Oct 12, 2009

vegan mofo: ambrosia blondies and nectar of the Gods smoothie

VeganMofo: Percy Jackson style!

I LOVE this book series. I want mayhem to surround them. I want to see other people who love the book as much as I do. I want to see kids running around in Camp Half Blood shirts with pretend armor. I want lines at the theater when The Lightening Thief movie comes out! I don’t know if it’ll happen, but maybe it will. Maybe there’s this whole group of fans that I don’t know about. In any case, I’m embarrassingly obsessed with these books.

If you’ve never heard of it, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a book series about a boy who finds out he’s a Demi God. Things chase him, there are prophecies and adventures ensue. The series takes place in our world but with the understanding that the Greek Gods are alive (and reproducing) and Olympia now resides above New York City. People relate the series to Harry Potter, but really, that’s bollocks. The similarities are the age of the boy and the fact that he’s not all together human. End of similarities. Read some reviews and check out the books at the local library. You won’t regret it!

This week is going to feature some delicious Percy Jackson related food. Starting with Ambrosia Blondies and a Nectar of the Gods Smoothie!

Ambrosia Blondies
(adapted from the Macadamia Blondies from Vegan with a Vengeance)

Nectar of the Gods Smoothie
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 c. coconut milk
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 tbls. ground flax seeds
  • 1 – 2 tsp. anything else tasty (peanut butter, berries, coconut, anything that makes you feel fantastic)
1. Throw everything in a blender and blend. Drink, replenish and re-energize! Yeah!