Posts Tagged ‘raw food recipes’

A New EAT IT RAW Class: ALL ABOUT JUICING!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

My EAT IT RAW Class yesterday was a blast! I served a 4-course meal made fresh on-the-spot to over 100 people! Eating FullyRaw can be fun, easy, and delicious, and I’m here to show you how! This 2 hour class was completely filled, and I prepared a 4-course sample meal for each person, using ingredients only found in our ROC’N boxes! There were newbies there, and people came from everywhere from the UK to Austin to Bryan, TX to come and enjoy! I feel so honored to be able to share this message of FullyRaw health with everyone! The most exciting part is that we are doing this as a community together–creating health and self-love for ourselves, our friends, and our families alike! We are the change that we wish to see in the world. It starts with us! Thank you for being a part of this creative and amazing health movement with me!

Please be sure to sign up for the email newsletter for early sign-ups. These classes have all been sold out. At the moment, we are only able to handle feeding 100 people per class. We are preparing for larger venues and more larger classes as to serve a wider audience. In the meantime, please sign up for class announcements, free recipes, videos, and more, please sign up for the email newsletters on www.rawfullyorganic.com and www.fullyraw.com.

My next class will be on June 16th from 2-4 PM at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. This class will be very different from the others because it will be ALL ABOUT JUICING! I will have sample juices made straight from my recipes for everyone to try. We will discuss the benefits, recipes, juicers, and more! It will be a great way to introduce our new FullyRaw Juices that we are launching in June! Get excited! After the June Class, my next class will be on May 5th, and I will be featuring more 3-course Summer dishes that you can make with your Rawfully Organic boxes. To sign up for these classes, please visit the HANC website here.

In yesterday’s class, we covered several topics:

  • Rawfully Organic
  • How I Started Rawfully Organic
  • My Story of Health
  • Branching Out to New Forms of Alternative Health/Medicine
  • Inspiring One’s Family to Eat Healthier
  • How to Eat FullyRaw
  • Exercise
  • Juicing vs. Blending
  • Rawfully Organic Product Merchandise
  • Food Combining
  • Weight-Loss
  • Why People Fail Eating FullyRaw
  • Why Vegan is Important
  • Colon Health / Elimination
  • Easy Green Smoothie Recipes
  • Salad Recipe/ Buffet Line / Pasta with Marinara
  • FullyRaw Carrot Cupcakes
  • Endless FAQ’s for Kristina!

Each person was fed a green smoothie, a FullyRaw Pasta with Marinara, Salad Buffet, and FullyRaw Carrot Cupcakes! The entire venue was filled with smiles and gratitude, and I feel nothing but gratitude for having everyone come to enjoy the Sunday afternoon with me. For anyone thinking of coming to one of my classes, please do! The next Summer class will feature all new recipes with a focus on juicing, smoothies, summer weight-loss, co-op involvement, and more! You are welcome, and we discuss all matter of being FullyRaw at hand. For those who were not able to make it, please enjoy these pictures as if you were there! Hope to see you at the next Summer class!

For more pictures and updates, please follow my FullyRaw Facebook Page, Rawfully Organic Facebook Page, YouTube, and Instagram!

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The FullyRaw May Challenge: Self-Love

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Are you ready for new beginnings? Fill up your plate with color, beauty, and love! Today marks the 1st day of May, starting a new goal of FullyRaw self-love everyday! The challenge: do one thing a day to show yourself love! Whether it be a FullyRaw meal, an intense workout, deep breathing, meditation, a green juice, bubble baths, or daily affirmations, show yourself LOVE. Celebrate YOU! Who’s ready to do this with me?!

I know this challenge may sound a bit scary to you, right? How does one…love…themselves?? Sounds a bit strange at first.

Everything that you do is a reflection of not only who you are, but also how you respect yourself–of how you treat yourself. Do you eat well? Do you exercise? Do you take time to sleep, meditate, or hug? All of these things are made in effort by you for the betterment of you. The act of taking care of ourselves properly is an act of self-love.

Many people do not take care of their daily basic needs. They may skip a meal, eat a “bad” meal, skip sleep, etc. Some even torture themselves emotionally. Our basic human needs are fairly simple: to eat, breathe, and love. Anything more than that is a privilege and has the potential to make life THAT much more enjoyable. So why not make each moment count?

The more time and effort that you put into YOU, the better that you will feel. You will feel more confident, secure, and happy. Even if you don’t feel like you love yourself now, little acts for yourself daily can actually help you develop self-love! If you have ever heard the phrase, “Fake it until you make it,” it’s almost the same concept. The thing about eating more raw foods is that these foods literally LOVE US BACK. These foods bring cause us to have better physical health; hence, increasing the joy in our moods! When we are more joyful and when we feel better physically, then we automatically have better emotional health and even spiritual health! FullyRaw fruits and vegetables are pure, vibrant, and colorful foods that infuse our bodies with nutritious goodness. We are what we eat! When we eat goodness, we become good. We feel good, and we wish to share more good!

The more acts of self-love that you do, the more that you will begin to not only respect yourself and your body, but all others around you. Acts of self-love benefit all whom we love because they teach us how to show love to everyone that we know.

My FullyRaw Challenge for you this month of May is simple: do one act of self-love daily. I’m not asking you to go FullyRaw, but I am asking to you try one act of self-love daily. Try eating one raw meal a day. You can have a fruit bowl, juice, or smoothie in the morning. You could have a buffet of fruit for lunch, and you can even have a huge salad for dinner! Get a box from Rawfully Organic once a week. Try taking a 10 minute walk outside or a yoga class. You can even try doing daily affirmations where you look at yourself in the mirror each day and simply say, “I am beautiful, strong, and unique. I have power. I have compassion. I understand, and I forgive. I love you.” You can even give yourself a hug! All of these things count, and they SHOW YOU LOVE.

This challenge is one of the most powerful challenges. If you do it long enough, it becomes not only a habit, but a powerful self-enforcement and shift in your life. These acts become stepping stones towards greater confidence and greater success in your life! Take them seriously, plan them daily, and focus on making yourself the best person that you can become. Envision that amazing person that you want to become. The coolest part: you already ARE that person; you just don’t know it yet!

Show yourself self-love this month and conquer this challenge. Please feel free to follow my FullyRaw Kristina Facebook Page, Rawfully Organic Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Instagram as I post here daily to encourage you with recipes, videos, and inspiration. No man is an island, so “lettuce” create a sea of love!

I LOVE YOU! Now go show yourself some love! <3

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Benefits of Eating Plant-Based Foods

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

BREATHE GREEN. LIVE GREEN. EAT GREEN! Today is Earth Day, one of the most important days of the year to celebrate all that is good and green! This includes nature, our bodies, food, and community! “Lettuce” celebrate all the endless benefits of eating plant-based foods! Greens are the most nutritious foods on the planet, bringing oxygen and LIFE to our cells! So how do we get the most out of these foods? What is the best way to eat them? What is the best way to enjoy them? What are the benefits of eating plant-based foods?!

Plant-based foods include fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Anything that grows in the ground or that comes from the earth is plant-based. The difference between eating plant-based foods is that they will keep us thriving with energy, love, and life! They are fresh, colorful, and pure, and they contain all of the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to properly function. The benefits are truly unlimited, and they become even more helpful to us the more consistently and abundantly that we eat them!

I recommend eating/blending/juicing at least 2 FullyRaw heads a day for maximum benefits.  ♥ If you are looking for fun daily recipes, you can find all plant-based recipes on my FullyRawKristina YouTube Channel, FullyRaw and Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram Facebook pages, and in the Rawfully Organic recipe archive! Stay dedicated to picking up a share each week at Rawfully Organic. Eat as many fruits and veggies as your heart desires!

Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage and our eyes from age-related problems, among many other effects. Dark green leaves even contain small amounts of Omega-3 fats.

Eating plant-based foods is essential for proper digestion and elimination. They are known to ease constipation as well as other digestive issues such as Crohn’s disease, heartburn, and diarrhea.

Perhaps the star of these nutrients is Vitamin K. A cup of most greens provides at least nine times the minimum recommended intake of Vitamin K, and even a couple of cups of dark salad greens usually provide the minimum all on their own. Recent research has provided evidence that this vitamin may be even more important than we once thought (the current minimum may not be optimal), and many people do not get enough of it.

More benefits of eating GREENS rich in Vitamin K:

Regulates blood clotting
Helps protect bones from osteoporosis
May help prevent and possibly even reduce atherosclerosis by reducing calcium in arterial plaques
May be a key regulator of inflammation, and may help protect us from inflammatory diseases including arthitis
May help prevent diabetes

These foods help us feel more energy, have fun, and enjoy life! Everyone knows that eating more fruits and veggies are better for you, so why not fill up your plate and enjoy all of the flavors that nature has to offer? Everyone can benefit from increasing the plant-based foods in his/her diet. Challenge yourself and try eating one FullyRaw meal a day. Try a juice, smoothie, fruit bowl, or even a rainbow salad! Give your body the opportunity to feel life. Feed it right! Share the FullyRaw love! Hugs!

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Vitamin-Infused FullyRaw Lemonade!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Sip on this Vitamin Infused FullyRaw Lemonade! Now that Spring is here, it’s important to “Spring Clean” your body, flush toxins from your system, and keep hydrated! One of my biggest beauty tips is staying hydrated with not only water, but with vitamin-infused water! Many times, you will find those vitamin packs in the stores, but those are dried powders that potentially have many chemicals in them and that aren’t even absorbed by your body. Give your body the REAL nutrients that it deserves and try infusing your own water! The best part about making vitamin-infused FullyRaw lemonade is that you can make it with any fruits of your choice! Citrus typically works the best along with berries, but this combination in particular is my favorite! Enjoy, sip, and share!

This lemonade is a 64 oz mason jar filled with orange/lemon slices, mint, and purple basil. It is then filled with water and refrigerated overnight for a more intense, infused flavor! This is REAL natural flavoring that will keep you hydrated and happy! Who’s in the mood for a refresh-mint?!

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My EAT IT RAW Class Recap!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This weekend was a success! Not only did we have 200 families come Saturday to pick up their huge boxes of Rawfully Organic goodness, but also my EAT IT RAW class this weekend was completely sold-out with 100 attendees! For this 2 hour class, I prepared a 3-course sample meal for each person, using ingredients only found in our ROC’N boxes! Newbies came too, and we even had people drive from places like Austin and out-of-state of come! I feel so honored to be able to share this message of FullyRaw health with everyone, and I cannot wait until the next class on May 5th! I will send out a new newsletter soon for early sign-ups. To sign up for class announcements, free recipes, videos, and more, please sign up for the email newsletters on www.rawfullyorganic.com and www.fullyraw.com.

In the class, we covered several topics:

  • Rawfully Organic
  • How I Started Rawfully Organic
  • My Story of Health
  • Branching Out to New Forms of Alternative Health/Medicine
  • Inspiring One’s Family to Eat Healthier
  • How to Eat FullyRaw
  • Exercise
  • Juicing vs. Blending
  • Rawfully Organic Product Merchandise
  • Food Combining
  • Weight-Loss
  • Why People Fail Eating FullyRaw
  • Why Vegan is Important
  • Colon Health / Elimination
  • Easy Green Smoothie Recipes
  • Salad Recipe/ Burrito Buffet Line
  • FullyRaw Carrot Cupcakes
  • Endless FAQ’s for Kristina!

Each person was fed a green smoothie, a FullyRaw Burrito (that they made themselves), and FullyRaw Carrot Cupcakes in honor of my birthday! The entire venue was filled with smiles and gratitude, and I feel nothing but gratitude for having everyone come to enjoy the Sunday afternoon with me. For anyone thinking of coming to one of my classes, please do! The next Summer class will feature all new recipes with a focus on juicing, smoothies, summer weight-loss, co-op involvement, and more! You are welcome, and we discuss all matter of being FullyRaw at hand. For those who were not able to make it, please enjoy these pictures as if you were there! Hope to see you at the next Summer class!

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The FullyRaw Burrito!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The FullyRaw Burrito!

Who wants a FullyRaw Burrito ya’ll?! Hope you’re hungry because this one is filling and satisfying to every tastebud on your palatte! It’s low fat so take a big bite!

Video Recipe Here!

All Ingredients:

  • Large Collards Leaves
  • 1-3 Colorful Bell Peppers
  • Half of One Zucchini
  • One Cucumber
  • 1-2 Shredded Carrots
  • Juice of 3 Lemons
  • Tomatoes (Beefsteal or Cherry)
  • Small Bunch of Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Few Leaves of Arugula
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Tsp of Cumin
  • Less than a Quarter Cup of Sesame Seeds
  • Quarter of an Avocado
  • Optional: Red Onion, Spicy Peppers, and Celery Bits

For the Awesomesauce!

  • Half a Zuccini (more if desired)
  • Less than the quarter cup of Sesame Seeds
  • Juice of 3 Lemons
  • Few Sprigs of Green Onion
  • 1 Bell Pepper (preferably red)
  • Optional: Spicy Pepper

Directions:

  1. Take your collard leaf and destem the backend (not fully), but just enough to take away the very thick part of the stem as shown in the YouTube video above.
  2. Lay out your leaf.
  3. Blend the ingredients for the saucy spread! Spread on the AWESOMESAUCE with the ingredients listed above.
  4. Spread the Awesomesauce on the back of the leaf.
  5. Chop, slice, and dice all other ingredients and layer them on top of the sauce on the leaf.
  6. Top with a slice of avocado, sprouts, or more sauce!
  7. Fold in the sides and wrap around the ends.
  8. Flip over the burrito “baby” and cut it in half with a knife!
  9. Allow all the beautiful colors inside to be shown to you….
  10. Take a BIG BITE and savor!

This recipe is created for you with love by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of www.fullyraw.com.

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Eat FullyRaw and Live Socially

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Do you feel like it is too hard to eat raw and still keep your social life? I’m here to tell you that being FullyRaw is about sharing your lifestyle and your passion for eating healthy foods with the world! When we eat foods that make us feel good, we want to share this amazing feeling with family and friends as well! Shine bright and enjoy your social life, even if you are eating raw! Here are my top tips and tricks on how you can Live FullyRaw and Eat Socially!

Before I share my tips and tricks, I want to share a few important realizations that I have had. Realize that our society highly revolves around food. Relationships are more than just about food—relationships include your relationship with yourself and with others. I’ve realized that being raw has allowed me to bond with people on a much deeper level. My interactions with people are not just non-challant meetings over lunch, but they include activities that interest both of us, and we have FUN doing them! We go running, walking, co-operating, rock climbing, swimming, surfing, tree hugging, etc. We get in an activity that we both enjoy, and we get the chance to talk more because our mouths aren’t filled with food.

  • Here are my simple tips and tricks to help you increase your social life when eating FullyRaw:
  1. Invite people over for dinner. Make them the BEST raw meal ever. SHARE it with them. Introduce your passion to them and allow them to be exposed and potentially allow them to become passionate about it as well.
  2. When you go to a restaurant, call before and ask what their options may be. Order a salad or a fruit plate.
  3. You can even bring your own food to a restaurant….I share my story about how I handled eating dinner at a restaurant for my sister’s birthday in my youtube video on my http://www.youtube.com/fullyrawkristina channel.
  4. Create and share a fun picnic!
  5. Use your online resources such as Happy Cow or Meetup.com and learn about your local community. Find your nearest raw vegan restaurant, juice stores, etc. ASK the chefs if they don’t mind preparing something for you. They don’t mind, and if they do, they will let you know.
  6. Find a potluck! Bring fruit to share!
  7. Go to a movie? Bring your own baggie of fruit or carrots or okra or dates! Dates are WAY better than popcorn lol!
  8. Create a community of friends with the same common interest as you.

Even when you think that you are alone, you are NOT alone. There are SO many out there who want to be healthy who feel the same way. Get on our FullyRawKristina facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/fullyrawkristina). Post and ask if there are people on your area. Get on meetup.com and search for meetups. Look on 30 bananas a day. If you’re in Houston, come hang out at Rawfully Organic (http://www.rawfullyorganic.com). We have the LARGEST raw food vegan co-op in the US with the most amazing people! CREATE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

Use these simple ideas to help you branch out in your community. When you share this gift with others, you not only feel good about yourself, but you make others feel good as well! You are sharing the amazing gift of health with them by living as an example! What a blessing!

Please feel free to share these thoughts with others or share this video with family and friends. You can also leave your comments or additional ideas below. I LOVE reading your suggestions!

Sending my hugs and love to you! Now get out there and enjoy this amazing health of yours…and share it with the world!

Kristina

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My California Trip!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

This past weekend I flew away to California for part of the week, and boy did I enjoy my adventure! I visited friends, made videos, tasted AMAZING fruits, and gave many hugs! This trip was spontaneous and fun, and I got to experience a little bit more of life on the way. I’ve put together a collection of my favorite photos from the trip to share with you all. Some are of me, some are of people, and many are of food! Hope that you enjoy these little snapshots from my trip and little trinket thoughts. Hugs!

When I first arrived in California, I visited this beautiful place behind me, marking my official arrival in the Sunshine State. :)

I visited my friend Drew Canole of www.fitlife.tv, and we made a really fun juicing video together. A cool surprise was that Jay and Linda Kordich (juicing legends) decided to pop in for a visit. We made a quick nut-milk video, and we spent quality time talking and enjoying good conversation.  I’ll be posting these videos soon on my www.youtube.com/fullyrawkristina Channel, so please subscribe and keep a look-out for them there! I am SO EXCITED about these! :)

Ok, so I had to make a quick stop for some juice! After-all, I was visiting 5 cities in 4 days trying to see as many of my close friends as I could! I asked the juice bar if they would make my lemon-ginger blast, and it blasted me away! YUM!

Need not forget I stopped by a market and loaded up on some AMAZING figs! Did I mention that I love figs?! Trips are only good when they involve good fruit! Heck yes! We don’t have these figs everywhere in Texas like the Brown Turkeys, so I ate them until my mouth burned…literally! Heaven in my mouth!

YA BABY!

No knife, no spoon, no fork, no problem. Dinner just the way nature intended! Had this gorgeous bowl of white peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and kale for dinner one night. Chacho belly very happy!

Before I left San Diego, I got to visit with my newly found soul-sister Alicia! Love her!

I stayed in Costa Mesa with my friend Steph! We enjoyed a gorgeous and sunny run along the pier!

Then, for a brief few hours, I was BLESSED to have met Sheleana and Caleb of www.youngandraw.com, and we spent a beautiful afternoon together chatting! Here is the gorgeous Sheleana here with me now :)

Caleb is taking the pic! ;)

An after run reward…can you see the juice dripping off the end?! Can you see that?! PURE BLISS!!

Shortly after, I visited my friends Dara, Jeff, Robby, and Bryan in LA. We talked about Forks Over Knives and even recipe books and …my bracelets!  I had dinner with them and visited all night! It was truly a magical and fun evening to spend time with so many beautiful people at once!

My last day was spent in Oakland, where I got to visit with my friend Dan and meet his new girlfriend Sophia. We went to the Berkeley Market and loaded up on the most tasty fruits! These were so tasty that I literally bought a whole box to bring with me on the plane!

Don’t tell anyone in the store that I was snitching these! YUM!

Holy Cherries Batman! Pop me one NOW!

Me and Dan doing some Life Regenerating :)

Did I mention that Cherry Tomatoes and Heirlooms are my favorites?!

The perfect ending to my trip was my splurge in the golden colored cherry tomatoes. HEAVEN.

Hope that you all enjoy these photos! I’ll try to add more in as I find them. I am so blessed to be able to have gone to Cali, and I am excited to share this experience with you all. Hope that you can feel the love and taste the amazing fruits through these pics! Sending all my love and hugs! Kristina

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3 Super-Easy Raw Food Snack Ideas!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

So many think that eating FullyRaw is too hard or that it takes too much time. I’m here to tell you that it is as EASY as eating fruits and veggies! Sometimes, you don’t even need to prepare them! If you are trying to go raw or even just eat healthier, it’s a time-saver because you don’t even need to take the time to cook them. Many Raw Foods come in the form of finger foods, so they are easily transportable and not messy. This comes at a huge advantage to us when we may need to eat on the go or at work when we are dressed in nice clothing. Not to mention that raw foods are low in calorie but also high in water content, so you will feel full after you eat them! They are nutrient dense, which means that even if you eat just a snack, you will feel satisfied. Here are 3 SUPER-EASY Raw Food Snack Ideas!

1) Any finger food fruits like grapes, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, etc. are easy to carry in Tupperware containers or even merely in the plastic pint containers in which they come. Because they are finger foods, you will not need a knife to cut them. All you need to do is pop them in your mouth! No mess, no squirts, no juice…you’re in the safe zone! Grapes are higher in calorie, and you can even make an entire meal out of eating merely a bag of grapes. This practically fat free meal is about 450 calories, and it will help give you energy throughout the day. Also, each of these are naturally sweet, so you will not need any condiments to add to them. Too easy! :)

2) Okra is one of my FAVORITE raw food snacks…EVER! It’s crunchier than pop-corn and it lower in calorie than broccoli! This means that you can munch on it all day and never gain weight. If you are feeling the need to chew, grab okra! Many people are afraid of okra because they think it to be slimy. I am here to tell you that when it is eaten raw, it is crunchy and SWEET! Please give it a try! I cannot tell you how many people I have won over this week just with one bite. Okra is so easy to carry around. Merely pack it in a ziploc bag and carry it with you throughout the day! Too easy! :)

3) Kale Cherry Tomato Tacos are my signature snack! Many people have difficulty eating kale until I show them this super-easy snack recipe. Simply take a cherry tomato or grape tomato and wrap it in a leaf of kale (no stem). Stick it in your mouth and let the grape tomato flavor burst into your mouth with the juice of the green. It’s better than V8 juice and WAY more nutritious. Give it a try! It’s a mini salad on the go! Too easy! :)

I hope that you try these super easy raw food snack ideas! Hopefully, they help you to see that eating raw can be fast, clean, simple, satisfying and fun! If you are looking to feel better, you will feel amazing! If you are looking to lose weight, then that will happen naturally! All of these super easy ingredients are found at www.rawfullyorganic.com. If you’re in Houston, be sure to reserve your box!

Hugs!

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7 Years FullyRaw & Still Un-Ripe!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Seven years ago I adapted a 100% Raw Foods Lifestyle.  It’s crazy to think that I have not eaten cooked foods in 7 years, but it’s true! When I look at how much my life has changed since then, it is nothing short of miraculous. From physical to emotional and spiritual, I have seen myself transform from a feeble, insecure girl to a confident, capable, and utterly loving woman. Looking back, I never thought I would be able to surpass negative generational patterns, but this is exactly what I have done; both consciously and unconsciously.

When I was 18 years old, I discovered a raw foods diet midst exploring the bulk items section in Whole Foods. An angel named John Rose approached me and began to tell me about this alien nonsense that he ate 10 lbs of fruits and vegetables in a day and that he hadn’t eaten cooked foods in about 18 years at the time. I listened out of curiosity, but I went home thinking that I had literally just met a rabbit manifested in human form. Being ill from hyperglycemia, I was underweight and continuously sick from migraines, nausea, vomiting, weakness, etc. The next day after meeting John, I was admitted into the hospital for more vomiting and hyperglycemic symptoms. When I was released, I called John for help. After he explained to me why my body was reacting the way that it was, I felt the need to try a change of diet. I walked out of Whole Foods that day with 80 pounds of peaches! Yes, it was almost the size of my body weight at the time.

After 3 days of eating nothing but peaches, I noticed an enormous difference in the way that I felt physically. I had not had one migraine, I hadn’t felt nauseous, and I could actually walk around with a tiny ping of energy. Could food really have changed the way that I felt?? Absolutely! Within less than a week, it had already begun to change my aura!

After a month of eating 100% raw, I knew there was something to it because my blood sugar levels had stabilized. I never told myself that I was not going to eat cooked foods again, but I did tell myself that I was going to continue to take this journey one step at a time. Eventually, I became like a sponge, reading, researching, and experimenting, simply to understand what my body had been through.

I knew that I was destined to be FullyRaw for life right after high school graduation. I won the high school raffle: a microwave. Yes, this is ironically true! I made it through my first year of college in an 8 x 8 ft single dorm room with no kitchen. All I had was a knife, cutting board, simple blender, and a salad bowl. I even made it on a college budget! It was my college experience and transferring schools that bought me to Houston, where I sat on the Environmental Committee at Rice and helped to start the Tuesday Farmer’s Market. You can see that it was not long before I was inspired to create this little co-operative out of my garage…it was called Rawfully Organic. Little did I know that this community effort would turn into what is now the LARGEST Organic & Raw Foods Produce Co-operative in the United States. I am floored and incredibly honored.

So much has happened since then, but it’s not hard to sum up. Rawfully Organic has grown into an entity of it’s own, and it birthed its sister company FullyRaw, dedicated to educated families and friends how to live a raw foods lifestyle. While I live my life doing SO many things and fulfilling so many passions, I spend much of my time fulfilling these life passions. Fresh food has the power to change us; it feeds us. It feeds us physical, mental, and spiritual nutrition so that we can become the most powerful “us” that we can become.

Transformation begins with a single step. Although I have been raw for seven years, I feel that I am still un-ripe. There is still SO much fruit left to eat and still SO many people left to touch. I hope to be able to inspire everyone that I meet: living as an example.  I have SO much living and learning left to do. The next 7 years of my raw journey will be vivacious, flourishing, and beautiful. I am merely grateful to have EACH of you as my partner in fruity deliciousness.

Thank you for being YOU.  Thank you for wanting to improve yourself and find health. Thank you for being inspired to merely eat healthier and to feel alive. Thank you for spreading THIS joy with others. Thank you for spreading this message.  You have become my support, my inspiration, and my family. I have nothing by love, appreciation, and hugs for you!

All my love,

Kristina

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