View Full Version : A few questions.....
01-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Ok these things are a bit unrelated but i didn't want to start a bunch threads so here goes..
1.I'm day five raw, starting my u know what any second, and DIEING FOR CHOCLATE!!!! I bought carob today, i wanted to make these brownie balls to have on hand that call for tahini but couldn't find any. Can anyone reccomend a simple choclate recipe that doesn't call for a food dehydrator? I did a search on these boards but i feel like the search function is so difficult because it turns up so many random results.
2.I am sooo broken out. when i am pregnant i break out it big cycstic like acne on my face and chest and it hurts bbbbaaaaddd....well that how i am breaking out now!! Not quiet as bad but very close. Did any one else experience this going raw??
3.I just wanted to add that this is the first day i have actually felt different in my raw lifestyle. the first 5 days i was just sick as a dog and felt like i'd rather die then continue on, but i did, and today i was so glad i did!!! At work my cousin told me she was so happy because i was me again, i got out of bed at 7 and didn't even skip a beat, and here i am, not tired at all, lately whenever i come home i get everything done and the girls ready for bed as fast as i can so i can just lay somewhere and count down the minutes until our 8 o clock bed time. I am so greatful to be feeling this way and i can't wait until tomorrow to see what else raw brings me!! Now if only my skin would clear up!
Thanks everyone. i can't beleive i discovered raw! It's so easy and makes me so happy! (except when i was detoxing, it made me soo noooot happy!) I can't wait to see what it does to me in the days to come!
01-02-2008, 09:42 PM
#1: Coconut Oil Fudge has been floating around on RFT - and it is SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS... and SERIOUSLY EASY AND quick!!
1 1/2 cups coconut oil
1 1/2 cups honey (or agave) I actually used less ... cuz I don't like really sweet SWEET stuff.
1 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Put boiling water into the bottom portion of a double boiler - In the top bowl or pot - put coconut oil - melt it to liquid - add in the cocoa powder - until it all melts together - add in the rest of the ingredients and wa~laaa -- you've got the most AMAZING CHOCOLATE GOODNESS EVER CREATED!!!
pour in a pan or pyrex - I added some chopped almonds to the top for purdy'ness!! :D
put it in the fridge ... then it will harden to a fudge consistency
this recipe has my SAD eating friends begging for more!!! the coconut oil can be a bit pricy - but this fudge lasts a long time and is simply DECADENTLY DELICIOUS!
#2: As you are detoxing - your body will push the toxins out in many ways -- one of which happens to be that you will break out. Just push thru it -- it WILL pass. Keep your bowels moving -- maybe eat a lot of prunes, get a colonic or take an herbal supplement - Cascara Sagrada. It helps to stimulate the peristaltic action of the colon without becoming habit forming. It will help to get the toxins out of your system faster. ALSO IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to DRINK LOTS AND LOTS of water.... when you think you've had enough water -- DRINK MORE!
#3: Now remember.... your body will continue to go thru phases of detox - you've only been thru the first phase. As your body changes and heals - the vibrant energy and nutrition reaches a deeper level (like layers of an onion) and you begin to detox at a deeper level. So if symptoms pop up now and again - don't get discouraged... KNOW that the raw foods are doing what they are supposed to do ... and your body is responding as it's supposed to respond!!
So glad that you are enjoying the ride... rawk on!!
01-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Oh my goodness Starfire--you reminded me that I LOVE prunes!! And I haven't eaten them once since I went raw! What was I thinking?! :eek:
Now I'm off to track down some raw prunes. Wow. I can't believe I had forgotten about one of my all time favorite foods! Thanks a million!
01-02-2008, 10:01 PM
when I'm craving chocolate I make raw brownie
base: walnuts, dates and raw cacao powder
frosting: avocado, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, vanilla, agave
if you want the full recipe with measurements I can find it for you:)
01-02-2008, 10:26 PM
ooo that would be so great!!! also can i sub carob for cocoa powder? do they taste different?
01-02-2008, 10:43 PM
yes you can use carob instead, it will taste different but some people prefer the carob, I don't mind either really but I do love the taste of chocolate!
1 cup of walnuts (unsoaked)
1 cup of dates (pitted and unsoaked)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or carob)
Place in food processor and blend till well blended. It should be kind of sticky so that it holds together as the base.
The recipe then says to put the base in a springform pan and put in fridge for 30 mins. I have never put it in the fridge before putting frosting on top I just make sure the base is sticky enough from the dates to hold together without being put in the fridge.
2 small ripe avocados
1/2-3/4 cup agave
1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or carob)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of sea salt
dash of cinnamon if you wish
Blend everything in a food processor or blender and put on the brownie.
You can garnish it with banana or strawberries, my personal favourite is blueberries! Or even better having it with raw banana ice cream!:D
01-02-2008, 10:47 PM
oh that sounds so good! i want to make both recipes tomorrow!!! what is a spingform pan? how do i make raw ice cream?? Leave it to me to make raw desserts before even attempting real food!!
01-02-2008, 10:52 PM
A springform pan I'm not sure it's not a term I hear much in NZ but what I'm assuming it is is those cake tins that have the surrounds that are open and closed by a spring... maybe. I just use a plate and build up a level surface of brownie however large I want.
For banana ice cream all you do is get 2 bananas peel them and put them in the freezer. When they are frozen put them in the food processor and add a little agave or cinnamon if you wish. All depends on how sweet you like it and what you like, you could add dried fruits or nuts, anything really.
It comes out a really yum soft serve consistency!
This is making me hungry.. I'm on day 9 of my master cleanse and starting to dream of food!:p
01-02-2008, 10:55 PM
someone posted a recipe a while ago for a shake that they make when they get monthly cravings
5 soaked dates
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon of flax oil
1-2 tablespoons of coconut flakes, juice or oil
Add water to desired consistency and blend
I made this once, I used coconut oil (apparently it can help with cravings) I didn't use flax oil though. It was really yum but I didn't add enough water so I ended up eating it with a spoon like a pudding!
01-02-2008, 11:14 PM
omg everything sounds so good! U should have called this the pms thread!!!! I am going to make all these things! My kids will think they've died and gone to heaven!
01-03-2008, 09:48 AM
Hang in there girl! The breaking out totally blows, but it is a necessary evil. Chocolate will def make you feel better and those are some kick ass recipes you've been given. This may be indelicate advice I'm about to offer but it does wonders for me when I'm breaking out. Enemas. Pure. Water. Enemas. Healthy complexions start in the ass, for sure! When toxins are moving out of your body at a rate that your eliminative processes can't keep up with, they get re-absorbed into your bloodstream and re-appear as headaches, fatigue, mucous, and SKIN ERUPTIONS.
Employing some "detox helpers" will speed the process along and one of the cheapest and most effective things you can do are the enemas. Colon cleansing is a lifesaver thru these times.
Other than that, rejoice girl! Look at you getting your cleanse on! Toxins are pouring out of you and that is totally awesome.
01-03-2008, 09:56 AM
this is what i had for breakfast:
ground raw cacoa
ground flax seeds
squirt of agave
spoonful of tahini
water. (or ice, but i don't like things cold)
spinkle of cayenne
blend, drink, be happy!!!
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