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❄❄❄ New Book Release!! Diary of a Raw Vegan ❄❄❄

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❄❄❄   Diary of a Raw Vegan  ❄❄❄

From junkfood junkie to raw vegan.

In my journey to health, I longed to read stories of people that had gone through the transitions that I was going through.  This story will be one like that.

❄   One to read for comfort that you are not alone in this journey to better health.

❄   One that shares a plethora of lessons and tips learned as a beginner raw vegan.

I was curious what detoxing people went through, and wanted to know that what I was going through was “normal”.   I hope this does the same for you.  Includes my life story, raw vegan recipes, tips I learned, testimonies of improved health, photos, and daily journal entries.

❄❄❄  Blessings on your journey!  ❄❄❄

Keep it Fruity 🙂

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50 ~ 6 Months as a Raw Vegan, Summary

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Even though I’ve been aiming at being Raw Vegan for a year total, and having success for certain amounts of time, here and there this past year…

I did these one per month videos these last six months, to motivate myself and perhaps help others that were new to this lifestyle.

This is the final video and post for my six month challenge.

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Will I continue to be Raw Vegan (or high Raw Vegan/Low Fat)?


I’ve been healed of too many health problems to go backwards!

✿  Asthma gone!
✿  Allergies gone!
✿  Arthritis gone!
✿  Digestive issues and constipation gone!
✿  Hormonal issues ~ 75% better.

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Will I continue to post monthly videos, checking in about it?


I may focus more now on exercise updates and other insightful things about the Raw Vegan, 80/10/10 lifestyle.

We’ll see how the response goes for this video and post.

What would you most like to see in the future?

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What Kind of Person THRIVES on a Raw Food Diet? Can Anyone Do It?

I don’t think everyone can.

Click on my picture/video below to find out why:

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I believe 1 or more of these factors have to be present to really THRIVE on a raw food diet:

My thoughts:

1.  You are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

2.  You just KNOW this is the BEST way to eat.  It feels clean.  It feels natural.  It fits our design (for me that means designed in a garden… given fruit trees and greens to eat).

3.  You have a “NOT give up” mentality.  You are in it for the long term.  If you fail and fall off the wagon, you shake the dust off and move forward in this direction.

4.  You try it, and realize you feel better than ever before.  You’re digestion improved (once you figured out food combining), your skin improved, your stamina and endurance for whatever sport you like got significantly better over time!  Your enjoyment of sex improved, your libido is up.

5.  You are open minded, not closed to alternatives to all the medicines, doctors, and t.v. ads out there!

6.  You do your own research.  You don’t need a Ph.D. or Scientist to tell you how to live your life, or how to eat right for optimal life.  But if you find a good one that supports your raw food beliefs, great!  You go with it, making sure it’s really what you believe as well.

7.  You are sick of side effects of medicines, that have not cured you (most of the time), but cover up the pain of your symptoms.

8.  Perhaps you have tried every thing else.  You have tried every other diet, and they haven’t helped you maintain your weight for the long term, or help you really THRIVE in your life with optimal energy and health.

9.  You may HATE exercising at first when you start a raw food diet, but as your energy improves, you CRAVE it, and you find what you love the most.

Share with me in the comments what you think- what it takes to live successfully on a raw food diet?



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Raw Food Coach

Need some help on your raw food journey?  your raw food recipes?  Or even just increasing in healthy foods and exercises?

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I would LOVE to help!

  • I have been high raw since 2010 (including gluten free and dairy free).
  • I have been mostly raw vegan since Fall of 2012.
  • I have researched raw food, raw food preparations and recipes, and now raw vegan extensively, which includes healing my body of more than 20 health problems, including asthma, allergies, arthritis, constipation, hormonal problems, PMS, weight loss, teeth sensitivities, and so much more!! See Testimonies Page for details.

I also have created raw food and raw vegan recipes, and my first e-book will be available online by Christmas 2013!

I have been a raw food blog publisher since 2010, and on Kindle with 2 of my blogs.

I would LOVE to coach and encourage you in your journey into any of these areas!

Raw food     Raw veganism      Emotional and spiritual issues that hinder your progress    Exercise goals

See my videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/222jenni to get a feel for my style.

My prices are below, and you may email me at RawJenni@gmail.com with any questions 🙂


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with questions, or to let me know you are interested in being coached.

Disclosure… I am not a licensed nutritionist or a doctor.  I am merely an encourager on your raw food journey to better health, sharing my journey, experience, and tips that have worked with you.  By hiring me, you agree that you understand and accept these terms.

I am also able to encourage you spiritually and with emotional issues that hinder you and your raw food progress, not as a licensed psychiatrist, or therapist of any type, but as someone who has worked through my own emotional and spiritual journey.  By hiring me, you agree that you understand and accept these terms.

My perspective is Grace filled Christian/Spirit led, so know that is where I will be coming from.  I am not about strict rules and regulations in life, but relying on the Holy Spirit in every aspect to move forward. Hiring me means you accept these terms, and you will not hold me or my business liable for any harm.

You do not have to agree with everything I say, but being open minded would be the best scenario.

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45 – First Month as a Raw Vegan!

Come on over to the “fruity side” 🙂

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Click on the picture above for my latest video on the first month of raw vegan!

I’m doing a six month trial as a raw vegan, just finishing my first month on the 80/10/10 raw vegan diet, and my weight is already down almost 10 pounds! Woo!

I’m already noticing the asthma, allergies from the Spring blooms everywhere, and arthritis are GONE. My digestion is happy and thanking me with no more constipation 🙂

Gardening has begun! I have new flowers in the front pots, veggies and lettuce planted, and flowers on the roof.

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As the lettuce springs up, I will move it to our new lettuce planters we are building in the back. They will look something like this… hopefully 🙂

Tiered lettuce garden

Something Investigating:

I’ve learned that an apple a day can help dental health, especially of a raw/vegan person. As well as coconut oil for gum health.

From http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Do_apples_clean_teeth ~

Apples are a mildly acidic fruit. Because of their slightly astringent quality, they are an ideal food for cleansing and brightening teeth. The acidic nature of an apple is not enough to make a person’s teeth pearly white. The acid needs the help of the fiber-rich flesh of the apple.

Crunchy foods, including apples, celery, and carrots, act like mini toothbrushes when they are chewed. The crunchy bits actually help scrub away stubborn stains. This does not happen in a day but will take a while. The cleansing effect may be noticeable, even if it’s very slight, particularly if the apple eater is a coffee drinker who hadn’t been eating apples every day to begin with.

After eating an apple, it’s still important to brush your teeth. The apples still have sugar and acid in them which can damage the teeth. Leaving the sugar and acid on the teeth will reverse the benefits that eating an apple gave the teeth. Also, it’s a good idea to brush away the loosened plaque from the teeth so that it cannot become reattached to the teeth. If a tooth brush is not available after an apple, rinsing the apple down with some water may be the next best thing.

See this link on my Raw Jenni blog for awesome uses for Coconut oil.


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43 – Zero Overt Fats March

toxins out

Out of necessity, I decided to do a month of zero overt fats on the 80/10/10 lifestyle.  Too many bodily pains happening after the cruise and a couple weeks of high fat eating.

I felt good about the decision, and so far the first half of March I’ve felt very good.  Some headaches and hormonal issues initially.  

I had 2 “cheat days” where I went back to cooked food, mainly vegetarian/vegan, but I feel fine about that.  In fact, I have a lot of hope that I could eat like this forever… mainly 80/10/10, with low fats, and then an occasional cheat day when some occasion comes up.  

My desire to exercise has increased, and my stamina has increased.  This week I did Zumba dancing for 60 minutes and took a 1.7 mile walk in the drizzling rain.


I can see myself continuing on for several months like this, perhaps adding in one avocado per week or so.

I don’t want to rush the detoxing, since it can be a bit painful at times.  I think slow and steady is a good idea for me.

My daily food logs are posted at http://www.rawjenni.wordpress.com for those curious about what an 80/10/10’er eats every day.

To be continued…



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41 – Back Up Plans

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The past week or so I have been sticking with the fruit during the days, but indulging in high carb cooked dinners in the evenings (quinoa with lentils, potatoes, etc).

The cool thing about this is I’m staying pretty close to the 80/10/10 mark (80% carb, 10% protein, 10% fat) and my weight loss is maintaining nicely.  I haven’t lost any more weight, but I’m happy I’m not gaining any back either!

Digestion is still functioning as if I were mostly raw.

My energy and desire to exercise is still there.  I’m alternating between the Peak 8’s on the trampoline, Zumba, and skating.

Overall, I think this is a great fall back until I’m ready for the next fully raw 80/10/10 push.

The downfall is this week ended in a fully cooked, eat at restaurants day yesterday.  So congestion is really high right now, and that is super motivating to get back on track!

Here is a Back Up Plan I quite like for transitioning to a raw vegan lifestyle.


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38 – New Year Goals 2013!


Up between 8am – 9am daily (earlier as my energy increases).

Exercise first thing most days (favorites below to rotate):

~ Zumba                    ~ Trampoline (peak 8)              ~ Resistance training                                    ~ Biking                         ~ Skating weekly

Stabilize at a healthy lean weight (thinking between 120 and 135).

All major ailments gone.

If I fall off 80/10/10, may it be falling on vegan/vegetarian (without cheese)!

Loads of energy!

Enjoying God, family, and life!

Stable moods.  Hormones balanced.

And hey, a pregnancy would be great!  (We’ve tried for over 10 years and zippo so far.)

Community center start up goals with friend.

~ Zumba certified would be AWESOME

~ More fostering

Be healthily contagious to family and friends.  (Can we please have a raw/vegan holiday next year?  I need fruit in my stocking 🙂 )

More song writing on teams 🙂 and more worship/prayer rooms.

Time for the tropics yet?

Get the fruity calories up… beyond 2500, 3000, and more?

Keep the water intake up – 3L.

Good sleeps and lots o sunshine.

Tell me some of your goals in the comments!

Keepin’ it fruity,


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37 – Holidays


Oh the holidays…

I had planned to take off from my 80/10/10 raw/vegan diet for a couple days this week, but alas, it is turning into the whole week off.  Oh well.  I’m ok with this mainly.  I did 3 and a half weeks straight on 80/10/10 this last round and am very happy with the healthy results.  I kept hearing from family and friends how young I looked.  This surprised me, since I’m not even dying my hair right now… at all!

I like seeing what choices I actually make when not on the diet, and what no longer looks good to me.  I’m seeing that meat is generally not appealing now, unless it is mixed into a casserole.  I went out for breakfast with a friend today, and normally I would order bacon or turkey sausage with a cooked breakfast, but today… nope.  I ordered vegetarian, and that’s all I’m going to say about that 🙂

I did try to bring veggies and fruit to all the parties I’ve gone to.  In fact, these are samples of what I brought…

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The veggies and hummus were eaten up, but the fruit trees were only half eaten.  So for the next party, I would do a much smaller fruit tree, if at all.  I also found that the base of the fruit tree works better if it’s a cantaloupe with a flat bottom cut out.  The first tree was made of an apple (base) and carrot, and it kept toppling over.  We propped it up with a clear fork 🙂  However, the cantaloupe based tree never toppled.

I imagine this would be a very fun project to do at home with kids.  It took me a lot longer to create though than I expected.  Thankfully, the second time I had help 🙂

I’ve seen some ladies in the Banana Girl Diet Challenge staying on fruit and greens through the whole holiday, and I’m very impressed!  Maybe next year I can give that a go.  Even their families are becoming vegan or raw/vegan.  It’s contagious!

Health is more contagious than disease,

The Light more than darkness, and

Truth more powerful than any lie.

~ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year beautiful people ~




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36 – 80/10/10 the Banana Girl way

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I started freaking out recently while eating 80/10/10 as much as possible.


Because I got a uti (urinary tract infection).  Every possible worrisome thought entered my mind…

“I’m dying,”

“It’s my diet,”

“I’ll have to give in and go get antibiotics, even though I never wanted to go that route again!”

I looked online for natural remedies and comfort for what was happening.  At first, I found a few recommendations for Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, so I followed those prescriptions.  The urgent symptoms ended after a bath in the stuff (not so bad) and starting to drink the vinegar with water (ick).

I was very relieved.

However, the minor symptoms were still lingering… on… and off.  Shopping was really difficult, because my mind was always on ‘where is the nearest bathroom?’

So, I was praying… a LOT!  “Which way should I go Lord?”

I kept hearing, “Rest, and trust.”  I felt like it just was going to take time to flush the real issue out.

So I started drinking more cranberry juice, and more and more!!!

A week later, still not completely gone,  I joined the Banana Girl Diet Challenge (A Banana Boy one exists as well, fyi).  And there I found more help.  People there confirmed for me that it’s going to take a little longer than just slapping some antibiotics at it to “heal” it quickly.  I felt comforted again, that it’s not going to last, it just has to heal naturally.

I heard that it’s from adrenal fatigue and I need lots of rest and water, and continue on the fruits, making sure to get all my calories in.  So that’s where I’m at now.  I feel like the worst of the battle is over, and I’m on the mend.

It’s been a roller coaster week, but I’m so thankful for the new friends at the Banana Girl Diet Challenge.  Thank you for your help and comfort!



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