Raw Food Techniques
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Many raw food recipes call for techniques that you may not be familiar with or be unsure where to start. This page has been designed to take the confusion away so that you can confidently create delicious raw food recipes that delight your taste buds and help you SHINE from the inside out!
The A-Z of raw food techniques
Dehydration is the process of removing water from food. It extends the shelf life of your food, and you can create breads, crackers and crisps/chips with a satisfying “crunch” that can be missed on a raw food diet. Your dehydrator can also be used to warm foods.
Green smoothies are one of the most important additions you can make to your daily diet. They can boost your health, increase your energy, give you your daily intake or fruits and vegetables and provide a wide array of health benefits.
Juicing is a great way to add lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to you day. They will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.
Nut milks are a delicious alternative to dairy milk. They make excellent milkshakes and can be used in breakfasts and desserts and they only take minutes to make (much to my surprise!)
A spiraliser can add some beautiful textures and shapes to your raw food dishes, but what they are used most for is their ability to make ‘pasta’ out of courgettes/zucchini
Sprouts are fresh and fast to grow. They cost pennies and contain a powerhouse of nutrients. They are the perfect addition to salads and main dishes and should be included in your diet.
Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food in itself and is unique as in its juice form it contains 70% chlorophyll, which is often referred to as the blood of plant life. This is important because chlorophyll closely resembles the structure of human red blood cells.