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♦♦♦ Happy New Year!!! ♦♦♦ Corn FIESTA Soup!!! ♦♦♦

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Click on the corn soup photo above for video

♦♦♦  4 cups of organic frozen corn
♦♦♦  3 ounces of guacamole (or just use 1/2 avocado or amount you like)
♦♦♦  few big leaves of basil
♦♦♦  1/2 cup water

Soak frozen corn in warm water until thawed.
Blend 3 cups of corn and the other ingredients, leaving 1 cup of corn aside.

Top with 1 cup of corn.
Could also top with red and green peppers chopped small for bright colors.



Baby steps challenge starts tomorrow!  (New first step will be posted then!)


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♦ My 10 Favorite Things About Being RAW Vegan ♦


1. WEIGHT LOSS! = Weight goes DOWN!!  I can’t keep my weight down on Raw til 4 or Raw til dinner, or cooked food in general.

2. HEALED = of so many things! Asthma GONE, arthritis GONE, constipation GONE, allergies GONE, digestive issues GONE, teeth sensitivities GONE, dry skin and dry eyes GONE! and more on the way!

3. ALKALINE BODY = No more mosquito bites. The theory is I’m more alkaline now, and mosquitos like acid bodies for lunch 🙂

4. LIGHTER AND CLEANER = I feel lighter and cleaner.

5. DISHES = I only need to rinse my dishes.  No pots or pans to clean or scrub either! Woo!

6. ENERGY = I have more!

7. SLEEP = I sleep better.  I’ll have to monitor this, but I think insomnia is over!

8. EXERCISE = I crave exercise more.

9. TANNING = No longer get burned in the sun. I get pink and tan, but no bad burns.

10. PEACEFUL = Hormonally even. No cramps during cycle! Wayyyy more at peace with myself and the world leading up to this time and during this time!

11. ANIMALS NOT SUFFERING = I forgot this one!  So there’s an 11!  I didn’t come into this lifestyle for the animals, but I’m happy that they aren’t suffering on account of my food choices, now that I’m aware of what’s happening out there!

Don’t forget, a new Baby Steps Challenge starts here on Wednesday!

My Baby Steps Facebook Group is at this link to join in:


Keepinitfruity Baby!

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Gaining Weight Instead of Losing Weight?

If you have been following me for a while, you know that my weight has been “stuck” at this level and not budging. I know I have a little more jiggle to lose, so what’s the deal?

I just saw this video from Plant Based Athlete, and I’m having a major revelation!

I really like this guy’s answer!

He shows how a lot of us eating Raw Til 4 or raw food until dinner, and then a high carb, low fat vegan dinner may be…

– overestimating our fruit calories and
– underestimating our starchy dinner calories

Thus, causing weight gain or weight “stuckness” (my word).

I like it!

I’m going to investigate this further and see if that’s my issue!

So basically I would need to increase my fruit calories further, and reduce my dinner starches, but weigh them to know for sure where I’m at.

Because perhaps I’m eating over 4000 calories per day, when I think I’m eating 3000.

Yikes! But good to know!

Check out his awesome video which details this further… Especially if your weight is stuck, even though you are raw vegan or raw til dinner.


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Bananaland Reggae

Fruit lovers come to Bananaland

There’s plenty of room for you here!


High on Carbs, Low on Fat

We’re keepinfruity in Bananaland

No longer get burned,

We only get tan…

We’re ripening here in Bananaland

Dates abundant n persimmon jam

We’re keepin’it fruity in Bananaland


We aint missin’ nothing in Bananaland

It’s pura vida chica in Bananaland


You look better now than you did before

1 by 5, instead of 5 by 4

Will my fruit all day and my greens at night

Everything flabby – getting real tight


We all good here in Bananaland

All friends here in Bananaland

We’re keepinitfruity in Bananaland

We all good here in Bananaland


Was feeling like I’m 80

Now I’m back in my prime

Was ready to retire

Now I’m feeling so fine

Ocean up to here bare feet in the sand

It’s pura vida chica in Bananaland


Eating more greens than ever before

No longer sick in Bananaland

It’s so sweet here in Bananaland

We aint missin’ nothing in Bananaland

It’s pura vida chica in Bananaland



Constipation…  No

Arthritis… no way

Asthma… uh uh

Allergies… Gone

We all good here in Bananaland!

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

My first E- book!  FREE to the first 10 to download it!  (If you are 1 of the first 10, it will say FREE when you click.)


Click on picture above to get to a FREE Preview page of my book,

❄❄❄   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 🙂

292 pages

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50 ~ 6 Months as a Raw Vegan, Summary

6 month cover

✿   ✿   ✿  Click on photo above for video update from Lakefront Chicago!   ✿   ✿   ✿ 

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?

✿   ✿   ✿  Comment below on your thoughts  ✿   ✿   ✿

Love & Hugs!


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Grand Canyon Training and 30 Day LEVEL UP Challenge ~ Day 14 ~ Stairs at Work!

Grand Canyon stairs

✿   ✿   Click on pic above for video version  ✿   ✿   

✿   One of my training plans and exercises is taking the stairs at lunch time, one day a week at work.

✿   21 floors down, and 21 floors back up.

✿   I take short breaks in between a few flights going up (similar to the Peak 8).

When I first started this, I could only make it down, not back up.  I gradually increased my going up to the full 21 flights.

It helped break up the monotony of sitting in a chair all day and working with a screen!  ✿   ✿   ✿   Got my lymph system pumping mid-day, and got me ready to go back to the editing 🙂

How are you doing?

✿   ✿   ✿   Love & Hugs!  ✿   ✿   ✿   

~ Raw Jenni

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Making Raw Vegan Diets Work at Work?

Ban Island

✿✿✿  Click on pic above for video 1 ✿✿✿

How does a raw vegan deal with taking their food to work?

✿   If you’re gone from 8am in the morning (or earlier) until 6 pm or later… What do you do?

✿   I have over an hour commute each way to work, taking buses and trains.

So I tried 4 different things.  Let’s see what you think…

Raw veg work

✿✿✿   Click on pic above for video 2   ✿✿✿

1.   Fasting

✿   A day of fasting, led to a night of bingeing…  not so great.

2.   Taking abundant smoothies (see video 2).

✿   Requires lifting a REALLY HEAVY wheelie bag up and down the Elevated train steps, and onto trains and busses, no thank you!  (Although I guess it’s good Grand Canyon training prep!)

3.   Cheat day

✿   Not really a good idea.  Insta-hemmhorroids, etc.

4.   Banana Island in the daytime?

✿   This kind of worked.  I found it super convenient!  I brought 14 bananas and a smoothie.  It was nice to not have to bring anything home.

✿   It was hard to make it through ALL those bananas though.  By banana #11, I was gagging!

My Conclusion… maybe some combination of banana island and just 1-2 smoothies (not so heavy) would be the best for me.

How about you?

Do you work outside the home?  How do you handle being a raw foodie or a raw vegan at work?

Love n hugs!

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SKATING!! 30 Day LEVEL UP Updates, Day 7

Quick updates on the challenge!

I’m loving the changes I’m experiencing with the 20 minutes or less of exercise daily.  The squats only take 3 minutes.

✿   I love how the body adjusts and gets stronger so quickly!
✿   My mood is up overall.
✿   Clothes are looser.
✿   Weight is actually up a bit.

I’m eating more calories… suddenly around 3000 or more a day.  I’m hungrier and adjusting to it all.  Also, I’ve been eating more fat these last few days.  Hopefully that will adjust back down as I learn to get the right number of fruit carbs in.

✿   Feeling good.
✿   Sleeping well!

I’ve been doing the Peak 8 on my stationary bike, 100 squats, and skating this week.  Something each day!

Skate video below (click on pic).


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What DOES a Raw Vegan Eat?


Click on picture above for video.

This was a typical day for Fall/Winter.

Breakfast ~

~ 1/2 to 1 pineapple
~ 4 oranges, juiced
Blend in Vitamix with 1-2 cups of water

Lunch ~

Raw moccachino:
~ 6 bananas
~ 16 dates (soaked in water, then pitted)
~ 2 Tablespoons of carob powder
~ 1 cup of romaine lettuce (didn’t feel like having a big salad tonight)

Cover with water
Blend in Vitamix (add ice if you like)

Pre-Dinner ~

~ 7 figs

Dinner ~

~ Corn pasta – 8 ounces, with low sodium marinara sauce

Total Calories for the Day = 3159

This was a low-fat day and included Peak 8 exercises on the bike.  My calories have gone UP since starting my exercise challenge.

Love & Hugs!

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