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Raw Food: Make it or Take it

I think I’ve decided my absolute favorite thing about eating a high raw diet. Yes the health benefits, clear skin, and weight loss are all wonderful but what I enjoy is the fact that almost every single raw product I see in the store, I could easily make at home. And that is not because I’m some brilliant raw food chef, I’m not. But I could easily make the raw ice cream I just bought (Organic Nectars Cherry Chocoalte Raw Agave Gelato) in a blender, and will be soon. I also won’t be buying Larabars anymore, because I can make them all myself. Cashew Cookie Larabars are literally just dates and cashews, I’ll be trying that this week. Check out Rawfoodpunk.com soon for easy raw desserts and snacks!

It is just so exciting to buy and consume something that you can fully understand how its made. I really don’t think any of us should consume anything that would be a complete and utter mystery if we faced the ingredient list in our own kitchen.

On today’s menu:

2 oranges
2 bananas with tahini, agave, and cinnamon
Juice with cucumber, kale, spinach, pineapple, and apple
Big salad with apricot dressing (recipe on Rawfoodpunk.com soon!)
Raw Gelato mentioned above.

Yummers.

Keep it real punks!

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Dear Fruit, I’ve missed you! Love, The Raw Food PunK

Seriously. I have been seriously, seriously lacking on my fruit consumption. (Fruit makes me very serious.) I’ve been eating one apple, pear, or a bunch of grapes before work and then….thats it!! Oh no! Seriously, my morning long fruit consumption has been cut down far too much. I have been trying to get back to where I was because it makes me feel so damn good. Sometimes at work, I jump out from behind the counter to down an apple in two minutes.

I just gave in and bought some bananas. Not local, but feeling necessary. Im going to start eating at least 2-3 servings of fruit in the morning and push my lunch back later.

I do think Im lacking in some of that energy that I had when I was eating fruit all morning. Well, at least I haven’t started eating muffins instead of apples!

Get your fruit on punks!

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It’s all Salt and Oil

Mornin’ punks. I have a slight problem. My eating habits have been pretty great. Fruit in the morning, lunch of salad and cooked veggies, dinner of a salad or cabbage, or avocado sandwich or even just some tahini with chocolate powder and agave. BUT Ive been feeling a little less light than I would expect and haven’t lost any weight.
I started thinking about it yesterday while I was eating lunch and I realized that the daily salad bar lunch that I adore so much at work is playing tricks on me. This is a prime example of only letting the food shine so much before its masked with too much salt and oil. I wonder what was wrong with roasted flat beans to begin with that we had to add so much oil and salt. Are us Americans incapable of enjoying food without those flavors adulterating the natural goodness of our vegetables?

So I’m making a major effort to act with some discretion at the prepared foods/salad bar and advise you all to do the same out there. Pay attention to how the food looks and tastes, you’ll know if its laden with salt and oil or not. Stick to raw as much as possible, the less cooked it is, the less they’ve probably added to it. I’ve been sticking with greens, squash, and cauliflower and I already feel better. I think making your plate at least 75% raw greens with a touch of dressing makes a huge difference in keeping your body feeling clean and light.

To all you chefs out there: chill out on the salt and oil you don’t need to use illusions to get people to eat their veggies, thank you.

Until next time, eat happy punks!

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