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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Green For Life

I AM BACK....
Hello, old friends... I have been MIA as I had begun the journey of my raw vegan journey. I have had so many ailments before this life changing "diet". I had ovarian cysts and I reached out to conventional western medicine but I found no relief. I felt so good after my first detox that I decided a raw diet was worth pursuing for me. I have had no cyst problems since January of 2012. I also have not been on my blog because I was freeing myself from emotional eating which had led to many other problems. I now am nourishing my body and will be going back to school to be a Health coach. I am not going to teach pre-k children anymore unless I teach them in a cooking class for kids. I know he benefits of raw food, I know it is hard to stick to with soccer games, piano practice and so much more, but I was determined to not take a back seat to my health.
 I will be sharing green smoothie recipes with you and how to introduce your children to more plant strong foods. I will be showing you websites and people to follow on facebook that are terrific health coaches, Raw chef's or adovocates.
I am eating things like Quinoa now.. pronounced KEENWAH and I have read a large amount of raw books....
I have metioned before How I got read of white flour and I use Chickpea flour, brown rice flour, almond flour, and many others....
I replaced my daily coffee with a daily green drink before I leave in the am...
I use my blender and juicer every day.
This is one of my favorite lunches or dinner.. it's called a Buddha Bowl... It's from the Crazy Sexy Diet cookbook from Kris Carr... it's a little brown rice, chick peas, apple cider vinegar,broccoli, carrots shaved...hemp seeds, flax seeds and any other green or colored vegetable you want.



I have my garden started and am excited to see what grows... and my son loves to harvest what we grow. I will also be shopping at the farmers market as much as I can this summer.
These are some of the books I am reading about growing and going raw.
The world goes Raw by Lisa Mann,  ani's raw food kitchen by Ani Phyo
Going Raw by Judita Wignall and Unprocessed by Chef AJ




I am growing a host of spices too.... I have sold or given away all my perfumes and am wearing essential oils now...
I feel so much more alive without those headaches and without eating processed foods.
  I have started my son on this diet... and I hope he doesn't want to go back. 
Hope to see you soon and you can join my facebook page at 1 plant strong mom if you want to see daily updates and news.

3 comments:

Ella said...

Congrats Lisa on your life style change! Wow...
I look forward to following your journey and hope you will share some of those recipes :D

Happy for you! ATB

Mayet said...

I was smiling when I saw your entry--coz I have been reading about raw vegan diet lately and started drinking smoothies,too--yes, the green ones ;)

goodluck on this journey!

Adam said...

Healthy foods, nice

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