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Superfoods on a Mission

I am so proud to announce my latest project SUPERFOODS ON A MISSION. SFOAM’s mission is to bring nutrient dense food to those who need it most and subsequently educate others in the process.

It is our intention to receive donations of SUPERFOODS from various manufacturers of only the highest sources along with monetary donations and grants to be used for purchasing these foods and operating the organization.

Mission #1 is underway with donations from Victoria Boutenko and Passion For Life Nutrition (Mama Chelsea’s). Victoria personally donated several copies of her Green for Life Books and PFL donated several packages of their best selling RawGranola, which includes goji berries and cacao. Also included in the First Mission are GoPals nori snacks and Odwalla Superfood Bars, Spirulina & Wheatgrass.

Since this first mission wasn’t planned and needed to happen in a rush, the non profit is not yet officially running but it is expected to be up and going in the next 45 days.

This first batch of Educational materials and SUPERFOODS is making its way to Iraq for a team of 5 soldiers who are serving though the Holidays. Although SFOAM doesn’t support the war, we do support the need for everyone to benefit from the nutrition and healing power of SUPERFOODS.

We believe good health, fresh water and education should be available to all. Our current target is those serving in the military and those with weakened immune systems, or lacking food. We request that you participate with us in spreading the word and helping those in need.

Blessings,

RawMa

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Face Plant!

No, I didn’t just fall down. I was just thinking about my evening face mask. Sexy huh? I know you’re expecting me to tell you all about my Raw Food day, what I ate, how I planned the family meals, etc., but all I can think about is what I want on my face tonight.

If you don’t already know it, you will soon. RAW IS SEXY! Think about it…You are a living being, You were born perfect, You were born beautiful, You were born pure and ecstatic, full of life. Raw food, aka whole food, aka living food is what your living body needs. A ripe, red, plump apple grown on a tree in soil that is rich and untreated that you just picked from the tree. You wipe it off and take a bite…now that’s sexy! Or…

You drive to the market, push your cart down the dairy aisle to get your processed cheese slices wrapped in petroleum-based plastic for your sandwich on processed bread that has been “enriched” because the process of making the bread removed its original nutrients…need I say more? There is Nothing sexy about processed food. Not only is it not sexy, but it makes me fat, tired and miserable along with millions of other people.

Raw Food is food in its most natural, pure state grown with the warmth of the sun allowing it to mature naturally then consumed while it still has its life force in tact is simply amazing.

We are fast approaching a time of necessity for change in our thinking. No longer should we ask “how will it taste?” But rather “how will it heal?” We are all in need of healing. It may be physical, mental or emotional but we all need it. Face it, life is tough sometimes and we live in a fairly toxic world, but the healing power of food in its blissful living state can help us ward off some of the environmental damage.

This leads me to my weekly routine of the Face Plant. I’ve been not only drinking greens for some time, but I find that sometimes my body craves a soaking through my skin as well. Yes, I know that sounds bizarre, but I have seen improvement in my joint pain from soaking my feet in greens. It usually gives me a boost of energy as well.

Since our skin is our largest organ and absorbs whatever is placed on it, I use it to my advantage. It may be coconut oil on my legs and arms, greens on my feet, turmeric on a sore spot, but my favorite is my face. This is where I really get to play. Since I look at my face everyday, I can try different foods to see what my skin likes.

I know cacao is supposed to be amazing, but I haven’t tried it yet. I like to eat my cacao. What I do love on my face is a blend of aloe vera, acai and raw honey. They each have anti-inflamatory, antioxidant and medicinal properties.

I love the skin healing power of aloe and I’m hoping to fight off fine lines in the process. The acai pulp causes the skin to tighten and the raw honey has bacteria fighting power to keep blemishes away.

Slice an aloe leaf and blend the gel along with acai and raw honey. Smear it all over your face and leave it for at least 15 minutes.

You are beautiful!

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2011 in antioxidants, Cacao, coconut oil, Uncategorized

 

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Forks Over Knives

Join me tonight at THE HIDDEN SPRINGS WELLNESS CENTER 635 Lit Way, Ashland, OR 7:30 -9:30

 

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Raw Veggie Burgers

 

 

 

 Veggie Burgers

large red onion

1 large bell pepper

3 carrots

1 small head cauliflower

1 lg. stalk broccoli

1 C almonds, soaked 12-24 hours

1 C sunflower seeds, soaked 5-6 hours

1/4 C sesame seeds, soaked 5-6 hours

5 cloves garlic

2 T Braggs or to taste

1 t cumin

2 T dried Cilantro or 1-2 C fresh

Blend all of the above ingredients and seasonings in a champion juicer with solid plate, or a food processor. This blended food is your patty mixture. Form and put 1/2″ thick patties on a teflex sheet and place trays in dehydrator. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 8-12 hours or until desired texture is obtained. Flip your burgers after 4 hours and remove teflex sheets, continue to dehydrate for 4-5 hours or until desired moisture is obtained.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Raw Food Diet or Lifestyle?

After you take the time and awareness to give the Raw Food “Diet” a try, you will very quickly notice that it’s not a diet at all. In fact it is a very sexy version of a lifestyle enhancement. After being in SAD situation with the SAD diet of most Americans, my body was beat up. I really took for granted the luster of my youth and invincibility of my body when it came to eating and exercise. Fast forward several years and back injuries later, I’ve found that the only thing that helps my body regain a sense of balance is good old fruits and vegetables. Boring you say. I think not! If you have ever felt like the pain in your body was too much to overcome that you, in your out of your mind state reached for the prescription drugs, or over the counter pain killers, then you owe it to yourself to get back to the basics.

Slow it down and think about it for a minute. It’s healthy, cheaper and good for you and the planet if you eat your greens. Yes, there are debates over Organic vs. non, but the bottom line is that your body needs REAL FOOD, REAL FUEL. If you filled up your cars tank with sugar, the tank would rot out. I heard people used to do this to their enemies. That’s not nice, but it does show a point I’m trying to drive home here. Sugar and all the over processed foods are slowly killing you. The proper nutrition is needed to function. Every day our lives are filled with toxins and we can’t see them, or taste them, but we are feeling the impact on our bodies. I want to feel GOOD for the rest of my life, and I want you to feel good too.

If you hate veggies, juice them, or blend them with fruit to make them taste better, but just get them into your body and let them do the work they were meant to do.

Blessings,

RawMa

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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SPINACH and Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies are all the rage. If you’re going to have a smoothie and your committed to getting healthy, why not include some greens. The best part of making a smoothie is the “sneaky factor” You can make a regular fruit smoothie and add in the green but the flavor won’t change. That’s part of the fun. The look on people’s faces when they see this green drink…it’s always the same look of disgust, but then they take a drink and they’re shocked at how good it tastes. Looks can be deceiving, so drink your greens!

I bet you didn’t know that Spinach contains an impressive range of active substances which are indispensable to the body. In its structure we find mineral salts (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, iodine, copper), vitamins (C, B1, B2, B6, PP, E, K, folic acid, vitamin A), chlorophyll, amino acids such as arginine and lysine, but also lipids, protides, glucdes and fibers. With only 17 calories, 100 grams of spinach supplies the body with 5 mg of iron, 500 mg of potassium, 170 mg of calcium, 23 mg of vitamin C, 2 mg of vitamin E, 150 micrograms of folic acid, 3500 micrograms of beta-carotene and 7 grams of alimentary fibers. Because of this, an alimentary diet which contains spinach, leads to the strengthening of the body. The magnesium contained in spinach helps prevent diabetes; iodine helps treat skin diseases and strengthens the immune system; vitamin K contributes to bone resistance; vitamin B improves cerebral activity, helps in maintaining the firmness of the skin and controls insomnia; potassium stimulates the cardiac muscle; beta-carotene prevents sight problems and sulfur increases hair attractiveness. Alimentary fibers, vitamins and minerals contained make spinach a good depurative and detoxifier. The toxins originating in nourishments that are rich in fat and proteins of animal origin are thus eliminated quickly. At the same time, alimentary fibers prevent constipation and colon cancer. They interact with the absorption of fat and adjust the level of cholesterol in the body. Moreover, spinach can help eliminate intestinal parasites. All of these are sufficient reasons to start a diet based on spinach or at least for introducing it more often into everyday nourishment. By being nutritive, tonifying, mineralizing, calming for the nervous system.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Top 10 Raw Food Questions Karen Knowler Interview

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2010 in Uncategorized