppers and snap peas are to place on the table for snacking!...along with the cucumber.  What's on your table?
Remember to have plenty of fresh fruits and veggies at hands reach for your family...and they will eat them.

Best Blended Salad
1 Ataulfo mango
(my favorite, but you could also use another variety)
3 small vine ripe tomatoes
mixed salad greens
2 swiss chard leaves
small handful of cilantro
1 1/2 c. celery
3/4 of a large cucumber
jalapeno peppers to taste
lemon juice

Blend to desired consistency
This made a full Vita-Mix container or about 2 quarts
and I topped mine with granulated dulse flakes

Blended soups and salads are easy to digest, filling and delicious.  You can make them any consistency you like...smooth for a soup or chunky so you have something to chew.  Leave out the fruit for a savory soup or salad...use whatever greens or salad fixin's you have on hand, change up your spices/seasonings, add avocado for a creamy soup or salad.or chop it into the bowl..be creative....if I think it might be too bitter I add jalapeno and it usually cuts right through it.
For the dressings I usually add the ingredients right into the blender...for instance...tahini, lemon juice and Bragg's Liquid Aminos is good....or for Italian...garlic, oregano, basil, dash of Olive oil or leave out the oil and use an avocado for the fat.  Sometimes I'll look at salad dressing labels of things I used to eat and create one of my own from their ingredients list that I modify.

This is just off of my front deck.  It is the only place that we have enough sun to grow anything..but we do not get much sun, so I cannot grow much, but I keep trying.  This year I am doing some greens...kale, chinese cabbage, romaine, arugula in the raised bed and some herbs in pots... I am snipping off cilantro for my salad.

My lunch!!! Boy was it yummy!!.mmmmmmmm
Cashew Cheese, Blended Salad, Raw Nacho Chips

Cashew Cheese
in the Vita-Mix
1 c. soaked and drained raw cashew
1-3 cloves of garlic
1-2 T. dried onions
lemon juice to blend
Himalyan Salt to taste

blend until smooth
I made this Cheese the other day and had not tasted it...Wowzer...it is so good...
I did not measure anything...you know what I mean??? I love the versatility of raw food un-cooking...!

This is a view out of my front door...lots of trees

Strawberry Julius
2- 2 1/2 c. water
big handful of CSA strawberries
lemon juice
Squirt of liquid Stevia
small handful of ice
Blend in high powered blender or Vita-Mix
you can change this up by adding whatever fresh or frozen fruit you enjoy...


  1. That blended salad looks yummy! And strawberry Julius sounds so good, my hubby love orange julius, I will have to make him this.

  2. Hey Kathy!!! Did you ever get my email a week or two ago??



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