New to Raw
WHat I mean is...it seems there are so many different vitamins and minerals out there that humans need...it's near impossible to keep track of what you are/aren't getting or if you are/aren't getting enough of it...HELP.
I'm new to the raw food lifestyle. I don't want to fail, but I will fail if I get confused or frustrated. So Help me out here.
When eating RAW you are supposed to get lots of leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables. My problem is with the fruit and vegetables part.
You have your berry's which are fruit
You have apples, pears, and others that grow on trees = fruit
Then you have melons which are fruit
and Citruses which are fruit
But then you get down to things that people typically consider a vegetable
Peppers = fruits
Cucumber = Fruit
Carrots = Fruit
Tomatoes = Fruit
But these things are not really vegetables they are fruit.
I'm really not trying to think on this too hard, I just want to make sure I get a good balance... and I just don't see myself eatings greens topped with broccoli and cauliflower every day.
Hi. I'm very interested in the raw vegan diet and have heard all about what I'm supposed to eat BUT I have no idea how to put it all together into a daily diet. How much of what should I have? What should I eat for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Should I space it out and forget the "three meals a day" traditions?
Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I got really sick recently with severe liver failure (am still sick, seeing a specialist soon) and even though I eat mostly healthy (I hate sweet, sugar is gross to me but I love quinoa, sprouts, lentils, etc) I decided it was time to at least go partially raw to give my liver a little bit of a break with it's chores. I made a broccoli and cauliflower soup today that was just lovely. I am also currently dehydrating eggplant bacon and am contemplating what I can shove in the leftover two dehydrator shelves.
I'm a little sad because I own 16 chickens and 2 ducks - mostly for egg purposes. Other than raw egg in my smoothies for a protein hit, which I already do, I'm not entirely sure what to do with 6-8 eggs a day when I go raw.
It probably won't be a permanant thing, but I'd like the experiences and knowledge of the raw diet so that I can consider it in my usual day-to-day meal preparation. So for now, I'm trying to eat as much raw as I can. I already eat plain fruit and veg and keep frozen bananas for ice cream. I haven't made any other raw desserts but I just bought cacao powder and nibs to make a cake tonight. I hope since I don't really like sugar - this will be able to hit the sweet spot without making me feel sick and gross!
Nice to meet all of you! Sorry I type a lot. ;)
I'm absolutely brand new to this whole raw food movement, but I would love to give it a try and (attempt) to vastly improve my dietary and lifestyle habits.
I picked up a nice looking cook book and frankly after reading the first 30 pages it seemed daunting - lots of ingredients I had heard of but never used, etc.
The one thing common to most recipes was the use of a vita-mix and/or a dehydrator (they recommended excalibur in the book).
As a 24 year old, I just frankly can't justify spending 600 bucks combined on those two toys. So basically my question is, is there a cheaper alternative that will get the job done modestly well and not cost an arm and a leg?
Thank you so much!