[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCzjX64U_qM] I didn't know! I was looking to post an interview with Carol Alt, the 52 year old, gorgeous model who also happens to be an advocate for a high raw lifestyle.  And it turned into double time when Strombo admitted he'd gone vegan... clearly a bit uncomfortable in his new skin but he's trying. I love what Carol has to say, such a good attitude. Here is another good vid if you want to hear more from her.

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.

20130331-224231 Oh the wondrous spiralizer! Love this contraption, though it's a bit clunky for many city kitchens, it turns out some pretty great veggie noodles. It works with zucchini, squash, carrots, apples, beets, jicama and most firm fruits or veggies. Adding toppings of choice and tossing the spiralized veg in vegan sauces and dressings makes them almost unidentifiable as anything other than pasta. Here are simple recipes for crazy delicious raw pasta sauce, alfredo sauce and pesto.

Green Goods By special request for Asil here is a visual recipe for those of you still trying to figure out your quantities. This is one of the goodies favourites. Green Goods Smoothie Handful organic spinach 2 sprigs flat OR curly parsley 1 stalk organic celery 1 organic pear 1 organic fuji apple 2 tbsp hemp hearts 1 date, pitted (optional) 4 cups filtered water Blend until smooth, should make two servings. We like adding hemp to our smoothies at THE GOODS, 2 tablespoons has up to 11g of protein, and we all know plant protein is where it's at right!

Making raw vegan milk at home is so simple, I suggest everyone give it a try as it's one of those really liberating raw food techniques that easily expands your repertoire. Start with something simple like chia milk since the seeds only need to soak for 15 minutes, or hemp seeds which don't need any soaking. Nut and Seed Milks 1 cup raw nuts OR seeds 4 cups filtered water vanilla and stevia to taste (optional) Rinse the nuts and soak overnight if necessary, see soaking chart. Blend the nuts with the 4 cups of water (more or less for desired creaminess) until smooth, strain through a nut milk bag* and you're done! Pretty must the same deal as blender juicing. Keep milk in a sealed glass container for up to 5 days in the fridge. Hazelnut milk is my fav, it's delicious with Sprouted Quinoa Cereal. Oh and freeze the pulp and use for raw desserts. *shhhh I've even used a clean nylon stocking in a pinch.