View Full Version : Staying raw in the Winter?!
10-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Hello...It's very easy staying raw in the Spring andSummer with all the fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. I think many of us will have a hard time during the colder months with not much of a variety. And what about Fall and Winter smoothies? Please Anyone, give us some ideas. I had an Almond banana pumpkin smoothie with raw maple syrup the other day. It was wonderful. But I need to stay creative or else....
10-25-2007, 09:13 PM
There should be some threads on this as I remember asking this last year. I live in AZ and it is still hot enough for AC in Phoenix area so I don't qualify. There are warming spices that really help alot like cayenne, ginger and curry if you allow those into your diet. Having a thyroid problem I don't do cold well but there are many raw foodists who do just fine. For me just having the food room temperature helps alot. Like flax crackers with avocado and salsa (I have lemon cumin and cayenne in the flax.)
10-25-2007, 10:27 PM
do you have a dehydrator? they're helpful. lots of good recipes around here. i have found that it isn't food that warms me. if it's that (warm foods) that you desire, maybe you could try taking a hot bath. ah so relaxing :)
10-26-2007, 11:25 AM
I will be getting a dehydrator soon. I'm a real smoothie fanatic. What are some good fruit fall smoothies? Or a friuit and veggie smoothie...
10-26-2007, 12:45 PM
I started out raw in Dec of last year. Two days after Christmas. I wasn't able to get to my dehydrator until mid-February (it was in storage). All I had was my Vitamix, a couple of cutting boards, and a knife when I started out. I do remember being VERY cold at first. But I think part of that is detox. It did help once I started adding things like cinnamon, curry, cayenne, and ginger and garlic to recipes as far as making it a warming food. It doesn't mean the food itself is warm, it means that those spices have a warming affect once inside the body.
Hope this helps!:D
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