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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Beginning of the Raw Cleanse (Monday March 1st) and the Announcement of the First Give A Way!

Welcome to the RAW Cleanse! You are here because YOU want to be here! You’re either looking for a short cleanse (1-3 days) or a longer cleanse (14 days) or an even LONGER cleanse (30 days and beyond). Whichever the length of your cleanse is, you will benefit with huge results!
Clearer Skin
Shiny Hair
Stronger Nails
And so much more!

This Raw Cleanse will cleanse your body of toxins and rid your mind of old habits of poor food choices. You’ll learn the power of Raw and the importance it has on our overall health.

Take this journey one day at a time and don’t rush it! Enjoy the meals you make! Enjoy the decisions you are making. Let the food take care of you!
You will be surprised on what will come out of eating 100% Raw ☺

I imagine all of you went grocery shopping this weekend for preparation for the next few days. Lots of fresh fruits, fresh veggies, frozen fruit for easy to make smoothies and leafy greens for salads. I know! I know!! Salads may seem boring… but feel free to dazzle them up!! Add some red peppers, cucumber, tomato, avocado, sunflower seeds, dates, dices carrots, the sky is the limit.

Raw is anything prepared under 118 degrees. So if you’re wanting to dehydrate, keep the thermostat set at 117.

If anyone is new to juicing, and doesn't have a juicer... no sweat!!! Add water to a blender, your washed produce (cucumber, zucchini, celery, apple... etc.), blend it all up, then run all the liquid through a paint straining bag (or nut milk bag) to remove all the excess pulp. Discard the pulp and what is left is the JUICE!!! You may have to run the juice through the bag a time or two, but it's super easy and I find to be a lot of fun (especially with the kids).

I’ve had a lot of requests for salad dressings. I have to say that I personally recommend Kristen Suzanne’s book: Easy Raw Vegan Salads & Dressings. This book has amazing recipes that are easy to make in the kitchen. You can find the book on Amazon or by going to
Another great book to have handy to you is Raw Food Real World. This book has been a tool that I have used in the kitchen many many times when prepping Raw Recipes.

The best way to assess how many calories per day you eat is by keeping track. A great way to do this is by writing it down. Keeping a food diary is more than just writing it down. It will help you become aware of the foods you are eating and how often... it way also give you insight as to WHY you are eating them.

Great websites that are great sources for Raw:

Raw Success Stories:

Living Food Information:

I will be sharing recipes on the Raw Cleanse Group so be on the look out for those ☺

Stay in connection with the group!
Email me personally at and/or write on the group wall stating how many days you are doing the Cleanse for. Accountability is Success!

Now!! At the end of the week there will be a GIVE-A-Way!!! YES!!! A FREE Give-A-Way to keep the group motivated! The drawing will take place on Friday night (March 5th).
I want to hear from ALL of you (those who want in on their chance to WIN): What did you eat the night before the Raw Cleanse began (Sunday Feb. 28th) and what are your goals for completing this Cleanse. Are you doing a short term cleanse or a long term cleanse (explain to me the time frame of your Raw Cleanse).
All entries MUST be in no later than Friday night at 11pm (MST) and come Midnight, I will announce the winner of the Give-A-Way!!!
The winner of the Give-A-Way will receive a box of 12: Vega Vibrancy Bars!! These bars are 100% RAW, Vegan and Energizing!!!
The Stats on these bars:
Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bar is a sumptuous celebration of organic plant-based superfoods. Raising the ‘bar’ to a new level, Vega Vibrancy Bars:

Contain an array of great stuff, like sprouted buckwheat, hemp seed, sprouted almonds, Salba, açai, chardonnay grape and Vega’s own Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend.
Are organic, raw, sprouted, enzymatically-alive, vegan, gluten-free, alkaline-forming, omega-rich and delicious too!
Come in 3 flavours: Wholesome Original, Green Synergy and Chocolate Decadence.
Each Vibrancy bar features:

17.5g of sprouts, rich in enzymes and phytonutrients
10g of raw protein for easy digestion
4g of Omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids
5g of soluble and insoluble fiber (20% of RDI)
Whether you're reaching for mouth-watering taste or a healthy snack with lasting energy, Vibrancy bars will satisfy any appetite.

So let’ all have FUN and let’s DO THIS!!!!!!

Please email me with ANY questions (

Eat to fuel your body!



Kristen's Raw said...

Whoo hoo!!! Let the fun begin!!!!!

By the way, there are some dressing recipes on my blog, just have to search for recipes. :)

Cheers and GOOD LUCK!!!!!


Kristen's Raw said...

Hey there gorgeous! Even though I'm already all-raw sometimes and high-raw sometimes, I'm going to start this with you and commit to 3 days of 100% raw. :)


Malynda Twitchell said...

I'm so thrilled to have your support and will to do this with me! :) I love your motivation and your knowledge of Raw!

Thanks for having so much info on your blog for myself and others on the Raw Cleanse! You're the BEST!!!!

Love you!!!!
GO RAW!!!!

Kristen's Raw said...

I've had organic sprouted sunflower seeds from Kaia Foods (garlic and salt flavor). Now, I'm drinking 2 cups of fresh organic green juice. I'm off to Whole Foods to stock up more fresh produce!

Malynda Twitchell said...

you're awesome Kristen!!!! you keep me motivated!!! I love you!! I'm very interested in Kaia Foods... gonna google them :)