I am very interested in making the transition from my vegan diet to one consisting only of raw foods. Is there any advice you would give a full time college student with little time on her hands? How can I keep my calorie intake high enough? What foods are good on the run?
I'm thinking it would be best to make it a gradual trnasition, so I was going to start with a raw breakfast, and snacks then eventually lunch and dinner as well. What are good breakfast options?
Can I soak oats in water overnight (or is that breaking 'the rules')? I'm 100% naive on this matter, so some basic info would help tremendously!
Steel-cut oats aren't steamed, so you can use them in your diet.
With all the nuts, seeds, oils & butters & dried fruits, there's no difficulty in getting the energy you need from raw foods. Without a dehydrator, it might be difficult to make some of the nut and seed porridges preferred by those who need a heavy breakfast in the morning. The woman at fromsadtoraw.com has compiled a lot of recipes and there is a long list of smoothies & shakes you can try before your imagination catches up with your schedule. Personally I prefer green salads, with or without rich dressings, or fruit. If in a hurry and have a long morning ahead, a fuji apple with almond butter does the trick.
Find your staple and let it help you get through the first few months. It could be a nut or nut butter, seed dressing, avocado or other fruit, etc.
You can buy raw grains and beans at HFSs. I would advise you to eat a lot of raw grains, beans and nuts. If you eat enough fruit, veggies, beans, grains and nuts, you should be okay protein-wise. What about calcium?