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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Truffle Mashed Cauliflower | Raw Vegan | Gluten-Free

This recipe takes me back to the fine dining experiences of my childhood and adolescence… Imagine you’re in a French chateau high in the Rocky Mountains near your most favorite, treasured ski slopes. It’s winter time, and you’ve skied hard every day of your Christmas holiday vacation. The magic of live piano music flows through your body. A hot fire…

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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Berry Cacao Caramel Cake

Caught up in the swirl of the holidays, I created some delicious, swirling cakes. This recipe came to me while hosting my very first retreat in my home in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was one week of health, fitness, yoga, hiking, nature adventures, Reiki, ceremony, goal setting, heart connection, and DELICIOUS raw vegan food. Email me taylor@joyfulrawlife.com if you’d like to…

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Health, Health Education

The Surprising Reason Why Your Teeth May Suck On A Fruit-Based Diet

If you think your teeth suck because of all the fruit you eat, then you’re wrong…at least in part. Yes, you still need to: Brush and floss your teeth daily. Get dental cleanings regularly. Potentially supplement with vitamin K2. Swish your mouth with water after eating fruit and fruit juice, especially orange juice. Floss and/or chew dental gum after eating…

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Easy & Tasty Raw Vegan Soup | Gluten-Free & SOS-Free

I discovered this soup while on a roadtrip to my hometown, Monroe, Louisiana, where I attended an INCREDIBLE Reiki I training. Beforehand, I made the awesome decision to pack smart, and bring along my Vitamix and other essential ingredients. You can check out this video to see what I packed and ate while away. The soup recipe came to me…

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Raw Food Ayurveda Recipe: Jalapeño Pepper Poppers

Here’s the Recipe! Check out the RECIPE VIDEO here! Peppers: Ingredients: 8 jalapeño peppers 1/3 cup lime juice Process:  Remove stems, and slice pepper in half, lengthwise, ensuring that the flat sides will be on the bottom when you stuff the peppers. Remove seeds and pith from peppers, and reserve for future spicy sauces, dips, dressings, soups, and other recipes.…

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Smoothie Recipe: Secretly Green Cacao Cherry

It’s energizing… Delicious… Nutritious… PACKED with greens… Yet… It tastes like CHOCOLATE! Um…yes, please! Check out the recipe video here! Here’s the recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups power greens (or spinach) 2 cups water 4 medjool dates, pitted 2 tbsp cacao powder 4 bananas 1 cup sweet cherries, pitted 1 tbsp cacao nibs (optional) Process: Place greens, water, and dates in…

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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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Raw Food Diet For Pitta

Of all the doshas, the raw food diet is the best for fiery Pitta. Pitta is going to rock out on the cooling power of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pitta does need to be careful not to eat too much onion, garlic, and heating spices. I know, I know…this is hard, because pitta loves spicy food! You may be able…

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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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Probiotics In Daily Life: Fiber-Rich Diet, Supplements, Fermented Foods & Cultured Beverages

If you haven’t already, please check out my last post, All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber. It goes deep into what probiotics are, what they do for us, and how we are in relationship with them. Now, then… On to how we can use probiotics in daily life. Do we need to take pills? Are the pills…

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