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Yes to Life Natural Health
Services in Naturopathy and Advanced Energy Medicine

Make 75% of your diet alkalizing foods.  Eating lots of fresh vegetables are the easiest and most delicious way.






Raw Soups and Smoothies

RAW SOUPS
Soups  Base--- Soft Vegetables blended
Cucumber
Celery
Tomato
Vegetable juices
Nut mylks
Add grated or chopped vegetables, nuts, and seasonings.  Top with nuts, seeds or spouts for a heartier soup.

RAW SMOOTHIES
Green Energy Soup
8oz water
1 avocado peeled
1 orange, chopped in pieces
3-4 cups greens (spinach is especially good)

BASE
Water
Nut mylk
Coconut water
Tea
Fruit juice

BULK
Vegetables- cucumber, celery, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, avocado, beets, corn kernels, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, squash, any other veggies you like
Fruit  Frozen Berries work great, Bananas are sweet and creamy
Greens, spinach, kale, beet greens, lettuce, cilantro, parsley,

ADDITIVES
Cacao, Bee pollen, Goji berries
Herbs- maca, ginger, mint, cilantro, cayenne, etc

PROTEIN/FAT
Nuts- almonds, pecans, brazil nuts, pine nuts
Seeds- sesame seeds, flax seed, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds
Coconut Butter, Flax Seed Oil, (Cod liver oil)

SWEETENERS
Fruits, Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup, Stevia, Xylitol

BOOKS
Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Gabriel Cousens, MD, 2003 (Great book!)
The Raw Food Detox Diet, Natalia Rose, 2005
12 Steps to Raw Foods, Victoria Boutenko, 2002
Eating in the Raw, Carol Alt, 2004
The Live Food Factor, Susan Schenck, 2006


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While nutritional supplements and other interventions are sometimes necessary to help get people back into a healthful balance, one of the most important things we can do to improve and maintain a healthy life is to get back to basics:  living, vibrant, nutrient-packed, raw food. 

A good rule of thumb is:  if it's in a bag, a box, carton, can, bottle, don't consume it.  Look for FRESH, if possible, LOCAL fruits, vegetables, grains and, if you are a meat-eater, meats. 

Shop at your local farmer's market when possible.
When you go to the supermarket, stick to the outer portions of the store-- i.e. where most of the FRESH ingredients are located. 

A Raw food diet is extremely helpful for cleansing and healing, at least for as long as you can do it.  Challenge yourself to a Raw Food Diet for 30 Days to get you started on a much healthier eating and lifestyle.  You won't regret it.  As a matter of fact, many modern diseases including, but not limited to,  type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases can be reversed by a raw food diet in conjunction with the right amount of exercise. 

Below are some ideas to get you started.