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The Importance of Hydration


Staying properly hydrated is important for your energy, smooth digestion, muscle function and recovery, and mental clarity. Being adequately hydrated allows cells to receive sufficient oxygen in order to perform their necessary function. Consequently, you will feel more alert and energized as a result of providing your body what it needs.

As a considerable amount…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on March 5, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

Prejudices...and hindsight

For a long time I baulked to inform myself more about a vegetarian or vegan way of life.

Though I always totally agreed with all ethical aspects, I just turned my eyes blind towards all the cruelty against animals. 

Now, when I finally made the step and try out a vegan nutrition I had to inform myself and I was surprised how prejudiced I really was. My prejudices were...

- vegan people have to restrict to almost everything

- vegan people always need to tell…


Added by Mellow on March 5, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

Why You Should Care About Stress: Part Three

Happy Wednesday!

Here is the latest from me up on Perception Trainers:

A few practical things you can do to help your body cope with stress, that will aid in healing, better sleep, better moods, less pain and inflammation and so much more!


Let me know what you think :)


Added by Ali Washington on March 5, 2015 at 4:49am — No Comments

Kid-Friendly Vegan Banana Recipes

Today's Fruit is: Bananas!

They can be eaten on their own, put in the freezer for safe keeping, chopped up and put over a bowl of cereal.... Bananas are a versatile, sweet and delicious fruit that are often featured in plant-based recipes. Here are just a few:

Southern-Style Banana…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on March 4, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tuesday 3.2.15

Breakfast: Another Santa Claus/Piel de Sapo melon

Lunch: Banana and raspberry smoothie

Snack: nakd bar and rice cakes

Dinner: lettuce with mango-chili salad dressing, then durum wheat pasta with tomato sauce and spinach.

It looks as if my skin is starting to look a tad better, which is amazing (be gone with ye acne). But I've got lots of work for assignments so the stress will not be helping that point in any case. The mood is a lot better since I've…


Added by HR on March 4, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

Best Place for Raw Vegans?

Halloo people! Just curious if anyone can tell me...where you think is the best place (cost and fruit wise) to live for a raw vegan/fruitarian? I am likely to be moving to Nicaragua in September of this year. But just curious if anyone knows of other places that are good to live being raw vegan :) Thanks guys! <3

Added by Gwendelina on March 4, 2015 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Film Review: Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives, 2011


Writer/Director: Lee Fulkerson

Years of research and extraordinary results attained through adopting a plant-based diet and avoidance of animal-based and processed foods led to the production of Forks Over Knives.

Taking the concept of food as medicine seriously and having tremendous success, a number of prominent plant-based health professionals share a bit of their journey and what brought…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on March 3, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Monday 2.3.15

Breakfast: Piel de Sapo or Santa Claus Melon of about 12 inches long !

Lunch: 8 bananas and about a cup of frozen raspberries into a smoothie, a bit sour but very nice.

Snack: some rice cakes, a nakd bar (a bit fatty but I like my chocolate fix).

Dinner: lettuce leaves with a mango-chili dressing and noodle soup with sugar snap peas, carrot and red bell pepper.

Had a good day, managed to…


Added by HR on March 3, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

Sunday 1.03.15

Breakfast: bananas whole

Lunch: left over bread, left over potato wedges, soup.

Snack: plums, apple

Dinner: lettuce whole, corn/rice pasta with tomatoes and spinach

Added by HR on March 2, 2015 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Featured Vegan Recipe

Looking for a healthy, low-fat, yet warm and satisfying meal? Check out this No Fat Vegan Chili by Potato Strong.

This oil-free, fat-free recipe is chock-full of tomatoey goodness! Vary the spices/chili mix to suit your liking. This recipe can go nicely as a "sloppy-joe" style meal as well. Just find your favourite whole grain bread, ladle some chili on top and enjoy! [... To view this post in full visit…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on March 2, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Raw Food for Energy

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Raw Food for Energy

Everyone comes to the raw food diet for different reasons. It might be for weight loss, better health, improved skin appearance or to heal themselves of certain illnesses or ailments. All of which can be improved while eating raw. But their one was thing I noticed while observing people on the raw food…


Added by Fruityliving on March 1, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Saturday 28.02.15

Breakfast: banana and mango smoothie

Lunch: rice in a tomato soup (still not enough fruit !!)

Snack: oat biscuits

Dinner: went out to a veggie restaurant and had a vegan ramen noodle soup!

Added by HR on March 1, 2015 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Vegan Outdoor Footwear

Vegan Hiking Boots

The following is a selection of vegan hiking boot and outdoor footwear options. They're not always easy to find, but there appears to be a growing number of vegan and cruelty-free footwear being made. This is nice to see, because cruelty-free products allow us to get outside and be one with nature, guilt-free.…

Veggie Trekker MKIV Hiker by Vegetarian Shoes


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What I ate today 1/27/15


2 homemade all-carb granola bars! recipe:

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup PB2, rehydrated

1/4 cup maple syrup

7-8 large medjool dates

toast the oats in the oven if you like, but don't burn them like i did! mix the wet ingredients in the food processor and then mix. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes before cutting, and store in the fridge. Makes 12 bars


since i woke up late I had a snack a few hours after breakfast, and that…


Added by Isabel Rivas on March 1, 2015 at 4:42am — 1 Comment

Friday 27.2.15

Breakfast: 6 bananas and 240 grams of frozen mango in a smoothie

Lunch: veg curry with some spicy soup (bananas aren't ripening fast enough!)

Snack: Apple

Diner: oil-free potato wedges with some ketchup

Slept very badly, I don't know why, had to go pee 3 times, woke up feeling sick and was pale a couple of times... But I am fine in the morning.

Added by HR on February 28, 2015 at 8:01pm — No Comments

For the Artists

For anyone interested in making cruelty-free art, the following is an article on ingredients found in a variety of art supplies and materials. Check the article out here for info on art supplies that contain animals products as well as those that do not. And…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on February 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Two paths

Alright, so throughout these past few months I have graduated from college, moved back home, and am packing up to move to a new place for a new job. With these transitions, life has been crazy stressful and I needed an outlet. At first, I went back to drinking and eating terrible food because of graduation and wanting to party with my friends. But I felt terrible afterwards. I knew the mornings after what I was doing to my body was not good. Upon coming home and having extensive interviews,…


Added by Victoria Anne on February 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Healing injuries on HCRV or Rawtill4?

Hello anyone and everyone who reads this, this is my first blog post ever. Still trying to learn the ropes of this lifestyle and online blogs! I will go right into my first question: Can you heal injuries on this lifestyle? I played field hockey for 10 years and played a season with my hip out of joint. Many years down the road my hip will forever pop in and out of place which can cause some discomfort but I am able…


Added by Grace Sheil on February 28, 2015 at 3:15am — 4 Comments

Thursday 26.02.15

Breakfast: 8 bananas whole

Lunch: 2 honeydew melons

Dinner: pasta with cauli-power sauce garnished with spinach, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes

Exercice: some walking mostly sedentary though... Too much work to do, balancing work out work outs isn't my forte.

Managed to have a binge on horribly unhealthy crisps because I had to wait a while before dinner and my mom left them in the house... Big…


Added by HR on February 27, 2015 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Featured Vegan News

One Cool Duo

‘Avatar’ director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis are introducing an all vegan diet at the private school they founded, MUSE School. james-cameron-vegan

James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron promote a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.

In 2006, Suzy Amis and her sister Rebecca founded MUSE School, a…


Added by RawFruitBasedLiving on February 27, 2015 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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