This week, I finally made the video that everyone’s been asking me to make. It’s the answer to the number one question I get asked: “What do YOU eat, Kris?” So here’s a little show and tell, an up close and personal peek at MY eats!
In this video, you’ll see everything I made (and ate) for the day, which of course includes a boatload of green juice. Some of the delicious recipes can be found in Crazy Sexy Kitchen, while others are my go-to, everyday staples. All of the dishes are 100 percent plant-empowered, easy and quick. Hey, I filmed this on a spectacular fall day. You better believe I chose simple meals that would allow me to play in the autumn light and soak in the crimson.
I hope my little food tour inspires you to get creative in the kitchen. Remember, variety is the spice of life and the heart of a healthy diet. Every day brings new opportunities for fun and folly in the kitchen. Tomorrow, I’ll probably start my day with a green smoothie, then if I’m still hungry, I’ll make the hot Coconut and Mango Millet porridge from my cookbook. At lunch, I just might get a hankering for some hearty Crazy Sexy Bean Chili. Thankfully, I made and froze a big batch a few weeks ago. Defrost and a-go-go! And if I find myself in the middle of a snack attack, there are lots of recipes to choose from at KrisCarr.com and in Crazy Sexy Kitchen.
By the way, lately I’ve been obsessed with Brazil nuts (a great source of selenium, which helps boost metabolism and reduce inflammation). I toss a small handful in my smoothies and store them like dog treats (but for people) in my pockets.
If you have a question, leave a comment below. I’ll do my best to answer as many as possible.
Or if you’ve got a plant-passionate dish, tip or trick to share, let us know in the comments section! We’d all love to know.
OK, press play.
Peace & cookin’,
My newest book, Crazy Sexy Juice, is jam-packed with juice, smoothie and nut milk recipes that will bring even more raw veggie power into your daily life. Get this book here.
What a wonderful video Kris!! It’s so great to see what a day of plant based easting look like for you. Great inspiration and this video is sure to help so many more to hop on board with plant based eating!! I’ve personally tried your Save the Tuna, Chickpea Crepe & French Toast and they are all DEEEE-LISH!! I can’t wait to try all the other recipes in your book :-). Next up is the Dijon dressing you used!! Yum!! xoxox
I am currently doing your 21 day cleanse and loving it 🙂 I have been drinking chlorophyll in my water recently and my body just seems to lap it up, if I am having this in addition to green juices is this a problem??
love your work
Sounds great! If you feel good, I say keep it up. xo k
Where do you get chlorophyll and in what form?
You are so fabulous it’s crazy! Thank you so much for sharing not only your diet and recipes but your infectious personality. You are such a blessing and I can’t wait to get my hands on your new cookbook.
Much love to you
Brilliant video Kris, inspiring and so clear. The only downside has been the long wait for the publication date but we are almost there now.
On a side note – it was lovely to hear that Downton Abbey has crossed the Atlantic successfully!
Thank you for all you do and I await my copy of your book with increasing impatience.
Thanks! Less than 2 weeks and counting — and the only way I got through the wait was Downtown! x
I think you are amazing!
I am slowly make lifestyle changes. While many of your recipes are great, I work in a nut free and sesame free zone several times a week and find it challenging to meet all my nutritional needs. Hopefully you will have some ideas in your new book!
Great inspiration as always Kris. Counting the days for my book to arrive. In the mean time I’m reveling in the classes and download! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this! Hi Brian!
Love this! I’ve just decided to stop using protein powders, stop taking all the crazy supplements, and instead try to heal myself with food, in particular green food.
Thank you so much.
Love the video and the food. I have been plant happy for some time but it’s Kris’s book Crazy Sexy Diet that was a huge turning point for me healthwise, I highly recommend it. She also has amazing powers because she has me doing things nobody else would, including sticking something that resembles a man’s do da up my nose and running water through it (see CSD book). I encourage anybody who wants to up their wellness and happiness levels to get into Kris’s books/website….hmmm I wonder if Dame Maggie has ever tried the neti-pot.
Love from the UK x
You are an amazing and inspiring woman! And super-funny too!
I’m almost finished reading CRAZY SEXY DIET and have been BUYING (ugh) pressed juice in NYC for the past month but am going into “the po’ house” as a result. Seeing this, I’m even more inspired to get myself a masticating juicer and start doing my own cooking and juicing. Looking forward to buying and using CRAZY SEXY KITCHEN.
Thanks for the video, and showing us how easy it can be!
What exactly is a masticating juicer?
There are 4 kind of juicers:
high-speed kitchen blender,
citrus juicer (or citrus press),
centrifugal juicer (spins a grating plate which separates the juice from the pulp),
and a masticating juicer, which slowly “chews” the produce with a large screw. A masticating juicer gets a much higher yield from leafy veggies but takes much longer.
Thanks for the cooking tip of Tempheh
Hi Kris :). I was wondering how you reheat leftovers (like the chili above)? How do you feel about the microwave? I’m trying not to use ours (my husband won’t let me get rid of it because he thinks the hole in the wall will look funny. Haha!). I’ve found that leftovers never turn out great when I try to reheat them on the stove. Any tips? Thanks! I absolutely adore you by the way! Thank you for everything you’ve taught me!
Nope on the microwave. Have you tried to reheat slowly, gently? And perhaps IN the stove? For the chili I reheat slowly. When I rush, stuff burns and gets dry.
How about a dehydrator for reheating leftovers?? Barbara
Hole in the wall would make a good cook book shelf : D My hubby is clinging on to our microwave too. He is the only person in the house to use it and he only uses it for one thing – reheating tea! Think it might accidentally blow up soon ; )
I am hoping for a dehydrator that is shaped like a microwave for slower, but more healthful reheating. Barbara
As for reheating savory meals, a little vegetable stock goes a long way! Especially when it comes to the chili, this will help keep the beans nice and hydrated instead of pasty and crusty (ew.).
Happy reheating 🙂
I accidentally left my microwave behind when I moved across the country several years ago. I never bought a new since technically I still owned one. Over the years I got totally used to not having one and will never go back. I ended up purchasing a good size toaster oven with bake and toast settings and specific temperature control. It takes longer to reheat things, but the food is so, so, so much better than in a microwave. Even beyond all the health issues with a microwave, the toaster oven just makes the food taste better. And it’s much better energy use than using your huge oven just to reheat a small dish. Happy eating!
I use a steamer or double-boiler….it’s fast and my leftovers are moist.
For the soups I put it in a small crock pot / slow cooker. Put it on warm in the morning and it’s ready by lunch.
You are such a blessing to us all! Thank you!
Kris, thank you so much for all the amazing work you do. You are truly inspiring! Thanks!
Thanks for making me smile this lovely Monday morning! Are you really on board with soy? Many people say NOT to eat soy as Asians are the only ones who are adapted for it. A Naturopathic Doctor had me read Eat Right For Your Type. My daughter (2 at the time) had asthma for 2 years and was literally cured within about a month on a GF diet, and a few other food modifications based on that book. Would love your thoughts on it! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience!
I’m trying to solve the “soak or not soak” question. Do you soak all your seeds, nuts, legumes and grains before consuming them? Or…. do you eat your seeds and nuts right from the package without soaking them? Nuts and seeds taste so much better not soaked.
The Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds:
Enzyme inhibitors get neutralized.
The amount of vitamins your body can absorb increases.
Phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of vital minerals, is reduced.
Thank you so much for this! Totally inspired. Lunch is always the hardest meal for me to figure out for what to make, so I am excited to see something for that meal! 🙂 Can’t wait for the book to arrive.
There are not enough words to describe how much I adore you. Can’t wait to get your latest book because that is exactly how you’ve taught me to live, so I’m looking forward to some new recipes. Great job, and thank you for being the shining light on this world that you are.
I’ve ordered your book and can’t wait for it to arrive and try out the recipes. Thanx for showing us what you eat and drink in a day – it’s very inspiring – as you are. Thank you so much x
Hi Kris, Love the new video. I am curious about the size of the jars you store your green juice in. How much do you actually make for each serving. And secondly, do you make one giant batch or do you do it in two batches. When I use my Breville Icon jug it typically makes about 6 cups or three 500ml jars. With you and your hubby sharing I imagine you make about 12 cups. My hubby wants to get join my on the juice journey and I am trying to figure out how to make enough for two for the day.
I can’t wait for your new book to arrive.
I think the mason jars are about 16 oz. I do need a second pitcher when I make a batch for the day.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this video…and everything you do. LOVE your kichen too 🙂 Congrats on all things good!
Love you girl! Great video, as always. Finally I got to see what a day looks like for you. Must admit, I am very happy to see you are also eating some veggies cooked a bit. I tried the 100% raw food diet and lasted about 90 days, it wasn’t for me. I mean the all in. My typical days are about 75% raw and that’s awesome for me 🙂
Can’t wait to receive your book and yes, the Cooking classes are great! Chad gave me many great ideas!
Thanks for all you do, Kris. Much love!
It’s a relief to find someone who can explain thnigs so well