There are still so many people out in the world who have no idea what raw food is and how one can enjoy this style of eating. Yesterday for a fundraiser I had a  rawfood demo at my home at 9:30 am. We looked at books peoples lives, and exchanged healing stories. We chopped and by noon it was eating time….. so good. I will put up the recipes. We had Raw T’s Raw Taco and we had a parsley cabbage dish I co created doctored from Soul Veg restaurant. THIS Type of meal time is so healing for me.

Raw T’s Tasty Raw Taco (quick and easy to make)
chick Pea Miso a tablespoon per avocado
Sea salt

chopped green onions

a handful of chopped cilatro
lime or lemon
red or Orange bell pepper
chill powder
chili popper or cayenne or jalapeño peppers
mash avocado and chick pea miso in a bowl
add lime juice
add tomatoes and the zest of lemon
your base is avocado and chick pea miso, mash and a cup of broccoli and all the other ingredients in all other directions
scoop into lettuce and slices of mango

parsley chopped
shredded purple and white cabbage
pinch of sea salt
juice of on lime
cap full of apple cider vinegar
tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
habenero olive oil about 2 table spoons
2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
mix together and serve.


Getting Out There

My routine begins with just getting out there. Today is Sunday, another really full day. So up and out before I need to motivated more than just myself. Some how motivating others seems easier at times. But I must be the priority in order to set the example for others. I will leave the nest now to return with a bundle joy and even energy flow.

Today’s focus will be water water, water. Picking up the hydration because I am picking of the activity. This morning I will bike ride after a few yoga moves to relax my pelvic. some kettle bell reps and crossfit moves to round out the workout. I am looking to build me strength in my upper body, core and legs. Uhmm that is the entire body, yes my entire body.

Imani B

Freedom Day July 4th

The freedom to choose proper portions and not to over eat. I am grilling and making raw food for whoever chooses to stop by on this freedom day. I also am choosing to get a workout in while all this is happening. I workout for the energy I will need while this is happening. Good Day


Correct and Continue

I love being good to myself. This means forgiving myself. Today I corrected my behavior and moved forward. Continuing  with my task of small portions and eating at 2 hour intervals . What is that? A diet, meaning a way of eating,for weight lost, a diet where you eat a small meal, and in two hour you eat something small again. This has been proven to engage and speed up your metabolism.

So lets look at how I space the meals,

8 am a green smoothie,

10 am  4oz herb salad,

Noon  half a cup of quinoa  and half a cup of chopped veggies, with 2 slices of a tomatoes and 2 small slices of an avocado on the side,

2 pm green apple,

4 pm  3 oz mock tuna on  3 leaves romaine lettuce, that’s an ounce spread on each leaf

6 pm green salad and veggies about 2 cups.

This is my body building meal plan.

Green smoothie varies, each day but today was,

2 cups of kale,

2 green apples,

1 lemon,

1 cucumber,

1 stalk of celery

2 cups of water

blend blend blend.

My mother in-law makes this one

1 Banana

1tbs Flax seeds

1tbs Almonds

2 tbs Oats

1 cup Spinach

200ml Water

2tsp Honey

I call this a graduated green smoothie. Here is a friendly nubie green smoothie

Natures Gatorade

Photo on 2013-07-03 at 11.45 #2


Although I prefer it fresh from the coconut this will do. Coconut water has been my favorite way to rehydrate since my gymnastics days. Mother Nature always knowns whats best.

From Kyle Levers, M.S. CSCS

The popularity of coconut water has increased significantly over the past decade due to its nutritional composition and rehydration capability. Natural coconut water is the clear liquid found inside of a young, green coconut, not to be confused with the white liquid typically squeezed from the coconut’s outer layer, known as coconut milk.  A growing number of nutritional advertisements promote the use of coconut water over other well-established sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde for enhanced rehydration and electrolyte replacement.  The increased consumption of traditional sports drinks, particularly during activities where sports drink consumption is not necessary, has caused concern among nutritional experts due to the significant salt and high fructose corn syrup content.  Many sport drink companies have developed low or no calorie “sport drinks” using sugar substitutes to aid in significant sugar reduction tailored toward low intensity physical activity and normal beverage consumption.


Proponents of coconut water emphasize its nutritional value, especially over products in the sports beverage market. Due to the electrolyte richness of coconut water, it has been injected as an intravenous rehydration fluid during times of remote medical emergency and famine as well as ingested orally in response to severe dehydration associated with diarrhea.  The natural composition of coconut water addresses some of the other negatives associated with traditional sport drinks, as it has a lower acidity and zero added sugar.  If coconut water is a natural, upgraded sport drink, then why isn’t every athletic team ditching their Gatorade for coconut water?


Natural coconut water contains five key electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Coconut water is packed with potassium, more than found in one banana or 15 sport drinks. Traditional and low calorie sport drinks contain four times the amount of sodium compared to fresh coconut water to help replace the sodium losses during exercise, which are far greater than the other key electrolytes, especially in the heat.  Potassium is also important because it enhances rehydration through replacement of intracellular water post-exercise. Traditional sports drinks contain little to no magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous, which are all electrolytes naturally found in coconut water and could potentially have an added rehydration benefit. Coconut water and traditional sport drinks each contain approximately the same amount of sugar to aid in the replenishment of lost carbohydrates during exercise.  However, high fructose corn syrup is the primary sugar ingredient in traditional sports drinks, whereas coconut water contains no additional sugar supplement beyond its natural glucose and fructose composition (and is thus higher calorie than the low-cal sport drinks).  Many athletes from varying sport disciplines have turned to coconut water as their primary rehydration source due to its proven success over thousands of years in addition to its natural ratio of electrolytes, carbohydrates, and protein.