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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!

Sorry the formatting went nuts… Annett will work on it later..

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Fit Meals Monday


It was a good week at the Davis house, though it started off a little shaky.  My husband said he would take over the kitchen for a week preparing both raw and vegan meals.  When my husband offers to cook for a week, I’m always ALL IN!  Well…Day 1 he had great intentions, but by 5pm he still had not gone shopping for his ingredients.  At 6pm our kids were starving and my little one was whining on my shoulder saying “Mommy why didn’t YOU cook dinner?!?!?”  By 6:45pm I was asking myself the same thing!  But, he finally got things together and dinner was delicious!  We had a Veggie Lasagna (made from all veggies, no pasta).  The “noodles” were made from zucchini and squash.  The sauce was raw made in the food processor and was delicious!!

This week started off with a  fabulous luau party for my daughters 5th birthday!  I can’t believe how fast time flies!  We had a great time, great food, and I had a blast making her hula girl cake!  We played coconut pineapple bowling, did the limbo, learned how to hula dance, played pin the tail on the monkey, and busted open a hula girl pinata.  My little hula girl said this was her best birthday ever!  (She says that every year, but she means it every year too. lol!)  Sweet Victoria is a party planner at heart, so I bet you starting Monday she’ll spend the next 364 days planning her next party!

This week will be one of the most exciting ever for our family.  Not only are we celebrating Victoria’s 5th Birthday, her actual birthday is Monday so we’ll have a special dessert to celebrate again as a family, but, this coming Sunday my husband will be competing in his first Ironman!!  We’ll drive to Arizona on Friday so our meal plan for the week will be short and sweet as I don’t know where and what we’ll be eating in Tempe.  We will possibly have access to a kitchen so we are hoping to find a Whole Foods or Trader Joes and cook our own food while there so he can stay on track eating healthy.  One change for my hubby will be that he has to add extra salt to his food a few days before the race so that his body can retain water during the Ironman.   He’ll do this so he won’t get dehydrated during the 2.5 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26 mile run!  I still can’t believe he’s doing this!  I’m so proud of him, and excited that he decided to take this on at 40!

Here’s my “Ironman” menu for the week.

My husband competing in the 100 fly

Monday Veggie Lasagna this week with pasta

Taco Tuesday- Taco Salad (lean ground beef, black beans, fresh corn, avocado, fresh salsa)

Wednesday-  Chili (white and black beans, fresh corn, garlic, onion, leftover taco meat or  a piece of the chicken that I’ll use for Thursday)

Thursday- Grilled Chicken, broccoli, mixed green salad with veggies

FRIDAY-SUNDAY- Driving to Arizona for the Ironman, hopefully eating at Whole Foods or making our own whole food…Sunday??? I have no idea when he’ll finish the race so the kids and I will be on our own.  We will meet up with our new friends from Kids Can Cook and hopefully find a healthy restaurant that gets the Kids Can Cook seal of approval!  I’ll let you know next week. (FYI my meal plan may change…if it does I’ll let you know.  I couldn’t find my hubby’s triathalon book that tells what he should eat this week.  So, this is my plan, subject to change once I find the book!

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Fit Meals Monday! What’s your plan? Check our ours!


Welcome to Fit Meals Monday!!!  I’m so excited for week 2!  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here to find out all you need to know about Fit Meals Monday.  I don’t know about you, but I get extremely busy, and when I don’t plan ahead I tend to feed my kids junk. Be it junk from a box, or junk from a fast food restaurant.  Or, we go to a nice restaurant and spend $40+ on an over-sized meal that we gobble up and our stomachs hurt afterward. When I do these things I feel just awful, so that is why I created Fit Meals Monday.

The idea is for our community of moms to share our meal plans with each other.  Why?  So that we can get some inspiration from each other, and some new ideas from one another. I know I get in a rut!  I’d LOVE to see what you gluten free moms are cooking, and what you vegan moms are making.  I’d love to see how fat loving, fried food liking, fast food going moms are changing their menus to provide “better” meals for their families!

Here’s my menu for the week.

With Halloween coming this week I had to make my meal plan SIMPLE!  I have 3 parties to make food or dessert for so I needed to make things that are fast and easy so I can have more energy this week.  A lot of these meals are crockpot simple or just thaw, heat and serve. Some of our meals are from my once a month cooking day.  This has really come in handy!  I am planning another OAMC day soon to get my freezer stocked for the busy holiday season!  More on that later!  If I share a recipe link with you know that I do modify most recipes to my family’s liking, and to be more healthy.

  • Meatless MondayRed Beans and Rice with cornbread and salad.  My family is from the south and we LOVE our Red Beans and Rice.  I have not found the “perfect” recipe so if you have a good one, please share!
  • Taco TuesdayLean Beef Tacos on lettuce “tortillas”.  The meat for this was extra meat from my Once A Month Cooking day last month.  Just thaw, heat and slap it on lettuce leaves.  Delicious!
  • Soup WednesdayMexican Chicken Tortilla Soup This is one of my favorite soups.  Its SOOOO fast and easy! Again, I had a bag of leftover meat from my once a month cooking day and I’m using that for the soup.
  • Raw ThursdayVeggie Burger on lettuce “bun”–  Last week my husband had to work late so he didn’t get to make our veggie burger. This Thursday he’s making them from scratch!  It’s a “raw recipe” from our “Daddy Does it Raw” series.
  • Fish FridayTilapia Corn Chowder.  I was supposed to make this last Friday, but our plans changed!  We had a birthday party to go to, so we all ate at the party instead!  I had free day!  Gotta love those!
  • Simple SaturdayFrench Dip Sandwiches and salad.  I made and froze this during my once a month cooking day.  All I will have to do is thaw and serve!
  • Halloween– Block Party potluck (I’m making my famous chili)

What’s Your Fit Meals Monday Plan?

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Fit Meals Monday!!! Add your meal plan today and check out ours!


Today is our first ever Fit Meals Monday! I’m so excited to visit your blogs and/or read in the comments section below what your family is having for dinner this week! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here to find out all you need to know about Fit Meals Monday.  I don’t know about you, but I get extremely busy, and when I don’t plan ahead I tend to feed my kids junk. Be it junk from a box, or junk from a fast food restaurant.  Or, we go to a nice restaurant and spend $40+ on an over-sized meal that we gobble up and our stomachs hurt afterward. When I do these things I feel just awful, so that is why I’m creating Fit Meals Monday.

I want to put my menu out there to help someone else like me who gets in a menu rut, especially when it comes to making yummy healthy meals.  I also want to learn from you ladies what you cook for your family, and how you try to “keep it healthy”.  One other thing I wanted to mention is that if you have gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, vegan or raw meal plans, we’d LOVE to see what you are cooking too.  I’d LOVE to add some of your meals into our weekly plan at our home, and I’m sure thousands of other moms would love to as well.

Let’s Do This!

Here’s my menu for the week.

Meatless Monday– Salad  (I don’t know what kind or where we will get one.  We are heading back home from Blog World Expo in Las Vegas.  We’ll try to find a Whole Foods or a salad bar on the road. )

Taco TuesdayFish Taco’s these healthy fist tacos are a favorite in our house!

Crockpot WednesdayCrock Pot Roast with Veggies we love the crock pot!  (just use fresh seasonings instead of the soup mix it you are watching your sodium).  This is from my Once a Month cooking I did last month!

Raw ThursdayVeggie Burgers in Lettuce Bun from our Daddy Does It Raw series!  (my husband made us raw meals for an entire month!  I LOVE that man!  (NO cooking for me, it was AWESOME!)

Fish Friday–  Tilapia Corn Chowder

Simple Saturday–  Homemade roasted veggie pizza- I use Trader Joe’s pizza dough, Trader Joe’s sauce, low fat mozzarella cheese, and I roast whatever veggies we have left over for the week and sprinkle them on top.  Yum!

Sunday– This week we’ll be at my Mom’s for a big Family Sunday Supper.  So, whatever she cooks I’ll be eating.  I can’t wait!

What’s Your Fit Meals Monday Plan?

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If you have a blog, to join in on the fun and share your menu just add your post by clicking on the blue frog that says add your link from your Fit Meals Monday post not to your home page at the end of this post.  If you don’t have a blog share your menu plan in the comment section below.  To get a ton of recipes for all of us to look at and enjoy, spread the word and tell your blogging and non-blogging mommy friends!


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