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And one of my omni friends wants to try this with me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> We're thinking of probably trying to go for consuming minimum 75% raw. As her mother has issues with diabetes which sound like they are from meat consumption, besides helping to clean me out it seems like showing them how easy and healthy this is could also have the benefit of shifting them away from the meat and improving her mother's health.<br><br>
So what are some quick and easy recipes that would be good to try? All of the kitchen equipment I have that can be used for this is a blender as well as a cutting board and knives. Thanks!
 

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So, you're looking to get 75% of your calories from raw foods? Cooked food calories can add up fast, so keep that in mind. The following are easy seasonal things to incorporate:<br><br>
I like to do the following:<br><br>
Several hunks of watermelon with chia (a few spoons, depending on amount of watermelon), blended then refrigerated. I drink this throughout the day.<br><br>
Green smoothies are a good way to eat more raw, especially in summer! I like mango, strawberry, orange and spinach a lot. If I need this to be a filling complete meal, I'll add chia/flax/hemp protein.<br><br>
Gazpacho is great too. Here's a good recipe I like:<br><br>
8-10 very ripe tomatoes<br>
1 cucumber<br>
1 red bell pepper<br>
2-3 cloves garlic<br>
1 tablespoon raw olive oil or 6 raw, pitted black olives (I love this, but it may be too bitter for you)<br>
1/2 teaspoon cayenne<br>
Splash of umeboshi vinegar or a bit of salt<br><br><br>
Add all soup ingredients in the blender and blend. It's good if you refrigerate it for a few hours. Mix in or top with chopped green onion, diced cucumbers and diced avocado for garnish just before serving.<br><br>
Sprouting is something you can do to increase raw and it's easy, no special fancy equipment needed.<br><br>
I like to go for a raw breakfast, add a big salad to lunch and dinner and have fruit, nuts and seeds for snacks. That's high raw right there!
 

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The gazpacho recipe looks tasty, and I'm a huge olive fan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Question though, I have been using the spouted grain tortillas and bread to make sandwiches, not sure if that's safe to use to make sandwiches if I'm trying to eat more raw. Pretty much the 25% cooked is an allowance allowing for how much I have to eat out because of my schedule.
 

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Yes, raw black olives are very bitter though (the canned ones you can buy aren't raw), my favorites are Peruvian black olives. Pricey but I love them!<br><br>
The Ezekiel wraps are not raw, but they are great and I love them. It's easy to make a high raw wrap using them. I like to make seed cheese and use it as a spread and then stuff it with arugula, spinach, sunflower seed sprouts, shredded beets and carrots and onion of some sort. Nori works well in there too for taking this to work or out for the day and can keep the wrap from getting soggy if you put the nori next to the Ezekiel tortilla and spread the seed cheese on that first.
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The gazpacho recipe looks tasty, and I'm a huge olive fan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Question though, I have been using the spouted grain tortillas and bread to make sandwiches, not sure if that's safe to use to make sandwiches if I'm trying to eat more raw. Pretty much the 25% cooked is an allowance allowing for how much I have to eat out because of my schedule.</div>
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I think I've had those kinds of olives before. Very tasty.<br><br>
I've been using the Ezekial wraps, though my most recent one has been alfalfa, hummus, and tofurkey, and I tried adding vegan mozzarella in the one I had right before I went to work tonight, which was awesome together. I'm thinking that would probably be tasty if I tried it with tomato and maybe another vegetable instead of tofurkey. Though I love nori with a passion, so I'm definitely trying the trick of layering that with the tortilla!<br><br>
I'm definitely loving the green smoothies too. The one I had when I woke up today was banana, kale, peach soy yoghurt, and agave nectar. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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RE: the nori, I love doing that with wraps to help them be more portable, last longer when being out all day!<br><br>
To make the wraps more raw, using seed cheese instead of hummus is a good option. Here are some good recipes and ideas. <a href="http://www.almondessence.com/ebook/seedcheeseebook.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.almondessence.com/ebook/seedcheeseebook.pdf</a>
 

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Awesome, I'll definitely check it out when I'm home from work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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This YouTube channel's got all kinds of yummy-sounding recipes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/aniphyo?blend=1&ob=5" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/user/aniphyo?blend=1&ob=5</a><br><br>
My diet's in desperate need of cleaning up right now, so I should probably be leaning in this direction a bit myself. I've always liked the idea of light lunches that are raw or closer to raw (like tortillas with beans and other veggies: the tortilla and beans being the only non-raw part). I think I feel more energetic in the afternoon if I eat that way, whereas a heavier supper doesn't seem to affect me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Awesome, thank you for that link! I'll have to open it when I get home from work, opening up YouTube or anything with a file attachment isn't a good idea to do on the work computer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Celery with a nut or seed spread (know that not everyone considers all nuts raw)<br>
Apples with a bit of Cinnamon<br>
Zucchini noodles (just cut them up yourself with a knife) with sauce (such as pesto or a no cook tomato)<br>
I love salads so those would be huge for me<br>
There are some great recipes for RAWSANGA out there, maybe try one of them? (I plan to try some soon)<br><br>
Other than that you have already gotten some great other inputs =)<br><br>
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Oh don't forget you can lettuce wrap your wraps too!
 
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