Excuses Be Gone! Raw Food Detox – Week 2

by Ron & Lisa Beres on April 21, 2011 · 4 comments

Excuses Be Gone Raw Food Detox – Week 2 copy

We have survived week one and if you have been following along our ‘14-Day Raw Food Detox,’ then it should be no surprise that the tantalizing treats provided by 118 Degrees have made our journey a bit less arduous.

There have been so many amazing little treasures and we’ve included the menu for each day, but can only highlight a few in each post. You’ll notice at the top, the Buddha’s Bowl with Sprouted Grains. A combination of crunchy veggies, a colorful palette and cool, crisp flavors! Not enough for you carb-o-holics? Fear not, the Buckwheat Bowl with Almond Milk below is another favorite of Ron’s & mine for breakfast. The colors may be more neutral, but the flavors are divine.

In our last He Said, She Said post, we learned from mom, Chris, some of the barriers that you may be facing when it comes to ‘excuses’ of not at least incorporating raw food into your daily regimen. One of the first excuses I hear is the high cost for buying all of the organic produce. In the very first post, I promised, what I like to call, an ‘excuses-be-gone-garden.’ Ron and I live in Southern California and one of the trade-offs of living a few miles from the beach is that we compromise on square footage. This means balconies and decks pave way for a new definition of the word ‘backyard.’ Of course, this presents a challenge when it comes to creating a garden, or so one may presume. Introducing a wonderful company called Harvest to Home. They offer a service (available for residents of Orange County, CA, Los Angeles or Arizona) for the ultimate busy, non-green-thumbed person, who desires a garden but doesn’t know where to start. They are a full-service provider of organic vegetable and herb home gardens. They deliver and set up your gardens (based on the herbs and veggies you order) with self-fertilizing and self-watering (optional) systems in place to take care of the day to day work for you, leaving more time for you to whip up some raw food recipes! Choose from their Signature Garden Boxes (perfect for decks) or their Raised Bed Garden Service. If that is still too much effort, you’ll want to check out their Signature Maintenance Service as well. With all that available at your green fingertips, you really don’t have any excuses left! ☺

Stay tuned for our final Raw Food Post! We’ll be featuring a few inviting recipes to get you ready to Spring into Summer.

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Ananda May 8, 2011 at 8:18 am

Congrats on your detox. I love the burgers and pizza from Good to Go Restaurants right up the road from 118. There need to be more places that serve this food and we’ll have a healthier America.


HHDT May 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hello Anada,
Thanks! It was great and the results have been amazing. I assume you live in OC? If so, good news….118 Degress is offering a week detox this week for only $99!! Thats breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert for 7 days – all organic, fresh & prepared for you to pick up starting tomorrow ;) Also…THANK YOU for mentioning Good to Go Restaurant! We were not familiar with this place, but just looked up thier website: http://www.goodtogorestaurants.com/
Looks like another fabulous find. We’ll have to check it out. Have a great day!


Mary Dixon April 10, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I’m not a fan of raw food so I’m a bit apprehensive. I’m still not completely sold with the idea of having raw food for detox but I’m willing to give it a go.


Ron & Lisa Beres April 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

You will be pleasantly surprised Mary. I recommend Jenny Ross’ cookbooks which have some tasty and very easy to make recipes (include desserts and cheeses)…Mmmm! Drop back here and let us know how it’s going, how you feel, etc. Best of luck!


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