it's W.J. again! As some of you know, i'm a lacto-vegetarian, i'm also a huge lover of all things instagram. Well, today one of the people I follow called @Organicandhappy decided to start a raw vegan challenge, and I decided to participate.
So I thought it would be cool to share this journey with you all. I personally would not advise a raw vegan diet as your actual way of life. I personally feel as if you would lack nutrients and stuff. Read here on more info as to why this isn't the only way to be healthy.
Nevertheless, I want to try this out. It will introduce me to healthier ways of eating and i'm hoping that it might also detoxify my body. I looked up some info on how to be a raw vegan and I shall share it with you all! :D
"Raw veganism is a diet that combines the concepts of veganism and raw foodism. It excludes all food and products of animal origin, as well as food cooked at a temperature above 48 °C (118 °F). A raw vegan diet includes raw vegetables and fruits, nuts and nut pastes, grain and legume sprouts, seeds, plant oils, sea vegetables, herbs, and fresh juices. There are many different versions of the diet, including fruitarianism, juicearianism, and sproutarianism. The definition of a raw vegan diet can be loosened to include vegan diets with at least 75–80% raw foods." ~Wikipedia
Juices and smoothies are amazing and raw. Just take a fruit or vggie or even both and then blend them and drink it. Fairly easy. You can also make ice-pops on hot days.
For foods, the first thing that comes to mind is eating a salad. However, there has to be other stuff, right? You can eat whole vegetables, nuts, raw sandwiches, here's a link for it, you can eat wraps (lettuce as the wrap instead of bread!) The possibilities are almost endless. I'll have fun experimenting :D This might show me how my vegetarianism can be less expensive :)
I'll update you all! Join this challenge if you want!!