I had a delightful night that began at Cafe Samana with some of my favorite friends and my daughter-in-law. Great conversation and food.
Then we all headed over to Whole Foods for Kat and Faith's Raw Food 101: Smoothies and Juicing class. It was a full house - standing room only! I am so encouraged by the number of people who are becoming interested in improving their health through plant based food, smoothies, juicing and eating raw food.
The first smoothie made was a simple one - perfect for beginners and kids - and consisted of two bananas, half a bag of frozen blueberries, 2 good handfuls of spinach and water. How much easier can it be!! Fast, tasty, and soooooooooo good for you. My daughter-in-law commented, "That is way faster than cooking bacon and eggs!" Amen to that!
Kat made a Savory Green Smoothie - which was really more like a soup because we ate it with a spoon. It had tons of things in it - greens, spices! It was my favorite of the night. It was garnished with avocado, scallions and kalamanta olives. Yummm.
From smoothies to soup to juice! I was especially interested in the juicing since smoothies are as part of my day as brushing my teeth! Two juices were made from two different juicers and I loved them both! Faith's juice was a bit more pulpy than Kat's, and had beets in them, which I love, and Kat's juice had no pulp, a very smooth consistency, and was very green. They each LOVE their own juicers.
|Look at them just hugging their juicers!! Kat loves her Breville while Faith loves her VRT-350!|
|Here's Faith with all the beautiful vegetable making her juice.|
|What you can see is the extracted pulp, and I wish you could see the beautiful color of the juice.|
|Here's Kat. That celery was juiced in seconds!! Look how happy she is!|
|Green juice is born. She looks like a proud Mama!|