There is a significant percentage of people worldwide seeking and implementing the Organic Vegan Living/Raw Food approach to healing. This is being evidenced by the existence of hundreds of similar of Vegan Living/Raw Food restaurants opening in every major city around the world.
Whether we incorporate 50%, 75% or 100 % of this lifestyle into our daily dietary and awareness regimen, our overall health and well being increases exponentially.
The following Living Food recipes are some of our family favorites. They all help in the process of detoxification and cleansing, naturally. You will see in the recipes that the food is not heated and some are actually germinated and fermented to create the enzymes we all so desperately need. Some of the recipes can be found in our book, “Heal From The Inside Out, A Health Primer for Cleansing and Nourishing Body, Mind and Soul.”
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Golden Flax Seed Drink
(Great Breakfast Drink) serves 1
Great added fiber to cleanse and regulate the colon
1 – 2 heaping tablespoons Golden Flax Seeds (mild acting fiber, superior to psyllium)
2 cups clean pure water
1 tsp – 1 Tbs Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Omega 3-6-9
(helps with digestion, lowers cholesterol and soothes the intestinal lining)
1/2 fresh grapefruit (least acid fruit) or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbs – 1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 inch Fresh ginger and fresh tumeric to taste
Several leaves of Fresh Kale, celery and/or romaine lettuce to taste
1 tsp – 1 Tbs of your favorite powdered green food
5-10 drops liquid Stevia to taste
Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. If your blender
is not powerful enough to grind the flax seeds grind them in a
coffee grinder first, then place in the blender.
Double recipe for 2 and so on
Raw Buckwheat Drink
Full of living enzymes, minerals, vitamins and protein!
Great for breakfast or any ‘ole time!
1 cup organic raw hulled buckwheat
3-4 cups clean pure water
Stevia to taste
Soak buckwheat for 3 hours. Drain and germinate overnight. Place in blender with all ingredients and blend until smooth. If using fruit you can use the soak water. Serves two.
For those who have low blood sugar
and need more protein!
Adding soaked almonds, sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds to the Buckwheat Drink will keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. The Buckwheat Drink replaces soy or rice protein shakes that are so popular today and does not have the side effects of constipation and bloating that so many people experience.
Remember to Chew your liquids, and liquify your solids
Digestion begins in the mouth!
Sesame and Almond Milk
High in calcium, magnesium, protein, enzymes and minerals. Adding Sesame or Almond Milk to your daily diet is the natural way to protect against osteoporosis. It builds bones and muscles, helps you feel stronger and increases overall stamina and immunity. My wife and I simply love these milks. You can actually feel your body and your cells being nourished and absorbing this super nutrition! It tastes great with nothing added. This is a great way to start your day!
1 cup organic (unhulled) brown sesame seeds or almonds
7 cups clean pure water
vanilla extract or fresh vanilla bean
Stevia to taste
Soak sesame seed for 6-8 hours and almonds for 24 hours. Drain and rinse. Place in blender with water. Blend on high speed for several minutes. Over a bowl, pour mixture into a cheese cloth or a stainless steel strainer and drain milk into bowl. Using a spoon to stir and mash mixture in a strainer is helpful. Throw out the hulls and pulp, chill and enjoy as an ice cold glass of milk or over your favorite cereal.
Sunflower Seed Pate
This is similar to Seed Cheese but less fermented. Use this pate as a spread on crackers or in sandwiches, add to salad dressings or just enjoy it by the spoonful. Be creative!
2 cups (hulled) organic sunflower seeds
3 Tbs. parsley and/or cilantro
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbs. lemon or lime juice
tsp. Celtic or real salt, substitute dulse if desired
2 Tbs. Sesame Tahini
Soak sunflower seeds 6-8 hours. In the morning drain, rinse well and sprout for 2 hours in a large bowl. Leave sunflower seeds in bowl and fill with water to float the loosened seed skins out of the top of the bowl. This helps retain freshness and color of finished pate. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or put through a Champion Juicer with the solid plate.
Green Goddess Soup
1 Organic Avocado
1 Organic Zuccini
2 -3 large leaves Organic Chard – or 2 cups Organic Spinach
(remove inner hard core of kale and just use green leafy part)
1 leaf Organic Kale (remove inner hard core and just use green leafy part) kale is an excellent bitter green but tends to make soup a bit more bitter I use only a half of a leaf
1 Cup Organic Cilantro (may use more if you like the taste of cilantro
1 to 1 Cups water (depending upon how thick you wish to make the soup)
1 Organic Lime, freshly squeezed or slice of an Organic Lemon, freshly squeezed
Teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan Salt
Optional: Spices such as cumin, fresh ginger, etc.
Chop the zuccini, chard or spinach, kale (remove hard inner core of the kale and chard leaves first and use just leafy parts.
Blend all ingredients in Vitamix Blender until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with fresh parsley, cilantro, herbs, sprouts, sprouted mung beans and/or sprouted sunflower greens. etc.