First Book Review: Raw Food Life Force Energy – Natalia Rose
March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
This is the book that gave me my first real push for raw food last summer. I followed Natalia’s advice for about 2 months and felt great. Then I went on vacation and wasn’t prepared ahead of time and it took me months to get back to the place I am now.
However I really enjoyed this book. I found it very inspiring and informative without being a textbook on nutrition. It’s a book for the raw-food newbie. This is not a book for people who are already vegan or vegetarian as Natalia does include fish in her menu plans and recipes. This is a book for those who want to transition from the SAD (standard-american diet) to a raw food diet. This is exactly what I wanted to do.
Natalia teaches that our body is made up of light-energy and needs natural foods that are full of life. She recommends that one of the best ways to absorb light-energy is through fresh organic juices. In the picture above I’m just about to make her “Green Lemonade”. She does a good overview of many different topics including food combining and quick-exit foods.
Natalia goes over 4 basic principles: The Vibration Principle, The Free-Flow Principle, The Quick-Exit Principle, The Natural Bliss Principle. However my favourite part of the book is her 21 Day plan. I love how her recipes don’t require any additional equipment or strange equipment. I don’t have a Vita-Mix or a dehydrator or even a Food Processor. My tools are a knife, a juicer and a magic bullet. I didn’t have any trouble with any of the recipes and was able to get all the ingredients at my regular grocery store. She also reuses a lot of her ingredients so I didn’t have to buy a large amount of random one-recipe ingredients.
I love this book for someone just like me. Someone who isn’t currently a vegan or even a vegetarian but wants to transition to a high-raw diet. At this point in time I don’t have any plans to become completely vegan and Natalia allows me to do this and still follow her 21 Day plan. I love her recipes and love how easy she makes it.