So, you’ve been told you need to eat 1-2 pounds of green veggies a day to be healthy on a fruit-based raw vegan diet. And now you’re scratching your head wondering how the heck you’re going to eat that much salad… every day.
It’s true… you can’t just eat fruit, unless perhaps you’re growing your own extremely high quality, mineral rich produce, which most people aren’t.
But do you have the time, digestive capacity, and frankly the stomach for such massive salads every day?
But I found the perfect solution…
Blended salads or raw soups are a super easy, yummy way of getting maximum nutrition into your body.
You’ll find, like I did, that as soon as you incorporate blended salads or soups into your diet that your cravings for cooked food will vanish.
Because, let’s face it, cravings are usually an S.O.S from your body that you’re nutrient deficient.
Simply put, when you give your body what it’s really asking for, it will shut up and be happy. 🙂 🙂
Here’s a super simple recipe for a blended salad with ingredients that most people have on hand every day…
Super Simple Blended Salad (for one)
2 roma or other tomatoes
1 lebanese cucumber
1 celery stick
4 sundried tomatoes, soaked
½ -1 whole avocado
Green ends of 1 shallot (green onion)
½-1 whole lime, juiced
About 3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped. (or whatever other herb you have on hand – parsley, dill etc)
Some Alfalfa, chopped
Some Red bell pepper
chopped Big leaves of romaine lettuce for dipping into your soup
- Chop tomatoes, cucumber, celery, shallot and half the avocado for the recipe) and put it in the blender, in this order. (You want the juiciest non-sweet fruits at the bottom.) Blend.
- Add in soaked sundried tomatoes and ½ the lime juice. Blend. Then taste to see if you need more lime juice.
- Add in the cilantro and pulse blend just till mixed.
- Pour into a bowl.
- Garnish with chopped alfalfa, remaining avocado and bell pepper.
- Enjoy with big green leaves of cos (romaine) lettuce as ‘toast’ for dipping!
Play around to get just the right flavour for your soup. Add more or less of this and that, if you need, to get the right consistency.
A home-grown tomato will taste completely different to a store-bought one, and even between varieties you’ll get completely different flavours, so you always need to play around with raw recipes to get them right. That’s part of the fun of it!
Conclusion – Success on a raw food diet is ALL about discovering some staple recipes that you love, are super easy to prepare and can be on the table in five minutes flat. Who has time to stuff around with complex gourmet recipes? Not me.
I have stacks of simple tips for going raw the easy way, so if you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to ask.
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Do you have a favourite raw soup or blended salad recipe? Share your tips for a sublime soup in the comments section below…
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