Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rawk Then Roll!

If you are just starting out with living, raw food, there are a few ways that you can slowly immerse yourself into the raw food life.

Add Smoothies – I have always liked smoothies and found them to be an easy way to add more raw foods into my diet when I first started out. A smoothie for breakfast, instead of eating your usual meal might work for you. Throw some Superfoods, bananas, spinach and berries into your blender and enjoy the ride! It fills you up and gives you so much energy to start your day! Joe and I start every day with a green smoothie and then have a vegetable smoothie (like a homemade V8), made with tomato, celery cucumber and whatever else we feel like throwing in the blender, late afternoon. Smoothies between raw meals help to keep you satisfied from one meal to the next.

"Have a Totally Raw Day – One day of the week; immerse yourself into raw foods cuisine. Go to the your local store and buy a huge amount of organic fruits and vegetables. Having one 100% raw day per week can give your body a rest and let it heal and rebuild. You will notice the difference in how you feel eating raw, verses eating cooked food. The contrast in the way you feel physically and emotionally will help you decide if the raw path is right for you.

Raw food is replete with everything that enables it to sprout and grow - life force, enzymes, water, oxygen, hormones, vitamins and minerals and so much more besides. Untouched, untainted, raw food is quite literally honest food - what you see is what you get. No hidden ingredients, nothing messed around with, just pure, delicious, fresh, live food. Food that we are designed to eat - living food for living bodies. And the good news for you is this: when you start dabbling with more raw food, you don't just understand this conceptually, you actually start to get it experiencially, as your whole body celebrates the concept of what real food and nutrition is really all about. Your body shifts gears and so does your mind. Food begins to take on a whole new meaning."
Thank you to Paula Cartwright, Perfectly Raw for the ideas and and information.

If I can rawk it, so can you!

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