Cantaloupe and mint raw smoothe.

Cantaloupe and mint raw smoothe.

If you want to lose that post-holiday bloat and hazy lethargic feeling that comes from a bit of self-indulgence and consuming too many calories then consider having raw shakes for breakfast every morning. This will help you lose weight, regulate your bowels and also get more sleep at night.


What is Eating Raw?

Eating raw is an extreme form of veganism,

meaning that the recipe you are concocting does not have meat, eggs dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. It also means refusing to eat foods that are processed using animal by-products such as refined white sugar and some wines. Purists on a vegan diet also do not consume whey or honey, however, this should not stop you from making a powerful breakfast smoothie to supercharge your body every morning.  To gently detox, rejuvenate, get out your blender and whip up some of the following raw shakes in the morning.  All of these

Cantaloupe and Papaya Shake
Serves 1.

Papaya and cantaloupe chunks  (3 cups or more)
Dash of vanilla
Ice  (2 cups)

Blend together until frothy like a shake and serve.
Calories: 60g  Fat: 0g  Cholesterol: 0g Sodium: 11g Carb: 28f  Dietary Fiber: 2g  Sugars: 14g  Protein: 1g

Cashew Raisin Shake
Serves 1

1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon pumpkin protein powder
A Handful of cashew nuts
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg

Blend all ingredients until smooth and then serve.
Calories: 240g  Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0 gSodium: 183g  Carb: 10g  Dietary Fiber: 1g   Sugars: 2g Protein: 16g

Kale Mint Smoothie

½ cup packed kale
1/3 cup mint leaves
1 cup sugar-free coconut milk, chilled
1/3 cup maple syrup
Dash of vanilla
Crushed Ice
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and serve.

Calories: 12g  Fat: 0g  Cholesterol: 0g Sodium: 29 mg  Carb: 7g  Dietary Fiber: 3g   Sugars: 14g  Protein: 1g

The Benefits of Eating Raw

If you eat a vegan diet you can enjoy the following health benefits including:

*A 30% lower risk of developing heart disease
*Lower levels of fat
*Lower cholesterol
*Lower blood pressure
*Lower levels of hypertension
*Less risk of developing type 2 diabetes
*Less chance of developing renal disease
*Less chance of developing Alzheimer’s
*Less chance of developing liver, colon, stomach, breast, prostate and colorectal cancer
*Less chance of developing osteoporosis

When it comes to keeping your health and sanity, it all boils down to respecting your body by choosing foods that nourish you and prevent your body from entering that protective and overactive state of inflammation that produces ill-health.

Would you like to lose weight improve your immunity and boost your general health in a safe and natural way? If so, feel free to contact us at the Pinewood Natural Healthcare website at, or you can call our Toronto Office a (416) 656-8100. We offer, iv therapy,,and other types of naturopathic weight loss care. We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at 905 427-0057. You can also email us at and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.

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