Archive | June, 2011

Aunt Holly’s Berry Raw Ice Cream

06/28/2011

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This rich, raw ice cream recipe came from my dear Auntie Holly.  It’s easy to make and tastes grandioso! I’m always content to spend a warm summer afternoon at my Aunt and Uncle’s house (they’re raw ice cream addicts), because it often means I get to taste-test whatever new flavors they decide to try in this cool treat. My favorite is this basic berry recipe. It doesn’t take long to make, but it sure tastes heavenly! Use whatever frozen fruit suits your fancy. There are so many tasty options… peach, mango, pineapple, etc.  Any fruit chosen is really refreshing, and I enjoy it even more, knowing how GOOD all that raw milk is for my body!  I’ll just take a minute here […]

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Creamy Raw Nut Milk

06/26/2011

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Need a refreshing dairy substitute?  Here’s a sweet raw nut treat!   3 cups Purified Water 1 cup Raw Organic Almonds 1 TBS Raw Honey or Raw Agava Nectar 1/2 tsp pure Vanilla Extract Blend until creamy and frothy.  Refrigerate or enjoy immediately. Always shake before drinking as the the water and nuts will separate while it sits. Should keep well up to a week or so in the frig.   There are many benefits gained from eating raw almonds daily. They are a great natural fat burning food, so it may help in natural weight loss because it has good fiber content. Plus, more fiber content can help in good digestion as well as increasing energy level. Some people […]

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Veggie Bowls are a great raw food snack!

06/24/2011

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Veggie bowls are tasty and refreshing, with lots of room for creativity. My Mom and I love to eat these for a healthy snack or lunch cause they’re fast and filling. There’s also no limit to what you can use to “stuff” these with. Just add as many favorite veggies as you can get your mouth around… and enjoy!!! You’ll need: 5 large lettuce leaves (more or less according to your appetite) Raw goat or cow cheese (or raw avocado) 1 large organic Tomato organic cucumber organic bell pepper a few small raw mushrooms handful of Organic alfalfa sprouts organic Cold pressed Olive oil organic apple cider vinegar chives or parsley Garlic powder or Onion powder Salt & Pepper Add or take away […]

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Raw Honey: Miracle Food -part 2

06/23/2011

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Throughout the centuries, women of legendary beauty such as Cleopatra and Poppea (wife of Roman Emperor) used raw honey as part of their skin & hair treatments to maintain their youthful appearance. Raw honey may be a great anti-aging component because it can help keep your skin hydrated. When raw honey is exposed to air, it naturally attracts, absorbs and seals in moisture, providing a soothing effect on irritated or dry skin. Raw honey may be just the treat your skin is thirsty for. I love the way this recipe leaves my face feeling smooth and soft! “Cleopatra’s Secret” 1 tsp. organic olive oil 1 organic egg yoke 1 tbsp. raw organic honey Mix honey &  olive oil into a small bowl.  Separate the […]

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Raw Honey: Miracle Food -part 1

06/23/2011

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Raw honey is a “miraculous” and delicious treat!  It is the oldest sweetener known to mankind, and it tastes yummy just about any way you try it: drizzled over fresh strawberries, sweetening your favorite herbal tea, or just to eat by the spoonful!  It is considered by many to be an amazing food and medicine! Bee keeping and the production of raw honey is believed to date back to at least 700 BC. In the Bible we read of God leading His people into a promised land “flowing with milk and honey”. It is also reported that archaeologists have found jars of honey that were placed in ancient Egyptian tombs 2,000 years ago, and discovered that they still tasted delicious! Raw honey contains […]

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Eating Raw Food Is Good For The Soul

06/21/2011

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Several people in my family have been and are still eating a raw food diet.  My Grandmother recently shared with me that while she is experiencing the benefits of eating raw foods, she also finds that it satisfies a soul-yearning within her. What could a soul-yearning have to do with raw food? Most of us have a strong desire to see the “good guys” win. Rarely will you see a more vivid analogy of good guys winning  than when you are comparing raw foods with cooked foods, and their affect on your health. Research has consistently shown that raw (uncooked) foods have up to hundreds of times more of the “good guys” than foods that have been cooked. These “good guys” are the […]

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Raw Food Shopping List: Raw Beverages

06/17/2011

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I was amazed to find that there were so many wonderful raw beverages available. Of course I had no idea what some of them were, but that just made it all the more fun to buy or make them and see which ones I liked. Since some of these are probably unfamiliar to you, I put a small description with some of them. You can also discover how to make some of these health building raw drinks in other categories on this site.     – KEFIR – This is a cultured drink (contains good bacteria) that is made from milk or coconuts, etc. – COCONUT WATER – The liquid in the heart of a coconut (You can buy packaged […]

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Raw Food Smoothie Recipe

06/15/2011

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A Raw Food Smoothie is one of the best ways to start your day feeling prepared for anything! I discovered this quick and delicious recipe by accident a few weeks ago. Normally I make my fruit smoothies with raw goats milk, but on this particular morning, there was none to be found in my frig. So I decided to try water as a substitute. Even while I was mixing the ingredients, I was wondering if I would like this new dairy-free concoction. But from the first taste, I was in love!!! This raw food smoothie is so light and incredibly refreshing, yet filling too…… Here is what you need: * 5 med-lg. Frozen organic strawberries (or other frozen fruit) *1 Frozen organic […]

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Raw Food Shopping List: Vegetables

06/13/2011

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When I began trying to eat more raw food, I wondered what in the world I could eat. It was helpful for me to just see a list of all the raw vegetables laid out for me, many of which I rarely thought about. And some of them I had never tasted at all. That made shopping more interesting and even exciting to think there were new foods to try. I may have missed a few good veggies in trying to make this raw food shopping list. Feel free to leave me a comment telling me what I may have forgotten.   ARTICHOKES ASPARAGUS BEETS BROCCOLI BRUSSELS SPROUTS CABBAGE CARROTS CAULIFLOWER CORN CELERY CUCUMBER EGGPLANT GARLIC GREEN BEANS GREENS (kale, […]

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Raw Dog Food Recipe

06/11/2011

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Making your own raw dog food is a much easier task than some people may suppose when they are considering the transition to a raw diet for their pet. Many of the ingredients needed to provide a balanced diet are now readily available, where once the only option was plain raw meat or vegetables. There are a whole host of reasons to feed your dog a species appropriate diet (meaning primarily high amounts of raw protein like they would get in nature), including some veterinarians beginning to recommend it for various health problems. I won’t go into all of that here (other posts will have more detail). Suffice it to say my family has seen incredible improvements in both dogs […]

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Need Raw Food Protein?

06/10/2011

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I get excited whenever I find a new raw food recipe that tastes great and leaves me feeling full and satisfied. And since most of us who are trying to focus on eating more raw food are always conscious of getting enough protein, this raw food protein recipe has become a favorite of mine.         RAW  NORI  WRAPS 2 cups (rounded) chopped Sunflower Seeds 1 tsp. Sea Salt 2 tsp. Onion Powder 2 Tbs. Olive Oil 2 1/2 Tbs. Lemon Juice 2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 cup Lewis Lab Brewers Yeast 1 diced tomato, carrot, leafy greens, etc. (optional) 1 package Nori Wraps (raw and organic) In a bowl, mix chopped sunflower seeds and all dry ingredients […]

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Raw Food Shopping List: Raw Fruit

06/07/2011

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All organic raw fruit makes healthy snacks and many of these fruits (fresh or frozen) can be part of the staples for a raw diet. Most people enjoy raw fruit but many do not know how incredibly loaded with nutrients they are. Below is a basic list of common and not so common fruits that you may want to include in your raw shopping list. Take time to try some of the ones you have never tried before if they are available in your area. You may find you have discovered a new favorite! (Note that dried fruits are okay too if they are dehydrated or dried at temperatures below 110 degrees) APPLES APRICOTS BANANAS BLACKBERRIES BLUEBERRIES CANTELOUPE CHERIMOYE CHERRIES […]

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