Raw Vegan Challenge: 10-Day Learn Raw Vegan Refresh
Food is important. Like, really super critically important. It’s among the top 3-5 factors that can make you healthy, or suffer miserably. What you put in your mouth MATTERS. That is why I have decided to create this raw vegan challenge, as a gift to you and your body, mind, and spirit.
Join me for 10 days of nutrient, flavor packed meals, and learning about Raw Foods. Raw foods have helped my family and I gain energy, clear our skin, overcome major illnesses, and achieve a new clarity that we have never experienced before.
When we first started making raw food, we were absolutely clueless. It was so different than anything we have ever tried before. All of a sudden, we actually cared about what was on our plate, and we also cared about the ingredients in the items we were purchasing. But how to combine all of these delicious and fresh foods to make great tasting meals? We had no clue…
It took us years of learning until we got here, to the point of being able to use anything in our fridge to make something super tasty that pleases us and our friends. And that is why I decided to teach you how we do it in just 10 days during this raw vegan challenge.
Raw food allows your body to take a break. This is a Refresh because our body was born to be clean, healthy, and fresh, but things like pollution, bad food choices, negative emotions and other toxins block its innate ability of rebuilding and renewing itself. This 10-day break will allow your digestive system to rest while your body does the cleaning and internal sweeping it needs to do. Enjoy this spring break!
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What is this Refresh/Raw Vegan Challenge all about?
This raw vegan challenge will be all about learning raw food. You will receive a 10-day raw vegan meal plan, but you will also receive daily instruction for these 10 days of how to make raw food, even without a recipe! This is the kind of instruction you can use for long after this Refresh.
This raw vegan challenge is not about challenging yourself… it’s about being REAL with yourself. Doing the best that you can do every single day to be healthy, learning new techniques, having fun in the kitchen, experimenting, and never ever being upset if you eat cooked food, or even junk food. It’s about giving yourself some slack, but also having your goals in mind the whole time. It doesn’t need to end after the 10 days – you can repeat it over and over again for as long as you want.
Topics covered during the raw vegan challenge will include:
- Fermented foods
- How to add greens to your diet
- Raw vegan breakfasts
- Does fruit have too much sugar?
- Raw vegan ice creams
- Making oil-free salad dressings
- Cutting veggies and fruits in creative ways to make delicious meals
- How to make raw dishes with what you have in your fridge RIGHT NOW
- Easy raw “gourmet”
- Raw vegan desserts
- And more!
How much time will I need for the raw vegan challenge?
These are super simple meals that take 5-15 minutes during the day, and no more than 30 minutes for your dinner meal. In addition, you will be getting some videos and tips throughout that will take you no more than 5 minutes per day to watch. So even if you are extremely busy, this is totally doable!
So how is this all going to work?
In order to participate in this raw vegan challenge, you need to sign up by submitting your name and email above or below. Once you sign up, you will receive a daily email from me with all of the next day’s meal plan so that you can be prepared. You will also receive an approximate grocery list – I say approximate because the whole point is to experiment and I give you many options to do so throughout. You have options to play around, but you also always have back-up recipes to use for every single meal.
To get support, make sure to join Raw Souls on Facebook. Join the free Facebook group.
Very important! Make sure you get my emails by doing this:
Emails from me might go into the “promotions” tab, or even spam in your email. Gmail now uses a tabbed email system, sorting emails into “primary”, “social”, and “promotions”. So what you gotta do is always check your spam and “promotions” tab for emails from “Soul in the Raw” (subject will start with [Learn Raw Refresh]. Simply drag the email into your primary tab from the promotions tab, and you will get the following message:
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Do this for future messages from <email address>? Yes
Be sure to click yes, and be sure to also check your spam folder and move emails from me into your main inbox.
Phew, ok, we got this straight right?
What is raw food?
Raw food includes fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, and sprouts in their raw form. This means they were not cooked or processed in any way that involves heating above 118 degrees F.
The raw foods you will be consuming during this refresh are 100% vegan AND plant-based: this means no oils, processed additives and sugars. We will be using a bit of salt, but I encourage you to keep it to a minimum.
Items that are cold are not necessarily raw. Raw food is also very creative: it is not just cut up fruits and veggies on a plate, although it can be.
Look at this poster I made for an event. Take this quiz for yourself – which foods do you think are raw out of the 10 items, and which photos do you think are raw foods?
The following foods are not raw: cashews, peanuts, nutritional yeast, and maple syrup. They are processed at a high temperature. However, all of these except for peanuts are commonly used in raw food cuisine, at least in small amounts, especially as condiments.
Hummus, chocolate, sushi, pickles+sauerkraut, salad, and guacamole CAN be raw. However, it depends what additives are in them. Hummus can be made raw vegan. Chocolate can be made by using raw (unheated and unprocessed) cacao and carob powder, sushi can be made raw vegan (and will be during this Refresh!), pickles and sauerkraut can also be made at home and raw, guacamole is very often raw unless it has preservatives, and salad… well, it depends on the dressing!
This is all so confusing! How will I know what to eat during the raw vegan challenge?!?!
Don’t be intimidated. First of all, you are going to get a meal plan for every single day, and I will walk you through all of the confusing steps, giving you instructions about each meal.
The meals are super simple, delicious, and fun! Just look at those three photos on the right side. Did you think they were cooked?
Nope, those are raw vegan meals that are oil free, pretty low in fat, and delicious!
In addition, I highly encourage you to join the free Facebook group, Raw Souls. I will be spending some time in this group every single day to answer your questions. If you are confused about a certain recipe, or you don’t have a certain ingredient and want to replace it, don’t worry because I will be there to help. The group also has many wonderful raw chefs and home cooks that can help you out as well! No question is a bad question. Never hesitate to share your successes and challenges with us.
Do I need to be a beginner for this raw vegan challenge?
Listen, I still do these raw vegan challenges all the time because it’s so fun, and I get inspired with recipes.
You don’t need to be beginner, or seasoned raw foodist to participate in this raw vegan challenge. You just need to be you. Be open-minded and ready to have some fun, experience a different style of eating, or maybe just add new recipes and techniques to your already blossoming raw diet.
My family eats cooked food…
No worries. Just make yourself a meal, and make whatever you usually do for them. They might even get excited to try your food. After all, it’s going to be colorful and GORGEOUS.
I am also providing a very healthy vegan and plant-based cooked option for every dinner meal during this raw vegan challenge. If you would like, you can consume it yourself, or you can make it for your family to have a 1/2 raw 1/2 cooked meal together! Each raw and cooked dinner goes very well together.
Do I have to buy organic?
I certainly recommend buying the Dirty Dozen organic, but if you really cannot afford it, please don’t let it stop you from participating. I ate raw food that was not organic for years, and still got results!
What can I expect to experience in my body during these 10 days?
Each body is different. You might feel absolutely nothing, you might feel really crappy (especially if you are coming from a really processed diet), or you might feel high like you have never felt before!
I can tell you that throughout my raw journey, I have felt it all: highs, better digestion, mental clarity, alertness, better sleep, better body odor, whiter eyes and teeth, and more. And I have also felt headaches, stomach aches, and overall pain while cleansing.
If you are currently sick and taking medication, please consult your doctor throughout this refresh. Otherwise, most symptoms are nothing to worry about and are natural. They will pass. If something extreme is going on, again, consult your doctor. Listen to your body.
Do I need special equipment?
Your mouth, baby!
I mean, that too, but also, a cutting board and a knife, and some kind of blender or food processor would be great too. However, you can always consume each ingredient I mention without blending or processing if you don’t have those.
Are you ready? Let’s get this deliciousness going right now! All you have to do is enter your info here to get going: