Understanding your Raw-volution + 2 New Recipes!

Understanding your Rawvolution:

 

1) It’s a fact that there are thousands of different ‘diets’ and lifestyles. You can find research to back up almost every single belief. There are also a lot of followers of ever y single ‘lifestyle’ as well… why? Because they all include an important aspect: stopping the ingesting of highly refined, processed, acid forming foods and including more healing plant based foods. (Unless you’re paleo, then you’re beliefs are just stupid… sorry, but I don’t support ‘bro-science’)

2) Change doesn’t happen overnight. It took you how many years to get to where you are? Your body didn’t just decide to pop up with cancer one day. No, it was an ongoing process of becoming acidic and taxing your body to the point where it couldn’t keep up with toxemia. No fear, though… the body bounces back like no other, especially when you eat a high fruit diet that not only cleanses, but alkalizes, and with leafy greens & vegetables rebuilds and heals.

3) You’re going to find haters everywhere. We’re an egotisitical, opinionated, ‘dumbly educated’ society, and monkey see, monkey do is just the way this world works. Thankfully people are starting to fight against the current and think for themselves. Don’t let the naysayers get the best of you.

4) Figuring out that you’re a soul and you’re pretty damn cool is part of the journey. Who knew? This one I can’t say too much on, it’s unique to everyone.

 

5) And there are always opportunities for growth, change, refinement, and accepting universal truths like compassion, acceptance, wisdom, and understanding for all people and sentient beings on the planet. Never forget we live in a never ending cycle of change. Keep an open mind and have compassion for those who are ahead of you and those who are where you used to be. Keep your chin up!

 

Because you’re so awesome and we all need more delicious, healing food – try this recipe out!

I’m inspired by my sister and her husband who like to juice fast every now and then for a week or two, and was thinking it would be a great way to share how to use the juice pulp! This recipe is actually from the beautiful Tonya Z at beautifulonraw.com, and its sooooo wonderful to reuse your veggie pulp! Enjoy!

Veggie Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Here’s another way to use up the pulp left over from your morning juicing. Make it a kid-friendly meal, too, by shaping the veggie sticks into fun shapes or letters and numbers. You’ll be surprised how quickly the food will disappear at mealtime!

DIRECTIONS

Ingredients for the veggie sticks:

  • 2 tightly packed cups of the pulp left from juicing carrots, celery, cucumbers, fennel, etc.
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 Tbs. of fresh herbs, such as oregano, thyme, sage, or 1 tsp. of Frontier Italian seasoning

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked and drained
  • 1 cup strawberries, de-stemmed
  • 1-2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

Grind pumpkin seeds in a food processor, add the rest of the veggie sticks ingredients and blend well but to where the consistency is still a bit coarse. Using a French fries metal form, or with your fingers, shape the mixture into sticks about 5.5 inches long, or any other shapes you prefer on dehydrator trays, covered with non-sticky sheets, and dehydrate at 105 F for about 6-7 hours, turning the sticks over midway through the drying process, until they are dry on the outside, firm to hold, but are still retaining some moisture inside.

Combine the sauce ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended but still a little chunky. Serve as a dipping sauce or a pour-over sauce with the veggie sticks.

Note: Preparation time is 50 minutes plus time for soaking and dehydrating.

Support Tonya and visit here to see more wonderful recipes. She’s an inspiration for all when it comes to being beautiful and raw!

 

And a recipe I have been wanting to share for a while…

Cheezy Okra Bites:

Ingredients:

* 1 Pound of Okra (you can usually get it at your farmer’s market!)

* “Cheezy sauce” from this Kale Chip Recipe!

 

Directions:

1) Chop Okra into bite-sized pieces

2) Pour ‘cheezy’ sauce onto Okra and massage until completely coverd.

3) Dehydrate in dehydrator for 8-12 hours.

4) Enjoy your delicious Okra bites!

 

Did you know Okra is amazing for you?

 

  • Very low in calories, only 30 calories per 100g. Contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. This makes it an excellent food source for someone who is trying to watch their weight.
  • High in fibre, this means that Okra can help reduce constipation. It’s also highly recommended for people that suffer with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Okra has healthy amounts of Vitamin A and antioxidants such as beta-carotines, xanthin and lutein. It is one of the only green vegetables to have high levels of these antioxidants. Vitamin A is necessary to maintain healthy levels of mucus and skin.
  • Okra contains high amounts of Vitamin B and Vitamin K. Vitamin K is good for strengthening bones and helps with blood clotting enzymes.
  • Good source of minerals such as Iron, Calcium and Magnesium. A natural alternative to those costly mineral supplements.
  • Okra will help with eliminating toxins and assist in the effectiveness of Probiotics which promote good health in the intestines.
  • Studies have shown that Okra is effective at reducing some forms of cancer.
  • Regular consumption of okra provides protection against trans fats.
  • Helps with exhaustion, feeling weak and very good for people who feel depressed.

Get yo’ Okra on!!

And check out my latest video:

How to find Peace while Living in the City?

 

 

 

 

Blessings!

 

Mandy