Have you seen these little weirdos at the market... they're lychees, they're tropical and they're delicious. Red when first picked, they turn brown after being chilled but that doesn't affect the fruit inside. Lychee contains vitamin C, 72mg per 100g compared to the 53mg in oranges. So roughly 9 lychees is the daily requirement of vitamin C. Use your hands or a small knife to peel back the hard skin and then peel the aromatic fruit inside away from the seed. A perfect snack on the beach or at the cottage. Eat them as is or add them to smoothies, salads and desserts. Cool Lychee Smoothie Makes 2Ls 1 leaf of organic kale 1/2 head organic leaf lettuce 9 lychees, peeled and pitted 4 mint leaves 1/3 organic cucumber 1-1/2 organic apple 2 cups filtered water 1 tray of ice Blend all ingredients except ice until smooth. Add ice, blend again then share with a friend.

Photo Cred Lisa It's been a gorgeous, sunny weekend and I can hear that blasted ice cream truck doing its lap around the neighbourhood. Peachsicle, Orangesicle OR Whateveryouwantsicle 2 cups nut milk 3 ripe peaches OR 2 med oranges 15 drops stevia 5 drops vanilla 1/2 tsp ground vanilla pods (optional but good) 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tray of ice, more or less Blend all ingredients adding ice one cube at a time until desired thickness. Play around, add nutrient dense superfoods like cacao and a bit of maca for a richer, chocolatey flavour. Cinnamon is said to lower blood sugar, which balances the fruit sugars and stevia sweetens without increasing the glycemic index of the treat! Win win, everybody's happy... except the driver of the ice cream truck.

Melon Cake Triple P strikes again, this time she hit us with a dessert which was devoured with glee! Finally something good comes of her obsessive Pinning... Super easy to make, chop a watermelon in half, flatten out the bottom and clean off the rind so you have a nice round cake shape. Ice with a vegan whipped cream or if you're up for an intermediate raw recipe challenge try Elaina Love's Sky High Whip Cream... it's beyond delicious, sugar-free and good for you! What the?! We decorated the cake with berries, but you could consider doing it Parker-style with some rainbowed fruit. Keep in mind watermelon moves fast through your system, so eating it after rather than before consuming two burgers and a mini keg (or in our case bowls of Mexican riced cabbage, hummus and gluten-free crackers) will make for pregnancy scare bloat-out for sure. Or try it yourself if you don't believe me... Happy Monday! It's gonna be a good week.

photo cred Cat I'm not lying when I say this but this actually happened last week. Auds: "Muma, can I have a smoothie for breakfast?" Me: "Absolutely, what shall we put in it?" Auds: "Banana, mango, grapes... Me: "And let's put some zucchini & lettuce & hemp cause we want some veggies too right?" Auds: "Sure Mama, I'm not going to taste it anyway" The Aud-ly Good Smoothie 1 cup of homemade almond milk 1 banana 1/2 cup mango 1/2 cup grapes 1/2 sm zucchini 2  med romaine leaves 1 tbsp hemp hearts Blend and enjoy. Add more almond milk for desired consistency.

The Goods Macashake Our macashake is full of energy packed ingredients and lots of antioxidants, omega 3s and protein naturally. It might even make you a slight bit randy, rumor has it maca was Viking viagra... so be ready! Macashake 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 cups water 1 tbsp maca 1 tbsp cacao 2 tbsp sweetener - i.e. xylitol, coconut sugar, honey 1/2 tbsp vanilla powder 1 tsp cinnamon dash ginger or cayenne Frozen fruit - i.e. pint strawberries or blueberries, banana and add ice if needed Put all ingredients in blender except frozen goods, blend on lowest setting to mix only and let sit for 15 minutes (so chia can soak) before blending on high speed until smooth. While on high add all frozen ingredients until desired consistency reached or mixture freezes. This is a great treat to take with you to work in a thermos, or for an outing on a sunny day. It also makes super tricky healthy popsicles for kids with a few alterations. The only reason I suggest taking out the cacao and maca for the kiddies is because they're high energy and most little ones don't need anymore of that! Kid Pops 2 tbsp chia seeds (OR 1/4 cup raw nuts like almonds, macadamia, pine) 2 cups water 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon dash ginger Frozen fruit - i.e. pint strawberries or blueberries, banana add ice as needed Follow same directions above, then fill popsicle molds or ice cube trays and freeze! And it's good for you!