Archive for Raw food
Feel Great = Attract ‘Good Stuff’ of Life
Feeling great means you not only have energy to DO more in life – it also means that you’ll naturally start attracting ‘good things’ (like great relationships, money… [insert whatever floats YOUR boat here!]).
Now, you might still need to work on your mindset, and clear any limiting beliefs you have, but having healthy high vibration puts you a step ahead of most people when it comes to attracting the bounties of life.
So, tell me. How’s your health right now? Perhaps it’s OK? Or so-so? Or maybe pretty awful?
If so, could you do with a little inspiration and hard-core, real-life health information to get you on the right track?
Over three informative teleseminars, the good doctor shares information on how hormones are affecting your health, and what you can do about it.
Dr Ritamarie, like me, believes in the healing and energetic powers of raw food, and she uses living foods (as well as targeted supplementation) as the basis for her work with clients.
Calls 1 and 2 of the Shine teleseries have already taken place, but if you hurry, you can still sign up and access those calls, and have access to the final, upcoming call.
I’ve been a client of Dr Ritamarie’s before, and even I’m learning something new on these calls!
Sounds good, doesn’t it – feeling fantastic so that you not only enjoy life, but also boost your vibration and attract even more amazing experiences. It’s a ‘win’ x 1,000,000.
Fruit & Nut Choc Eggs
I shared this recipe in my ezine last Easter, and I thought I’d share it with you here, so that you have a healthy alternative to conventional chocolate eggs this Easter!
Unfortunately, most conventional chocolates are chock-full of sugar, milk compounds and emulsifiers – do yourself a huge favour this Easter by making these sweet chocolatey treats from natural, health-giving ingredients. They’re still an indulgence, but I guarantee you’ll feel better!
Remember… the higher your vibration (through good health and eating living foods), the higher your power for attracting all of life’s good things.
1 cup coconut oil
40–50g raw cacao (chocolate) powder
1½–2 tablespoons dark agave nectar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup sultanas
¼ cup cashews, finely chopped
1. Place the coconut oil in a medium-sized bowl. If it’s cold at your house and the oil has turned hard in the jar (becoming coconut butter), place the jar in a pitcher full of hot water. If this fails to melt the oil, scoop out spoonsful of the coconut butter and melt it gently and slowly in a saucepan over low heat. It should definitely be liquid, without lumps.
2. Add the cacao powder, agave nectar and vanilla extract to the coconut oil, whisking until combined.
3. Add the sultanas and finely chopped cashews to the mix, whisking well.
4. Use a teaspoon to gather up a good distribution of the chocolate-coconut liquid, fruit and nuts, and tip carefully into mini half-egg moulds.
5. Chill for at least 3 hours in the fridge, or for at least 1½ hours in the freezer.
6. Carefully tip the egg halves out of their moulds, and serve while chilled.
If you wish to make whole eggs, you can place the back of the eggs on a very hot plate to melt the chocolate a little, and then press two halves together to form one egg. However, half-eggs are just the right size to pop easily into your mouth…
Bonus tip: for extra juicy sultanas, soak them in water (or orange juice – yum!) for at least an hour before adding to the mix. Make sure you drain the sultanas well.
Looking Good, Feeling Good
You’ve probably heard me say this before, but when you feel good, the ‘good stuff’ of life is attracted to you.
And while feeling good is an inside job (with the thoughts you think and with the nutrition you put into your body temple), looking good on the outside helps boosts those inner feel-good vibes.
If you’re ready to look good, and feel good, and therefore ramp up your attracting power, you’ll love the Little Black Dress makeover event, which starts tomorrow.
You’ll be guided through three teleclasses with my friend Shakaya Leone, of Earth Empress, who will reveal her seven-day, high-raw ‘Beauty Diet’, as well as a host of tips on how to look stunning for a special occasion.
She has generously shared one of the recipes that will feature in the makeover event – Marshmallow Mango Parfait (that’s it in the pic below). Is your mouth watering yet?! Shakaya really knows how to make sensuous, sumptuous food that tastes amazing and is beautiful for your body and soul.
There’s a crazy-low introductory investment in this event, but expect to pay more to join, once the event has started. It begins tomorrow, so click on over and sign up, if this Little Black Dress Makeover event resonates with you.
If you have a special occasion coming up, or you just want to look and feel your very best every day, then you will LOVE this program!
PS I’m a special guest on the second call, and will be helping you to organise your fridge and kitchen – and I’ve provided a wardrobe-decluttering workbook as a bonus when you join the program!
PPS The lady in the black dress in the picture above is Shakaya herself. Yes, this lady walks her talk…
A Love Letter to Yourself
My loves, that special day is just around the corner.
You know what I’m talkin’ ’bout.
St Valentine’s Day! Woohooooo!
Many of us could do with loving OURSELVES more deeply, and treating ourselves with the utmost care. Do you treat yourself like a queen, or like a goddess?
One way of loving ourselves is by focusing on supreme self-care, lavishing attention on enhancing our natural beauty. (What a way to raise your vibration!)
Another amazing colleague of mine, Karen Knowler of The Raw Food Coach, will be co-hosting the call, so you can bet that you’ll receive many, many pearls of inspirational wisdom.
And the best part? This call is a real gift – it’s free!
You’ll discover how to:
- Have hair that looks ‘expensive’
- Whiten your teeth safely and naturally
- Enhance your speaking voice
- Have the softest SKIN ever in MINUTES
- Get an instant FACELIFT (Cleopatra used this – it works like magic!)
- Clear up sudden breakouts and minimise really red ones in the meantime
- Uplift and Elevate your MOOD instantly
So, how about it? Why not give yourself a gift this Valentine’s Day, receiving supermodel secrets that will enhance your own, unique beauty?
Head here to register for this phenomenal call. Honestly, you’ll LOVE yourself for it.
Raw Food on the Run
I just want to share something rather special with you.
You may have noticed that the collective vibration of the planet is increasing, and there are more and more healthy-food alternatives cropping up all over the world. Hallelujah, I say!
Eating raw foods helps increase our body’s vibration, yet when we’re out of the house there sometimes aren’t that many options around for eating tasty, pre-made takeaway food. We have to take what’s available (which could be kinda healthy), or bring our own food.
So I love it when I hear of the spread of live-food eateries, it makes me happy!
On Facebook recently I saw a video of health crusader Paul Nison, of the Raw Life Health Show, interviewing a lady who has set up an amazing raw-food take-away venue… underground, in a train station! She sells all sorts of wonderful foods, including salads, burritos, sandwiches, smoothies, juices and sweet treats (tiramisu, anyone?). All RAW! And many customers don’t even know they’re eating raw food when the owner offers them a sample.
Imagine if we had a venue like this in every train station, bus station and airport over the world?
People would have the option to eat ‘on the run’ food with incredible taste and life-giving potential, rather than settle for the less-than-optimal options.
Congratulations to the amazing women who started and run this cafe, which is called RAW period.
If you have a venue like this near you, be sure to give it your support… and perhaps even consider opening your own.
Isn’t this story inspiring?
A High-Vibe Christmas Season
If you’ve been a regular Rich Radiant Real reader for a while, you’ll know that I highly recommend eating high-vibration (read: high-raw) foods, so that you raise your own vibration and attract more of life’s good stuff.
While the Christmas season is traditionally a time of ultimate indulgence (yum!), all that rich, sugar- and fat-filled food can leave you feeling less than great. In fact, you probably feel a distinct ‘drop’ in vibration.
There is a solution, you know – why not introduce a few scrumptious healthy festive treats to the table on Christmas Day?
These foods don’t need to totally replace your traditional options, but if they’re there, you and your guests at least have the option of trying a few healthy options, and feeling the better for it!
Have a flip through Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo’s Healthy Holiday Traditions ebook, and you’ll be spoiled for choice. Dr Ritamarie’s done all the hard work of creating fresh, flavour-filled meals and treats that feel celebratory! She also includes fantastic gift ideas, and tips for eating healthily throughout the holiday season.
It’s not about deprivation. It’s about treating your tastebuds AND keeping your vibration high!
PS Why not try the Gingerbread Cookies or the Chocolate Macadamia-Nut Fudge?
Gorgeous Gifts Giveaway!
I recently let my email subscribers know about a fabulous Christmas giveaway – and I want to make sure that YOU hear about it, too!
One of my special long-distance mentors, the phenomenal Karen Knowler, has gathered together 12 amazing contributors for her annual 12 Days of Raw Christmas giveaway.
Karen is a world leader in the world of raw-food coaching, and she’s on a mission to reveal how beautiful life can be when you eat a diet high in fresh raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
When you eat a lot of raw food, your health and vibration increase, which then makes you even more magnetic to all the ‘good stuff of life’ that I’m always saying is possible for you!
And, honestly, the recipes in this giveaway are scrumptious.
But go have a look for yourself. Head to this page (turn up your speakers for an extra little Christmassy treat) and check it out.
It IS Christmas, and it IS the season for giving, so why not let yourself be the gracious, lucky recipient of so much raw-food wisdom and inspiration?
If you’re at ALL curious about raw foods, let this generous giveaway inspire you to give it a try.
PS The giveaway began on Friday, but once you sign up you’ll have access to all the previous days’ giveaways.
The Raw Food Traveler
What you may not know is just how profound raw food (and yoga, and meditation) can be. It can change your life. Seriously!
Just ask Jimmy Gilker. Jimmy is my web programmer, and he’s been a raw foodist for many years. Before raw food, he didn’t exactly follow the best of eating protocols and he was unhappy with certain aspects of his life. But he was always searching for answers.
When he heard about the raw food way of living, he gave it a try. In a pretty big way. And he combined his raw-food experiment with travel.
I’ve just finished reading Jimmy’s account of his raw food and travelling adventures, in his mighty tome called The Raw Food Traveler (I’ll forgive him the spelling error in ‘traveller’ – tee hee!).
At a whopping 580 pages, Jimmy’s book deeply explores his past, his feelings and his experiments. It reveals his journey of reflection and enlightenment in a frank, often humorous way. If you’ve ever been curious about what a raw food diet (including periods of fasting) can do for a person’s body and soul, you MUST read this book.
I love that Jimmy reveals how he became much more in tune with Spirit, and that his vibration raised higher and higher as his body offloaded years’ worth of toxins. As his vibration increased, he became more attractive to serendipitous events and opportunities, and to receiving and giving love. Life just flowed, and he felt almost indescribably blissful.
As Jimmy says on the back cover:
Ever certain that Peace could be found within, one person is driven to quest. Psychedelic voyages, human relationships, and spiritual and physical purification lead him to believe that it is, a Truth.
If you have some time over this upcoming Christmas break, I HIGHLY recommend spending a few days with Jimmy’s story, joining him on a songthaew ride to self-acceptance and one-ness.
Head here to find out more about this very personal, inspirational book. What a great Christmas gift for yourself (or for someone you love who’s curious about raw food, travel and enlightenment)…
However, be warned: if you’re at all squeamish about references to sex and drugs and rock’n'roll (and bowel movements), you may want to avoid this book, or at least brace yourself for a wild ride!
If you know me at all, you’ll know that I’m big on health.
I know what a difference it makes to your vibration when you experience superb health (and a high vibration means you attract ‘the good stuff’ of life), and I also know that if we ‘get kids while they’re young’, we can help them avoid many of the health issues that plague adults today.
So, with Halloween coming up, I’d love for you to consider making some healthy treats to give out to trick-or-treating children (or your own little munchkins).
Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo has a whole ebook dedicated to Halloween treats, and it’s available instantly as a download.
With 28 fun recipes like Banana Ghosts, Chocolate Spiders and Blood Punch, the kids will love it! The ebook also contains a vast amount of down-to-earth health information, so that you can feel even better about giving those sugar- and additive-riddled junk Halloween foods the flick.
If you want the children of today to be the healthy, high-vibration adults of tomorrow, why not create some Halloween goodies that are good for them AND taste amazing?
Head here to check it out (click on ‘Books’ and scroll down to the ‘Healthy Halloween Treats’ link for more info).
PS I think there may be a $5 discount on this book for a short time, so hurry on over to check it out!
PPS You know, these healthy Halloween treats aren’t just for kids…
International Raw Food Day
Eating food that’s ALIVE is so good for you – did you know that?
Fresh, raw food has a high vibration, and when you consume it, it helps you raise your vibration, too.
I mean, really: look at the pic above. Doesn’t it make you feel good just looking at those colourful, vibrant foods? And wouldn’t it be great to glow like the girl in the pic, too? Raw foods can help you do that!
If you’re new to the whole concept of raw food and health, you might be interested to know that today is International Raw Food Day, with the benefits of raw food (including its taste) are being celebrated and promoted around the world.
This Raw Food Day is the brainchild of the original raw food coach, Karen Knowler – I’ve been a student and champion of Karen’s for years, and I love her mission to help change the planet through raw food.
Karen wrote a fab book for beginners recently, called Raw Food Made Simple. If you’re keen to dabble, and would love a full-colour, friendly introduction to raw foods, head here to purchase a copy of this nifty, easily digestible little book.
Or, you could always start with a free copy of my The Green Smoothie Glow ebooklet, which features eight green smoothie recipes and a little explanatory info. Green smoothies are made from fresh fruit and dark leafy greens, all blended into an exquisite elixir that tastes good and does you good!
Also, feel free to register for my complimentary monthly ezine (if you haven’t already – simply enter your name and email address in the box on the top right of this page), which always features a raw food recipe – and if you click on the ‘recipe’ blog category to the left, you’ll discover a heap of my recipes.
And here’s one more fab resource for you: the website Tera Warner.com, which has loads of free resources (including a great blog), plus books for sale, and life- and health-enhancing live programs. In face, Tera is soon to run a 10-day Juice Cleanse with a group, so if the sound of that has piqued your interest, simply click on the link below.
So there you have it. A wealth of fresh resources to start you on your journey towards better health. Thank you to Karen for creating International Raw Food Day – and here’s to your health, and to gooood vibrations.
PS Oooh! A HUGE PS! If you’re at all interested in creating magical raw food dishes, you must check out the work of my beautiful friend, Shakaya Leone of Earth Empress.
You’ll love her Nude Food, an exquisite e-collection of recipes, featuring mouth-huggers such as ‘Shakaya’s Sublime Key Lime Mousse’. Honestly, check it out!