Here I am on day 25 of my rootin raw 12 week journey. 5 days to go and I’ve reached day 30. Day 30 is like a bit of a milestone for me (just like when I turned 30, had a meltdown and decided to travel around Australia on my own in my trusty Corolla, ended up in Hobart and then stayed for 2 years) . A third of the way through and no chance of falling off the proverbial wagon. No way!
This week has been senbloodysational due to the amount of people who have been sharing their fantastic stories with me, after reading my blog. People have been juicing, greening it up, ditching the protein (pootein) powder, eating banana’s again and generally transitioning to a healthier happier life. I’m loving it!!!! Honestly, the best thing you can do for your health is include more nutrient rich living foods into your diet.
I’ve had a few requests for recipes so to get a taste of what some of the dishes I make myself are I will post at least 1 new dish per week. Today’s post is a rough and ready raw rice recipe (otherwise known as Raw fried Rice).
All you need is:
- A head of cauliflower
- 1 cob of corn
- A couple of carrots
- 1 small red capsicum
- Mushrooms (however many you like say 1 cup)
- Red onion or on this particular day I used chives instead (didn’t want my BF complaining about onion breath)
- 1/4 cup of flat leaf parsley or coriander (or both, whatever tickles your fancy)
- 3/4 cup of hulled sunflower seeds
- Braggs Amino’s Liquid to taste or raw Tamari
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional – enriched with B12, B vitamins, niacin etc.)
Break the Cauliflower up and place it in the food processor. Pulse until it looks like pieces of rice. Chop the other ingredients up, grate the carrot and mix everything together in a bowl. Eat how ever much you like and save the rest for later.
You can use this raw rice recipe and turn it into sushi rolls by wrapping Nori wraps around it. If you don’t want it raw you can lightly steam the cauliflower.
Yum yum pigs bum!! Tweak this recipe however you like. Add some celery, mix in some baby spinach or other spices.
So last weekend I worked at a Body Building contest. I seen a lot of fake bodies eg, people pumped up on the roids and god only knows what else they use these day to poison themselves, putting their health at risk to look hard and muscly.But they do have a natural division as well and I came across an amazing 58 year young woman entered in the Natural Physique Division. She was impressive! Smokin rock hard body at 58 (noo it’s not a typo)! Then the next day I found out she is a raw food vegetarian. Wow Wee cup of tea!!!! Check her out below. The next time someone tells you you can’t build muscle on a raw food vegetarian diet show them this strong, fit, fifty eight year old Glam Diva.
Actually many professionals refer to the raw food way as the fountain of youth. Looking at Felicity over there I can see why. She is rocking it!! In the gym where I work I am constantly hearing women in their prime years (40′s and 50′s) whinging about the middle age spread and coming up with every excuse under the sun about why their guts look like Santa Clauses the day after Christmas day . All I have to say is one thing. You caused the middle age spread, stop blaming the state of your health and body on your age. Age is only a number. People, it doesn’t matter who you are, what age you are and what your current state of health is you have the power to change it all if you do so wish.
So there you have it, my rough and ready raw rice recipe, a fit fifty eight year old inspiration and my view on fat fifties guts.
Eat and enjoy! Don’t forget to smell the delicious mouth watering aroma’s of all the fresh food ingredients you are chopping up whilst concocting raw raw food rice. It’s a real treat.
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