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8 Vegetables that are healthier than kale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

8 vegetables that are healthier than kale


It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.

Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.

Collard Greens.

This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.

Beet Greens.

Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.

Chinese Cabbage.

Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.


Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.


Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.


Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.

Romaine Lettuce.

Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
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Raw Food Snacks and Raw Granola

Monday, February 9th, 2015

My very good friends at TastyMakes are giving you a 20% off of your order for Valentines day!

They have the BEST raw granola and raw food snacks. So order now to get your order by Valentines.

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Order by Tuesday Feb 10th and get your TastyTreats by Valentine’s day!

Truly All Natural Vegan Raw Face Cream!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is skin food at its best!

Click HERE to order or just got to the store page.

It has taken a few years to perfect this recipe but it is finally time to let the secret out that many of my private clients and students have known for a while now. I have been selling this cream at my raw food trainings, to friends and family and its now available to all of you!

This deeply nourishing skin cream is made from truly natural ingredients. It is perfect for a daily moisturizing cream (I use it every morning before putting on makeup and at night after washing my face before going to bed) and has also been used for problem and troubled skin.

Each ingredient used has been selected according to its healing properties. I have listed them below with a short description of each. This cream is made in small batches, by hand, at low temperatures so as not to destroy the healing properties of each ingredient.

This cream will last for months if you use it sparingly. A little goes a very long way. You will notice the difference in your skin within days. Use this cream for 30 days and your skin will be transformed!

Here are some testimonials:

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. I feel like I have new skin! Love the texture and feel of this cream. It’s done wonders for my complexion. Thanks!”
Kerri M.

“Alissa, I bought the abundance cream from you at your certification training last year. I need more, PLEASE! When will you be making another batch of this? I began using it as just a face cream and fell in love with it. I then I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I could not believe how much this helped! I have used everything in the last 15 years to help with the psoriasis and this cream worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I wanted to ask you when you would have more and if I could buy this in a bigger quantity?”
Much Love,
Susan P.

“Hi Alissa, Its Donna from the last training class. I bought one of your creams in class and wish I bought a few more. This is the best face cream. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and my skin feels so smooth and soft and hydrated. Please let me know when I can order more once its up on your site for sale.
Thanks for this amazing cream!”
Donna B.

Tune in to talk to me on The Raw Truth Radio Show March 26th!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Tune in to the The RAW Truth with Chef Sharynne Frazer at 11 am EST Thursday March 26th. I’ll be on the show (probably about 11:20 EST). Its live and you can call in and talk to me, ask questions, etc…



Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Swiss chard
Bock choy
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.

Raw Food Smoothie – Grapefruit-Spinach-Sunwarrior Powder

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Grapefruit/sunwarrior powder smoothie

I usually put a ton of greens, swiss chard, kale, sunflower greens, celery and cucumber along with chia seeds, and a host of other raw foods in my smoothies but this morning I tried something new.

1 red grapefruit

Large handful of spinach

Burdock root – about an inch size piece

Scoop of vanilla Sunwarrior powder

Blend in Vitamix. So smooth and creamy and filling!



Raw Peppermint Brownie’s

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

For New Years Eve, I made some raw food to bring to a friends. The dessert was Raw Peppermint Brownies.

I adapted the brownie recipe from Raw Food for Everyone. Actually, the brownie part is still the same but I made a peppermint frosting instead of the chocolate sauce topping.

Brownies – Makes 20
2 cups pecans
2 cups walnuts
2 cups hazelnuts
4 cups cacao powder
4 cups pitted dates
1½ cups agave nectar

1. Put 1 cup pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts in a food processor. Blend until finely ground. Remove the ground nuts and transfer to a bowl, then repeat with remaining nuts. Put the cacao powder into the food processor and pulse a few times to get rid of any lumps. Add the cacao to the ground nuts and stir to combine.
2. Put the agave and dates in a food processor (no need to wash it). Blend until a coarse paste forms. Remove to another bowl.
3. Put 1/3 of the nut mixture and 1/3 of the date mixture in a food processor (again, no need to wash it). Pulse for about 30 seconds until the mixture is crumbly and moist. Transfer a bowl. Repeat two more times. When are three batches are in the bowl, mix well.
4. Evenly spread the brownie batter into an 11-inch x 7-inch pan. You can cut the brownies immediately into large or small pieces, or cover and store at room temperature for 5 to 7 days

For the frosting:

1 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
2-3 drops of essential oil of peppermint or use a peppermint extract

I used a small blender to blend it all and melt it together. When this is nice and creamy, spread it over the top of the brownies. You can put it in the fridge to harden but then I left it out at room temperature and it was creamier.


Sugar Scrub – Raw Christmas…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

I needed some gifts for Christmas eve and Christmas day and I didn’t feel like bringing my usual raw food desserts or raw food goodies so I made this brown sugar and vanilla scrub. SO easy and pretty! Posted this on Facebook and you all wanted to know how, so here is the recipe:

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar
Sweet almond Oil (you can use other oils. Coconut I’m sure, but I would think it would harden, maybe that would work though)
Vanilla extract

Put the brown sugar in a bowl and add the oil. Mix well. Its usually about 1 cup of sugar to 1/4 or a 1/2 of oil. I’m sure you can find a to of recipes online. Just dont make it too oily. You want it to be grainy. Also, after sitting, the sugar soaks up the oil, so add a little less then you think.


Write out some labels.


Wrap some cloth around the lid.


Put some pretty paper around the outside and tie with some cloth.

I used tissue paper and some pieces of an old shirt.


Happy Holidays!

Raw Food Certification Class

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

This past 4 day raw food certification class in September was amazing! Here are some pictures from the training.

Be sure to sign up for the next class in April. It’s already starting to fill! Payment plans are available.

I look forward to seeing you there!









Papaya Salmon Steak









My Raw Food Superstore!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Its my garden, but it has been an amazing source of almost all my raw food that Ive been eating this summer.

Here are some pix from start to finish:

Digging the Garden

Digging the Garden

Just Planted

Just Planted

Starting to Grow

Starting to Grow

So many raw veggies

So many raw veggies

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Morning Smoothies

Morning Smoothies

Chocolate Heirloom Tomatoes

Chocolate Heirloom Tomatoes