November 2013

How to make a Green Smoothie!

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Green smoothies provide us with a power-house of nutrition, fiber, enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.  If you can’t manage to do anything else raw in your life, then making a daily green drink, whether it be a smoothie or a juice, will be the best thing you can do for yourself right now.

This is a really simple recipe, but you can change up the ingredients every time to make sure you get a variety of nutrients.

 

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Fast Raw Food – 10 Quick & Easy Ways to Eat More Raw

It’s seems one of the biggest physical challenges that most people face when it comes to eating healthy is actually finding the time to prepare raw, whole foods!  They just don’t come as readily available as processed foods and take a little work.  Many people tell me that they really want to eat more raw food, but they just don’t have the time to learn all they need to know and then prepare the food itself.   So, I had a good think about this and some of the methods I use to keep my raw intake as high as possible when I’m very busy, and came up with 10 quick and easy ways to eat more raw that I hope will help you, and that you won’t have to think too much about! (more…)

Raw Chocolate Truffles

by Andrea Baines

If you’re like me and LOVE chocolate, I can’t recommend these luraw chocolatesscious raw chocolate truffles highly enough.  Not only are they much healthier than regular, processed chocolate, but they have also really helped me to combat chocolate and sugar cravings.  In fact I now find regular chocolate a bit dull in comparison!  Another benefit is that they are so lusciously rich you only need one or two a day to keep your sweet tooth satisfied!   (more…)

How I Healed my Thyroid with Raw Foods

by Andrea Baines

At the age of 35, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, an auto-immune disease of the thyroid gland.  This came somewhat of a shock to me because I had always considered myself to be pretty healthy and had enjoyed a healthy vegetarian diet for over ten years.  But everything changed when I discovered raw and living foods. (more…)

Easy Raw Granola

raw granolaGranola is generally thought of as a “healthy” breakfast, but did you know that most shop bought granola is coated with lots of sugar and processed at high temperatures?  Making it more detrimental to your health than good for you!  Taking in refined sugar in the mornings will only make you crave more sugar during the day.

Our raw version is crunchy, sweet and chewy and makes a much healthier alternative.  Made from raw, whole foods, it takes only a few minutes to make in a food processor with a few simple ingredients! (more…)

Conscious Eating (VIDEO BLOG)

Video Blog by Fergus O’Hanlon

Do you ever think about where your food comes from, who made it and how?  In this week’s video blog Fergus talks about how we could all play a part in improving our food quality and supplies by educating ourselves about what we are putting in our shopping basket.

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Top 10 Natural Immune Boosters

By Andrea Baines

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The common cold used to be a regular visitor to my body.  I would have sniffles and colds at least three times a year, with at least one of them being so bad I would have to stay in bed.  Those days are gone, thankfully, since I changed my diet to include high amounts of plant based, whole and raw foods.  That’s not to say I never get bugs, I just get them much less often and they don’t hang around too long.

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Change your mind before you change your diet! (VIDEO BLOG)

Are you daunted by the thought of starting a raw food diet, or following ANY diet for that matter?  If so, this video blog will be a real “game changer” for you, particularly when it comes to how you think about what you eat, and what you consider a “treat”.

When we think about starting a diet or a healthy eating regime, most of us don’t look forward to giving up our “treats”, but in this video blog Fergus gives you some tips and tools for making the whole process a lot easier by changing your mindset before your begin to change your diet!

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Warm Sprouted Lentil & Carrot Soup

Lentil & Carrot soup 023This wholesome, filling soup is packed full of live enzymes, vitamins and minerals and is perfect for warming you up on those cold winter days.  This recipe will make 4 bowls, but I sometimes double up on the amounts and make enough to store in the fridge for the next day.

Sprouted lentils have a much higher nutrient content than cooked ones and are a good source of protein and vitamin C.  They provide our cells with energy and help to maintain healthy tissues, bones, skin and hair. Lentils are extremely easy to sprout (just follow the instructions below) and make a great addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps and as a topping on other soups. (more…)

Natural Sugar Substitutes

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Whether you believe you have a “sweet tooth” or not, we all naturally have a predisposition towards sugar.  It’s to do our hunter-gather instinct: if anything in the wild tasted sweet we instinctively knew it was safe to eat.  (more…)