Shazzie in the UK is selling her own handmade raw chocolate bars. If you love chocolate and you love raw food, you’ll want to check these out. Her first one she launched is called ‘Temptress‘ and is a rich dark chocolate with goji berries and a hint of rose. These are quite expensive though if you compare them to the prices of organic roasted chocolate bars. Of course everything in the UK always seems like it’s twice the cost compared to the US. Look for upcoming recipes on GreenChefs on how to make your own homemade raw chocolate bars, at home.
I just got a bunch of this stuff and I have to say it is not the best tasting stuff. It’s not horrible. There are no weird or funky tastes to it, in fact it’s a bit neutral. It’s just very gritty, powdery and very green. I do believe it is the healthiest and best quality protein out there though. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
VEGA Bars are now available. Created by professional Ironman triathlete and vegan, Brendan Brazier, following the success of his meal replacement powder, VEGA. Unlike other protein and energy bars on the market, VEGA bars use all raw and alkaline protein sources and ingredients. No junk, oils, refined sugars, gluten, soy, dairy, GMO’s or pesticides.
These nutritious bars are loaded with rich and active anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, protein, electrolytes, fiber and Omega 3 and 6 EFA’s. They sound like they would make a perfect light snack to fuel a workout or training session, or just to refuel in between meals at work. Berry is the most popular flavor, but they also come in natural and chocolate. These seem a lot like the Organic Food Bars I used to eat all the time, except using hemp raw complete protein instead of rice and with some great iodine. I can’t wait to try them. To find out more visit the website http://www.myvega.com
Ingredients: Dates, hemp protein, almond butter, organic sprouted whole flax seeds, agave nectar, almonds, raisons, sesame seeds, organic sprouted mung beans, organic wheat grass, lemon juice, organic dulse.
I eat cheese. I drink beer, wine, and coffee. I hate carob and squash. Um, what else? Well loads really, but it will all come out in good time! There, I said it. The raw food gods haven’t struck me down, so I guess I’ll be ok.
So why the need to confess? I suppose because of the fact that I have a business centered on raw food (I am a raw foods personal chef in the Chicago area) I feel that I need to be a “perfect” raw foodist, whatever that may be. But you know what- no one is perfect and there is no one person who has all the answers about what’s good or bad for you. What works for one person, doesn’t necessarily work for another. I just hope that people can appreciate my non-fanatical view on things.
I can’t ever be 100% raw, nor do I strive to be. You know how when someone tells you that you can’t have something and then all you want is what you can’t have? That’s what happens to me when I try to be 100% raw. I just start obsessing about all the things that I can’t eat until I give in. Then comes the guilt. If you think about it, that’ crazy. That’s no way to live. That’s why diets don’t work. I don’t want what I eat to rule my entire life. That’s unhealthy. So I just do the best that I can while enjoying some of the best food ever. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
First Francis Ford Coppola, then Martha Stewart and now Paul Newman. After 25 hugely successful years with his Newman’s Own line of salad dressings, lemonade, salsa and pasta sauces, the blue-eyed actor with the enormous charitable side has joined the vintner club Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos