I am sorry I have been so silent this month. I have definitely fallen away from my health goals, but my mind is also much more solidified to the idea that this diet is the healthiest diet for me. I feel my best when I am eating raw fruits and veggies.
My birthday was in February and I went off my diet (when I say diet I mean long term eating habits) for my birthday. My husband surprised me this year and we had a great time! We went to a restaurant called Limon, Friday night. I really enjoy their pumpkin soup! We stayed at the Magnolia Hotel in Denver (which I won from a drawing) and we spent Saturday afternoon taking pictures. He just bought a new camera and is really enjoying playing around with it. Then we ate lunch at City O' City which is definitely yummy and vegetarian, but I know I didn't make the best food choices when we ate there. And we finally ended the weekend watching The Book Thief. I read the book in college so I really wanted to watch the movie and it did not disappoint. The movie was very good!
On Sunday my mother-in-law did something so kind for me! She made a vegan cake from Chocolatecoveredkatie specifically for me. Which was so sweet! especially considering she doesn't quite understand my diet or why I follow it. Then my parents took me out last weekend for and I just HAD to take them to a vegetarian Indian Restaurant we found which actually serves South Indian Cuisine, called Masalaa. We enjoy the food so much because the flavors and the entrees are actually what we ate in India, but again not the best food choices.
I am finally getting back to eating the way I should be eating. I have tried different things this month and have learned a lot about low fat raw vegan eating, the people involved in the movement, what they believe, and how my body responds to different ways of following the lifestyle. Maybe I will do a post on that next. I also want to do a post on veganism (I know I am not a vegan yet, but I do believe eating vegan is best for health) and I want to do a series on some of the hair/skin care products and cleaning alternatives I have found. So watch for those!
Now on to something truly enjoyable and guiltless! I tried a new fruit this month I found at my Asian market, its called a sapote and actually looks like a little potato. I heard on a video that it tastes just like brown sugar and so I wanted to try it. Well, when the sapote is ripe it is pretty close to brown sugar and even has a similar consistency so this recipe was born!
Low Fat Raw Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
2 to 5 bananas
1/2 Tbs Cinnamon (more or less to taste)
meat from 1 young coconut
1 tsp vanilla
enough water or coconut water for blending
Place ingredients for the filling into a food processor and pulse until the filling becomes a ball. Cut bananas into 1 to 2 inch slices, depending on how big you want your rolls. Cut these pieces in half or gently pull the banana into the three natural sections. Spread the filling onto one half of the banana and put the top back on like a little sandwich. Do this until all the filling is used up. Place your rolls onto a plate or serving dish. To make the icing place meat, vanilla and a small amount of water into a blender (I used a personal blender, they seem to work best). Blend until very smooth adding water when necessary. Pour the icing on top of the rolls. You may have some icing left over, but that's ok you can make something else or just eat it! Top rolls with some sprinkles of cinnamon and enjoy!