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Daddy Does It RAW: Week 2 (Including Breakfast Smoothies)

Hey now y’all,

It’s Spicy Brown (aka Annett’s husband Byron ) with week two of Daddy does it RAW.  For those of you who missed week one you can click here to read how I’m taking over the kitchen for a couple of weeks!  That’s right tell all your husbands, maybe they’d like to see if they can take the challenge (at least to cook for their family for 1 week). I double dog dare them!  They can read how I did it last year for an entire month! (Just go to Events and scroll to Daddy Does It Raw, to see what I served up last year).   I’ve included breakfast smoothies this week, as well, for all you moms on the go. Hey, I know… school has started (can I get an amen!!!)  and it’s time to start the morning shuffle, bustle, and hustle.

So try these RAW meals for energy and vibrant health. Let me know what you think.

Week 2:

Breakfast Shakes/ Smoothies:

Day 1: Daddy’s Blueberry Protein Beast

3 cups of water

2 cups of blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 of pitted dates

1 vanilla bean (scrape out the inside or a splash of vanilla extract)

Blend it up (We have a blend tec blender… the thing is stinking awesome) 
We like BNS Synth-6 protein powder (tastes really good without any after taste). 
Or, if you want to keep it “high raw” like me try Lifetime Life Basic plant protein.
  I happen to like the taste.  Annett thinks it has a funky after taste.   I happen to like funky! :)

Day 2: Mango Mad Daddy Delight

3 cups of ice water

1/4 cup of almonds

1/2 of pitted dates
splash of vanilla bean extract

2 fresh (or frozen) mangos, peeled, de-seeded, and cubed
Blend it baby!

Day 3: Cocoa Daddy Cool

1/2 banana

3 or 4 strawberries (with leaves and all if you have an awesome blender like ours if not take them off)

2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of raw peanut butter (skip this if you are allergic you can use a nut free butter)

3 cups of ice and water

handful of raw spinach (while it gives it a dark green color you can’t taste the spinach. Spinach helps fight cancer, provides fiber, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood pressure, gives you a good dose of vitamins, minerals, good for skin and brain nerve function so you can be quick like the cheetah.  Just tell your kids it’s a “Shrek Smoothie when it’s green or a “Green Lantern Smoothie.)

Day 4: Father Peachy Cream

1 cup of diced peaches

1 cup of brazil nuts (or almonds)
1/2 of pitted dates

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

scoop of plant based protein powder

Blend

Day 5: Grand Daddy Shake Down

1 handful of raw spinach

1 
handful of strawberries

1/2 banana

2 cups of almond or hemp milk (you can use soy too)

ice

1/2 cup of water

splash of agave

Blend!

Just to tempt you to try high raw, full blown raw, or vegetarian… Look at last weeks Big Daddy’s Lettuce Burrito Wraps!

Lunch/ Dinners:

Day 1: Japanese Miso-Shiitake Soup

3 tablespoons miso (white or brown)

1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of grated ginger

3 cups of warm water

3 cups of shiitake or oyster mushroom, sliced

2 tablespoons of nama shoyu or bragg liquid aminos
1 scallion chopped

Day 2: Sun Burger

2 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 yellow onion chopped
1/2 red peppers, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoons of fresh or dried oregano

1 cup of sunflower seeds, ground
1/2 of flax seed, ground

1/2 cup of water

Use lettuce to substitute for bread

Day 3: Marinated Portobello Steak and Brazil-broccoli mash with mushroom gravy

4 portabello mushroom, stems removed
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup of Nama Shoyu

1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary

Brazil-broccoli mach
1 clove of garlic
1 pinch of ground pepper
1 cup of brazil nuts
2 cups of chopped broccoli
blend in a food processor and pour over mushrooms

Day 4: Raw Zucchini Alfredo with Basil and Cherry Tomatoes

For the pasta:
Spiralized zucchini noodles (or just use a peeler)

Small chopped carrot

Sugar snap peas, cut in half (about 3/4 cup)

Baby tomatoes, halved (I used lots)

Fresh shredded basil

A small handful of chopped, sun-dried tomatoes
For the sauce:
1 ¼ cup cashews, soaked for a few hours (I just put them under water when I left for work in the morning)

¾ cup water

1 tsp agave

1/3 cup lemon juice

½ tsp sea salt

1 tsp miso
Toss! Enjoy.

Day 5: Lemon & Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

2 heads butter lettuce
1 avocado
2 nori sheets
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup baby tomatoes

Dressing
1 cup cashews, soaked 20 minutes
1/2 cup water
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)

Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup macadamias

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1/4 teaspoon salt

Byron Davis, Pastor, Life Coach, Author

You can check Byron’s blog at www.ByronDavisOnline.com where he teaches you how to live Your Epic Life!

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Daddy Does It RAW: Week 1 Quick Meal Plan

Hey there my friends,

It’s Byron… Annett’s husband.  AKA “Spicy Brown!”  I have hi-jacked the blog today while Annett is away training (Hee hee).  Back by popular demand, we are going to do two weeks of eating RAW, and I would love for you to join us.  I have hi-jacked the kitchen too, so you gotta do what I say! 😉

Below is this weeks’ simple 5 day meal plan.  There are only 5 meals.  You can mix and match to use for both lunch and dinner all of this week.  Or you can just do lunch or dinner.  It’s totally up to you.  I don’t want to make it too extreme, but let’s have some fun with it.  Try the meals, and share your comments in the comments area.  If you have RAW recipes that you’d like to share please do.

Our family will be doing this for a least two weeks.  I will also be experimenting with some breakfast smoothies that are simple, fast and full of flavor but low in sugar (I will share the best of the bunch on Friday… so stay tuned).

OK… enough of me talking (I think I hear Annett coming through the door).

Bon appetit!

Daddy Does It RAW:  Quick & Easy RAW Meal Plan.  Week 1

Lunch and/ or dinner meals:

Day 1
Daddy Style Waldorf Salad

2 good size carrots (shredded or cut into rounds)
1 celery stalk, sliced thin
1 Fuji apple cut into small pieces
½ cup of arame, soaked for 10 minutes
¼ cut of raisins
Lemon juice, to taste
¼ cup of walnuts, halves

Day 2

Daddy BCC Veggie Salad
(Broccoli Cabbage and Carrot salad with Raisins …or apples)

1 large crown of broccoli, cut into bit size pieces
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 grated carrots
grated cabbage (to liking)
hand full of raisins  (cut up apple cubes)
hand full of sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons of rice vinegar (or to taste)

Note:  mix raisins, broccoli in with olive oil in a bowl first with the salt.
this softens the broccoli and raisins just a little. Then pour in the rest of your
ingredients and mix

Day 3
Big Daddy lettuce burrito wrap

1  mashed avocado
½ thinly sliced yellow bell pepper
½ thinly sliced orange bell pepper
1 tomato diced
1 sprig of parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of tamari
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
shredded carrots
½ cup of canned black beans
½ cup of caned corn (or cut straight from the cob)
season to taste

Mix ingredients together and roll into a sheet of romaine lettuce

Day 4
Taco Daddy  Delight

½ cup of soaked pistachios (30 minutes)
½ of soaked walnut (30 minutes)
½ of shredded or chopped carrots
3 inches of a leek (or diced cabbage)
2 teaspoons of nama shoyu (like soy sauce)
Taco spice

Food process the nuts together (you may need to add a little more water).
Then, take out the nuts and food process the carrots and leeks separately.
Toss the nuts and vegetables together in a bowl.  Season mixture with the taco spice to taste.

Fold into lettuce leaves

Day 5
Daddy Likes it RAW Lasagna

1 or 2 avocados (sliced)
Sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ tablespoon of tamari
2 zucchini, peeled
½ package of spinach
6 tablespoons (1/2 cup) of marinara sauce
cup and a half of cashew (soak for an hour)

Marinate mushrooms in olive oil and tamari (10 minutes).
Food process your cashews, and favorite spice and garlic to taste (this will be your ricotta cheese substitute).
Slice the zucchini into long thin noodle shapes
Food process the spinach (add a little water as needed).  Pulse it until it becomes a sauce.  Put your spinach sauce into a bowl.
Cover the bottom of a baking dish with a tablespoon of marinara sauce. Then lay the zucchini slices in a row on top of the marinara sauce.
Add a layer of marinara sauce, and mushrooms on top, followed by another layer of zucchini.  Then add a layer of your cashew cheese, followed by another layer of your zucchini.
Add  a layer of spinach sauce and sliced avocados.

Byron Davis, Pastor, Life Coach, Author

Byron also blogs at www.byrondavisonline.com check him out.

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Daddy Does It Raw- week 3 menu

Hi guys!  If you have been following us the past 3 weeks, the Davis family has gone RAW for the month of August!  To read more about it click here or go to events and scroll down to “Daddy Does It Raw”.  We have been getting a ton of emails and facebook messages asking us to post some of our meals.  So this week I came up with this menu.  I hope you enjoy it!

Daddy Does It RAW Week 3

Breakfast

Monday:

Green Monster Smoothie

8 oz. of Almond milk (skim milk isn’t raw, but if you must you can have itor water)
cup of ice
hand full of fresh raw spinach
4 or 5 fresh, raw strawberries
1/2 of a banana
(optional 1 scoop of RAW Plant Protein Powder)
5 ice cubes

Blend ingredients in a strong blender

Mid-Morning Snack
Trader Joe’s, cranberry & almond individual snack pack

Tuesday

Breakfast 
Apple Ginger Smoothie

2 Apples (sliced)
1 tablespoon of minced ginger root (peeled)
10  oz. Water (Almond milk optional)
Ice

Blend in blender

Wednesday
Breakfast

Peach Strawberry Smoothies

2 cups of fresh peaches pitted and chopped
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 tbs ginger root peeled and grated
(1-2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice)

Blend in Blender

Thursday
Breakfast

Sweet Almond Oatmeal

2 cups of oatmeal (steel oats) (soak oats overnight)
1/2 cup of almonds (soaked overnight)
1 1/2 banana
1 teaspoon of cinnamon spice (or pumpkin spice)

1/2 cup of blueberries & 1/2 cup of strawberries
2 tablespoons of agave nectar

process the almonds, oatmeal, and cinnamon in food processor until chunky.
Transfer to eating bowls, top with blueberries, and or strawberries and agave.

Friday

Peach Crepes

2 cups of young coconut meat
4 cups of pears, chopped
2 cups of chopped bananas
blend 2 cups of strawberries and banana in blender until smooth

-blend coconut meat, and pear in blender until smooth. spread blended mix onto a dehydrator tray with a nonstick sheet. dehydrate at 115 F for 4 hours to make fruit leathers. Cut fruit leather into squares or circles crepe shape.  Spread strawberry and banana spread onto fruit crepe and roll it up to eat.

Lunch

Monday

C3 Salad (Cucumber, Cabbage, and Carrots)

Chop a fresh cucumber into bowl,
add freshly shredded cabbage, and shredded carrots
Dice a ripe avocado into the bowl, and season with sea salt, pepper,
or cajun seasoning.
Dash a splash of rice vinegar, and/or Bragg Amino Acid.  Toss and eat.

Tuesday

Pineapple Coconut Coleslaw

1 cup cashews

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt3 cups of grated cabbage
1 cup of grated carrots
3/4 cup of dried coconut meat
1 cup of pineapple, cut into small chunks
2 tablespoon of agave nectar
water (as needed for blender)

food process cashews, coconut, pineapple, and agave nectar (add water as needed)
Mix and toss this blend into a bowl of shredded carrots and cabbage. Add a dash of sea salt.

Wednesday

Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato Salad

Cut cucumbers, and tomatoes into a bowl.  Add cubed avocado (1 whole avocado).
Season with sea salt and pepper, rice vinegar, or liquid amino.

Thurday

Coconut Wraps

2 cups of coconut meat
1 cup of mango
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
shredded lettuce
1 cup of mexican pate (see below)
(To make Mexican pate: mix 1 cup of soaked sunflower seeds (soak 1 hour in water) in food processor with 1/4 garlic clove, 1/4 cup of onion, cumin, chili power, cajun spices to taste. Process until its a ground meat texture).
1 cup of simple salsa or pico de gallo

Blend coconut meat, mango, and sea salt, and spread onto dehydrator tray. Dehydrate for four hours at 115 degrees.  This will become your wrap.

Wrap the Mexican pate, with the pico de gallo or your favorite taco toppings and enjoy.

Friday

Mock-tuna salad wrap

Process 1 cup of soaked sunflower seeds (soak 1 hr in water), 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder, 1/4 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup chopped carrots, 2 tablespoons of chopped onions, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 4 raw organic cherry tomatoes. Add your favorite spices.

Wrap in lettuce.

Dinner

Veggie Burgers

Process in a food processor  2 cups of soaked raw sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup raw almonds soaked, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water, 1 cup of diced carrots, 1/4 cup of onions, 4 tablespoons of basil minced, 1 tablespoon of jalepeno pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 garlic clove.

Form into patties and place on a dehydrator tray.  Dehydrate for 4 to 12 hours at 115 F or until they are firm like meat patties (the dehydrator we borrowed made it in about 4 hours we don’t know the temp of it, there is no setting)…It depends on the power and strength of your dehydrator so keep checking it.  You can make them well done, or you can let them have a crab cake like texture, crunchy on the outside and softer in the inside).
Wrap in lettuce.

Gazpacho

Blend 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, 1 cup of fresh tomatoes, 1/4 of a red bell peppers
2 tablespoons of minced onions, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tbsp fresh parsley, 1 tbsp fresh oregano. pour over Kelp noodles.

Nut Meat Taco

Process 1 cup of sunflower seeds (soaked for 1 hour), 1/2 cup of cashews, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of onions, 2 tablespoons of cumin, 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning, a dash of sea salt. Place nut meat in a leaf of romaine lettuce. add your favor taco toppings (avocado, fresh raw corn kernels, pico de gillo)

Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

Cut 2 red bell peppers in half (remove stems and seeds).  Process the following until well combined  1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, 1/4 cup red onion, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1/2 tbsp chopped jalapeno pepper, 1/4 tsp salt,  1 garlic clove, 2 tbs cumin, and 1 tbs chili powder.   Fill each red bell pepper half full with the processed mixture.  Add avocado slices and cilantro on top to garnish.

Taco Salad

Make Mexican Pate’ (see coconut wrap above to see how to make it).  Place shredded iceberg lettuce on plate, and top with the Mexican pate’, tomato slices, avocado slices, fresh cut corn, and fresh salsa. Top with cashew sour cream (see below)

You can top with Cashew Sour Cream. In a process in a food processor or high powered blender 1 cup cashews (soaked), 1 cup water, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder.  Blend until the ingredients are a thick and smooth cream (add more water if needed) it should look like sour cream.

Hope you enjoy!!  We are not suggesting you go 100% raw, before changing your diet you should always check with your doctor.  We are not doctors just normal folks trying to be healthy!

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Byron Davis, Pastor, Life Coach, Author

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Daddy Does It RAW! (week one recap)

So, we are into our second week of eating RAW here at the Davis house.  I must say, the first week brought on some surprises that I did not expect.  The first surprise came from my mother-in-law, who stayed with us the first half of the week.  I should have suspected that she was very concerned that the kids were going to get enough “nutrients” when she kept bringing up the fact that I was having the whole family go raw.

It turns out she couldn’t sleep at all Sunday night, and woke up early Monday morning to make the kids some breakfast before I got back from the gym!  We had to have a little private “Granny & Me”  talk, and I had to assure her that the kids were not at risk, and would be getting ample nutrients and protein.  Let me add, she was not the only one concerned! My mom was also concerned that I was going to starve the kids.  What was so surprising is, never have they been so concerned with a lack of nutrition when I’ve taken the kids through McDonalds.  The idea of just eating raw fruits and vegetables exposed their fear based misconception that one can not get enough “protein” and “fat” in his or her diet eating a plant and fruit based diet.  I must note, the kids are not going completely raw, but they are eating FAR less meat than they normally do.

Byron swimming 100m Butterfly

Another surprise was how much I did not miss meat.  Don’t get me wrong, I still like meat.  My body did not miss it, though.  I also. thought I’d be more tired but the opposite effect had happened.  I did not have to take naps during the day (I think I only took one 15 minute nap all week), and my body was not as sore after my long rides and runs.  I road 50 miles on my bike, and ran 6 miles on Saturday and felt no soreness on Sunday.  My legs were very tired, but that’s to be expected.  Tired, yes!  Sore, No!

I did get a little headache on Thursday (and I don’t get headaches).  The experts say that headaches are very common in the first week or two, as the body adjust and re-calibrates itself.  It went away by Thursday evening.

Lastly, going RAW is difficult, not because of the limitations in food choices.  In fact, food choices are only limited by your imagination (there are a lot of fruits and veggies, and an infinite amount of combinations and there’s  youtube which surprisingly is a very good “how-to” resource). What makes it hard is the preparation (and that’s only because you must get used to thinking differently about food, and what new foods are available to you).  Having a food processor is a must, and I can see why using a food dehydrator would be very useful because it opens up even more ways to prepare your foods.

Well, its on to week 2.  Until next week…

KEEP IT REAL RAW!
(If you have questions, please post them in the comment section)

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Daddy Does It  Raw
AKA
Byron :-)

P.S. Annett will be posting one of her favorite recipes from Week One Tuesday!

Byron Davis, Pastor, Life Coach, Speaker, Author, Adventure Dad

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