Okay so before I get to my recap of the SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS raw brunch, I must let this out.
Three awkward things I did today:
- In the shower, I accidentally put conditioner on my face, thinking it was face wash. No bueno. I mean, how does that even happen? Maybe it was because I was singing Raise Your Glass at the top of my lungs and hair was the last thing on my mind? Oh, and I was singing it just like this:
I love Pink, she is a MONSTA
- After said musical distraction, I proceeded to blast that very song as well as Hey Baby and Like a G6 (somehow I never get sick of either of those songs). And I danced. My hair is now dry, THANK YOU awesome dancing skills of mine. I wish I had a picture of this but no one on the internet needs to see me pop lock and droppin’ it!
- I licked my plate clean. Which caused some of my lovely new friends to laugh hysterically and announce they need to take a picture IMMEDIATELY!
Wait, I like this picture better.
Why am I so pale? Summer, please come back!! I don’t believe in paying for skin cancer so I refuse to use tanning beds. Bronzer is no longer sufficient. Anyone want to go someplace obnoxiously sunny and warm? It is cold in New York and I would like some sun.
- Okay, I lied. Number four is that I am typing this while still in my bathrobe because I absolutely had to write this post right now. Face it people, rambling just can’t wait!
Okay, now onto WHY I was licking my plate!
Firstly, I have to thank Christine, the owner of Wellness Within, for hosting this awesome event! She is a sweetheart, I can’t wait to work with her more!
She has such a great business going, and is expanding soon! If you are in the area, definitely take the snowy drive out to her store on the beautiful (and hoppin’) Park Avenue. I wish I could get out there more! (p.s. if you’re in the area and want an awesome restaurant, GO TO PARK AVENUE!)
Onto the FOOD.
Despite my full belly from breakfast, I was more than happy to stuff my face with raw goodness.
Above is the apple crepe with peaches, blueberries, and a vanilla crème. And a cinnamon roll
Both were delicious, I scarfed this down in about 0.2 seconds, along with a small bowl of fruit, resulting in this:
Devoured and licked clean with a big smile on my face:)
I LOVE FOOD.
And green juice. This was absolutely amazing, I wish I wasn’t so cheap and would buy a juicer but hey at least my birthday is coming up soon! (aka this summer, not soon, but EVERY DAY is my birthday in my mind since every day is awesome)
I might be wrong, but I believe this was romaine, celery, cucumber, and parsley. SO good, I love veggies, this was sweet enough it didn’t even need anything else:)
Next up was the banana crepe con a chocolate hazelnut crème sauce, banana slices, cacao nibs, and chocolate hazelnut milk.
I praise the chocolate gods for this one. And the lovely and amazing Damaris! She is an incredibly talented chef.
Chocolate banana crepe also enjoyed by Dakota! I am so glad I met this girl, she is a sweetheart and is gorgeous, she should model! (and I heard she makes a mean raw lasagna…
cook make food for me please?)
And the adorable Autumn Ray! (I think that’s how you spell it? Sorry if I butchered it!!).
I got her mid-bite! Sorry girl;)
Next up were more cinnamon buns and a blueberry pancake! Ahhhhh holy yumsky.
If I could eat pancakes every single day of my life I SO would. In math class two years ago on Pi Day (yes it’s an actual day), we had pie WEEK and every single day someone brought a pie or some amazingly delicious dessert that somehow turned into my lunch every day that week.
In honor of Pie Week and my love for pancakes, we should have a national blogger pancake week with crazy creative pancake recipes for ALL meals! Who’s in?
Behind the scenes:
Again, sorry about looking like carrots… I hated the pale version so deal;)
Damaris, Sasha, Dakota, Autumn, or any of yous that attended, if you want the original picture (aka not carrot-y), shoot me a comment and I’ll e-mail it to you:)
p.s. Damaris, if you’re looking into being a personal chef PLEASE COME BE MINE. I’ll pay you in smiles and lots of licked plates. Deal?
Okay now I am going to go curl up in my turtleneck and granny sweater by my space heater and study my brains out, making this face:
Please say a prayer for me, I might not make it through the sea of heavy textbooks, notebooks, and flashcards that I am currently drowning in. I HATE midterms week. Did you know that teachers hate it as much as we do? Yeah, let’s abolish it.
What awkward thing did you do today?
I licked my plate clean. Shoo, I do that every day! Except it’s usually a bowl because I hate plates, bowls are awesome and can be filled high with lots of delicious goodness.
Do you pledge to make a [crazy awesome] pancake recipe? (please say yes) If you do it, post the recipe in a comment or on your blog and link back!
YES now I have to post a crazy awesome pancake recipe, good thing breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!
What’s your favorite way to eat pancakes?
With almond butter, fruit, apple spread, and some sort of chocolate. Cacao nibs, please:)
What’s your take on raw food?
I’m in love. Raw food has made me feel even more energetic than usual and everything tastes better than it used to!
Slash I may have eaten a king’s sized meal (read: this brunch plus snackage) and then attempted to bust out an awesome work out but totally failed with an achey tummy. Too much fat and protein all at once, my stomach is not happy with me. But it was so good that I don’t even curr, I’d take food over exercise any day:)
p.s. I have eaten 100% raw so far today, I am super pleased with myself.
See you later boos!