Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vanilla balls and Secret Santa


The morning started off with one rockin workout!! 60 minutes elliptical and a cool down sesh. Nice! Then back to the apt. for some chocolate oats! Looks gross but tasted great!


wahoo!! Later on today its massage time, my legs need some love! I try to get a massage once every couple of months. I really think it helps the body rid itself of toxins and just moves everything around in general. Very healing.

I have the entire week off which is really fabulous so Ive been spending some more time in the kitch. Im out of balls! Since I ate most of them over this past week I decided to try and work on some new flavors. This time I created a goji and vanilla bean Raw ball.



Goji and Vanilla bean Raw Ball *

30 grams cashews

80 grams pitted medjool dates

1/8 cup goji berries (dried)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 vanilla beans

3 Tbsp. oatbran (oatmeal or ww flour works too, whatever you have on hand)

2 tsp. maple syrup

pinch of cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

Put cashews into food processor and blend to a fine powder. Add in dates. Seed your vanilla bean. Slit bean down the side and using the sharp side of your knife carefully scrape the beans out.) Add these to the food processor. Take goji berries and add to boiling water for 2-3 minutes. This will plump them up alot more. Add them along with the rest of the ingredients and pulse. If too wet just add more oatbran until a good consistency is formed. Roll into balls and pop into freezer, fridge or mouth.=) Enjoy!


*Ball Disclaimer: The raw balls are not truly raw. Its just a name that stuck. Raw cookie dough batter balls was a bit of a mouthful so I abbreviated.


I just wanted to say thank you to Rose from On a Lobster Placemat!! She sent me these WONDERFUL oatcakes. Oh gosh they are so good. Me and my husband tore into these bad boys right away and man are they tasty!


Thank you so much!! So incredibly kind of you!


For lunch I loaded up on a cucumber salad with some of Averie’s slaw dressing. (Which is amazing btw!!! Im eating it on everything right now)


Also some greek yogurt and apples. (Surprise!)


The rest of the day was random housey stuff and errands. Then onto dinner! I like to munch while I cook and right now Im hooked on this amazingly hot and spicy mustard with cucumbers.


So delicious!! Super spicy which I love too.


Dinner was just some sautéed veggies and a miso and nooch gravy which turned out just ok. I think it still needs something though so I’ll have to keep on playing with it.

Then finally time for dessert! The usual Peanut butter tofu pudding and some naners and chia seeds for crunch.


Tomorrow Im really excited because Im hitting up Rawvolution in Santa Monica. Seems to awesome. Im hoping to learn a few things and try some fabulous new raw foods.

Anyways I hope everyone had a fantastic evening!!


Cool soup giveaway!


  1. I'm excited for your raw day at Santa Monica....Have a RAWsome day!

    Haha, that was soo corny...

  2. Santa Monica...have fun!
    The amazingly hot and spicy mustard with cucumbers looks and sounds perfect!
    Thanks for the slaw dressing shout out :)
    And the raw ball recipe...yum! That's been hard not having my Vita for a month and am gonna be ball makin this weekend, that's for sure!

  3. I didn't realize you live in southern california, cool! have fun in santa monica tomorow :). those oat cakes sound good!

  4. aww have fun in santa monica! that sounds so fun!
    i LOVE chocolate oats-no matter how funky they may look!

  5. Thanks for posting that recipe - they sound delicious!!

  6. Beautiful ..I adore how athletic you are...some day..I hope.
    Nice post again.

  7. Oh the Rawvolution place sounds interesting!

    Mmm, and thanks for the "raw ball" recipe. I love cashews and dates.

    And, your chocolate oats look wonderful. I need to try that sometime, for sure.

    Have a great day!

  8. Rawvolution sounds like a ton of fun! This is why I need to move to Santa Monica. This and a number of other reasons...

    I need to try that salad dressing. I can't stand most storebought stuff.

    The new raw ball flavor sounds delicious! And chock full of nutrients. But then again, I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

  9. Ow! Take lots of picks of Rawvolution for us. I wish we had something like that near us!! What a sweet gift from Rose- she is such a doll! And the vanilla raw balls look incredible. Happy (almost) New Years!

  10. ahh yes! I just got a massage toooooo :) how amazing is it?? I had a guy massaues which was the first time I have had one...it got a little awkward at points, as they massage the WHOLE leg...none the less he got some major knots out of my back!

    your oats do NOT look gross at all, they look scrumptious and chocolatey!

    I cannot wait to hear about your rawvolution experience, you better have taken pics girlfriend!

  11. Excited to see you today and for this Rawvolution event!! We shall have lots of fun on this adventure. :)

  12. Glad you liked the oatcakes! :)

  13. wow! those Effies look good! How do you make your chocolate oats? Mine never come out good!

  14. Have a lovely raw day!

  15. I've been meaning to ask you (you can email me to be more private) but where do you live!? i feel like you're so close!!!

    can't wait to hear what you learn at that raw class!

  16. Oooh I really want to try that recipe!