Thursday, January 17, 2008

Silly rawbit, Trix aren't just for kids.

Jenny, I don't have any Fruit Loops, but I used some leftover raw play dough to make some Trix. This goes to show that you're never too old for a nostalgic breakfast cereal, and if you make it yourself, it can even be good for you.

You don't have to have a little one around the house to have fun recreating the tastes from your youth. You can make this treat (I won't tell anyone), or scale it down for something quicker and simpler, like these raw Captin Crunch Berries featured on Gone Raw. The website has a category dedicated to kid-friendly cuisine.

There are also some fellow raw food bloggers, who have posted playful ideas on their sites. Check out Terilynn on The Daily Raw Cafe and Melissa's family food on Raw Baby Alex.

But, now for the great reveal. Raw B, those were some good guesses, and Alissa, I can see why you would suspect beets (just look at the great color of the mystery fruit's soaking liquid).

Here are the answers:

Yellow (looks a little beige in the photo): cashews, golden raisins, lemon extract, sea salt (this is my son's favorite; it reminds him of lemon flavored Tootsie rolls).

Bright Orange: almonds, goji berries, lucuma, mesquite, agave, rose water, sea salt.

Brownish Orange: pecans, unsulfured dried apricots, agave, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt.

Green: pumpkin seeds, pistachios, golden raisins, agave, vanilla, sea salt.

Dark Purple (may look a little brown in the photo): almonds, walnuts, dried blueberries, lucuma, vanilla, sea salt.

Magenta: almonds, dragon fruit (from two posts ago), lucuma, vanilla, sea salt.

Thanks for playing :-)

It's snowing now. My son and I were catching snowflakes on our tongue, like in Charlie Brown. Oh the sweet taste of pollution. Not.

Gotta make this post fast, since we sometimes lose cable when it snows (we get our Internet via the cable company). If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why.


Runnergirl said...

You are sooo creative!

shannonmarie said...

Thanks :-)

Jenny said...

have fun playing in the snow. . . and munching your "Trix" cereal

RawBin said...

How come it only snows on YOUR day off? I saw the snow today and I knew you'd go out and play!! I loved milk and cereal. Just the other day I was wondering if anyone could make something similar to LIFE cereal only wheat free and raw?

Stacia said...

oh my goodness! how fun!

lovely blog :)

shannonmarie said...

Jenny, unfortunately, the snow was a little wet for playing. It turned into a wintry mix and now it is slush and ice.

Rawbin, you had to work on the snow day, but I've gotta go in on the icy day. I hope you are safe at home today.

LIFE cereal? Now that really is a challenge. We'll work on that one together.

Stacey, thanks for dropping by. I think I saw a comment from you on another blog I commented on yesterday. Which one? I couldn't tell you.

April said...

Looks so good :). You are very creative.

Heather Pace said...

Shannon, did you dehydrate the play dough to make the crunchy cereal? or just roll into balls and serve with milk? It looks waaaay cool and just like the real thing, btw! :)

shannonmarie said...

I didn't dehydrate the cereal, but you certainly can (thought about it, then lacked the patience). I firmed mine up a bit in the freezer to hold its shape.

It wasn't crunchy like the real deal, but on the plus side, it doesn't get soggy either.