Cookbook of my favorite recipes which are LFRV compatible. Fresh, uncooked, vegan, combined fairly well and no onions, garlic, spices, salt, seasonings, or hard to digest veggies...if the recipes do contain these ingredients they are easily omitted without altering the recipe in a devastating fashion. Some of these recipes do contain nuts, avocados, and coconut...please just consume in moderation :D
This is a refreshing, tasty & healthy way to begin your day or anytime but it is most healthy consumed on an empty stomach. Watermelon is thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is found growing wild, resulting in sweet, bland and bitter varieties of which the sweet is to be used here.
Forget the coffee. This is a great way to start the day! Cleanse from the inside out. Cleanse the body of impurity by rinsing the system and stimulating digestion. Drinking this first thing in the morning will also help to "tone" your body because lemon stimulates cleansing of both the gallbladder and liver. Relieves symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching. Controls constipation and diarrhea by eliminating waste efficiently. Cleanses the Liver.
Africa has a long history of banana cultivation. Phytolith discoveries in Cameroon dating to the first millennium BCE triggered an as yet unresolved debate about the date of first cultivation in Africa. There is linguistic evidence that bananas were known in Madagascar around that time. The earliest prior evidence indicates that cultivation dates to no earlier than late 6th century AD. It is likely, however, that bananas were brought at least to Madagascar if not to the East African coast during the phase of Malagasy colonization of the island from South East Asia c400CE.
Here we have a simple, healthy drink made with just 1 banana. Idea from The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas N. Graham, a cool raw food book.
"Salata is always light and crunchy, making it a perfect counterpoint to Afghan cuisine’s heavier dishes. Some Afghan cooks consider it a point of pride when the diced vegetables are small and uniform in size. The result reminds a little of a colorful bowl of confetti. For those in Afghanistan who can afford fresh vegetables, salata is a staple on the Afghan table. If you can’t get your hands on any decent tomatoes, hang onto the recipe until you can." Modified recipe off http://www.afghancooking.net by Humaira Ghilzai and Katie Morford.
This recipe is slightly modified from a free "magazine" I picked up at Whole Foods called "Extraordinary Health" (it actually ended up being mostly ads for expensive supplements, but there were some good recipes). This recipe was one of my favorite things I tried on my five-day raw foods experiment. I will probably make it again when I'm not making an effort to eat raw.
Based on a recipe from Carol Alt's cookbook, The Raw 50. She says in its introduction, ".... As Dr. Gonzalez notes in his foreword, germinated almonds may help protect against cancer. (They supposedly have estrogen blockers.) That is why I eat them and include them in every meal I can." Almond milk is a non-dairy milk made out of almonds; you can find ready-made almond milk in your grocer's natural foods section. I have made this with purchased almond milk; recipe #356213 is a delicious homemade almond milk! :)
(LFRV - in moderation & skip the salt)Very easy, tasty & good for you! No nuts or tofu. Enjoy this on raw crackers, dip for veggies, or use as a spread for lettuce wraps. Sometimes I will add some cayenne for a spicer version.
(LFRV compliant!) Popular high-carb high-calorie get you moving drink loved by many Low Fat Raw Vegans aka Frugivores! Struggling to get your calories in? This is the key & tastes amazing!! The amount of water is up to you - less for more of a pudding and extra for more of a milky drink. Play with the ratios to find what you prefer!! Popularized by Freelee at 30bananasaday.com.
Soft, succulent, organic medjool dates are best but any will do. Soak your dates for 6 hours or overnight. If you can't get organic then discard the soaking water or drain & rinse about half way through the soak time and keep the second round of soak water. (Times don't include soaking).
Remember food combining!! This will move fast through your system so nothing heavier before and wait an hour after sweet fruit for a different type.
(LFRV - in moderation) Heavenly!! This is an absolute delicious drink to start your day or anytime you need PURE ENERGY! This will also ward off any cravings for junk food you might be having. You can find young coconuts in some grocery stores but most asian markets will have them. They have white husks - not the old brown ones. NOTE: This does require a juicer and a sturdy knife.
(LFRV compliant!) A very yummy treat I like to enjoy which came from Dr. Graham's book The 80/10/10 Diet. This makes a great breakfast, lunch or even dinner :) Pretty much whenever I feel like eating it. Low fat raw vegan & properly combined!! Sometimes I get lazy & just put all of this in the blender to make a smoothie.
(LFRV compliant!) Oh my!!! I have had this two days in a row and I don't think I see an end in sight - sooooo delicious!! This is so creamy, rich, and so much better than any mint chocolate ice cream I have had (mainly because I can have so much without feeling awful afterwards!!). I use lady finger bananas which are much smaller than normal bananas...I'm not exactly sure how many this would be equal to so I had to use cups...sorry if that causes any difficulties. You may add more mint or carob depending on your tastes - this was just enough to get the flavors for me without wasting. Also I put this down for 2 servings but I drink the whole thing and feel amazingly energized but I guess you could share if you like :)