WHat I mean is...it seems there are so many different vitamins and minerals out there that humans need...it's near impossible to keep track of what you are/aren't getting or if you are/aren't getting enough of it...HELP.
Hi. I'm very interested in the raw vegan diet and have heard all about what I'm supposed to eat BUT I have no idea how to put it all together into a daily diet. How much of what should I have? What should I eat for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Should I space it out and forget the "three meals a day" traditions?
Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I got really sick recently with severe liver failure (am still sick, seeing a specialist soon) and even though I eat mostly healthy (I hate sweet, sugar is gross to me but I love quinoa, sprouts, lentils, etc) I decided it was time to at least go partially raw to give my liver a little bit of a break with it's chores. I made a broccoli and cauliflower soup today that was just lovely. I am also currently dehydrating eggplant bacon and am contemplating what I can shove in the leftover two dehydrator shelves.
I'm a little sad because I own 16 chickens and 2 ducks - mostly for egg purposes. Other than raw egg in my smoothies for a protein hit, which I already do, I'm not entirely sure what to do with 6-8 eggs a day when I go raw.
It probably won't be a permanant thing, but I'd like the experiences and knowledge of the raw diet so that I can consider it in my usual day-to-day meal preparation. So for now, I'm trying to eat as much raw as I can. I already eat plain fruit and veg and keep frozen bananas for ice cream. I haven't made any other raw desserts but I just bought cacao powder and nibs to make a cake tonight. I hope since I don't really like sugar - this will be able to hit the sweet spot without making me feel sick and gross!
Submitted by take_on_me on July 18, 2010 - 12:19pm
I'm absolutely brand new to this whole raw food movement, but I would love to give it a try and (attempt) to vastly improve my dietary and lifestyle habits.
I picked up a nice looking cook book and frankly after reading the first 30 pages it seemed daunting - lots of ingredients I had heard of but never used, etc.
The one thing common to most recipes was the use of a vita-mix and/or a dehydrator (they recommended excalibur in the book).
As a 24 year old, I just frankly can't justify spending 600 bucks combined on those two toys. So basically my question is, is there a cheaper alternative that will get the job done modestly well and not cost an arm and a leg?