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02-25-2007, 01:12 PM
hello, i am waiting for alissa's book to arrive. i have been interested in raw diet for 10 plus years, time to start! so i have given myself a goal. If i can change my diet habits to 90% raw at least then this summer i plan to buy a vitamix/dehydrator/sprouter, etc. all that jazz. i have a blender and a typical juicer and coffee grinder. i will be buying a food processor. I thought i would grow sprouts in jars, or is this too much trouble? and use the oven to dehydrate. my questions are regarding, how can i get started with my 30 day raw challenge? what prep do i need to do? it seems like a lot of work, sprouting, soaking, dehydrating. How can i assure i will have foods ready to eat, besides salads? does alissa's book walk you through the 30 day program with enough detail? basically any tips, hints, suggestions that you all can give me would be great to start me out on the right foot.
thank you all so much in advance!!! i look forward to this new lifestyle and sharing our successes.
02-25-2007, 02:04 PM
It can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Here is a simple menu that you can prepare with just your blender and juicer.
Breakfast: Carrot/apple/celery juice
Lunch: Bananas, dates
Dinner: Green smoothie made in a blender with spinach, mangos, blueberries and ground flax seeds.
Snack: Avocado & tomato wrapped in romaine lettuce.
02-25-2007, 02:22 PM
Welcome! You will love this healing way of eating.
Sorry though the oven will not work as a dehydrator. It heats too high and there is no fan which dehydrators have. Do a search on this, there's been lots of info posted.
And I agree, until Alissa's book arrives? Keep it simple. Fruits, veggies, green smoothies - my personal favorite!
02-25-2007, 04:13 PM
Simple is the best way to start out, and truthfully, that's the best way to stay. I have a citrus juicer for $10.00 (Black & Decker) that I use every day for juicing oranges, and if you want to throw that into a inexpensive blender and add bananas and other fruits and maybe a few romaine leaves and blend it up, you've got a delicious drink - full of vitamins. (Takes 5-10 minutes)Besides that, eat fresh sliced fruits and vegetables, snack on raw nuts, make almond milk and add cinamon and dates to it and blend it into a delicious shake - it so simple to do. Young coconuts are great too and you can do a lot with them. :)
02-25-2007, 05:15 PM
You'll love Alissa's book and it will help you get started. But until you get it, you can do simple or you can visit our recipe section as there are recipes there that don't require a lot of equipment.
Start out the way that you feel is right for you...if you sense you need a little variety from time-to-time, you can whip up some delicious treats to accompany your intake of fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds! Fresh is best, but making stuff can add fun and variety to your diet, especially in the beginning when transitioning from cooked to raw!
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