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  1. I didn't even click the article. There's nothing bad you can say about green smoothies. They're the perfect food!
  2. Noodles! With veg and tofu =) http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/noodles-with-creamy-almond-ginger-sauce.html
  3. Just push through it! =) Your body is probably directing more blood than usual towards your insides, instead of your skin, because you're losing a lot of weight (i.e. getting rid of lots of built-up junk in your digestive system) so your insides are working harder. Once you reach a healthy, maintainable weight you should return back to a normal temperature. *Not a professional, just my self-educated opinion =)
  4. Hmm okay I've never thought of it that way... Interesting! But I think we're all talking about the same thing here, so it's really just a convenient term more than scientific correctness. =)
  5. You're right, I've never "dexoted." However, I detoxed greatly when I went raw. Baby Herc Yes, yes, post corrected. And no you didn't! What do you mean?
  6. Oh and yes, about the food masks - they're great aren't they? It just makes sense to me. If you're gonna put it on your skin, you should be comfortable with putting in your body. I think I'll do an avocado mask tomorrow. It makes my skin soft and glowing! Honey's great because it "sucks" the dirt and toxins out of your pores and skin, like a vacuum.
  7. thanks SAR! That makes me really happy! I started the blog not too long ago, because I want to share the information I've learned with others, and it feels great when I know I'm doing that. I actually logged on to post this recipe for everyone: http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2011/12/warming-sweet-corn-garlic-tomato-soup.html It's for a DELICIOUS raw soup that warms you right up. OMG IT IS YUMMY. Everybody make it! Perfect for winter! I also just posted a recipe for "hot chocolate" and it's soooo good. Again, perfect for winter =) Enjoy!
  8. Nice! I hope it's yummy =) Let me know, because I think I'll try it myself.
  9. I agree with Sheldon =) Here's a recipe that DOES use a dehydrator, and it's a bit fancy... but it looks INCREDIBLE. I'll be making it one of these days as a special treat =) http://therawchef.com/therawchefblog/falafel-hummus-wrap-with-mediterranean-%E2%80%9Croasted%E2%80%9D-vegetables I think as long as you don't mind that they won't be a little crispy on the outside and more flavorful, then just make the recipe but... don't dehydrate! I'd pair them with a raw tzatziki recipe. Mmm! I found one that doesn't use a dehydrator. They're in the shape of burgers... but obviously just shape them into balls and you're gold. http://soundlyvegan.com/2010/10/11/raw-falafel-with-a-dilled-tzatziki-sauce/
  10. Try miso soup, it gets you really warm. And like I said, drink tea regularly. High intensity cardio for a few minutes will also warm you up, but just temporarily. Add spices whenever you can like cayenne, cinnamon, garlic, ginger and onions , etc. Try dry brush skin rubbing - just rubbing your body with a dry bristle brush. This has been shown to improve blood circulation over time and it's good for the skin. Here's a site I found really quick, but research for yourself too - http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/treat7.php Here's a recipe for a really warming raw butternut squash soup on my blog: http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2011/10/beautiful-butternut-squash-i-gourds.html Okay here's some soup and salsa recipes, some raw and some not: - add spices as necessary, you want them to warm you up! (PS - the cooked soups are good, but the raw ones are A-MAZING) Garlic-Walnut Soup (raw): 1 cup walnuts 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 3-4 cloves garlic 1 t ground pepper 1 t salt 2 1/2 cups or so water Blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with chopped avocado and dill. Miso-Mushroom Soup (raw): 4 T miso 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 T grated ginger 3 cloves garlic 3 cups water Blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with mushrooms marinated in tamari and olive oil for a few minutes, and chopped green onion. Spicy Corn Chowder (raw): 2 1/2 cups corn kernels 3/4 cup walnuts 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 t salt 1 t pepper Pinch oh cayenne Pinch of cinnamon 2 cups water Blend all ingredients until smooth. Top with chopped avocado, cilantro, and salt & pepper. Corn & Pepper Salsa (raw): I eat this on it's own, it's so good, and pretty spicy 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup corn kernels 1-2 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/3 cup green onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped 1 t salt 1 t pepper Mix it all up and let sit for a few minutes to let the flavours combine. Spiced Carrot and Celery Soup Ingredients: 1 T of olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 T of curry powder 6 carrots, roughly chopped 4 sticks of celery, chopped 4 cups water 1 t salt 1 t pepper Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for a few minutes and then add the curry powder and stir to release the flavours. Add the carrots, celery and water and cook gently until the vegetables are tender. Blend until smooth and add salt. Curried Squash and Mushroom Soup (from The Moosewood Cookbook) 2 medium acorn squash -- or butternut 2 1/2 cups water or stock 1 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons vegan butter 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 medium clove garlic -- crushed 6 ounces mushrooms -- sliced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1 1/4 teaspoons salt dash cayenne fresh lemon juice -- optional chopped toasted almonds -- for garnish Split the squash lengthwise and bake face-down in a 375 F oven on an oiled tray, 30 minutes or until soft. Cool and scoop out the insides. You'll need about 3 cups worth. Put it in the blender with the water or stock and puree until smooth. Combine in a kettle or saucepan with the orange juice. Heat the butter in a skillet and add the garlic, onion, salt and spices. Saute until the onion is very soft. (You may need to add a little water if it sticks.) Add mushrooms, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Add the saute to the squash, scraping the skillet well to salvage all the good stuff. Heat everything together very gently. Taste to correct seasoning. You may want more cayenne or salt. And, since this is a fairly sweet soup, you may want to spruce it up with some fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Serve topped with toasted almonds. (Note, this soup need not be served immediately. It can simmer a while and the flavors will mature.)
  11. Hmm... it seems you might have circulation/lymph problems. I used to be the same. Always slightly cold, especially my hands and feet: like ice! After I became raw, it was even worse for several months. Fortunately I pushed through (I am stubborn lol) and now - as i said - my body temp is amazing! I'm slightly warm all the time, so always really comfortable. Even in the BC winter so far, I haven't been cold once, and I don't wear much clothing. I think initially your blood is just becoming cleaner, and a lot of it is going to other parts of your body as you're detoxing. But then once you "level out" and your body finishes the big detox, you are able to have excellent body temp regulation. I LOVE IT! Since you're not raw this winter, I'd recommend eating a lot of "stimulating" foods; like garlic, ginger, curry, onions, cinnamon, peppers, etc. Also - make soups! Raw soups with spices are delicious when slightly warmed, and they keep you full and warm all day. I lived off them my first raw winter. Tea and other warm drinks are good choices too. I can give you some recipes if you want =)
  12. Yay! You'll get addicted to green smoothies in no time
  13. I would say use them not as your primary protein source, but supplement them occasionally. They DO have a lot of protein, and so it makes it really tempting and easy to get that extra 20-30g. And although Gardein products are mostly organic and what not, tofurkey isn't so great, and neither are most of the others. I recommend tempeh. It's the best tasting and the most natural. Plus, it has the most protein. That and organic non-gmo tofu, you should be golden!
  14. I HIGHLY recommend making green smoothies everyday. They sound a little weird, but TRUST ME, they'll change your life and health forever. I don't know what I was doing before I started having green smoothies. It's the easiest and most delicious way to get your serving of vegetables (greens) each day. Here's a recipe from my blog http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/2011/11/green-ocean-of-life-i-greens.html Keep in mind, there are literally endless variations. There's also a ton of books and websites out there on the subject of green smoothies. They allow you to get a butt load of greens in everyday, without having to chew through 5 cups of spinach. I also would tell you to eat lightly steamed broccoli; sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic, root vegetables like beets, carrots and potatoes, and other colourful veggies like bell peppers. More colour = more antioxidants. A key thing here is VARIETY. Yes, spinach or broccoli may be the most nutrient-dense, but you should add other foods as well so your body gets a balanced diet. I noticed someone mentioned Brendan Brazier and his THRIVE books, read them! He talks a lot about green smoothies. Another plus: they are the PERFECT post-workout food. Your body wants something easily digestible, and mostly carbs with protein (usually a 2:3 ratio or so). When you blend a bunch of greens with fruit, protein powder and water, you get just that. Your body can use that extra energy to regenerate and build new muscle instead of digesting that tofu burger. If you don't like using protein powder, just add in some hemp and flax seeds. Just in case you're worried: these smoothies taste great
  15. Yep for sure! It's great that there's a "raw" topic on this site. I think I'll become a frequent viewer. =) I've been vegan, raw and fit for quite some time but now I really wanna start getting into heavier weights, and gain some muscle. This site is terrific for inspiration and a sense of community.
  16. Hey! Check out my blog: it's got a bunch of vegan - and mostly raw - recipes to help you get or maintain the body you love. A lot of the recipes are desserts, and you can easily add your fave protein powder to them. The base for a lot of the recipes is nuts, dates and coconut oil - all excellent foods for bulking up and/or staying lean. It's an easy way to get that extra hit of protein for regeneration/growth. Plus, everybody needs some raw food in their diet anyways, bb or not. Fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds are the ultimate foods to build high quality muscle fast! Plus, you can hear me rant about my raw vegan life and all it's ups and downs. Here t'is: http://rawfoodlove.blogspot.com/ - em Namaste. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZrXS08fmKhU/TqDmUSxdyZI/AAAAAAAAAFo/MPct8szbPWc/s640/IMG_0129.JPG http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LmRV0bQ9LJU/TsG_FVg5YtI/AAAAAAAAAVk/bBotqwG3u5U/s640/IMG_3210.JPG http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZIPzVN1PUtI/TqDph6v9QcI/AAAAAAAAAFw/qET1Kj2ONOU/s640/IMG_1623.JPG http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1035c-7DArY/Tp-Up-i_yeI/AAAAAAAAAB0/7IArZsHPMpU/s1600/310956_10150394343725935_542945934_10318413_1388297428_n.jpg
  17. I used to have that as well. I'm 18 and have been mostly raw for a little a year. It is actually your system getting used to the new lifestyle. It doesn't really know what to make of it, and all your cells are kinda freaking out. You could say it's another part of the detox (which I'm sure you experienced when you first went raw) I was worried at first, but I pushed through it. And NOW my body has gotten used to this diet. Now, I have excellent body temperature ALL THE TIME. I'm pretty much always slightly warm, even though I live in Vancouver and right now the weather is definitely NOT warm. I only have to wear light sweaters and I feel great. My friends and family are always like "aren't you COLD?" It's pretty funny. So just push through the detox and soon you'll have better body temp regulation than anyone you know! It's so awesome! Because even when I ate a conventional diet, I was usually a little cold. Now - comfortably warm all the time =) It's just another amazing and great thing about eating raw food. Here's some sites that have pretty reasonable explanations for your problem. Hope I helped! http://www.raw-living-food-success.com/body-warmth-on-raw-foods.html http://okinhealth.com/articles/eating-a-raw-diet-during-the-winter-months-chili-recipe http://rawkinraw.wordpress.com/tag/kettle/
  18. You look awesome! I'm a raw vegan as well and trying to gain some serious muscle. The foods I eat for this are TONS of greens lke kale and spinach, bananas, some sprouted nuts and lentils. Hemp is an important one. There's also raw protein powders out there, like Sun Warrior.
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