Thursday, August 19, 2010

Raw Peach Mango Mini Pies

Ripe, juicy peaches are now in season, and I have been waiting to make little individual fruit pies! So I played around with a recipe I found by Dr. Ritamarie and came up with this version which makes enough for 3 mini 4-inch pies! (But this recipe can easily make 4 mini 4-inch pies with thinner crusts.)

Raw Peach Mango Mini Pies

Pie Crusts
3/4 cup pecans, soaked 4 hours
1/4 cup almonds, soaked 6 hours
1/4 cup pitted Medjool dates (3 dates)
1/2 cup dried coconut
  • Process nuts and coconut in food processor; add dates and process till it holds together
  • Press 1/2 cup of crust mixture into each mini quiche pan
  • Place pie crusts in freezer or fridge to set while preparing pie filling
  • Recipe makes enough to fill 3 quiche pans (4" x 1.75" with removable bottoms)

Peach Mango Filling
2 large peaches, remove skin and pit
1 large mango, peeled and pitted
1 to 2 Medjool dates
1-1/2 to 2 tsp psyllium powder
  • Cut peaches into bite sized pieces and place in a bowl
  • Place mangoes, dates and psyllium into a blender; blend until creamy (only adding a little water if needed)
  • Add mango mixture to peaches in bowl and stir well to combine
  • Divide peach mango filling equally between 3 mini 4" pie crusts
  • Sprinkle top with dried coconut, or decorate with fruit
  • Place in freezer or fridge to set; best if eaten within 2 days 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Green Smoothie Challenge (GSC)

August 10-31, 2010 Held a 3-week trial in Abbotsford to experience the power of Green Smoothies for abundant health, increased energy, regulated weight, and reduced cravings.
  • We mixed together organic fruit, dark leafy greens and 2 cups of water in a blender at home (no powders, additives, or supplements needed)
  • No need to even change diet (apart from adding Green Smoothies of course)
  • Whether a vegan, a steak lover, or a junk food addict, no problem, we drank green smoothies and enjoyed the ride
  • It was that easy!
For this challenge we made a blender full of Green Smoothie each morning for 3 weeks in August, drank a glass every few hours, kept in refrigerator, and by the end of the day finished the entire blender!

Participants received an initial email with instructions and recipes, and then a group email at the end of each week of the challenge to help, guide and inspire them along the way (weekly email included answers to all questions received + more recipes).

After the challenge is over we get together to compare the challenges and successes of those taking the GSC - and share the healing benefits experienced by participants! 
  • 2008 presented 1st GSC in BC with 100 participants
  • 2009 organized 2nd GSC with 25 participants
  • 2010 organized 3rd GSC with 30 participants