The raw food diet plan is a healthy of slimming down.
Breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day, full of greens, salads, sprouts and vegetables. Try to eat between 7 and 9am.
Start your day with two glasses of water with a hint of fresh lemon to cleanse your system. Sip slowly to aid absorption.
BLUEBERRY PORRIDGE RECIPE
65g raw oat groats
15g ground almonds
Mix berries and oats with 150ml water
Soak in the fridge overnight.
At breakfast add the almonds and a pinch of salt. Add a sprinkle of blanched whole almonds and a drizzle of raw honey.
‘FRUITIFY TO BEAUTIFY’ FRUIT SALAD RECIPE
2 ripe bananas, sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice
1 apple, sliced finely
1 orange, sectioned and deseeded
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
5 large strawberries, sliced
10 to 20 red grapes, with seeds
Mix and serve.
‘TANGERINE TASTER’ FRUIT SALAD RECIPE
1 to 2 tangerines, peeled, sectioned, and seeds removed gently
1 banana, sliced thickly, with a splash of lemon juice
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 to 2 ripe plums in small chunks sprinkle of sultanas
2tbs coconut chips
2tbs ground almonds or walnuts
Mix all together, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with ground nuts.
‘BERRY POWER’ SMOOTHIE RECIPE
50g fresh cranberries
2tbs oats, soaked for 30 minutes
4tbs goji berries
1⁄2 vanilla pod, finely shredded
Blend cranberries, strawberries and 1⁄2 cup water.
Add oats, goji berries and vanilla pod. Blend until smooth.
Eat lunch between 12 and 2pm. This should really be the heaviest meal of the day, with lots of greens, salads, sprouts and vegetables.
Have supper between 6 and 8pm. The golden rule is never eat after 8pm. Whatever you eat then just sits in your system fermenting, and in turn converts into fat and weight gain. This is when you should eat your good fats to repair while you sleep, and heal the system. Try to include avocado, salad dressings and nuts.
Drink at least two litres of natural water slowly through the day. Don’t drink it all in the morning and none in the afternoon.
SNACK ON SUPER SNACKS
Need some ideas? Here are Siri’s easy snacks:
– A selection of raw vegetables – try a crunchy mix of carrot and white radish, plus creamy courgette.
– Handful of goji berries and cacao nibs. Goji’s are sweet and cacao nibs are a chocolate treat!
– A piece of fruit – any kind, any time, from a banana to a handful of berries.
– Small bag of rocket to snack on.
APRICOT TRUFFLES RECIPE
Pop one or two for an afternoon treat or sugar dip
100g almonds, soaked for 12 to 48 hours and blanched
60g dried apricots
6 to 8 honey dates
1tbsp lemon zest 1tsp of vanilla essence
Process the almonds, apricots and dates in a food processor using the “s” blade.
Add the lemon zest and vanilla, form the dough into small balls, and chill well before serving.
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
Digital Editor at woman&home magazine, F1 Fan, Chocoholic.