Happy Foody Raw Challenge + Raw Life Coaching

March 6, 2008 at 5:30 am 15 comments


Attention all you green smoothie fans! It’s time to crank it up a notch. You had to have known this was coming! 🙂 Raw foods are rocking my world and I want you to have a chance to experience it yourself in a supportive and fun environment. I am launching the official “Happy Foody Raw Challenge”. If you have been intrigued by all this talk about “going raw”… now is your chance to try it out for yourself.

This challenge will be ONE WEEK long. To make it even easier for you to succeed, you will be the one to choose the 7 consecutive days that will work the best for you between now and March 25. You might consider taking one week to ADD more raw food to your diet before you start taking away the cooked foods…doing a slower transition time. Here are the guidelines:

Commit to eating raw foods for at least 7 consecutive days.
Continue to drink at least one green smoothie every day.

    Easy! You can do ANYTHING for one week. And I know you will feel amazing. You’re going to have more energy. You’re going to finally kick those bad habits. You’re going to be HAPPY. Oh but Sara! What if I can’t make it a week!? If you do make the choice to have cooked foods within that 7 days, don’t beat yourself up. Shoot for perfection so you can truly experience the benefits, but be gracious to yourself on your journey! This isn’t a challenge where you need to feel “bad” or like you’re “kicked out” if you mess up. However, I do want everyone to give it their very best effort. Let’s have FUN and enjoy these amazing foods!

    Exciting news! Are you serious about making a change?  I am going to be offering “Raw Life Coaching” for all those interested and will have a “Raw Challenge Special” for those of you who want to try it out for just 7 days. I have also launched my private raw food journal, Raw Delight, which includes my food journals, more extensive thoughts on eating raw, and details about making the transition as a family. You will have access to that blog with the purchase of a personal coaching session. You don’t have to go 100% raw…I can also coach you in creative ways to add more raw food to your current diet. Click here for more information and pricing!

    As if all that wasn’t exciting enough…there is one more big thing! Sarma Melngailis, President of One Lucky Duck and Partner/Executive Chef at Pure Food and Wine, the nation’s premier raw food restaurant in NYC has donated the prize for this challenge! She will be sending a signed copy of her cookbook Raw Food Real World to the winner, along with a tote bag and some delicious raw snacks from her exclusive raw foods store, One Lucky Duck. One Lucky Duck is now sponsoring the Live Lightly Tour and let me tell you…you do NOT want to miss out on this! The raw chocolate macaroons are worth it! Sarma’s cookbook is hands down my favorite cookbook. Gorgeous photography and recipes you will go nuts over. The introduction which details her conversion to raw is a great read. You will LOVE it. You have no idea how excited I am to be able to pass on this kind of raw love to you guys!! 🙂 To be eligable, commit yourself to this challenge and enroll yourself in our Yahoo! group below….I will announce the winner on March 25. Thank you Sarma for this awesome gift.

    A few more tools for your success:

    Raw Challenge Yahoo! Support Group
    Make the commitment and then join our group to get ideas and support!

    Raw Challenge Blog Badge
    Put this on your own blog to encourage others to join as well! Please “save image as” and copy this to your own computer and then link it back to this post.

    Stay tuned for ongoing encouragement, recipes, and fun! Tell all your friends about it and let’s go raw!


    Entry filed under: Raw, Raw Challenege.

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    15 Comments Add your own

    • 1. flipflopmamma  |  March 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm

      OMGosh! I’m now wondering if this all a God thing. I just said to my husband last night “lets try going raw for just one week, to see how we feel.” he’s not really wanting too…but I think we are. Then I looked around and decided to order THAT book for my friend with cancer…then I come here in the morning (I was wanting the green lemonade recipe) and see this post!!!! Wow.

      I found this too:

      creepy some of the things they allow.

    • 2. Kristin  |  March 6, 2008 at 4:13 pm

      i was just about to purchase ani’s raw food kitchen! what perfect timing! 🙂 i’m in!

    • 3. livelightly  |  March 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm

      Jaymi…that IS amazing, and yes, I think a God thing! I’m so glad you’re in. I’ll be emailing you soon.

      Kristin…yay! Ani’s book is also great, but in a different way than Sarma’s. I own both of them now, but I keep going back to Raw Food Real World! Love it.

      Welcome to the challenge!

    • 4. Elizabeth  |  March 6, 2008 at 9:10 pm

      Weird. I was thinking of trying it for a week myself. Truth be told, I am not sold on the benefits of raw food forever, but – much like that doggone lemonade cleanse – never make a decision on something like that until I’ve tried it myself. So .. I’m in. Fun.

    • 5. Flo @ Yielded Heart  |  March 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm

      We are doing 50-80 % raw right now. I miss that 100% raw “high,” but I just need to get over some humps! (I think they’re called excuses.)

      My hubby and I are talking about doing this as a team. So we are having a family meeting tonight. How cool is that?

      Btw, I was reading your Plenty Mag (Veggie-Oil Voyage) interview from last year, and I have to say that your convictions on simplifying totally resonates with me!

    • 6. Sally  |  March 8, 2008 at 4:07 am

      Hi, we’re in! We went raw for a week last May, and already started feeling better. It was hard to maintain though because my husband never felt “full” and it was expensive to buy all the new types of staple foods, and lots of prep for those transitional-type foods. I went all out though, and got a dehydrator which hasn’t been used as much as I hoped, and got a VitaMix for Christmas :), so I have to put them to good use. In other words, I have NO excuse! I really liked seeing your sample “menus” for your day… even though I’ve purchased Alissa Cohen’s book and dvds, I still wonder, what do raw foodists eat all day? Anyway, we’re excited to try again and to see our health issues start to melt away (along with the additional pounds). I’m going to try and set goals, and post those up on the fridge along with the inspiring bible verse about our bodies being temples for the Holy Spirit- what better motivation than to take care of ourselves?
      How much does your toddler still nurse? I’m nursing a 7 month old, and nursed my first baby for 20 months, so I don’t plan to quit anytime soon- how might going raw affect my milk supply at first? He’s a hungry one too!
      Thanks for the challenge, reading your links and about your experience so far has motivated me to try again!

    • 7. SillyGooseMama  |  March 10, 2008 at 7:31 pm

      I just joined the email group. I’m going to put myself to the test! I’m excited and a little scared too;)

    • 8. monica  |  March 11, 2008 at 8:31 pm

      Picked up Raw Food Real World yesterday at the library…LOVING IT:)

    • 9. Claire  |  March 13, 2008 at 4:53 am

      Hi Sara,
      I’ve posted a few other times on your other blog. You seriously are so inspiring. You are really living life the way I talk about living life. 🙂 How did you start making all these changes? Was it small steps or did you just dive right in? I feel so refreshed and happy when I am reading your blogs! Thank you.

    • 10. Clean Simple  |  March 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

      For those of us with certain food allergies, eating raw is simply impossible. If I eat a raw apple or carrot or peach, cherries, celery and more, my throat closes up and I have an anaphylactic reaction needing an Epi-Pen. Eating raw is just not the answer for everyone.

    • 11. Live Lightly Tour » Statesboro, GA: Matt and Laurel  |  March 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

      […] how to make almond milk and green smoothies. Yum yum! Before we left Laurel decided to take the Happy Food Raw Challenge…and has been doing amazing on it! Yay Laurel! She also just ran her very first 5K…go […]

    • 12. Briana  |  May 10, 2008 at 2:16 am

      Important question here. How do you clean your raw produce? With all of the problems recently with fresh produce and ecoli H157 and salmonella (remember the spinach and sprouts making people sick with ecoli H157?), I’m a bit nervous about going raw.
      😦 I read that the ecoli was deep WITHIN the spinach that made it nearly impossible to completely clean. This issue is pretty much the only thing keeping me from trying raw.

    • 13. rawfoodbooks  |  December 16, 2010 at 4:56 am

      A raw food course of seven days is a good one. Some people live on rawfood for months, but that’s unhealthy or maybe even dangerous! A body even needs some minerals which can be found in other food like beans or nuts. There are even some interesting raw food courses that aren’t only healthy but even tastefull. Raw food fast food by Philip McCluskey is a good example. Even my 2 boys aged 7 and 9 love his recipes!

    • 14. louise enderlin  |  May 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      How wonderful your Chocolate MINT was for a great dessert I cannot tell you how it melted in my mouth as for a long time with out haveing celiac desease!!
      Many thanks again

    • 15. louise enderlin  |  May 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      Wonderful Chocolate MINT !!!


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