Monday, May 2, 2011

Zucchini Blueberry "Pudding"

I'm a late afternoon exerciser and I always snack a couple of hours before getting busy.  My normal snackage usually involves one of these items:

Today I needed to mix it up, and wanted to somehow incorporate veggies, fruit, and protein in a sweetish snack that would be quick to eat at work.  (Of course, a smoothie would be the perfect answer, but I don't feel like lugging Viv to school everyday, and smoothies don't taste as good several hours after blending.)  Here is my attempt at making a healthy, tasty, energy-sustaining snack, using two interesting companions.

I know, zukes are fruit, not veggies, buy whatevs. 

Blueberry Zucchini Pudding
2 largeish zucchinis, peeled and chopped
1 pint blueberries
1 banana
2 scoops protein powder (I used natural raw Sun Warrior)
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp coconut nectar (or sweetener of choice)

1/4 cup coconut water
1/4 cup irish moss gel
2 tbsp sunflower lecithin

Blend all ingredients and then place in fridge to firm up.  

Okay, so this is really just a stiff smoothie, but I'm pretending it's more interesting than that. 

The clouds are doing weird things out our window right now.  Hope it's not snow.  (Sunset at 10 pm!!) 

Question:  What time of day do you exercise?  Do you eat before hand? 


  1. Well, darn! Blogger ate the comment I wrote earlier. Sounds like a yummy snack, and good for hydration too. Zukes are so perfect for so many raw food applications--cakes, noodles, puddings--I wish they liked me better. There's a taste in there that I can never eradicate, kinda bitter-slimy, that no one else seems to detect.

    I've been exercising all over the place on our friends' schedule here, but ordinarily I do a bunch of stretches etc first thing, but do my main exercise in the pm with food on board.

  2. I'm so sorry about the blogger comment situation, Ela. I wonder what's up with that.

    I kind of know the zucchini taste you are talking about, but I think I've only tasted it in zukes that aren't ready for eating yet. (Would you call that unripe?) You must have a very keen sense of taste.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip adventures! :)

  3. Looks yummy.
    Exercise...what is that??? When I can excercise I do it at any time of day--I have to jam it in where and when I can. Pathetic!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  4. @Elizabeth

    I can imagine that running after your kids all day would provide you with all the exercise you need!