Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Diet that Produced this Body

First off...If I seem to look like a psycho in the first picture, I assure you its purely by accident. I just wanted to show the lean muscle with the healthy veins. The smile was intended to make the picture more approachable and not so scary, but I think it just intensified things. Im a nice guy, I promise.

So anyways...forget what you've heard. You don't need animal protein. That is simply cooked flesh covered in irradiated feces. It is pain and death, and nasty bacteria. Stay away from it, and encourage all friends and family to do the same if they truly care about their bodies.

Plant protein is where its at. It easily assimilated into the body, and since its not cooked (cooking destroys 50% of protein...REMEMBER THAT!) every little bit is taken in by the body.

Protein is needed, but in FAR less amounts than what is prescribed. You could live off of potatoes and get enough protein. The only instances where people suffer from protein deficiency is when they are literally starving to death. It should be the LEAST of our concerns, but somehow the milk and meat industries have brainwashed us into thinking we need it desperately. This misinformation has permeated our society. "Where do you get your protein???" The question is on cue almost every time. Its like they are trained to say it, and in reality, they are.

So where do I get it? Brazil Nuts, Hempseeds, Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas), Almonds, Bee Pollen, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae, Maca Root, and of course, the leafy greens. (Kale, Spinach, Chard, Collard Greens, Wheatgrass and Sunflower Sprouts.) About 45% of calories in spinach come from protein. Thats huge. Especially if you are eating over a pound of leafy greens a day, which really is a good idea anyways. Most of my protein and fat is consumed in my daily smoothie, which I like to have for lunch. This makes is easily absorbed into the body, and allows me more time to do the more important things in life instead of preparing a salad for 30 min.

So all in all, I would say that Im getting around 50 grams a day, which is plenty. My body is not bulky, but who wants to be bulky anyways? I think that look is gross, and most guys that aspire for it are shorter anyways and are trying to make up for the lack of height. Lean muscle with low body fat is the result of the raw vegan diet. I do work out, but its quite casual. I will do an hour of powerwalking in the morning as I watch Discovery Channel or CNN, and then I will do stomach, chest, and arms in the evening. Its pretty simple, and as long as your nutrition is superior, the body will make the most out of each workout.

Proper hydration is essential too. At least 2 litres (or quarts) a day of water, and I like to add in lots of lemon juice and cayenne to help clean out my blood, and help alkalize my body.

So there you have it, the pictures speak loudly. Forget the crazy science powders with the milk protein and all the chicken and red meat. Read the labels on all those powders! There is some CRAZY stuff in those packets! And the flesh? Thats just going to clog your bloodflow and make you more lethargic. Who wants to consume pain and death (and fried poopie as well)? Become the graceful animal you were meant to be. Embrace nature's diet, and you will reap the rewards.

Chocolate Mint "Soup"

This was actually intended to be a smoothie, but I often like to sit down with a bowl and spoon and take my time with it, otherwise I just drink it way too fast.

Simple recipe here...

One Thai Coconut from Chinatown

Two Tablespoons of Raw Cacao Powder (Raw Chocolate Powder)

Some Coconut oil (add as much as you need to reach your desired level of "creaminess"

Sweetener, such as Agave Nectar, Raw Honey, or Yacon Root Syrup. Also maple syrup would work, however it is not raw. Again, put some in...taste a little. Not sweet enough for you or your loved ones? Add a little more! The #1 rule is that there ARE NO rules, just some rough guidelines. You fiddle with it until you are happy.

And then about 10 mint leaves. I use Chocolate mint, that I purchased from the Union Sq. Greenmarket. I would just buy a potted plant for $8, and that way it makes your room smell nice, and you will continue to get the freshest mint available. Just make sure to water it every 3 days at least. If it needs water, the leaves will start to droop.

So...add this all in and blend away! If you arent using a heavy-duty blender like a Vita-mix, you might have to let your blender do its thing for about 4-5 minutes. Don't worry, I havent burned out a blender yet, and I do this quite often. Just keep checking every now and then to see where your mixture is at as far all being smooth and silky.

You could also add in some cashews or macadamias to give it that extra creamy texture. Just experiment and have fun with it. This lifestyle of eating is FUN! You get to play around and tweak it to your likes. Be active with it and see where it takes you.

Put a little sprig of mint on top, and maybe some cacao nibs to give it that extra pizazz.

Loving it!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cinco De Mayo is coming...

Well...Ive been playing around the kitchen lately, and I came across this awesome mexican dish. I am a huge fan of mexican cuisine, but besides guacamole and pico de gallo....there was little for me to go with if I wanted to stay raw. But now that I have my dehydrator again, Ive really branched out with my techniques. was time to make some tortillas. Basically a blend of raw corn, ground flax seeds, yellow pepper with some cumin and cayenne for seasonings. I had it in the dehydrator for about 5 hours and it was perfect.
For the filling, I did shredded yellow squash, guacamole, pico de gallo, and a great "refried bean" mix that I made from sunflower seeds, olive oil, sundried tomatoes, cumin and chili peppers. I threw all that in the food processor and let it blend until nice and thick yet creamy.
Putting this all together, I was thinking about how far Ive come from just green smoothies. Dont get me wrong, I love the simplicity of the smoothie, but when it comes to those special moments, the more complicated dishes really do impress.

Good times!!

-The Raw Model

Thursday, April 19, 2007


First off, when I refer to Neo-Humans, I am describing the human of the 21st century. This human has shed the traditions and cultures that dictated how she acts, who she can or cannot be with, and what she can eat. She has put these habits down like a child who has finished playing with a toy. It is time to move on from these enslaving rituals and choose how our lives are to be lived based on what we know and what we observe around us.

The Neo-Human is the new human. The pinnacle of mental and physical evolution (so far). She has decided to live a fully conscious life, and do nothing that will harm herself, her home (the earth) and her family (all living creatures). She knows that she is one with all, and that to hurt another is to hurt herself.

He will know that his mind and bodies are tools to experience this existence to the fullest, and will continuously take on activities and challenges that will strengthen his body, and sharpen his mind. Activities such as reading, participating in nature by hiking and camping and gardening, and learning new languages. This is what we are here experience our full potential. The Neo-human sees through the distractions of television and spectator sports. She is not amused by observing others live life, she wants to live it herself.

As far as the choice of diet for this new branch of homo-sapiens, the raw food diet is the obvious one. What is ironic is that this is the diet that humans evolved on for millions of years. There was a slight abberation of 100,000 thousand years where we cooked our food, but upon seeing all the damage that it has caused to the body, the neo-human has chosen to go back to what works. And what works is the style of diet that 99.999% of life on this planet relies on - raw food. Perfected by nature, unchanged by fire. The life force hasnt been burned out, and so death will no longer be consumed within us.

Ethically, its the best choice. It is a diet of complete peace, and is the diet that consumes the least resources. Think of all the wasted energy that goes into killing (cooking) food! And all it does is make people sick. We are truly living in the twilight zone.

For the next step to occur with humanity, we have to realize that the diet we had for almost 100% of our time here was the optimum diet for us. We have to go back to our heritage in that aspect, and leave these newer cultures of disease and ignorance behind. We will embrace the technology that serves us, and embrace simplicity and a lifestyle that demands little money, so we can pursue our dreams without worry.

Cooperation and support are neccessary of course, but this is the way it should be. Let isolation be a thing of the past, and let's bring in an era of unity and altruism. For this is the way to create heaven on Earth, and since the Neo-Human knows that evolving towards this way of life is essential, these are the only logical steps she will take.

Healthwise, Ethically, Scientifically (speaking of evolution and medical proof), and Resource-wise, this is the only diet that is possible for creating heaven on Earth. The lamb will once again sleep with the lion. We are made of god-stuff, and once we realize this, we will act accordingly.