2.05.2013

Mind & Body Wellness: Eat More Raw Food

raw food recipe peach cobbler
raw food peach cobbler

One of the easiest things you can do to be more healthy and vibrant is to integrate more raw food into your diet. It doesn't have to be complicated. I think the raw food community makes it so esoteric that people miss the basic point of eating more raw vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Of course they are trying to create a well-balanced completely raw diet, but I think if you bump your raw intake to at least one-third you'll start to see benefits. Here are some simple ways to increase your intake:

  • Add a salad to each meal. It doesn't have to be complex. You can simply grate some carrots, toss in sunflower seeds and spinach and you're good to go.
  • Eat fresh fruit for desserts and snacks
  • Drink more fruit smoothies
  • Blend your own version of V-8 using fresh vegetables
  • Snack on raw nuts in between meals

One of my favorite ways to increase my raw food intake is by making dessert. This peach cobbler is one of my favorites and it only takes a handful of staple ingredients. You can eat it for a snack, after dinner, or it could be a delicious breakfast.

Raw Food Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Serves 2

1/2 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
Cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
Fresh peaches (or frozen and thawed)

  1. Add the walnuts and almonds to the food processor and chop into fine bits.
  2. Add a dash or two of cinnamon to taste and blend some more.
  3. Add the honey to the nut mixture. Blend for about a minute until the mixture starts to clump.
  4. Scoop out some of the nut mixture and place it in a bowl. 
  5. Chop up the peaches into bite-size chunks.
  6. Top the nut mixture with the chopped peaches.

Variations:
  • You can substitute any other fresh fruit or a combination to make a different kind of cobbler such as blackberry or blueberry. You could use fresh apples and it would taste like apple pie. 
  • You can add raisins and ground flax seeds to make the mixture into a power bar for breakfast.
  • You can add some carob powder or raw cacao to the nut mixture and make a chocolate base for your dessert.


2 comments:

  1. Reminds me of a healthier granola!. Good idea, Beth.. I've been eating more raw foods-skips the clean up! and is more filling.

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  2. It is kind of like a granola! It reminds me of eating fruit and cookie dough. The mixture of nuts and honey is scrumptious. This idea of not having to cook and clean up is such a bonus too!

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