Usually my raw food recipes are nothing more than a couple of ingredients. Something like a blueberry banana smoothie is nothing more than bananas and blueberries (and water, if that counts).
Why is that? Why don’t I offer more complicated recipes?
Complicated Recipes Digest Poorly
Sure, the typical raw recipes you find with lots of flavor-enhancing spices and texture-improving fats are tasty. But are they really healthy for you?
Dr. Douglas Graham, author of The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life, One Luscious Bite at a Time, has a great saying (I believe it’s from the Perfect Health Program) that:
“If it looks like pizza and if it tastes like pizza, it is going to digest just like pizza.”
In other words, while you may be eating “raw” pizza made up of dehydrated flax seeds, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, agave nectar, salt, etc., you are still eating a poorly combined, fatty, sugary, salty meal.
Yes, the raw pizza recipes are clearly better for you than the real thing. But BETTER doesn’t mean HEALTHY.
I eat raw because I want to be healthy and I’m sure you do too. That is why I consume simple, properly combined raw food recipes that digest easily, fuel my body, and taste delicious.
Are Your Recipes Simple and Healthy or Complicated and Junky?
There’s an easy way to find out if your raw recipes are healthy or not. Once you finish a meal, simply listen to your body.
Is your stomach gurgly? Are you bloated? Are you gassy? Do you feel numb and/or fatigued? Do you have an unpleasant taste in your mouth?
All of these are signs that the food you ate did not agree with you. You likely ate a poorly combined meal, probably high in fat and sugar.
For more on making simple and healthy raw vegan recipes, be sure to check out my 3 guidelines here (just follow the link).
Go raw and be fit,
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