For a lot of people, the idea of eating raw foods can be intimidating, time consuming, and complicated. With so many different books and sources exclaiming so many different things, it can be difficult to adopt raw foods into your diet.
Judita Wignall, author of Raw & Simple, understands this. Having gone through the same process, she’s come out with her new book to streamline and enlighten the process for readers. Here, she lists some of the benefits of a raw food lifestyle and gives an example of a light, simple, and easy recipe you can work into your diet.
Benefits of a Raw-Food Diet
- A raw diet is cleansing
- You will have fewer cravings
- You will have more energy
- Your hormones will be more in balance
- You will be better hydrated
- You will have better digestion
- Your immune system will be stronger
- You will lose weight
- A raw diet slows down the aging process
If you prefer a savory breakfast, this is as close to an egg–tofu scramble as you’re going to get using only raw ingredients and no heat. Get your hands on some black salt (which actually looks pink when it’s ground) if you can. It has a high sulfur content, giving the avocado an egg–like quality. It’s also a fun seasoning to have in your pantry to use in ethnic sauces and chutneys, especially Indian food.
Prep time : 15 minutes
- 1 cup (70 g) sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 1 cup (30 g) roughly chopped spinach
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) tamari
- ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped sweet onions
Put all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and shake vigorously. Let sit for five to ten minutes while you prep the scramble.
- 1 large avocado
- 1⁄₈–1⁄₄ teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- Black or sea salt to taste
- 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
Mash the avocado with the turmeric and salt. Top with marinated vegetables and diced tomatoes and serve.
Fresh, raw foods can nourish your body, calm your cravings, and energize you. And with raw food chef Judita Wignall’s Raw & Simple, it’s never been simpler to eat and live better. It’s healthy, fun…and easy. Inside you’ll find:
No dehydrator necessary! Basic preparation techniques with easy-to-find ingredients 100 delicious, simple recipes for breakfasts, soups, sides, starters, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts Easy fermented recipes to help improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system No processed foods, trans fats, refined sugars, artificial flavorings and colorings, or preservatives—just real, wholesome foods, made simple All gluten-free recipes, with plenty of low-sugar options The nutritional benefits to keeping foods as close to their natural state as possible How to get all of your essential nutrients from a raw diet Tips and tricks for stocking your kitchen and living the raw lifestyle Lifestyle and weight loss strategies to help you achieve vibrant health
Making smart, delicious food choices in a short amount of time is now easier than ever. Raw and Simple provides easy (and incredibly tasty!) recipes that will feed your body and spirit without requiring hours of prep work.
Raw food chef and instructor Judita Wignall fully integrates her raw food platform with holistic health and wellness. It’s not just about food—it’s about feeding your whole body and fueling your life!