In case you don’t know, I live in the Lower East Side of New York City.
It has a reputation for being not only the puck rock, but also the organic foods capital of the US.
There are more organic restaurants and health food stores here than most any other city anywhere.
I love it because I can get almost anything I want, whenever I want it.
I’m going to share with you a couple of my favorite spots for getting organic treats and eco-friendly skincare products….
Now, the treats I eat once in awhile are sweet…
In fact, I can get Strawberry Shortcake, Terra Misu, Coconut Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Mint Milk Shakes and other treats
that have NO DAIRY, NO FLOUR, NO SUGAR and NOTHING ARTIFICIAL!
They are gourmet raw food treats and yes, they are delicious.
In fact, they can be very nutritious…but, they can also be heavy in calories and if you’re not careful, they will make you fat.
If you don’t know much about raw foods, also known as ‘living foods’ or ‘life foods’…then you might be missing out.
A raw foods diet is very trendy right now, but it’s not for everyone.
There are some wonderful raw food people and powerful health benefits to eating raw foods, but overall it’s just not wise for about 2/3 of the world’s population.
Raw foods are loaded with nuts and seeds which are difficult to digest for most.
There is also not enough saturated fat and protein to make it truly healthy for some people.
The ‘one size fits all’ concept is one of the biggest myths and health obstacles people face today.
They do have excellent whole food snacks though that are loaded with enzymes and are nutrient dense.
They also use ‘super foods’ – foods like acai, maca, goji berries, Irish moss and coconut which are powerhouses of nutrition.
I encourage my clients to check out these places and try their snacks.
If you live in NYC, LA or other major metropolitan area – you are in luck, as raw food restaurants are popping up all over the place.
If you live elsewhere, just do an online search, get a cook book and a few ingredients and
try some of these recipes for yourself.
Here are some of my favorite places and some online resources to help you get started with raw food snacks….