Wow! I’m only just catching up with myself after doing my stand at the Om Yoga Show. It went amazingly well! Our stand was surrounded by lovely people trying our tasters, being surprised and delighted to discover they were super healthy and raw 🙂 If you were one of those people who visited us, thank you for making it such a fun weekend!
Adina Alinca was the lucky winner of our Yoga Show competition for our raw hamper of goodies worth a fabulous £250! Congratulations Adina 🙂
At the show I wanted everyone to get an idea of the broad range of raw flavours that are possible, and so we gave them my Thai Red Curry, Red Pepper Hummus, Chocolate Orange Mousse and Raspberry Cheesecake to try. If you’ve made these recipes from my book you’ll understand why everyone was raving!
I talked to a lot of people about my approach to raw food, which is particularly helpful at this time of year. There is no need to deny yourself comfort food! Staying healthy and high raw in winter is actually pretty easy when you know how. This week I’ve been giving ‘winter raw’ tips to my group of Vitality Detoxers, who’ve just started, because the idea of doing a ‘raw’ detox in winter can be quite daunting. There’s no need to eat cold food while staying high raw, if you don’t want to!
My Top 3 Winter Raw Tips
1. Take your food out of the fridge a few hours before you eat (or in the morning before you go to work). Room temperature food is much more comforting than straight-out-of-the-fridge food in winter.
2. Add boiling water to soups, sauces and porridges before you blend them. If it’s a small amount of water (e.g. for sauces and porridges) just use boiling water. If it’s a larger amount of water (e.g. soup) use a 2 to 1 ratio of boiling to cold water (e.g. 200ml boiling water & 100ml cold water).
3. Add a cooked element to your raw meal. Things that I combine with my raw meals include brown rice, baked sweet potato, quinoa, cooked tofu, a poached egg (I’m not vegan), gluten-free pasta, and wheat-free toast.
Next week I’ve got a video day scheduled, so more recipe videos will be winging their way to you soon!
Over to you …
What do you do to keep yourself healthy in winter? Please leave your reply at the bottom of the page. We love to hear from you! x