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High raw eating in the cold -- brrr
Hi - I don’t know about you but I struggled to eat high raw on a cold winter day in Africa. I expected it to be easy in the centrally heated houses of the Northern hemisphere - not so!
When a grey day filled with icy wind and rain lurks beyond the double glazed windows, I still want to reach for warming comfort food. Even when the heating is creating a tropical environment indoors.
Here are a few tips I found that help me to keep eating high raw plant-based even when the leaves are falling and the skies are grey:
keep active - doing a workout that warms you up from the inside out before you eat makes choosing the right food easy peasy lemon squeezy
make raw soups in a high speed blender that warms them slightly with the friction. If you don’t have a high speed blender (as was my case when I started) then warm them on the stove - just to body temperature. Have this before your salad.
a serving of cooked ancient grains with your load of daily greens when temperatures really plumet
Chop a chili into your salad and use other warming spices. I like to grate ginger and then squeeze the juice out onto a bowl of melon in winter. Turmeric juiced with orange and carrot makes for a more warming drink that gives the immune system a boost in cold and flu season.
Take refrigerated foods out onto the counter a while before you plan to eat so that they won’t be quite so chilling.
Follow up a raw feast with a cup of warm herbal tea about 30 minutes after eating.
Live well and find the happy,
Merryl @ GreenSmoothie.com
P.S. The warm colours of autumn belie the cold nights closing in. Just think how beautifully some Halloween pumpkins standing beside that chair would’ve made the picture below POP!
Was anyone brave enough to give out clementines or bananas with scream faces drawn on them instead of sugary candy this Halloween?
If my daughter has a party next year I’m going to bring a 3 legged black pot filled with green smoothie 😁In spite of her fears that the house will be TP’d
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