Superfoods are foods that are exceptionally high in essential nutrients. Some examples of these that you may already know are blueberries, salmon, almonds, walnuts and organic apples.
These nutritional powerhouses are extremely popular with raw foodists, as they offer great taste and variety to the lifestyle, along with particularly potent vitamins and minerals.
Lucuma powder comes from a small fruit that grows in Chile, Ecuador and Peru. It surpasses even chocolate and vanilla as the favorite ice cream flavor in most of South America—and even some European countries! High in phytonutrients, this superfood serves as a sweetener substitute easily metabolized with a very low glycemic index, making it a safe, sweet option for diabetes and hypoglycemia disorders. Naturally gluten-free, it is chock-full of fiber, antioxidants, carotene, minerals and Vitamin B3.
Natural Alternative to Vitamin Water Are you hydration-challenged? Do you find it difficult to down your recommended 8 x 8 oz’s each day? I go in and out of good hydration cycles; sometimes right on track, other times neglectful to the point that I can sense my body craving liquid. So I was very excited […]
Paleo Bread: An Ideal Raw Fusion Solution Have you ever heard of the Paleo diet? Also known as The Caveman Diet, it’s come into vogue over the past year and purportedly reflects the way our cave (hunter/gatherer) ancestors ate thousands of years ago, before civilization began planting and harvesting grains and legumes. While I think […]
Whenever I start teaching at a new locale, my inaugural class is “Raw Foods 101” – teaching the basics of the raw foods/raw fusion lifestyle with demo’s of delectable green smoothies and scrumptious salads.
It’s always very uplifting for me to get enthusiastic feedback from participants on how they are integrating green smoothies into their lifestyles and how their families are also enjoying them. Often they share their favorite recipes with me, but invariably their concoctions contain ingredients that I would not recommend.
I admit to being a purist on green smoothies: While experimenting from time to time with adding some nuts, nut milk, protein powders, dairy etc. is perfectly okay – hey, variety IS the spice of life, after all — I am extremely loyal to Victoria Boutenko’s (Green for Life) marvelous creation and believe that the formula works, as is