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Karen’s Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

As some of you know, I’m a bit of a gym bunny these days. This translates to 4-6 trips to the gym weekly for 1-2 hours at a time. Many people think that working out hard means that you have to eat a few chickens a day just to stay alive (!), however, for me it simply means ensuring that I’m consuming my favourite raw vegan protein powder and listening to what my body is asking me for. Continue reading

Notes from the Successfully Raw Secrets Call #2: Delicious Raw Food

Every week I’ll be sharing with you an article or hints and tips that I know will make all the difference to your raw food journey. This week I’m sharing some of my most powerful notes from Call 2 in the Successfully Raw Secrets series… Enjoy! It’s vital to love your raw food diet more than any other way of eating so that it is always seen as more pleasurable, enjoyable and delicious and therefore becomes viewed as the superior and most automatic choice. It is hard to taste truly “delicious” when your taste buds are accustomed to junk foods and drinks. You know you are heading in the right direction when you can actually feel your body fully receiving … Continue reading

One-Time-Only Trainings with Me & Russell James (Don’t Miss This!)

History was made one week ago. Russell James and I announced our first ever train-the-trainer collaboration: The Raw Food Teacher Ultimate Success Academy Doors are now open, students are signing up from all around the world (the buzz has been incredible!), and this is a ONE TIME ONLY opportunity to work with us in this way to become a world-class Raw Food Teacher. (The training is virtual, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home – yay!) There are also two levels. In Level 1 you train with us for 6 months (the Ultimate Raw Food Teacher Training). In Level 2 (Raw Food Rockstar) you receive Level 1 AND an additional 6 months working with me at … Continue reading

My Biggest Announcement of the Year So Far…

Recently I posted the final ever issue of Go Raw! If you missed that announcement and would like to see it, you can read it here. Now, while that was a really big announcement, I also shared that there was something else REALLY big right around the corner, and here it is… Long story short, the super-famous raw chef himself – Russell James – and I, have got together to create something really special. And the big announcement is happening LIVE this coming Friday at the end of a value packed FREE training call that we’re running entitled: “How to Get Started as a Raw Food Teacher and Turn Your Raw Food Knowledge into a Super Successful Part or Full-Time … Continue reading

Would you like to earn extra income helping us to help others?

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! For my part, I’m in the middle of house hunting so I’ve been out and about this weekend, however… I’m also in the process of making some massive changes here at Karen Knowler International, and because we have some really big things about to happen literally in the next few days, I couldn’t wait a day longer to post this! It’s been a long time (years in fact!) since I let my readers know about a fabulous win-win-win opportunity for those who are interested in spreading the word about what we offer. Quite simply, if you love any of the things we do here at Karen Knowler International (this includes anything coming from … Continue reading


Mmmm, papayas! Pick an unripe one and they’re as bland as cardboard; pick a big, fat, juicy ripe one and then you can understand what all the fuss is about!

And although papayas make a delicious breakfast or snack, they can also make a truly delicious dessert (if the food combining police don’t catch you first!). Here follows one of my most simple but delightful recipes that is just about as “no brainer” as you can get! Enjoy! Continue reading

The BIG ANNOUNCEMENT I Made Yesterday to My eZine Readers

Hi dear reader, In case you didn’t receive my weekly eZine yesterday or are not subscribed, here is the big news exactly as I shared it with my readers yesterday… {Big deep breath} As those of you who have been with me since the very first issue will know, this eZine has been published weekly since late 2006 when it just was sent to just over 200 people worldwide, and was published in my own highly imperfect home-made format, when raw food eZines were as rare as palm trees growing in England! Today I am so honoured that 8.5 years later, well over 30,000 people receive this publication each and every week – a number that still blows my mind, … Continue reading

Raw Food and Weight Loss

Many people are attracted to raw foods as a tool for weight loss; in fact that was one of my own most compelling personal motivations back in 1993. After all, to eat a diet that was mostly fresh fruits and vegetables can only mean a lean, mean fighting machine surely? Well, yes and no. This week’s article is an insight into how raw foods can help you lose weight, but also how you, no matter what you eat (yes, even raw), can also keep weight on.

My own raw food/weight loss story is probably the best way I can illustrate what’s possible (and isn’t) with raw foods. I’m sure if you are struggling with weight loss, or have struggled in the past something about my story will help or resonate with you and hopefully give you more insights into your own weight loss journey.

As mentioned, in 1993 I found out about raw foods and seeing as I still had some weight to lose, the promise of creating or “unveiling” my perfect body was of course way too alluring not to give it a shot. Continue reading

Getting Creative in the Kitchen

There are so many raw food recipe books and websites around these days, there’s certainly no shortage of inspiration for those relatively new to raw foods. This is exciting and inspiring of course, but it can also be daunting to say the least. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Here are some guidelines that will help you get creative in the kitchen and get the most out of your foods as you become more confident with your new eating habits.
Explore the five main raw food preparation methods in detail. Learn all you can about juicing, blending, milling, dehydrating and sprouting because these are the methods that you will be mastering in future that will revolutionise the way you eat, and consequently your health, for a very long time to come!

Add to your to-do list the exploration of and experimentation with marinating and fermenting too. The benefits of fermenting are far too wide and varied to go into here, and it’s surprisingly easy and fun to produce delicious sauerkraut, kimchee, kefir, kombucha and other fermented foods that could become staples in your diet in the future. Spend some time looking into what’s possible in this area. Continue reading