1)Cold weather!!! I started out pretty well with broth-based soups and big salads. Pretty soon that digressed into more sprouted grain, whole wheat, and sometimes white bread products in efforts to feel warm and full.
2) Equipment/cost: I scored a wonderful Breville Juicer for $15, which is rocking my world daily with green juice. I really would like a dehydrator (prohibitive cost till I find a used one a la the juicer). Without a dehydrator, I usually slip into buying pre-made raw bread/crackers, etc. which is pricey! I'm not going to let these considerations stop me, but I think that a long-term raw commitment will be much more workable when I get a dehydrator.
I have maintained a daily green smoothie and/or green juice habit throughout the cold weather, which is helping me ease back into more raw. Thankfully some motivation has returned after Christmas, I am using my free 2 week gym pass for all it's worth (yoga, cardio, weights, steam room- yeahhh!!) to get my blood flowing!!
Expect an increase in raw recipes and excitement! Here's my first raw dessert in a few months. I love this recipe!
Herbal Tea Raw Truffles
Amounts are to taste and texture preference- have fun playing with it!
Makes about 15 truffles
Process, adjusting liquid for a nice thick texture:
1 c dates
1/2 c raw cashews
1/4- 1/2 c raw pecans (or other nuts)
1/4-1/2 c herbal tea (I used chocolate mint in this batch)
1-2 T dried orange zest
1-2 T coconut oil
1 t vanilla
sprinkle of coarse sea salt to taste
Roll into balls and roll in:
1/2 c coconut flakes
Chill and enjoy!!!
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