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
What is your weakest link when it comes to starting or staying raw? Really think about it and then do some research to find answers for yourself. Can you stay raw through breakfast and lunch and then lose it when it comes to dinner? Get raw food books and find raw dinner recipes you like and be ready to make them tonight. Raw spaghetti, raw stir fry, raw veggie burgers and raw wraps are great ideas. Can you be raw all day, but crave certain snacks that make you want to “cheat”? Find some yummy sounding sweet or crunchy raw food snack recipes and make them up ahead of time to grab when the mood hits. Are you raw at home, but give in to goodies when you’re out? Buy or prepare raw bars that you can keep in your purse or bag, or keep
a grab-n-go lunch bag in the fridge that you can bring with you at even a moment’s notice. Also keep bottled water handy to always stay hydrated on the go.
Fun In The Kitchen
Pomegranate caught your eye? Want to try it? How do you pick a good one? It should feel hard like a softball, and have a consistent deep red color. How do you open it? It has a thin skin like an orange. Take a knife and score it all the way around just enough to get through the skin. Then again, as if you were going to cut it into quarters. Then peel off the skin, one quarter at a time. Then break it open over a bowl and separate the red seeds from the white pith. Discard the pith and skins, and you will be left with a bowl full of red pomegranate seeds. You can then put them on a salad, put them in smoothies, or pop them in your mouth and suck on them. There is a little seed inside each little fruit that is edible, but it’s a little hard and best to spit out or just
blend it all up in a smoothie. Store pomegranates in the fridge. Pomegranates are packed full of fabulous nutrition, so go ahead and enjoy them while they are in season now!
This Recipe Rawks
How about a beautiful bright orange soup for October? And not pumpkin based, as I’m sure you’ve had enough of those ideas flooding your email inbox! Let’s go a little cultural this time and head to Thailand for some Coconut Curry Soup. The spices in this one are exceptionally healing, too, as a nice bonus.
COCONUT CURRY SOUP
3 cups coconut water
¼ cup each Lemon Juice, Olive oil and Bragg’s
½ cup soaked and drained cashews
1 carrot or 1 cup carrot pulp from juicing
2-3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 inches of ginger, peeled
1 Tablespoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Blend all ingredients. No need to cook it, of course. Pour into two bowls and sprinkle a little
pepper or paprika on top to make it pretty and garnish with a few sprigs of cilantro. There’s dinner for you!
Didja know that some raw foods are best to buy organic, and some you can get away with getting conventional, if need be? If you could get everything organic that would be ideal, of course. But at least get the “Dirty Dozen” organic whenever possible. These are: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, potatoes and imported grapes. On the other hand, Melons, pineapples, mangos, avocados, grapefruits and other fruits and vegetables that you can peel tend to be safer or lower in pesticides.
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!