Best blender,best price,best performance

You know the drill:
If you want a really really smooth green smoothie,you must shell pretty smooth chunk of green for brand names like Vitamix or Blendtec.
With prices around 400,500,600 and more,it can be off putting for any raw(or cooked)foodie.
But I found the way to have your raw cake, and eat it too.
After extensive research,googling,horse power comparing,square shape searching,I found this baby and preorder it prior to our house-moving trip to U.S.
First things first, so upon our arrival in December 2013, I got this monster of a blender.

Best blender

Best blender ever

I order it on the dumb luck,sheerly impressed by the stats of it(3HP),tamper,square jug-very important and might I add
It exceeded my expectations , and then some…
Miiighty fine piece of equipment.
So, so happy with it.Powerful to the bone,even without the help of a tamper, it crushes a frozen fruit(try frozen persimon-hard as a rock),nuts for secconds.I like my green creations(link here- http://wp.me/p2iumO-4Z )with no water added, so for any normal blender is a lot of work, if not impossible to smoothise just a fruit and greenery without the aid of liquid.Not with this Baby-Omni.Does the job right away.Absolute best performance,best price,huge value for the money.
Did I mention it was only 279 $.
And it get’s even better. Now on sale for 240 $!
AND free shipping!!
Thanks to the folks of 3blenders, who also give a great service and guarantee.
Link here http://www.3blenders.com/Omniblenders.html

Take that Vitamix-Schmitamix and Blendtec-Schmendtec!!

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Easybreazy rawsome summer salad

Here is some supereasy,supernutritius,super-colorliscious salad to please your mouth and eyes and especially your gut.
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It starts with one of the best probiotic foods-fermented red cabbage.
Super easy to make-just toss in a big jar shredded red or green cabbage,add 3 tb.spoons of sea salt cover with water and keep it at a room temperature for a week to ferment.
After that you can store it in your fridge for up to 2-3 weeks.Use it to toss in salads or on its own.

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Next ingredients are tomatoes,bean sprouts,orange snack peppers,cilantro,cucumber.
Add lemon juice,olive oil and Bam!-you have a nutrition powerhouse.An enzyme bomb to blast all that bad bacteria in your gut.

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Your gut will thank you,since its jam packed with probiotics to help populate it  with good bacteria.

And here is one more ”salad”that your mouth will thank you.And then some.

Chocolate

Chocolate

I’ve been telling that to myself for years…

Green,raw and naked or kiwi’s galore to store

I just got my hands on 2 huuuge crates of kiwi’s from my local fruit-dealer.
Yes!
A great budget deal,since it’s a bulk buy and also kiwis were soft-ish and not picture perfect.
Here is what I did to them,after 2 hours of slavery in the kitchen.

Peeled kiwis ready for freezing

Peeled kiwis ready for freezing

Here are the naked,peeled sweeties,ready to be popped in my freezer.Divided in individual plastic bags,they will last roughly till october.They are a nice addition to my daily green creation.Since I don’t put water in my green smoothie,I need some high watery fruit to add instead,so my blender doesn’t explode and blends without stuttering.Here is why you should include this ”sunny peach”(the original name for kiwis),in your raw food life:

  • Disease Prevention
    • Fiber: Kiwi provides 16% of the RDA for fiber and has a role in the prevention of constipation and some cancers.
    • Phytonutrients: Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers, and function as antioxidants.
  • Vitamins
    • Folic Acid: Kiwi provides 10% of the RDA for folic acid, which is important for expectant mothers and works to produce red blood cells.
    • Vitamin C: One serving of kiwi gives the body 230% of the RDA for Vitamin C, which helps heal wounds, increase iron absorption, and boost the immune system.
    • Vitamin E: Kiwi provides 10% RDA for Vitamin E and decreases the risk of heart disease.
  • Minerals
    • Calcium: Kiwi provides 5.5% of the RDA for Calcium.
    • Chromium: Kiwi aids in regulating heartbeats.
    • Copper: Kiwi provides 8% of the RDA for Copper.
    • Iron: Kiwi provides 4% of the RDA for Iron.
    • Magnesium: Kiwi provides 6% of the RDA for Magnesium, which  can enhance your energy level.
    • Potassium: Kiwi aids in fluid maintenance.
    • Zinc: Kiwi helps keep hair, skin, teeth, and nails healthy.

Raw power!!

I’ve got the power or the best summer low-calorie drink

Say yes to the best raw food.
The watermelon.
Or Mr.Power fruit.
Here is your Watermelon Woman bringing Mr.Power home.
While humming the Watermelon man by Herbie Hancock.

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The Watermelon woman

Admiring Mr.Power in all his 30 pounds glory!

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Power Watermelon

Mr.Power’s soul sole.Red sole.

Red sole of a watermelon

Red soled watermelon

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Watermelon stiletto

Mr.Flower power.

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Flower crown on a watermelon

Mr.Power ,meet Mr.Power-ful Blender.Mr.Power-ful Blender, meet Mr.Power.

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Powerful blender and watermelon

The aftermath of that Power meeting:
My powerful drink.Literally.
Since it’s full of electrolytes.
Hello-Electro-power.

Blended melon

Blended melon

The best summer drink.
Easybreazy blended melon.
Just put the melon and  blend-for 2 minutes.
Simple.Fast to make and sweetly yum.
Big plus-contains all the fiber,unlike juicing.
Anti-oxidant.Low in calories and tastes oh-so-good.
A powerhouse of lycopene,citrulline,Vit.C and A.
Enjoy all the goodness of a juicy,ripe watermelon.On an empty stomach,since it doesn’t combine with any other foods.
A power fruit indeed.
All while listening to The Watermelon man.

The perfect raw food for travelling or health in a cup

Raw.
Healthy.
Travels well.
Full of sunshine.
Doesn’t leave mess and sticky fingers afterwards.
In other words, I found the perfect snack for travelling.
Eureka!!

Raw food on the road

Raw food on the road

The mini-veggie cups.!!Mini-tomatoes,mini-cucumber and mini sweet peppers!!
So simple,yet so good for you!
And even my husband likes it!(See pics)
Eureka!

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Veggie cup for the road

The fresh,all natural V8 for when you are steering your V8 (or V6 in our case.)
It’s a breeze to pick and eat, while all your attention is where it should be:

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Veggie snack for driving

On the road!
If that’s not the perfect driving snack,I don’t know what it is.
Stays firmly between your legs, so no messy spillage,crumbs or chocolate mess!
Side note:I know first hand about messy spillage, since I once ate raw ceviche! while driving!
And after a sharp turn my tupperware capsized and I ended up smelling like fish on places where I shouldn’t be smelling like fish!
Lesson learned-veggie-cup forever!

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Veggie cup and driving

Spill-proof,tumble-proof and kills sugar cravings too.Steers you away from that overpriced gas-station emergency stop for M&M or Snickers.Win-win.

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Perfect food for the road

The perfect raw delight!
Beautiful to look at too!
Enjoy your veggies!

Eat.Drive.Love.

Brown leather corset and mini melons non-mercial

A general rule for health is to not eat anything that has a commercial.
Yes to that.
But what about the unsung, non-commercial,non-profitable,humble,cheap heroes of the killer nutrition,who deserve major exposure.?Oh, the unjustice!
So I am trying to right this wrong and  counterstriking by doing my own non-marketable food ”com-mercial”.Make that non-mercial.
One or 2 melons at the time.

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Mini melons and me

Here is a food that you won’t see on the big screens during a Superbowl.
The watermelon.
Watermelons are full of Water(Duh!).Dietary Fiber,.Niacin. Vitamin B6 and folate.Vitamin A.Vitamin C. Potassium.Low in calories,easily digestible.
All in all, an easybreazy fruit.
Great as a juice,blended, or on it’s on.Simply a cleansing King.One of my favorite fruits to use during cleanses.

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Mini melons

I always eat it alone or blended with mint leaves.I rather blend,than juice, so I preserve the precious fiber.
And remember:
Always eat watermelon or watermelon drinks on an empty stomach.

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Mini melons and me

Feel free to send your favorite,simple,cheap (as in cost,not value!!natural,real food or non-food non-mercials.
Because the best things in life are free and have no commercial.

P.s.Have you ever seen such a small melons?

Tomato versus cheese or what is nuttier

Every time I walk down the street eating a raw tomato,cucumber or a raw pepper, people look at me like I’m nuts!
I’m sorry, but since when eating a natural food in public is passe?! What’s unnatural, is that you  are drinking  a coke.Or Red bull.Or eating a cheese.Straight from the block..

The world we live in

The world we live in

How sad is  that nobody even blinks an eye  at that sight.Like it’s the most natural thing to sit next to somebody eating  cheese from the block ,but not a tomato?

So WTF dude?
Double standarts much?
And who is nuts?
Or nuttier?

Whats in my fridge or easybreazy raw food planning

As a raw foodist–just-do-my-best-and -not-obsessed-clean-real food-healthy-eater at any given time …
I have …

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Raw foodist fridge

My main food during the day is raw,healthy green creations link here http://wp.me/p2iumO-4Z and vegetable health bomb juice link here http://wp.me/p2iumO-3G, so that takes a lot of produce to produce.Thus the greenery galore in my fridges.I have 1 big-see above and 2 small fridges see below.For dinner I might eat some raw fish-ceviche, or cooked quinoa,amarant,or millet with broccoli and mushrooms.I don’t like meat,but few times a year I might  have some barbecue chicken or fish.But the main of my diet year round is greenery,fruits,vegetable,nuts and seeds.And dark chocolate.

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Two fridges to keep fruit and vegetables

This is my secondary fridges and fruit ”dungeon”.Basically a dark,kinda dry little storage place in my house.

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Raw food fridge

I restock my fridges once a week for the perishables greenery, and the rest -apples,bananas,peaches,kiwis) I buy in bulk, so it last a month or so (for 2 people)

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Raw food fridge

My second top fridge in my food dungeon.

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Raw food fridge

Little tomatoes on the vine,cucumbers,oranges.

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Fruits freezer

I can’t leave without my 3 freezers,since they save me a lot of time and money and store my bulk deals.Usially cut up mangoes,persimmons,strawberries,bananas,even pears.

Food dungeon

Food dungeon

And yeah.Even with all these fridges,I still end up storing some bulk deals in my plastic containers in my fruit dungeon.

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Purslane storage

A resent A-ha! moment-My favorite greenery purslane usually last no more than 3 days in my plastic containers in the fridge,but this  crate has the magic , so I have been keeping this produce for the last 7 days, and it’s still green and not soggy.It must be the right amount of holes on the crate.Or something.Bulk buy greenery tip-use a create with holes, not a closed up container to store your big quantities of green.

Sweet kiwis

Sweet kiwis

Another tip.Best way to soften hard kiwis is at room temperature, in a big bowls.

To sum it up:
Have a lot of fresh,green produce.
Keep it in the right temperature and place.
Invest in few fridges.
And don’t be afraid to create a lot of garbage.

Raw foodist garbage

Raw foodist garbage

Because real food creates bulk when disposed off.It’s a natural thing.
It always amazes me that our garbage bin is overflowing with fruit and vegetables peelings and pulp from the daily juices at the end of the bi-weekly collection period, as opposite of those of the neighbours,whose bin is always not even half full.Well,few pizza boxes,microwave diner boxes and countless candy and bread and processes food wrappers doesn’t take much space…
So Hooray for the full garbage bins!

Raw food on a budget tip-eat locally,support your farmers

My raw food mantra:
Keep your friends close and your farmers even closer.
Eating  locally is better for you,for the environment ,for your pocket and for your taste buds.
Support your local growers.Buy in bulk and freeze whatever you can’t eat now.

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Tasty local strawberries

I just got this gorgeous strawberries from a local growers and my whole kitchen smells like summer bliss.
You know you got the real thing, when the fruit smells the way it’s suppose to smell,taste like heaven,and every fruit is different size and shape and has a bright, ripened by the sun color.A sun-fruit.
As opposite to all-uniform,big and picture-perfect fruit.
Big,uniformed,same colored,same size,non-smelling  equals cosmetic fruit.

Barbie apple grown with chemicals

Barbie apple grown with chemicals

A Barbie-fruit.A package over substance.It’s nice to look at,but doesn’t do much nutrition wise and taste like rubber.A chemically -drenched fruit.
And the ”farmer?!” wears this  on the right when he grows it.

Farmers then and now

Farmers then and now

Support locally grown food from locally grown farmers.It’s much cheaper too,if your produce is the bulk of your raw food budget,as mine.Look for perfection on the inside, not on the outside.
Go for the Sun-fruit.
A health-perfect and not always picture-perfect fruit.
Perfection usually is inside,skin deep.
Seek it.
Even if it takes cracked hands and dirty nails to dig it.