Nah – Just RAW VEGAN!
As I already announced on various Social Media channels, I am doing the unimaginable! Me – lover of delicious hummus, luxurious avocado toast and peanut butter topped everything – is going raw vegan!
Raw vegan, wtf?
To make sure we are on the same page: Raw veganism is a plant-based diet that involves no cooking. No food is heated above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius). Foods are eaten fresh, dehydrated with low heat or fermented.
Am I kidding?
Nope! Believe me or not, I came up quite spontaneously with this amazing idea! I have been dealing with a few health issues lately and put on a little extra weigh – all the great vegan options around, who could blame me! On my way to become the best possible version of myself, I decided to give it a try! I want some of that inner glow raw vegans are spreading and give my body a detox from all the processed foods and cooked stuff. And ice cream, looots of delicious ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, I still think bread is life. But is it really the best I can do for myself? I will see soon.
When I first went vegan I was happy to find vegan options wherever I went and of course, had to try it all too! I love whole, plant-based foods and always have. I would consider myself a decent cook. Curiosity has been a key during my first three years as a vegan and curiosity led me to step up my game.
What is there left for me to eat?
A raw foods diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming. If this sounds rather unexciting to you, check out Mimi Kirks recipe page. The raw vegan was voted sexiest Vegetarian over 50, when she was actually 70 then… Just saying.
Is raw veganism the non-plus-ultra of plant-based diets?
For me there is not such thing as a perfect diet. I still think that as long as you are eating vegan and giving the best to avoid exploitation of animals (and humans!), you are on the right path. Even if you are only just trying to reduce your intake of meat and dairy products – You have my support. Baby steps are better than no progress at all. The good will counts.
So far so good. The next days and weeks will be one big fruit and veggie party! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to keep track of my progress, ups and downs, delicious RAW recipes (hope not to promise too much) and honest thoughts on this journey. Maybe I even share some nudes. For proof of progress of course 😛
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Cheers, Jen May -the raw vegan newbie.