Archive: RAW FOOD

  • Hey!!

    10 days until Christmas, 16 sleeps until my wedding and Day 11 on my Green Smoothie Cleanse! Yowzeria Factory!

    So much to do. Going through my wallet I realized I had a gift card from Canadian Tire, so I went out to run some errands and decided to pick up some puppy supplies at good ol CT, but I pulled up to a desolate building. It moved. I just looked at the map and found where the new one is. (These things are exciting, and I feel like you HAD to know)

    Canadian tire moved to Fremont

    In other crazy news, I bought my FIRST EVER Strapless Bra. I said to 3 sales people, “It feels like it’s going to fall down.” They ALL said, it always feels like that, you get used to it and it WON’T fall down.” I’m thinking….Okkkaaaay, I trust you? I started having a dance party in the change room, going through all my famous disco moves and sure enough, it didn’t fall down, haha.

    I-tec strapless

    Crazy thing #3. As a good wife in training, I make food for my hubby-to-be. We are getting so busy lately I decided to stock pile food for Mike. So I made him burritos to freeze. Remember when I made them when I was stranded in a hotel in Wainwright, Alta?

    Here’s my veggies for it.

    Mix was organic short grain rice, black beans and corn.

    mmmm, guac for the spread.

    A little salsa on there and BAM,  lunch for a while…

    As much as I would have LOVED one of those wraps, I am continuing my cleanse. I must say, I am happy for anyone who has taken on eating more greens in their diet. I think it is so darn important and you should be proud of yourself. I got a few pictures emailed from my Sister-In-Law to be, Marianne.

    She made her first ever Green smoothie today! Made with Organic banana, apple, pear, and spinach. (looks like some leaf lettuce in there too)

    You don’t NEED a Vitamix to rock a Green Smoothie, Marianne made her’s with a Magic Bullet which is a great way to start.

    By blending, you are breaking open the cell walls of the greens, which helps them get into the system right away, )and that is just one benefit.) Cheers to good health!

    Marianne is going to drink a smoothie every morning.

    I’ll try to do a lil video update tomorrow! Thanks soooo much for stopping by..
    Muchos Gratias!


  • Hey!

    How art thou?? Good day here at our camp. It was my momma’s birthday today! She said she had a great day, so her lil daughter was happy about that!

    Amanda Sellers

    My mom has always been so supportive in ANYTHING I choose today, but my only complaint is- What is with this mullet when I was a youngster? (It was probably my idea! ha) This was on stage when I was about 8 years old on my right (the guy lookin off to the side) is actually playing music when I walk down the isle! How cool hey?! Here I was attempting to sing, “Put another Log on the fire.”

    At least I had the whole cool, boots over the pants thing happening!

    Check out this cartoon I got made ($10) ha

    Here’s a shot from our engagement pics.

    The wedding is starting to sink in more and more everyday. Some pretty amazing stuff happening in the new year, but I will fill you in, AFTER the wedding. One exciting thing at a time, (lol)
    DAY 10 of my cleanse. NOPE, I can’t believe it either!! This cleanse is getting me REALLY inspired again by raw foods. I am wanting to get a dehydrator asap and continue blending with my Vitamix. Lately I’ve been watching some documentaries like Food Matters, Food INC, Forks over Knives, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,etc and DAMN I want to be vegan forver. (And ultimately raw) I know there are legit farms and organic meats being produced, so I am not judging at all. This is just my choice, based on my opinion of A) what I am learning and B) How a plant based diet makes me feel.

    Here was this morning’s shake

    Today I discovered how I can actually push in WAY more spinach once the Vitamix is going, so I started with what you see above and added about 4 cups more spinach and here was the result…mmmmm. It was spinach “heavy” but I still loved it.

    Something I deal with is staying raw (even vegan) in social settings. Check out Girl On Raw’s tips for dealing with social settings. I LOVED it.

    Ok, I’m rocking and rolling. Don’t want to, but life is calling.. OH..Read this and please say it to yourself today, tomorrow and the forever more!

    Absolutely. Look out…. xoxoxo

  • Hello!

    Well, today I was going to write a post about Celebrating your successes, which we should all do. You know the “High 5″ moments throughout the day that keep us going… but…I got busy and did not have time to write… so, the ONE and only success I will celebrate today is when I went to Superstore and I didn’t run down every isle like a mad amazon woman looking for THESE:


    PC recipe

    Don’t those look good? mmmm. Oh ya. SNAP. Day 9 of my Green Smoothie cleanse.  I got an email that we helped inspire Natasha to start a 7 day Green Smoothie Cleanse! Check out her blog here and follow her journey! You go girl!

    It has been an incredible journey so far, I am taking my Vitamix EVERYWHERE with me from now on.

    Green Smoothie Cleanse

    I was thinking about the wedding today… I thought this picture was sweet. More like an engagement picture though? Could you see me in a dress doing that? Hmmm, Plus we are on New Years, not Christmas. I think our photog has some amazing ideas planned;) I CANNOT WAIT!

    The the next topic is wedding makeup. I loved this look…now to only create it… (it’s from Sephora’s new Party Eyes booklet, They tell you what they use. But that is all for sales. You know she has a million other layers on than just what they suggest. Stila‘s “kitten” eyeshadow was the brow highlighter. I NEED more of that stuff. It is amazing. (for eyelids too)

    Sephora #3 holiday look

    I “think” these are the lashes I am going to wear. They look crazy long, but on, they don’t look that crazy. I like the look of them

    I am wearing them in this shot below from our “BC wine” video.

    Haven’t seen our BC wine vid? Here it is. It was for “The Vino’s”. We made it to the finals!

    hee hee. Not exactly how he proposed….

    Have a Happy mid-December-ish day. Oh Holy Night! xo

  • Happy Monday!!!

    Day 8 of my cleanse! I have never lasted this long on any kind of cleanse before. In certain moments, I honestly feel like I could do this forever, then other moments, I feel like I need to eat something! I am getting in about 1500 calories in everyday, which is actually really good, considering my workouts have been light, (If at all) I missed the gym the last couple days, but will definitely go tomorrow. So I don’t feel hunger, just miss eating…chewing something…. But the ideal thing about smoothies is that your body is not needing to spend tons of effort on digesting, so it has time to clean up toxins throughout the body. Plus, it would take forever to chomp down all those greens, so blending them makes it super easy to provide your body with a MEGA supply of micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

    Green Smoothie Cleanse

    This morning was a blend of lemon juice, mixed berries, 2 banana’s, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro,and parsley.

    My Vitamix infuses everything together..

    Vitamix, green smoothie

    Into a glass of wholesome goodness!! Here’s to our health.

    Green Smoothie Cleanse

    In other news, we think Santa might ask Painter to guide his sleigh this year, so we are training him to pull! He hasn’t got air yet, but with all the energy he has, we know he’ll be flying soon.

    taking dog rollerblading

    On our excursion, I ran into a dear friend whom I haven’t seen since Spring! Angela was out walking her pups, Sammy and Frodo. So nice to see her and catch up.

    Love ya girl!

    OK, Have you ever accidently texted the wrong person? I saw this on facebook yesterday…

    haha! And it reminded me of the time I did this.. (in 2010)

    OMG! How embarrassing! ha. Not once, but twice! Another funny one is when my mom accidently texted Mike and wrote, “Love you sweetie!”.

    I’ll leave you today with some holiday cheer…

    “Santa Claws” is coming to town! xoxo

  • Hello!! Happy Sunday. Here is to an amazing week ahead.

    One quote I am carrying with me while I am going through this cleanse (and wedding planning) is:

    When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. 

    This quote somehow helps:)

    Dee brought these wedding bells over at my bridal shower, I think they are great car decor!

    And folks, I have officially finished 1 week of my cleanse. 7 days in the bag!! (At least 7 more to go. I said 20 days in the beginning, but in my heart, I was always happy with getting to 14 days, so we’ll see!)

    I have lost about 4 pounds, I have more energy, I can tell I’m detoxing, and my taste buds are totally reset. I love that.

    I was at Whole Foods on Cambie the other day and decided to try one of their “Green Goodness” Smoothie.

    WholeFoods Cambie

    It was utterly amazing. I loved it.

    Green Goodness, Whole Foods Cambie

    So, I was a stalker and asked what the recipe is on their facebook page.

    Green Goodness, Cambie Wholefoods

    And low and behold, they gave it to me!

    Green Goodness from WHOLE FOODS

    1 cup Apple Juice

    1 small piece of Ginger

    1 handful of Kale

    1/2 an apple

    1 banana (frozen if possible)

    Blend until smooth and enjoy!

    I tried to make my own tonight….

    I didn’t have apple juice, so I put in water to thin it out a bit, then just to be crazy and fun like I am, I put in some frozen blueberries.

    I would show you a picture, but it’s gone….haha

    We are going to watch a movie right now..I know tomorrow is going to be insanely busy, so relax as much as possible now.

    Have an amazing week you guys!!!

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