Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thanks for visiting us this weekend!

Hello and thanks to everybody who stopped by our table Friday night at the Tualatin Farmers Market and/or Friday or Saturday at the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival. It was fun to get out in the community this weekend. I'm impressed and excited with the Tualatin Farmers Market and can't wait to come again and demo some more easy healthy recipes.

For those of you interested in the Spinach Lime Cooler recipe which wasn't printed out - here it is. Please note that amounts are approximate and blending times may vary based on blender.

Spinach Lime Cooler
1/4 lime (with skin if using a VitaMix or other high powered blender, peeled if not)
2 slices pineapple (skinned and cored)
1/2 orange (peeled)
1/4-1/2 cup white grapes
2-3 cups loosely packed spinach
2 cups ice
Blend all ingredients until desired consistency reached. A couple notes: I generally don't recommend any fruit juices as the fiber has been removed, so I've substituted grapes for what was originally grape juice. This should add some sweetness without providing such a large amount of sugar.

I also spoke with a few people about raw desserts. We tasted the raw strawberry rhubarb "surprise" this weekend, which was really pie, but serving it in tiny cups makes it look more like a crisp. The beauty of raw desserts is that you can call it whatever you want and it's still delicious and generally more healthful than other conventional desserts. If you like sweets or enjoy preparing desserts and treats for your family and friends, consider trying your hand with raw desserts. YouTube and Google are great places to find demos and recipes for raw desserts but if you prefer to have a book handy to refer to, these are two of my favorites:
Raw For Dessert by Jennifer Cornbleet or Ani's Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo. Both of these authors also have beginning raw food books full of recipes with easy directions and familiar ingredients. If you have questions about how to incorporate raw foods into your lifestyle, make an appointment with me (Dr. Bijana Devo) at the clinic or stop by and talk to me at the Farmers Market.

If you are interested in the other recipes we featured at this weeks farmers market, feel free to stop into the clinic at 8555 SW Tualatin Road. Have a great week and we'll see you next Friday!

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