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Making Raw Fun! Monthly Newsletter for Recipes and Great Ideas!
August 01, 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
Are you traveling this summer? How do you stay healthy when you don’t have your own raw food kitchen available? Don’t give in to restaurants full of cooked food temptations made with standard table salt and sugar and, heaven forbid, MSG or other nasty chemicals! Instead, make a run to a grocery store. Load up on sliced watermelon or cantaloupe, fresh strawberries or grapes, apples and pears, frozen peas, baby carrots, pre-cut containers of pineapple or cut veggies. Ask the produce department if they might wash them for you and provide you with napkins and utensils. Dip fruit into almond butter, or veggies into salsa or a healthy guacamole. You can even get avocados and eat them out of the shells with a spoon. Some health food stores even carry packaged raw food goodies, or raw fruit and nut bars. And of course, you can always load up at the salad bar, as long as you use a healthy dressing like olive oil and vinegar or lemon. Get creative and you can find plenty of raw food to eat so you can stay healthy and feeling great on your trip!

Fun In The Kitchen
How does a raw foodist make use of an ice cube tray? Ahhhh! Let me share a fun idea with you! It’s hot outside and you want something cool and refreshing. How about a lemon, lime or orange slushie? Simply juice one or two lemons, limes, or oranges, or even mix the juices, add a dash of healthy sweetener to taste, and pour into an ice cube tray to freeze. I like using the trays that have the tiny holes for cocktail ice. After the ice is frozen, you can crush up the ice in a blender to make a slushie! Eat with a spoon, or add a little water to make it a slushy smoothie. You can try this with other delicious fruit juices as well. Try blended or juiced raspberry or peach puree and make it into a sorbet – Yum!

This Recipe Rawks
As a raw foodist, do you miss rice? Well you don’t have to anymore, because of course there is a sneaky raw food method of making a could-have-fooled-me rice substitute. Here are some great alternatives:

RAW RICE #1
Cut up a cauliflower into pieces that will fit in your food processor. Pulse carefully just to the point that the cauliflower is to the size that resembles rice. For fun, add a dash of cumin and some chipotle pepper to make it look and taste like Spanish Rice.

RAW RICE #2
Peel a jicama and cut it up into pieces. Pulse in the food processor until it resembles small grains of rice. Since jicama can go sweet or savory, you could add a little toasted sesame oil or Braggs Liquid Aminos (a soy sauce alternative) to make an Asian flavored rice, or drizzle a tablespoon of raw honey over it to make sweet rice and add it to fresh almond milk for rice pudding.

RAW RICE #3
You could always get adventurous and buy real wild rice, which is actually considered a seed, and sprout it for a day. You can do the same by sprouting quinoa or buckwheat and use that as your base. Add seasonings appropriate to your recipe or mix with veggies and a good raw sauce.

Didja Know?
Super Foods are called “Super” because they often provide significantly higher levels of nutrients per quantity of food. I consider these super foods my healing foods and try to have some every day, or add the appropriate ones into any recipe I can. Some of my favorite superfoods are Goji Berries, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Raw Cacao, Spirulina, Blue Green Algae, Coconut Oil, and seaweeds like Kelp, Nori or Dulse. I also strongly believe in ingesting the powerful lifeforce energy of living sprouts, such as Broccoli, Alfalfa, Sunflower, Lentils, and Barley grass or Wheatgrass juice.

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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