This past year, I have been drawn more to a raw food way of living. Why? The Science proves that cooking our food not only destroys the nutrition and enzymes, but also chemically changes our food from the substances we need for health into free-radicals and poisons that eventually destroys our health.
I have been trying my best to eat a 80% live, nutritionally-dense organic uncooked and unprocessed foods. By doing this I am enjoying delicious meals that optimize my health by alkalizing my body.
Heating food above 118 degrees F, causes the chemical changes that create acidic toxins, including the carcinogens, mutagens and fee-radicals associated with diseases like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.
I have found that eating raw is not expensive and that it is not time consuming like alot of us think. I am a very busy lady and still find the time to eat this way. I have found that a raw food diet is one of the easiest, most convenient and most economical ways to live! Because when you follow a raw food diet , you eat mostly organic food, which is 100% or more nutritionally dense and loaded with the available electrons/energy.
As our bodies learn to to absorb this additional nutrition and energy we eat less, we have more energy. This in return lowers your food costs, as well as your health care expense, far below of what it is when we eat empty calories filled with acidic toxins.
With all of that said, I am going to share with you a couple of Raw desert Recipes that are absolutely delicious! One of these recipes the "Coconut Pecan Pie Bites" was passed on to me by a terrific lady and friend Lovey Jane Van Benthusen . She literally cured herself of cancer. To read Loveys story click on her name. The other recipe I am sharing with you " Pine Nut Pudding" I picked up from a raw food class I took from Paul Nison , a raw food chef. Check out his site also by clicking on his name.
Both of these recipes call for organic dates. Now up untill I decided to go raw I had never ate a date (organic or not) in my life. I have been missing out on a very nutrional and very sweet deal , by not incorporating these sweet bombs in my life sooner...for sure! Both recipes will curb your sugar desire, but neither include sugar...Yay!
This first recipe is my favorite! I make these at the beginning of each week. My son Zachary and I eat these throughout the week. Zachary loves them in his school lunch. They come in very handy in many ways, but when I am out and about and have no time to actually sit down and eat. They are very convenient, nutritious and yummy!
Coconut Pecan Pie Bites
12 organic medjool dates 24 raw pecan halves 1/4 cup organic dried coconut shredded 1/8 tsp sea salt
Pull the dates apart gently into two halves and pull out the pit. Do this for all the dates.
Now take the 24 pecan halves and carefully check them for shell pieces, nothing worse than a piece of shell in a dessert. Now take one of the date halves and press the pecan grooved side up into the center of the date, pressing it in far enough that the edges of the date squash up around the pecan. Do this with the rest of the dates and pecans.
Put the coconut and salt together on a small plate and mix it up. Press each individual date/pecan sticky side down into the coconut/salt. Press them a couple of times to really get the coated.
Pine Nut Pudding
1 cup raw organic pine nuts 1 cup organic medjool dates 1 cup water nutmeg (optional)
Blend all ingredients in a vitamix or blender of choice. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired.