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Making Raw Fun! Monthly Newsletter for Recipes and Great Ideas!
February 02, 2015

Welcome to Making Raw Fun!
Here's your short and easy to read ezine full of raw food fun! Compliments of Raw Food Weight Loss Guide!

What A Great Idea
Once you become a raw foodist, you often also become a walking encyclopedia of the health benefits or detriments of many foods. And one of the first of these foods is salt. Most raw foodists wouldn’t dare ruin their pure healthy food with a poison such as regular table salt. And some go so far as to shun Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt, even though they are full of minerals. Here’s an answer that works for anyone: Celery Salt. Simply dice up celery, dehydrate it until it is dry, then grind it in a coffee grinder to a powder consistency. There you go, a salt-free, vegetable-based substitute you can use in place of salt for any recipe! Bonus: unlike table salt, celery is often recommended for healthy blood pressure.

Fun In The Kitchen
Have you learned how to stack-cut yet? When you chop fruits and veggies every day, you look for great shortcuts like this one! Take your long food items, such as celery, and cut them down to about 3 or 4 inches long. Then stack them up on top of each other, all going the same direction, and cut them all at once to dice them. This saves time over cutting the whole 12 inch length of celery. I stack-cut everything I can: celery, carrots, peppers, jicama slices, julienned cucumbers and even longer greens, such as dandelion or arugula.

This Recipe Rawks
Like many Americans, I grew up eating cereal and milk often for breakfast. But now I’m grain free, sugar free and dairy free, plus I don’t take much time for breakfast. But I still miss the comfort element of that sweet grain-with-milk concept. So I’ve come up with a great compromise. I’ve taken my Cream of Buckwheat breakfast recipe from my website, and turned it into a Morning Comfort Smoothie! It’s now more like a nice smooth vanilla milkshake with sweet hints of cinnamon and nutmeg but boosted by the power of raw sprouted buckwheat as well as a nice dose of protein powder. Yummy and satisfying!

COMFORT SMOOTHIE
½ cup raw, hulled buckwheat, sprouted
3 cups of water
1 scoop raw vegan unsweetened protein powder
1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
1 teaspoon Organic No-Alcohol Real Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon each Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Coriander
Optional: add a banana

Sprout buckwheat the day before by soaking and rinsing ½ cup of hulled buckwheat groats around 3 times that day, leaving it to air-dry and sprout in between and overnight. The next morning, blend all the above ingredients to make a smoothie. Then get another batch of buckwheat going in your sprouting jar to have for breakfast tomorrow.

Didja Know?
Have you ever experienced Live Blood Cell Analysis? I did and it was fascinating, especially because they were so excited to see the healthy blood of a raw foodist! For most people who eat cooked food, especially animal products, their blood cells tend to become mis-shapened and stick together into long chains or clumps, which is not healthy. After a relatively short time as a raw foodist, however, your blood cells become plumper, better-formed, freely flowing and no longer stick or clump together. These are all signs of much healthier blood, and therefore a much healthier body!

Ask Angela
What would YOU like to know about the raw food diet for weight loss? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page at www.rawfood-weightloss-guide.com/raw-food-faq.html to see if I may have already answered it. If not, feel free to submit your own question on that page, and I may feature it on my website with my answer!


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