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RAW FOOD 101 10/10/2011 6:30-8:30
Learn the basics of the Raw Food Lifestyle
entry fee a great opportunity to check out some local holistic practitioners including Rawdacious Living
RAWDACIOUS PIE BRUNCH 10/16/2011 10:30-2
Enjoy Rawdacious Pies with good company
Free healthy living support  Bring a raw organic dish
 Alyssa's Home Burlington vt 
These recipes are some of my favorites. I depended on them when I was transitioning to raw foods.  They are super easy and vibrant!  Try them out and let me know what you think!!

If you can't do anything else you can do green smoothies. So here's the deal with the green smoothie goodness:

Green smoothies are just like regular smoothies except packed with power. They help you stay satisfied and nourished longer. They also aid your body in detoxing.  The fiber is great at flushing toxins out of your system and the nutrients and enzymes are great tools to help your body to repair and regenerate! 
I know people who only drink green smoothies during the day and then a meal for dinner. As I said they are just like regular smoothies. No need to buy extra special ingredients or superfoods (although they are tasty and fun to play with). Stay away from protein powders and dairy products. Just keep it as simple as possible with fruits and veggies, leafy greens and water/coconut water/tea so as not to slow digestion and assimilation. 
Just take your normal smoothie and add 1-2 handfuls of greens. I would start with spinach because it has the most discreet taste.

My favorite green smoothies:

Banana Mango Madness

1 frozen banana
1/2 mango
1 handful spinach
cinnamon (an amazing spice with lots of health benefits)
add coconut water/water or herbal tea to cover and blend

optional ingredients: 3 tbs hempseeds, 1 tbsp spirulina

Pear Parsley

1 pear
1/2 bunch parsley
cover with coconut water/water or herbal tea and blend

Brownie Bites
This is a super easy delicious dessert! Although I am not big on nuts in general whenever I am in the mood for a brownie treat, these are quick and satisfying!
2 cups walnuts or pecans
6 dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
a pinch of salt
cacao powder (optional)
combine all ingredients in food processor.  Blend until consistency resembles a dough.  Form into balls  ( may roll in coconut flakes, cacao powder, cinnamon etc)

Sweet Carrot dressing

½ inch ginger juiced*
2 carrots juiced*
1 c carrot pulp
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Turmeric
½ mango
2 soaked dates (optional)
1/4 c Acv
Olive oil to taste
Blend all in blender EXCEPT ACV and olive oil remove to container add remaining ingredients shake to combine and enJOY!!!
* you do not HAVE to juice these if you don't have a juicer just add them to the blender as is but slice them.  Use only one carrot if you choose to blend.

Cantaloupe Cooler

** Cantaloupe seeds are high in fiber, protein and various nutrients**
Seeds and innards from one cantaloupe
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie seasoning
2 -3 c Water (depending on desired thickness)
1/4 c soaked Raisins
Optional vanilla bean or extract
Combine in blender and enjoy your frothy super healthy milk shake mmmmmmmmmmmmm
**you may strain if desired but there is a lot of goodness in there ;)

Easy as Applesauce

3 large apples
2/3 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp lemon juice 
1/3 cup dried fruit soaked apricots, cranberries, raisins, dates
Combine in food processor until desired consistency is reached.
Burlington, VT