The Live Food Factor Diet is a diet that is based on the premise that eating raw foods will improve your health. Some of the benefits include weight loss, spiritual clarity, mental sharpness, and a longer life. Raw food is classified as food that is not cooked at high temperatures, such as raw fruits and vegetables, breads and crackers cooked at low temperatures, raw cheese, raw fish and meats, and even raw eggs. But for many people, the biggest issue with a raw food diet is how to make three meals and two snacks a day with just raw food. It is easier than you may think. This diet has a variety of popular food alternatives (raw food spaghetti) and almost limitless varieties of smoothies. This menu plan will help give you an idea of what a day on the Live Food Factor diet might taste like.
Smoothies in this diet are also known as “green smoothies”. The smoothies are primarily made from greens such as kale, spinach, romaine, and chard, mixed with varied fruits to cut the bitterness of the greens. The possibilities are just about limitless and is a great start to the day.
- 1 1/2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 mango
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 small piece of ginger
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
Put the ingredients into a heavy duty blender. Blend and serve.
Snack: Raw Fruit and Grains
Snacks are going to be a little easier to get used to, as the foods are things that you probably snack on anyway. Try an apple with raw almonds (soaked over night and rinsed), a banana with raw trail mix, or some shredded coconut with dried apricots
Salads are another meal idea with endless possibilities.
- Spinach or Romain lettuce
- Raw salad dressing
- Sliced organic bell pepper
- Raw nuts or seeds (soaked overnight and rinsed)
- Organic tomato slices
There are a lot of different salad dressing recipes out there, and most of them are simple to make.
Example Salad Dressing:
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 2 Tbs. Unheated honey
- 1 Tbs. minced garlic
- Olive oil or avocado oil
Snack: Raw Cheese on Raw Crackers
Cheese and crackers is a classic snack idea that most everyone can climb on board with. The raw cheese is a great source of calcium in this diet and helps in promoting healthy teeth and bones. If you cannot or choose not to eat cheese, you can put fruit, veggies, or avocados on the cracker instead.
Dinner: Raw Food Spaghetti
This recipe is probably one that can be hard to get your head around, but that’s also the fun aspect of this diet. It tastes good, and you may be surprised at how much you like this no-cook pasta.
- 1 package of Kelp Noodles
- 3 large tomatoes
- 2 dates (pitted)
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes soaked in pure water for 20 minutes
Soak the Kelp noodles in pure water so they take on the texture of regular pasta for about 25 minutes. To make the sauce take the remaining ingredients and blend them in a heavy duty blender and blend to a desired consistency. Coat the pasta with the sauce and serve.