The decision to go raw was shocking at first for these two ex-carnivorous chefs, but they soon found that preparing and eating raw food made them and their guests feel their physical best. Melngailis noticed a difference almost immediately -- "Light, clean, natural, and alive foods make you feel light, clean, and more alive. And sexy." This new way of life has changed their outlook on eating and cooking and connects them to the world around them. As Kenney says, "Raw foods and the lifestyle associated with it are so compelling and complex that we will be forever learning and growing. Already it seems that we have discovered some of the magic that life offers."
In this lushly photographed book, Kenney and Melngailis share some of that magic -- and show that preparing and eating raw does not mean bland, unsatisfying, or impossibly time-consuming meals. Using dehydrating, Vita-Mix blending, a nuanced understanding of spices, and unprecedented creativity, they explore a whole new outlook on raw food that transfers beautifully and easily from their kitchen to yours -- no matter what your present diet. And you'll immediately begin to reap the benefits of healthful, delicious, life-giving raw food.
Whether you're new to juicing, looking to complete a Reboot or just want to add variety to your daily juicing routine, this book is for you. The recipes are organized by color to ensure you enjoy a range of flavors and more importantly, receive a wide spectrum of nutrients. Have a health condition? Follow the key that indicates what juices are best for fighting specific conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, etc.
You’ll also find guidelines for cleaning and storing your fruits and veggies and a substitution chart if you want to swap fruit and veggies you don’t like or are hard to find in your area. Try a new juice every day!