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VANILLA AND SESAME SHAKE

At this time of year when it’s still cold for many of us you might want something thick and creamy to drink but that still tastes lighter than a heavy nut-milk if you’re trying to lighten your load. I adore vanilla, so having a shake revolve around it is definitely a good thing as far as I can see! This shake feels very nourishing to the soul. Its creaminess is soothing, its “warm” taste welcoming. Yes, this is a “pleased to see you” drink that you’ll want to welcome on a regular basis. Continue reading

HOT OFF THE PRESS! FREE TRAINING CALL

“How to Become a Raw Food Coach and Change Thousands of Lives for the Better in 2015” I know that there’s a LOT of people reading this who would LOVE to be a raw food coach – if only they knew what was involved or where to start! Also, I know there are a lot of people reading who are already raw food coaches or teachers, and great ones too, but who are maybe feeling a little stuck or jaded because business isn’t quite what they want it to be. Whatever your situation, if you are interested in becoming a world class raw food coach, then you need to be on this FREE call with me happening next Wednesday 14 … Continue reading

Your First Week Raw (Or Raw Again!)

Going raw, whether it’s for the first time or the “next” time, ideally needs some thought and preparation. As with anything in life, your likelihood of being successful at something is seriously improved when you take some time to get planned and prepared so you don’t just rush in blindly! The tips I’m about to share with are easy, fun and most importantly enjoyable! The Kick-Start begins with the all-important… The 3-Day Prep Zone Continue reading

12 Days of Raw Christmas Starts Sunday!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – TWELVE FREE GIFTS for you! BEGINS SUNDAY 14th December! If you would LOVE 12 days of receiving FREE gorgeous raw-related gifts from talented and knowledgeable raw food coaches, teachers and promoters from all around the world, each one trained and/or coached by me during the past 12 months…then click on the image on the left and sign–up. You’re in for a real Christmas treat!

The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 3: How to Grow Your Own

A tray of bright, fresh indoor greens look stunning on a kitchen counter top, is packed full of nutrition and is easy and fun to grow. Here is my quick guide to growing successful greens.

What do I need to grow indoor greens?

You can buy an automatic sprouter or a wheatgrass kit if you choose to, but you don’t need expensive equipment to grow your own greens. You can start with basic sprouting equipment (a container to sprout in and something to drain the water through), a seedling tray and some good quality soil or compost. Continue reading

SNACKING WITH SPROUTS

Traditionally sprouts have been used in salads, soups and wraps for many decades now. Nothing too complicated, you understand, just throw them in and eat! Many times over the years I have been asked for raw food recipes including sprouts, and my answer has always been the same: “Don’t fiddle with them, they are wonderfully perfect just as they are!”. And it’s true. There is no need to pfaff with sprouts. Every single little sprouting seed, bean, grain or pulse is buzzing with life-force, it seems such a shame to want to pulverize it, when you could simply be relishing the freshness and crunchiness of what they already are. Continue reading

The Raw Fooder’s Guide to Indoor Greens Part 2: Varieties of Greens

Growing indoor greens is a super-cheap, highly nutritious and fun way of bringing the freshest green plants into your diet. They are high in chlorophyll, which is evident from their lush green appearance, and, like sprouts, are among the most live foods you can eat. Here is my quick guide to the various types of greens you can grow.
Wheatgrass (includes spelt grass, kamut grass and barley grass)

Wheatgrass is now a relatively well-known health tonic sold in juice bars worldwide. It is simply grass which has been grown from wheat grains (or wheat berries as they are also known) and then juiced in a wheatgrass-friendly juicer.

There are many health benefits associated with wheatgrass, ranging from a general pick-me-up to part of treatment programmes for cancer and other “incurable” diseases in health institutes worldwide. It’s powerful stuff. Continue reading