Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lets talk about diet
I keep talking with you about the importance of balance and consistently. I want to talk with you about raw food.

·         Not everything is made to eat raw, if you eat too much raw veggies from the Brassica oleracea family (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts) you can get thyroid problems…

·         Raw dessert doesn’t mean it healthy or not going to make you fat… It’s a dessert and is sugar and it usually means it has way too much fat (something you don’t hear me say often but they use tons of nuts - especially for cashew).

·         If you do not persist with eating raw it’s not going to work…. You can’t eat it when you want and eat vegan when you want and hope to lose weight. Vegan and raw don’t mix well; raw is clean while vegan is processed carbs and sodium. If you choose to go raw you have to go completely raw! No more coffee, sugar, alcohol, rice, tofu etc.. There’s no cheating meal here….its 100% or nothing.

·         There is such a thing as too much of a good thing: spinach and nuts are a base for a lot of raw foods but if you overdo them and your waist size will be the last thing you worry about

·         You can’t lift on a raw diet… Without lifting you’re going to be fat. You might look good in cloths but you’re going to look bad naked. True story!

·         I love raw food dish for their taste but I’m not lying to myself that they’re going to keep me skinny so I’m going to share some raw food recipes with you.

Its recipes time!!!! Whoo whoo

Raw peppers dips:

3 red peppers

1 cup raw walnuts (soaked for 15 min)

1 med garlic clove

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp lemon juice

0.5 tsp stevia

0.5 tsp cayenne peppers

0.5 tsp cumin

·         Combine everything in a blend and blend until smooth.

Raw cream cheese:

1.25 cups pine nuts

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 small garlic clove

1 tbsp minced onion

2 tbsp water

·         Blend everything until smooth. Place in freezer for 2 hours.

Raw pesto:

2 cups basil

2 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1 tbsp nutritional yeast

2/3 cup pine nuts

·         Blend everything in a blender.

Raw tacos:

2 cups walnuts

1 tbsp cumin

0.5 tbsp coriander seed

1 tsp chilli powder

Pinch of cayenne peppers

Collard greens


·         Put the walnuts in a food processor until chunky.

·         Mix it the ground walnuts, cumin. Coriander, chilli and cayenne in a bowl.

·         Place a collard green and fill about 0.25 of it with the mix in the middle

·         Top with salsa and roll it like taco.

Raw Salsa:

5 large tomatoes

1 bunch cilantro

1 onion

Lime juice

2 jalapeno

·         Cut and mix

That it for this time…


Research and writing by Dana Gat ©2014

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