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Raw Recipes and Great Ideas - Making Raw Fun Newsletter
September 01, 2016

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
Today’s topic: “Don’t Make Excuses, Make Food.” Yes, you CAN stay raw, in just about any circumstance. If you’re hungry right now, and don’t know what to eat, don’t throw a meal in the microwave out of sheer desperation, or go to the nearest fast food joint. Grab food that you KNOW is raw and eat it now. An apple. Banana. Grapes. Cut up fruit in a cup. Handful of nuts and raisins. Baby carrots. Even simple tomato or cucumber slices with a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Or an avocado mashed up with sprouts and sprinkled with sea salt. Or a bowl of frozen peas. If you’re not at home, you can get most of these items at a grocery store. Take care of your hunger before you make a decision you might regret. Then you can think about taking a little more time to prepare a raw salad, raw soup, or a gourmet raw creation for your next meal.

Fun In The Kitchen
Got kiddos going back to school? What raw snacks could you provide them? How about ants on a log, which are celery sticks, with nut butter and raisins (i.e. ants) on top. Then there’s cozy applesauce for cool fall days. Which is simply a peeled, seeded apple processed in the food processor with a touch of honey and cinnamon. Or make a little munchy mix of raw nuts and dried fruit. Try different fruits like goji berries or apricots or dried pineapples, mangos or apples. These are higher in fats and sugars, so keep portions intelligent.

This Recipe Rawks
Summer holidays like Labor Day always make me desire a thirst-quenching, refreshing lemonade. And since I no longer make the kind that comes concentrated with chemicals and corn syrup in a frozen can, I needed an alternative. Voila, Quickie Lemonade was born. Deceptively easy. Delicious. Healthy.

QUICKIE LEMONADE

1 sweet pink grapefruit

1 ripe lemon

Water

Wash and cut a grapefruit and a lemon in half, in the middle, between the two ends. Squeeze the juice out of them, or juice with a citrus juicer. Put all the juice in a quart sized jar or bottle and fill the rest of it up with water to make a quart of lemonade. If you like it sweeter, add a little healthy sweetener of choice, such as honey, and stir well. A squeeze of orange or lime is another great addition. Serve as is or over ice.

Didja Know?
Didja know that you can eat the gel inside an aloe leaf? Sure, the gel is well known for its healing properties when you have cuts or burns on your skin. But it’s also good for the skin inside you, meaning your digestive tract. Here’s how we use it. We cut off a nice, fat leaf from the bottom of our edible aloe plant, and wash it in the kitchen. We then carefully slice off the sharp outer edge of the leaf, perhaps an 1/8 of an inch or so on both sides. Then we slide a knife just inside the top green skin to remove that layer of skin. Next, we use a spoon to scoop the gel off the bottom green skin and plop the gooey piece into a smoothie we are making. It has no noticeable taste in our smoothies, but we know its goodness is in there. Just make sure your variety of aloe plant is the edible kind.

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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