I haven't had sugar in 21 days, and yea, I miss it. Bad. But soon enough, my Adventure Cleanse Tune-Up will be over and I'll be diving into a delicious cupcake (actually, I'm planning a cheat day on Saturday for my best friend Greg's 30th birthday ... so relief will come soon!). Until then, bananas and dates have kept me sane.
I had this too-good-to-be-raw bowl of Banana Buckwheat Crispies with Chocolate Macadamia Nut Milk for breakfast this morning after downing my daily green juice:
The buckwheat crispies are crunchy like granola, but they're made by soaking and then dehydrating raw buckwheat. The instructions are in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen. The chocolate macadamia nut milk (sweetened with dates) is what I had leftover from making Gena's Chocolate Chia Pudding.
Another delicious breakfast this week was inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie — the famed (and sorta dirty sounding) Banana Hammock:
It's a banana, cut in half, and stuffed with raw almond butter, currants, and acai powder. So, so good. Raw almond butter may just be the best stuff on the planet — ever. I could eat a whole jar with a spoon. But I won't ... cause that would be a little excessive.
By the way, I'll be using a random number generator to choose the winner in the $50 iHerb.com shopping spree giveaway Friday morning (around 11 a.m. CST). I'll make the announcement when I blog again on Sunday, but if you're the winner, I'll shoot you an email immediately. Thanks for participating!
Also, for any readers in Middle Tennessee (or West Tennessee and willing to drive), a few dudes from the Farm (an awesome vegan intentional community in Summertown) are playing a Bluegrass & Blues for Haiti benefit show at the Crockett Theater in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee on Sunday, January 24th from 1 to 4 p.m. Check it out for a great cause.