Becoming a raw foodist sounds a little daunting, OMG I can only eat raw carrots!!?? This isn’t the case raw food is simply a style of food, its simple with no cooking involved that is the beauty of it. Investing in some essential items such as a blender, food processor and dehydrator, you can start to turn your life around for the better.
Raw food is full of enzymes that assists in the digestion of foods, its enables weight loss, detoxification, balance hormones, enhance energy and can help to recover from any disease. Since you don’t cook you don’t have to sweat over the stove and its much better for the environment, less food wasted, more organics are consumed and we can save our lovely animals from slaughter. If your gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian this is a great idea to add some raw meals to your diet.
While training to be a certified Raw Food Chef, I felt my pants getting looser and lost baby weight. I felt energetic even with Ella waking me at 5:30 am to start her day!
I will be posting some tasty raw food recipes for you to try please let me know what you think.
Since strawberries are so delicious here is a good one for you to try this week.
Raw Food Recipes: Strawberry Cheesecake
- 2 cups of local strawberries
- 1 cup agave nectar
- 3 cups of raw cashew kombucha cheese
For the crust:
- 3 cups unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup soaked pecans
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of water
Kombucha Cheese Filling
Mix 3 cups of raw cashews soaked with 1 cup and a half of regular kombucha (can be bought in health food store in the fridge). Blend in vita-mix or blender, remove content and wrap it in cheese cloth overnight and make sure that you put a plate on top on cheese cloth for pressure. Next morning open cloth and place cheese in the food processor with 1 cup of strawberries at a time for blending and 1 cup of agave keep mixing until desired consistency.
For the Crust:
Place the coconut in the food processor with the “S” blade, process well until it’s like flour add remaining ingredients until you form a ball in the processor. Remove and press into a pie pan. Add filling and refrigerate for 2 hours, then remove from fridge and decorate with blackberries.