Some people believe that uncooked food provides more enzymes and is better
for your health than the typical mainstream diet that includes lots of
cooked and processed foods, usually with lots of chemicals added to them.
People follow a raw-food lifestyle to different levels. Some "raw foodists"
may eat raw meat but most raw food diets are vegetarian. Some people include
milk and eggs as raw food, but the purists eat no animal products at all
Raw food can be as easy as eating whole or chopped fruit and lots of
fresh salads, or as complicated as gourmet food with lots of time spent
on preparation. People eating a raw vegan diet will often get protein
from nuts and sprouted grains and legumes.
Many modern "Raw Foodist" believe in only eating 75% raw, as
they find it too difficult to eat 100% raw.
Ann Wigmore, probably on of the first creators of the raw food diet,
advocates 100% raw. She had a 3 step transition diet to become raw - people
that eat 75% raw would probably be on her third phase which is the elimination
of all cooked foods from the diet. Anne Wigmore started the Hippocrates
Health Institute and is famous for wheatgrass.
- Raw porridge with cinnamon, raisins, grated
apple and honey
- chopped kiwifruit, strawberries, paw paw, rockmelon, sprinkled with
shredded coconut & cinnamon
- rockmelon, pawpaw and banana sprinkled with passionfruit
- Salad of lettuce, afalfa sprouts, carrot
straws, baby spinach, cucumber, macadamia nuts and avocado with lemon
juice, coriander and cold pressed flaxseed oil
- Vege Platter - broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, cucumber, snow peas,
chick pea sprouts and celery served with
small bowls of salsa, guacamale and vegan pesto
- raw spaghetti with pesto
- raw soup and raw crackers
- raw patties with salad and salsa
- Raw oats
- juice and/or water
- soak oats overnight in juice or water
- Porridge can be eaten as is in the morning or
- add a variety of other fruits, nuts & spices before eating
- carrot or sweet potato
- Use a Spiral Slicer (Saladacco) to turn the zucchini and carrots into
angel hair pasta
- If you don't have one of these kitchen utensils Shredded zuccini can
work also, but the authentic “pasta effect” is not as notable.
Now you can add a pasta sauce of your choice to the pasta such as this
- Pine nuts
- cold pressed organic olive oil
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and process for 30seconds
to a minute until you have the consistancy you desire.
- pour into a dish to serve with a platter or on top of your favourite
Raw Food Links
Just a few of the many great raw food sites on the web...
of Raw Goddess Heathy This lady will have you wanting to only eat
raw food. She lives in a small town and gives raw food classes, hosts
raw food parties and makes the most amazing raw food including amazing
cakes. Check out her blog and photos for raw inspiration.
supply all those raw specialty ingredients in Australia. If you haven't
got time to make raw crackers yet their shop supplies them as well as
many other raw specialty foods and superfoods. This also has a Forum
with lots of useful tips from people following the raw lifestyle and
a Free Ebook.
Raw Food Coach - Karen Knowler is a raw food coach and she has many
useful links, including some free resources you can download such as
recipes, e-courses, tips and her own journal she kept when going through
her raw transformation. She has many videos on youtube including one
raw flax crackers
- Alissa Cohen is a big name
in Raw food overseas. Her site includes a community newsgroup type site
that people can send email in to each other. There are also raw food
tranformations showing people before following a raw food diet and after.
- Raw Food Media
- Raw Food UK Living Raw
- Raw Food Society
- Simply Raw CA
- Raw Model Blog
Raw food videos on Youtube
There are heaps of videos on Youtube by various people about raw food,
here are just a few: