I've been reading a lot of books on raw food, amongst them Natalia Rose's " Raw Food Life Force Energy". In it, she discusses the "quick-exit" principle, suggesting that raw foods should only be consumed in certain combinations for optimum weight loss and energy. It makes approaching raw foods feel much more daunting, and I worry that I am eating things inappropriately.
So far today, for example, I've had a green juice, some raw strawberry pie (raw cashew and date crust, fresh strawberries, coconut butter and agave), guacamole and raw sea veggie crackers. Does that sound reasonable?
Do you think this "quick-exit" theory has any real significance? I could use a little guidance here.
Hey everyone, I'm fairly new. I've been a vegan for 4 years, and just recently discovered raw food (:
I've been about 75% raw for the last month, but I'm struggling with going higher raw because of how expensive it is (I'm not even buying nuts and seeds, because it would wipe out my budget) I have a few ideas about how to save, but if anyone has any other ideas, or can ellaborate on mine, that would be fantastic. (:
There is a co-op close by that I may look into, and I think I will start going to the farmers market every friday. I thought about growing produce but besides the crazy dry heat here in AZ making most fruits and veggies difficult to grow, my nephew and pets destroy just about everything that sprouts, so I may try again when I move (so any suggestions about gardening in AZ would be great too). Thats all I got so far. How much do you all save every month buying raw produce by being "creative"?
I have a question about hemp seeds- I'm going high raw next week ( the only cooked foods I'm going to have are hummus, pulses, potatoes, legumes and aubergines and whatever other veg is inedible without cooking- I steam my vegetables). I use extra virgin olive oil as a salad dressing and love it. I tried hemp oil but didn't like it at all, but I know hemp is important for the Omegas. Are the seeds full of the omegas and are they tasty in a salad? I plan to make a salad of grated carrot with mixed nuts/seeds and make a dressing of olive oil, lemon and paprika (which I love)and add some dried organic raisins (I can get them cheap in a discount store here)- I love that sweet and sour taste. the dressing I have been using for years in a green pepper salad (green peppers, spring onions and raisins). I thought I could put a handful of the hemp seeds in the salad. It would then be served on green leaves- spinach, watercress and rocket are faves of mine.
I'm going to see if I can find a nut butter to put inside hollowed out peppers also. I'm looking forward to going high raw- I have always loved salad and nuts.