I started to become raw vegan when I changed from cow milk to Almond-, Macadamia- and Brasilnutmilk. Flavoured with Cinnamon and Vanilla it beats every cow’s milk!
It’s also much better for you = Watch this video
After that my flatmate showed me this raw vegan cookbook: “Raw Food/Real World - 100 Recipes to get the glow”
It explains in a nice story why raw vegan is the future of health, our environment and that you don’t have to be a ‘hippy’ to do it.
But what convinced me the most in my beginning, were those tasty recipes. they made it easy to stick with this lifestyle.
Because it wasn’t the case, that my taste buds changed overnight and I suddenly didn’t like Steak, Sushi, Pasta, Pizza or a green thai curry anymore.
But I tried these raw vegan recipes and I enjoyed them even more AND I felt great after,
Pad Thai (click for recipe)
Raw Lasagne (click for recipe)
Pizza crust made from dehydrated Walnut+Zucchini creme
chai smoothie (click for recipe)
great maindish: Caponata (click for recipe)
A Nutloaf for a dinner party (click for recipe)
My daily portion of BBQ-Kale-Chips (click for recipe)
Macadamia-Lime Salad dressing (click for recipe)
Carrot Cake (click for recipe)
or for Dessert a creme made out of raw cacao, avocado and 10 mejadool dates? Better than every Mousse au Chocolate!
…that are just some examples how tasty raw cuisine can be.
Earlier or later you will need two tools though! These can be expansive in the beginning but will pay off with time: Vitamix + Excalibur Dehydrator.
You are saving yourself a lot of doctor visits, colds, heart disease, some cancers and you will be living every day with more energy, better skin, hair and an incredible digestion.
Because the food is still “living”, the enzymes are not dead-cooked, steamed, fried or grilled. Enzymes die over 45°.
But all that is well explained in these books:
the 80/10/10 diet
Green for Life
Raw Food/Real World - 100 Recipes to get the glow
Raw food for everyone
Living Raw Food
Especially Green for Life explains all the reasons why I just eat that and nothing else… true, shocking and motivating facts!
I highly recommend to watch the movie ‘Forks over Knives’. (trailer)
My favourite raw food information: Durian Rider
My favourite pages to order dates, dried fruits, nuts, Vitamix, cacao, dehydrator, goji berries, hemp seeds, coco, bee pollen:
Anyways you have to know, that when you start this lifestyle it will affect your body and mood in the first weeks. It doesn’t have to be, but for me this was the case. Your body is detoxifying, which might affect your mood. Some people get skin irritations, while mine got better immediately.
In the first two weeks my energy level was very low, but than it increased to 5x more energy than I had ever before.
My digestion went dramatically positiv. I now have the digestion of my childhood back.
I also got rid of any excess fat so lost 8 Kg.
Now I am feeling everyday much more focused and energized.
No more heavy feelings after lunch&dinner.
Aaaaah and where do you get your protein from on this diet??? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITIIkDJiq5o
If you start like this you might want to change one day to the 80/10/10 diet, which I and about 10.000 others on 30bananasaday.com can highly recommend. For me this is the highest form of nutrition the best way to fuel your body. People feel lazy and sluggish because they eat to much fat. That’s one reason why 80% carbohydrates, 10%proteins and 10% fat is better for you. You’ll feel great!
For me it all makes sense now and it changed my life in a very positive way. raw vegan is the future, so extreme this sounds.
“With the Western diet, there are going to be half a million people in this country this year who will have to have the front half of their body divided, their heart exposed. Some people would call that extreme.” - Dr. Esselstyn in Forks over Knives