to be raw or not to be raw
There is no doubt the raw food movement is immeasurably better than the standard american diet and that it can claim many achievements. I don’t believe though that the average person can detox their body and cleanse their cells just by going raw. First you have to eliminate the rubbish impacted in your tissues before the ultimate vibrating foods can really do what they were meant to do in our bodies. Fruit, especially, may be the queen bee but in a clogged acidic system it can do more harm than good. That being said a diet high in raw if used systematicly with cooked foods and even a few animal products, eaten alternately and in conjunction with systematic under-eating to quote Ehret, is the key to abundant health. The many raw food dishes out there can have their place in a cleansing lifestyle,
There are so many delicious dishes from the raw food movement. Many of them are way too dense and rich, full of nuts, oils and way too many ingredients. Occasionally as a treat though they can be fine. I try to find or create lighter versions of the typical raw food fare to include in my diet as a change, a treat or if I’m entertaining.
This dish is an example . it contains no oils but it does call for a cup of pine nuts, it is my understanding that the smaller the nut or seed the easier it is to digest therefore better for our purpose here, ie to lose weight and boost vitality.
Raw Vegan Pesto with Angel hair
3 cups spiralized zucchini/squash
2 cups herb salad mix
1 cup raw pine nuts
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup carrot/celery juice
salt and pepper to taste
sun dried tomatoes