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Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

By: Alison Reeves As many of you know, last year I ate almost completely raw for a full month, and then 2 raw meals a day for the next 2 months after that. All in all, for about 18 months, I ate two or more raw meals a day on weekdays. I was vegan for a bit, and the rest of the time I was pescetarian (I ate no animal products except occasional fish). Why And How I Became Involved in…

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Raw Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

I’ve had a few requests for this on Facebook, so I thought I’d post it here for a permanent link. For the record, I am not a proponent of low carb diets. That is a discussion for another post. (But look at all the LONG TERM thought leaders for the low carb diets: what do they look like? Look at the LONG TERM high carb vegans: what do they look like? I’m just sayin’.) Having said that, this meal is…

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Conclusion of Raw Food Challenge

Conclusion of Raw Food Challenge

Day 23 Breakfast: 7 bananas, 6 strawberries smoothie Lunch: 8 bananas, 6 strawberries Snack: 10 dates Dinner: 3 zucchini squash (noodles/sauce, 1 package sun dried tomatoes, 3 carrots, 1/2 head of romaine, 10 pine nuts Total Calories: 2,200 Ratio: 88:6:6 Sleep: 7 hours Exercise: 20 minute walk. 100 squats Day 24 Breakfast: 35 honey dates (700 calories) Lunch: Coconut curry with tofu and rice. 1 vegan spring roll. (from a restaurant, guessed calories) Dinner: Salad with tahini and lemon dressing…

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What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet and How I Feel. Day 20ish

What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet and How I Feel. Day 20ish

What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet Day 10 Breakfast/lunch: 96oz orange juice. 1300 calories Lunch/Pre-dinner: 12oz dates. 960 calories Dinner: Restaurant salad- spring mix, artichoke, apple, avocado, pecans, and ? I also ate a couple bites of Chris’s cooked appetizer and included this as one of my two cooked meals for this week Total calories: 2,535 Ratio: (carbs:fat:protein): 88:6:6 Sleep: 6 hours Exercise: 100 squats Day 11 Breakfast: 60 oz juice. 837 calories Lunch: salad bar…

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Raw Chocolate Cheesecake! Recipe and Benefits of Dates and Cacao

Raw Chocolate Cheesecake! Recipe and Benefits of Dates and Cacao

By: Melanie Masterson Many raw desserts use dates and cacao. Two foods that many people don’t know much about. But, both are considered superfoods and packed full of nutrition. Plus, they are versatile and can be made into scrumptious raw desserts. This blog has a recipe for raw chocolate “cheese” cake which is one of the best uses for dates and cacao. Dates! Dates are packed with nutrition and are great for binding and sweetening desserts. The recipe in this…

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Day 5-9 of Alison’s Raw Food Challenge

Day 5-9 of Alison’s Raw Food Challenge

Day 5 Breakfast- 16 oz orange juice – 220 calories Lunch (after a super fast 45 mile bike ride)- 70 oz orange juice, 10 dates- 1700 calories Dinner- guacamole and random veggies at a mexican restaurant. Followed by home made zuccini pasta (2 zicchini, pine nuts), and a big salad (1/2 romain head, 1 carrot, raddichio, 1 apple, pumpkin seeds, lemon). About 680 calories Ratio: (carb, fat, protein) 72/21/6 Water: 45oz Calories: 2635 Sleep: 6 hours Exercise: fast 45 mile…

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Alison’s Day 4 Raw Food Challenge Update

Alison’s Day 4 Raw Food Challenge Update

So, I have survived three full days I eating raw within the guidelines I set for myself. I am diverting from 80/10/10 in a couple ways: I toasted the pumpkin seeds for my salads and I’ve also had one sugarless cup of coffee every day (using soy milk). Since these are things I intentionally decided to compromise, I feel really great about how I am doing. I am using cronometer.com to keep track of everything I eat and my exercise. My…

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Alison is Going on a Raw Food Kick!

Alison is Going on a Raw Food Kick!

I am starting a 30 day raw food challenge. For myself. And whoever wants to join me 🙂 History I was closest to being fully raw right before my boyfriend and I began dating. When I became more social with him and my new friends, I loosened up on my diet a lot. For a while, I was raw except on the days I biked. I slowly transitioned to eating a standard American diet again in April 2012. Then in…

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Blueberries – Health Benefits PLUS Raw and Vegan Recipes

Blueberries – Health Benefits PLUS Raw and Vegan Recipes

Blueberries are in season and they growing like crazy in West Michigan this summer. Last week a friend of mine let me pick blueberries out of her parents farm. The blueberries were bountiful, plus big and juicy. There are many health benefits from blueberries. They have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of all the fruits and vegetables. They also have great benefits on the nervous system and brain health. One study done on adults around 76 years of…

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Vegan Raw Chocolate Pudding | Why Dairy is Bad and Why I Love Raw Food

Vegan Raw Chocolate Pudding | Why Dairy is Bad and Why I Love Raw Food

I am mostly vegan and love raw foods. The reason I like to prepare food without dairy is because I believe dairy is unnatural for humans to eat after attending vegetarian groups who promoted this idea and reading a great book called Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Dairy comes from another species and our bodies are not equipped to digest other species’ milk. Our bodies are set up to drink our own species’ milk. In addition, animals and humans drink…

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