Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Kelly's Detox Tonic and Raw Ketchup as a Salad Dressing???

I have a little ankle strain so i'm letting it rest and not doing my 5am cardio workouts until it heals.  I do not feel the same when i don't get my early workouts in but i know i need to let it rest a little.  Of course i can't not workout so its a mellow workout week for me- lots of yoga, pilates and gyrotonic exercise, upper body and core strengthening and everything else i can do without straining the ankle.  I'm a fast healer so i'll be back in action asap!!!  When you fuel the body well it heals fast!!! 

Started the day with some fresh juicy watermelon!!! 
Check out owen's masterpiece from camp today!!!  It's an animal house made out of marshmellows, pretzels, animal crackers and green icing!!  Downfall is they wanted to eat it.  As i said before i don't mind treats occasionally but during the week i really try to have them eat clean and well- but you can't say no to eating a masterpiece!!! 

Tonight for my salad i decided to try a recipe that is actually a recipe for raw ketchup but thought it might be a fun sweeter salad dressing.  When i was a kid i loved ketchup!!!  i would eat it on everything- corn, soft pretzels, chicken and more...  

I liked the texture but next time i will add garlic.  But it totally worked!!! Use this recipe on salads, veggie or raw vegan burgers or as a dip for sweet potato fries. 

Ketchup Salad Dressing!!!

4 fresh or soaked dried dates
1.5 cup chopped tomato
1 cup sun dried tomatoes
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup coconut nectar
¼ cup hemp oil
3 tbsps acv (use 2 tbsps if using it for ketchup)
1 large handful basil (use 1 tsp oregano if using it for ketchup)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
 dash of cayenne
optional- add 1-2 cloves garlic

I placed the dressing on a bed of sunflower and alfalfa sprouts, arugula, herb mix greens and chopped tomatoes and then sprinkled sprouted pumpkin seeds on top.  It was another quick salad because we had a guest arriving soon and i had to get cleaned up and ready!!  

For dinner for the boys we made a delicious vegetarian pizza but i totally forgot to take pics!! i'll remember next time we make homemade pizza!!!

The boys went to the neighbors to play soccer and i was off to Puree to taste test my Happy Hour drink at Puree!!!  It is fantastic!!!!  You must come to sample it on Friday!!
Here is Kelly's Detox Tonic!!!!

cucumber juice
wheatgrass juice

You can't get much cleaner than that!!!!   
Puree in Bethesda this Friday for Happy Hour from 5-7pm!!!

Check out my superheros getting ready for bed.  They wanted to sleep in their costumes tonight.  Every moment is fun and exciting with two little boys!!!

See you at Puree on Friday night!!!

be well, kelly

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