Day 11 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer: Raw Foods

How’s your summer going so far? 30 Days to a healthier summer is about introducing raw foods into your diet.

Start here at Day 1 to begin the 30 days to a healthier summer series and continue to the next day until you’ve reach day 30. Thanks for joining us and looking forward to hearing from you soon. 

Day 12 30 days to healthy summer raw foods

What is a raw food?

A raw food is simply what it says. It is eaten in raw form without being cooked.

Kristina Bucaram-Carrillo from  is founder of one of a Houston-based co-op Rawfully Organic. She is one of the first resources I found in the beginning of my health journey.

She defines raw food as:

A raw foods diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming. People who adopt this diet are often referred to as “raw fooders” or “raw vegans.”

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any conditions. It’s my personal experience with what works for me. Always consult your healthcare professional. See my full disclosure here. 

I began incorporating more raw foods into my daily life and then a fully raw meal or two each week. It is so filling you may be challenged to finish it at first.

I’ve gone fully raw with consuming only juice or raw foods for up to three days and do this every now and then to give my body a little break from digestion overload.

I share my first go to recipe in this post. You want to change it up but I was a beginner and needed a no think simple way to just get in more greens.

For a sweeter smoothie and one that hides the “green” taste, try this Starter Smoothie Recipe.

I suggest to simply begin by eating more raw food than you do now. If you’re on the Standard American Diet, or SAD, you’re eating mainly processed foods and aren’t getting an adequate amount of raw and highly nutritious foods.

DAY 11: Eat more Raw Foods

Start with adding a few broccoli or cauliflower florets, carrot sticks, or red bell pepper slices as a mid morning snack or with your lunch.

Quick tip: Have them chopped or sliced and ready to go so you’re more likely to grab them on the way out.

My youngest and I made this meal in my post using a mini spiralizer. We make raw sauce but chose to use pre-made this meal as it was a last minute alternative to Spaghetti night for Meatless Monday.

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Marinara & Peas


Take less than 5 minutes to make!

We talked about getting the family involved in making meals in Day 10. Here’s my 7 year old making it: video

Kristina has a Fully Raw Cookbook that is awesome! You can also find tons of recipes online or just start buying fresh, whole food and eating it!

What are some of your favorite raw food recipes?

I’ll see you on Day 12 of 30 Days to a Healthier Summer.

30 Days to a Healthier Summer:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Other posts to check out:

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