Do you ever have those days where you just can’t stop eating??? Today is one of those days. Thankfully I’m eating raw vegan food or I’m sure I’d resemble the marshmallow man from Ghostbusters right about now. I feel very fortunate that eating a pound of grapes does not have the same effect as say, eating a pound of Timbits.
For the last couple weeks I’ve been testing out a lower-fat raw vegan diet known as the “80-10-10” diet (80% carbs, 10% protein, 10% fat). I was inspired to try this diet by one-of-my-very-very-best-friends-and-favorite-people-on-the-planet, Darlene Navarre.
I met Darlene way back in 2009 during a trip to Las Vegas. At that time, Darlene had been eating raw for almost 10 years and let me tell you, it showed. She was the happiest, glowiest, most youthful person I had ever met. She was so inspiring to me that I returned home from Vegas and ate 100% raw vegan food for 6 months straight. Since then, Darlene has continued to be my my number one raw vegan inspiration.
I admire Darlene so much that I’ve been trying to figure out a way to steal a pair of her shoes and have them bronzed. I was thinking I could display them in the kitchen next to my beloved Vitamix, kind of like a little raw vegan shrine.
When Darlene is in the room, everybody knows it. It kinda feels like someone smashed open a piñata full of unconditional love, rainbow glitter and magical unicorns. Strangers often approach her to ask what her secret is, which is great because Darlene LOVES to share how a raw vegan diet has contributed to her health, happiness, and well-being.
Recently, Darlene created an eBook entitled, “Go Raw in 30 Days”. It’s an easy-to-follow raw vegan meal plan that shows you how easy and fun it can be to eat healthfully.
The book was born from a request from one of her many followers. When a fan asked her for help transitioning to a raw diet, she started compiling her favorite recipes and put them in a book. Since the book was already created, she decided to share it with all of her fans.
Darlene sent me a copy of her book and I love it! Her recipes are always among my favorites and the entire book reflects Darlene’s spirit, which is vibrant, playful, and colorful.
If you’re interested in going raw, I highly recommend that you go download a copy of Darlene’s book right now! OR you can enter today’s contest to win a free copy. All you have to do is leave a comment telling us where you are on the raw vegan path and why you want a copy of this book. The winner will be announced on Monday.
PS – If you buy the book and end up winning the contest, Darlene will simply give you a refund, so don’t hesitate to download it today.
Peace, love, & green smoothies!!
KB & Darlene