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.
If you’ve ever lived with compromised digestion, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, acid reflux, colitis or chrohn’s disease then you probably know more about gut health than most other people on the planet.
And you know that digestive health depends on good gut bacteria. Without the good bugs, or with too many of the unhealthy kind, the food we eat hasn’t a hope of being properly digested, leaving us scarily nutrient deficient and undernourished.
One of the hardest things about going raw, for so many people it seems, is dealing with those cravings for comfort foods at the end of the day…
Most people feel completely satisfied eating simple fruits, smoothies, or mostly mono-meals, for breakfast and lunch, but when it comes to dinner they want something substantial.
Something with that salty, fatty, nourishing flavour that only a cooked meal can supply.
And until I found the perfect raw substitute I was destined to keep slipping back to cooked foods time and time again. Continue reading
Natural toothpaste? Bah! Why does it matter what you put on your teeth? It’s not like you’re ingesting it or anything…
Or are you…?
Thing is…your gums are basically skin, protecting you from certain things but also absorbing many things into your body, including the toxic barrage of poisons you put in your mouth every day when you brush.
Known carcinogens like fluoride, sodium laurel sulphate, artificial sweeteners, to name just a few, are just some of the things you put into your body twice or more times a day, 365 days a year, when you use commercial toothpaste.
Now that the weather’s turning cooler in Australia, I was starting to dream about wintery kinda cereals…
This raw muesli is so darn delicious you are going to want to make a few bowls of it – like I did this morning!
There’s nothing quite like the sweet, crunchy pairing of apple and celery with creamy banana. Top it off with warming spices, coconut and some dried figs and date and you have an indulgent treat.
If you’re craving granola then this will totally satisfy that hankering…
Sweet Dip & Crunchy Greens
This is a truly delicious, super easy lunchtime or dinner snack. And a definite winner with kids (young and old!). It’s only 4 ingredients, all compatible in a food combining sense to make for easy digestion.
Put it in a lunchbox container and take it to work with you for lunch on the run!