Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ani Phyo Raw Food Essentials Recipe Book Giveaway!
Ani Phyo's newest recipe book Ani's Raw Food Essentials is dedicated to children. Her raw food diet has changed her life and left her feeling healthier and more energetic, something we all want for ourselves and our children. Ani Phyo is the queen of raw or "living food". She has proven that you can get the nutrition and taste you want out of food that is made from uncooked ingredients. Skeptical? Don't be. I began skeptical, thinking I would never get my family to eat raw. I received Ani's Raw Food Essentials, and set out on a mission to prove that food was not only delicious, but something even the pickiest little ones would eat. It was not only fun to make these delicious recipes, my daughter loved them!!!! I decided to give you all a sneak peak at just some of the many recipes we have tried and loved. The recipes are super easy to follow.
We started with a Basic Green Smoothie. It was filled with fruit, water and...kale. Of course you could use whatever greens you wanted, but I decided go big, or go home. My daughter drank two full cups of it. She also told me it was the best thing she ever had. I was shocked, but encouraged. My mission was working.
We made Almond Mylk and used it on our cereals, and even to drink by itself. It was yummy and great for someone like me, who really dislikes regular milk. It was the perfect add-in for smoothies too.
The Apple-Nut Porridge was a huge hit! Both my daughter and I are not huge fans of regular oatmeal. It always seems to make me feel tired and overly full. This fruit based porridge was so good, I would eat it for desert! The flax was a great source of fiber and omega's. We all fought over the last helping.
The Avocado-Pistachio Pesto is like heaven. It is so creamy and delicious. My meat-eating husband gobbled it down. We used it on kelp noodles and it was the perfect decadent meal. I not a fan of regular pesto (too oily for me), but this was just divine.
My daughter fell in love with the Chickenless Burger. It is dehydrated at 104 degrees and looks just like a real burger. The coconut adds some texture. She had eaten one the night before, and as I packed a picnic the next morning she specifically requested "the delicious burger from last night" (thank goodness, I had saved one). It was not only healthy, but super tasty. I am looking forward to our garden this summer so I can experiment with tomato toppings.
We finished off our day with some delicious Cookies made with Almond meal, Agave Syrup, Goji Berries, Chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds. Because it was a hot day, I also whipped up some Basic Banana Ice Kream.
There has yet to be a recipe in this book I do not like. If the pics of the food look good, imagine how it tasted?! So I bet you are drooling and wishing you had Ani's Raw Food Essentials. Well the publisher, Da Capo is offering a very lucky Product Mommy reader a chance to win a copy!
This contest is only open to US readers. You must be a Product Mommy follower. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on May 16, 2011. Please include your email address in each entry. A winner will be chosen at random. I will notify the winner on May 17, 2011 via email (please respond within 48 hours) and your copy of Ani's Raw Food Essentials will be mailed directly from the publisher.
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