Juice Cleansing – a short-term experiment

Recently I’ve been reading more about how beneficial a raw diet is to your body. Watching documentaries like RAW – The Documentary which accompanies the Australien couple Janette and Alan breaking a world record of running 366 consecutive marathons barefoot around Australia on an entirely raw diet after Janette was diagnosed with and overcame cancer, showed me that anything is possible with a raw diet.

I decided that a three day juice cleanse would be the ideal start to change my diet towards a more raw one. Even though I knew how difficult it’d be for me – I love eating and just being limited to a few homemade (green) juices a day plus herbal teas and water was pretty scary to think about – I wanted to give it a try.IMG_4434 2 Continue reading

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Welcome Back: Fully Raw Strawberry Shortcake For My Parents

My parents just got back  from Greece and since it’s their 30 year anniversary next week I wanted to make them something special; of course I couldn’t hold it back until then and so we had a slice of this fully raw strawberry shortcake. The recipe is from FullyRawKristina and simply watching her videos brings me pure joy – pure joy, I think that’s what she says in her videos all the time as well. This recipe is for a strawberry shortcake and since strawberry-season is slowly coming to an end there couldn’t be a better occasion for it to be made. Let me just say this much: You’ll need loads of dried fruits for the shortcake crust, it’s a pain in the … (well, you know what I mean) to process them all without a strong food processor (yes, I do have a Vitamix, but it won’t do this job), but as a result you’ll get an estimated 10pound of delicious shortcake!

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Vegan Goddess – Layered Coffee Cake with Chia Pudding and Red Currents

The small wound on my heel from yesterday was looking better today and so I decided to go on a short run with Greta before lunch. It might not have been the smartest idea as the wound opened up again and it’ll take even longer to heal this time, but I got so enthusiastic after looking at trail runs to sign up for this fall that I couldn’t resist.

Well. To treat myself I made those delicious sweet treats.

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