New to raw

I have been very inspired by raw food by people in my life. But... I am not too sure where to begin.

Is there a suggestion for what I should start with?

In thanks,


  • michigan romanmichigan roman Raw Master

    im 20 year vegan / past 8 on and off raw , drinking only water and eating only whole plant foods with zero processed . i go on like 8 month raw runs then get tired of salads and start adding one or all of boiled potato / brown rice / dry beans / steamed vegi which are the only cooked things i eat . my raw staples are :

    - bananas : 24/7 rib stickin fuel

    - walnuts : go great with banana and the oil n protein mix provides strength

    - avacado : many ways to add it , and a good omega source plus very filling

    - home made almond milk smoothies with banana n dry dates : filling

    - salads : mixed greens - lotta brocoli - lotta seeds like sesame / hemp / sun - lotta avacado

    - in season fruit :

    - home made trail mix :

    8 years ago i also started fasting , have juice fasted up to 30 days . water to 10 . that helped me get better grip on my cravings for cooked / processed / unhealthy foods , a great health tool that this society foolishly over looks imo . a good way to start ive termed ' the monday fasting club ' , every sunday 6pm after eating as much as want all weekend go on a 24 to 48 hour juice n water fast . its easy after piggin out all weekend to do 24 . once you get that goin and extend to 48 and beyond you realize you dont have to eat as much as youve become acustomed to . when you experience this first hand it gives one the strength to work harder at staying raw because you can fight off your cravings for cooked better . belows a link to my fave fasting read plus my fave raw chef the very cool carm solei and her extensive raw vegan blog :

  • michigan romanmichigan roman Raw Master

    ever hear of raw vegan chef ani phyo , been vegan lifer and long term raw .

    guess how old she is when watching vid :

  • Claire TurnipClaire Turnip Raw Newbie

    Hi Buffy :)

    When I first started out, what I really sought out were dense and filling foods.. Raw nut butters (usually ground or blended at home when I had time), such as almond butter and tahini, were additions to a lot of meals.

    I also agree with Michigan Roman on avocados, bananas, nuts, and seeds. They can be a lifeline.

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