Hi. I am Laura-Jane The Rawtarian from therawtarian.com and I just wanted to provide you with a really quick overview and introduction and welcome to the world of raw food, and I just wanted to start with a bang and let you know that you don’t have to do everything perfectly. You don’t have to get all the equipment. You don’t have to read every article there is to know.
But what you do need to do, what I encourage you to do today, if possible, is to make your first raw food recipe if you haven’t done so already.
I’m going to give 3 choices in this video depending on what kind of equipment that you have. As you may know already, a raw foodist who has been raw for a long time and has all the equipment will tend to have a blender, a food processor, and perhaps even a dehydrator which will makes things crispy, but I’m going to guess you don’t have all those things today and that’s okay.
First of all, if you have blender, I really encourage you to make a green smoothie, and what a green smoothie is it’s just a really nice fruity thick filling drink that is about 2/3 fruit and 1/3 or even less than 1/3 greens. So it looks green but it tastes extremely sweet. So if you do have a blender, I encourage you to make a green smoothie.
If you have a food processor, I encourage you to make one of my most popular recipes which is a brownie recipe which is very, very easy. Your food processor which is essentially a big container with a large blade in it similar to a blender, you’re going to place walnuts and some dates and some cacao powder and you’re going to make a chocolaty brownie and then you’re going to basically dump that mixture down into a pan and squish it and just put it in the fridge and it’s going to harden up to a really nice batch of brownies for you. So brownies if you love chocolaty things and you have a food processor, I would encourage you to make that first. So you can make your green smoothie or brownies so those are 2 great options if you have a blender or a food processor.
Now what happens if you have neither of those things? Well, I would encourage you to make one of my many dessert recipes that are raw and vegan but don’t require any equipment at all. And usually if we’re going to start with a dessert recipe, that might be something like I had a really nice sesame seed bar recipe which basically how that works is you have a nice, big bowl, and you’re going to throw in a bunch of ingredients and stir them together and then press that mixture down into a pan and put that in the freezer to solidify.
So those are some really nice introductory options to explore with raw food and again I just want to encourage you to not put it off because I get a lot of amazing emails and contact from all of you beautiful people and a lot—I know some of us tend to want to do things really perfectly the first time and so we delay our start because we want to do it right and we want to have all the good equipment and everything, but I think that if you could just—if you’re interested in raw food and you are watching this video, then I think if you could just select one of those recipes and try as soon as possible, even if it’s maybe today or maybe life is too busy today or you’re at work right now, and maybe you could try that this weekend.
So again, you could get all of those recipes for free at therawtarian.com. And remember I talked about brownies so just do a search for brownie. I talked about the green smoothie, and I also talked about sesame seed bars or have a variety of other recipes that don’t require any equipment as well. So I hope this video has been really helpful for you. Again, I’m just encouraging you to just start small and again you don’t have to go completely raw, but what you should do if you’re interested in raw food is try to make one raw recipe as soon as you can. So I’m Laura-Jane from therawtarian.com, where I specialize in simple, satisfying raw food recipes, and I really am looking forward to hearing all about how your first raw food recipe went. Thank you so much for joining me, and I’ll talk to you soon.
This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with like-minded, qualified health care professional(s). I wish you success on your raw journey!