Friday, February 1, 2013

A Little More about Raw

Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know about my admiration for the power of raw foods.  Unlike cooked food, raw food retains all of its nutrients and all of its enzymes.  Enzymes are needed for every single function and activity that the body does.  When you eat raw food and your body absorbs those enzymes, it functions more efficiently, and your cells regenerate and heal at their deepest level.  Adding raw foods into your diet where you can makes a tremendous difference.  

Like any food preparation, raw food can be incredibly simple, or more complicated.  Raw foodists talk about dehydrators, and sprouting.  That may seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t need to be.  Sprouting is quite easy.  And you don’t have to dehydrate to enjoy good raw food.

I will do a lesson on sprouting in the near future!  But in the meantime, here is a simple entrée that you can do without any fancy machines or equipment.  Sprouts can be purchased at any health food store or market.

Avocado with Sprouts (Raw)

(serves 2)

2 avocadosJuice from 2 lemonssprouts of any kind (I used lentil sprouts and clover sprouts)1 carrot, grated2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped10 or so oil cured black olives, choppedhandful of pumpkin seeds

Halve the 2 avocados and remove the pits. Remove 1 Tbsp of avocado from each and add to a blender with the lemon juice. Puree until very smooth.

Combine the other ingredients in a bowl, and combine well, mixing in the avocado/lemon dressing from your blender.  Stuff in each avocado half and enjoy!

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