Raw Food Diet Made Easy

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Wow, what an amazing day I had yesterday. I started my morning with a trip to see Krista (Ryan’s sister) at her new location. Her and Ryan’s mom and other sister started a cosmetic teeth whitening business. If anyone is in the Vancouver area, you must check this site out!

The two of us then attended a woman’s networking group! It was a blast! I met a lot of new wonderful people and enjoyed a cup of joe ;)

After my meet up I went on a date with my sister! Girls night out where we cried our eyes out at “Dear John”! Ahhh Channing you are a beautiful man :)

I decided I will set up a plan to go all raw here in the next little bit as a test to myself to see if it makes a difference in my energy, sleep, and overall health. I am always up to experimenting with myself like this and I am ALWAYS up for a good challenge. I am however debating if I should wait until closer to the spring when more local veggies and fruit are grown here. Right now a lot of the produce I eat is from far away! Anyone else have this issue?

From the other times I have tried a Raw diet I realized that the diet actually takes a lot of work and time to prepare. So I figured I will set a plan to make this an easy adventure for me. How will I do that? Simple:

1. Cut up veggies for 2 days and keep them in glass containers in the fridge.
2. Make bigger batches of salad dressings and dips to last few days.
3. Soak all my nuts 1 – 2 times a week so they are always on hand ready to eat.
4. Do 1 “dehydrate” day. I will use my oven for now and you can find out how to do that here!
5. Drink a lot of smoothies! I really love my smoothies and I know they are so beneficial and are a super easy meal.
6. Make a bunch of desserts and keep them in the fridge.
7. Buy bulk when I can. This will save me a lot of time and money. I will save time from having to run to the store every day ;)
8. Make a large batch of almond milk and keep it in a mason jar in the fridge. It lasts 3 days nice and fresh.

I am sure I will come up with more tricks that will make this diet easier for me, and I will let you know what they are ;)

I started the Raw theme off early and made this dessert when I got home from the movies.


Raw Apple Pie:

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1 cup pecans
1/2 dates
1 medium apple
1/4 cup agave
2 tsp cinnamon

1. Place the pecans and dates in a food processor and process until fine and sticky.
2. Place nut mixture into a 6′ dish and press into a crust.
3. Slice apple thinly and mix in a bowl with agave and cinnamon
4. Arrange coated apple slices on the crust and place in the fridge for crust to get hard.

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I am off to a Mix & Mingle Party my mom and I are hosting!! It is going to be a fun day!

Have you ever gone all Raw? Would you suggest starting when the fruit and veg is more in season here?

XXOO
Kris

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10 Responses to “Raw Food Diet Made Easy”

  1. Earth Mother - In The Raw February 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Having a plan is essential and yours sounds like a good one, Kris. Here are some additional pointers: 15 Tips To Transition To A Raw Foods Lifestyle.

    Enjoy your journey!
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  2. Jenna February 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    I went raw for five days and felt terribly weak. I am going to research more recipes though and figure out the best meal plan for my metabolic type. Good Luck! I can’t wait to see what recipes you come up with! Make sure you take in sufficient calories! (I think this was my issue). Let me know when you get your sugar scrub too! Cross border post is literally snail mail!
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  3. daintyvegan February 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    I’ve gone all raw twice but only for 10 day stints. Did I enjoy it and feel great? Definitely. But you’re right, it’s a lot easier in the spring/summer when there’s more fresh and organic produce.
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  4. Heather (Where's the Beach) February 7, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Oh I love the idea of the raw apple pie!
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  5. kalli@fitandfortysomething February 7, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    That is so great you are going to try all raw. Looking forward to your results. Also, I printed up your raw peanut butter cup dessert and can’t wait to try them!
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  6. Ryan Yokome February 7, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    Hey Kris,

    Love eating a Raw Diet with you. I’ve never felt better in my life

    – More Energy
    – More Focus
    – Way More Strength and Endurance while working out..
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  7. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 7, 2010 at 6:11 am #

    girl you know i made and posted bout raw vegan apple crumble all fall..i love it and your Raw Apple Pie looks phenomenal!!!!! great yummy food that’s easy and fast. can’t beat it!
    xoxo

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  8. mari February 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Yums Raw Apple Pie! that looks delish
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  9. shelley February 8, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    i could honestly never go raw- but good for you, hun!! i think your plan is a great one :)
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  10. Leah February 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    I could never switch to a raw diet. Theres too much stuff that I just cant live without! lol

    OH – and I did not cry at all during Dear John. It was good, but I just didnt connect with the characters. Channing Tatum made it way better though!
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