Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Raw Food Diet For Kapha

Kapha will respond well to the lightness of fresh veggies and fruits, and small amounts of nuts and seeds. Kapha will have to watch their fat intake more than other doshas, and will probably need to stay around 10% or less of calories from fat. Minimize oily foods like avocado, coconut, olives, nuts and seeds, and salt, as kapha retains…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Raw Food Diet For Vata

Of all the doshas, vata will struggle the most with a raw food diet. That being said, it IS possible. Vata will need to include more root vegetables, warming spices, hot bevvies (there’s a whole section in my sweet recipe book!), hydrating raw soups and stews warmed in the Vitamix blender or dehydrator, and partially dehydrated marinated vegetables. I encourage…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

Cacao Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

If we are on the same wavelength, then… Cacao + fresh raspberries + sweet bananas = YESSSSS! I mean, seriously… If everyone knew that on a raw vegan diet, you can eat nice cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or snacks… Then wouldn’t everyone be doing it? When I eat cacao daily in nice creams, smoothies, and/or hot bevvies, I never…

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Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Vegan

All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber

Probiotics have been on trend for a while now. Bottles of probiotics in capsule form are all over the shelves of health food stores. Some are refrigerated… Some aren’t… We’re told yogurt is a FANTASTIC source…but is it? We’re told that fermented foods like sauerkraut are also a good source. Maybe you’ve heard of cultured cashew cheese… Perhaps you had…

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Health Education, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

DIY: Dried Tomatoes

I almost feel guilty writing this post, because it’s so dang easy. But still…I think it’s worth sharing. Many people do not make their own dried tomatoes. They buy them in the store. Unfortunately, they are commonly stored in oil, and/or often have sulphites in very high amounts (100ppm). And, sulphites are not our friends! According to a study in…

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Ayurveda, Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Surefire Way To Access More Energy

Carb the FRUIT up! Seriously… I know it’s a funny, catchy phrase a bunch of sometimes preachy vegans say… But it is also true. For years, I hopped from diet to diet. I tried all kinds of calorie restriction methods. I struggled with chronic low energy levels and poor mood. Then, I tried something new. I dropped my calorie restriction…

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Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Where Do You Get Your Protein? Part 2

Ok, so here is a typical day of low fat raw vegan eating. Breakfast: Hot Cocoa Lunch: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream Dinner: Omega-3 Walnut Dip with 2 heads of romaine lettuce I entered all of these foods into Cronometer, a food tracking website, and voila, all of my protein requirements were met. I ate nearly 50 grams of protein without…

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Raspberry Applesauce: Raw Recipe + Customize According To Your Ayurveda Dosha

This is such a tasty, easy to put together recipe. Ingredients are available any time of year. Does it follow natural hygiene food combining rules perfectly? No. If you follow food combining rules perfectly, eliminate the lemon juice and zest, and you should be fine. Otherwise, enjoy, and check out the recommendations for how to customize the recipe according to…

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