Raw Food Resources
Raw food (sometimes referred to as living food) consists of uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds & sprouted grains. These foods are not processed, heated, cooked or altered from their natural state.
A raw diet feeds the body & cells with vitamins, minerals, enzymes & other life-giving substances that cooking often destroys (anything heated above 110 degrees).
We're becoming more aware as a culture that animal foods are not healthy for the human body. We have to transform everything we eat, and animal products require the most energy to transform. This means sluggish bodies, less alertness & less vibrancy. Raw food creates vibrancy, clarity & energy.
This is quite a path to follow. As I've traveled down the road, I've gathered a lot of support from the blogs, books & extraordinary people noted below (each link is set to open in a new window so you can keep coming back to this list).
My referrals are given with extreme love, care and first hand experience.
Kris Carr | CrazySexyLife.com
She's beautiful. She's sexy. She's a New York Times best-selling author. In 2003 she was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer. Now she's healing herself with a plant-based diet, green juice and succulent smoothies. In sharing her journey Kris created a global wellness revolution that resonates with thousands (including Oprah!).
David Wolfe | DavidWolfe.com
David is a vibrating force of nature and an authority on raw foods. He gets so enthusiastic and passionate when he's talking that you can't help but get motivated to jump on the raw food train. He takes things to a whole other level - in a good way.
Gabriel Cousens | Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Dr. Cousens is a spiritual & living food technician. He's a doctor that has research to back up his well-thought out plan for living a vibrant life. He continually walks on the edge of controversy and inspiration, discussing the hard truths on today's most pressing health issues. I call on his books regularly in order to make better informed decisions and recipes.
Matthew & Terces Engelhart | Café Gratitude
They are love embodied. They invite us to enjoy being someone that chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Not an easy job. They have several raw food cafes in California that are thriving. The cafes serve food straight from their farm in Vacaville, CA. I could go on and on about these two, but you'll have to check them out for yourself.
Kimberly Snyder | Celebrity Nutritionist
Kimberly is a highly sought after nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities, and author of The Beauty Detox Solution. She prepares food with love and just has that goddess-like quality about her.
BlogsCrazy Sexy Life | Kris Carr This one woman is changing the world. On the Crazy Sexy Life blog she provides readers with a daily dose of inspiration & eduction. You'll read articles from Kris and her group of superstar contributors who are also blazing down the raw food path.
Café Gratitude A school of transformation disguised as a growing chain of raw food restaurants. Matthew & Terces Engelhart are an invitation to celebrate our aliveness through raw food.
Rawmazing | Susan Powers Gorgeous food photographer. She'll help you transition from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to the life-enhancing world of raw food with her tasty recipes.
Gone Raw They love + appreciate raw food so much that they share recipes from around the world & allow you to contribute your own.
The Wellness Warrior | Jess Ainscough A truly inspiring woman woman documenting her experience of healing herself from cancer naturally and with food.
Kimberly Snyder For tips and advise that are focused on more energy and food that draws out your radiant beauty, Kim is your girl.
I Am Grateful: Recipes & Lifestyle of Café Gratitude
by Terces Engelhart
Crazy Sexy Diet
by Kris Carr
Living on Live Food
by Alissa Cohen
Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine
by Gabriel Cousens
RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine
by Matt Amsden
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes
by Ani Phyo
Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine
by Sarma Melngailis
The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and The Body You've Always Wanted
by Kimberly Snyder
Hungry For Change
Forks Over Knives
May I Be Frank