Can you be RAW for Halloween?

It makes sense that if you have standards for what you put in your body, what you feed the neighborhood kids trick-or-treating and use to dress up for a fun occasion should follow suit.

(Recipe Below!)

While I’m definitely more the type that likes to stay in and work on projects, I did promise I’d hang out with a friend for Halloween – and of course scary was the rule (apparently)… So after a day of school, consultations, and more – I quickly picked through my wardrobe and ripped up some old clothes I was planning on recycling or donating. (Thinking Greek – as that’s the look I tend to stick to most)

Deciding that my vegan makeup would have to do, I then decided that death = scary and totally doable on a last-minute basis, therefore I got a lil artsy fartsy.

What do vegan zombies eat?? Beeeeeeeets!

Here comes the best part, though. I’m NOT a fan of chemically toxic, expensive, wasteful ‘make-up’ of any kind, and not wanting to participate or support an industry that not only thrives in this business but contributes to toxicity, animal testing, and more – decided a more au natural type blood was necessary.

Ta Da! Beet Juice!

I never would have guessed it would have worked so well, but it was super easy, super-fast, is actually GOOD for the skin, and causes no problems by being on for extended periods of time.

And that’s how I decided to incorporate my raw lifestyle into my Halloween experience. You don’t need toxic chemical makeup (I used vegan) or expensive fake fillers (I used beets!). Support your holistic healthy passion while still enjoying the experiences in life!

Twas beheaded...

 And because Halloween deserves some yummy treats (unfortunately I’m getting this recipe out after the event…) here are some Coconut Snowballsfrom Sarma’s Book: “Raw Food Real World”. These are awesome because ANYONE can do them – no dehydrator required!

Ingredients: 2 cups Brazil nuts, soaked overnight and drained

2 cups shredded coconut

1 cup agave, raw honey, or date paste

1/4 cup raw coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla extract (without alcohol)

 1/4 tsp sea salt

 

Directions:

1) In a food processor, grind Brazil nuts until fine.

2) Add in remaining ingredients until you have a thick, sticky dough

(I actually added more coconut to this to make it 'firmer')

3) Form into balls and dip and roll in more shredded coconut.

You can store in the fridge for a week or two – if they last that long!

 

Enjoy!!!

 

How were you creative with alternative ways to spookify yourself or your loved ones this year?

Do you think it’s important to still choose ‘healthy’ make-ups, candy, and to support what you believe in on these rare occasions?

Happy (Belated) Halloween!

XO Mandy