Sunday, April 11, 2010

Carrot Cake and Green Drinks

Carrot Cake

This is the cake I made a few days ago. I adapted it from Living on Live Food by Alissa Cohen.

Cake
7 carrots
1 cup walnuts (dry)
1 cup dates, pitted and soaked (I used Medjool)
3/4 cup raisins, soaked
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch sea salt
1-2 tablespoons agave

Blend carrots in a food processor (FP) until ground. Set aside in a large bowl.
Blend the walnuts until find in FP. Place in bowl with carrots.
Blend the dates until smooth. Add the spices and agave into the FP and blend well.
Add the carrots and dates back into the FP and blend until smooth.
Place batter into a bowl, and add the raisins. Mix well.
Place entire batter into a pie pan and a cake pan. ( I used an 8x8 square pan.)

Cream Cheese Frosting
This is from Have Your Cake and Eat it Too! by Monique Bastien.
2 cups cashews, soaked
Juice of one large lemon
1/4 cup agave or raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-4 tablespoons water, orange juice, or another juice
1 tablespoon coconut butter (optional)
Blend all ingredients in an food processor. Add a little water at a time until smooth.


Here are two green drinks I made recently :
The Kitchen Sink Green Juice (on the right)
2 apples
4 celery stalks
cilantro
kale
parsley
1/2 lemon, peeled
Juice them all together. I call it kitchen sink juice because I used all the greens I had at the time.
Zing Smoothie
2 oranges, juiced
2 apples
1/2 a lemon or a lime
small piece of ginger
handful of parsley
Blend the orange juice and the other ingredients in blender. If it needs more liquid, add more juice instead of water. Enjoy!
Love,
Althea

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2 comments:

fly tie said...

mmmm...thanks for sharing the raw carrot cake recipe!

and i've gotta be back on my green smoothies ASAP...

TheWriterStuff said...

These look great! I can't wait to try them.

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