Hope your having a glorious weekend. I’ve been getting my “raw on”, as I am taking a raw food instructor course.
Question. Which animal in nature do we most resemble? Dogs? no. Bears? no. Snakes? no. Cougars? no (except I have a bit of cougar in me since Mike is 7 years younger than me…shhh)
The animal we most resemble is a gorilla. (or chimps, monkeys, etc)
Gorillas become big, strong, beautiful creatures by eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
I believe nature has everything we need to become strong, vibrant, healthy beings. Nature doesn’t supply us with Ritz crackers, cream cheese, or chicken wings. That is not to say that these foods don’t TASTE good, because they do… but the more we can base our diets on the abundant live foods mother nature naturally supplies us with- the better. For the earth and ourselves!
The transition off cooked foods is freaking hard! Trust me, I am still in the process, but I do know the way I feel on raw foods is like none other, so the closer I can stick to that, GREAT!
The beauty about raw food is the endless things we can “cook” to make them look and taste like our traditional ways of eating. I am in the middles of my Raw Food Instructor course and I am LOVING all the things I am learning to prepare to make this transition even easier!
I didn’t get a chance to take as many pictures as I would have liked to today, but check out this raw pizza we made!!!
In a nutshell (pun intended) this is how it’s made:
CRUST: flax seeds, sprouted buckwheat, red peppers, carrot, celery, garlic..
CHEDDAR CHEESE: pine nuts, macadamia, sunflower seedsm lemon, garlic, nama shoyo, red pepper…
MARINARA: tomatos, parsley, dates, etc….
TOPPINGS: whatever fresh veggies your heart desires.
We are dehydrating this bad boy overnight, so it will be ready by lunch tomorrow. WOOT WOOT
We also made raw lasagna…
Anyone that knows me, knows my obsession with mexican food…so having a mexican option like this is unreal. With the tortilla shells you can also make chips! Imagine..making your own raw chips with fresh salsa and guacamole… (if only tequila were raw….haha)
We had fresh lemon and Goji Berries in our water… Goji is known as the “longevity fruit.” Its unique master molecule polysaccharides and powerful antioxidants fight against free radicals that cause damage on the body.
2 must have items that are now on my shopping list are:
and Vanilla Bean Powder..
Another thing I am going to be all about now is Coconut water and then using the “meat” to make coconut cream pie! I promise within the next couple weeks I will do a video on how to break these nut heads open and reap the rewards!
It was kind of a rainy day so a perfect day to be inside learning! If you are just learning about Raw Foods and want an amazing place to start… watch this green shake video
Don’t mind my brown hair….it was a phase… haha
Thanks for stopping by! Hope I have inspired you in some way. That is why I am here. Love you guys!