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10 Easy Ways to Make Green Foods Part of Your Everyday Diet – and Love Them!

It’s rare that you come across someone who LOVES eating green foods, however that doesn’t have to be your reality. Not only can green foods be delicious they can make us feel fantastic, helping to cleanse and rebuild even the most jaded of bodies and spirits.

When I first got into raw foods I was one of those raw fooders who relied heavily on fresh juicy fruits, dried fruits and nuts, and most days I’d eat a salad, but it wasn’t what I’d now call a “decent” salad. And that’s because I’ve since learned that it’s nowhere near enough to have some green on your plate and think that’s sufficient, because it’s not! We need dark greens, ideally wild greens, and plenty of them. A plate of iceberg lettuce simply won’t make the grade.

So in this article I’m sharing with you 10 different ideas to get greens into your daily diet and love them, because not only is it possible, it’s vital! Continue reading

Are You Living Your Highest Vision?

Without a doubt one “absolute must have” in your raw food survival kit is a very clear sense of “your highest vision”. What does that mean exactly? It means that if your desire is to go raw and stay raw (most, if not all of the time), then you will be on what is likely to be a pretty intensive journey of growth. You will be constantly evolving and changing, so you will most definitely need new territories, goals and dreams to move towards.

I have noticed something about myself and others on the raw food journey. When life is going well, we are in the flow and we are going after what we want, going or staying raw is EASY. It is joyful, it is not even an issue. Anything else just seems almost daft, to be honest! But as soon as we turn our backs on our true selves, our sincere desires and anything else that would be great for us (if we would but give ourselves permission), then we automatically turn to bread, cheese, chocolate, wine… you name it. Basically anything to match our “dumb myself down” mindset.

Does this sound familiar?! Continue reading

10 Ways to Create a Ravishingly Radiant Fresh Start! Part 3

Welcome to the third and final part of this 3-part series.

So far we have looked at: Clear Your Mind, Indulge Your Vision, Freshen up Your Diet, Clear Your Desk, Streamline Your Diary, Re-Organise Your Office and Empty Your Car. Hopefully by now you will have done at LEAST 3 of those things if you’re serious about cleaning up your act this year!

This week, the final three: Spring Clean Your Home, Review Your Finances and Refresh Your Relationships. Ready to go? Let’s do it! Continue reading

RAW CARROT CAKE

SERVES: 10 The healthiest raw cake around? Possibly so! This is not only super-healthy but it’s also super-delicious. It’s also one of the best uses you’ll ever have for that carrot pulp left over from juicing! EQUIPMENT Food Processor INGREDIENTS ½ cup soaked raisins ½ cup dried apricots (pre-soaked) 2 cups pecans/walnuts (you could have one or other or both) 1½ cups coconut (whatever type you have to hand, except young fresh coconut) 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon 5-spice 6 cups carrot pulp (leftover from juicing) 1½ cups dates DIRECTIONS This is a classic “put it all in the food processor and it comes out good” kind of recipe, but you’ll want to do it in stages as there’s a … Continue reading

10 Ways to Create a Ravishingly Radiant Fresh Start! Part 2

Last week in Part 1 of this 3-parter we looked at: Clear Your Mind, Indulge Your Vision and Freshen up Your Diet. (If you missed part 1 and want to read it, you can find it on my blog here). This week we have steps 4, 5, 6 and 7 of our magical 10 – any or all of which are going to help you break through some environmental “stuff” that will make room for much bigger and brighter things to come into your life. And yes, that might mean that your diet cleans up alongside the changes too! Just watch how closely connected all of this stuff is when you put it into practise in your own life… It never fails to amaze me! Continue reading

TASTY ALMOND HUMMUS

Traditionally hummus is made with chickpeas (garbanzos). In raw food cuisine it’s made with sprouted chickpeas – or at least it is by those who like it! For those that don’t (and I sometimes do, sometimes don’t…) then here’s a great alternative.

By swapping the chickpeas for almonds and adding in a few fresh herbs, here’s a recipe that you’ll find delicious, that will fill you up, will be good in a salad, wrap, spread on crackers and will keep in the fridge for about 5 days if covered. Continue reading

10 Ways to Create a Ravishingly Radiant Fresh Start! Part 1

You may know by now what a fan I am of upgrading your life as you upgrade your diet – to me the two absolutely go hand in hand.
So if you’re ready for a better experience of life and living in many different dimensions, then grab a pen and paper and prepare to complete the first three assignments on your list of what will become 10 ways to create a ravishingly radiant fresh start! Continue reading