View Full Version : staying raw in... Mexico?
01-10-2008, 10:31 PM
Hi all... I will be vacationing to Mexico with my bf and his parents, staying in an all inclusive resort. I don't know what to expect as far as availability of fresh produce goes. I will bring my own raw snacks... nuts and seeds, I guess. Does anyone know what produce is local to Mexico... and is produce safe? I hear the water is no good, so how will they wash the fruits and veggies? Any advice?:confused:
That's great! You'll have a fantastic time. The all-inclusive resorts I have been to always had fresh fruit and salads/salad ingredients, not to mention fresh guacamole and salsa available around the clock. In resorts water is filtered, otherwise everyone would be getting ill. So don't worry, and enjoy!!
01-11-2008, 10:05 AM
You shouldn't have any problems staying raw at all. Fresh fruit everywhere and any mexican place can make you salad with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, guacamole (make sure its vegan-although not the traditional way to make it-some places put sour cream in it-maybe more so in the US though) salsa (make sure its raw or use pico de gallo) or avocado slices and lime juice to squeeze on top. Yummy!!!
Have fun! I wish I could go and get away from the Seattle rain and grey for awhile.
01-11-2008, 10:07 AM
Great! Thanks, I feel much better. I have definitely eaten in the US at places where they put sour cream in the gaucamole, so hopefully it will be vegan in Mexico, but I'll check. Glad to know water is okay and fruits and veggies should be abundant!:D
01-11-2008, 11:44 AM
a year and a half ago i took a trip to mexico for a week and found it super easy to maintain a raw diet while i was there! there's loads of fresh fruit everywhere, fruit trees galore-really, a raw foodist haven. i ate loads of fresh picked mangos, jicama, pineapple, and avocados while i was there. when i was out and about traveling, driving, i would often have to slow down because they have these ridiculously huge speedbumps on all the main roads where i was, and whenever i slowed down, locals would run up to our car, there arms full with fresh produce that they had picked and they try to sell it to us, for dirt cheap, really. it's really quite amazing. when they sell you jicama, they also give you fresh lime and cayenne, that's how they traditionally eat it down there.
mmmm...i want to go back to mexico.
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