Part of my order from Raw Guru was what the title picture shows: maca, lucuma, and mesquite powder. I've never used any of these things before, and yet, I was always drooling over all the recipes (especially desserts) that I saw the ingredients listed in. Finally, I was able to get them and although I haven't yet used them, I have a long list of things to use them for, starting tomorrow. Personally, I think these great things are the stars of raw desserts (hence the title...see, I'm not as disjointed as you think, it all came together).
Enhances memory and brain function
Increases energy levels
Helps adapt to stress
Slows the aging process
Lessens aches and pain, more endurance and stamina
Prevents osteoporosis, high calcium and vegetable protein
And here's what I promised...my birthday menu for tomorrow night!
Main meal: Taco-type Salad with assorted toppings (such as "taco meat", "corn chips", "fried mushrooms", tomatoes, assorted veggies, sprouts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and Catalina dressing)
Dessert: Cheesecake!!! Wahoo! Topped and drizzled with Vanilla Chocolate Sauce
Snack during games later on: Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
If you're clicking on the links for my B.D. menu you'll notice they're all from Gone Raw. I love this site and I like to try lots of fun things there. It would've be fun to make up my own cheesecake for dessert, but I didn't think that it was a good time to be inventing my own...you know, when I'd be trying it out on a lot of people. This cheesecake had a lot of good vibes and now I know why!! Wow, once I tasted that cheesecake batter today I nearly died of happiness. It is AMAZING! And it looks fabulous too in a very pure, creamy white! I only used the cheesecake part of the recipe and used a different crust, and I also halfed it. If you're going to make this cheesecake...I think you should reduce the amount of lemon significantly (I took nearly 1/2 cup off it). For my birthday, I am not doing the raspberry sauce that is used. A girl's gotta have chocolate sometimes...
Well, there's a few things I want to get done tonight before I'm a completely different age, so I better go.