What’s in your food?
Obviously there are the ingredients and nutrition facts; protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc. Have you ever thought about the energy that your food carries, though? Perhaps above all else, this is the most important thing to me.
Put yourself in this situation: You eat a hamburger (dead cow, let’s be honest) and fries (fried/dead potatoes). How do you feel after? SLUGGISH, TIRED, maybe even CRANKY. Now imagine yourself eating a big, colorful salad filled with berries, nuts, and tons of veggies. All of these are living foods full of energy. They have come from the Earth and are still in their natural form. They are carrying the life force in them that helped them to grow and helped them become vibrant veggies and fruits in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. When you eat that meal, you also eat the energy and life force in them, which makes YOU more vibrant, colorful, and connected (to the earth, your spirituality, your goals, etc.)
Chances are, you might think this is crazy. But for others of you, this might be mind-blowingly awesome. I know it was for me when I first heard this theory from my health coach 🙂
Now that I know how the energy in food directly affects the energy in me, I have really been diving into the science behind raw food. Although I am nowhere near a raw foodie, I am making a conscious effort to include WAY more raw fruits and veggies into my diet 🙂 I wrote a post about how I found FullyRaw Kristina and was completely in awe of the vibrant life she lives. Today I made one of her recipes, but adapted it a little to fit my taste buds. Check it out! It was SO SO SO good! People even commented that it made the house smell great.
- Big collard green leaf
- Red pepper, yellow pepper, orange pepper, green pepper
- Shredded cabbage (purple and napa)
- Red onion
- Fresh cilantro
- Shredded carrots
- Tomatoes (I didn’t use because I don’t like them)
- Hummus (opt out if you want FULLY, FULLY raw. I used it in my dressing)
1. Place a handful of red peppers, 1/4-1/2 zucchini, 1/2 avocado, a spoonful of hummus, 1/2 a lemon, a bunch of garlic, a pinch of fresh cilantro into a food processor. Blend, blend, blend.
2. Taste it and adjust the ingredients as you desire. It might not look pretty, but it tastes AMAZING.
3. De-stem your collards so that you can roll them up like a real tortilla. All you have to do is slice down the stem, kind of like when you’re curling a ribbon.
4. Smother your collard leaf with this “awesome sauce” as Kristina likes to call it 🙂
5. Layer your toppings, varying the way you cut the veggies to add different textures to your burrito. For example, chop up some of your peppers fajita-style, and for others, dice them. Make cucumbers long and chunky, and carrots shredded.
6. Enjoy!!! You can wrap it up like a real burrito & dig in 🙂
Hope you love it as much as I did! Thanks Kristina. Definitely feel great after this one.
Lots of love,