A Rawsome Friday

I feel fantastic today! When I woke up this morning my body felt exhausted from the workout I did last night, but I made a smoothie with just some berries, maca, nut butter and water and the exhaustion just went away! I love the energy I feel from maca…it’s not that shaky jittery energy that you get from coffee which is then followed by a crash and a desire for more coffee…maca is just like a lift…. I feel more alert and have absolutely zero jitters or anything. It’s awesome! Why there aren’t Maca cafes I have no idea…. My

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Maca – Goji – Camu Camu

Maca, Goji, Camu Camu…what are they? Sometimes it’s enough to make your head spin. I’ve seen those words in raw un-cookbooks and listed on the internet in recipes, and Raw Yoda has put them on my list of things to incorporate into my foods… but what are they? I’m used to seeing recipes that say to add sugar and flour and salt, not Maca, Goji Berries, and Camu Camu. I can see how anyone new to the raw food lifestyle or anyone trying to make the transition would get frustrated and feel overwhelmed…I am basically being re-educated. Which I ADORE!

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Orgasmic Olives!

Yes…I used the “O” word. I am an olive fan. Let’s just say I send olives enough fan letters that their fan club president is getting mildly annoyed. Raw Yoda recommended a few things for me from his fabulous store (check the banner to the left of my blog) and one of them was Black Botija Olives (sundried-pitted) Raw Organic. So I’m thinking to myself cool! Raw olives! I’ve bought raw olives before in jars, but I’ve never had a bag of sundried raw olives. What would sundried olives taste like? Would they be dry like sundried tomatoes? I had

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Day Four

I woke up this morning feeling lighter. Lighter and energetic and…kind of amazing! It’s the morning of day four on my raw adventure and I think I might have gotten over the hump! I’m not craving anything I used to eat. I’m actually thinking about raw zucchini “noodles” with marinara sauce…at 8:53 am. I think that’s what I’ll be having for lunch. For breakfast this morning I made a smoothie. Now, I’ve made smoothies in the past and I’ve been hungry an hour later. This smoothie was incredibly awesome and it’s 3 hours later and I still feel satisfied. I

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I Have a Raw Yoda

Not only does he seem to have answers to every question, but he asks me questions that totally screw up my day. Such as “curious as to why you chose to eat that?” Good Question Yoda. Why did I choose to eat that? Because clearly I wasn’t thinking (or paying attention to the label) and because it’s yummy. But it’s NOT yummy. It’s gross. Processed food is gross. It really is. The moment I make myself read all of the ingredients, that is if I can even pronounce half of them, I instantly lose all desire to eat it anymore.

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Day One

Today was official day 1 of me working with Raw Yoda to get my food choices and lifestyle to be green and raw. Why, you ask? Because I want to feel great all the time. I want to be as healthy as I possibly can. I believe that if we all ate better, we might not get sick all the time. Maybe people wouldn’t get cancer as much. Maybe people wouldn’t be obese either. Diet is so important and I think that everything we need can be found in nature. I don’t think chemicals and processed sugars are necessary. I

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