View Full Version : How do I stay raw when I travel alot?
03-18-2009, 10:55 AM
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum, but love the energy and camraderie on here!
I've been 90% raw since the beginning of the year.
I'm British, but I'm based in LA, where it is very easy to be raw.
I travel alot as part of my job, and this is where it becomes difficult.
When I'm staying in hotels, salads every day, that you have no idea whether they are organic or not, can become very boring!
I have a personal blender that i carry with me, but when you are travelling to colder climates- like Sweden where i was recently, where the temperature was -6, a cold smoothie and salads all day were not that appealing!
I'm currently in London staying with my brother, which is fine- I bought him and his wife a processor, which I have been using to tempt them with delicious raw apple and choc mousse pies!
I'd like to know how others manage when travelling.
If it wasn't for all the different voltages in various countries, I'd be travelling with my vitamix!
What I need is a travel sized processor- Is there such a thing??
03-18-2009, 11:25 AM
Maybe you could buy/make a lot of dried food to take with you as well, that won't be cold to eat at all or bring avocadoes with you. the smallest food processor i've seen is a 3 cup cuisinart on amazon.
03-18-2009, 02:34 PM
i was also going to suggest some dehydrated food...maybe some fruit leathers, flax crackers, "energy bars" (nuts and dried fruit).
also, for those cold climates i find ginger very warming.
03-19-2009, 08:52 AM
Yes I soooo would dehydrate and carry so as to stay raw.
Also if you make a "soup mix" of dehy carrots,onions,potatoes,any other veggies and add spices....then you have dry soup mix in a bag. Add water to it and warm to temp,soaking of course....then enjoy soup!!!
03-19-2009, 11:01 AM
I'm struggling with this as well - my first business trip since going 100% is coming up in 2 weeks.
I'll only be gone 24 hours for this one - and I'm considering a water fast frankly! I arrive at the airport, book into an airport hotel, present the next morning, and leave around noon.
I'll have some more difficult trips/longer ones/and clients who already order special vegan meals for me. I don't know how I'm going to manage this in the future with work trips.
Especially when eating out with clients is a big part of the job on the trips, having drinks, and cementing bonds for the company. SIGH!
concerns I have
With taking dehydrated stuff with you or other food stuffs:
- luggage is randomly x-rayed
- carry on is all x-rayed
Can you hand the food over to the security person? Would they understand, or test for plastic explosives?????
03-19-2009, 11:27 AM
I have asked for special consideration for homeopathy remedies.They are obliging.Esp with food they might get it,maybe not but they will prob be workable.
03-19-2009, 11:31 AM
You could just tell people you have severe allergies and you have to keep food with you at all times because you can't really eat out. Or if with clients and you order a plain salad, just say something like that, severe food allergies and you have to be careful. People just shrug it off and think oh poor thing.
03-19-2009, 04:53 PM
haven't read any of the other responses yet sorry :o
I work at a health food store (spreading the raw word wooho!) and have a decent selection of raw bars.. so we have a yoga instructor who travels a lot- she comes in and simply buys lots of bars as her "airplane food". Her personal favorite seems to be Raw Revolution's Spirulina bar :D
And when you're out and about, you can always order salads and carry your own seeds/nuts to make it more filling
03-19-2009, 08:53 PM
if your biggest concern is the irradiation from the x-ray machine at security, you are probably in really good shape, I personally am not at the point where I would be sweating that.
03-20-2009, 01:59 AM
Randomly stumbling through stumbleupon I saw a geek travel kit with a whole bunch of adaptors for different types of power outlets around the world. I'd suggest if you can get a hold of a kit like this it would make things so much easier to travel with a blender/food proccessor.
I travel with my blender (I only take one thing and prefer the blender over the food processor as I can make smoothies) but it's only in the one country.
Raw bars are a great staple, and pre made will definitely get through customs more eaisly than homemade stuff unfortunately.
I take green powders as well (for nutrition, and mine has omega 3 in it), and nuts etc.
I also do a bit of online research about the place I'm going to, finding health food stores, fresh food markets etc. you could always give em a call to see what they have as well.
I've found that local veg forums are great too, people often know of the best places to get fresh organic stuff on these forums or can direct you where to get the info.
Good luck, it gets easier with time!
03-20-2009, 08:00 AM
Oh, really quick
DO NOT USE MOTOR DEVICES WITH A TRANSFORMER IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
You will burn out the motor. Transformers change the voltage, but not the Hz of the AC. This will make the motor run hotter and slower.
(ruined so many electrical devices when we moved to israel)
03-20-2009, 06:38 PM
I read raw model eats a lot of almond butter and apples. I recently went on a trip and took green powder, too.
03-21-2009, 11:27 AM
thanx guys for all your advice...i've never used my dehydrator.. better start!
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