But, what do you eat?
As a raw vegan I get this question a lot. The whole concept of eating only raw, unprocessed foods, never cooking it, is so bizarre to most people that it’s unthinkable. I get it. I used to be one of those people! When I first heard about raw foodism, I thought it was so weird I simply had to find out more!
Today, when I share with those who ask, that I live on raw organic (or wild) leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sea weeds, superfoods and herbs, and no animal products, the follow-up question is usually ‘You can live on that?’ My answer is ‘Yes, really well!’ I make all my favorite meals, like lasagna, kale chips, olive bread and mango pai, from these ingredients!
After becoming a raw vegan, I have never been tired or bored with food, which used to be huge problem when on the standard cooked diet. I have also corrected nutritional imbalances and healed my body from dis-ease. Feeling inspired and happy about all parts of life is the norm for me now, rather than the exception like before.
Like most people who venture into the ‘world of raw food’, I find that eating raw is far from just a diet – it is a lifestyle! How I show up in the world, how I think and the choices I make are profoundly affected by the food I eat. When eating predominantly raw, vegan foods and in a balanced way, your health gets a massive boost since the foods contain vital Life Force Energy.
Life Force Energy is like the Breath of Life
Life Force Energy is pure vitality and what keeps your body alive: When you have lots of Life Force Energy, you are healthy and happy on all levels!
Do you resonate with that the quality of your food is determined by its origin? Foods are high quality when filled with Life Force Energy, which mean that they are ‘living’ and have all nutrients intact. That is not possible when the foods are cooked on high temperatures.
High quality foods are never found in cans or in a fast food restaurant. Nor are they found in slaughter houses.
The way an animal is treated while it lives and how its life ends, will always be programmed into its flesh. The Native Americans knew this, but unfortunately it has escaped the current consciousness of the western world. Somehow quality got exchanged for quantity. Hence, the meat from animals available today is completely devoid of Life Force Energy due to lack of respect for the sacrifice made. This is why meat is associated with dis-ease and makes the human body sluggish.
If you want foods that provide you with true vitality, it may be a good idea to increase your intake of raw, vegan foods. This really isn’t hard at all, once you do the research.
Raw food may be a novelty to some, but it is never boring.
The concern that a raw food lifestyle means a life of eating salads only is completely unfounded. Besides the fact that I always find it tasty, eating raw saves me time, makes me feel and look great, assists my body in clearing out toxins, balances my hormones and digestive system, fills me with joy and connects me to my higher self. Not bad for food!
I love to share information on healthy and fun nutrition, and whenever people see me eat a packed lunch, a common question is:
‘Oh, that looks delicious! What is it?’
As I explain and share my meals, I have learned to always bring extra food for my packed lunch because they always come back for more!
RAW FOOD RECIPE:
Here’s a fun, dehydrated (meaning gently dried) recipe that everybody loves: I call it Intuitive Kale Chips, because it contains a superfood called Purple Corn that stimulates your intuition. These Kale Chips are tasty, filling and very nutritious! Perfect for a packed lunch at any age!
Intuitive Kale Chips
High-speed blender & *dehydrator
*A dehydrator is a small oven that blows warm air over the food at a low temperature. A low temperature prevents loss of nutrients in the food. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can place the kale chips in your oven at the lowest temperature setting and with the oven door open.
600-800 g. Curly Kale
For the sauce:
- 1-1 ½ cups Macadamia Nuts (soaked for 4 hours)
- 70-100 g. Pine Nuts
- 2 Sticks of Celery
- 4 Sundried Tomatoes, 8 halves (soaked 1 hour)
- ¾ cup Shelled Hempseeds
- 1 Tomato
- 2 Red Bell Peppers
- 1 tsp Kelp powder
- 2 tsp Purple Corn
- 1-2 cups of water to reach the desired consistency
- Season with Himalayan Salt or Trocomare (A. Vogel)
Blend all ingredients (except kale) in a high-speed blender. Set aside in a bowl.
Wash and cut the kale in bite-sized pieces, removing the stalk. Put the kale in the bowl with the sauce and mix well. You want both sides of the kale to be covered with the sauce.
Place the sauce-covered kale on unlined dehydrator trays, and dehydrate at 115 degrees F. for 8-12 hours or until desired consistency.
Please note! If there are any ingredients you do not have or fancy, simply omit them or replace them with something you have instead. Raw means easy!
Enjoy with someone you love!
Have a beautiful and abundant day!
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