The other day, a young friend of ours went grocery shopping with us, we talked a lot about our raw food diet and then we shared a meal and some snacks with her. We were so blessed to spend time with this young lady who is intent on honoring God through what she puts into her body. Wow, what a concept. I don’t think it crosses most people’s minds why they put what they do into their bodies, let a lone wanting to honor their Creator with same.
At first she was kind of hesitant about whether she would like this kind of food, saying, “I get tired of salads.” Anyway, what was really cool was that although she eats a fair amount of the standard processed foods most Americans eat, she left saying “I liked everything, it was really good.” Everything included freshly extracted carrot-apple juice, a green fruit smoothie, mostly raw chili taco salad and fresh raw corn.
It dawned on me as we were talking that in a matter of an hour, she had eaten over 15 different raw fruits and vegetables. I asked her (rhetorically) when was the last time you ate over 15 different fruits and vegetables in one day. How cool is that. I was even getting more psyched at the thought of having fed our bodies so much delicious and nutritious food.
By the end of the day, I figured Alan and I had eaten over 17 different fruits and vegetables. Diversity in our plant based diet is the key to getting all the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients our bodies need to grow big and strong. If you want some help improving the diversity of plant foods in your diet and enjoying some of the very same dishes that our young friend did you will find it all in our Mostly Raw Vegan Meal Planner.