"3 Tips For Fixing A Snack In A Flash"
Tips for Blending Raw Foods
by Frederic Patenaude
Be honest, are you one of those people
who finds it hard to take the time to
prepare healthy meals and snacks? It
always seems easier to buy packaged
foods or rely on the same old boring
recipes we're so used to.
Sometimes a very simple recipe idea
can make a whole lot of difference in
making our diet work, rather than an
entire collection of recipe books we're
never going to use!
It's been found that most people only
have about 7 to 10 recipes they rotate
on a regular basis!
You don't need complicated recipes,
you just need new, simple ideas you
can use easily to add variety in your
diet, without taking a lot of time.
So here are my top-3 recipe ideas that
work, either for a snack or for a meal
you can prepare in a flash.
I love freshly-squeezed orange juice!
Who doesn't? But here's the thing: it's
quite time-consuming to prepare orange
juice, and it's a major waste!
You know the deal. You get an entire
bag of oranges, cut them in half, spend
5 minutes juicing them, and in the end
you end up with a ton of orange peels,
you don't even know how to fit that
in your trash can (or it makes your
compost pile too acidic!).
And the cost? It can get pretty expensive
when you juice 20 oranges at a time,
especially if they're organic!
I've got a better idea. This tip is
so simple, I feel almost guilty making
a big deal about it, but I guarantee
it will be a revelation.
Here's the deal. Instead of juicing
the oranges, I want you to blend them.
Go buy some nice Navel oranges, peel
them (I like to do this with a knife),
and keep some of “white”
pith. Then cut them in quarters and
blend them whole in your blender. If
necessary, add a little water.
You'll be blown away! This drink tastes
milky and sweet. It's amazing.
Here's the best part: it's more nutritious
that way too! You get all the fiber
and all the goodies in the white pith.
That's where all the calcium is. Orange
juice is a joke, in comparison, in terms
of taste, satisfaction, and nutrition.
Plus, I just saved you money you would
have spent on extra oranges, because
you'll be using much less oranges, and
also that juicer you were planning to
buy or that you already have (but will
soon sell on e-bay!).
Note: if this drink tastes too bitter,
then it means you've not cut the oranges
properly. Avoid any of the peel. Also,
find the juiciest, sweetest seedless
oranges you can find. Now is a good
time for that!
A quick tip to make any smoothie taste
amazing: throw in some berries in there.
More specifically, blueberries!
Since berries are only available seasonally
(otherwise they are too expensive!),
a very good idea is to use frozen berries
all year around.
A *great* idea would be to freeze a
massive quantity of berries when they
are in season, or simply buy frozen
berries at your market or health food
store. My supermarket even sells frozen
wild blueberries, which are great.
Now the great thing about this is that
berries are often the most sprayed fruits,
so by buying organic frozen berries,
or freezing them yourself, or buying
wild berries, you avoid that pesticide
Berries are also the richest fruits
in natural anti-oxidants (to read my
article on berries, go to http://www.fredericpatenaude.com/articles/berries.html)
A quick word about freezing: although
freezing is not ideal, it's still better
than cooking or drying, and preserves
But problems arise when you eat frozen
fruits ice cold. So I suggest thawing
frozen berries before adding them to
Here's a recipe that will blow your
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups blueberries
A big handful of greens, or 1-3 stalks
Blend an enjoy!
People often get stuck when making salads
because they have no idea how to make
a great dressing without using oils
or artificial ingredients.
Here's a great idea to make dressings
from whole foods.
Start with tomatoes. Take 1-2 tomatoes,
and put them in your blender, with the
juice of half a lemon or some apple
cider vinegar. Add in some sort of fatty
food such as avocado. For example, _
avocado. Then throw in some herbs of
your choice (dill, chives, etc.), and
some seasonings of your choice (if desired).
The result will be an incredibly tasty
dressing you have spent about 2 minutes
and half to prepare!
Here's another recipe that will blow
your mind. It's from my book, Instant
I've shown that recipe to tons of people
getting started on raw foods, and they
all came back for more. It's incredibly
simple, and doesn't contain a single
ounce of fat!
Here's the recipe. In your blender,
blend 1 cup of tomato (in chunks), 1
cup of mango (flesh only), 1/4 cup of
water, and 2-3 Tablespoons of balsamic
Let me know how you liked it!
I've just given you some of my quickest
and best recipe ideas. I always like
to give simple recipes because I know
people are busy and don't have time
to prepare complicated recipes with
long lists of exotic ingredients.
If you want to add variety to your diet,
I suggest that you find a book that
offers recipes that are easy to prepare,
ready in a few minutes and with simple
ingredients, and avoid recipe books
that just gather dust somewhere in your
Want to Use This Article In Your Website or E-Zine? You can, as long as you include this blurb with it: “Frederic Patenaude, is the author of the best-selling e-book "The Raw Secrets". He is currently giving away free access to his private library of over 100 exclusive articles along with a subscription to his newsletter Pure Health & Nutrition. Visit http://www.fredericpatenaude.com while charter subscriptions last.”