I’ve recently started taking a new certification course called “Mindful Eating – The Raw Approach” because I really want to be able to help my clients understand the power of raw food. The “raw food” trend has been around for a long time and many people consider themselves “raw foodists.” Yea, sounds kinda cult-ish, and maybe so, but you can easily say the same thing about those who practice veganism, paleo, ketogenic, or any other type of dietary eating lifestyle pattern.
From a nutritional standpoint, the goal of eating more or mostly raw foods is to obtain the most nutrients from the food that we eat. The human body is designed to process raw foods – they are easily digested and provide a long list of benefits including, but not limited to:
- decreased inflammation
- heart health
- increased energy levels
- increased fiber intake
- cancer prevention
- clearer skin
Cooking is so enjoyable and the result is delicious! The process of cooking – the heating process most specifically – actually destroys many of the nutrients contained in the food. Now this doesn’t mean we need to go full “raw foodie” with our lifestyle, but just simply adding more raw fruits/vegetables/nuts/seeds, even along side our cooked meals, will make a huge difference.
So with that in mind – I created this easy, delicious and fresh breakfast pizza topped with raw veggies and a runny poached egg that might blow your breakfast mind! Or lunch. Or dinner. Because let’s face it – who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?!
I used coconut flour for the crust, and have also tried it with chickpea flour. Either way – your staying in the gluten-free zone, which appeals to many people in this nutritional age.
What do you think? Does this make you want to eat more raw food? Pair it with some seasonal fruit and your on your way!
Lots of love and health! xx
If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment and tagging a photo #livefeshbytanya on Instagram.