My day on a plate: Kate Magic, raw foodist

Date:14-06-2013 07:58:15 read:3

My day on a plate: Kate Magic, raw foodist

Kate Magic, the founder of Raw Living, describes her daily diet.

Kate Magic, Raw foodist 

8.30am I don't eat breakfast – it's common for people on the raw-food diet not to feel hungry in the morning. I make a kefir or kombucha, though, a fermented drink that's naturally slightly fizzy and sweet. Then I brew some loose-leaf tea with Chinese ayurvedic herbs. It's restorative. Do housework before starting my three boys (whom I home-educate) on their music practice.

12pm Eat some flax or chia crackers with raw nut cheese or seed mayonnaise, adding wasabi for some spice, and alfalfa sprouts. Then I interview a Danish raw food expert for a column on my website.

3pm Snack on raw chocolate.

5pm Dinner is a raw version of bubble and squeak I've been testing, using blended cauliflower as 'mash' and sauerkraut as the cabbage, with courgette noodles and a home-made pesto. Drink a litre of green juice (cucumber, celery, lemon and parsley).

6pm Trial a 'cherry-no-bake-well' recipe with a coconut and sesame crust, and a jam layer of raspberries and goji berries.

8pm Bikram yoga class. Then, once the kids are in bed, I do all my admin work and article-writing until 3am.

NIGEL DENBY dietitian

There's little independent research to back up claims about how raw-food regimes boost health. It definitely takes a lot of time, effort and commitment to be a raw foodist. Kate creates some really interesting recipes and gets the very most out of her ingredients. There is no scientific evidence suggesting specific benefits for a raw-food diet – though it works well for Kate.

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