Some raw recipes

I have been giving out my own version of the Liquid Gold Elixir recipe to a bunch of people through email, so I think I should just post it. The original recipe is by Natalia Rose.

Maggie’s Take on Liquid Gold Elixir


  • 3 large cloves of garlic, grated (probably less for normal people)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 3-4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons powdered stevia (I use the kind from Trader Joe’s but I want to get NuNaturals when I run out)


Blend everything in a food processor. It really does come out gold, and tastes like the elixir of life. It’s fabulous.

Another raw recipe that I tried (finally) is Gena’s Banana Soft Serve. It was so awesome!

01 banana soft serve

I took 2.5 bananas and blended them in my mini food processor for 2-3 minutes. I probably could have gone on for longer but it was 11pm and Bobby said I was probably waking the neighbors. I topped it with cinnamon.


If you haven’t seen it, Clare did a very cool post about Vinyasa (and I helped with the etymology = word origins).

Jordan also had a sweet post about some of the inspiration she’s found from other bloggers.

And I wrote about the English alphabet (it hasn’t always looked like it does today!).

A sweet reader sent me this recipe site and I’ve been ogling over the healthy recipes. I might try some out!

Fun stuff & exercise:

Bobby and I did‘s Sun Salutations Flow #2 (Dave Farmar instructing; ~25 minutes). We are going to do yoga together today, too. Before yoga I did 15 minutes of rebounding and then I did 15 more afterwards.

And my anthropology class – it seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun. I might sign up for Cultural Anthropology too; it’s a video class and I can watch it at home. Cultural Anthropology is cool because it gets into linguistics.

Stay tuned for some resolutions tomorrow 🙂 September and Fall make me feel refreshed, happy, and motivated! I also love September because it’s my birthday month – I’ll be 23 in less than 2 weeks. Scary.

23 Comments on Some raw recipes

  1. Gena (Choosing Raw)
    3 September, 2009 at 11:57 am (7 years ago)

    Yay! Welcome to the wonderful world of banana ice cream. You’ll never go back.

  2. coco
    3 September, 2009 at 12:26 pm (7 years ago)

    I tried Natalia Rose’s recipe for the dressing and didn’t like much, maybe I added too much ginger. This sounds delish, I’ll definitely try it!

    yoga with Bobby? thats fun! I wish Star do yoga with me too! 🙂

  3. Cindy
    3 September, 2009 at 12:27 pm (7 years ago)

    You are only 22????

    Dear God I feel OLD!

    you are wise beyond your years m’Lady!

    I have saved your gold elixer and am going to give it a whirl this weekend…I need a dressing to try!

    oh and Gena is right…. her soft serve is a staple in our home!

  4. Christina
    3 September, 2009 at 1:00 pm (7 years ago)

    I didn’t realize you were younger than me! You seem so mature and to have your stuff together, I always thought you were a little older! I’ll be 25 in Oct. SCARY too!!! mmm that soft serve looks delicious! I’ll have to give that a try w/ all the extra bananas we always have!

  5. Maria
    3 September, 2009 at 1:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing that recipe, Maggie! Sounds awesome 🙂

    Yay for September birthdays! I think early 20s are a time when you start getting scared of getting older (turning 22 soon). So I totally get where you are right now!

  6. VeggieGirl
    3 September, 2009 at 2:09 pm (7 years ago)

    LOOOVE Gena’s soft serve!

  7. Kimberly@Living Free
    3 September, 2009 at 2:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Twenty-three! You are a young spring chicken:) I am almost 40!! How’s that for feeling old?

    That is so cool that Bobby did yoga with you! And your dressing recipe looks more do-able than Natalie’s which called for something like 2 cups of lemon juice!

    Can’t wait to see your resolutions. Other people’s resolutions always motivate me:)

  8. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl
    3 September, 2009 at 3:49 pm (7 years ago)

    23? Girl, I’m 34–you’re just a youngin’! 😉

    Yeah, banana ice cream is YUM!


  9. Dori
    3 September, 2009 at 5:33 pm (7 years ago)

    I need to make the banana ice cream! The food processor is in a very high up cabinet and my shoulder hurt when I tried to take it down and Rob is tall but lazy and we don’t even know if it still works, but as soon as I get it down I am making it. With carob chips. Mmmm.

    I juiced mint and it made my juice so delicious! Thank you for the idea!

  10. MarathonVal
    3 September, 2009 at 5:49 pm (7 years ago)

    I love September for the same reasons… I LOVEEEE fall, the weather, the leaves, the flavors, the coziness… and I also have a September birthday coming up!

    Mine’s September 15th, when’s yours?

  11. MarathonVal
    3 September, 2009 at 5:50 pm (7 years ago)

    I love September for the same reasons…I LOVEEEE fall, the weather, the leaves, the flavors, the coziness… and I also have a September birthday coming up!

    Mine’s September 15th, when’s yours?

  12. Sagan
    3 September, 2009 at 9:15 pm (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the recipes!!

    I’ve always made my resolutions/goals in September too. Probably because it’s also my birthday month. Hehe.

  13. Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15)
    3 September, 2009 at 11:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Haha, I’ve made that banana thing before. It’s great. I’ve added peanut butter and it rocks even harder.

  14. Shelby
    4 September, 2009 at 3:24 am (7 years ago)

    I saw that liquid gold recipe in a cookbook but it wasn’t raw. I can’t wait to try out your version!

  15. gliding calm
    4 September, 2009 at 10:49 am (7 years ago)

    23 is NOT old!!! Got any fun bday plans lined up?!

    Lurve the banana soft serve……..and i still have yet to try it! I know I know!

  16. Katie
    13 September, 2009 at 7:03 pm (7 years ago)

    1.) NuNaturals’ NuStevia is my favorite stevia.

    2.) I almost declared an Anthropology minor in college – the only thing that held me back was that it would’ve meant me staying an extra year or two. Sociocultural and Biological Anthro were incredible courses.

    The more I read your blog, the more I love it and relate to it!

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