5 Valuable Tips on Raw Nutrition

Hemp Seeds

The process of digesting food is the most complex job our body does, and it has to do it several times a day. It is so complex that the body’s process of healing pauses when food is digesting. When we eat a simple, easy-to-digest diet of raw foods, our body has more energy to fight pathogens, rebuild tissue, and detoxify. Fortunately, plant based nutrition is becoming more accepted into the mainstream. It seems that almost every day a new study comes out about the benefits of raw foods. Here are a few of the basics that are important to know as you dive in. Excerpted from Going Raw: Eveything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home by Judita Wignall, @2011 Quarry Books. Reprinted by permission. more→

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Hemp Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Hemp Chocolate Chunk Blondies

These bars are the perfect power-packed pick-me-up with nuts, hemp seeds, dates, and chunks of dark chocolate. No need to reach for an unhealthy snack! Recipe by Heather Pace, from Sweetly Raw Desserts, @ 2015 Quarry Books. Photo by Melissa Welsh. Reprinted by permission. more→

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Homemade Coconut Milk

Coconut milk

Though you can buy pre-made coconut milk beverages in stores, I love making my own, and it only takes a few minutes. Plus, this doesn’t have carrageenan and other questionable thickeners and emulsifiers. Instead, I use sunflower lecithin powder to keep the coconut fat from separating and hardening. Also, make sure to use only unsweetened and preservative-free shredded coconut. Note that this is not the same thing as canned coconut milk, which is very concentrated. This recipe makes about 4 cups (1 quart). Recipe and photo from Raw and Simple Detox by Judita Wignall, @2015 Quarry Books, reprinted by permission.  more→

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Arugula Salad with Jicama, Blood Orange, and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Arugula & Blood orange Salad recipe

This sweet, tart, and crunchy salad featuring arugula, jicama, and blood oranges is almost too pretty to eat. It goes well with a savory soup. Recipe and photo from Raw and Simple Detox by Judita Wignall, @2015 Quarry Books, reprinted by permission.  more→

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