The Lazy Nutritionist

I promised a busy week, and a busy week I had.  In it’s grand finale, yesterday I spent 8+ hours hanging out and working at the Whole Life Expo, consuming my weight in kombucha, kale chips, and some other raw noms.  That’s basically my idea of the perfect convenience diet, and there’s many an on-the-run day I wish it would be as easy for me to grab a bottle of kombucha and bag of kale as it is for some people to grab a bottle of sugar water and bag of fried potatoes.

kale chip crumbs & kombucha-less bottle, they WERE delish

A charming boy from Crudessence tried to convince me theirs was the best kombucha I would ever taste, but seemed unimpressed when I informed him my mom also makes kombucha, and if I proclaimed any brew superior to hers she would just know.  Oops.  I think I made up for it by buying, well, let’s just say a lot of bottles by the end of the day, not to mention turning a co-worker on to it’s magic.

Other than that, my Lazy Nutritionist diet took a few typically funny/creative turns, which I thought I would also share.  The longer you eat vegan/raw/healthy/whole foods, the funnier and weirder things can get to the outside viewer.

Case in point:

Cacao-stuffed Dates
Craving chocolate?  Just grab some dates, tear them open and cram them full of raw cacao nibs, the magnesium and antioxidant-filled raw version of the more common, y’know, chocolate.  Then you cram the cacao-stuffed dates into your face.  It’s really as simple as opening some nasty chocolate bar full of refined sugar and mucus-y dairy, but you’ll feel way better about it and get around a bazillion holisitc ninja points.  Just sayin’.

Other than that, I saw a lot of this for breakfast over the past week:

I’m pretty sure my daily pomegranate habit is cancelling out all the sustainable food good I do by shopping at farmer’s markets, but damn they’re tasty, and I’ll be over it in another week anyway.  In the mean time, bring on the blood red antioxidants!

And when I wasn’t just downing smoothies or eating at work (or downing smoothies at work), I had a few more of these plates:

I’m a firm believe that hummus can be made out of any legume, nut or seed and this is one of those cases.  What did I have?  Some almonds and sunflower seeds.  What did I do?  Soak about a cup or them combined, add some spices, some olive oil, some apple cider vinegar, some sea salt and blend it all up into a vaguely hummus-like concoction, perfect for stuffing into kale leaves, peppers or dipping.  I’ll post my basic hummus recipe soon, but that’s all you get for now!  Ohhhh, snap.

That’s all the lazy nutrition for now.  I’ve got a few projects on the go at the moment, like the beginnings of some gluten-free quinoa rejuvelac (fermented cashew cheese to follow), and some serious sprouting action, so look out for updates on that later in the week.

For now, I’m going to dive into about a million awesome online business courses that I got from this epic sale by some awesome dudes.  On a similar theme, everyone knows about The Art of Non-Conformity, right?  Right.  Ok, good.

In other news, it’s a town full of losers, and I’m pullin’ outta here to win.  #iamnotthebossbutwishiwas

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  1. My class today was given Reese peanut butter cups that I couldn't have – boo hoo, so when I got home I made your cacao stuffed dates and slathered some PB on for good measure – instant study happiness :o)

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