Happy Tuesday everyone!
My last post was such a success! I’m so happy lots of you were excited about making the jicama tacos, as you probably noticed, they really are super easy to do! That’s one of my favorite things about eating this way, it’s really not that complicated as many others think!
My weekend was pretty nice. Nothing major but went out a couple of times. Last week I went to a couple of restaurants, and if you follow me on facebook you probably saw the pictures I took at the restaurants. If you haven’t liked my facebook page well today is the day! I post lots of photos there, updates and just random interesting things.
I was saying there, how it can be hard and tricky to eat outside home sometimes if you follow a vegan lifestyle. Specially in countries like Mexico and others where veganism and even worst raw veganism is never heard of.
This was at the second restaurant, were they gave me some steamed potatoes too. I don’t mind eating steamed veggies once in a while but I don’t like potatoes, (only sweet potatoes) but apart from that it was great!
Being vegan shouldn’t keep you away all the time when you have plans to go to a restaurant. Going out should be about enjoying the moment and people’s company. Of course I was hungry sooner than everyone else, but it’s not a big deal, when you get back home you can eat “properly”.
Yesterday was market day! I went to a different place this time, it’s not even a real market, it’s just a part of the city where a couple of local people sell fresh fruits and vegetables. I found amazing things though! Better than the big farmer’s market actually, or sort of. I finally found red bananas! I’ve been looking for them for ages! Even in Costa Rica, I looked and looked but never found them. I randomly saw them there, waiting for me!
I found all types of bananas, huge and cheap pineapples (bought so many I’ll have to make a new recipe soon), all types of veggies, different types of mangos including my all time favorite: “mango-piña” (heaven), watermelon, rambutan, papayas, oh and of course jicama, the all time star…
Ok, so into food now. I made an amazing drink a few days ago that was sweet, tasty and amazingly resfreshing.
So easy to make that even kids can do by their own! You’ll need only 2 ingredients and it will be heavenly! My mom bought a bag with 100 local oranges last week so everyone in my home has been drinking lots of orange juice, happy me!
3 cups fresh orange juice
2 (cold) medium ataulfo mangos, only meat
Blend on high speed blender until smooth. If by some reason it is to thick just add more juice or water. I totally recommend you to make this with either cold orange juice or leave the mangos the night before in the fridge, because the coldness is what gives the smoothie an amazing refreshing touch.
This will take 5 min and you’ll be super satisfied and refreshed! Anyways, if you have those 2 ingredients on hand, don’t wait more and give it a try, non-vegans love it too!
Hope you all are having a beautiful week and enjoying this amazing summer! Talk to you super soon!