As we move into day 10 of of #kristiesbodyboost it’s important to enjoy this way of living. Do you dislike salads and vegetables? You’re not alone! In fact, I admire those that can joyfully eat a whole carrot or celery stick in its raw natural state. I, on the other hand, need to dress up my salads and vegetables. If you’re like me than you’re going to love what is coming up next!
A healthy alternative to Ranch Dressing, this be your new favorite!
2- cups raw cashews
1 cup cold pressed olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TBS raw agar nectar or Raw Honey (a few drops of stevia can also be used if you’re watching your sugar intake)
1/3 cup chopped red onions
3 small garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried dill
In a high speed blender, combine the cashews, oil, lemon juice, water, vinegar, agave, onion, garlic, and salt. Blend until creamy. Add the basil and dill. Blend on “quick-blend” until you see flecks of green. Do not over blend. Serve immediately. Note: this dressing thickens once chilled. You can add water if needed.
Embrace the non-diet mentality.
Diet isn’t really one of those words that exemplifies long-term. Lifestyle on the other hand, does. There are so many who begin a new way of eating and believe that will only do them any good if they can follow it to the letter of perfection. But life is messy. It makes us feel, move, and change. So as you begin your new adventure, be aware that feeling like the new kid in the crowd can sometimes leave us with the feeling that we must. be. in. control. If you’re ready to go raw, then go raw! Play and feel into the conversation you can have with your body. Be joyful and pleasureful. Don’t use raw foods to restrict yourself, be intuitive when it comes to macronutrients, food intake, meal timing, people’s opinions, or anything else! This goes for any change in food choices. You are the most educated in your own body and what makes you feel amazing, and what makes you feel less than stellar.
If you want to adopt a raw lifestyle, develop more than just a strong love for fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Use raw eating as a way to create a passion for creativity and bio-individuality while simultaneously expanding your love for real food. Live your life Raw, open, authentic and with awareness. Leave the diet nonsense for good and pursue true health for the Whole eater: body, heart and soul.