So, I start this venture by reading about raw food and how healthy I can be. I read as many ideas as I could, then set out to make delicious raw meals for 2 days.
I compiled a list and on my trip to the store I bought:
Beets, parsnips, walnuts, pistachios, avocados, carrots, lemons, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, Belgium endive, celery, cucumbers, cucumber, zucchini, Kale,grape tomatoes, and apples
I spent about $40.00
2 servings of each meal
So, now I am going to tell about the journey of making 2 (yes 2, that’s all) meals.
Wash all the vegetables well
Please use a food processor, I tried to use a smoothie blender, and I had to pull out my food processor because of chunks.
Before I go into the workings of making the meals, let me add this. I made salad for each meal
1 cup Ripped up Kale, leaves
About 7 grape tomatoes
1/2 cucumber sliced thin
1 apple peeled and sliced thin
2 TBS apple cider vinegar
1 TBS olive oil
So it ls like eating salad, with salad Lol!
1) First meal: Beet ‘Beef’ on a bed of endive
Clean peel and chop up 3 beets, put into food processor to make a crumbly, or grainy texture. Put into a big bowl.
Clean and chop 1 parsnip, put into food processor and make crumbly, or grainy texture, add to big bowl
clean and chop 1 carrot,put into food processor and make it a bit smoother than the parsnip add 1/2 avocado into the processor with the carrot process again(but not into a paste) put into the big bowl
Put 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/4 pistachios into the food processor, make it a rough, crumbly texture put into the big bowl
peel apart 1 endive, take the leaves and set up 1/2 on one platter, 1/2 on the second platter
Add 2 TBS of squeezed lemon juice, 1/2 TSP sea salt, 1 Tsp black pepper (More of less to taste)
Take the big bowl, put on some rubber glove, and mix it all up to form any style patties that you like of equal amounts.
Put Beet mix onto endive leaves and enjoy
2) Second meal:cozy couscous
1 Parsnips, chopped up, put in food processor until grainy texture, put in a bowl
1 stalk celery chopped up processed to grainy texture put in bowl w/ parsnip
1/4 cucumber sliced thin and quartered put in bowl w/ parsnip
1 cubed avocado
8 endive leaves
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
2 tables spoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple vinegar
pinch of salt
Mix everything together except the endive leaves and pistachios
put the kale leaves on 2 plates
put mixture on top of kale leaves
garnish with the pistachios and enjoy
Now, all is said and done, I know the raw was great for excellent health, and it did taste very good to me.
The drawback is if you do not have the time, it does take a while to prepare most of the very, very perishable items.
so my advice is, only make enough for 2 meals at a time, use the leftovers for healthy smoothie drinks, and try recipes to see where you can save time but still eat raw foods.
And again I will add: I don’t eat raw meats, some people do, if you are interested, try it, and please tell me how that was!
After this was done, I did still have fresh vegetables and fruit, I made smoothies in my rocket. I always enjoy them!
Smoothies are easy:
1/2 part solid, 1/2 part liquid
don’t fill the cup to top, or it wont blend as well.