Category Archives : Adopting Raw Foods

A Day in the Life of Dan and Melissa – what we eat and how to transition to more and more raw superfoods


Raw Chocolate Recipes Rich In Superfoods eBook Now Available

At long last, my friend Courtney Clay and I have published our first raw food recipe eBook. Of course we started with Raw Chocolate! The Raw Chocolate Recipes Rich In Superfoods book gives you our top-favorite easy, homemade and healthy raw chocolate recipes, and also teaches you the keys for customizing and formulating your own decadent and delicious raw superfood treats. Following a trusted recipe: Always Delicious. Knowing how to create delicious chocolates every time with what superfoods you have on hand: Priceless! We’ve also included a “glossary” of 24 powerful raw superfoods reviewed in detail for flavor, health benefits […]

Raw Chocolate Recipes Rich In Superfoods

Easy-To-Use Superfoods To Start With

There are so many Raw Superfoods to choose from, where do you start?  Here are 5 that are among the easiest to adopt into your current lifestyle: 1. Chocolate Bliss, sweetened with Vanilla Agave Nectar It tastes like chocolate milk, it’s packed full of nutrients, and it gently detoxifies you while supporting your body’s renewal. Contains no dairy, soy or gluten. Can be customized to your flavor tastes – more dark or milk chocolatey by how much sweetener/bliss you put in. (Or fruity if you add the mix to a fruit smoothie). The chocolate taste hides flavors of any other […]

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Staying Warm Eating Raw Foods in the Winter

As the winter season approaches, a raw food diet becomes a bit more daunting.  Fresh produce is more accessible and plentiful during the summer months, so eating a raw diet can be more manageable.  Here are some tips to help you feel warmer while eating raw uncooked and superfoods in a colder climate:   Eat more warming foods.  Adding some spicy foods that have a warming effect not only provides a flavorful variation to your meals, but it also speeds up your metabolism and gives you that warming, satiated feeling.  Some examples of warming foods would be cinnamon, onions, cayenne, […]

Eating Raw in Winter

Traveling With Superfoods

A common hurdle when introducing raw superfoods into your life is how to take your show on the road. And especially when you have the Chocolate Bliss drink as a staple, how do manage getting that through airports!? Since Dan is a nature photographer and both of our extended families live on either coast, we have tried many kinds of travel, by car and by plane and even some camping, all with our raw superfoods in tow. Here are our favorite tips for you to try out: By Car Traveling by car is of course easier than by plane since […]

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A Day In The Life Part 4: What Tools of the Trade Do You Start With? 1

This is a continuation of our Day in the Life Story of what we eat … this time talking about the kitchen tools we use to make especially yummy raw foods. What Tools of the Trade Do You Start With? Blend, Blend, BLEND!  So much of the raw food diet is facilitated by blending.  It breaks down the cell walls of foods so it’s easier to digest, enhances flavors, enables you to eat more fruits and veggies in less time, and is all-around an awesome way of eating/drinking/slurping food. When we found raw foods, we already had a Vitamix in the […]

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A Day In The Life Part 3: How Do You Transition To More Raw Foods? 1

This is a continuation of our Day in the Life Story of what we eat with suggestions on how you can easily transition to more and more raw foods in your diet… How Do You Transition To More Raw Foods? The first week we discovered Chocolate Bliss and the whole line of Sun Fire Super Foods, we jumped in feet first and ate almost 100% raw superfoods for the first week.  It was awesome.  You can watch our short video about transitioning to raw where we talk more about what we ate in that first week, why it was so great, […]

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A Day In The Life Part 2: Cooked Stuff and Cooked/Raw Combinations We eat

This is a continuation of our Day in the Life Story of what we eat … talking now about the cooked stuff too. To the often-asked raw foodie question “what percentage raw are you?” I think I prefer the answer “I am not a label”.  I eat cooked food and I eat raw food in varying amounts, depending on the day, the weather, my cravings, or whatever.  Here are some details on the cooked stuff we eat… Cooked Stuff and Cooked/Raw Combinations We still eat cooked food.  Most often in the evening.  Sometimes during the day (I still crave eggs […]

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A Day In The Life Part 1: What do Melissa & Dan Eat?

One of our newer raw superfood clients asked me to give her a “day in the life” story of what Dan and I eat so she could get some ideas of how to be more and more raw in her food choices and perhaps even upscale some of the cooked things too. So of course I’d like to share my efforts at cataloging “a day in the life” with you too. My intention is to give you lots of ideas, links to our favorite recipes, and the inspiration and permission to go explore what works best for you. — This […]

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