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
Be Sneaky! Sneak massive nutrition into everything you can get away with. If you are making a salad dressing or the applesauce recipe I gave you in the last issue, sneak some chia seeds in there. If you are making a fruit smoothie, sneak some greens like kale or romaine in there. If you are making some raw flax crackers, sneak some extra veggies or some leftover juice pulp in there. If you are making some yummy raw fruit and nut balls or bars, sneak some spirulina or greens powder in there. Most of these high nutritional foods don’t affect the flavor of the items you are adding them to, so your taste buds won’t know the difference. But your body will definitely notice the increase in nutritional content – and gratefully
Fun In The Kitchen
You can turn so many unhealthy recipes into healthy raw versions. Anything from lasagna to pepper steak to hamburgers to potato salad to pecan pie can be transformed into a delicious raw creation with some clever tweaks. Portabello mushrooms, for example, make amazing meat, chicken or fish substitutes because of their firm texture. Just add your spices to your dish and it may be hard to even tell it wasn’t meat! And jicama makes a great substitute for potatoes, which aren’t the best when raw. And instead of using sour cream or other dairy products, try making those ingredients from sunflower seeds, blended until creamy. Always substitute a healthy salt for table salt, and a healthy sweetener for sugar. An equal portion of avocado can replace an egg in some recipes. Often, I look at cookbooks, and just use their spice combinations to create my new raw food recipes, and they turn out delicious, but much healthier!
This Recipe Rawks
Say you’ve just made a delicious carrot juice – one of the great classics! What can you do with that gorgeous orange carrot pulp? It IS still food, after all. Easiest idea? Let it be the rice in your Asian or Mexican dishes! It’s bland, anyway, so it will take on the flavor of the spices you add to it. Here’s one way to enjoy it:
2 cups carrot juice pulp
1 small onion
¼ jalapeno pepper, deseeded
2 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1 lime
½ cup fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon each cumin and oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
Put everything but the pulp in a food processor and process half a minute or so until desired consistency. Keeping it slightly chunky is more fun. Then add to pulp and mix well. Rice! Top with cut up peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes and a dollop of sunflower seed sour cream or guacamole and you have a
Could chia seeds be one of the highest nutritional superfoods on the planet? They are gluten-free, and just 1 tablespoon meets up to 20 percent of your daily dietary fiber. They are high in anti-oxidants, and provide up to 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than ground flaxseeds. They are low in calories, have 0 grams sugar, 0 grams saturated fats, yet give you 2 grams of protein per tablespoon. They have a neutral taste so they can be added to sweet foods or savory foods. Plus, they don’t need to be cooked! Just stir 1 tablespoon into ½ cup of water and let stand 15 minutes until they absorb the water. Done!
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
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