Natalia Rose’s raw food detox diet helps those who may be suffering from candidiasis or who have been eating in somewhat unhealthy ways and need to cleanse their systems. Even if you feel basically well now, you’ll feel even healthier with more energy and vitality after eating a raw food detox diet. Natalia Rose’s raw food detox diet website is a great resource to help you get started. It’s important to prepare your kitchen with lots of storage space in the fridge and airtight containers to store sauces, soups, sprouted nuts and vegetables. Here are some quick lunch ideas to help you stay the course.
1. Protein Smoothie
If you can take a small blender to the office, here’s a lunch you can prepare at work in less than five minutes. Mix a banana, some frozen blueberries and strawberries, low-fat plain kefir, and some raw flax meal. Add some pure liquid Stevia if you need more sweetness. You’ll be getting protein, fiber and a nice treat for a lunch on the go.
2. Quick Super Salad
Many stores sell organic lettuce mixes in a bag. Pour out the lettuce mix and throw in some baby carrots which also come already peeled and ready to go. You can get many other good raw veggies in a bag that are already washed and cut. This may include broccoli or a zucchini/broccoli slaw. Add 2 tablespoons of raw sprouted almonds and/or sunflower seeds. (Sprouted nuts and seeds are just soaked in water for 3-4 hours.) Use raw miso, lemon juice, garlic and shallots for a dressing that you can make over the weekend.
3. Quick and Colorful Gaspacho
Blend together 2 tomatoes, some sunburst squash with the tops cut off, some raw yellow miso, lemon juice, garlic, raw purple onions and filtered water for preferred consistency. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.
4. Quick Kale and Quinoa
If you soak green kale in some raw unprocessed olive oil, it will soften. Although quinoa is cooked, most raw food proponents allow it because it is easy on the digestive system and full of protein with a low glycemic impact. You can cook it on the weekend and store it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Kale and quinoa with some carrots, kim chi, almonds, and a dash of wheat free tamari make for an excellent lunch. If you have time over the weekend, make a sauce with raw tahini, raw almond butter, garlic, onions and lemon juice to make your kale and quinoa creamy and even more delicious.
5. Easy Nori Rolls
You can fill nori sheets with many things for an easy lunch at your desk. You can shred zucchini and red peppers and add some avocado, sliced or diced cucumber, raw sesame seeds and lemon juice. You can also make this roll in a huge chard leaf, which is surprisingly tasty and rich in nutrients.