these donut holes are the TRUTH!!! i made these during my 2 week raw detox and was hooked like a fiend. i made a few alterations to my liking by adding a bit of cinnamon, using vanilla extract instead of the bean, and omitting the dates(it was already sweet enough with the pineapple!). i own ani’s book, ani’s raw food kitchen, and she has some great recipes. she’s also very informative about nutrition and how to be a healthy and balanced raw foodie. please make this recipe NOW!!
So many in the Afrikan community have succumbed to drug and alcohol addiction due to the stress, trauma, and pain inflicted upon us on a daily basis. I grew up in a neighborhood where most of my friends had parents addicted to crack cocaine. It was a hard reality. A lot of us, including myself have grown up around family members addicted to some type of illicit substance. it was definitely a situation screaming for a remedy,but the solution eluded me. one day, i read about iboga, or ibogaine, a plant found in west afrika that could help people free themselves from addiction. i did as much research as i could, even called clinics to find out the rates for treatment. treatment is expensive, of course. they are taking a plant that originates in afrika and selling it at a premium price, making it nearly impossible for afrikan people to receive treatment. illegal in the u.s., treatment is only available in europe and in a few caribbean islands. because it seems that government is intentionally keeping this information from the people, i wanted to share some info about this plant and how it could possibly be a miracle treatment for drug addiction.
so i successfully finished my 2 week raw food detox. YAY!!(sound of roaring applause) i can honestly say that i’m extremely proud of myself. i feel GREAT! i have boundless energy, much improved digestion, and i just feel LIGHTER. there was never a day where i was hungry, or felt that i was missing something. yes, there were days where i wanted to eat cooked food with my family, but that was more habit than anything. i realized that we’re trained to eat at certain times, so even if we are completely nourished, our body, through habit, sends us signals to eat. often times during the detox, i would be finished eating at 7pm. i began to completely redefine my relationship with food, breaking habits and addictions i knew that i had, but unwilling to break until now.
while i am not going to continue to be 100% raw, i will at least make my diet 75% raw. that’s two raw meals a day(breakfast and dinner), with lunch including a healthy and predominant portion of raw greens. i feel like that will allow me to maintain the health benefits of a raw diet while also satisfying my professed love for cooked food.
i’m so glad that i finally tried the living foods diet. it can be delicious(with the right recipes),it’s healthy, and completely satisfying. i have definitely strengthened my will power and discipline when it comes to food. who knows? in twenty years, living on an island in the caribbean, i just might decide to completely raw again. but for now i’ll go with the best of both worlds. peace and light
I know I’ve been m.i.a. for a minute but I do have a good excuse. If you haven’t heard by now, I’ll bring you up to date. IM OPENING UP FOR TALIB KWELI AND RES!! I’m super excited! I’ve been extremely busy preparing for this show with rehearsals and searching for the perfect outfit. And yes, I’m still on my raw food fast. I’m not gonna lie. Cooked food has started to look tempting. Especially because the busier I get means less time for food prep. So I have been cheating, but not quite the way you may think. Lately there have been a couple of raw junk food runs to sevananda for pizza, kale chips, and cheezcake(all raw of course). It’s all delicious, but I miss having the time to prepare my own foods with love and care. Only 4 more days left, so I gotta get on it! I’ve decided to continue at least 75% raw once I finish the fast but y’all know imma get it in at all my favorite restaurants starting Monday! And I’m taking y’all with me! I’ll be back to post pics from the show and other musings later! Love and light. See you at the show!
November 28, 2011 in Sa-Roc
So I’ve decided to embark on a 2 week cleansing journey. I must admit its a little daunting because I love to eat. This particular cleanse requires me to drink all my food, which happens to be nutrient dense plants,super greens, and antioxidant rich fruits. These nutrients are all organic, in the form of freeze dried powders, which I’ll mix with only water. This will be my nourishment for 14 days. Whole foods, complete with all of my vitamins and minerals that I’ll need to nourish and cleanse my body.
Why am i cleansing? I felt it was high time to rid my body of the toxins and dis-ease that had been festering for some time. For, even though I am vegan and consider myself to be healthy, I am no stranger to carb and sugar laden snacks(all vegan!). Not to mention the environmental toxins I encounter on a daily basis, from plastics, to polluted air, to bad energy. I was holding on to negative emotions as well, and vibrating at a lower frequency because of it. It was past due for me to holistically cleanse my self.
Today will be the first day of a two week discovery of how to truly nurture myself thru affirmations, high vibrations, whole foods, meditation and conscious breath. I will be blogging my journey daily, sharing my challenges and triumphs. I invite you all to follow the journey and see where my discipline and dedication will lead. The support will be welcomed with open arms, TRUST ME! So without further adieu, I will take my first step. I can see the light and it already looks good from here. Peace and love/live.