Health Is Just As Contagious In A Home As Unhealthiness

One of our many fruit stands

The mountain is behind us

The mountain is behind us

IMG_6232As of this last week, my husband has been eating vegan, and my daughter has been raw until dinner!

It’s pretty exciting to see changes happening.

I haven’t pushed or preached.  When they have asked questions or complained about ailments, I sometimes mentioned things I’ve read, or shared my experiences.  But I’ve waited for them to be ready.

I’ve gone about my own healthy improvements, and let them live their own lives and make their own choices.

And now!  Voila!  Great things are happening!

They know what health improvements I’ve been seeing:

~ Asthma
~ Allergies
~ Constipation and digestive problems (heartburn, acid reflux, bloat, gas, etc.)
~ Dry skin
~ Arthritis

~ Hormones evening out
~ Teeth sensitivities
~ Weight loss
~ No longer burn in the sun
~ No longer get mosquito bites (alkaline instead of acid body now)

…and probably more that I’m forgetting right now!

And they have each joined in, in their own ways!  It’s super exciting to watch and enjoy!  Yay for the fruity family!  Yay for our health and life and vitality!



Keepin’ HIM Fruity Too!


Fruity Parfaits (on the right):

❄  Frozen bananas, blended in Vitamix (or other powerful blender)
❄  Blended blueberries
❄  Blended strawberries
❄  Couple of blueberries to sprinkle on top

Blend separately and layer for a gorgeous effect!

Mango and Strawberry Dressings (on the left):

❄  Blend 1 – 2 mangos (or frozen) with 3 Tbsp of coconut sugar and use as a dressing

❄  Blend frozen strawberries with the juice with 3 Tbsp of coconut sugar and use as dressing

Tastes delicious criss-crossing the two on a salad for special occasions!


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Books I recommend for more information:

Diary of a Raw Vegan, by me!  On sale for $2.99 right now
80/10/10 by Douglas Graham
Go Fruit Yourself by Freelee
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
Books by Megan Elizabeth for Recipes and Lifestyle


❄ Raw Hot Peppermint Chocolate!!! ❄ My new daily winter drink! ❄

What an AMAZING WAY to get 1400 calories, a LOT of calories in for the day! Woo!

I’m in “chocolate” Heaven!

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❄ 20 dates
❄ Hot or warm water (whatever you are comfortable with)
❄ 2 Tblsp of carob powder
❄ 1/2 tsp of raw vanilla powder
❄ Peppermint herbal tea bag (organic if possible)

Blend them all together (except for the tea bag) on your smoothie setting of your Vitamix.

Add the tea bag. And enjoy the tasty awesome warm up!



We are dealing with another Chicago Weather Vortex (see picture below)! It’s zero degrees here! Brrrrr!!! I’m dreaming of the tropics, and wanted something warm, desperately!!!


Watch the video below for more about it…

So voila!  


Do You Want a Lightening Fast Digestion and Metabolism?



Be aware and grow in your awareness of good food combining.

It can truly make a difference in your digestion, and therefore your ability to lose weight if you are looking to do so.  You want a healthy moving digestive track with everything flowing freely, not getting stuck.

The first basic step is to eat fruit alone.  It is best in the morning.  It digests very quickly, and will catch up to other things you have eaten.  (Then it can cause fermentation, gas, bloating, and other fun stuff!)  Thus, keeping it first in the morning is best!  (Unless you eat it all day – like me, but I eat it alone or mixed with tender greens.)

Even fruit needs to be combined properly.  There are several types of fruits.
Here is my food combining song to help master the basics…

Books that I have learned this from (as well as my experience now) are the following:

80/10/10 by Dr. Douglas Graham
Go Fruit Yourself by Freelee

and my own book, sharing my first year of eating this way,

Diary of a Raw Vegan by Raw Jenni (me) is on sale right now for a limited time for $2.99

Find out more about how I got lightening fast metabolism and digestion!  And how my metabolism and digestion were healed from years of eating junk food!


Mango Lime Fiesta Dressing!!!

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Another goodie!


~ Frozen mango (can’t find fresh right now)
~ Yellow Lime – 1/4 to 1/2 (yellow = ripe, just learned this, and I’m a believer now!)
~ Basil – 2-3 large leaves
~ Guacamole – 1 packet (I buy the little packets from Costco)

Blend all ingredients in the Vitamix with about 1/2 cup of water to help it blend nicely.

It’s soooo super delicious!

This made enough for two large salads!


❄ ❄ $10 a Day ~ Low Fat Raw Vegan ❄ ❄

❄ ❄ ❄  What I Spend  ❄ ❄ ❄

I’d rather spend money on fun travels and adventures these days, so I like to keep the food bill low!

It’s possible to do $10 – 15 per day, or $70-105 a week on 80/10/10, buying bulk, organic farmers markets, and Mexican or Asian markets.

Rawveg on 10

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Almost everyone I know says how expensive it is to eat a raw vegan, somewhat organic diet.

So I was on a mission… to find out if it’s possible to do it for $10 a day!

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✿ Total Cost for the Day = $9.99 ✿
(U.S. Chicagoland Prices, rounded up)

Calories for the Day ~ 3171
✿ Carbs ~ 91%
✿ Fat ~ 5%
✿ Protein ~ 4%

✿ Breakdown for the Day ✿

4 oranges = $1.48 (Bought from my Fair Share store at 37 cents each)
17 organic dates = $2.72 (Bought online from in bulk, 12 pounds = $4.80 per pound, including shipping!)
13 bananas = $1.59 (Bought from Fair Share, about 12 cents each)
1/2 pineapple = $0.75 (Bought from Fair Share, $1.50 per pinapple)
1 head of butter lettuce = $1.56 (Bought from Costco in a 3 pack)
1 Tbsp carob powder (organic) = $0.23 (Bought from Raw Food World in a 16 oz package, lasts me about 2 months)
3 celery stalks = $0.25 (1 package was 99 cents at Fair Share)
1 tomato = $0.21 (Fair Share)
1 mango = $0.69 (Bought at a Mexican store nearby)
1/2 avocado = $0.50 (Bought in a package of 5 from Costco)
grape/cherry tomatoes = $ free from the garden 🙂
herbs and chives = $ free from the garden

Today only the dates, carob powder, tomatoes, and herbs were organic.

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✿ Menu for the Day ✿

Breakfast ~ pineapple orange juice
Lunch ~ raw moccachino = 13 bananas, 17 dates, 1 T carob powder and lots of water
Dinner ~ big salad = 1 head of butter lettuce, 3 celery stalks, tomatoes (1 from store, lots from garden), chives/herbs, 1/2 of avocado
Salad dressing = 1 mango blended (could blend with the tomatoes, herbs, and celery if desired)

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It CAN be done! At least in Chicagoland, U.S.A.