Kids Gone Raw

Saturday, March 3, 2012

RAWsome Treats Fit for Spiderman

 Check out this little cutie eating his Green Tara Energy Bites.  He's one happy camper!  He asked what was in them and his mom told him the ingredient list:  spirulina (a plant from a lake), banana, sesame seeds & coconut, to which he replied, "I didn't know bananas came in green squares!" And then he asked if Spiderman eats them...

RAWK ON!  And thanks, Green Tara for sharing your fab treats with us.  They are rawsome!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spirulina Treats in the Fairy House

We have a fairy house that adorns our walls and it is home to two lovely fairies named Madeline & Harry.  These fairies love kids and they leave my niece and nephew little notes every week and an occasional gift too.  This week there were lots of squeals when Avery arrived to discover Madeline & Harry had left a present.

Green Tara Energy Bites were waiting for her & she couldn't have been happier.  Madeline & Harry wrote her a little note on the packaging and explained that spirulina is a a fresh water algae that is so good for us ... it's a rawtastic source of protein and also contains iron, calcium, magnesium & all kinds of other vitamins & minerals.  The fairies said that they loved these treats and that they thought she and her brother would like them too.

Avery opened the packet and she and her brother sampled them. And of course, they liked them too!  Yummmm!

THANK YOU, GREEN TARA for sharing your spirulina energy bites with the fairies in our home & the kids who visit.
Order your own Energy Bites & Spirulina Crunchies HERE.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Treats ... make 'em & eat 'em!

Making raw vegan chocolates is soooo much fun ... as you can see by looking at this little girl's face.

Get your ingredients out & let's make some Valentine chocolates that the whole family can enjoy.

Kids Gone Raw Chocolate
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (melt in the dehydrator)
1/4 cup of melted cacao butter (melt in the dehydrator)
1/4 cup of agave or maple syrup
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
pinch of sea salt
*You can use all coconut oil or all cacao butter

1.  Place your coconut oil & cacao butter in bowls in the dehydrator at 115 for 1/2 hour to melt them.
2.  Combine all ingredients together in a bowl that pours or a liquid measuring cup.
3.  Stir together with a wisk until really well combined.
4.  Pour chocolate mixture into ice cube trays, silicone ice molds, chocolate molds or onto wax paper boats that will contain the chocolate.
5.  Sprinkle all if your favorite things into the molds:  raisins, cashews, pecans, shredded coconut, chia seeds and a little sea salt.  YUMMMM!
7.  Place chocolates in freezer to set for 10 minutes.
8.  Remove them from freezer and pop them out of their molds.  Arrange chocolates on a plate & store them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them.
4.  Dip fresh fruit into the chocolate mixture, then dip chocolate covered fruit in shredded coconut & place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
5.  Place cookie tray with fruit into the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
6.  Remove cookie sheet from freezer, arrange fruit on a plate & place in fridge until you are ready to eat them.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Green Poop & Plant Pee ... JUICING with kids!

 Who knew the juicer would bring so much joy to these 2 kids!?  I mean they LOVE this thing!!!!!!!!  I asked my niece for help juicing--she pretty much loves to help with anything I do in the kitchen & the next thing I know, I have my 19 month old nephew crawling up on a stool to pitch in too.

The funny thing about using the juicer is that it was so intuitive for them.  Of course, they have seen it in action before & my niece has certainly helped me on different occasions, but this time, they just took over & needed very little guidance.  It was the cutest thing! <3  They would have juiced & juiced & juiced ... too bad I ran out of fruits & veggies!

I think what they love about it is seeing something go in whole & come out  as "green poop" & "plant pee" to use the words of my niece.  And of course it tastes good too!  The last thing she said to me before her dad came to get her was, "Can we make juice EVERY Wednesday?"  OF COURSE!!!!!!

The juice we made was a carrot fruit juice:
2 carrots
1 apple
1 pear
1/4 cup of cranberries
 Note:  they also like sweet green juices

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Practice of Gratitude

In the spirit of giving, Kids Gone Raw is giving away RAWsome “PLANT STRONG” green bracelets!  Wooo-hooooooo!

Simply “LIKE” Kids Gone Raw on facebook & leave a comment, share a picture, a relevant link or something fun on our page.  Once you have liked us & placed a comment, e-mail us your snail mail address to & we’ll send you a bracelet!  We have adult sizes & kid sizes, so let us know how many you need.  It’s that easy!  :-)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  We are Grateful for you!

What are you grateful for?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apple Peelers & Cranberry Apple Sauce

If you have kids in your life & don't have an apple peeler, I highly recommend getting one!  They cost about $25 & will give you lots of good times in the kitchen.  You can slice & peel dozens of apples in no time at all to use in apple pies, cobblers, dehydrated apple slices, apple sauces & just for eating plain.  The options are endless & it's such a fun tool.  Kids love the apple peeler!  My little helper peeled four apples yesterday & would have kept going if we had had more apples to peel.  :-)

Once we peeled the apples I asked Avery to help me create a delicious new recipe.  We brainstormed for a minute & then threw our ingredients into the blender to work its magic.  We decided on a cranberry apple sauce & the outcome is delicious!  See recipe below & ENJOY!

Cranberry Apple Sauce  
by Girl Gone Raw & Miss Avery  :-)
serves 3-4

4 large apples, peeled & cored
3/4 cup of fresh cranberries
1 tsp of cinnamon
2 Tbs raw coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor & blend until smooth & creamy.   Eat up!  :-

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

3 Halloween Treats from Girl Gone Raw

Pumpkin Bites
makes about 12 pumpkin bites
1 cup of cashews
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs of goji berries, soaked 10-15 minutes on water
1 Tbs coconut oil
1 1/2 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave, honey or maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients together in a food processor & blend until a doughy mixture forms.  Shape into balls. 
pumpkin features:
2 Tbs raisins
fresh herb stems cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Flatten raisins with your finger & then cut into quarters to create the eyes.  Cut raisins in half to create the mouths.  Gently press features into pumpkin bites.  Cut herb stems into pieces & stick in the top of your pumpkins.  Place pumpkins in fridge to firm up.  ENJOY!

Ice Cream Sand-Witch Hats
makes about ice cream 12 sand-witch hats
ice cream:
3 bananas, peeled, broken into pieces & frozen
1 cup of spinach, chopped
2 Tbs of raw coconut sugar, agave nectar or maple syrup
1-2 Tbs water
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or a food processor & blend until a soft serve ice cream consistency is achieved.  If you are using the food processor, you may have to scrape it down a few times & add a little more water.  Place "ice cream" in a bowl & place in freezer for 1-2 hours to harden a little more.  

1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
3 Tbs of carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
Place ingredients in a food processor & blend until a dough forms.  Sprinkle some almond flour down on a cutting board & roll dough out to 1/4 inch thinkness.  Cut into triangles & then shape each triangle into a witch hat by hand.  

Remove "ice cream" from freezer & scoop a little out onto a witch hat cookie.  Form the ice cream to the shape of the hat, about 1/2-1 inch high, with your hands & then top with another witch hat cookie.  Repeat until you have finished all of the witch hats.  Freeze sand-witches for an hour or 2 before eating.  Yummmmmmmm!

Worms & Dirt Pudding
2 apples or pears, shredded
1/2 lemon, juiced
Use the shredding disc from the food processor to quickly shred the fruit & then place it in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon over the shredded fruit & set aside.

1 banana
1 avocado
1/2 cup of almond milk (or simply add 1/4 cup of almonds & 1/2 cup of water)
3 Tbs raw coconut sugar OR agave nectar, honey or maple syrup
3 Tbs carob or cacao (cocoa) powder
pinch of sea salt
Place ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor & blend until smooth & creamy.  Mix pudding in with the "worms"  & eat up! Store in fridge.