I’ve learned a LOT about nutrition and fitness, everyday becoming more and more confident in this amazing raw vegan lifestyle. These past few days I have eaten 100% raw, very low fat, and I have MORE ENERGY THAN I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH!!
As if springing out of bed before your alarm goes off, or running a mile just because theres a jumping bean inside you that needs to be released weren’t enough.. the clear glowing eyes, silky smooth skin, and superhero S shaped shits are definitely worth learning more about this lifestyle. I recommend high carb FO SHO!! BUT: I would like to point out that I work out a pretty decent amount, and we can’t all survive 40 days on eating nothing but bananas and dates like Freelee. Going from scrawny to strong takes a little increase in protein intake- maintenance of muscle mass does not require any increase in protein. I have been craving the dark leafy greens and goji berries, especially after my workout-pro, stud friend Davis got me to up the weight on the squat rack! This bowl of beauty hit the spoooooot! The holistic health counselor that I seasonally assist, Christine Lucas, explained at one of her classes that sprouts are the most nutrient dense foods on land- SO many available amino acids! In high school, I used to sprout oat groats, and various other grains instead of cooked oatmeal. These sprouted little wheat berries are so divine blended with fruit like this!
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- over a cup of sprouted soft wheat berries
- about 7 whole strawberries (with greens on! yaay extra greens! 😀 )
- less than a teaspoon of chia seeds ( with the mass amount of fruit in my smoothies I ran into a little candida issues putting tablespoons of hemp and chia in there as well- be wary mixing fats with fruit and high sugar foods- it keeps the insulin from clearing from the blood causing issues! )
- about 2 tablespoons of goji berries
Blend everything except goji berries until smooth! Swirl in the goji! Super easy! Enjoy!
I have been experimenting with raw veganism for about over 3 years now, and have had quite a rough time, mostly because of social settings, general stigmas, and contrasting beliefs. I have been lucky enough to have had a senior in dietetics, Tressa Massaro reawaken the confidence in me. Tressa knows the facts. The credible information behind it all to be 100% sure! When I first met her she told me how amazing it was to discover in lab how much protein there was in kale! I am so glad she re-inspired me! FULLY RAW FO LIFE!! This lifestyle can not only prevent but REVERSE sooo mannyy diseases. It’s unreal. BUT IT IS REAL. BELIEVE IT.
She gave a RAWESOME food demo at the pole fitness place she goes to in Merrillville, IN. My fantastically spontaneous and adventurous friend Davis went with me to it and we ended up having such a wonderful evening! Tressa’s family owns a beautiful store, “Produce Depot”. We got a ton of fresh organic ❤ produce and made dinner at her house! We also had fresh juices and immune shooters (ginger shots) from the depot! This is what we made:
High On Life Salad:
- 4 bunches of dinosaur kale (chiffinade)
- about 5 carrots (potato peeled)
- 1 zucchini (potato peeled)
- 1 yellow bell pepper (sliced thin/ chopped)
- chunks of pineapple
- goji berries
Drizzled with all this blended until smooth in a high speed blender:
- 3 oranges
- about 10 pitted dates
- juice of one lemon
- a couple of handfulls of fresh mint leaves (to taste)
- about 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger (to taste)
- 1 champagne mango
- 2 tomatoes
Even Tressa’s family and Davis enjoyed this! SO MUCH LIFE FORCE ENERGY! We were high on life after all this amazing food. I even got a text from Davis that night after he dropped me off at home, “I feel awesome right now”. There is no question about it- eating healthy makes a huge difference! Let’s see you give it a go! xoxo !!! ❤ ❤ ❤