I have a food processor and it does fine as my blender. I got myself a new and fabulous juicer which does nut butters and all sorts..it's great! I use both each day. I haven't got a dehydrator, though would love one! I thought I'd try to get a good varied diet going without the dehydrator first...plus I can't afford one just yet
Yes, you're right, raw implies NO cooking. I have found it daunting but all the while very interesting. Here is my beginners diet for a day:
Breakfast - either a banana, followed by another piece of fruit an hour later - or as with today and days my husband is home, we have juice. Our family fave at the moment is carrot, orange, apple and ginger. Today I had a banana, chia, coconut milk smoothy with a dash of maple syrup...yum
A mate tea.
Lunch - Lettuce sandwiches stuffed with grated carrot, zuccini, diced mushroom, avocado, cherry tomatoes and topped with hummus before wrapping in the lettuce leaf.
A cup of mixed nuts and seeds, sultana or chopped dates, salt and a dash of maple syrup. Goes like a stodgy crunchy muesli bar. Super, super yummy stuff. Sweet and salty! (I've ditched this from my menu...as I think it's the cause of my weight gain...but if you don't gain weight like me...then enjoy
Dinner - maybe a big plate of vegies (chopped and grated) with a lashing of olive oil and salt/spice/pepper. Maybe a dipping plate with Tahini dip or hummus.
A mint tea with stevia for a sweet treat after dinner.
I don't eat grains or beans except ones I can soak - which I don't really enjoy unless they go super soft. I am yet to work out how to do that without heating!
Before the cleanse the only grain I ate was quinoa and millet, but quinoa gave me gas and bloating!