Beginning my raw diet today:) im so excited and can’t wait to literally feel new life being brought into me. There are simply so many benefits!

  • healthy skin
  • mental clarity
  • energy
  • healthy weight
  • physical aging slows
  • detoxification
  • can reverse and protect your body from diseases
  • helps in overall mind and body harmony

Maybe I can inspire you to try it too, at least for 10 days. Go for it, I promise you’ll feel better

Marshall is going to go raw vegan with me even though we’re 300 miles apart and my mom has agreed to try it for the month of January! I’m really excited to see if it has the impact on my thyroid health that people are swearing it does. I’m hopeful! 

Trying to figure out if it’s best to water or green juice fast before making the switch? If anyone has an personal stories or advice, I’d love to hear it! 

Lacy Likes It: Chocolate Chia Macaroons

These are Macaroons, not Macarons. Knowing is half the battle! Paleo, Whole30, and rawist-friendly :)

The Original recipe from The First Mess is below, but I’ll tell you my secret- I use the much cheaper flaxmeal as a substitute for almond meal and use a dehydrator rather than my oven. Nomnomnomnomnom!!!!

Chocolate chai macaroons with chia seeds
adapted from Raw Food Real World
serves: makes about 30
notes: If you decide to bake them in the oven, they will be more cookie-like and smooth on the outside and less fudgy. Also, if you’re a raw purist, go for agave instead of maple syrup.

3 cups dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup cocoa powder (I used raw cacao, but any type would be fine)
½ cup almond meal
½ tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cardamom
tiniest pinch of ground cloves
couple twists of black pepper
¼ cup water
¾ cup maple syrup
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil, lightly warmed to liquify
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F if using an oven.

In a large bowl, combine the coconut, chia seeds, cocoa powder, almond meal, sea salt, spices and water. Stir to combine thoroughly. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract and stir again until fully combined and no dry cocoa powder/almond meal remains.

Cover and place dough/mixture into the fridge for about 15 minutes. The chia seeds do their thing and really bind the mix, making it much easier and less messy to scoop.

For the oven: drop heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture onto a parchment lined sheet. No need to space them out too much. Place them in the oven and bake for about 2 hours or until firm and dry on the outside.

For the dehydrator: drop heaped tablespoonfuls onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 115 degrees F for 6-8 hours if you want them fudgy and longer if you want some chewiness. Also, I have a really budget dehydrator by Nesco. I just dropped the mix onto its grated layers and went with it. Maybe if you have a high roller type like an Excalibur you need to line the sheets with something? No idea.

Raw Food!

Needless to say the holidays kind of put a strain on my attempt to go all raw, but now that they have passed I will be back on track!

I found this reallly good website full of really delicious raw recipes you guys oughta check out ;)

I promise if you are feeling sluggish or down a raw diet will help ya feel better and so much more aaliiive! :) try it, what do you have to lose by exploring?

Can someone help me out? I’m looking for a juicer and I never owned one. I’m planning on having more of a raw diet and plan on juicing a lot of green leafs and vegetables. Of course fruit too. Does anyone know of a juicer that they have that would work wonders. I’d use it everyday. Not planning on spending a fortune but enough for a investment.

anonymous asked:

why did you choose to cut meat out of your life? what has it done for your health? (sass is not intended I am just genuinely curious)

cut meat out because i was having chest inflammation. i also had an unhealthy lifestyle like drinking & smoking & eating endless junk food it just was not good… so i cut out meat & became a fake rawist because i wanted protein i would eat plain fage yogurt & lost endless weight. the end. i love not eating meat but sometimes i dream of a nice steak & yesterday i was talking about this deer soup with my cousin that her & her dad used to make that was LOVEEE but yeah being vegetarian is awesome. xxoo