raw foodism

Best veggie soup you’ll ever taste!

Ingredients:

3 cups nonfat vegetable broth

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 cups chopped cabbage

½ yellow onion

½ cup chopped carrot

½ cup green beans

½ cup chopped zucchini

½ teaspoon basil

½ teaspoon oregano

pepper

 

Directions:

Add broth, Tomato paste, cabbage, green beans, basil, oregano and Pepper to taste.

Simmer for a about 5-10 minutes until all vegetables are tender then add the zucchini and simmer for another 5 or so minutes.

 

 

Yesterday i went to the farmer’s market in my hometown Nice and got nearly all of this stuff for free!!!! I spent only like 13€!! I feel spoiled :)
Since they see me a lot i’ve made friend with some of the dealers there and sometime they get really really friendly!!! I’m blessed

Act I

I pick up a small organic yukon potato, pressing it to my lips. I rub it left to right, feeling the grooves and bumps as if they were my own, feeling one with the potato. I close my eyes and imagine a different life for myself. I sigh, put the potato back into the bowl, and get up. I speak aloud, without realizing. “why should I dream of a world so far away?”.

I apply my starch-based foundation, use some powdered beet root to rouge my cheeks, grab my keys, and leave.

Eggplant Chips

2 eggplants, peeled and sliced thin
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup water
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon chipotle

1. Place sliced eggplant in bowl.

2. Mix all of the rest of the ingredients together, pour over eggplant.

3. Marinate over night, stirring occasionally to coat.

4. Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour, reduce heat to 116 and dehydrate until crisp, about 6-8 more hours. (Don’t worry about starting at a higher temperature. The food never gets to that temp and is still raw.)

Cucumber Cumin Dip

1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
Young thai coconut, flesh from
¼ to ½ cup water
½ lemon, juice from
1 clove garlic
pinch Himalayan Salt and pepper
1 cup cucumber, diced to ¼ inch pieces
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon parsley

1. Place cashews, water and coconut flesh, lemon juice and garlic in food processor. Process until smooth.

2. Remove from food processor to bowl. Mix in salt and pepper (to taste), cucumber, cumin and parsley.

3. Serve with eggplant chips.

Reasons to avoid cooked food (Raw Foodism)

I am considering trying out raw foodism for a while.

- It only takes about 00 minutes to digest water!
- It only takes about 15 minutes to digest fresh juices!
- It only takes about 30 minutes to digest most kinds of fruit!
- It only takes about 60 minutes to digest most kinds of vegetables!

On the other hand it takes days to digest that warm McDonald’s cheeseburger! So everything that enters your body truly effects your energy and health for days! It’s kind of that “A moment on your lips a lifetime on your hips” thing. 

Food is supposed to be fuel for your body.  Many cooked meals will leave you feeling even more tired than when you first started eating.


What you don’t eat is just as important as what you do eat – for some people just eliminating caffeine will make a HUGE difference (ME!) and for some people eliminating fast foods and processed foods will make a HUGE difference and for everyone I know that if you went to the natural raw foods like nuts, lean meats, fruits and veggies - this would make a HUGE difference for sure!  Your health is important.  Toxic mind = toxic body!

Raw diets?

Tomorrow I am starting a week long trial run for raw foodism. I’ve never done it before but I’ve been reading about it and seeing people’s transformations due to a raw diet and reading how much better they feel all around is really inspiring. Everybody says it’s actually a “personal journey”. 

Anyone on a raw diet? Anything to share?

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Healthy, raw breakfast c:

I might try this next Friday when I don’t have to rush off to school in the morning. It looks divineeee. 

anonymous asked:

Hello, I am trying to get as educated as I can before I go raw. Sometimes I get scared though :c I hear sooo many good things, but also scary things like a lot of people say different things! And what kind of water is the best?! I don't want to ever fail as being raw because I really want this! Some things just throw me off though :/ like healing tonics, how some people say you need 16 fruit just in one sitting for a meal, the water debate, etc.... asdfghjkl help?

Iv heard good and bad things too. See when some people go raw and they don’t do it properly or are very irresponsible about it they tend to gain weight, not get enough nutrients, or both. When this happens they automatically blame the food. Its not the food, they are just not doing it right!

I would recommend reading 80/10/10 I ordered it recently and its the healthiest among the raw food “diets” also watch fullyrawkristina on youtube she is very informative. you should probably just search on youtube raw veganism and see what you find! Also if you have netflix watch hungry for change, fat sick and nearly dead, forks over knives and food matters. Those are all FANTASTIC documentaries and they will get you motivated as well as fascinate you at how amazing the human body is :}

water is water :] if it tastes good its fine. I drink water straight from my fridge. If you’re worried or if your water at home tastes weird get a brita water bottle. it has a filter on the inside and I use mine all the time at school because other wise it would be disgusting. 

Make sure your already vegan before going raw. it will help a ton, and it will help to keep you away from switching back to eating the normal western diet. Dont think you have to go 100% raw over night. Its very difficult and you will end up feeling awful. This is from detoxing, however some people will get the misconception that this is how they will feel all the time on a raw food diet. If you go vegan first (stay away from the junk food!!!) then more raw over time you will hardly notice any detox symptoms. 

Watch your fat intake as well. Don’t go crazy on the nuts and avocados. this is probably the number one thing and that goes back to 80/10/10. 

Don’t listen to that crazy stuff you hear about. Raw veganism is the most simple diet on earth, don’t complicate it unnecessarily, it will start to stress you out if you do.

With the fruit just eat until you feel full. For the first week or 2 it will be hard to adjust to the amount of food you have to eat and you will probably not get enough calories. Don’t stress about nutrient deficiencies in this time. It takes months to develop a deficiency. Your stomach will learn to hold the amount of food you need.

That’s all I can think of right now I hope I helped, let me know how your raw food journey works out for you!! 

I'm doing it right

I’m in my last week of college and in about two days I will be an official college graduate. I have a good job that kind of pays for my multiple bills. I have five credit cards which I use more than my underwear. I spend 40 hours a week trapped in an office that’s just as cold as the north pole. I eat food filled with pesticides and GMO (even if I think I’m eating something healthy). I own A LOT of brand name clothes and jewelry that I never use. I never see my family… or the sun. I’m sick and I take drugs that are supposed to make me feel better (they don’t). I’m unhealthy. I’m tired

I’m miserable…and I’m doing it right

But what if I decided to do it all wrong? What if I decided to break the rules and become a failure on society’s eyes but a winner in my books?

Well, I’m about to find out

Hello, my name is Isabel, and this is my story… Welcome to the Rawthlete.  

Doing groceries after years of having a self-destructing lifestyle can be difficult since you don’t really know what to buy…That being said… I’ve read hundreds (trust me,  HUNDREDS!) of books related to nutrition, which just means that I’m completely clueless on the subject. The more I study nutrition, the more I realize that we know absolutely nothing about it… but for now, I’m sticking to raw foodism and these are some of the items that I will be eating:
  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Garlic
  • Berries
  • coconut water
  • Green Tea
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Peppers
  • Watermelon
  • pumpkin seeds
  • Onions
  • Kiwi
  • Raw almond butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Wild salmon (eventually I would like to stop eating meat all together, but I’ve decided to eat raw fish for the moment to see how my body reacts to it)