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This is THE BEST Minestrone soup hands down if I do say so myself! This Minestrone Soup Recipe is normally reserved for my 7 Day Cooked Vegan Cleanse participants, but
This is THE BEST Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownie, and I usually exclusively save this one for my Chef Course students, but felt this one needed to be shared as it
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Why A Raw Food Diet?
The standard western way of living today contains 80,000 toxic chemicals every day.
Modern processing methods such as high heat, pasteurisation and homogenisation are used to extend shelf life and stabilise food products such as fruit juice, canned or jarred food, milk, yoghurt, cheese – almost anything you see on a supermarket shelf that is in a packet, can or jar.
This process destroys many nutrients, vital enzymes, or vital life force from the food. This is “dead” food, the opposite of the “alive” food you get in a raw food diet.
A raw food diet is mainly based on vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, superfoods and fermented foods. Food that are alive with vital life force your body needs for optimal digestion, energy and health.
Get Maximum Nutrition Simply By Eating Simply
An apple contains 100% apple. A zucchini 100% zucchini. That is where we need to start. A raw food diet will lead you away from denatured, processed and “dead food”. By using unprocessed, unrefined, cold-pressed and uncooked food you make sure the maximum amount of nutritional value is available to your body and can be utilised for fuel, repair and metabolism.
If you think raw food is all carrot sticks and celery let us surprise you! In a raw food diet, using many easy techniques we can create a range of many of your “old” favourites using organic vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, gluten free grains, good fats, superfoods, fermented foods, sea vegetables and sprouted grains and seeds.
Start to Naturally Self Heal
A raw food diet will allow your body time out from overwork and gives your body the opportunity to self heal. Your body will by itself start cleansing out toxins and diseases when you stop loading it with hard to digest processed and cooked foods, and give it food that is alive and nutritious.
While we don’t technically cook food, we can heat it slightly without destroying the amazing properties of the food. Using a dehydrator or blender and not heating the food above 44˚C or 115˚F all the living enzymes in the food remain intact and your body can easily digest and assimilate every nutrient and deliver them to every cell in your body, giving you abundant energy, glowing health and a happy heart.
We Re-create Many of Your Favourite Dishes, Just Healthier!
This also allows you to experience a cooked taste, texture and crunch many of us are familiar with eating traditional cooked foods. BBQ onions, check! Marinated grilled mushrooms, check! Lasagne, quiche, pizza, crackers? Check!
The raw food diet ingredients allow you to go on to make the most amazing array of dishes, from dehydrated kale chips, superfood smoothies with almond milk and cacao, simple salads, cultured vegetables, nut cheeses, “pasta” dishes made from vegetables, or a “pizza” made from sprouted buckwheat or activated nuts and vegetables, home made “granola” to decadent desserts that are all gluten free, diary free, sugar free and it all tastes divine!
You get to reap the benefits from a raw food diet without feeling like you are missing out on your favourite meals, never feel deprived again, and instead of feeling bloated and heavy after eating, eat as much as you like and gain more energy and vitality, feel nourished, healthy and well.
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Raw Food FAQS
What is a raw food diet?
A raw food diet consists of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, superfoods, cultured vegetables and sea vegetables that are consumed in their whole, unprocessed state, or as close to as possible. This means the food is consumed in a “living” state, which in turn, creates energy for us inside of our bodies. Raw foods are also not heated above 44-48 degrees celsius (111-118 Fahrenheit), this ensures the living enzymes in the food remain intact so the body can assimilate for optimal nutrition. Working with food at this temperature requires a dehydrator – a raw foodies “oven”.
What does it mean to be fully raw?
To be fully raw means you will most likely be 100% raw all of the time, that means breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks will be entirely made up of a raw food diet. A high percentage raw foodist will most likely also be committed to being raw vegan and stay away from other inflammatory lifestyle factors like alcohol or a high stress environment.
What does it mean to be a raw vegan?
A truly raw vegan diet is free from dairy, meat, wheat, gluten, bee products and NO food cooked above 44-48 degrees Celsius (111-118 Fahrenheit). And consists of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, superfoods, cultured vegetables and sea vegetables that are consumed in their whole, unprocessed state.
What is a live food diet?
A live food diet is essentially a raw food diet. The nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, superfoods, cultured vegetables and sea vegetables form the basis of a raw food diet and can be made into a wonderful array of dishes – think nut pastes, sprouted grains and seeds, nut milks, pizza bases, pasta, cheesecake, chocolate, salad dressings, wonderful salads, cultured nut cheeses and traditional fermented vegetables, the list is endless. It really is a very exciting and clean way of eating. Cooking destroys the vital life force of the plant food, as well as depletes essential vitamins and minerals.