[Blog] October 2010: 1 Month 100% Raw

October 16th 2010

Are you hesitant about a raw diet because you're under the delusion that a raw diet is nothing but salad, salad, and more salad? Think again! Not only are there many desserts, smoothies, and even raw sandwiches (using lettuce or nori in place of bread), there is also raw granola!

The possibilities are endless. Lately I've been eating raw ice-cream with buckwheat granola and hazel-nut milk. It absolutely delicious, especially with fresh slices of bananas and strawberries. Strawberries really "soak up" the nut milk.

Another fun snack discovery: dried mulberries. I recently decided to try buying the mulberries located in the 'raw section' of Whole Foods and was pleasantly surprised by a flavor easily describes as "honey covered raisins." They are soft, chewy, and delicious. They've found their way into every bowl of granola I've had since initially trying them.

Besides learning new dishes, I've been learning new ways to eat foods, and new foods to eat.

For example, most people peal kiwis before they eat them. This is understandable if you don't generally wash your fruit. I discovered not too long after I met my husband (Lytenian) the importance of washing fruit, and noticed that when washing kiwis takes the fur off.

To remove kiwi fur: Use a scrubbing produce brush. This can be any brush made from naturally substances with bristles designed to scrub. Use this brush only for washing your raw produce. Scrub the kiwi with this brush with out without produce wash.

Produce wash consists of natural citric juices that cleanse away germs, disease, mold and dirt. When you scrub all the surface area of the kiwi three or four times the skin becomes smooth, nearly like apple skins.

It makes eating kiwis far less of a chore to not have to skin them!

I'm still on the fence about whether or not it's better to be 100% raw, or to make a few small exceptions for healthy things that can not be consumed raw. For now, I'm staying 100% raw.

~ Raederle Phoenix

[Currently I've been 100% raw for 44 days now!]

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