What is raw food exactly? Put simply, during the cooking process essential enzymes in food are destroyed. Though our body produces enzymes, the best source is fresh food, rich in natural enzymes. This includes:
- Fruit and vegetables
- Nuts and seeds
- Beans and sprouts
- Dried fruit
It is thought that some diseases are caused by “Unnatural food, which includes any form of food not found in nature, which generates toxins that gradually poison the body.” To avoid this, it is recommended that 75% of your diet be raw food.
Here are some benefits of 75% Raw Food Diet
Here are a couple of recipes to help you increase your raw food intake …. I hope you enjoy them!
Soy or Unhomogonised cows milk to just cover the berries & banana
1 cup of raspberries
1 tsp raw honey
1 small ripe banana
Option: Add a raw egg for protein – post training or for breakfast
Normally I don’t advocate soy products, but in this instance, the soy complements all of the ingredients very well. Look for natural soy milk made from whole non genetically modified soy beans and always read the ingredients! There should be no additives! The cheaper and common brands are usually the worst offenders. Remember, soy should be consumed in moderation.
I never thought making hummus was so easy and delicious before seeing it on Masterclass on Masterchef earlier this year. He guaranteed we would never buy the pre-made supermarket stuff once tasting your own home made hummus.
This is the tastiest recipe my husband (who has an amazing palate) and I have come up with.
1 x 400 g canned chickpeas, drained
Lug of Olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tsp Pimenton
1 bunch of chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 x raw garlic clove
1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
Raw carrot and celery Sticks for serving and dipping.
Whizz every thing together (except the parsley, carrot and celery) in a food processor and adjust the consistency by adding more olive oil, water or lemon juice until you have a creamy and smooth texture.
Chop the parsley and sprinkle over the top when serving. Also, sprinkle some more pimenton.