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“Grape Nuts” – Fruitarian Style Cereal

This does not resemble the original grape nuts in the slightest but it does take care of my cereal craving! If it bothers you to call it cereal, think of it like a really chunky, delicious smoothie.

%22Grape Nuts%22 - Fruitarian Style Cereal


2 bananas
1/2 cup water
4 dates, pitted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 bunch grapes

Remove grapes from stem and chop. Place in a bowl. Blend bananas, dates and water to make “milk” and pour over grape “cereal”.



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Blueberry Ginger Green Smoothie Ice Cream and a New Year

Happy 2013! 2012 has ended along with my 30 Days of 80/10/10 Raw Vegan and 60 days of my Tracy Anderson Fitness Challenge.

So what now?

Well, the fitness challenge continues (update: my backside is much improved 😉 ), 90 days is the current goal. And the fruity lifestyle? I can’t imagine stopping. I don’t know if this is a forever sort of a thing for me but unless I stop feeling amazing, I have no reason to do anything else. I don’t know what this means for The Vegetable Centric Kitchen, I’m just going to give it time and let the blog evolve with me. And in the meantime…ice cream!

Blueberry Ginger Green Smoothie Ice Cream


1 cup coconut water
2 cups blueberries
3 frozen bananas
8 dates, pitted
chunk of ginger, minced
large handful of greens
dash of vanilla

Blend until smooth and creamy.


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What I Ate Wednesday – 80/10/10 Style

Warning: This will look like a LOT of food. The recommended calorie minimum for women on this lifestyle is 2500- I’ve been using a handy little thing called CRON-O-Meter to keep track of the 80/10/10 ratios and calorie minimums. I’ll update shortly about how I’ve felt my first week!


24 oz. carrot/celery/apple juice


Banana Cereal! Britney laughed so hard it this. Basically it’s “banana milk” (blended bananas) over chopped bananas. I also discovered the deliciousness that is raw, ripe plantain- I didn’t even know they could be eaten raw! This all started as 6 bananas and 1 plantain.

Photo on 12-5-12 at 2.05 PM

2.5 pounds of grapes.


For dinner I made Megan Elizabeth’s Mango Mayonnaise Wraps


…and 3 perfectly delicious dried figs.


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Experimenting with Fruit Based Salad Dressings

Spending the day on juices, smoothies and simple fruit meals is a piece of (fruit?) cake but by the time dinner rolls around I’m ready for something savory. The 80/10/10 plan omits added salt which has honestly been the hardest thing for me so far but I feel like my taste buds are definitely waking up to some subtler flavors. I’ve played with a few dressing ideas but my favorite base so far is definitely mango. I’ll call this dressing 80/10/10-ish because generally garlic and onions are also omitted and combining fruit with fat is generally discouraged. Since this is all very new to me I’m giving myself a little flexibility!

Mango Dressing


flesh from one mango
2 green onions
1/2 clove garlic
sliver of ginger
3 fresh dates, pitted
1/4 of an avocado (optional)
water for blending

Blend until creamy, using just enough water for desired consistency.


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Lemon Cream Pie Green Smoothie


juice of 2 lemons
1 cup water
4 ripe bananas
1/2 avocado (optional)
2 dropperfulls NuNaturals vanilla stevia

Blend and drink!


Filed under Avocado Based, beverages, Dessert, Recipes