Over the last year or so, I’ve been experimenting with eating more raw food. This is because raw foods are often very healthy. Cooking with high temperatures can damage the nutrients in your food, so eating those same foods raw preserves their nutritional qualities. Of course, not all foods should be eaten raw, but a lot can – probably more than you realize.
It’s also amazing how different raw foods taste compared to when they are cooked. Vegetables are naturally sweet and have a wonderful, crunchy texture.
Best of all, raw food meals are very easy to make. After all, you don’t need to do any cooking. That means you can whip up a raw meal in minutes – and there is next to no washing up to do either.
For that reason, I often have a raw dinner. Getting home from work late means I don’t have the time or the energy to cook a meal, but raw food mean I can eat healthily even when time is short.
This recipe for spicy cucumber, avocado, and onion salad is delicious – try it today.
Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – N/A
Number of servings – 1-2
- 1 medium-sized cucumber
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ small red onion
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 1 small pinch cayenne pepper
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut aminos
- Optional extras – grapes, cherry tomatoes, raw nuts
1. Cut all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces and put them in a salad bowl
2. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and hemp seeds
3. Add the coconut aminos and mix well
4. Serve immediately or, if time allows, marinate in the fridge for an hour to enhance the flavors
Recipe source – onegreenplanet.org
Picture source – foodiecrush.com
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