Now, don't get excited - I'm not pregnant or having a child anytime soon ;) I just watched a wonderful little YouTube video today of Summer Kolesar speaking with Paul Ni son about raising raw children and got inspired... You can see that video HERE. Summer is a beautiful soul si*star* who I had the pleasure to meet when I spoke in Asheville in 2007. If I recall correctly, she was raised ‘semi–wild’ in Canada, foraging the bounties of nature and she is still a wonderful wild–food gatherer to this day, plus all–round gorgeous raw goddess and mother ;)
As you may recall, the current RawReform GiveawayContest is also about raising children raw (you can see the details for the giveaway HERE to win a signed copy of Shazzie’s latest book, Evie’s Kitchen ). We have wonderful suggestions flowing in daily by email about how to best help children eat healthier food... SO, with all this wonderful info buzzing around, I felt inspired to compile a list of useful resources for those interested in raising children raw. This is actually smthg people ask me about often, although I am not (yet ;) a mother, so I thought it would be helpful to collect all these fabulous resources together in one place, for all to enjoy ;) (FYI - I also just posted this info to the main RawReform site in the articles section HERE, in case you'd like to refer to it without the food logs etc in the middle ;)
Here we go:
*http://www.thegardendiet.com – beautiful Jinjee is raw mum ext–raw–dinaire to at least five little ones – she has masses of info, pics, ebooks, magazines, audios, videos and more to share on pregnancy, ecstatic birth, child–raising and more... *http://www.rawmom.com – fabulous site that is home (among other things) to a blog where different raw mums from around the world write weekly, sharing guidance.
1 quart water little mug of spicy tea 1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, turnip, kale, local greeeeeeens, Jerusalem artichoke, purple cabbage, fennel, endive, ginger, lime 2 cups energy soup with flax crackers and tahini on the side, followed by three little yumpots of durian ice cream = YUMMM :) 3 cups water double shot of wheatgrass 2 cups energy soup with flax crackers and tahini on the side, followed by a little bowl of blended sweet yum: carob powder, lucuma powder, maca, cinnamon, vanilla powders, with gojis and water little cup rooibus tea 3 cups water
1 quart water little mug of spicy tea 1.5 cups veggie juice: celery, turnip, kale, local greeeeeeens, Jerusalem artichoke, purple cabbage, fennel, endive, ginger, lime 3 cups water double shot of wheatgrass 2 cups energy soup with flax crackers and tahini on the side, followed by a little bowl of blended sweet yum: carob powder, lucuma powder, maca, cinnamon, vanilla powders, with gojis and water little cup rooibus tea 3 cups water
Foods that children seem to LOVE :) As previously mentioned, I am not yet a mother – from what I’ve observed of raw children however, these seem to be some of their favourite foods:
The biggest struggle most raw parents seem to have is getting greeeeens into the little loves...well, here’s sending you all great gushing green smoothie love... ;)
Ok, I listed everything that came to mind here about raising children raw...I hope this is useful to at least some of you ;) I’m sure there are other wonderful resources out there too – feel free to leave a comment below HERE if there are other links/books etc you’d love to see added to this list :) Also remember that you can see this article HERE for reference without the food logs etc...
ENJOY :) One love, Angela. xxx
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